Energetic midcourter Fa’amu Ioane makes the cross-town switch to play for the Mystics in 2021 where her elite level career began in 2016. A foundation member of the Stars, Ioane is now returning to where it all began, looking to add experience and diversity. Predominantly a dogged and athletic wing defence, Ioane missed all of 2019 with a serious knee injury. Initially a circle defender, Ioane was quickly transitioned to the midcourt when stepping up to the elite level and establishing herself as a very capable wing defence/centre. She was rewarded for her nuggety, relentless and consistently effective presence on court with a spot in the richly talented NZU21 team which went on to claim the World Youth Cup in Botswana in 2017.