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Contents A word from FIBA EUROPE President Olafur Rafnsson

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A word from FIBA EUROPE Secretary General Nar Zanolin Schedule and Competition system

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THE TEAMS

GROUP A

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Lithuania Russia Slovak Republic Turkey The Arenas

GROUP B Belarus Czech Republic Great Britain Israel FIBA EUROPE Player Of The Year: Hana Horรกkova

58 59 60 66 72

GROUP C Montenegro Poland Spain Possible Qualifiers

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Hungary Germany FIBA EUROPE Young Player Of The Year: Nika Baric

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GROUP D Croatia France Greece Latvia

HISTORY Head to head results between the 15 EuroBasket teams

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All medal winners since 1938

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Final standings of all European Championships since 1938

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EuroBasket 2009: results, standings, accumulated statistics and statistical leaders

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EuroBasket 2007: results, standings and statistical leaders

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EuroBasket 2005: results, standings and statistical leaders

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EuroBasket 2003: results, standings and statistical leaders

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EuroBasket 2001: results, standings and statistical leaders

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Results, standings and and statistical leaders from EuroBasket 1983 to 1997

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The Referees

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Dear Basketball Friends, On behalf of FIBA Europe it is my pleasure to welcome you to Poland and EuroBasket Women 2011. The last EuroBasket Women, in 2009, gave us a glimpse of the passion fans in this country have for the game of basketball. Polish fans are used to watching their national team fighting for a place on the podium at every EuroBasket Women but, although that was not the case in Latvia, they never stopped cheering for the team, with an eye on 2011. Two years later, their moment has come. Those same fans will not have to travel this time, as the best of women’s basketball will be on display in Bydgoszcz, Katowice and finally Lodz, where the 2011 European champions will be crowned on 3rd July. We have 16 exciting days ahead of us. I would like to take this opportunity to wish all the participants the best of luck, and my sincere thanks go out to everyone involved in organizing this tournament. Best regards,

Olafur Rafnsson

FIBA Europe President

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A WORD FROM FIBA EUROPE

Dear Basketball Friends, Welcome to Poland and EuroBasket Women 2011. The history of the Polish national team is closely linked to the history of women’s basketball in Europe. Poland were present in the first ever European Championship for Women, in 1938 in Rome, where they conquered the bronze medal. They have taken part in almost all of the consequent championships, with the nation’s brightest moment coming in 1999, when one of the best women’s teams Europe has ever seen won the gold medal. That tournament was hosted in the Polish cities of Poznan, Pruszkow and Katowice. The latter is among the host cities of EuroBasket Women 2011, twelve years later, which I think is symbolic of the deep roots women’s basketball has in Polish sporting tradition. 2011 is going to be the fourth time Poland play host to the event and maybe it is appropriate to say that, in some ways, EuroBasket Women is coming back home. We at FIBA Europe, together with the Polish Basketball Federation, continue to dedicate ourselves to promoting the growth and success of the women’s game. We are certain that the 2011 edition of EuroBasket Women will serve as a shining example of how far we have come and the heights to which we can climb. Best of luck to all the competitors and enjoy your stay in Poland. Best Regards,

Nar Zanolin

FIBA Europe Secretary General

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SEMI-FINAL ROUND Lodz, Lodz Arena

SCHEDULE

CLASSIFICATION ROUND 5 – 8 30.06

47/A Loser of (43) – Loser of (46)

PRELIMINARY ROUND

01.07

Group A

Bydgoszcz, Luczniczka Sports Arena 18.06 A/1 Turkey – Lithuania A/2 Russia – Slovak Republic

19.06

A/3 Slovak Republic – Turkey A/4 Lithuania – Russia

20.06

A/6 Slovak Republic – Lithuania A/5 Turkey – Russia

12:30 18:00 12:30 18:00 12:30 18:00

B/2 Belarus – Great Britain B/1 Czech Republic – Israel

19.06

B/4 Israel – Belarus B/3 Great Britain – Czech Republic

20.06

B/6 Great Britain – Israel B/5 Czech Republic – Belarus

Katowice, Spodek Arena 22.06

F/1 Team (D/3) – Team (C/1) F/2 Team (D/2) – Team (C/2) F/3 Team (C/3) – Team (D/1) F/4 Team (C/1) – Team (D/2) F/5 Team (D/3) – Team (C/3) F/6 Team (C/2) – Team (D/1)

15:00 20:30

43/A Team (E/1) – Team (F4) 46/A Team (F/2) – Team (E/3)

15:00 20:30

49/A Winner of (43) – Winner of (46) 50/A Winner of (44) – Winner of (45)

(Lodz Arena)

5th PLACE FINAL 02.07

15:30 18:00 20:30

51/A Loser of (47) – Loser of (48)

52/A Winner of (47) – Winner of (48)

C/2 Spain – Team (C/3) C/1 Poland – Montenegro

19.06

C/4 Montenegro – Spain C/3 Team (C/3) – Poland

20.06

C/6 Team (C/3) – Montenegro C/5 Poland – Spain

30.06

44/A Team (E/2) – Team (F/3) 45/A Team (F/1) – Team (E/4)

03.07

53/A Loser of (49) – Loser of (50)

15:00 18:00

03.07

54/A Winner of (49) – Winner of (50)

FINALS

12:30 18:00 12:30 18:00

D/1 Greece – Latvia D/2 France – Croatia

19.06

D/3 Croatia – Greece D/4 Latvia – France

20.06

D/6 Croatia – Latvia D/5 Greece – France

12:30 20:30 15:00 20:30 15:00 20:30

WINNER 7 vs WINNER 8

1st - 2nd place

Loser 7 vs Loser 8

3rd - 4th place

WINNER 5 vs WINNER 6

5th - 6th place

Loser 5 vs Loser 6

7th - 8th place

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Loser 1 vs Loser 3

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Loser 2 vs Loser 4

SEMI-FINAL ROUND

7 WINNER 1 vs WINNER 3 8 WINNER 2 vs WINNER 4

COMPETITION SYStem

QUALIFYING ROUND

1

E1 vs F4

2

E2 vs F3

3

E3 vs F2

4

E4 vs F1

QUARTER-FINALs

GROUP E

Bydgoszcz, Luczniczka Sports Arena 23.06 E/1 Team (B/3) – Team (A/1) E/2 Team (B/2) – Team (A/2) E/3 Team (A/3) – Team (B/1)

25.06

E/4 Team (A/1) – Team (B/2) E/5 Team (B/3) – Team (A/3) E/6 Team (A/2) – Team (B/1)

27.06

E/7 Team (B/1) – Team (A/1) E/8 Team (A/2) – Team (B/3) E/9 Team (B/2) – Team (A/3)

QUALIFYING ROUND

15:30 18:00 20:30 15:30 18:00 20:30 15:30 18:00 20:30

The results of the games between the teams from the same group in PR will be taken into account (4) will go home

PRELIMINARY ROUND The last team of each group (4) will go home

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18:00

FINAL

18:00 20:30

Group D

Katowice, Spodek Arena 18.06

20:30

3RD PLACE FINAL 18:00 20:30

Group C

Katowice, Spodek Arena 18.06

18:00

7th PLACE FINAL 02.07

Lodz, Lodz Arena 29.06

18:00 20:30

FINAL ROUND

15:30 18:00 20:30

26.06

QUARTER-FINALs

01.07

15:30 18:00 20:30

24.06

15:00 20:30

15:30

SEMI-FINALS

F/7 Team (D/1) – Team (C/1) F/8 Team (C/2) – Team (D/3) F/9 Team (D/2) – Team (C/3)

Group B

Bydgoszcz, Luczniczka Sports Arena 18.06

48/A Loser of (44) – Loser of (45)

