Tayla Roberts

Tayla Roberts (born 16 February 1993) is an Australian professional basketball player.

Tayla Roberts
Dandenong Rangers
PositionForward
LeagueWNBL
Personal information
Born (1993-02-16) 16 February 1993 (age 28)
Launceston, Tasmania
NationalityAustralian
Listed height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Career information
Playing career2009–present
Career history
2009–2011Australian Institute of Sport
2011–2012Bulleen Boomers
2012–2013Sydney Uni Flames
2014–2015Bendigo Spirit
2015–2016Melbourne Boomers
2016–2017Adelaide Lightning
2017–presentDandenong Rangers
Career highlights and awards

Professional careerEdit

WNBLEdit

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 teamEdit

Youth levelEdit

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.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Tuxworth, Jon (25 November 2010). "AIS star struck by Payne of moving on". The Canberra Times. Archived from the original on 20 July 2011. Retrieved 9 February 2012.
  2. ^ "2015/16 WNBL SEASON PREVIEW- MELBOURNE BOOMERS". basketball.net.au.
  3. ^ "AUS/JPN - Dreaded Roberts plunders Japanese mosquito fleet". fiba.com.