AFTER an impressive rookie season in the WNBL, Demi Skinner will again suit-up for Bendigo Spirit in 2020-21.
The exciting forward's re-signing was announced by the Spirit on Thursday morning.
Recruited from South Australia, Skinner averaged 21 minutes, 9.1 points and 3.5 rebounds during the 2019-20 season.
The 22-year-old, who will spend the NBL1 season playing with Ringwood Hawks, said she should could not be happier to be staying in Victoria and with the Spirit.
"I'm super excited to be returning for my second year with the Bendigo Spirit," she said.
"I can't wait to be back for a great season surrounded by the awesome Spirit fans."
Skinner was one of the bright spots in a disappointing season for the Spirit, who finished in seventh spot, with a 5-16 record.
The forward produced a career-high 26 points in a December loss to Townsville Fire and scored 10-plus points in six games.
With numbers like those, it's no surprise second-year coach Tracy York wants Skinner back in Bendigo.
"Demi had a break out first WNBL season with the Spirit and proved to be a valuable asset to the team and organisation," York said.
"She has showed she can play at this level and her versatility and personal attributes were instrumental in the Spirit wanting to get Demi back next season.
"She will join Carley Ernst and Alicia Froling who are already signed for 2020-21.
"We wish her well in the off-season and look forward to what the next WNBL season will bring."
Skinner, who grew up in Port Lincoln, will make the transition to NBL1 this season, after previously playing for the Toowoomba Mountaineers in the former Queensland Basketball League in 2019.
💥WELCOME DEMI💥— Bendigo Spirit (@BendigoSpirit) August 29, 2019
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