GROUP F

15:30

GROUP E

GROUP F

A1 A2 A3 B1 B2 B3

C1 C2 C3 D1 D2 D3

GROUP A

GROUP B

GROUP C

GROUP D

A1

B1

C1

D1

A2

B2

C2

D2

A3

B3

C3

D3

A4

B4

C4

D4

20:30


GROUP A Bydgoszcz

Luczniczka Sports Arena

SLOVAK republic (Slovenská republika)

lITHUANIa (Lietuva)

RUSSIA (Rossiya)

turkey (Türkiye) 18.06.2011

12:30H Turkey – LITHUANIA 18:00H RUSSIA – SlovaK REPUBLIC 19.06.2011

12:30H SlovaK REPUBLIC – TURKEY 18:00H LITHUANIA – RUSSIA 20.06.2011

12:30H SlovaK REPUBLIC – LITHUANIA 18:00H TURKEY – RUSSIA 07


LITHUANIa

GROUP A

FEEL GOOD FACTOR FOR NEW GENERATION With most of the golden generation having called it a day post-EuroBasket Women 2007, the transitional phase for Lithuania could be about to end as a new crop of players seek to realise their undoubted potential. With the impact of EuroLeague Women team VICI Aistes Kaunas proving a real tonic for Lithuanian women’s basketball last season, now it’s the turn of the National Team to further fuel that feel good factor by producing a strong performance in Poland.

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hatever the respective club form of each individual, you can be assured that when every Lithuanian player pulls on a National Team vest, they will raise their game and the inevitable impact will be a strong team performance. This was evidenced by their impressive Qualifying Round campaign last summer, and while they may not necessarily be one of the pre-tournament favourites, emerging as one of the strongest teams and challenging down the tournament stretch for a place at the 2012 Olympics in London is certainly not beyond them. A rebuilding phase began after their sixth placed finish at EuroBasket Women 2007 with several veteran players calling time on their International careers and while a couple came back out of retirement at what was perhaps an inevitably disappointing EuroBasket 2009, this could be the first tournament when the new generation take a more vigorous hold of the reins. Just under half of the players on the roster are drawn from VICI Aistes Kaunas who were very much one of the success stories in EuroLeague Women last season. Therefore the team should be helped by having a strong core of players who have performed well for one elite level club in terms of chemistry and further galvanising their collective spirit. Players such as Giedre Paugaite and Marina Solopova, who claimed gold at the U18 European Championship Women in 2008, will be in the running to have a big impact since they

How did they qualify? Qualifying round 1st in Group A (6 W — 2 L) Results

Aug-2nd 2010 Aug-5th 2010 Aug-8th 2010 Aug-11th 2010 Aug-17th 2010 Aug-20th 2010 Aug-23th 2010 Aug-29th 2010 * home team

*Lithuania b. Netherlands Lithuania b. *Croatia *Lithuania b. Belgium *Italy b. Lithuania Lithuania b *Netherlands *Lithuania b. Croatia Lithuania b. *Belgium Italy b. *Lithuania

98-52 80-72 95-78 87-72 80-67 81-63 64-61 83-81

are likely to be full of confidence after impressing last season. Meanwhile 2008 FIBA Europe Young Women’s Player Of The Year Ginatre Petronyte should be asked to play a key role in Poland. She is practicing each day against Sylvia Fowles is likely to have enriched her basketball education and experience. Not that the team will be without a sprinkling of experienced players if, as expected, Ausra Bimbaite, Sandra Linkeviciene and Rima Valentiene are all selected. Bimbaite in particular could be the leader of the team after returning from an impressive season that was somewhat marred by a lengthy absence due to injury. Whoever does tread the boards for Lithuania will do so under the watchful eye of Algirdas Paulauskas, a play-caller with great experience who leads Dynamo Kursk in Russia and EuroCup Women. Paulauskas has already stated publically he feels Lithuania have been drawn in a difficult group and while that is hardly a revelation, you have to suspect that their opponents aren’t likely to be saying much different since Lithuania themselves are a tough nut to crack as their first placed finish in the Qualifying Round proved. When announcing his preliminary roster back in April, Paulauskas said that his team should aim for the impossible and shouldn’t be afraid to dream while at this tournament. Now we will see if mission impossible can be achieved and whether it will be sweet dreams or a waking nightmare for the coach and his players.. l

Accumulated statistics in EuroBasket Women 2011 Qualifying round Player Sandra Linkeviciene Agne Abromaite Egle Sulciute Stakneviciene Gintare Petronyte Ausra Bimbaite Rima Valentiene Giedre Paugaite Vaida Sipaviciute Marina Solopova Daina Staugaitiene Milda Sauliute Kamile Nacickaite Totals

G 8 8 7 8 8 8 1 8 8 7 7 3 8

Min FG 35 41-79 30 47-96 23 28-64 18 30-60 30 28-66 24 20-46 7 1-5 11 17-28 12 8-26 10 5-12 10 4-11 5 0-4 - 229-497

08

% 3pts FT Rb As 51.9% 6-15 34-51 7.4 4.4 49.0% 0-1 27-37 6.5 2.0 43.8% 10-22 19-24 5.4 2.0 50.0% 1-3 27-35 5.1 0.9 42.4% 14-39 7-13 5.0 3.1 43.5% 19-40 6-10 1.9 1.8 20.0% 4-4 9.0 1.0 60.7% 2-6 1.1 0.4 30.8% 4-14 7-8 1.8 0.6 41.7% 5-9 0.6 1.3 36.4% 1-2 1.1 0.6 0.0% 0-1 1.7 46.1% 60-146 133-188 41.0 16.6

St 3.0 0.8 0.7 0.5 2.6 0.5 1.0 0.4 0.3 0.1 0.3 9.1

BS 0.1 0.5 0.1 1.0 0.1 0.1 1.0 0.3 0.1 2.5

TO 3.1 2.6 1.7 1.4 2.5 0.9 1.1 0.9 0.6 1.1 0.3 15.8

Pts 15.3 15.1 12.1 11.0 9.6 8.1 6.0 4.5 3.4 2.1 1.3 81.4


Sandra Linkeviciene

ROSTER Player Height (Ft) Position Rima Valentiene 1.70 1-2 Milda Sauliute 1.75 1-2 Sandra Okockyte 1.76 1-2 Gabriele Gutkauskaite 1.75 1-2 Marina Solopova 1.80 1-3 Lina Aglinskaite 1.82 2

Birthdate 10/06/78 28/08/81 03/02/92 26/10/90 13/02/90 04/02/87

Mante Kvederaviciute

1.82

2

28/11/90 LaisveKaunas

Ausra Bimbaite Sandra Linkeviciene Egle Sulciute Agne Abromaite Giedre Paugaite Lina Pikciute Vaida Sipaviciute Gintare Petronyte

1.79 1.76 1.90 1.90 1.92 1.92 1.93 1.95

2-3 2-3 4 4 4 4 5 5

10/10/82 01/02/82 31/08/85 15/01/79 15/07/90 17/11/90 06/11/85 19/03/89

Team 2010-11 VICI-Aistes Kaunas VICI-Aistes Kaunas LKKA Aistes Kaunas Lemminkainen Klaipeda VICI-Aistes Kaunas Laisve Kaunas

Last 10 FIBA / FIBA EUROPE events Year

Event

2010 FIBA World Championships 2009 EuroBasket Women

VICI Aistes Kaunas Dynamo Kursk (RUS) Celta Vigo (ESP) Ros Casares (ESP) VICI-Aistes Kaunas VICI-Aistes Kaunas Faenza (ITA) Galatasaray (TUR)

2008 Olympic Games 2007 EuroBasket Women 2006 FIBA World Championship 2005 EuroBasket Women 2004 Olympic Games 2003 EuroBasket Women 2002 FIBA World Championship 2001 EuroBasket Women

