Leicester Riders guard Dee Hayward has called time on her career following an historic season in the WBBL with the Riders.
Dee Hayward has announced that she will pursue career opportunities outside of basketball next season and depart the Riders after helping the club to it’s first WBBL silverware and highest ever league finish.
Hayward averaged over 16 points per game pushing the team all the way to second place with two final appearances taking victory in the WBBL Trophy over the Sevenoaks Suns.
“I’m grateful for the experience I’ve had at the Riders and playing in the WBBL. These last 3 years have been a journey and i wouldn’t change a single moment.”
Hayward also took time to thank her coaching and staff on the team for the experience they have provided throughout the time at the Riders.
“I just want to take a moment to thank my coaches Matt Harber, Krumesh Patel, Ash Cookson and Marg Jones for making the experience what it was. And of course our team wouldn’t run without James and Sussi!
Also mentioning her teammates that have produced throughout the season.
“This year has been full of positives, a huge shoutout to my teammates who have made history this year by winning the trophy! You each are incredible and I can’t wait to see where life takes you.
“I’ll cherish the opportunities given to me here, and carry them forward to my next adventure!