Jets add further depth to talented roster

The Sunbury Basketball Association is pleased to announce the signing of New Zealand native Jacinta Beckley.

Beckley a sharp shooting Guard/Forward who hails from New Zealand will be joining the Jets after she finishes her season with current club BEAC Ujbuda in Hungary.

At 24 years young Jacinta comes with a lot of experience such as;

  • Playing with the New Zealand National Team in both 2015 and 2018
  • Playing Four years at Seattle University in the NCAA
  • Playing in New Zealand’s WBC for Hutt Valley Flyers
  • Playing in Hungary for BEAC Ujbuda

The prospect of being involved in a championship program excited Jacinta – “After playing in a foreign country, playing for a coach I know, and a system I understand made the decision to play for Kennedy and Sunbury very easy. Playing for a championship program is also very enticing.”

When asked about what Jacinta plans to bring to the team and club she said – “I am super excited to be a part of the team and plan on working hard and doing what I need to do to add value to the team and hopefully contribute to another championship.”

Being closer to home and playing in a good competition was another factor of Jacinta choosing to play with the Jets – “Australia has a strong women’s basketball culture and I’m looking forward to continuing to compete with and against some really good players. I am also looking forward to being closer to home, making it easier for my family and friends to cross the ditch and support the team.”

“Jacinta has phenomenal work ethic, is a great shooter, is very versatile, can defend a number of positions and has good basketball intelligence. From my time working with her as a 19 year old the national program, I identified her as a player who could be a long term Tall Ferns prospect.” 

The club would like to formally welcome Jacinta and we look forward to her joining us as soon as her season in Hungary concludes.

You can catch some of her highlights here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=68&v=J3n4H_G3mt8.

For more information you can contact the SBA office on 03 9744 4762.

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