Coach: Algirdas Paulauskas

09

Place

Karlovy Vary Riga Beijing Chieti Sao Paolo Ankara Athens Patras Nanjing Le Mans

Achievement

Did not qualify 11th Did not qualify 6th 6th 4th Did not qualify Did not qualify 11th 4th


TEAM STAR

Sandra LINKEVICIENE Height: 1.76 Position: Shooting guard Date of birth: 01/02/82 Place of birth: Kretinga Club Team 2010-11: Dynamo Kursk (RussiaSuperLeague) Career: Lietuvos telekomas Vilnius, becoming TEO Vilnius (Lithuania-LMKL, 1998-08), Dynamo Kursk (Russia-SuperLeague, 2009-11)

GROUP A

Ausra BIMBAITE

Height: 1.79 Position: Shooting guard /Small forward Date of birth: 10/10/82 Place of birth: Rokiskis Club Team 2010-11: VICI Aistes Kaunas (Lithuania-LMKL) Career: Snaige Alytus (Lithuania-LMKL), Lintel 118 Vilnius (Lithuania-LMKL, 2000-01), Lietuvos telekomas Vilnius, becoming TEO Vilnius (Lithuania-LMKL, 2001-09), Dynamo Kursk (Russia-Superleague, 2009-10), VICI Aistes Kaunas (Lithuania-LMKL, 2010-11)

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here is no other player that influences the National Team quite like Sandra Linkeviciene. Much of that is not only due to her all-round talent but also down to her close relationship with Coach Paulauskas who also coaches her at Dynamo Kursk where she plays in the Russian Superleague and in EuroCup Women. Last summer, Linkeviciene was on fire during the Qualifying Round and produced what was arguably the best form of her career while playing for the National Team. Incredibly, she emerged as the leader in scoring, rebounds, assists and steals which showcased the quality of her all-round skill-set with the rebounding prowess in particular underlining her heart and desire to win. This also helped her be crowned Lithuania Female Player Of The Year for the first time. A consistent finisher around the hoop and a nice passer, her versatility on the court is invaluable.

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o say last season was an eventful one for the versatile Bimbaite would be one of the understatements of the year. She returned to Lithuania after just one season in Russia to lend experience to VICI Aistes Kaunas and did a superb job. She established herself as a defensive leader as expected and also stepped up her offensive production too. She had an outstanding start to the season, helping fire Kaunas to an upset win over Spartak on the opening day. Across seven games, she was one of the best scorers in the competition, averaging 15.7 points. She got hurt in early December, but returned to action in February to be crowned a EuroLeague Women All Star selection a month later. Five years ago, Bimbaite was an influential figure at the World Championship for Lithuania but then missed EuroBasket Women 2007 and was not at her best in 2009. Perhaps in 2011 she will shine once again. Her ability to come up with crucial steals on a regular basis and make some big shots from downtown will be vital.

NATIONAL TEAM STATS Year

2001 2002 2003 2005 2005 2006 2007 2009 2009 2011

NATIONAL TEAM STATS Year

Competition

2001 2003 2005 2005 2006 2009 2009 2011

European Championship Semi-Final Round DIVISION A EuroBasket Women World Championship DIVISION A EuroBasket Women DIVISION A

G Min

1 3 6 8 8 1 6 8

11 16 18 13 28 26 25 30

2pts

0-1 1-3 4-6 5-13 8-22 1-1 7-21 14-27

3pts

- 1-4 4-7 4-13 14-31 0-8 6-23 14-39

FT

- 2-2 2-2 11-14 8-12 - 11-15 7-13

Rb As Pts

1.0 1.0 2.2 2.4 2.9 1.0 3.2 5.0

- 1.0 0.8 0.9 2.4 1.0 1.7 3.1

2.3 3.7 4.1 8.3 2.0 7.2 9.6

2001-02 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2010-11

TEO Vilnius (ELW) TEO Vilnius (ELW) TEO Vilnius (ELW) TEO Vilnius (ELW) TEO Vilnius (ELW) TEO Vilnius (ELW) TEO Vilnius (ELW) TEO Vilnius (ELW) Dynamo Kursk (ECW) Europe (ELW All Star Game) VICI Aistes (ELW)

G Min

10 1 12 16 15 13 3 10 13 1 7

19 19 17 10 11 23 18 22 29 16 32

2pts

6-17 1-1 12-22 3-8 8-16 9-16 1-6 9-22 13-26 2-3 26-54

3pts

5-21 2-5 6-24 5-23 3-11 15-40 6-15 7-34 19-58 0-2 10-27

FT

10-14 1-1 6-8 4-4 5-9 7-10 1-2 11-16 19-22 - 28-32

0.4 - 1.2 0.5 0.9 1.0 0.3 1.2 2.2 4.0 3.1

3 8 3 6 8 8 9 8 6 8

Season Club (competition)

1999-00 2000-01 2001-02 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11

Rb As Pts

2.6 2.0 1.8 1.4 1.2 2.9 1.3 2.2 3.3 5.0 5.1

G Min

12 23 33 31 31 33 29 33 33 35

2pts

3pts

FT

3-6 16-33 8-18 27-45 32-64 28-58 24-64 23-52 14-30 35-64

- 1-3 0-1 1-2 3-3 1-12 2-7 10-19 3-10 6-15

4-11 15-22 14-19 37-46 35-44 38-50 37-54 35-51 14-19 34-51

2pts

3pts

FT

Rb As Pts

2.7 4.3 5.7 5.5 5.9 4.8 5.2 7.1 5.5 7.4

1.0 1.6 1.7 2.5 3.8 3.4 2.2 4.3 2.8 4.4

3.3 6.3 10.0 15.7 13.5 12.1 10.1 13.9 8.5 15.3

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS Season Club (competition)

Competition

Semi-Final Round World Championship Semi-Final Round DIVISION A EuroBasket Women World Championship EuroBasket Women DIVISION A EuroBasket Women DIVISION A

3.7 9.0 4.0 1.6 2.0 5.4 7.0 5.0 7.8 4.0 15.7

G Min

TEO Vilnius (Ronchetti) TEO Vilnius (ELW) TEO Vilnius (ELW) TEO Vilnius (ELW) TEO Vilnius (ELW) TEO Vilnius (ELW) TEO Vilnius (ELW) TEO Vilnius (ELW) TEO Vilnius (ELW) Dynamo Kursk (ECW) Dynamo Kursk (ECW) Dynamo Kursk (ECW)

2 9 13 13 12 19 16 14 12 13 14 4

15 1-6 0-1 15 10-24 - 20 36-56 3-6 24 34-65 3-9 19 16-35 2-4 32 63-110 4-9 31 39-85 6-18 34 67-120 4-13 34 36-77 6-25 26 36-74 7-19 35 47-89 15-43 30 13-27 1-5

- 11-21 33-56 29-47 20-35 63-97 59-80 24-53 44-61 39-53 37-52 16-32

Rb As Pts

4.0 1.9 2.6 5.2 2.8 6.1 6.3 3.8 4.9 5.4 6.2 8.5

1.5 0.6 1.1 1.7 1.6 2.8 2.7 2.6 3.2 3.5 3.4 3.0

1.0 3.4 8.8 8.2 4.8 10.6 9.7 12.1 11.2 10.2 12.6 11.3

Santa OKOCKYTE Height: 1.76 Position: Guard Date of birth: 03/02/92 Place of birth: Kaunas Team 2010-11: LKKA-Aistes Kaunas (Lithuania-LMKL) Career: LKKA-Aistes Kaunas (LithuaniaLMKL, 2007-11)

COACH

Algirdas PAULAUSKAS

Nationality: Lithuanian Date of birth: 08/04/59 Place of birth: Skuodas Region Team 2010-11: Dynamo Kursk (Russia-Superleague) Career: Zielona Gora (Poland-PLKK , 1997-99), Lietuvos Vilnius (Lithuania-LMKL, 2004-08), Dynamo Kursk (Russia-Superleague, 2007-11) International Career: Lithuania National Team (200507), (2010-11)

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fter a truly stellar summer last year playing for the National Team at the U18 European Championships when she averaged 18.6 points, 3.8 rebounds and 3.6 assists per game, Santa Okockyte is now pushing for a surprise place on the bench with the senior team. While the smart money is probably on her only making it with the U20 Team this year, there is a small chance that Coach Paulauskas might just find space for the 19 year old guard. Okocyte plays her club basketball in her home town for the young LKKA-Aistes team and was the star of the team last season with some stunning numbers. Despite her tender age, she has already shown lots of versatility and suggested she has the potential to establish herself at the elite level in years to come.

