Caledonia Pride are pleased to announce the signing of Princeton Tiger and Cameroon International Tia Weledji to Scotland’s female professional basketball team for the 2018-19 season. Weledji marks the organisation’s 10th signing of the off-season with Sunday’s home-opener against Newcastle on course to sell out.
Weledji brings a wealth of basketball experience to Caledonia Pride having captained Princeton last season where she averaged 45% from the field and 81% from the charity stripe as the Division 1 side went on to qualify for the NCAA tournament with an impressive 24-6 record.
Tia also represented Cameroon at the 2017 FIBA Women’s AfroBasket tournament where the team finished 8th and commenting on today’s announcement, Head Coach Bart Sengers said:
“With Tia, we are bringing in an exciting team player. Having led Princeton last year, I am confident she will add some experience to the team and will be able to step up for us in difficult and tough situations. She can play multiple positions, has a great midrange game as well as the ability to post up. I am looking forward to her joining the team in practice tonight and raising the level of the team.”
Fans can still secure tickets to see the new-look Pride team in action HERE, but with less than 50 tickets now available, we would advise booking soon to avoid disappointment.