Former USA Junior joins the Devils

Werribee Basketball can reveal our first import for Big V season 2019 is American college star Alexyz Vaioletama.

Vaioletama boasts an impressive resume which includes playing in junior US national teams, a stellar career at one of the top D1 colleges in the country (University of Southern California) and professional stints in South Korea and Puerto Rico.

She arrives in Werribee after a strong season in Finland’s Korisliiga, playing for Honka.

The 6’1 forward said she looked forward to playing in the Big V league.

“I’m looking forward coming down to Australia and getting to know my teammates at Werribee,” Vaioletama said.

“I know Australians love basketball and the games will be super competitive. I think my game will suit the style of play in the Big V league and I’m looking forward to the challenge.”

Championship Women coach Reece Potter said Vaioletama will fit into the team nicely.

“Alexyz is a true professional and will add much-needed scoring, rebounding, defence and overall leadership to our team as we move into the Big V Championship division this year,” Potter said.

“I am greatly looking forward to working with Alexyz as we push to build an extremely competitive team this year and more importantly over time, build a strong pathway for female athletes in Melbourne’s west to play at an elite level.”

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

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