Micaela Cocks

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Micaela Cocks
No. 32 – Townsville Fire
Position Guard
League WNBL
Personal information
Born (1986-05-02) 2 May 1986 (age 31)
Takapuna, New Zealand
Nationality New Zealand
Listed height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Career information
College Oregon (2006–2010)
Playing career 2005–present
Career history
2005 North Harbour Breeze
2006 Auckland Lady Hawks
2010 Energa Torun (Poland)
2010 Cote d'Opale Basket (France)
2011–present Townsville Fire
Career highlights and awards

Micaela Cocks (born 2 May 1986) is a professional basketball player from New Zealand. She currently plays for the Townsville Fire in the WNBL.

Professional career[edit]

College[edit]

Cocks played college basketball for the Oregon Ducks in Eugene, Oregon, participating in NCAA Division I.[1] In her final season, she was awarded a place on the All-Pac-10 First-Team.

Europe[edit]

Cocks first travelled to Poland after signing with Energa Torun. However, she would only play four games before transferring to France, to play for Cote d'Opale Basket Calais. Once again, she would only participate in four games until her season was cut short.

Australia[edit]

Micaela Cocks was signed for the 2011–12 season, with the Townsville Fire. She has since been a strong, consistent member of their roster. Playing an instrumental role in their title runs in 2015 and 2016, alongside the likes of Suzy Batkovic and Cayla George. In the 2016 WNBL Finals, against the Perth Lynx, Cocks was awarded the WNBL Grand Final Most Valuable Player Award for her showings through the series.[2] Cocks has been re-signed for the 2016–17 and 2017–18 seasons.[3]

National team[edit]

At the 2006 Commonwealth Games she won a silver medal as part of the Tall Ferns New Zealand women's basketball team.[4] She represented New Zealand and the Tall Ferns again at the 2008 Summer Olympic Games. She has taken home a silver medal at the FIBA Oceania Championship on four occasions. She has also participated in two Olympic qualifying tournaments with the Tall Ferns, in 2012 and 2016. Unfortunately, both times, the Tall Ferns fell short on Olympic qualification.

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