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Carley Mijovic has signed with the Canberra Capitals - leaving the Dandenong Rangers after one season. 88980 Picture: STEWART CHAMBERS

By JARROD POTTER

DANDENONG’S WNBL player exodus continued with Australian Gems representative Carley Mijovic signing the dotted line with the Canberra Capitals.
Mijovic, 19, from Narre Warren, signed with the Capitals after a season with the Dandenong Rangers, following the disbanding of the Australian Institute of Sport’s WNBL team in 2012.
Capitals coach Carrie Graf said on the WNBL website she was thrilled to get a player of Mijovic’s calibre.
“Carley has a unique skill set for her size and is representative in many ways of the way the international game is heading,” Graf said.
“Her development on and off the court will be a key focus for the club, and as she progresses will certainly allow us to showcase an exciting brand of basketball for our supporters.”
The 196cm all-rounder was WNBL Betty Watson Rookie of the Year in 2011/12 and followed it up with an impressive season at Dandenong – snaring 6.1 points per game, 3.5 rebounds and shooting at 43 per cent from the field.
Mijovic also put two double-doubles to her name at Dandenong – against West Coast (17 points, 12 rebounds) and Logan (10 points, 11 rebounds).

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