Katie-Rae Ebzery

Katie-Rae Ebzery (born 8 January 1990) is an Australian professional basketball player.

Katie-Rae Ebzery
Perth Lynx
PositionGuard
LeagueWNBL
Personal information
Born (1990-01-08) 8 January 1990 (age 30)
Waratah, New South Wales
NationalityAustralian
Listed height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Listed weight154 lb (70 kg)
Career information
Playing career2005–present
Career history
2005–2008Australian Institute of Sport
2008–2009Dandenong Rangers
2010–2016Sydney Uni Flames
2016–2017Dynamo Moscow
2017–2018Sydney Uni Flames
2018–presentPerth Lynx
Career highlights and awards

CareerEdit

WNBLEdit

In 2005, Ebzery began her professional career with the AIS.[1] From there, Ebzery spent a season with the Dandenong Rangers in 2008–09. In 2010 after a year of absence, she would then sign with the Sydney Uni Flames where she would become a strong presence within the club. For her performance during the 2015–16 WNBL season, Ebzery earned a place on the WNBL All-Star Five.[2]

EuropeEdit

In 2016, Ebzery took her talents overseas, signing with Russia's Dynamo Moscow.[3] There she would take place in the Russian Premier League and the Eastern European Basketball Women's League.

National teamEdit

Youth LevelEdit

Ebzery debuted for the Australian team when she participated in the 2007 FIBA Under-19 World Championship for Women in Bratislava, Slovakia alongside the likes of Abby Bishop & Cayla George. The team finished in 5th position at the championship and Ebzery averaged nine points per game. Strong performances in the WNBL saw Ebzery selected for the Emerging Opals 2011 World University Games campaign, winning bronze. She continues to add to her international medal collection with a bronze medal at the 2013 World University Games and has found herself inside the Jayco Opals program.

Senior LevelEdit

Ebzery made her Opals debut representing Australia in the 2015 FIBA Oceania Women's Championship as she took home a gold medal and secured the Opals a place at the 2016 Summer Olympics. Ebzery also took place in the Olympic Test Event in Rio de Janeiro.[4] Ebzery was named to the Opals final squad for their 2016 Summer Olympics campaign.[5] On 6 August 2016, Ebzery made her Olympic debut in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Opals suffered a heartbreaking Quarterfinal loss to Serbia, finishing the tournament in 5th place.

PersonalEdit

Ebzery is the daughter of Helen and Robert. She has three siblings, brothers Andrew and Mathew, and sister Alison.[6] Alison made her debut in the WNBL in 2019.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Sydney Uni star is better for the experience".
  2. ^ "2015/16 All-Star Five".
  3. ^ "Кэти Эбзэри и Александра Бантон".
  4. ^ Lulham, Amanda (5 January 2016). "Opal Katie-Rae Ebzery hoping to light up for Flames in WNBL ahead of Rio Olympic Test event". The Daily Telegraph.
  5. ^ "AUSTRALIAN WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TEAM ANNOUNCED". 14 July 2016.
  6. ^ a b O'Donoghue, Craig (31 October 2019). "In The Bonus: Perth Lynx captain Katie Ebzery and younger sister Alison prepare to face off in WNBL clash on Saturday". TheWest.com.au. Retrieved 1 November 2019.

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