The University of Canberra Capitals have signed exciting young gun, Shaneice Swain for the upcoming 2021/22 WNBL season.
UC Capitals Head Coach Paul Goriss is excited to add the young star to the roster.
“Shaneice has graduated from the Basketball Australia Centre of Excellence program and just come off a silver medal podium finish with the U19 Gems at the FIBA World Cup. Shaneice is a silky smooth athlete with great ball-handling skills and the ability to get to the basket. She is fearless and is capable of being a great defender with her length and athleticism.”
“It’s exciting to nurture and develop Australia’s young talent and we here at the UC Caps have provided a pathway for young talent to grow, develop and prosper in a great learning environment with our senior players and leaders. Players and mentors like Kelly Wilson, Britt Smart and Kelsey Griffin are certainly going to enhance their game and lead them in being a professional athlete in the WNBL, on and off the court.”
Swain was born and raised in Cairns, starting basketball at age 5. In August 2021 she represented Australia at the FIBA U19 World Championships in Hungary. She was a starter during the tournament averaging 8.5 points and 4.5 rebounds per game helping the Australian team take home the Silver Medal.
She will celebrate her 18th birthday at home in Cairns next week before heading to Canberra for her first WNBL season with the UC Capitals.
Swain will be among some excellent young talent at the UC Caps in Jade Melbourne, Gemma Potter, Tahlia Tupaea and Abby Cubillo as the team builds a strong future.