The Deakin Melbourne Boomers is delighted to see its relationship with Box Hill Senior Secondary College further extended this season with the recruitment of former student Rebecca Ott (pictured second from right).
Having progressed through the school’s renowned basketball program, made most notable for the rise of Ben Simmons, the signing of Ott to a WNBL contract is a first for Coach Kevin Goorjian and his basketball staff.
“Bec was such a great student, her work rate was at an exceptional level and moving into the WNBL is just reward,” said Coach Goorjian.
“With the Boomers based here at the school, it really does open up greater opportunities for our students, especially for those who want to see how they train at the elite level.
“For the students, the recruitment of Ott shows that Box Hill Senior Secondary offers a great pathway via the basketball program. We hope to see more of our female players making it at the WNBL level in the future,” added the well-known developer of young basketball talent.
For the Boomers, the recruitment of Ott was one that came easy after seeing her hunger and determination at tryouts for young players.
“Bec showed an enormous competitive edge at our tryouts,” said Boomers Head Coach, Guy Molloy.
“”It’s a great endorsement for the basketball program at Box Hill Senior Secondary College, to see Bec come through that program and make it to the WNBL level highlights the opportunities that are there for students.
“The Boomers are really proud to base much of our training at the school, we get to integrate our program with what Kevin and his team are doing and that can only benefit everyone as we look for more future stars,” added Coach Molloy.
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