Boag excited to be back in Bundaberg
CARLY Boag has unfinished business in Bundaberg for the Bears.
Not content with a semi-finals appearance last season, she is aiming to go one better this year when the new Queensland Basketball League starts. She has signed on again with the Bears and is pleased to be in the region again.
"I'm very excited to come back," she said.
"I love it here. Everyone here at the community, and the team-mates, are absolutely lovely."
"It made my choice so much easier to sign for another year."
Boag returns to Bundaberg after a successful season in the WNBL.
Signing for the Sydney University Flames the Tamworth-born player impressed as she played 24 games for the side.
Her average of 5.5 points, 5.6 rebounds and 0.5 assists for the team helped her win the most improved player award at the club at the end of the season.
Boag said it was a brilliant season for her.
"I was lucky enough to get most improved which was a privilege to win," she said.
"Unfortunately though we just missed out on making the playoffs, so that was a bit unfortunate."
Playing as a forward or centre Boag knows exactly what she needs to do in a game.
"I play one of those positions depending on if I'm one of the taller players or shorter players," she said.
"My strengths are rebounding, looking to score and helping my team-mates."
The 24-year old also harbours ambitions to head overseas in the future.
"Heading back to Europe would be nice again. It was a good experience in my first year (after playing in France)," she said
"At the moment I'd like to stay in Australia maybe a year or two more and keep close to home," she said.
In the short term though her focus is on the Bears and bringing her WNBL experience to the team.
"You have a certain amount of time when you play in Sydney and coming here I'll play more minutes. It's good because it will help with my game as I improve and I can transfer that back to Sydney and here as well. The aim will be to bring skills to each team."
She also has one aim for this season.
"We have pretty much the same group, which is a good thing as we can play together again," she said.
"We have added our import as well who should help us with height and we want to go one better each year so a championship would be nice."
The new QBL season starts on April 29 in a game against Logan.
GETTING TO KNOW CARLY
PREVIOUS CLUBS: Leon Tregor Basket (2014/15), Sydney University Flames (2015/16-), Bundaberg Bears (2014/15-)