2018 WBBL Trophy
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Azania Stewart comes out of retirement to join the Leicester Riders for the remaining 2020-21 WBBL Season.
The 2012 Olympian and Commonwealth Silver medalist earned a scholarship to attend the University of Florida. In her 4-year NCAA career she ranked third in blocks (205) and had the highest FG percentage in a single season (61.9%). She even contributed to the Gators reaching the NCAA Tournament as a Freshman and Senior.
The 6’4 centre had a six year professional career and took her talents to Spain, Australia, Hungary and Latvia. In her last season, she signed with TTT Riga in Latvia, where she played in the EuroCup league and averaged 9.8 points, 5.9 rebounds and 1.4 assists.
Prior to retirement, Stewart finished up her decorative career with 101 caps for Great Britain basketball and a 83-42 win against Portugal in the women’s FIBA EuroBasket qualifier. She made her senior GB debut in 2009 but still has a significant impact on the team today.
Azania proudly represented her home nation during the 2012 Olympics. GB faced Australia, Canada, Russia, France and Brazil in London where Stewart averaged 4.4 points and 2.6 rebounds.
Stewart also brought her leadership and basketball expertise to the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. She was part of history by winning a silver medal and helping England reach its first women’s Commonwealth basketball final.