7 08 2007

With the Southeast Asian Basketball Association (SEABA) Women’s Championship just around the corner, the BAP-SBP RP Women’s team gets a major shot in the arm as Filipina-American cager and former University of Maryland ace point guard Victoria Lynne “Vicki” Brick is set to join the nationals; one of several foreign recruits being eyed to reinforce the squad.

This was bared by Head Coach Matthew “Fritz” Gaston, who was one of the guests at the recent opening ceremonies of the 38th WNCAA.

Brick, a high-school All-American for the McDonough Tornados in Maryland before suiting up for the Terrapins in 1999, brings her defensive tenacity and superb play-making skills to the quintet bound for Singapore this September. As a freshman, the 5’7” Brick averaged 3.1 steals and 4.3 assists per contest in 26 games as a starter, the second and third best efforts, respectively, by a first-year player in NCAA history. After her college career, Brick suited up for Sydney in Australia ’s WNBL and normed 3.1 points and 1.8 rebounds and shot 40% from beyond the arc for the Flames in 2005.

“I’m eagerly awaiting her arrival,” says Gaston on his 26 year old find. “Having played (NCAA) Division I (basketball) in the USA and professionally in Australia , she will bring excitement in RP basketball, raise the level of play and hopefully help us win (our) first SEABA gold.”

Brick will be flying in from the United States within the next two weeks.

Gaston also says that he will be announcing the composition of the team for the SEABA before week’s end.




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