WNBA youngster Leaonna Odom has signed with the Sydney Uni Flames for the upcoming WNBL season. Odom is currently playing in the WNBA for the New York Liberty after being picked with pick 15 in the WNBA 2020 Draft.
Odom spent her college career at Duke University before being drafted to the Liberty. She joins an elite lineup that is on the hunt for a WNBL championship.
“I’m really excited for my first experience overseas especially in a beautiful place like Sydney,” Odom said.
“I’m very grateful for this opportunity, and I can’t wait to get over there to meet the girls and get started.”
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Newley appointed Sydney Uni coach Shane Heal is exicted to have Odom on board.
“Neah is an incredible athlete. She will play as an undersized big for us and her ability to defend multiple positions is elite,” Heal said.
“She has the ability to defend any position in the WNBL and plays with a determination and toughness that will help set the tone for our style of play.
“She is talented on the offensive end too, with the ability to create her own shot off the bounce and create for teammates.
“I wanted two imports that wanted to come here to learn and develop their games, but also play with a hunger and intensity to be unique in our league. Both Steph and Leaonna will be fun players for our fans to watch and support this year.”
Odom will join Shayla Heal, Lauren Mansfield, Keely Froling, Steph Watts, Bec Pizzey, Kiera Rowe, Kalani Purcell and Funda Nakkasoglu who have all committed to the Sydney Uni team for the WNBL21 season.
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