Oaklands Wolves are returning a strong cast with the signings of Dorka Boros, Anneke Schluter and Kata Fulop for the 2019-20 season. The trio will all step on court for Oaklands Wolves whilst continuing their education with the Wolves’ partner institution, the University of Hertfordshire.
Schluter made a huge impact in her debut season last year as the German International and Bradley Alumni produced 10.7 per game with a season high 22 points for the Wolves. A slight injury hampered what could have been a monumental season for the Wolfpack, so Oaklands will be looking for a full season out of the sharp shooter this campaign.
The player commented: “I’m delighted to be back and look forward to a competitive WBBL season.
“Getting to finish my masters whilst helping the Wolves move forward is a great combination and i’ll play my part along with the other returning players.”
Meanwhile Boros arrived as a highly rated junior Hungarian World Champion and she soon became a fans’ favourite with her energetic defensive displays and consistent leadership in the back court. Averaging 5 points and 3 rebounds, while shooting 37% from downtown, the guard will be looking to increase that output in her second season of WBBL action.
Boros stated: “I cannot wait to suit up for the Wolves again! We showed we can match up with the top teams last season, this season we must do it consistently to be able to challenge the league.
“The team has changed a little, which will give us even greater energy and passion than before!”
Fulop returns to the Wolves line-up after a season on the side-lines. The 6ft 3in Hungarian International centre played for the Wolves in their first two WBBL seasons during 2016 and 2017. A defensive presence, she will be eager to show her growth since her debut campaign which saw her produce 7 points & 5 rebounds shooting 51% from the field at just 16 years old.
“Missing the year through surgery was really tough,” confessed Fulop.
“I’m glad to be past this and so excited to be back playing for the Wolves. I’m looking forward to getting back on court with my old teammates, as well as new ones, and seeing how the WBBL has progressed after a year away.”
Head coach Lee Ryan knows the importance of continuity and is delighted the three players are returning.
He enthused: “When players make positive impacts to a program its important to build around them, that’s why I’m thrilled to bring Anneke, Dorka and Kata back for this season. I’m all about high character as a coach and these three have it in abundance; their work ethics are unbelievable and they are relentless in their pursuit of excellence.
“Anneke is one of the best perimeter threats in the league. Injury derailed her a little last year but this season she will be firing on all cylinders and I don’t see anyone stopping her! Dorka took a while to settle in her first year abroad, but her performances at the back end of the season were so impressive; she will take a lead role this season for us and I know her production will follow,” continued Ryan.
“I am also delighted for Kata to be back and fully healthy. The surgeries last year were the right thing for her long term aspirations in the sport and i’m glad we could support her through it. It’s like having a brand new signing to the team, everyone is thrilled to have her back on court,” he concluded.
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