Debbie Slimmon

Deborah Lee "Debbie" Slimmon (born 3 April 1967) is a retired Australian women's basketball player.

Debbie Slimmon
Personal information
Full nameDeborah Lee Slimmon
Born (1967-04-03) 3 April 1967 (age 54)[1]
Melbourne, Victoria
Sport
Country Australia
SportWomen's basketball

BiographyEdit

Slimmon played for the national team between 1987 and 1990, competing at the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul.[1][2] Slimmon also represented Australia at the 1985 FIBA Under-19 World Championship held in the United States.[3]

In the domestic competition, Slimmon was the Women's National Basketball League (WNBL) Most Valuable Player on two occasions; 1990 and 1992.[4][5] Although Slimmon represented Australia at only one Olympic Games and at no World Championships, she is still considered one of Australia’s best ever women basketballers.[6][7] Slimmon was also named to the WNBL All-Star Five on four occasions; 1988, 1989, 1990 and 1995.[8][9] In season 1990, Slimmon set a WNBL record with 553 points scored at an average of 22.1 per game. This record would remain for 12 years until broken by Penny Taylor in season 2001/02 with 570 points.[10]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Debbie Slimmon. Sports Reference LLC. Women's Basketball. Retrieved 2012-09-02.
  2. ^ FIBA Archive. Player Search: Slimmon. Retrieved 2012-09-02.
  3. ^ FIBA Archive. 1985 World Championship for Junior Women. Debbie Slimmon. Retrieved 2016-02-26.
  4. ^ League Most Valuable Player. Women's National Basketball League. Retrieved 2012-09-02.
  5. ^ Trailblazers: History of the WNBL MVP Award. Women's National Basketball League. News (21 March 2012). Retrieved 2012-09-02.
  6. ^ Bulleen Boomers: Club History. Women's National Basketball League: News. Retrieved 2012-09-02.
  7. ^ Howell, Stephen (20 January 5005). League pollsters find Jackson simply the best. The Age. Retrieved 2016-02-26.
  8. ^ All Star Five. Women's National Basketball League. Retrieved 2012-09-02.
  9. ^ Gary Turner leaves a Legacy behind. Women's National Basketball League. News (29 November 2010). Retrieved 2012-09-02.
  10. ^ Basketball Australia. WNBL Top Shooters Award. Retrieved 2012-12-24.