Thursday, November 16, 2023
Mackay and Whitsunday Life
In a slam dunk move, Mackay Basketball proudly unveiled the signing of Taylor Mole for the highly anticipated 2024 NBL1 North season.
The 24-year-old baller is set to ignite the court as she suits up for the McDonald’s Mackay Meteorettes come April next year. Taylor, currently showcasing her skills with the Adelaide Lightning in the WNBL, is ready to bring her A-game to the Mackay squad, adding a new level of excitement to the upcoming season.
Mole brings an array of high-level hoops experience to the Sugar City, having represented Australia as a junior before playing five-years of U.S college basketball for both Colorado State University and the University of California Santa Barbara. Mole’s best year in the NCAA saw her average an impressive 14.3 points and 9.5 rebounds while shooting an astonishing 42 per cent from behind the arc. After finishing her time stateside, the Tasmanian native joined the Cairns Dolphins in the NBL1 North last season, where she posted notable numbers of 16 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists per contest.
The former Basketball Australia Centre of Excellence graduate posted a mammoth 16- point, 16-rebound double-double against Mackay in Round 7, before dropping a season-high 36 points versus Rockhampton in Round 9. Her stellar NBL1 North form helping her land a WNBL contract with the Adelaide Lightning.
McDonald’s Mackay Meteorettes Head Coach Jamiey Doevendans was thrilled with the addition the 188cm wing.
“Signing Taylor to our McDonald’s Mackay Meteorettes is extremely exciting. Taylor is dynamic, extremely creative off the dribble and can shoot from range at a high clip,” Doevendans said.
“Taylor is also very athletic, and her length will disrupt and change shots driving our defence into offence.
“Her professionalism and work ethic to be successful will be pivotal to our teams’ culture. I’m very much looking forward to Taylor playing with us in 2024.”
Mole shared similar enthusiasm about playing her second NBL1 North season in Mackay.
"I’m super excited to get to Mackay and meet everyone there and I can’t wait to connect with the community and for our team to make an impact in the North next season,” Mole said.
“I’m looking forward to working with Jaimey and the team to continue developing my game and furthering my basketball career.” More McDonald’s Mackay Meteorettes NBL1 player announcements are expected in the coming weeks.
Taylor Mole has signed with the McDonald’s Mackay Meteorettes for NBL1 North 2024. Picture: Adelaide Lightning