Tia Weledji to play Pro Basketball for Scots’ side

Caledonia Pride are pleased to announce the signing of Princeton Tiger and Cameroon International Tia Weledji to Scotland’s female professional basketball team for the 2018-19 season. Weledji marks the organisation’s 10th signing of the off-season with Sunday’s home-opener against Newcastle on course to sell out.

Weledji brings a wealth of basketball experience to Caledonia Pride having captained Princeton last season where she averaged 45% from the field and 81% from the charity stripe as the Division 1 side went on to qualify for the NCAA tournament with an impressive 24-6 record.

Tia also represented Cameroon at the 2017 FIBA Women’s AfroBasket tournament where the team finished 8th and commenting on today’s announcement, Head Coach Bart Sengers said:

“With Tia, we are bringing in an exciting team player. Having led Princeton last year, I am confident she will add some experience to the team and will be able to step up for us in difficult and tough situations. She can play multiple positions, has a great midrange game as well as the ability to post up. I am looking forward to her joining the team in practice tonight and raising the level of the team.”

Fans can still secure tickets to see the new-look Pride team in action HERE, but with less than 50 tickets now available, we would advise booking soon to avoid disappointment.