Nanai welcomed back to Port City Power
QBLW: The Port City Power Breakers have started gearing up for 2019 season already with the announcement of the return of forward Milomilo Nanai.
Nanai returns to the Port City Breakers with an average of 12 points per game, eight rebounds per game and four assists per game from the last season.
She also captained the team in 2018 and is looking forward to leveraging her leadership experience to drive the team to a more successful 2019.
Nanai spoke about the importance of her commitment to the team and aiming for more wins next year.
"I'm excited to get back into the Gladstone uniform again and this time I've experienced a full season, so I know what to expect," she said.
"I can't wait to show how my full potential can help out with the team next season."
Port City Power head coach Ray Cooper said the return of Nanai would help greatly with the long-term stability of the team.
"In the Queensland Basketball League, the teams with great continuity are the ones who seem to have the most success and her return will provide us with some familiarity which we expect will help the team's performance," Cooper said.
The Port City Power Breakers finished second-last on a 15-team table and will look to improve on 2018 next year.
"Nanai is a do-it-all player who is proven at this level and we will surround her with some new pieces in 2019 but still expect her to have a great influence on the team," Cooper said.
The return of Nanai follows the recent signing import forward Harold Ridgeway.
The 203cm former Toowoomba Mountaineer has a reputation for playing above the rim and finished the 2018 QBL season with averages of 15 points per game and 11 rebounds per game with 55 per cent shooting accuracy.
Ridgeway played for the North West Bearcats in the South Australian state league.