The Westernport Lady Steelers have finalized their squad with the announcement of two more local players and an American Import for the 2017 Big V Season.
Former Westernport Steeler Dallas McGuire has returned to her local club after several years out of the game overseas. Dallas last played in 2009 before heading to America, where she averaged 8 points a game as a 17 year old. Her addition will provide a solid pass first point guard into the back-court rotation for the Steelers.
Joining Dallas, and becoming a new Steeler, is former Chelsea Gulls player, Tamara Hewish. Tamara has some great experience playing both seniors and in the Youth League competition, where her athleticism and scoring touch proved to be a tough cover for opposing teams. Tamara has the ability to stretch the floor with her perimeter shooting, as well as push the ball in transition with her strong running game.
But, the biggest signing for the Westernport Steelers in 2017, (literally), is the addition of Eboni Ross from Shaw University/North Carolina A&T. Eboni stands at an imposing 6’3” and was renowned for her defensive prowess in the American Collegiate system.
Ranked highly, nationwide, for her rebounding and shot blocking, Eboni will add a presence in the paint that the Steelers currently lack, and will no doubt be one of the more physical players in the competition.
Beginning her very successful Collegiate career at North Carolina A&T, before transferring to Shaw University (MEAC Rookie of the Year, MEAC All-Tournament Team, MEAC All-Rookie Team), from Columbia, South Carolina Eboni has also played professionally in Turkey, where she averaged 15.2ppg, 9.0rpg, 1.6apg 2.2spg, and 1.2bpg.
Upon signing with the Steelers for 2017, Eboni says “I am excited to be joining the program. This upcoming season I hope to reach the playoffs and have an opportunity to get a championship that I never won. My ability and passion as a post player has always been my assists. Most times I look for my teammates before I look for my own offense. I am a very unselfish player and love making plays for my teammates. I would hope to bring some more experience, dominance and toughness to the team. And I would hope my new teammates will help me develop even more as a player because there is always room for improvement. Most importantly I hope to have an amazingly, enjoyable and successful season!”
Coach Mark Holman is excited about the new addition. “She adds the one thing we’ve been lacking, which is a serious interior presence”.
"We have speed and length everywhere else, but Eboni will bring us an X factor when she’s out there, that few other teams have the luxury of. The entire team is looking forward to having her here”.
Eboni will arrive in February to commence her season with the Steelers women’s team, and finalizes the roster for what is shaping as an exciting and promising season for the young Westernport Womens team.
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