Torns secure rising star Wilson

THE Launceston Tornadoes has completed its import line-up for the upcoming SEABL season with the signing of Townsville Fire WNBL rising star Alex Wilson. 

The 19-year-old, joins Adelaide Lightning duo Nadeen Payne and returning local favorite Lauren Mansfield. 

Her signing gives the Tornadoes a  strong, young import line to boost its group of talented locals girls with the likes of Olivia Howard, Emma Russell, Alicia Riley and some of the state's best young players being named in the team.

Wilson is considered one of the brightest young prospects on the WNBL scene. 

She was part of the Australian Gems team at the 2013 FIBA under-19 world championships that won bronze medal, the first Gems squad to do so since 1997. 

Wilson averaged 13 points, seven rebounds and three assists at the championships.

She was awarded the NAIDOC South Australian Sportswoman of the Year award for 2013 and the same year she also represented South Australia at the Australian under-20 national championships, where she claimed the Bob Staunton Medal for tournament MVP.

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