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lgirdas Paulauskas is a coach who has a lot of experience at both club and National Team level. This is his second term with the senior National Team and having guided his country to the top of their Qualifying Round group last summer, he is now tasked with leading them to a top five finish to ensure qualification to the 2012 Olympics in London. The well respected Paulauskas does know what it takes to compete at the top level. He has coached at successive EuroLeague Women Final Four tournaments and more recently, has been overseeing the EuroCup Women campaigns of Dynamo Kursk who he has led to the latter rounds of the competition on a consistent basis. He has spoken of his team aiming for the impossible at EuroBasket Women 2011 but it is hard not to think that behind the words, the truth is Pauluskas will be excited at the potential of his young team. In particular because he will be careful to ensure players who he knows well, such as Sandra Linkeviciene, use their experience to help the team. With his meticulous planning and preparation, Paulauskas is always ready to pit his wits against an opposing play-caller and few would bet against him ensuring Lithuania realise their potential.

NATIONAL TEAM STATS YEAR

COMPETITION

GP Min

2pts

3pts

FT

Rb As Pts

GP Min

2pts

3pts

FT

Rb As Pts

- Never played with the Senior NT in official competition -

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS SEASON CLUB (Competition)

- Never played in European club competitions -

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Marina SOLOPOVA Height: 1.80 Position: Guard Date of birth: 13/02/90 Place of birth: Klaipeda Club Team 2010-11: VICI Aistes Kaunas (Lithuania-LMKL) Career: Lemminkainen Klaipeda (LithuaniaLMKL, 2006-2009), VICI Aistes Kaunas (Lithuania-LMKL, 2010-11), Good Angels Kosice (Slovak Republic – Extraliga, 2011), came back to VICI Aistes Kaunas (LithuaniaLMKL) in March 2011.

Height: 1.95 Position: Center Date of birth: 19/03/89 Place of birth: Panevezys Club Team 2010-11: Galatasaray (TurkeyTBBL) Career: Lintel 118 Vilnius (Lithuania-LMKL, 2005-06), TEO Vilnius (Lithuania-LMKL, 200609), Sony Athinaikos (Greece-A1, 2009-10), Galatasaray (Turkey-TBBL, 2010-11)

A

M

sensational talent, Ginatre Petronyte is a former FIBA Europe Young Women’s Player Of The Year who at 22-years-old is still maturing, a fact that makes it all the more exciting to think what level she can reach when at the peak of her career. Debuting for Lithuania at the tender age of just 17 during the 2006 FIBA World Championship Women, Petronyte is now at the stage of her development five years later when she can really begin to increase her all-round influence which was already impressive at EuroBasket Women two years ago in Latvia. She is a young star who can propel her team to success if she is on form. While she has been given perhaps less minutes than most expected in a struggling EuroLeague Women team at Galatasaray, she has still performed and fans at this tournament will be keen to see her in action since there are few better sights than watching Petronyte execute power plays in the paint.

arina Solopova has really exploded during the last 12 months and shown just what a rising star she is within European basketball circles. She was in the running to land the FIBA Europe Young Player Of The Year award and that is not surprising after her exploits in EuroLeague Women with VICI Aistes Kaunas. After a slow start, she had a great season and was even snapped up by Good Angels Kosice to play in the Quarter-Finals after Kaunas were eliminated. She continued her great form in the Slovak Republic with three double-digit scoring performances against Bourges in their series. While last summer she played only 12 minutes during qualifying, she has shown she possibly deserves more when she steps out at what will be her first EuroBasket Women tournament. A hugely exciting talent who can score both inside and out, Solopova is also a good decision maker and is dangerous coming off screens or putting the ball on the floor and penetrating to the basket.

NATIONAL TEAM STATS

NATIONAL TEAM STATS

Year

2006 2007 2009 2009 2011

Competition

G Min

World Championship EuroBasket Women DIVISION A EuroBasket Women DIVISION A

2 5 8 6 8

9 12 22 24 18

2pts

3-6 4-10 18-45 18-45 29-57

3pts

- 0-1 0-2 3-4 1-3

FT

5-8 9-13 38-48 16-22 27-35

Rb As Pts

3.0 2.4 7.3 6.8 5.1

0.5 0.2 1.3 0.3 0.9

Year

5.5 3.4 9.3 10.2 11.0

2011

2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11

G Min

TEO Vilnius (ELW) TEO Vilnius (ELW) TEO Vilnius (ELW) Sony Athinaikos (ECW) Galatasaray (ELW)

1 10 10 16 12

2pts

7 1-3 19 19-37 15 15-32 18 57-107 11 25-41

3pts

- 2-8 1-3 0-8 0-2

FT

1-2 15-22 28-35 41-56 17-18

- 0.7 0.3 0.3 0.1

2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2010-11

3.0 5.9 6.1 9.7 5.6

FT

2009-10 Lemminkainen (ECW) 2010-11 Lemminkainen (ECW)

G Min

6 5

7 8

2pts

2-5 1-4

3pts

0-1 1-5

FT

15 25 22 31

2pts

5-15 15-34 22-42 5-11

3pts

12-32 15-51 17-48 7-15

FT

7-8 24-31 20-25 6-9

Rb As Pts

2.2 3.0 2.1 2.7

0.5 1.3 1.1 0.7

8.8 12.4 11.5 12.3

Competition

DIVISION A

G Min

8

11

2pts

3pts

2pts

3pts

17-28

-

FT

Rb As Pts

FT

Rb As Pts

2-6 1.1 0.4 4.5

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS

Rb As Pts

Season Club (competition)

2009-10 Szeged SC (ELW) 2010-11 Tarbes (ELW)

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS Season Club (competition)

6 8 10 3

NATIONAL TEAM STATS Year

2011 3pts

Rb As Pts

H

NATIONAL TEAM STATS 2pts

FT

7-8 1.8 0.6 3.4

aving started playing in Kaunas at Merkurijus basketball school before heading to the NCAA, Sipaviciute has established herself as very much a role player for the National Team and someone capable of delivering some really nice cameos when required. She was impressively efficient during the Qualifying Round last summer and showcased why she is an important element of the team. After her NCAA career with Syracuse, she also now has a couple of seasons of EuroLeague Women basketball under her belt as well as experience of playing in top European leagues in both France and Italy. Having been replaced at Tarbes mid-season, she moved to Italy and regained her confidence quickly to produce some nice numbers with some great work inside the paint and a real boost on the defensive end of the court where she came up with plenty of steals. Her good form might persuade Coach Paulauskas to give her more court time.

