The good news keeps rolling for the Deakin Melbourne Boomers with athletic guard Brittany Smart agreeing to return for another season in a move General Manager Justin Nelson believes will be music to the ears of many supporters.
“There is no doubt Britt has plenty of fans amongst our Boomers family. We saw that first hand last season with young aspiring basketballers swamping her after games for autographs and photos,” said Nelson.
“Britt is a pro when it comes to all things basketball and it’s with great pleasure that we announce she will be returning for another season with the Boomers. A mature and seasoned approach to everything on and off the court is a credit to her, the crowd loves Britt and her incredible work ethic is something we all admire. We are very pleased she will be a part of the family again,” added Nelson.
For Britt, the chance to play for the Boomers again is something she wanted to do from the moment last season came to a finish.
“It’s an honour to be back for a second year as a part of the Melbourne Boomers organisation,” said Smart, adding, “The club’s diligence in bringing in solid new ownership, their urgency to be the best organisation they can be, and their passion for the game and their players has made me more than happy to come back and wear purple and gold again.
“Seeing all of this deliberate effort and professionalism put into this organisation has motivated me to want to continue my professional career with a heightened sense to give that same effort back to the club and all of our supporters. I’m happy to announce that I will be back for another season and I humbly look forward to continuing to learn from Guy Molloy and our coaching staff. We are family!”
Coach Guy Molloy is looking forward to having Smart in the Boomers squad and will be looking for her to take further successful steps in her WNBL career during the coming season.
“Despite being hampered by a frustrating series of injuries, Britt was a real x-factor for the Boomers last season. She is an instinctively clever player who can light it up at times. Her effort levels are always strong and now that she has one WNBL season under her belt we feel she can be a real game changer,” said Molloy.