Sara Blicavs a Tiger in 2024

The Melbourne Tigers are thrilled to announce the signing of former Tigers junior, Olympian, and World Cup bronze medallist Sara Blicavs.

Sara needs no introduction, she has had a stella professional career amassing over 250 WNBL games, winning multiple WNBL championships, representing Australia at many international events such as the Tokyo Olympics and the 2022 FIBA World Cup. Sara is a product of the Tigers junior system before becoming a member of the Basketball Australia Centre of Excellence and the club is ecstatic to have her return.

Sara is also a member of the Melbourne Boomers, after making the switch for the upcoming WNBL season. Sara is known for being one the best 3 point shooters in the WNBL which was highlighted by a 41 point game, shooting 6 of 6 3’s last season. Sara last played NBL1 for the Geelong Supercats where she was arguably the best player in the league putting up 26ppg, 2apg, 10.2rpg and 3stlpg shooting at 51% from the field. Sara will bring a real scoring punch and leadership to the Tigers squad for 2024, and we can’t wait for the Tigers faithful to get out and show her some support.

Coach Kaleb Sclater said “Sara coming on board for next season is massive for our club not just on the court but off it too. I’ve known Sara for a few years now and she is one the best humans that I know, and the Tigers fans will see that by the way she carries herself. Everyone will love her, and she will give our young juniors someone to really look up to.

Sara is one of the best players in the country and she will help us all around, her scoring, her leadership, experience will be huge. I think what the Tigers fans and her teammates will see is how hard she works and how she is an exceptional defender which I think gets overlooked by her ability to score.”

Sara said “I am super excited to be back at Melbourne Tigers after a long 15 year break away from the club.  The reputation this club upholds and carries makes me proud to be back playing with them.

 I know I’m in good hands working with Kaleb and being coached by him, especially with an Olympic year coming up. I know the team he is putting together will be full of energy and grit and one that I’m very keen to be a part of.”

Keep an eye out for more team announcements coming soon and make sure all the Tigers faithful head to support Sara at the Boombox this WNBL season and get down to MSAC when the NBL1 South season starts to make her feel loved on her return to the Melbourne Tigers.