September 12, 2019 | Melbourne Boomers news

Squad Member Announcement

The Deakin Melbourne Boomers are excited to announce the signing of two more squad members for the 2019/20 WNBL Season – Rachel Brewster and Paige Price. 

 

Fresh off her four year stint with the Utah State Aggies, Rachel returned home earlier this year to play the latter half of the NBL1 season with Nunawading, where she had played both Big V and SEABL before heading off to college in the States. Rachel brings with her an impressive resume from the Aggies, which she played at under a full scholarship. During her Aggies career, Rachel played 126 games for the team, the second-most in the school’s history. She also ranked fourth on the school’s all time-scoring list (1303 pts), fist in field goals attempted (1367), eighth in rebounding (562) and ninth in steals (157). Her 33 games in her senior year is an equal-first record for Utah State of single-season games played. Throughout her college career, Rachel averaged 10.3 points, 4.5 rebounds and 28.1 game minutes. We’re looking forward to seeing what Rachel will bring to the court for the Boomers this season. 

 

At just 16 years of age, Paige Price is an impressive addition to the Boomers roster. Paige began playing representative basketball at age 7, playing in the Melbourne Tigers 12.1s side from ages 9-11. She spent a stint of time with the Knox Raiders, where she captained her side to the National  Championships, before moving to the Southern Peninsula Sharks. In recent months, Paige has been representing the Sharks in the Senior Women’s Team, with the side finishing runner-up in the State Champs this year. Having previously represented the Victorian Country team as Captain, in 2018 Paige represented Australia for the first time at the FIBA Oceania Championships. Her strong leadership saw her be selected as Captain of this side. During 2018 she was also selected to attend the NBA Basketball Without Borders Asia Camp. In 2019 Paige furthered her accomplishments, training at Basketball Australia’s Centre of Excellence, and most recently playing for the Australian U17s side in Oceania, where the Sapphires came away with the Gold Medal. With family ties to the club – her mother, Simone Price, played nearly 150 games for the WNBL Bulleen Boomers – Paige’s WNBL career is set to thrive at the Boomers. 

   

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