Sam Ashby named to 2024 Women’s British Basketball League British Team of the Year

The Women’s British Basketball League today announced that Sam Ashby has been named to the 2024 British Team of the year. 

The Australian/British rookie was the Club’s second-leading scorer (13.6) and led the team in steals (1.8). She scored in double digits on 17 occasions in 21 appearances this season, putting up a season-high of 23 points and 7 rebounds against Oaklands Wolves in March. 

Ashby’s performances earned her a starting spot for Team South in the 2024 British Basketball League All Star game.

She also received her first international call up for Great Britain in November. 

The British Team of the Year selection adds to Ashby’s growing list of accolades, which includes Associated and Catholic Colleges Most Valuable Player in 2017 and Most Outstanding Female Basketballer in 2016 and 2017 for Newman College, Perth. 

 “It’s an honour to be chosen in a pool of such amazing British athletes this league has brought together,” said Ashby. 

Head Coach Ben Stanley commented: “Sam’s really developed from the start of the year to now, playing out of pick-and-roll and improving her decision making.  

“When you combine that with her ability to shoot the ball and her inherent toughness it’s no surprise she has made the British Team of the Tear, and we’re looking forward to seeing her on the international stage further with GB.”

Leicester Riders Managing Director Russell Levenston added: “Congratulations to Sam for her selection on the British Team of the Year. We have been impressed with how she acquitted herself all season both domestically and internationally, on and off the court.

“Well done Sam!”