Launceston Tornadoes' latest signing D'Asia Chambers brings a wealth of playing experience from as far afield as her native USA to Germany, Finland, Luxemburg, Egypt and even Smithton.
The experienced 28-year-old guard's globe-trotting exploits since graduating from Slippery Rock University in 2015 landed her in Tasmania for the 2020 NWBU campaign cut short by COVID-19.
Having averaged 31 points, 15 rebounds and three assists in her nine games, Chambers stayed in Tasmania during the shutdown and subsequently led Wynyard to the State League title, claiming the competition's MVP honours along the way by averaging 28 points and 11 rebounds per game.
Remaining in Tasmania, she spent the entire pre-season training with the Tornadoes and sees the opportunity to play the 2021 NBL1 South season as an audition for a potential offer in the WNBL later this year.
"I am excited about the opportunity to play with the Launceston Tornadoes this season," Chambers said.
I have enjoyed my experience here in Tasmania.D'Asia Chambers
"With everything that has happened in the last year I am grateful to be able to do what I love. I have enjoyed my experience here in Tasmania playing in the NWBU.
"This is a chance for me to play in a higher standard league and improve all elements of my game. I am excited for the NBL1 season to start."
Torns head coach Sarah Veale was thrilled to have secured Chambers for the season.
"D'Asia brings a lot of experience to our team, with the ability to play a number of positions and score freely," Veale said.
"She is a strong player that is comfortable mixing it with much larger opponents in the key and can shoot the ball from beyond the three-point line. She will add some grunt to our game and has been training well with the other players in the squad."
The Tornadoes have secured four contracted players this season with Keely Froling, Teyla Evans and Mariah Payne already announced.
The club will announce its squad of local players over the next week in the lead-up to the first game on Saturday, April 17, against the Hobart Chargers.
The Tornadoes' first home game is in round two on Saturday, April 24, against the Ballarat Rush.
Elphin Sports Centre will have a limited seating capacity this season due to COVID restrictions.