19-year-old, Abbey Whitehouse, is the latest rising British talent recruited to our Nottingham Wildcats WBBL team.
Whitehouse is a product of the long-established and highly successful Sheffield Hatters’ Junior programme and is already an established WBBL player, having made her debut in the 2019-20 season. Last season the Hatters were a top 4 team and Whitehouse provided them with some great contributions. The teenager averaged more than 20 minutes per game last season to go with 6 pts per game.
Abbey joins former Hatters colleague, Alice Fallon, at the club and at the University of Nottingham where they are both undergraduates. The pair will be looking to help establish the University of Nottingham in BUCS Premier and make a positive contribution to our new-look WBBL team.
Having just finished international duty at the Division B European Championships with the Great Britain Under 20s, Abbey had this to say about her move to Nottingham. “I’m really looking forward to moving to Nottingham and to be playing for the Wildcats this year. I’m excited to meet the team and have a good season together”.
As Coach Burton continues to build her squad for the upcoming season, mixing experience with exciting young talent is apparent and Whitehouse certainly fits the latter. Her form, at WBBL level, towards the end of last season was strong and she has carried that over into the Euros where she averaged 20 minutes per game and 4.8pts on 39% shooting.
Commenting on the acquisition of Whitehouse, Coach Burton said, “I am really excited to work with Abbey again. She is a young British talent who continues to work on her game at the highest level. I will be looking for her to make an impact and embed herself into our team environment.”