Dandenong Basketball is thrilled to have Amy Baum and Sherry Glennie on board for the 2021 NBL1 South season, with both making important contributions in last Saturday’s victory over Diamond Valley.
Amy returns to her junior club after another stellar college season with Hawaii Pacific and Sherry Glennie makes her debut with the Rangers after playing multiple Senior season with Sandringham, Ballarat and Nunawading.
Each made their 2021 debut in a 79-65 victory against the Eagles with Amy picking up 7 points & 3 assists and Sherry helping the Rangers control the paint with 3 points & 8 rebounds.
This NBL1 debut has been a long-time coming for Amy after spending multiple years away with the Hawaii Pacific Sharks. Amy has quickly become a HPU legend during her time with their women’s basketball program, guiding them to multiple Pacwest tournament championships and winning back-to-back Pacwest Player Of The Year honours. Rangers fans can expect Amy to show that same leadership here at NBL1 level, helping guide some of our younger stars despite only being 21 years old.
Getting the opportunity to play for her junior club again is something Amy jumped at, with the young veteran ready to battle against some of the NBL1 veterans she grew up idolizing.
“I am extremely excited to be playing NBL1 South Basketball…I think the exposure and opportunities it has created for young athletes is fantastic,” said Amy. “It’s a super exciting time for everybody involved and I can wait to compete against the experienced players in the league.”
“Being a Dandenong Ranger means a lot to me since I’ve played all my junior basketball there. To come through the pathway that Dandenong has created from under 12’s all the way to under 18’s, and then to play Youth League and now NBL1 is very special to me.”
Despite not having the history Amy has with the club this season is equally exciting for NBL1 veteran Sherry Glennie, who makes her debut with DBA at age 32. After completing her college career with the University of Missouri – Saint Louis Sherry has bounced around as a valued veteran of the league who provides great inside presence on the glass.
Having not played basketball at an elite level since 2019 Sherry is thrilled to be back on court and playing the game, she loves with some exciting Rangers talent.
“I am super excited to play back in the league, just like everyone else I’m sure”, said Sherry. “After having a year off, it makes you actually really appreciate the sport that little bit more and especially as you get older and not sure how much longer you have left.”
“Even though this team has a lot of young talent, I believe we have a really good chance at making some noise in the league. Dandenong has always been such a strong club over the years and we want to keep it that way.”
The 2021 NBL1 South season has now tipped off with the first NBL1 Rangers home event on May 8th. Stay tuned to dandenongbasketball.com.au for more information on ticketing, signings and gameday news as we saddle up for a huge season of Senior Rangers basketball.