With the WBBL season ready to tip off this weekend, the Topcats add more to their roster.A vital signing for the side is returning 6ft 0″ PF/C Vanessa Da Silva (pictured) who has been under Coach Vear’s watchful eye for the last two seasons. Da Silva has been a constant contributor for the Topcats which Vear eludes to.
“Vanessa was our teams best rebounder last season and is so versatile on the defensive end being able to guard both the post and perimeter. I expect her to continue to get better again this season.”
The Topcats have also secured the services of two ex players in Faith Okwuosa and Sevian Witter who were both apart of the Topcats D2 League and Playoff Champions in 2013. Both players are familiar to Coach Vear’s style so will be easy to implement into the new look squad.
Coach Vear expressed his joy to have them both back at the club.
“Faith and Sevian are not only great players but also great people and teammates which is crucial for us this year. After their trip to Portugal with Midnight Madness, they both now want to really take basketball seriously where there is no better way than playing in the WBBL”.
The Topcats will face off against Team Northumbria in the opening WBBL weekend on Saturday October 17th @ Loughborough University at 2.15pm.
More news on future signings will follow shortly.