Flames sign Hurst for WNBL24 season
The Sydney Flames are excited to announce they’ve signed Ahlise Hurst as a development player for their WNBL24 roster.
Hurst becomes the 11th player signed for the Flames this season and the first development player – with all signs pointing to a massive season for the Hoops Capital side.
“This [the Flames] is a great place for me to learn and develop as a player, learn from the vets we have and from Guy [Molloy] as well,” the guard said.
“It’s a really exciting team they’ve built here in Sydney and I’m excited to be a part of it.”
Hurst started her hoops journey in Bendigo before progressing through the Victoria Country representative ranks and helping them win a national title in 2018.
Before attending the University of New Mexico (three years) and the University of Oregon (two years), Hurst also helped the Bendigo Braves win a SEABL (South East Australian Basketball League) while also making her WNBL debut with the Bendigo Spirit in 2017.
During her five seasons with the Ducks in the United States, the 175cm guard averaged 8.6 points two rebounds and 1.34 assists.
Since then, the 23-year-old averaged 18.6 points at 48.1 per cent from the field with Southern Hoiho in the New Zealand NBL.
“[This season] I can bring a whole lot of energy, some great shooting and being a great teammate – which hopefully translates to us winning on the court.,” said Hurst.
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Although signed as a development player, Hurst will start her time with the harbour city team as an injury replacement player following the news Shaneice Swain, fresh off making her Australian Opals debut in China, will be sidelined for an extended period due to a stress fracture in her foot.
The Flames tip off their season on Friday, November 3 in Perth before playing their first home game against Melbourne on November 12, as part of a Hoops Capital double-header at Qudos Bank Arena – with tickets available here.