Capitals guard Abby Cubillo has been working closely with club legend Nat Hurst in the lead up to this summer's WNBL competition.
The 22-year-old, who has re-signed with the Capitals for another year, has linked with Hurst during the off-season to further develop her on-court attacking prowess.
"I have seen tremendous growth in her," Capitals great Hurst said.
"She has gotten stronger and matured as a player in the off-season. Her confidence has grown, and I expect that will show in her game next season".
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Cubillo prides herself on the defensive side of the ball, but hopes to go into next year with an expanded offensive arsenal.
She said that her time working with Hurst in the off-season gave her more confidence and allowed her to build on her strong performances at the back-end of last season.
"I've been working with Nat Hurst on a lot of different creative stuff to hopefully bring into this WNBL season and she definitely put an emphasis on me increasing my scoring output," Cubillo said.
"She instilled a lot of confidence in me in the off-season so I think that's something I'm looking to improve on and I guess continue to play hard defensively, and just being a vocal leader."
Cubillo and the Capitals are aiming for a third WNBL championship in four years this season.