Kristy Wallace and her road to recovery

February 17, 2024 | Melbourne Boomers news

As she gears up for her return to the court for the first time this season, Melbourne Boomers star Kristy Wallace can’t wait to add her unique brand of in-your-face basketball to a team she calls the toughest in the WNBL.

The Opals World Cup bronze medalist spoke to Code Sports on the eve of her return against Adelaide Lightning on Saturday night.

Wallace is taking the first step toward working her way back to form that will allow her to dominate for the Opals at this year’s Paris Olympics.

But first, her priority is to get back on the floor for the Boomers alongside superstar import Jordin Canada.

Canada arrived at the Boomers with the promise of playing off the ball alongside Wallace and improving her three-point shooting and scoring.

With Wallace out, necessity put the ball in Canada’s hands and she’s responded with a league-leading 7.8 assists and 2.9 assists per game, powering the Boomers to third on the WNBL ladder.

“Just watching her I’m learning so much,” Wallace said of the former fifth overall WNBA draft pick.

“Great player but also a really great person.

“I’m keen to get out there and just have fun with my teammates.

“We’re just tough and I love playing on tough teams and with tough people so I’m excited.”