Collingwood secure All Star recruits

The Collingwood All Stars are delighted to announce their new senior women’s head coach Bruce Robinson as well as the recruitment of US import Nyesha Sims – a highly talented 175cm shooting guard/small forward – to their Big V Women’s team for 2019.

Hailing originally from Oregon and most recently residing in Florida, Nyesha was a 2006 State Champion MVP at Jefferson High School, and named MVP of the 2007 and 2008 Joyce Washington All Star Classic games.

Her athletic abilities led to a college basketball playing career at National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II Seattle Pacific University in Washington. Nyesha continued her playing career after college when she joined the Lady Panthers and Florida Lady Knights semi-pro women’s basketball programs.

Since 2014 Nyesha has participated in the semi-professional Women’s Blue Chip Basketball League (the premier professional development basketball league for US women), most recently playing for the Jacksonville Beach Panthers (Suncoast Division). In addition to a long playing career, Nyesha has coached at several levels – most recently, as assistant coach of the BlueWave basketball team at Florida State College at Jacksonville.

All Stars President Tony Corr said Nyesha would be a fantastic addition to the All Stars Big V Women’s team.

“Nyesha is a highly accomplished basketballer who has achieved significant success with high school, college and semi-pro basketball teams in the US. We expect Nyesha will help our Big V Women’s team make great strides in 2019 – the team’s third year in the Big V competition,” said Tony.

In addition to Nyesha’s appointment, the Collingwood All Stars are pleased to announce the appointment of Bruce Robinson as senior coach of the Big V Women’s team. Bruce has a long and varied coaching career, most recently with Diamond Valley Basketball Association.

According to Bruce, “I’m excited to be given the opportunity to coach the Collingwood All Stars Big V Women’s team and am looking forward to working with the team for the season ahead of us.”

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