Shelley Hammonds

Shelley Jane Hammonds (born 6 March 1983) is a retired Australian women's basketball player, who represented the country at both junior and senior levels.[1] Hammonds is married to basketball player Matt Burston.[2]

Shelley Hammonds
Australian Institute of Sport
Sydney Uni Flames
Perth Lynx
Dandenong Rangers
Melbourne Boomers
Adelaide Lightning
Personal information
Born (1983-03-06) 6 March 1983 (age 38)
Wollongong, New South Wales
Listed height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)


Hammonds commenced playing in the Women's National Basketball League (WNBL) in 1999. Since then, Hammonds has played for the AIS (1999 to 2002), Sydney Uni Flames (2002/03 to 2003/04); Perth Lynx (2004/05); Dandenong Rangers (2005/06 to 2007/08), Melbourne Boomers (2008/09 and 2010/11) and Adelaide Lightning (2009/10).[3] Hammonds retired following the completion of the 2010/11 season having played 210 games.[4][5]

In season 1999/00, Hammonds won the WNBL Rookie of the Year Award for the most outstanding first year player.[6] Hammonds was also selected to the WNBL All-Star Five on two occasions; 2002/03 and 2003/04.[7]

At official FIBA tournaments, Hammonds represented Australia at the 2001 World Championship for Junior Women and 2003 World Championship for Young Women.[8] At the 2001 Championship, Hammonds led the points scored for Australia with an average of 17.9 points per game.[9]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Women's National Basketball League. Player Profile: Shelley Burston. Retrieved 2015-01-09.
  2. ^ Townsville Fire 17 July 2009). Foley steps up to captaincy, Hammonds steps into the fold. Retrieved 2015-01-09.
  3. ^ Women's National Basketball League. All Time Playing Roster Archived 15 October 2013 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved 2015-01-09
  4. ^ Ward, Roy (8 August 2011). Coach backs his new-look Boomers to mix it with best. The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 2015-01-09.
  5. ^ Women's National Basketball League. Players with 100 or more career games Archived 17 May 2013 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved 2015-01-13.
  6. ^ Women's National Basketball League. Betty Watson Rookie of the Year. Retrieved 2015-01-09.
  7. ^ Women's National Basketball League. All Star Five. Retrieved 2015-01-09.
  8. ^ FIBA Archive. Player Search: Shelley Hammonds. Retrieved 2015-01-13.
  9. ^ FIBA Archive. 2001 World Championship for Junior Women. Australia. Retrieved 2015-01-13.