Tayla Roberts

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Tayla Roberts
Adelaide Lightning
Position Forward
League WNBL
Personal information
Born (1993-02-16) 16 February 1993 (age 24)
Launceston, Tasmania
Nationality Australian
Listed height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Career information
Playing career 2009–present
Career history
2009–2011 Australian Institute of Sport
2011–2012 Bulleen Boomers
2012–2013 Sydney Uni Flames
2014–2015 Bendigo Spirit
2015–2016 Melbourne Boomers
2016–present Adelaide Lightning
Career highlights and awards

Tayla Roberts (born 16 February 1993) is an Australian basketball player who currently plays for the Adelaide Lightning in the Women's National Basketball League.

Professional career[edit]


Roberts began her professional career in 2009, for the Australian Institute of Sport. She would later to go on to receive the WNBL Rookie of the Year Award. [1] Roberts has spent time with a range of WNBL teams in her young career. After the AIS, Roberts was signed by the then defending champions, Bulleen Boomers. She then had a one season stint with the Sydney Uni Flames. After a one year absence, she then signed with the defending champions in the Bendigo Spirit. For the 2015–16 season, she returned to Victoria, with the rebranded Melbourne Boomers. [2]

National team[edit]

Youth Level[edit]

Roberts had an extremely successful and influential youth career for the Australian national team. Roberts made her international debut at the 2009 FIBA Oceania Under-16 Championship in Brisbane, Australia, where she took home Gold and secured Australia's place at the inaugural Under-17 World Championship the following year. Roberts would go on to represent Australia at the FIBA World Championship in France where Australia placed seventh. At this tournament Roberts averaged 16.1 points per game. She then transitioned to represent the Gems at the 2011 FIBA Under-19 World Championship in Chile. At this tournament she was the highest scorer in any single game, scoring 41 points against Japan. [3] Despite averaging 15.9 points per game on a strong Australian team, the team narrowly missed out on bronze, placing fourth.