T

GP Min

3pts

4-14

Height: 1.93 Position: Center Date of birth: 06/11/85 Place of birth: Kaunas Club Team 2010-11: Atletico Faenza (Italy-A1) Career: Syracuse (USA-NCAA, 2005-08), Arras (France-LFB, 2008-09), Szeviep Szeged (Hungary-A, 2009-10), Tarbes Gespe Bigorre (France-LFB, 2010-11), Atletico Faenza (Italy-A1, 2010-11)

wenty year old Gabriele Gutkauskaite now has two seasons of playing in EuroCup Women behind her with Lemminkainen Klaipeda and added to her experience representing Lithuania at youth level, looks ready to challenge for a place on the senior team roster. She also played at the FIBA U19 World Championship Women in Thailand a couple of years ago and has continued her development with a strong performance last summer at the U20 European Championship Women. Gutkauskaite is a guard who is not a prolific scorer although she will make pull up jump shots on a consistent basis. She brings lots of energy, quick hands and a hard-nosed approach to defence. Still very much evolving as a young player and time is on her side to hone her skills ready for an attempt at making it with the senior team. COMPETITION

2pts

4-12

Vaida SIPAVICIUTE

Height: 1.75 Position: Guard Date of birth: 26/10/90 Place of birth: Siauliai Team 2010-11: Lemminkainen Klaipeda (Lithuania-LMKL) Career: Ruta Siauliai (Lithuania-LMKL, 200709), Lemminkainen Klaipeda (Lithuania-LMKL, 2009-11)

- Never played with the Senior NT in official competition -

12

G Min

Lemminkainen (ECW) Lemminkainen (ECW) VICI Aistes (ELW) GA Kosice (ELW)

Gabriele GUTKAUSKAITE

YEAR

8

Season Club (competition)

Rb As Pts

2.0 5.1 4.4 6.6 3.8

G Min

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS Season Club (competition)

Competition

DIVISION A

Rb As Pts

4-6 1.0 0.5 1.3 7-8 1.6 0.2 2.4

11

G Min

10 8

33 71-130 17 11-27

0-3 -

14-18 6.4 0.7 15.6 2-5 3.1 0.1 3.0

LITHUANIA

Gintare PETRONYTE


Rima VALENTIENE

Milda SAULIUTE

GROUP A

Height: 1.70 Position: Guard Date of birth: 10/06/78 Place of birth: Ukmerge Club Team 2010-11: VICI Aistes Kaunas (Lithuania-LMKL) Career: Lietuvos telekomas Vilnius, becoming TEO Vilnius (Lithuania-LMKL, 1998-2009), SK Cesis (Latvia-LSBL, 2009-10), VICI Aistes Kaunas (Lithuania-LMKL, 2010-11)

Height: 1.75 Position: Guard Date of birth: 28/08/81 Place of birth: Vilnius Club Team 2010-11: VICI Aistes Kaunas (Lithuania-LMKL) Career: Svaja Vilnius (Lithuania-LMKL, 199899), Snaige Alytus (Lithuania-LMKL, 1999-2000), Lintel 118 Vilnius(Lithuania-LMKL, 2000-03), Arvi Marijampole (Lithuania-LMKL, 2003-06), Laisve Kaunas (Lithuania-LMKL, 2006-07), Arvi Marijampole (Lithuania-LMKL, 2007-09), TEO Vilnius (Lithuania-LMKL, 2009-10), VICI Aistes Kaunas (Lithuania-LMKL, 2010-11)

F

or a player of her talent level and experience, Rima Valentiene maybe didn’t shoot the ball as well as she can at EuroBasket Women 2009 but you wouldn’t bet against her having a bigger impact two years later. At the age of 33, she may be in the twilight of her career with the National Team, but she was still handed around 30 minutes per game by Coach Paulauskas last summer during the Qualifying Round, emphasizing her importance to the team. An experienced playmaker on offence, Valentiene is also a solid defensive player who can disrupt the offensive rhythm of her opponents to great effect and that attribute could be vital component for Lithuania. Valentiene has played in EuroLeague Women for a number of seasons including playing at the Final Four.

M

ilda Sauliute is the kind of player who reminds us how stats don’t show us those all-important intangibles on the court. Look at her numbers and they might not be as exciting or as impressive as some of her teammates but the one telling number is the amount of court time she was handed for club team VICI Aistes Kaunas last season. She also averaged around ten minutes per game at National Team level during the Qualifying Round last summer and will probably have a similar role once again. Certainly her work-rate and defence shouldn’t be under-estimated. She remains a great player off the bench for Coach Paulauskas who recognises she brings the kind of experience and reliability which can prove to be absolutely priceless.

NATIONAL TEAM STATS Year

1998 2001 2001 2005 2005 2006 2007 2009 2009 2011

Competition

G Min

World Championship European Championship Semi-Final Round DIVISION A EuroBasket Women World Championship EuroBasket Women DIVISION A EuroBasket Women DIVISION A

5 8 4 6 8 8 9 8 5 8

2pts

3pts

FT

7 26 17 32 28 25 27 26 19 24

1-3 4-25 3-4 3-12 6-12 2-3 3-8 3-8 0-2 1-6

1-6 17-44 4-15 9-24 21-39 15-46 17-44 19-47 3-14 19-40

2-3 14-14 3-3 14-15 10-13 5-8 0-1 7-10 2-2 6-10

G Min

2pts

3pts

FT

Rb As Pts

0.8 2.9 1.5 3.2 2.5 2.1 2.7 2.4 1.0 1.9

1.0 2.3 1.0 2.0 1.5 0.6 1.0 1.6 1.6 1.8

1.4 9.1 5.3 7.8 10.6 6.8 6.3 8.8 2.2 8.1

NATIONAL TEAM STATS Year

2007 2009 2009 2011

1998-99 1999-00 2000-01 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2010-11

TEO Vilnius (Ronchetti) TEO Vilnius (Ronchetti) TEO Vilnius (ELW) TEO Vilnius (ELW) TEO Vilnius (ELW) TEO Vilnius (ELW) TEO Vilnius (ELW) TEO Vilnius (ELW) TEO Vilnius (ELW) TEO Vilnius (ELW) VICI Aistes (ELW)

1 9 11 12 13 19 17 13 12 12 10

34 29 27 13 23 23 20 16 19 15 30

2005-06 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11

Rb As Pts

1-5 1-2 3-4 5.0 5.0 8.0 10-27 14-37 15-16 2.1 1.9 8.6 12-47 23-72 20-26 4.2 2.0 10.3 3-10 13-40 4-5 1.1 0.5 4.1 13-23 25-72 8-8 2.2 0.9 8.4 12-29 44-109 17-20 2.9 1.5 9.1 2-11 35-87 9-11 2.1 0.9 6.9 2-3 11-48 8-8 1.6 0.7 3.5 1-6 12-35 6-6 1.0 1.0 3.7 0-3 8-34 6-6 1.3 0.6 2.5 3-19 20-65 8-8 3.2 2.2 7.4

2pts

3pts

FT

Rb As Pts

G Min

2pts

3pts

FT

Rb As Pts

- Never played in European club competitions -

2pts

3pts

FT

- 2-2 1-1 -

Rb As Pts

0.4 - 1.4 1.6 0.9 1.0 1.2 1.4 1.0 1.1 0.6 1.3

Marijampole (ECW) Marijampole (ECW) TEO Vilnius (ELW) VICI Aistes (ELW)

5 8 10 10

9 24 27 27

3-5 20-38 7-21 15-43

1-5 6-16 4-13 0-8

FT

1-2 17-21 3-4 13-13

Rb As Pts

0.6 2.9 2.4 2.7

1.0 2.6 1.3 1.9

2.0 9.4 2.9 4.3

NATIONAL TEAM STATS Year

Competition

G Min

2pts

3pts

2pts

3pts

- Never played with the Senior NT in official competition -

FT

Rb As Pts

FT

Rb As Pts

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS Season Club (competition)

2008-09 Lemminkainen (ECW) 2009-10 Lemminkainen (ECW) 2010-11 VICI Aistes (ELW)

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS Season Club (competition)

G Min

1-4 1-7 0-2 1-2

H

NATIONAL TEAM STATS G Min

3pts

aving played with the various youth National Teams, 20-year-old Lina Pikciute now looks like she is ready to make the transition to the senior side after playing an impressive cameo role for VICI Aistes in EuroLeague Women last season. During her first campaign in Kaunas and in the elite club competition of Women’s basketball, she showed her fantastic rebounding ability and ability to match up with opposing centers in the paint. While Pikciute has never been a prolific scorer, even during her days playing for her country at youth level, she has always crashed the boards really well and given plenty to the team at both ends of the floor. She has also played two seasons in EuroCup Women with her hometown club and while she didn’t manage to make it onto the floor last summer in the Qualifying Round for the senior team, that could soon change as she tries to convince Coach Paulauskas she can be an effective player at the highest level.

