Dandenong Basketball is pleased to announce that Kayla Pedersen has re-signed with the Jayco Rangers for the upcoming 2018-19 WNBL season.
The former-WNBA forward will return to Dandenong after an outstanding season here in WNBL18, winning our Defensive Player Of The Year award and multiple WNBL Team Of The Week honours.
Despite last season being a tough one filled with poor luck and injuries Kayla can’t wait to return to the WNBL with Dandenong, ready to take on a new challenge in WNBL19.
“I’m very excited to return to Dandenong! I thought we were dealt a lot of tough blows last season and I loved seeing the group persevere anyway”, said Kayla. “We have a ton of potential and a major upside so I wanted to be part of that for another year. Apart from the basketball side of it, I love living in the greater Melbourne area and I can’t wait to return to my teammates, the amazing support staff, my church, and new friends!”
An elite presence both on & off-the-court, Kayla was a steadying influence throughout the year when other Jayco Rangers suffered injury difficulties. Averaging 11.1ppg and 8.4rpg, Kayla picked up multiple double-doubles in WNBL18 while often guarding the opposition’s best players in the post, from Suzy Batkovic to Liz Cambage.
Elite Teams Administration Manager Trish Fallon is thrilled to have Kayla’s signature for WNBL19, stating that Kayla’s influence off-the-court will be just as important as her on-the-court play.
“It is with great pleasure and excitement that we welcome back Kayla to the Dandenong Jayco Rangers”, said Fallon. “Kayla brings a solid work ethic, strong leadership and is an exceptional post player. Her inside presence both ends of the floor will be instrumental in the success of the Rangers in 2018/19.”
The 2018-19 WNBL Season will kick off in October, with the WNBL19 schedule to be released soon. For all Jayco Rangers updates follow us on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter or visit www.dandenongbasketball.com.au.