Lady Braves sign Fadljevic

FORWARD Rosie Fadljevic is set to suit up with the Lady Braves this season.

The 20-year-old has joined a growing list of players who have committed to the Braves as they attempt to defend their SEABL east conference championship.

Currently playing in the WNBL with the third-placed Townsville Fire, Fadljevic said she was looking forward to taking to the court with Bendigo.

She said playing in a strong basketball town like Bendigo would give her the chance to develop and improve her game.

“I’m excited to join the Lady Braves and contribute to the team’s success,” Fadljevic said.

“I hope to help the group any way I can, and I’m confident that we can continue to compete against the rest of the teams in the league.”

Standing at 183-centimetres, Fadljevic will bring some international experience to the team.

Last year she toured China with the Emerging Opals as well as donning the green and gold at the under-19 World Championships.

Lady Braves coach Johnathan Goodman said the Dandenong native was an exciting addition to the squad.

“Rosie’s ability to affect the game in so many different ways is going to be a key factor for the team,” Goodman said.

“She is a strong, aggressive player whose athleticism can really change a game on offense or defence.”

Goodman said the Braves squad still wasn't finalised for 2014. 

"We have signed some younger players this season," he said. 

"We will be playing an exciting brand of basketball."

Fadljevic will join the Lady Braves at the end of her WNBL duties.

The Braves face Brisbane in their round one clash on March 22. 

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