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The rookie players of next season's Euroleague women - Sep 25, 2012


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DIAMADIS FARMAKIS
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There will be plenty of new faces in the upcoming Euroleague women season. Players who will be rookies in the competition and players who are new to their teams. Most of them are young and talented, representing the future of the game in Europe and will now see their profiles, below.

QUERALT CASAS

She is such a multi-skilled, smart and decisive player that it looks almost impossible she won't be a huge success in Madrid

She led Spain to back to back gold medals at the U20 European Championship Women, being named MVP in Novi Sad during 2011 and with her former national team coach Miguel Mendez to look after her progress at Rivas Ecopolis, it looks a match made in heaven

Naturally, her first season may see limited results but in the long term, Casas will surely be one of the biggest names in European basketball. She has the class and temperament to reach the very highest level and to stay there.

OLCAY CAKIR

It was a truly incredible moment when 1993-born Olcay Cakir stepped out as a member of the starting five for Fenerbahce at the 2012 Final Eight and it will be intriguing to see whether new head coach, Roberto Iniguez, has as much faith in her as his predecessor, George Dikeoulakos.

Tenacious and gutsy, in perpetual motion, Cakir has just helped Turkey claim their first ever women's youth medal when they grabbed bronze at the recent U20 European Championship Women in Debrecen.

She also made the All Tournament Team and if she can make smart decisions with the ball and deal with defensive pressure that teams will inevitably try to place on her, she can continue her progression.

NIKA BARIC

Whilst Nika Baric is no secret or surprise any longer, having played her rookie year with Sparta&K M.R. Vidnoje including some very decent court time at the Final Eight, it's also important not to forget just how young she still is and also how important this season will be for her.
To learn from Becky Hammon and now Spanish veteran Elisa Aguilar, who replaces Jelena Skerovic, is an education beyond belief for the stellar-talented Baric.

She's in a lucky position and I am backing her to take the opportunity with both hands and continue to evolve, one day becoming a true star of the women's game.

But, point guard is arguably the toughest position for any young player so she must keep working hard and listening to coach Pokey Chatman and her team-mates.

KSENIA TIKHONENKO

Ksenia Tikhonenko also stepped out at the Final Eight earlier this year with Sparta&K M.R. Vidnoje but this season she is will be on loan to Municipal Targoviste.

It looks to be a pretty smart move by the Russian club - that is, if she settles and, she is given the court-time and support she needs to continue with her development.

She will certainly head into the new season full of confidence having been crowned MVP at the recent U20 European Championship Women in Debrecen where she was the marquee player for a Russian team which made it to the Final and won silver.

It's going to be interesting to see if she can follow the highly successful method which reaped dividends for all three parties last season, when Sparta&K team-mate Natalia Vieru was loaned to Good Angels Kosice.

OZGE YAVAS

I was thrilled to see Ozge Yavas handed a chance to shine with Galatasaray after she penned a deal with them earlier in the summer and this is just the kind of profile her talent deserves although she will have to fight for minutes.

However, she can help provide a really solid Turkish backbone to the team which is essential in any recipe for success at Gala to support the glittering arrival of import stars.

Source: www.fibaeurope.com
  




Sara Krnjic
Krnjic comes back to MKB Euroleasing - 6 days ago

UNIQA Euroleasing Sopron (A Division) re-signed 25-year old Serbian international center Sara Krnjic (191-91). Krnjic played in the summer at Washington Mystics (WNBA). She managed to play in three leagues last year (!!!). First Krnjic played at MKB Euroleasing where in 24 games she recorded 12.1ppg, 6.5rpg, 1.2apg and 1.5spg. She helped them to win the league title and they also made it to the Cup final. A very good season in her career as she was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Hungarian Lea...   [read more]

Tatiana
Petrushina
Tatiana Petrushina signs at Nadezhda Orenburg - 2 months ago

Nadezhda Orenburg (PBL) landed 26-year old forward Tatiana Petrushina (185-90). She has played for the last three years at Chevakata in the PBL. In 29 games she averaged 11.2ppg, 4.3rpg, 1.8apg and 1.6spg last season. Petrushina also played 4 games in Eurocup where she had 11.5ppg, 6.3rpg, 2.5apg and 1.8spg. Among other achievements she won Russian PBL championship title in 2012. Petrushina received also Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U20 2nd Team award back in 2010. She was al...   [read more]