M

Competition

2-6 1-11 2-8 3-9

Height: 1.92 Position: Forward Date of birth: 17/11/90 Place of birth: Klaipeda Club Team 2010-11: VICI Aistes Kaunas (Lithuania-LMKL) Career: Lemminkainen Klaipeda (LithuaniaLMKL, 2006-10), VICI Aistes Kaunas (LithuaniaLMKL, 20010-11)

ante Kvederaviciute was perhaps something of a surprise inclusion on the preliminary roster for EuroBasket Women 2011, but that does not mean she won’t find herself on the bench in Poland and ready to step onto the court and make some crucial shots for the team. Despite having neither played for the senior National Team or in European club competition, Coach Paulauskas clearly sees the 20-year-old guard as having the potential and ability to be an option for him. While she did not put up any big numbers for the National Team at youth level, she did play at the U19 World Championship Women in Thailand in 2009. Meanwhile at club level last season she played almost 30 minutes per game for Laisve and showed her willingness to do the dirty work on the glass as well as handling or shooting the ball by claiming over 6 rebounds per game.

- Never played with the Senior NT in official competition -

2pts

Lina PIKCIUTE

Height: 1.82 Position: Shooting Guard Date of birth: 28/11/90 Place of birth: Prinai Club Team 2010-11: Laisve Kaunas (Lithuania-LMKL) Career: Laisve Kaunas (Lithuania-LKML, 2007-2011)

11 13 16 10

5 7 5 7

Season Club (competition)

Mante KVEDERAVICIUTE

Year

G Min

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS Season Club (competition)

Competition

EuroBasket Women DIVISION A EuroBasket Women DIVISION A

12

G Min

6 8 9

21 23 13

13-27 14-43 15-37

0-1 1-7 0-4

1-2 3.8 0.8 4.5 5-15 7.1 0.6 4.5 3-9 2.7 0.4 3.7


Agne ABROMAITE Height: 1.88 Position: Power-Forward Date of birth: 15/01/79 Place of birth: Klaipeda Club Team 2010-11: Ros Casares (Spain-LFB) Career: Lietuvos telekomas Vilnius, becoming TEO Vilnius (Lithuania-LMKL, 1998-2004), DKSL Miskolc (Hungary-À Division, 2003-04), UMMC Ekaterinburg (Russia-Superleague, 2004-05), CariChieti Chieti (Italy, 2005) , TEO Vilnius (Lithuania-LMKL, 2005-06), Extrugasa Vilagarcia (Spain-LF, 2007-08), Real Club Celta Vigo (SpainLF, 2008-09), Mann Filter Zaragoza(Spain-LF, 2009-10), Ros Casares (Spain-LF, 2010-11)

Height: 1.90 Position: Power-Forward / Center Date of birth: 31/08/85 Place of birth: Marijampole Club Team 2010-11: Real Club Celta Vigo (Spain-LF) Career: Lietuvos telekomas Vilnius, becoming TEO Vilnius (Lithuania-LMKL, 1998-2007), Lavezzini Parma (Italy-A1, 2007-08), Club Atletico Faenza (Italy-A1, 2008-09), Real Club Celta Vigo (Spain-LF, 2009-11)

E

gle Sulciute enjoyed a very fruitful EuroBasket Women 2009 in Latvia where she finished as the leading scorer for the team with nearly 15 points per game. Now 25-years-old, she brings plenty of experience to what will be her third major tournament. She has played in EuroLeague Women and also in both the Italian and Spanish leagues having left Lithuania shortly after being named MVP when she was only 21. She has an Italian Cup winners medal to her name and is a post player who offers plenty of options on offence in and around the basket. It’s been a tough season for Real Club Celta Vigo who struggled in Liga Femenina but Sulciute still showed her qualities and you can expect her to do the same for the National Team at EuroBasket Women 2011.

N

ow the veteran of the team, Agne Abromaite continues to offer Lithuania plenty at this level. She may be 32-years-old but shows few signs of slowing down when in her beloved National Team vest. As solid and as strong as ever both down low on the block or rebounding on the glass, she excelled at EuroBasket Women 2009 and also during the Qualifying Round last year. While things were not as smooth as she might have liked in Spain with Ros Casares, this seasoned campaigner offers plenty for her nation. She could easily average another double digit line at EuroBasket Women 2011 and you know for sure she will stand up and be counted. Above anything else, she keeps a cool head and that composure and experience during tournament basketball can be vital.

NATIONAL TEAM STATS Year

2002 2005 2005 2006 2007 2009 2009 2011

Competition

G Min

World Championship DIVISION A EuroBasket Women World Championship EuroBasket Women DIVISION A EuroBasket Women DIVISION A

2 1 8 4 9 8 6 7

4 9 23 27 20 22 27 23

2pts

3pts

FT

0-1 0-1 25-53 9-35 23-51 16-44 21-43 18-42

- - 5-18 10-17 5-17 6-24 11-31 10-22

- - 15-21 6-10 16-20 17-24 14-19 19-24

2pts

3pts

FT

Rb As Pts

1.0 - 4.3 7.0 4.9 3.5 4.5 5.4

- 1.0 1.0 0.8 0.7 0.5 1.2 2.0

10.0 13.5 8.6 8.4 14.8 12.1

NATIONAL TEAM STATS Year

2001 2001 2002 2003 2005 2006 2007 2009 2009 2011

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS Season Club (competition)

2001-02 2002-03 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08

G Min

TEO Vilnius (ELW) TEO Vilnius (ELW) TEO Vilnius (ELW) TEO Vilnius (ELW) TEO Vilnius (ELW) TEO Vilnius (ELW)

1 1 4 11 11 6

2 4 19 6 13 24

1-1 0-1 10-19 8-15 10-35 15-30

- - 4-11 1-14 6-25 5-15

- - 11-16 5-5 14-17 21-24

Rb As Pts

1.0 1.0 3.8 1.6 2.7 2.8

- - 0.8 0.2 0.4 1.3

2.0 10.8 2.2 4.7 11.0

Competition

Season Club (competition)

1998-99 1999-00 2000-01 2001-02 2002-03 2003-04 2007-08 2009-10 2010-11

Height: 1.93 Position: Power-Forward Date of birth: 15/07/90 Place of birth: Mazeikiai Club Team 2010-11: VICI Aistes Kaunas (Lithuania-LMKL Career: Lintel 118 Vilnius (Lithuania-LMKL, 2005-06), Arvi Marijampole (Lithuania-LMKL, 2006-09) TEO Vilnius (Lithuania-LMKL, 2009-10), VICI Aistes Kaunas (Lithuania-LMKL, 2010-11)

G Min

6 4 1

8 5 7

2pts

6-13 2-6 1-5

3pts

- - -

FT

2006-07 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11

Marijampole (ECW) Marijampole (ECW) TEO Vilnius (ELW) VICI Aistes (ELW)

