After coaxing Rohanee Cox out of retirement mid-way through the 2012/13 WNBL season, Southern Design Sydney Uni Flames Head Coach Karen Dalton has pulled off another coup by re-signing the former WNBL MVP and Australian Opal for a further WNBL season.
“It’s great knowing that we are going to have Rohanee back on the court with us for the next WNBL season. Rohanee is a great player and leader who has an enormous amount of WNBL and international experience,” explained Dalton.
Cox, originally from Broome and having previously played for West Coast and Townsville in the WNBL, settled quickly in Sydney and showed no signs of retirement slowing her down.
The 32 year old forward exploded back onto the WNBL scene in her first game against Logan on October 26 scoring 15 points, pulling down five boards and snatching two steals, in only 15 minutes of game time.
Throughout the 2012/13 WNBL season Cox continued to contribute heavily in each game for the Flames as she averaged 13 points (3rd in Flames) at 52.4% from the field (2nd), 1.7 steals (2nd), 1.6 blocks (1st), and 6.3 rebounds (1st).
Cox has successfully gained entry to the University of Sydney to study education and is in full support of the Flames push to get its Indigenous Community Program up and running.
Cox joins guards Katie Rae Ebzery and Alicia Poto as re-signed Flames returning in 2013/14. These players will provide Coach Dalton with a great core playing group to build from, and with their new stadium the Flames will be a team to be feared in the upcoming season.