Tiffany
Mitchell
Nadezhda Orenburg lands Tiffany Mitchell - 2 months ago

Nadezhda Orenburg (PBL) tabbed American international guard Tiffany Mitchell (175, college: S.Carolina, agency: LBM Management). She played in the summer at Indiana Fever (WNBA). In 24 games she averaged 10.5ppg, 1.9rpg, 1.6apg and 1.0spg. This summer Mitchell was drafted by Indiana Fever (WNBA) in first round (9th overall). She just graduated from University of South Carolina and it is her first season in pro basketball. Mitchell received ESPNW All-NCAA Division I 3rd Team award in 2016...   [read more]


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Euroleague Standings
Group A
 1. Dynamo K. 0-0 
 2. Familia Schio 0-0 
 3. Fenerbahce 0-0 
 4. Lattes Montp. 0-0 
 5. Mersin BSB 0-0 
 6. UNI Gyor 0-0 
 7. USK Praha 0-0 
 8. Wisla Can-Pack 0-0 
Group B
 1. Avenida 0-0 
 2. Bourges 0-0 
 3. CCC Polkowice 0-0 
 4. Hatay 0-0 
 5. Nadezhda O. 0-0 
 6. UMMC 0-0 
 7. UNIQA Eurol. 0-0 
 8. Villeneuve 0-0 
Points Per Game
 Diana TAURASI
  UMMC
  (182-SG-82)
  Avg: 20.9
 1. Taurasi, UMMC20.9 
 2. Ogwumike, Dynamo17.7 
 3. Bonner, Nadezhda17.4 
 4. Givens, Girona16.3 
 5. Sanders, Abdullah15.8 
 6. Petrovic, USK Praha15.8 
 7. Turner, Wisla K.15.5 
 8. Quigley, Fenerbahce15.1 
 9. Loyd, Galatasaray14.9 
 10. Lavender, Fener.14.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Crystal LANGHORNE
  Good A.
  (188-F/C-86)
  Avg: 10.8
 1. Langhorne, Good A.10.8 
 2. Bonner, Nadezhda9.4 
 3. Sanders, Abdullah9.1 
 4. Ogwumike, Dynamo8.9 
 5. Vaughn, USK Praha8.8 
 6. Robinson, Nadezhd.8.4 
 7. Ndour, Avenida8.1 
 8. Lavender, Fener.7.7 
 9. Pikciute, Girona7.7 
 10. Page, Bourges7.6 
Assists Per Game
 Laia PALAU
  USK Praha
  (177-G-79)
  Avg: 7.1
 1. Palau, USK Praha7.1 
 2. Carpreaux, Castors5.4 
 3. Dominguez, Avenida5.2 
 4. Alben, Galatasaray5.1 
 5. Ouvina, Wisla Krak.5.0 
 6. Vardarli, Fener.4.7 
 7. Taurasi, UMMC4.2 
 8. Gray, Abdullah Gul4.2 
 9. Jordana, Girona4.2 
 10. Dumerc, Bourges4.1 
Steals Per Game
 Cristina OUVINA
  Wisla Krakow
  (173-PG-90)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Ouvina, Wisla Krak.2.8 
 2. Prince, Dynamo K.2.4 
 3. Walker, Familia Sc.2.4 
 4. Petrovic, USK Praha2.2 
 5. Leedham, Bourges2.2 
 6. Dumerc, Bourges2.1 
 7. Bonner, Nadezhda2.1 
 8. Lyttle, UMMC2.1 
 9. Sanders, Abdullah2.0 
 10. Palau, USK Praha2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Anastasiya VEREMEENKO
  Fener.
  (194-C-87)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Veremeenko, Fener.1.7 
 2. Griner, UMMC1.5 
 3. Sanders, Abdullah1.5 
 4. Page, Bourges1.3 
 5. Osipova, Dynamo K.1.2 
 6. Walker, Familia Sc.1.1 
 7. Robinson, Nadezhd.1.1 
 8. Peters, UNIQA E.1.0 
 9. Yacoubou, Familia1.0 
 10. Ndour, Avenida0.9 
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