One of Australian basketball’s biggest young stars is poised for a shock late-season club switch to a championship contender as the Sydney Flames brace to finish the WNBL season without marquee player Shyla Heal and coach Shane Heal.
Multiple outlets on Tuesday night reported Shyla was set to join the Townsville Fire for the remainder of the season after a mutual parting of ways with the Flames, who’ve remained silent over an investigation into Shyla’s dad Shane.
The Herald Sun reported Shyla had flown to Perth on Tuesday expecting the WNBL to tick off her clearance to the Fire, which would allow her to line up in Townsville’s crunch clash with fellow top-four contender Perth Lynx on Wednesday night.
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