Mincy to lockdown WNBL threats

September 1, 2017 | Townsville Fire news

WNBA draftee Laurin Mincy hopes her defensive intensity will add an extra dimension to the JCU Townsville Fire this season.

Having touched down in North Queensland on Wednesday, the former Maryland star has wasted little time acclimatising herself to Australian conditions and is excited about her opportunity to play in the WNBL.

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“Any time you’re coming to a different country, you always have to be ready to play and give your best and I’m looking forward to doing that,” Mincy said.

“I like to get down and get into the game and support my team mates so you can definitely look for a lot of energy and a lot of excitement from me.

“Being a defensive stopper, and nice and long on the wing, I’ll just do whatever I can for team.”

A third round selection by New York in the 2015 WNBA draft, the six-foot guard has spent two years playing abroad in Israel, averaging 15.9 points, 4.3 rebounds and 3.3 assists during her debut campaign with Ramat Hasharon.

Mincy was signed by Seattle in 2016 before being waived by the Storm.

“We had a couple of hiccups, but I’m here and I’m ready to get started,” Mincy said.

“Just coming back and getting into things with the team, I’m really excited to get things going.”

The Fire officially commence pre-season tomorrow with Cayla George and Sydney Wiese the only two absentees due to WNBA duties.

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