It’s that time when we reveal the prestigious starting line-up and in the same breath, present the leading candidates for the ultimate individual accolade of being crowned Molten WBBL MVP.
Ali Gorrell (Westfield Health Sheffield Hatters)
A class act once again and showing all of the do-it-all form of previous seasons on Tyneside, the move to Hatters resulted in Gorrell taking a Cup winners medal. She has been highly productive as always and registered an eye-bulging 19.8 points, 8.9 rebounds, 3.9 assists and 2.4 steals per game.
Cat Carr (Sevenoaks Suns)
Last year’s MVP is in the mix for the accolade once again, after playing her usual starring role for the WBBL Championship winners. As usual, her leadership and skills have been recognised and Carr has posted a team-high 14.7 points and 6.6 rebounds per game, plus 5.8 assists and 1.4 steals.
Ta’Yani Clark (Sevenoaks Suns)
Clark has been a driving force again for Suns and more impressive with each passing season – perhaps this has been the best so far. Adding to her Molten All-Defensive Team of the Year spot, she’s landed a place in this line-up after a dazzling 10.7 points, 8.3 rebounds, 5.3 assists and a league high 3 steals per game.
Jasmine Joyner (Nottingham Wildcats)
Another player who’s already featured in the Molten All-Defensive Team of the Year, Joyner has put up some jaw-dropping numbers for Wildcats in a spectacular first season. She scored 17.6 points per game and also led the WBBL in rebounding and blocks with a colossal 15.3 boards and mind blowing 3.8 swats per outing.
Sarah Toeaina (Westfield Health Sheffield Hatters)
With the WBBL Cup Final MVP award already collected, Toeaina is another player who’s had a stunning first WBBL season. The Hatters’ star adds to her list of accomplishments with this deserved Molten WBBL Team of the Year spot after an amazing 20 points and 9.7 rebounds per game, also drawing more fouls than anyone else.
Off the bench – Holly Winterburn (Leicester Riders), Kate Oliver (Leicester Riders), Chelsey Shumpert (Nottingham Wildcats), Monika Bosilj (Durham Palatinates), Georgia Jones (Manchester Mystics), Brea Elmore (Leicester Riders), Roya Rustamzada (Oaklands Wolves).