Rachel James

Point guard James is latest Mystics signing

Manchester Mystics have boosted their WBBL squad with a deal for point guard Rachel James.

The former Sevenoaks Suns star is known for her tenacity and leadership, while racking up an impressive five rebounds per game last season despite her 5ft 3in frame.

“Rachel will add quickness and is another perimeter player that has the ability to create her own shot, while she also gives us the ability to extend our defensive pressure,” said coach Jeff Jones.

“She has shown a tremendous desire to be part of the squad and she has been commuting from London just to make practices during our pre-season.

“From a coaching perspective, that goes a long way when a player shows that kind of desire to play for your team.”

James will settle in really well, according to Jones, and will line up alongside other exciting new arrivals, including Great Britain duo Georgia Jones and Dominique Allen.