WNBL Youth Player of the Year Award

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The WNBL Youth Player of the Year (formerly the WNBL Rookie of the Year Award) is an annual Women's National Basketball League (WNBL) award given since the 1988 WNBL season. The award underwent a makeover in the 2019–20 season with new criteria seeing Australian players 23 years old or under eligible for Youth Player of the Year, replacing the long-standing Rookie of the Year. The award is named the Betty Watson Youth Player of the Year Award.[1][2][3]

Winners[edit]

Denotes player inducted into the Australian Basketball Hall of Fame
Denotes player who is still active
Player (X) Denotes the number of times the player had won at that time
Team (X) Denotes the number of times a player from this team had won at that time
Season Player Position Nationality Team
1988 Lucille Hamilton  Australia Australian Institute of Sport
1989 Renae Fegent  Australia Australian Institute of Sport (2)
1990 Trisha Fallon  Australia Australian Institute of Sport (3)
1991 Michelle Brogan  Australia Noarlunga Tigers
1992 Allison Cook  Australia Melbourne Tigers
1993 Allison Cook (2)  Australia Melbourne Tigers (2)
1994 Maryanne Difrancesco  Australia Melbourne Tigers (3)
1995 Chika Emeagi  Australia Australian Institute of Sport (4)
1996 Jessica Bibby Guard  Australia Dandenong Rangers
1997 Lauren Jackson Forward/Center  Australia Australian Institute of Sport (5)
1998 Andrea Cartledge  Australia Melbourne Tigers (4)
1998–99 Caitlin Ryan Guard  Australia Dandenong Rangers (2)
1999–00 Shelley Hammonds Center  Australia Australian Institute of Sport (6)
2000–01 Laura Summerton Forward  Australia Australian Institute of Sport (7)
2001–02 Alison Downie Forward  Australia Dandenong Rangers (3)
Kamala Lamshed  Australia Adelaide Lightning
2002–03 Kelly Wilson Guard  Australia Australian Institute of Sport (8)
2003–04 Kathleen MacLeod Guard  Australia Australian Institute of Sport (9)
2004–05 Renae Camino Guard  Australia Australian Institute of Sport (10)
2005–06 Abby Bishop Forward/Center  Australia Australian Institute of Sport (11)
2006–07 Cayla Francis Forward/Center  Australia Australian Institute of Sport (12)
2007–08 Nicole Hunt Guard  Australia Australian Institute of Sport (13)
2008–09 Sarah Graham Guard  Australia Logan Thunder
2009–10 Tayla Roberts Forward/Center  Australia Australian Institute of Sport (14)
2010–11 Gretel Tippett Forward/Center  Australia Logan Thunder (2)
2011–12 Carley Mijović Forward  Australia Australian Institute of Sport (15)
2012–13 Stephanie Talbot Guard  Australia Adelaide Lightning (2)
2013–14 Alex Wilson Guard  Australia Townsville Fire
2014–15 Lauren Scherf Forward  Australia Dandenong Rangers (4)
2015–16 Alex Ciabattoni Forward  Australia Adelaide Lightning (3)
2016–17 Monique Conti Guard  Australia Melbourne Boomers
2017–18 Ezi Magbegor Forward  Australia Canberra Capitals
2018–19 Jazmin Shelley Guard  Australia Melbourne Boomers (2)
2019–20 Ezi Magbegor (2) Forward  Australia Melbourne Boomers (3)
2020 Shyla Heal Guard  Australia Townsville Fire (2)
2021–22 Ezi Magbegor (3) Forward  Australia Melbourne Boomers (4)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "WNBL NAMES END OF SEASON AWARDS AND WNBL ALL-STAR FIRST & SECOND TEAMS". wnbl.basketball.
  2. ^ Australian Basketball Hall of Fame. Betty Watson OAM. Retrieved 19 December 2015.
  3. ^ Basketball Australia (14 July 2007). Francis named Rookie of the Year. Retrieved 23 January 2016.