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    Over 300 players sign up to fight for spots in 10 WNBL teams

    Sep 9, 2020

    THE Women’s National Basketball League (WNBL) has received applications from 327 players just days after opening registration for the new professional league.

    The WNBL is looking to open its first season as a professional league on the third week of January with at least 10 clubs.

    Deadline for application is on Sept. 30 and the screening is set Oct. 1 to 10.

    A draft combine will be held from October 20 to 22, while the virtual draft is set Oct. 30.

    Montreal said the league also plans to hold its preseason in the first week of January, while submission of rosters will be on the following week.

    With the exception of the military teams including defending champion Lady Air Defenders, WNBL executive vice president Rhose Montreal said squads from the first season can keep six players from the previous tournament, and the other players to be dispersed in the draft.

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    WNBL ambassadress Bea Daez-Fabros noted the positive response of female players since the league got the nod from the Games and Amusements Board to become professional.

    “Zero apprehension is what I noticed and what I’ve observed from my friends, my teammates, and fellow basketball players. It’s really just all excitement. Whenever there’s new articles about the WNBL, there’s just so many shares from all the basketball players. What I really see is everyone trying to get back in shape in their own homes no matter how hard it is in quarantine and in the pandemic. They are doing their own thing and find ways to get back in shape,” said Daez-Fabros.

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