Oaklands Wolves have made some eye-catching moves this offseason, making several high profile additions while retaining a core of exciting, home-grown talent.
Tia Freeman is one such returnee, fresh from a summer competing in Oradea for Great Britain U20’s at the FIBA European Championships.
“Playing for the U20’s this summer was a tough experience, but going against such competitive teams was a great learning experience,” began Freeman.
“I was asked to play more of a perimeter shooting role for the team and it really helped me develop my three point shot.”
The rising star excelled at the junior level last season for Wolves – earning U18 Cup Final MVP honours with a dominant 30 points and 13 rebounds performance – and showed flashes of her ability for the WBBL outfit throughout the season, attracting many potential suitors.
“Seeing the talent the WBBL has brought in this offseason and the increased competitiveness of all the teams was definitely a factor in me wanting to stay in the UK and develop my game domestically – rather than opt to go abroad.
“I feel like we are all ready to massively step up our game this season and as a team we will be far more competitive in WBBL, if we play to our potential.
“The new additions fit perfectly with our team philosophy and how we want to play.”
Image: WBBL / Mansoor Ahmed