Nottingham Wildcats have been strengthening their roster this summer for the upcoming WBBL campaign which starts later this month and incoming is American Kennedy Nicholas, who brings with her 4 years’ experience in the NCAA Division One with Sacramento State.
The 6ft3in forward averaged over 13 points a game at Sacramento Hornets over the last two years and will be a huge addition to the club, especially with the likes of Moa Lundqvist (Ostersund) and Simone Costa (Uniao Sportiva) moving on.
Nicholas is joined by fellow American Shaunay Edmonds, the 23-year-old from Pittsburgh is just 5ft5in tall but packs a punch of substantial point scoring, having netted over 1,000 points whilst playing for the University of Akron over the last 4 years.
Another American, Brooklyn Pannell, a 5ft5in Guard from Columbus, Ohio, joins having also experienced the NCAA with Charleston, adding to the Wildcats locker room a real cross-Atlantic feel which has been spurred by the superb likes of Chelsey Shumpert and Jasmine Joyner who have already starred to massive effect in green and yellow over the last three seasons.
Closer to home the American trio are joined by two familiar players from Nottingham Trent University as Brahe Ashton and Isabel Bueriberi also sign ahead of the season, Becky Dwomoh has left for NCAA pastures and Robert Morris University in Pennsylvania with Shania Rose also leaving for the USA and Florida Southwestern in the NJCAA whilst Tia Freeman has joined Essex Rebels and Chloe Gaynor moves to Newcastle Eagles.
The Wildcats season gets under way in the WBBL Cup on September 24th against Sheffield Hatters with a testing trip to Manchester Met Mystics the following day.
The WBBL Championship campaign starts at Leicester Riders on October 3rd.
*Main image @hornetsports Kennedy Nicholas in Sacramento State action.