G Min

2 8 10 10

2pts

12 0-2 17 10-27 18 12-36 31 42-100

3pts

- 0-1 - -

4-4 8-12 14-21 23-35

Rb As Pts

0.5 0.4 0.2 1.4

3pts

FT

16-31 6-13 23-37 24-34 11-16 14-20 12-19 8-17 15-24 27-37

Rb As Pts

3.0 7.0 3.1 4.2 0.8 4.3 4.1 4.5 4.8 6.5

1.4 1.3 0.6 0.5 0.3 0.4 1.6 1.2 1.5 2.0

7.7 10.7 10.6 11.0 4.2 6.3 10.0 6.3 10.8 15.1

1 10 11 14 12 10 9 8 8

38 3-11 23 36-64 25 33-70 26 61-126 17 27-58 30 46-80 33 51-107 24 30-62 12 5-18

- - - - - - - - -

FT

3-5 11-22 28-42 37-49 11-16 42-60 27-40 21-32 3-10

Rb As Pts

6.0 3.9 5.7 3.0 2.2 5.5 4.0 5.6 1.5

3.0 0.8 0.7 0.6 0.8 1.1 0.8 2.0 -

9.0 8.3 8.5 11.4 5.4 13.4 14.3 10.1 1.6

NATIONAL TEAM STATS Year

Rb As Pts

2.5 3.1 3.0 6.0

2pts

- - - - - 0-1 - - - 0-1

W

7-10 2.2 - 3.2 - 0.3 0.3 1.0 4-4 9.0 1.0 6.0 FT

3pts

hile Lina Aglinskaite didn’t make the cut last summer for the Qualifying Round, after being named on the preliminary roster, she has perhaps now impressed enough at club level to convince Coach Paulauskas ahead of EuroBasket Women 2011 that she could be worth a spot on the roster. The guard started 2010-11 with MRU Vilnius but then made the switch to Laisve Kaunas during mid-season and produced strong numbers with both teams. She not only offers an option on the perimeter, but she is also happy getting inside and rebounding for the team too. Aglinskaite helped her country achieve promotion to Division A at the U20 European Championship Women in 2007.

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS Season Club (competition)

2pts

19-43 13-18 31-64 21-42 7-22 18-45 39-83 15-33 25-50 47-95

Height: 1.82 Position: Shooting Guard Date of birth: 04/02/87 Place of birth: Kursenai Club Team 2010-11: Laisve Kaunas (Lithuania-LMKL) Career: Ruta Siauliai (Lithuania-LMKL, 200708), Tallin Kalev (Estonia-Meistrilliga, 2008), Ruta Siauliai (Lithuania-LMKL, 2008-10), MRU Vilnius (Lithuania-LMKL, 2010-11), Laisve Kaunas (Lithuania-LKML, 2011)

NATIONAL TEAM STATS Competition

G Min

TEO Vilnius (Ronchetti) TEO Vilnius (Ronchetti) TEO Vilnius (ELW) TEO Vilnius (ELW) TEO Vilnius (ELW) DKSK Miskolc (ECW) Extrugasa (ECW) Zaragoza (ECW) Ros Casares (ELW)

G

DIVISION A EuroBasket Women DIVISION A

20 26 28 28 12 22 26 21 27 30

Lina AGLINSKAITE

iedre Paugaite has been one of major rising stars within the Lithuanian camp after a fantastic season in EuroLeague Women with VICI Aistes Kaunas where she led many statistical categories. Still only 20-yearsold, Paugaite has so much potential still to realise and if she continues at the same rate of development, she could establish herself as a major player within European basketball in years to come. Always liable to block a shot and with quick hands which enable her to come up with a good ratio of steals for a frontcourt player, her defence has never been in question. However the offence is now also evolving nicely and she is known as the player with the best leaping ability in Lithuania. She played only a handful of minutes at EuroBasket Women 2009 in Latvia, but this time around her impact will surely be far greater.

2009 2009 2011

7 3 8 6 6 8 9 6 6 8

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS

Giedre PAUGAITE

Year

G Min

European Championship Semi-Final Round World Championship Semi-Final Round DIVISION A World Championship EuroBasket Women DIVISION A EuroBasket Women DIVISION A

2.0 3.5 3.8 10.7

Competition

G Min

2pts

3pts

FT

Rb As Pts

G Min

2pts

3pts

FT

Rb As Pts

- Never played with the Senior NT in official competition -

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS Season Club (competition)

13

- Never played in European club competitions -

LITHUANIA

Egle SULCIUTE


GROUP A

RUSSIa

PATTERN OF SUCCESS SUGGESTS GOLD There have been few rarer sights during the last decade than seeing a podium without Russia on it and yet this was the case at the FIBA World Championship Women last summer. So what better motivation for Russia to bounce back and prove it was only a blip? Meanwhile after five consecutive EuroBasket Women Final appearances and a pattern which reads silver, gold, silver, gold, silver since 2001 – could it be a golden year yet again?

I

t’s been an interesting couple of years for Russia who arrive in EuroBasket Women 2011 in the unfamiliar position of trying to make up for last summer when they were unceremoniously dumped out of FIBA World Championship Women by Belarus, an experience described by Olga Arteshina as something of a lesson learned. While it’s hard to even imagine this Russia team being more streetwise than they already were, even the greatest teams occasionally meet the moment when reality bites. The loss to Belarus hit a raw nerve and now Russia are back to make amends which is bad news for all of the other medal contenders. It is difficult to envisage Russia not being in the final shakeup down the tournament stretch in Poland but at this level they know only too well that reputations count for absolutely nothing in the dog-eat-dog world of elite tournament basketball. While the familiar core of players is likely to remain for Russia with the likes of the vastly experienced Ilona Korstin, Svetlana Abrosimova, Irina Osipova, Maria Stepanova and Arteshina all likely to be lining up, there will be a handful of new faces who didn’t taste defeat to France at EuroBasket Women 2009. Even though Head Coach Boris Sokolovsky still has an embarrassment of riches to choose from, he does have a careful balancing act to take into account. For after years of glorious podium success, Russia also needs to begin looking to the future and

How did they qualify? EuroBasket 2009 Silver Medal (7 W – 2 L) Results Preliminary Round

June-7th 2009 Russia b. Turkey June-8th 2009 Russia b. Serbia June-9th 2009 Russia b. Lithuania

Qualifying Round

June-12th 2009 Russia b. Belarus Junet-14th 2009 Russia b. Italy June-16th 2009 France b. Russia

Quarter-finals

June-18th 2009 Russia b. Latvia

Semi-finals

June-19th 2009 Russia b. Spain

Final

June-20th 2009 France b. Russia

74-61 72-37 60-52 66-51 67-59 72-66 69-64 77-61 57-53

preparing the next generation of players who will be delivering silverware for their nation. Fortunately for Sokolovsky, he has some talented young players to consider with the likes of Natalia Zhedik for example having already had valuable court time at the FIBA World Championship Women last year although sadly for the playmaker she won’t feature this summer due to injury . Even with the need to start allowing some of the younger players to shine, there is no real urgency. The experienced core of this powerful Russia team not only want EuroBasket Women gold this year but also another shot at an Olympic title in London next year. That kind of hunger for success is what continues to drive by far the most successful National Team of the last decade. Russia do have a habit of getting surprised by teams in the qualification stage. For example, in 2007 Serbia stunned them, though it did not stop them from winning gold, it’s still a possible note of caution. Even they know the clichés of taking each game as it comes and not running before you can walk in tournaments applies more strongly in the case of those with the most to lose. If Russia can find some range from downtown to go with their inside presence and vast experience, they will once again have the capacity to reign supreme but as usual will face some seriously stiff competition. Not least from France who beat them twice in Latvia on the way to gold, and Belarus who they could meet in the next round. Both surely give the Russian players huge motivation to make amends for 2009.. l

