Cayla George (nee Francis)
Playing number: 22
Previous clubs: AIS 2005/06 – 2007/08, Adelaide 2008/09, 2009/10, Logan 2010/11 – 2011/12, Townsville Fire 2014/15 – Current.
Bio: The 2014/15 Wattle Valley WNBL season saw Cayla Francis stamp her authority on the league in spectacular fashion. Having debuted in the WNBL with the AIS in 2005/06, Cayla had spent the past two seasons playing in France before being lured home with the JCU Townsville Fire. The 192cm forward was named the Betty Watson Rookie of the Year in 2006/07 after averaging 13.2 points, 8.4 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.6 blocks per game. A stint in Adelaide earnt her the Lightning’s MVP Award in 2009/10 before crossing to the now-defunct Logan Thunder. Cayla won a last minute call-up to the 2014 FIBA World Championship for Women and played a pivotal role in guiding Australia to a bronze medal before lighting up the WNBL alongside Suzy Batkovic. Cayla averaged 17.4 points (ranked number four in the WNBL), 10.4 rebounds (ranked number three), 1.6 blocks (ranked number two), while also shooting 42.1% from beyond the arc (ranked number three) to guide the Fire to their maiden title and to finish second behind Abby Bishop in MVP voting.
Career Highlights: FIBA World Championships: 2012 (Bronze), WNBL All-Star Five: 2014/15, WNBL Rookie of the Year: 2006/07.
|Competition||Season||M||MIN||2PM-A||1st Half H.S||3PM-A||3PT
|FTM-A||FT %||PF||Total Pts||TOT||AST||PTS|
|2015/16||2015||0||- - -||0.0||- - -||- - -||0.0||0.0|
|2014/15||2014||24||06/02/2015||125 - 245||51.0||89 - 76||69||- - UC Capitals||77.5||10.4|
|2011/12||Summer||22||18/11/2011||130 - 291||44.7||62 - 23||51||- - Sydney||82.3||10.3|
|2010/11||Summer||24||17/12/2010||- - -||0.0||57 - 56||34||- - West Coast||59.6||9.2|
|2007/08||Summer||22||30/11/2007||- - -||0.0||73 - 64||49||- - Christchurch||67.1||10.8|
|2006/07||Summer||21||02/12/2006||86 - 199||43.2||56 - 68||34||- - Townsville||60.7||8.4|
|2005/06||Summer||11||13/01/2006||32 - 90||35.6||25 - 17||16||- - Sydney||64.0||4.5|
|2009/10||Summer||22||28/11/2009||- - -||0.0||83 - 50||61||- - Logan||73.5||9.5|
|2008/09||Summer||24||21/02/2009||- - -||0.0||63 - 83||53||- - West Coast||84.1||8.9|