Rebound machine joins the team

Posted on Tuesday, February 12th, 2019

Alisia Jenkins is a rebounding machine, who has been compared to former Chicago Bulls livewire Dennis Rodman.

Good thing she’s Werribee Basketball’s latest import signing!

Playing professionally in Finland this summer, Jenkins is averaging almost 15 rebounds a game, the second highest in the league. She has also played professionally in Spain.

During a standout college career at University of Southern Florida, Jenkins was a force a nature, dominating the boards and averaged a double-double during her final two years.

Jenkins said she was excited about signing with her new team.

“I’ve been very lucky to play basketball in a number of different countries and I’m excited to add Australia to that list,” Jenkins said.

“I hope plenty of Werribee locals come and check out the team this year.”

Championship Women coach Reece Potter said Jenkins would certainly bring some excitement to the court.

“Alisia is an outstanding addition to our team and an energetic personality. She is a supreme athlete who will make great contributions to our team on both the offensive and defensive end of the floor,” Potter said.

“Alisia’s rebounding, speed and strength will prove to be a nightmare for opposition teams to stop. I know our basketball community is going to love the way Alisia plays.”

Jenkins will join the team at the completion of the Finnish season.

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