Opals star Liz Cambage is ready to dominate the WNBL according to her Flyers teammates
Liz Cambage has only been with Southside for two months, but her “massive” presence on and off the floor is set to steer the Flyers to great heights in the 2020 WNBL season.
That’s the opinion of Flyers captain Jenna O‘Hea, who has been blown away by Cambage’s impact on the team in such a short period of time.
O’Hea says her Opals teammate possesses a powerful aura, which has already come to the fore in practice matches ahead of next Thursday’s season tip-off.
“Teams are trying to double and triple team Liz, and she is still able to shoot over them because she is that much taller,” O’Hea said.
“It also allows us to get open off her as well because she just draws so much attention.
“She is also a very good and willing passer, so once we get used to where she likes to catch the ball and where the space is for us to move, I think it will be really good.”
Liz Cambage (C) is a giant in international and domestic competitions (Photo by GUILLAUME SOUVANT / AFP)Source:AFP
O’Hea is rooming with Cambage inside the team’s North Queensland hub, which has given her a daily insight into one of the world’s best basketballers.
From keeping the team accountable via setting high standards to knowing when to have a bit of fun, the 2011 WNBL champion with the Bulleen Boomers understands how to achieve at the highest level.
O’Hea believes the Flyers are quickly learning how to live and play with Cambage.
“I’m rooming with Liz at the moment and we both like our alone time but when we get together, she is singing and dancing,” she said.
“When she is in the team environment she is switched on, but when we are back in the room she likes to chill and listen to a bit of music.
“I’m just rapt to be back in her presence again. I like her energy and we have a lot of fun together.”
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O’Hea is expecting one of the most competitive WNBL seasons in history given the campaign will be played in a hub over an intense six-week period.
It’s why she won’t take any team for granted in the race for a championship.
“We’ve had a couple of practice games in quarantine and you can’t just rock up and expect to win,” she said.
“Every game is going to be really tough and I think some luck is going to come into it, in terms of keeping everyone healthy.
“There are a lot of games in a short time, so recovery is going to be key.
“I also think there are going to be missed shots just because of fatigue, so it will be all about who can keep their players healthy.”
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