October 21, 2019 | Perth Lynx news

Ariel Atkins lands in Perth

Perth Lynx star American recruit Ariel Atkins has touched down in Perth, fresh off winning the WNBA championship with the Washington Mystics.

Atkins said she’s still on a high.

“I’m really excited to get back going and enjoying it again. Winning something like that makes you speechless. You work your whole life for moments like that,” she said.

“So hopefully I can bring that here.”

What she will be bringing is hard-nosed defensive intensity the Perth Lynx side.

“I’m energetic, fast. You’re going to see me moving, I don’t stand still very much,” she said.

“I try to knock down the open shots and then be a playmaker when I can.

“On defence, I like to be a terror.”

Now in Perth, Atkins aims to play in Saturday night’s clash with Adelaide at the Bendat Basketball Centre, but having endured a heavy load during the WNBA Playoffs, medical staff won’t be rushing her in.

Tip-off on Saturday is at 6.30pm and tickets are available here.