It is with great excitement that we announce the signing of Isalys Quinones as our import centre for the SmartSkill Seahawks Women’s NBL1 North campaign in 2022.
Standing at 6’4, Quinones is the centre piece head coach Brad Kann has been patiently searching for to round off his talented squad.
Quinones is a Puerto Rican basketball player. She played college basketball for Dartmouth from 2015 to 2019. The Forward, commonly known as “Ice”, made history with her teammates, as the Tokyo 2020 Olympics were the first time that the Puerto Rican Women’s Basketball National Team has made it to the Olympics.
Quinones has most recently been at the FIBA America World Cup qualifiers for Puerto Rico, where she averaged 10.7ppg, 3 rpg in a little over 33 minutes per game.
Head Coach for the SmartSkill Seahawks Women, Brad Kann, is pumped that his squad is now complete.
“We knew heading into this season that the centre spot was going to be key for us, and we have patiently been going through film since November last year and I am pumped that Isalys has agreed to being here with us at North Gold Coast this season” said Kann.
“Her international resume is continuing to grow and at just 24 years of age, we believe we have got a player that is hitting her peak basketball wise”
“Our conversations with Ice have been nothing short of awesome, with her enthusiasm in getting to Australia to play being a huge part to play in how we landed her”
Quinones shared her excitement in getting to the Seahawks.
“I’ve always had the dream of playing in England or Australia and when coach Kann made contact, I knew straight away I was keen to play this season for him,” said Quinones.
“When he walked me through the fact that this would be the Associations first year in the competition, it really motivated me to make sure that the clubs first steps into the NBL1 North competition would be positive”
“He has also talked to me about the overall association and the interaction us as athletes will have with all of the junior players – this is something I haven’t done since college, but something I enjoy”
“I really can’t wait to get to the Northern Gold Coast and help our team achieve success, on and off the floor”