The JCU Townsville Fire has rounded out their playing list for the 2016/17 WNBL season with the acquisition of former University of San Diego star Amy Kame.
With pre-season training officially commencing today, Kame will join her teammates on the floor at Townsville Stadium after her SEABL commitments ended at the weekend with a heartbreaking Conference Final loss.
Having averaged 18.1 points and 5.4 rebounds for Hobart in 2015, Kame crossed to Nunawading during the off-season and was just as dominant for the Spectres.
The 24-year-old averaged 17.1 points and 5.7 rebounds, including a double-double on Saturday night, while captaining the Spectres.
Head coach Claudia Brassard said she was looking forward to the American joining her playing group.
“We needed some further depth on the wings and Amy provides that,” Brassard said.
“Having seen her during my time in Melbourne, she’s a hard worker at both ends of the floor and should fit well into our culture.
“We’re looking for Amy to compliment the other pieces amongst our playing group and we’re sure she’ll do that very well.”
Having graduated in 2014, Kame averaged 17.3 points, 5.7 rebounds and 3.8 assists in her Senior Year in the West Coast Conference before entering the professional ranks in Europe.
After enjoying back-to-back SEABL campaigns, the six-foot swingman said she was looking forward to testing herself in the WNBL with the two-time reigning champions.
“I’m really excited to be a part of such a strong program,” Kame said.
“I’ve heard nothing but great things about the team and tight-knit community.
“I am looking forward to playing with some of the best in Australia, and helping in any way I can.”
Kame will join the Fire for their first pre-season hit-out in Mackay next week when they host the Brydens Sydney Uni Flames on Saturday, September 16.
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