Because of the atrocity that is Mr. Covid, Liz Cambage is one of many WNBA notables that were unable to make it to Florida’s wubble for the 2020 season – even though her W team, the Las Vegas Aces, has emerged as one of the top teams this year and A’ja Wilson has emerged as an MVP candidate.
As for her career in her home country of Australia, it will take that next step after inking a deal with the Southside Flyers of the WNBL.
She’s Back! Australian basketball superstar @ecambage returns to @ChemistWhouse #WNBL with unfinished business! Cambage is ready to shake things up as she joins @SouthsideFlyers for their 20-21 campaign.
— WNBL (@WNBL) August 17, 2020
🚨🐦HUGE NEWS: Liz Cambage is making her return to Dandenong Stadium this season, signing with your Southside Flyers for #WNBL21!
— Southside Flyers (@SouthsideFlyers) August 17, 2020
— Elizabeth Cambage (@ecambage) August 18, 2020
Cambage has appeared in three WNBA All-Star Games, including the last two in 2018 in Minneapolis and 2019 in Las Vegas. She also played a major role in the Aces’ run last season to the WNBA’s semifinals.
I am really looking forward to playing for the Flyers in the WNBL this season. I know they had a great first year and I am keen to help the team go one better and win the Championship.
–Liz Cambage, Southside Flyers (release)
Liz is a superstar of women’s basketball and we know what she will bring to the team on the court which is really exciting for us. She has a great attitude and will be great for the team, not only on the court, but also off the court and in the community. Her profile will be great for the Flyers and the WNBL.
–Cheryl Chambers, Southside Flyers coach (release)
Cambage last played in the WNBL in 2017-2018. As the release mentioned, the upcoming season will be crucial for Opals players as they look to next year’s Olympics in Tokyo.
Southside finished the 2019-20 season with a 17-4 record along with an appearance in the WNBL Grand Final where the Flyers were swept by Kia Nurse, Kelsey Griffin and the Canberra Capitals.