Shyla Heal’s future in international basketball is as big as her trademark triple and as bright as her beaming smile.
The 19-year-old point guard from the Townsville Fire — and youngest daughter of former NBA player, NBL star and coach, and four-time Olympian Shane Heal — is making waves and winning games in the WNBL.
There is plenty of hype around Heal, who is already a national squad member and tipped to be a first-round selection in next year’s WNBA draft.
And there is extra attention and expectation when you also carry a famous basketball surname.
So, who is Shyla Heal?
“I’m probably one of the hardest workers, I pride myself on outworking my competitors but also being the hardest worker on my team,” Heal told ABC Sport.