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Jessica Wayne is all set to make the trip south, from Durham Palatinates, to suit up for our Nottingham Wildcats for the 2023-24 season.

A graduate of Emporia State University in Kansas, Wayne is no stranger to the WBBL. For the last two seasons, Wayne was a key player for the Durham Palatinates whilst studying for her master’s degree. This year,  Wayne will embark on her first year as a full-time professional athlete and is looking forward to the challenge.

“I’m excited to return to the WBBL to play for the Wildcats. The league is getting stronger each year and I’m grateful to be part of it again. I look forward to adding my experience and skill set to the team under Coach Karen’s leadership. From the conversations with Coach Karen, I believe she is creating a culture that will help lead this team to a successful season!”

Wayne, who averaged over 36 minutes per game in the WBBL last season, has been brought in to boost our backcourt and will provide consistency at both ends of the floor. Last season, the 25-year-old put up some big numbers averaging 15.1pts and 3.3 assists per game. Wayne earned all-league honours at the end of the season, being named to the WBBL All-Defensive team, having been third best in the league in steals per game with 3.1 as well as grabbing 8.4 rebounds per game. 


Coach Burton is looking forward to adding Jessica to her growing roster for next season. “I am really pleased to have Jessica join the club this year. Having had to scout her last season, I really like how tough she is on the defensive end. Defence will be our focus and Jessica will fit well with that. I am looking for her to bring high levels of energy to the team’s chemistry. I think this will help us to be a great unit.”


The WBBL team is building, as is the excitement for next season. Keep an eye out on our socials for more signing news and schedule releases. 

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