Flyers make history with import addition
FOR the first time in club history, the Southside Flyers will have two imports on their list for the upcoming 2023/24 Women’s National Basketball League (WNBL) season.
Following the addition of Mercedes Russell in recent months, the Flyers recently announced the signing of WNBA draftee Jasmine Dickey. It is a landmark roster for the Flyers, who have had no more than one import at a time since the team’s inception.
Dickey will add to the team’s backcourt stocks, having established herself as a contributor for any team during her junior career, which saw her explode onto the scene.
The guard first stepped onto the scene thanks to a terrific campaign with her high school team in 2017 and 2018. Dickey led Catonsville High School to a maiden state championship, and a second-place finish the following year, showing her ability to provide leadership and offensive output on a consistent basis.
As a result of that strong start, she was offered a spot with the Delaware Blue Hens at collegiate level, where the guard continued to excel. Dickey made an immediate impact at NCAAW level, proving to be a reliable scorer and operating as a consistent performer on the offensive end, finishing with an average of 22.6 points per game, up there with the best in the competition.
Dickey saved her best for last in the college system, producing a dominant senior campaign and putting herself well and truly in contention for the WNBA draft. She averaged 25.3 points and 10.2 rebounds a game, and cemented her status as a big-game player in the process.
She was selected with the 30th overall pick in the 2022 WNBA Draft by the Dallas Wings, but will be donning Flyers colours in the coming months. Dickey is an incredibly talented player on the offensive end and should add another dimension to Southside’s scoring this season.
The Flyers fell devastatingly short of their fifth championship after being bested by the red hot Townsville Fire, who never truly looked like losing in the second half of the fixture. Redemption will be the theme for the Flyers, who now boast one of the most impressive rosters in the competition, and will be hungrier than ever to do one better during the 2023/24 season.