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Essex Rebels are excited to announce the signing of GB International guard, Renee Busch.

Busch has been a maestro in the Women’s British Basketball League over the past seven seasons since signing for Sevenoaks Suns in 2016.

In that time, Renee collected eight pieces of silverware winning three consecutive WBBL Playoff Championships from 2017 to 2019, three back-to-back WBBL League Championships from 2019 to 2021, and respective WBBL Trophy and Cup wins in 2017 and 2020. Renee also represented the Great Britain senior team in this period, playing in two EuroBasket qualifiers in 2021.

Before making her move back to the UK in 2016, the 30-year-old guard had a successful collegiate career in the NCAA Division 1 with Pennsylvania Quackers where she was a Big 5 champion and Epton-Tarr award winner in the 2014-2015 season.

The 30-year-old is renowned for her sharpshooting and led the league in three-point percentage last season with an incredible average of 44.7%. The GB international is also an accomplished defensive player with a wealth of experience, which will make her an invaluable asset to Coach Cookson’s roster.

Alongside her achievements on the court, Renee also holds a strong passion for coaching and inspiring the next generation of female basketball players. Renee has been a regular fixture in the GB junior squads, coaching at GB U16 and U18 level, as well as being selected as GB U20 assistant coach this summer at the FIBA U20 Women’s European Championship in Romania.

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