The Perth Lynx take on the Sydney Uni Flames in their season-opening clash on Sunday at the Bendat Basketball Centre.
Tip-off is at 1pm.
After a long pre-season, the team is eager to take to the floor.
“Very excited, it’s nice to finish pre-season up, it’s been a long few months. But we’re very excited to get on the floor and play together, and play that aggressive style of game we did last year and keep building on that,” said co-captain Lauren Mansfield.
The Perth Lynx have added key pieces Nadeen Payne and Marena Whittle plus former development players Nes’eya Williams, Jewel Williams and Tayah Burrows.
But Mansfield said the additional height is what will make a difference in 2019/20.
“We have an inside presence now through our import Imani McGee-Stafford. She’s 6’7″ which will be the main difference for us,” she said.
“We’ve always had good shooters, and great guards and forwards but now we have that big, we have that inside presence so that will definitely help us.”
Perth’s other America, guard Ariel Atkins, will miss the season-opener as her WNBA side took out the championship on Friday morning Perth time.
In 2019, the Lynx finished fourth while Sydney claimed the wooden spoon.