In what would be a great news to the Indian basketball, Chennai’s Srishti Suren has signed with a Canadian university, the University of Winnipeg for the women’s basketball roster of Wesmen. The 19-year old has been an outstanding performer for some time now. She has played for the Indian team in U-15 Asian Championship 2015 and U-18 Asian Championship in 2016. Recently, Srishti was instrumental at the U18 FIBA Asian Championships in Bengaluru. The Indian women’s team was unbeaten in Division B and was thereby promoted to Division A for the next edition(2020).
The 5-foot-11 stretch-forward and a dependable shooter from the perimeter, Srishti brings a lot of international experience under the belt. Weswen Women’s basketball coach, Tanya McKay said in the press release, “We’re getting a kid who’s played FIBA international, has a lot of basketball under her belt and has travelled the world so she’s not afraid to leave to play.”
With the signing, Srishti joins the likes of Sanjana Ramesh and Vaishnavi Yadav in playing basketball for universities in North America. Srishti will enrol in Psychology with a minor in neuroscience with five years of eligibility. She was also recruited by San Francisco NCAA Division I last season but couldn’t pursue a roster spot due of commitments with the U-18 Indian national team.
This is what Srishti had to say in the official release: “I feel my international experience has given me more confidence to face the court globally and taught me how important communication on and off-court with my team is. Playing internationally has also developed my friendship skills on and off the court, which I will help me have a good understanding with my teammates. I’ve been wanting to fly high in life and I think this is one step closer to my dreams of playing in one of the top basketball leagues in the future.”
Your @Wesmen_WBB team just got better.
— Wesmen Athletics (@Wesmenathletics) July 2, 2019