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Louise Rouse leads Oaklands Wolves junior prospects for new season

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Louise Rouse is back for her second year in the WBBL alongside five under-18 juniors on the Oaklands Wolves roster this season.

The 2001-born forward was part of the initial GB Under-20s squad this summer as well as being selected for the 2020 Hoopsfix All-Star Classic – despite its cancellation – after impressing last season.

Rouse starred in the WEABL with averages of 17.6 points and 15.5 rebounds per game as an All-WEABL Second Team selection, whilst making an impact in the WBBL with a best of 12 points coming against BA London Lions.

“I’m really excited for my second season in the WBBL,” said Rouse. “I learnt so much last year at Oaklands, and whilst my growth will continue I am also personally looking to make a bigger impact on the team this season.”

Coach Lee Ryan added: “Louise has made ridiculous improvements in her previous two years in the academy, to see where she started to where she is now is testament to her work ethic and the programme at Oaklands College.

“The work is not over, Louise has high ambitions in the game and I’m confident she will achieve them all.

“It’s a really exciting year for her and i’m looking forward to watching it materialise.”

The Wolves also have rising stars Grace Ashton and GB Under-18 Jocie Leavold as part of their WBBL setup as well as three newcomers from the academy programme.

Sophie Beard, Daisy Porter and Kizzy Spence-Mussington add depth to the backcourt as they will have the chance to earn minutes in the senior squad.

“The three guards will add competition to the group and what an opportunity for them to practice and play with such experienced seniors week in week out,” said Ryan.

“It will be a step up for them to the WBBL so it will be interesting to watch their development in this environment.”

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