Murray issues chilling warning


Two-time JCU Townsville Fire championship winner Mia Murray has issued a chilling warning to the remainder of the WNBL: I’m ready to go to the next level.

Entering her 12th season in the top-flight competition, the 28-year-old, who has earnt a reputation as one of the WNBL’s finals specialists, is promising to go to another level in 2016/17 in pursuit of an historic three-peat.

Mentally and physically refreshed after opting not to play in the off-season, Murray said she was intent on lifting her scoring rate and becoming a dominate force in the Fire’s offensive rotation.

“I’m just looking to be more of a consistent scorer,” the 2014/15 Rachael Sporn Medallist said.

“I know I can shoot and my team mates know I can shoot.”

“Peter Crawford has been great for me on the sidelines, telling me when to be ready to shoot.

“It’s about having that mindset and when you catch fire from the three-point line it makes it easier to put it on the deck and get to the ring.”

During the Fire’s early pre-season games, Murray has looked impressive at both ends of the floor, electrifying the Fire against the Sydney Uni Flames with a three-court barrage in the third term.

Her hot hand continued last week in a scrimmage against the under-18 Townsville Heat, with the Fire vice-captain top-scoring during the seven-point win.

“Preseason’s been pretty tough, but we’ve started to tweak training to turn into game mode,” Murray said.

“We just can’t wait to rip in and start the season.”

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