Monday, January 30, 2017

Nunawading Basketball is excited to announce the strengthening of its women’s front court for the upcoming season, with Saraid Taylor set to return along with the addition of former Junior Spectres representative Sherry Glennie.




Taylor will return to the Spectres on the back of a summer with the Dandenong Rangers WNBL program.

In her rookie season at SEABL level, Taylor appeared in 9 games for Nunawading whilst remaining an integral member of the Spectres Big V program.

“We’re thrilled to have Saraid back and look forward to her playing a larger role with the women’s team,” Nunawading Basketball Operations Manager, Paul Flynn said.

“We saw Saraid grow in confidence across the year as she became accustomed to the standard of the SEABL competition and were ecstatic with how she, along with many of our other young players stepped up throughout last year’s finals campaign in the absence of a number of our more experienced personnel.

With a full season going up against some of the finest players in the WNBL, we know Saraid is ready for a bigger role with the Spectres across 2017.”

Joining Taylor is former Spectres’ junior graduate Sherry Glennie, who returns following a number of years playing college basketball in the USA and a SEABL season with the Sandringham Sabres.

“It’s great to welcome Sherry back to Nunawading,” Flynn added. “At the end of last season, Scott (Carey) identified that to build on last season East Conference Final appearance we needed to add some more size to our roster beyond our restricted positions.

Sherry boasts SEABL experience, has completed her college career and is a Nunawading junior, which ticks off three major criteria for the program. And we couldn’t be happier with the impact she’s having on the practice floor already!”

Glennie appeared in 21 SEABL games across 2016, averaging 5.1 points and 3.8 rebounds. She establishes good position and has the ability to stretch the floor offensively, which will no doubt slot nicely into Carey’s game plan.

The Nunawading Spectres roster is nearing completion, with a pair of imports expected to be announced shortly.