Langhorne is a two-time WNBA all star, a former most improved player, a 189 power-forward and still, given her wealth of experience, a key player for her WNBA side, Seattle Storm.

“I’m a pretty efficient player, I’ve always been efficient throughout my whole career and I know Adelaide went to the Finals last season,” she said from Seattle.

“So now I want to help take the team one better and to the championship.”

Langhorne said fellow WNBA player, teammate Sami Whitcombe, was the reason she ventured Down Under.

“Sami was the one,” Langhorne said when asked what she knew about Australia and the WNBL.

“She told me there was a team in Australia interested in me and it just went from there.”

“I’ve never gone anywhere (in the WNBA off-season) where it has been warm,” Langhorne said, having logged international experience in Slovakia, China and Hungary.

“I’m really looking forward to the weather and being part of the Lightning team.”