Pivot City players Eve Braslis, Agnes Emma-Nnopu and Carly Sanders are continuing their basketball journey both here and overseas. Eve headed off to the US to Utah Valley, Carly relocated to sunny Miami South Florida and Agnes began a new basketball chapter at the Centre of Excellence in our capital city. It’s great to see Pivot alumni doing what they love every day. After all, basketball is life!

Div 1 women 2017

2017 GBL Division 1 Women’s Premiers featured Agnes, Eve and Carly.

Eve Braslis (NCAA Div 1 – Utah Valley University)

Eve is killing it as a freshman! Eve is currently the Wolverines top scorer and rebounder as well as most minutes on the court. According to the Wolverines website latest news, freshman Eve Braslis is averaging 13.6 ppg and a team-high 7.4 rebounds while hitting a Western Athletic Conference best 63 percent from the field.

Eve has helped the Wolverines to a 4-1 record and 2 game winning streak.


Figure 1 Photo credit Wolverines

Agnes Emma-Nnopu (Basketball Australia Centre of Excellence – Australian Gems)

Agnes, continues her basketball journey in Canberra to join the COE Class of 2018 and the Australian Gems. Like so many champions before her, Agnes will be part of the women’s COE basketball program, with her eye on representing Australia at the highest level in the future.

Agnes travelled to Korea with the Australian Gems, winning a bronze medal at the FIBA Under 18 Women’s Asian Championship in India. Her performance was described as ‘scintillating’, dropping a massive 17 buckets, pulling down 17 rebounds and 3 steals. Agnes heads to Greece in June 2019 for the 2019 FIBA Under 19 basketball World Cup.


Figure 3 Image credit FIBA

Carly Sanders (NCAA Div 2 – Barry University) became a Buccaneer this year. Carly was added to the roster as part of an international recruitment.

Coach Bill Sullivan said, “Carly is a gifted, multi-talented player who can score around the basket as well as from 3-point range. At 6’2”, she brings us much needed height and gives us a strong post presence on both ends of the court. Carly possesses all three of the qualities we look for in our BarryU student-athletes – she’s an excellent student, an outstanding player and a wonderful person.” :

In a strong start to her college season as a freshman, Carly is making her presence felt at both ends of the court, including a game high 13 points against Virginia.


Figure 2 Photo credit Barry University