Coach of the Opals and WNBA aspect Phoenix Mercury, Brondello mentioned on Sunday that Heal had improved lots over the low season.
“It was about her crew needing her to step up at that given time [against the Spirit],” Brondello informed Offsiders.
“She didn’t have an amazing first half, her crew didn’t have an amazing first half, however it reveals simply how good she is as a younger participant to step up and make large shot after large shot and led that crew effectively.
Brondello indicated that Heal had what it takes to quickly make her Opals debut.
“Clearly her future is shiny. We’ve got a number of competitors to make that closing 12 of that Olympic crew however she’s proper there,” she mentioned.
“I’m not going to say that she’s not [right there]. If she retains bettering after which it’s about how we mesh the crew collectively.
“Her future actually is shiny … additionally within the WNBA the place she is going to hopefully be a primary spherical choose subsequent 12 months.
“She’s received a little bit of Shane in her, which is a constructive factor [in] you don’t again down.”
Heal’s father Shane performed for the Australian Boomers at 4 Olympic Video games and for the Minnesota Timberwolves and San Antonio Spurs within the NBA.