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Claire Paxton set for new chapter with Essex Rebels

Claire Paxton has signed for Essex Rebels for the upcoming 2021-22 season in what will be a fourth team in five seasons in the WBBL.

The former GB Under-20 forward produced career bests of 15.7 points, 9.0 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 1.4 blocks per game in a second year at Durham Palatinates last season.

Paxton has also previously played for Caledonia Pride and Leicester Riders since joining the league post-college career in 2017 – currently ranking just outside the top 20 for points and rebounds in the all-time WBBL Championship leaderboards.

The move – as first reported by HalfCourtUK – sees Paxton join Tia Freeman and Jade Mbam as the newest recruits for the Rebels as they join a quartet of announced returnees in Ashleigh Munns, Angel Waithe, Andrea Kohlhaas, Megan Haines, Carla Bieg and Olivia Partridge.

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