Nicole Hunt

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Nicole Hunt
Nicole Hunt.jpg
Hunt during a game between the Capitals and Logan Thunder at AIS Arena
No. 10 – Canberra Capitals
Position Guard
League WNBL
Personal information
Born (1988-10-15) 15 October 1988 (age 28)
Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia
Nationality Australia
Listed height 1.67 m (5 ft 6 in)

Nicole Hunt (born 15 October 1988) is an Australian basketball player from Victoria. She has played for the Australian Institute of Sport, Dandenong Rangers and Canberra Capitals in Australia's Women's National Basketball League (WNBL). She has also made appearances on the Australia women's national basketball team.

Personal[edit]

Hunt was born on 15 October 1988 in Warrnambool, Victoria. She is 167 centimetres (66 in) tall.[1][2] She is the eldest of three children, and has a brother and a sister.[3]

Australian Institute of Sport[edit]

Hunt played for the Australian Institute of Sport's WNBL team from 2006 to 2008.[3] At the end of the 2007/2008 season, she was named the WNBL's Rookie of the Year.[3]

Dandenong Rangers[edit]

Hunt played for the Dandenong Rangers from 2008 to 2010.[3][4][5][6] In a January 2008 game against the Bendigo Spirit, Hunt won the game for the Rangers with a three-point shot during overtime.[7]

Canberra Capitals[edit]

Hunt wears number 10 and plays guard for the Canberra Capitals.[1] On the team, she has the nickname of Flea.[8][9][10]

2010/2011[edit]

Hunt played for the Caps during the 2010/2011 season. The team's coach, Carrie Graf, believed Hunt's performance was one of the reasons the team did so well that season.[11] Her 22nd birthday was on the day the team played the Sydney Uni Flames, in a game when they came from behind to secure victory and Hunt scored 18 points.[10] In a November 2010 game against the Bendigo Spirit, she and Nicole Romeo were in charge of and were successful in largely shutting down Kristi Harrower.[12] In a December 2010 game against the Townsville Fire, she scored 10 points and tied for the team's second highest score in a game the Capitals lost.[13] During the 2010/2011 season, she would sometimes play point guard, and The Canberra Times described her as being a threat on the perimeter.[14] At the immediate end of the season, she was one of several players from the 2010/2011 squad who did not have a contract with the team for the 2011/2012 season.[15]

2011/2012[edit]

Canberra Capitals vs Townsville. Hunt is the short player in blue

Hunt participated in the team's first training session for the season on 13 September 2011 at the Belconnen Basketball Centre.[16] During the preseason, she had a case of tonsillitis.[11] In an October game against the Bulleen Boomers, she scored 12 points before leaving the game with an ankle injury.[17] In a 13 November 2011 game against the West Coast Waves, she scored 14 points.[18] In the 18 December 2011, 85–78 victory over the Bulleen Boomers, she scored 14 points, and was one of Canberra's top three scorers.[19]

SEABL[edit]

Hunt played for the Launceston Tornadoes team in the SEABL with Capitals teammate Molly Lewis in 2011.[20][21]

National team[edit]

