Maaja Bratka will continue her time at the Leicester Riders next year following a great season, helping the Riders Women to the National Playoff Championship.
The 1.9m tall Estonian centre was named Eurobasket.com’s Player of the Year in the WNBL last season having led the Riders with a double-double of 17.6 points per game and 10. 2 rebounds per game.
Since the end of the Maaja represented the Estonian Women’s team as they tried to qualify for EuroBasketball 2015. Averaging 4.3 points and 3.5 rebounds per game, Maaja added great contributions off the bench in competitive games for Estonia.
Maaja will return to the Riders to compete in the inaugural WBBL season as well as continue her education at Loughborough College, working towards her degree.
Maaja is looking forward to returning to Loughborough to play for the Riders again next season.
“I am really looking forward to the new challanges and what next year at Loughborough brings.”
Head Coach Matthew Harber is excited to have Maaja continue her development within the Riders programme
“I’m really looking forward to having Maaja return for another season with us and I think she has made significant steps in establishing herself as one of the premier interior players in the country. Her growth and maturity, plus the experiences she will have gained this summer with her National Team will put her in a situation to continue developing and moving forward for the 2014-15 season.”