Wednesday, February 21, 2018

The Southern Basketball Association are excited to announce the signing of dual Olympian, Rachel Jarry.
Jarry will play for the Sandringham Sabres this coming 2018 Seabl season.

The 26-year-old has had a stellar career not only competing at two Olympics (London 2012 and Rio 2016), a world Championship (2014 Turkey) but playing at the highest level professionally in the WNBA and Europe. Making her professional debut in 2008 as a member of the AIS Jarry averaged 11.1 points per game, 5.5 rebounds and shot the ball at an impressive 45.6% from the field.

Jarry left the AIS in 2009 joining the then reigning runners-up Melbourne Boomers (formally Bulleen Boomers). In 2011 Jarry declared for the WNBA draft being selected 18th (round 2) by Minnesota Lynx (traded by Atlanta Dream), Jarry made her debut in 2013 going on to win the Championship in her Rookie year.

Since her WNBA championship, Jarry has split her time abroad in Europe and here in the WNBL most recently with the Canberra Capitals.

Unfortunately, Jarry was diagnosed with another concussion early in the 2017 WNBL season which has sidelined her ever since.

Being out for so long Jarry is excited to hit the floor once again in the 2018 SEABL season “I’m really excited to be playing for Sandy Sabres in the upcoming 2018 SEABL season. I can’t wait to be apart of the club and hopefully contribute both on the court as well as off the court with the junior teams”.

Head of Basketball and Jarry’s former Opals coach Brendan Joyce is delighted to have Jarry in the orange and blue.

“I have first-hand knowledge of how good Rachel is and she will be fantastic for our club both as player and coach utilising her with the development of our juniors and playing a coaching leadership role with our young senior women squad. Rachel is currently working out with individuals and looks tremendous.

“Rach is one of the most versatile players that our country has produced and can play numerous positions from 1 to 4 in the women’s game. She also makes it enjoyable to coach when you have someone with ability but also plays with a high IQ”

Image Courtesy of Sandringham Sabres