Grace Sinnott secures US scholarship

IBA forward Grace will head to Colorado to continue her basketball career in the NCAA

Grace has been a regular double-double threat in the WEABL this season (Image: Pavel Kricka)

Ipswich Basketball Academy is delighted to announce that Grace Sinnott has verbally committed to Colorado Christian University in the Rocky Mountain Athletic conference of NCAA Division Two.

Sinnott, a versatile 6’1 guard/forward has developed at a remarkable rate since joining Ipswich Basketball Academy two years ago and will now be taking her considerable skills stateside.

Since deciding to pursue her basketball more seriously two years ago, Grace has developed from someone who was somewhat typecast due to her height, to a player that can play three positions and has developed a lethal perimeter game, including a specialism from long range that made her one of the leading three-point shooters in the prestigious Women’s Elite Academy Basketball League (WEABL) in 2016/2017.

“We are delighted for Grace and very proud of her and this great opportunity she has created for herself. It’s a great credit to her and her family and I have no doubt that she can be a success at the next level,” said Ipswich Basketball Academy Head Coach Nick Drane.

“We have had multiple players from our boys programme that have headed over to the States and Canada on Scholarships, and it’s great to now see some of our girls getting that same opportunity. Our programme prides itself on player development and Grace is a great example of that”.

Grace had this to say about being recruited: “Coming to Ipswich Basketball Academy was a huge opportunity for me. I’ve learned so much and improved more than I could have ever imagined.

“I’m so thankful for the opportunity and the work that the staff have put in to help me get to this point. I must also thank my parents for their constant support and most importantly my teammates without whom I wouldn’t be anywhere.”

Sinnott finished the WEABL season averaging eleven points and nine rebounds while making nearly forty percent of her three point shots.

Grace still has games to play as IBA face Leyton Sixth Form on the 26th April, with the final a week later.

Ipswich Basketball would like to wish Grace the best of luck in the next stage of her basketball journey!