In the first of our new player profile series, get to know exciting prospect Katie Januszewska.
The Loughborough Riders guard has made a big impression this season after making the switch from Derby and has looked right at home in WNBL Division 1 action as well as seeing minutes in the WBBL for Leicester.
Year born: 2004
Current club: Leicester Riders / Charnwood
Former teams: Derby Trailblazers, Leicester Warriors
KJ: I am a competitive team player with strong desire to win and a great work ethic, right up until the final buzzer!
KJ: Playing for GB and England [junior teams] as well as getting to train and play with the WBBL team this year.
KJ: I had 50 points, 16 rebounds and 11 assists for the Under-16s against Sheffield Hatters in January, 2020.
KJ: Always strive to be the best you can possibly be every day and learn from your mistakes.
KJ: It has been a disruptive season due to COVID, but despite this we have still been able to come together as a team and have a good start to the season. I have enjoyed the challenge of playing in the WBBL and being able to learn from them and the diversity of experience my teammates have.
KJ: My goal for 2021 for Division 1 is to lead and develop both the team and myself as a player. From a team perspective, we want to compete with the top teams in the league and continue to grow from each performance.
— Loughborough Basketball (@lborobasketball) November 28, 2020
My goal for WBBL is to continue to learn from the experience within the team and continue to develop as a player. My longer term ambition is to achieve a scholarship to America.
KJ: Makana Stone as she is a great all-round team player who has had a very strong start to the season.
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