UC Capitals finalise roster with Lily Scanlon signing

October 2, 2019 | UC Capitals news

The University of Canberra Capitals have secured another Basketball Australia Centre of Excellence rising star in 18-year-old Lily Scanlon.

Scanlon is the fourth development player joining Maddy Wheatley, Pyper Thornberry and Shakera Reilly, and the final UC Capitals signing of the 19-20 season.

“It’s a really exciting opportunity to join the UC Caps. I can’t wait to get started and further develop my game both on and off the court with such a talented group.

“Playing in the WNBL has always been a big goal of mine. I’m most looking forward to being in a professional environment surrounded by experienced staff and players at the UC capitals, which will help take my game to the next level. The organisation has had a lot of success in the WNBL and it’s something I am excited to be a part of,” said Scanlon.

Scanlon has trained and played alongside Gemma Potter at the Centre of Excellence over the past two years where she’s grown as an aggressive point guard with a defensive mindset.

Scanlon also played for Australian national teams, the U17s Sapphires and U19s Gems, at the FIBA World Championships where she won a bronze and silver medal.

“It’s always a privilege to be able to represent my country at a world cup and the experience was one I will never forget. Alongside an amazing group of staff and teammates, we were able to be the first U19 gems group in 22 years to play for a gold medal and that was something very special for all of us. It was disappointing to fall short but winning a silver medal was still an amazing achievement.”

The UC Capitals will be opening the season at the AIS Arena on 13 October, 1:30pm. Purchase tickets here.