Cracknell’s return makes six
THE Selkirk Ballarat Rush have further cemented their 2021 NBL1 South season line up with the confirmation that Millie Cracknell will be dressing for the big club.
A 168-centimetre point guard, she ran on a few times with the senior Rush in 2019, netting 12 points with a 50 per cent shooting average, however Cracknell also spent time with the youth team.
“I am so excited to be in my hometown and play for the Selkirk Ballarat Rush in the NBL1 this year,” she said.
“After such an uncertain year in 2020 it is a privilege to be a part of the team, and I can’t wait for the season ahead with Eric Hayes and Megan Collins.”
Despite there being very little competitive basketball last season, Cracknell still has an eye on going further in the sport.
“Obviously after being unable to play any basketball last year, I would like to work on my fitness and overall game,” she said.
“In these uncertain times I just want to get back to playing the best basketball I can and then assess the options for College opportunities from there.”
For Rush head coach Eric Hayes, Cracknell’s progress through the Basketball Ballarat System reflected her development and commitment as a player.
“It is great to have Millie in the program after she finished her strong performance in the junior program and youth league,” he said.
“Millie is a very good shooter and ball handler so she will have a great opportunity to learn from our senior guards this year as she continues to grow and develop.”