Katie Januszewska joins Leicester Riders

Katie Januszewska will feature in the Leicester Riders’ WBBL roster for the 2020-21 season, it was announced this morning.

The 5’11” guard previously played for the Derby Trailblazers Division 2 and helped the U16s make an appearance at the junior final fours.

Last season, the scoring machine averaged 30 points per game with a monster triple-double against Sheffield Hatters – 50 points, 16 rebounds and 11 assists.

“I am excited to join the Riders this season,” said Katie. “This is a great opportunity for me to learn and work alongside such talented players.

“The team has been hugely welcoming and supportive and are always happy to share their knowledge with me which I appreciate.”

Januszewska has also represented both England at the u15’s Copenhagen invitational tournament and Great Britain at the 2019 FIBA European Championship.

WBBL Head Coach Jesper Sundberg added, “It’s been a pleasure working with KJ these first weeks of preseason. She has already shown a desire to compete with our more experienced players.

“I’m extremely excited to see how she can develop and improve in a senior environment.”

Katie is now the 12th and the youngest player announced by the Riders for the WBBL 2020-21 season.