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Elizabeth "Liz" Cambage (born 18 August 1991[1]) is an Australian professional basketball player for the Las Vegas Aces of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) and the Australian Opals. Cambage currently holds the WNBA single-game scoring record with her 53-point performance against the New York Liberty on 17 July 2018< [2]

Cambage was born in London to a Nigerian father and Australian mother. Her parents separated when Cambage was three months old and Cambage moved to Australia with her mother. First settling in Coffs Harbour in New South Wales, the family then moved to Melbourne and later the Mornington Peninsula.[3]

WNBL

Cambage played her junior basketball with Dandenong Rangers, joining their WNBL team for the 2007-08 season. In 2007, she accepted a scholarship to the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) and played for the AIS WNBL team, based in Canberra, for the remainder for the 2007-08 season and the following season.[4]

In 2009-10 Cambage returned to Melbourne to play with the Bulleen Boomers and in her first season with the club made the WNBL all-star five.[4]

Cambage was the MVP for the 2010–11 WNBL season in a season where the Bulleen Boomers won the WNBL championship for the first time in the club's history.[5]

WNBA

Cambage was selected the first round of the 2011 WNBA Draft (2nd overall) by the Tulsa Shock.[6] In March 2011, Cambage expressed a reluctance to play for the Shock, stating "I don't want to play at Tulsa, I've made that clear. They want to make me a franchise player, but I'm not going to the WNBA for that. I'm going there to learn and improve my game. But what can you do?".[7] Cambage later stated that this was a misinterpretation and that she was happy to play with the Shock and that she couldn't wait to get to Oklahoma.

References

  1. http://www.wnbl.com.au/index.php?id=706 WNBL profile
  2. "Opals dig next big thing with teenage prodigy Elizabeth Cambage". Herald Sun. 2009-08-17. http://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/opals-dig-next-big-thing-with-teenage-prodigy-elizabeth-cambage/story-e6frf9if-1225762563943. Retrieved 7 December 2010. 
  3. "Liz Cambage the next Lauren Jackson". The Vine. 11 March 2011. http://www.thevine.com.au/sport/news/liz-cambage-the-next-lauren-jackson20110311.aspx. Retrieved 11 April 2011. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Elizabeth Cambage". Player profile. Women's National Basketball League. http://www.wnbl.com.au/index.php?id=706. Retrieved 11 April 2011. 
  5. [tt_news=3043&tx_ttnews[backPid]=1&cHash=9a23ea5ff6 "Bulleen’s Liz Cambage clinches WNBL Most Valuable Player award"]. 5 April 2011. Women's National Basketball League. http://www.wnbl.com.au/index.php?id=81&tx_ttnews[tt_news]=3043&tx_ttnews[backPid]=1&cHash=9a23ea5ff6. Retrieved 11 April 2011. 
  6. http://www.wnba.com/draft2011/draft_board.html 2011 WNBA Draft board
  7. Bernard, Grantley (31 March 2011). "Liz Cambage keen to get WNBA show on the road". Herald Sun. http://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/liz-cambage-keen-to-get-wnba-show-on-the-road/story-e6frfglf-1226030928435. Retrieved 11 April 2011. 

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