The Bendigo Bank Spirit is excited to announce the signing of Canadian international Nayo Raincock-Ekunwe for the 2016-17 WNBL season.
The 188 centimetre power forward joins The Spirit after guiding TSV 1880 Wasserburg to the German title last season, averaging more than 14 points a game, and almost 20 ppg the season before.
Coach Simon Pritchard said the 25 year old is an exciting signing for the club and is strong all around the court.
“She has amazing speed on the drive and played as a centre last season, out-muscling taller players on a regular basis,” he said. “She jumps out of the ring and gets rebounds she shouldn’t get her hands on.
“She has three-point range and is also able to defend on the perimeter. We are excited about having her on board.”
The Ontarian can’t wait to join the team. “I am so excited about joining the Spirit and looking forward to the season ahead,” she said.
“Exploring a new team in a new country and culture is very exciting, and will be part of a big year for me as I look to prove myself with Team Canada. “Speaking extensively with coach Pritchard through this process played an important part in my decision to join, and can’t wait to contribute to the team while also focusing on the continued development of my skillset.
“I hope I can also build a great relationship with the fans who make all the hard work so worthwhile.” Check out Nayo’s highlights video and her personal message on the Spirit’s facebook page.