WNBL: Canberra Capitals forward Kate Gaze signs with Adelaide Lightning

WNBL: Canberra Capitals forward Kate Gaze signs with Adelaide Lightning

The Canberra Capitals could be gearing up for a complete rebuild with forward Kate Gaze inking a deal with WNBL rivals the Adelaide Lightning.

The loss of the 28-year-old is a blow for a Capitals outfit boasting just two players on its roster for the 2018-19 season.

Caps sharpshooter Kate Gaze

Caps sharpshooter Kate GazeCredit:Mick Connolly

The two-time championship winner has spent two seasons in Canberra but will become the fourth player from last season's squad to find a new home.

The Capitals are still coming to grips with the departures of teenage superstar Eziyoda Magbegor (University of Connecticut) and Bendigo-bound guard Abbey Wehrung. Development player Callie Bourne is set to join Idaho State University in the United States college system.


But the arrival of Australian opals star Kelsey Griffin is a huge boost as the Capitals look to snap a seven-year finals drought.

Marianna Tolo has been touted as a potential marquee signing while promising centre/forward Lauren Scherf is entering the second year of her two-year deal with the club.

Small forward Keely Froling has made no secret of her desire to stay with the Capitals as coach Paul Goriss looks to establish a core group he can build a team around in years to come.

Gaze is currently plying her trade with Wuerzburg in Germany but will return to Canberra to play for the Capitals Academy in the SEABL.

Canberra's SEABL campaign season tips off on April 13 against Diamond Valley - a side featuring Scherf, Wehrung and Magbegor.

Caden Helmers is a sports reporter for The Canberra Times

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