Cambage set for WCBA Finals in China

Cambage set for WCBA Finals in China

Australian Opals star Liz Cambage has one hand on another trophy to add to her collection, with her Zhejiang Far East team set for Game One of the Women’s Chinese Basketball Association (WCBA) Finals today.

The 21-year-old was dominant in the WCBA Semi Finals, putting up 45 points, 17 rebounds and 5 blocks to clinch a berth in the Championship Finals and potentially a league title in her first season abroad.

Making the move to China after a breakout Olympic Games campaign in London that saw her average 13.6 points and 5.6 rebounds per game as the Opals claimed their fifth consecutive Olympic Medal, Cambage wasted little time stamping herself as one of the WCBA’s premier players.

The Opals star finished the WCBA regular season averaging more than 35 points (#2 in WCBA), 10 rebounds (#5) and 2.4 blocks (#1), catapulting Zhejiang to top of the ladder.

This form continued through the first two rounds of post-season action for Cambage as she put up 76 points and grabbed 27 rebounds in the Quarter Final 2-0 series sweep of Guangdong before recording 80 points, 34 rebounds and eight blocks in the Semi Final rout of Shenyang.

Averaging 39 points and 15.25 rebounds per game in the playoffs, Cambage is arguably the form player of the competition heading into the Finals first game, where her Zhejiang team will face the Maya Moore-led Shanxi.

More leads the league in scoring and is a top five player in rebounds, steals and blocks, with the American guiding her team through 2-1 over Beijing.

The WCBA Finals is a best-of-five series.