The Deakin Melbourne Boomers are excited to announce Sophie Burrows as a development player for the 21/22 WNBL Season.
After starting off at Eltham Wildcats Basketball Association as a Junior, Burrows is coming to the Boomers off the back of a big couple of years in Under-18’s Victorian Junior Basketball League & NBL1 with Diamond Valley Eagles, as well as taking home the silver with the U18 Victoria Metropolitan Under-18 Women’s team in the 2021 Australian Junior Championships.
Burrows was excited to accept her offer to pull on the purple for Melbourne after Head Coach, Guy Molloy, reached out to offer her a position with the Boomers team.
“I am excited to learn and play with some of the best players and coaches in Australia.”
“Being only 16 (years old), I just want to develop my game as much as possible and learn from the professional environment that the Boomers have created and accepted me into.”
“It’s always been my goal to play in the WNBL, and after watching the Boomers as a junior, I am grateful and very excited to be on the court with them.”
Burrows was part of the Victorian National Performance Pathway (VNPP) program for 2 years (beside fellow Boomer, Tess Heal). The scholarship program selects the best country and metropolitan Under-16/Under-18 athletes to improve their skills and enhance their development.
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