ALL COMPETITIONS, VJBL & BIG V, HAVE BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL MAY 15, 2020...
...due to CONVID-19. Please check Basketball Victoria's Website for up-to-date information: http://bigv.com.au/
Import signings 2020
OREGON’S JARMAL SIGNS WITH NORTH EAST BUSHRANGERS
The North East Bushrangers Basketball Club are excited to announce the signing of Jarmal Reid as our Division 2 Men’s import for the 2020 season. Jarmal is product of Oregon State University and the PAC12 Conference. He is an athletic and agile player with limitless versatility which will strengthen our inside outside options. At 26 years of age and being a lofty 202cm and 109 kgs, he will be a formidable force to guard inside the paint and an asset on the boards. We will be looking for Jarmal to utilise his wealth of NCAA D1 experience, and extensive basketball coaching credentials to provide strong leadership to our young playing group while assisting with our VJBL program as well.
NBL legend, Al Green coached Jarmal in the South Australian Premier League when he played a season with ‘Souths’. Al could not speak highly enough of Jarmal commenting ‘Jarmal is great on and off the court, quite simply, he is an outstanding human being’.
Bushrangers’ Head Coach, Emma Henry said, “We are excited to have Jarmal join the Bushies squad and provide more depth to the group. He will be a much-needed strong presence inside the key both offensively and defensively. He brings with him a lot of experience and can stretch the floor and play from the perimeter. We look forward to him working with some of our young and developing players to help them continue to take their game to the next level. “
Jarmal said upon signing with NEB - “I’m excited and fortunate for the opportunity at North East and can’t wait to get out there and get the show started”.
Jarmal will be an asset off the court too! Jarmal loves the idea of ‘developing the kids and letting their improvement be fun’. Junior player development in North East Victoria is a priority for the Club. Jarmal is excited at the prospect of imparting his knowledge and in the process add value to a new generation of basketballers.
North East Bushrangers would like to extend their appreciation to Michael Yates of ‘Aussie Player Agency’ for his professionalism around sourcing and securing Jarmal Reid for the Club in 2020.
NE BUSHRANGERS D2W SIGN AMERICAN, VASHTI NWAGBARAOCHA
The North East Bushrangers Basketball Club are excited to announce the signing of Vashti Nwagbaraocha to their Div 2 Women’s team for the 2020 Big V season. Vashti’s athleticism will be a boost to the Bushies, offering unlimited offensive opportunities as her versatility affords her game to extend beyond the paint, while still being a stable presence around the boards.
Vashti completed her studies at William Penn University (NAIA Div 1) from 2015-19 in Oskaloosa, Iowa with some impressive stats in her final year including averages of: 18.45ppg , FG 227/384 @ 59.1%, FT 155/188 @ 82.4%, 8.94rpg, 1.76apg, 1.73spg and 1.42bpg; and comes to us off a successful season in South America where she played for Club Deportivio Villa Imperial.
Head Coach, Jacqui Henry will be looking for Vashti to utilise her wealth of knowledge, and experience of winning a conference championship, to provide strong leadership to our young playing group while further supporting our VJBL programs.
She is a hustle player who is not afraid of contact or throwing herself on the floor to gain possession. Her defensive pressure contributes to the many turnovers attributed to her team’s stats - taking charges, blocking shots and scooping up rebounds, while taking care of the finer points of ‘D’ in boxing out and help-side defense.
Coach Henry said, “We are excited to have Vashti join the Bushrangers squad and provide more depth to the group. She will be a much-needed strong presence inside the key both offensively and defensively. She brings with her a lot of experience and can stretch the floor and play from the perimeter. We look forward to her working with some of our young and developing players to help them continue to take their game to the next level. “
Upon signing, Vashti said, “I am very excited to be a part of this team in this new place! I believe in the coach’s vision for the team and I am excited for all the new experiences I will have!” Vashti is also really looking forward to the warmer weather out here, as it is super cold in Wisconsin right now.
Her hard word, dedication and passion for the game, makes her a a great asset for our team. This extends off court as well, as Vashti loves the idea of ‘developing the kids and letting their improvement be fun’. Junior player development in North East Victoria is a priority for the Club and Vashti is excited at the prospect of imparting her knowledge, and in the process, adding value to a new generation of basketballers.
North East Bushrangers would like to extend their appreciation to Ross Smith and Alex from 01 Sports Management for their professionalism in sourcing and securing Vashti Nwagbaraocha for the Club in 2020.
Vashti is due to arrive in Wangaratta late in February.
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