Hunt was named to the squad that competed in the 2012 Summer Olympics qualifying tournament.[22][23][24] She was part of the 2011 squad that competed against New Zealand and China.[9] During the tournament, she wore the number 5 jersey.[25]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Canberra Capitals: Player Profile". WNBL.com.au. Retrieved 2012-01-07. 
  2. ^ Tuxworth, Jon (2 February 2011). "Caps to target Veal in Logan clash – Local News – Sport – Basketball". The Canberra Times. Retrieved 2012-01-12. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Nicole Hunt" (PDF). Canberra Capitals Media Guide 2010–2011. Canberra, Australia: Canberra Capitals: 61. October 2010. Retrieved 2012-01-11. 
  4. ^ "Townsville point guard fired up for familiar faces | Townsville Bulletin Sport – Fire". Townsville Bulletin. Townsville, Queensland. 29 November 2008. Retrieved 2012-01-13. 
  5. ^ "Townsville Fire sustain poise to hold off Rangers | Townsville Bulletin Sport". Townsville Bulletin. Townsville, Queensland. 1 December 2008. Retrieved 2012-01-13. 
  6. ^ "Fire don't take home court for granted | Townsville Bulletin Sport". Townsville Bulletin. Townsville, Queensland. 9 January 2010. Retrieved 2012-01-13. 
  7. ^ "WNBL courting problems". Sydney, Australia: Sydney Morning Herald. 20 January 2008. Retrieved 2012-01-07. 
  8. ^ Tuxworth, Jon (15 November 2011). "Coddington itching to step up to playmaker role – Local News – Sport – Basketball". The Canberra Times. Retrieved 2012-01-07. 
  9. ^ a b Tuxworth, Jon (7 October 2011). "Wilson the 'glue' for new-look Caps – Local News – Sport – Basketball". The Canberra Times. Retrieved 2012-01-07. 
  10. ^ a b Jon Tuxworth (16 October 2010). "Nicole keeps Caps – Local News – Sport – Basketball". The Canberra Times. Retrieved 2012-01-10. 
  11. ^ a b Dutton, Chris (28 September 2011). "Hunt has a point to prove at Caps – Local News – Sport – Basketball". The Canberra Times. Retrieved 2012-01-07. 
  12. ^ Jon Tuxworth (14 November 2010). "Formidable Batkovic bursts back – Local News – Sport – Basketball". The Canberra Times. Retrieved 2012-01-12. 
  13. ^ "Fire ravage Capitals | Townsville Bulletin Sport". Townsville Bulletin. Townsville, Queensland. 20 December 2010. Retrieved 2012-01-13. 
  14. ^ Jon Tuxworth (5 January 2011). "Business as usual for our Capitals – Local News – Sport – Basketball". The Canberra Times. Retrieved 2012-01-12. 
  15. ^ Jon Tuxworth (2 April 2011). "Caps hoping to stick with the status quo – Local News – Sport – Basketball". The Canberra Times. Retrieved 2012-01-10. 
  16. ^ Dutton, Chris (14 September 2011). "Short will be sweet for seasoned Caps – Local News – Sport – Basketball". The Canberra Times. Retrieved 2012-01-07. 
  17. ^ Tuxworth, Jon (9 October 2011). "Bulleen hands Caps another lesson – Local News – Sport – Basketball". The Canberra Times. Retrieved 2012-01-09. 
  18. ^ Tuxworth, Jon (14 November 2011). "Caps score confidence boost – Local News – Sport – Basketball". The Canberra Times. Retrieved 2012-01-09. 
  19. ^ "WNBL | Bulleen Boomers". Sydney, Australia: Sydney Morning Herald. 19 December 2011. Retrieved 2012-01-07. 
  20. ^ Tuxworth, Jon (7 December 2011). "SEABL side a bonus for Caps – Local News – Sport – Basketball". The Canberra Times. Retrieved 2012-01-08. 
  21. ^ Tuxworth, Jon (7 December 2011). "SEABL side a bonus for Caps – Local News – Sport – Basketball". The Canberra Times. Retrieved 2012-01-12. 
  22. ^ "Opals name squad for Olympic qualifiers". Sydney, Australia: Sydney Morning Herald. 2 September 2011. Retrieved 2012-01-07. 
  23. ^ "On the path to Games glory". Sydney, Australia: Sydney Morning Herald. 7 September 2011. Retrieved 2012-01-07. 
  24. ^ "www.theage.com.au – Opals name squad for Olympic qualifiers". Sydney, Australia: The Age. 2 September 2011. Retrieved 2012-01-07. 
  25. ^ "Opals unearth a gem | Townsville Bulletin Sport". Townsville Bulletin. Townsville, Queensland. 29 July 2011. Retrieved 2012-01-13. 

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