Accumulated statistics in 2010 FIBA World Championship for Women Player Maria Stepanova Rebekka Hammon Svetlana Abrosimova Ilona Korstin Irina Osipova Olga Arteshina Elena Danilochkina Marina Kuzina Natalia Zhedik Natalia Vieru Tatiana Vidmer Irina Sokolovskaya Totals

G 9 8 9 9 9 8 9 8 7 4 9 5 9

Min FG 20 39-86 25 32-73 24 39-96 25 30-75 23 30-54 23 17-52 18 19-44 15 12-41 13 7-20 6 5-10 18 10-31 6 3-8 - 243-590

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% 3pts FT Rb As 45.3% 23-28 6.3 0.9 43.8% 12-30 13-15 2.6 1.5 40.6% 10-31 10-18 3.2 2.1 40.0% 3-9 17-22 4.7 0.9 55.6% 19-26 6.6 1.3 32.7% 6-20 10-18 5.5 1.5 43.2% 10-22 7-10 1.9 0.7 29.3% 4-19 6-8 3.4 0.6 35.0% 4-12 8-8 2.4 0.9 50.0% 3-5 2.3 0.5 32.3% 0-1 9-15 5.8 1.7 37.5% 0-3 4-4 1.2 0.4 41.2% 49-147 129-177 48.0 11.9

St 0.3 1.4 1.2 1.2 0.8 1.0 0.2 0.1 1.3 0.2 7.4

BS 0.6 0.7 0.6 0.4 0.5 1.0 0.8 3.8

TO 1.7 1.6 2.8 1.0 2.4 1.5 1.3 1.9 0.6 0.3 1.4 0.4 16.9

Pts 11.2 11.1 10.9 8.9 8.8 6.3 6.1 4.3 3.7 3.3 3.2 2.0 73.8


Svetlana Abrosimova

ROSTER Player Height (ft.) Pos. Ekaterina Ruzanova 1.78 1 Evgenia Belyakova 1.82 1-2 Ilona Korstin 1.83 2 Elena Danilochkina 1.84 2 Svetlana Abrosimova 1.88 2-3 Tatiana Popova 1.81 2-3

Birthdate 16/08/82 27/06/86 30/05/80 27/01/86 09/07/80 17/09/84

Liudmila Sapova

1.85

3

03/05/84 Nadezhda Orenburg

Katerina Keyru Olga Arteshina Anna Petrakova Irina Osipova Marina Kuzina Tatiana Vidmer Natalya Myasoedova Maria Stepanova Coach: Boris Sokolovsky

1.82 1.82 1.89 1.96 1.93 1.91 1.93 2.02

3 4 4 4/5 5 5 5 5

04/12/88 27/11/82 04/12/84 25/06/81 19/07/85 08/01/86 13/02/87 23/02/79

Team 2010-11 Sparta&K M.R. Vidnoje Spartak St Petersburg Sparta&K M.R. Vidnoje Vologda-Chevakata UMMC Ekaterinburg Dynamo Moscow

Last 10 FIBA / FIBA EUROPE events Year

Event

2010 FIBA World Championship 2009 EuroBasket Women

DynamoMoscow UMMC Ekaterinburg BC Chevakata Sparta&K M.R. Vidnoje Dynamo Moscow UMMC Ekaterinburg Dynamo-GUVD UMMC Ekaterinburg

2008 Olympic Games 2007 EuroBasket Women 2006 FIBA World Championship 2005 EuroBasket Women 2004 Olympic Games 2003 Eurobasket Women 2002 FIBA World Championship 2001 Eurobasket Women

15

Place

Karlovy Vary Riga Beijing Chieti Sao Paulo Ankara Athens Patras Nanjing Le Mans

Achievement

7th Silver Medal Bronze Medal Gold Medal Silver Medal Silver Medal Bronze Medal Gold Medal Silver Medal Silver Medal


TEAM STAR

Svetlana ABROSIMOVA Height: 1.88 Position: Shooting Guard / Small forward Date of birth: 09/07/80 Place of birth: St. Petersburg Team 2010-11: UMMC Ekaterinburg (RussiaSuperleague)

GROUP A

Maria STEPANOVA

Career: Force Majeure St. Petersburg (RussiaSuperleague, 1995-97), University of Connecticut (USA-NCAA, 1997-2001), Gambrinus Brno (Czech Rep.1Liga, 2001-02), Famila Schio (Italy-A1, 2002-03), UMMC Ekaterinburg (Russia-Superleague, 2003-04), CSKA Samara (Russia-Superleague, 2004-06), Minnesota Lynx (USA-WNBA, 2006), Spartak Moscow Region (RussiaSuperleague, 2006-07), Minnesota Lynx (USA-WNBA, 2007), UMMC Ekaterinburg (Russia-Superleague, 200708), Connecticut Sun (USA-WNBA, 2008), UMMC Ekaterinburg (Russia-Superleague, 200810), Seattle Storm (USA-WNBA, 2010), UMMC Ekaterinburg (Russia-Superleague, 2010-11)

Height: 2.02 Position: Center Date of birth: 23/02/79 Place of birth: Shpakovskoe Team 2010-11: UMMC Ekaterinburg (RussiaSuperleague) Career: Volna St. Petersburg (RussiaSuperleague, 1994-95), Force Majeure St. Petersburg (Russia-Superleague, 1995-96), CSKA Moscow (Russia-Superleague, 199698), Phoenix Mercury (USA-WNBA, 1998), CSKA Moscow (Russia-Superleague, 199899), Phoenix Mercury (USA-WNBA, 1999), Gambrinus Brno (Czech Rep.-1Liga, 1999-00), Phoenix Mercury (USA-WNBA, 2000), Gambrinus Brno (Czech Rep.-1Liga, 2000-01), Phoenix Mercury (USAWNBA, 2001), Gambrinus Brno (Czech Rep.-1Liga, 2001-02), MiZo Pecs (Hungary-A Division, 2002), CSKA Samara (Russia-Superleague, 2003-05), Phoenix Mercury (USA-WNBA, 2005), CSKA Samara (Russia-Superleague, 2005-07), CSKA Moscow (Russia-Superleague, 2007-nov.’08), UMMC Ekaterinburg (Russia-Superleague, 2008-11)

S

vetlana Abrosimova continues to be one of the main players for Russia after a lengthy and distinguished career at the elite level. She will probably be looking for a repeat performance of her display at the previous EuroBasket Women tournament in Latvia when she was named to the All Tournament Team. It’s now some 14 years since she began with the senior National Team at the 1997 European Championship For Women at a time when she was stateside and embarking on a college career with the University of Connecticut. One thing is for certain, Abrosimova knows what it takes to be part of a successful team. She has won an array of medals with Russia going right back to her youth days. In addition to her subsequent medals with the senior team, she has also been hugely successful at club level, winning championships on both sides of the Atlantic. She brings a lengthy skill set to the table with a capacity to rack up numbers in all categories. She can shoot the ball inside and out, dish up assists, rebound the ball and is also a hard-nosed defender.

M

aria Stepanova will hit a new landmark when she steps out at EuroBasket Women 2011 in Poland and that is 15 years of playing major tournaments for the National Team in what will be ironically, her fifteenth major tournament appearance, including playing at EuroBasket Women 2003 only months after giving birth. This kind of commitment, longevity and ability to stay successful at the elite level for so long underlines her status as a bona-fide legend of Russian basketball. The center first pulled on her National Team vest at the 1996 Olympics at the tender age of 17 and has rarely missed a beat since – as evidenced by her glittering resume. Having regularly produced big numbers, she has shown she has class and the ability to dominate on this stage. At EuroBasket Women specifically, she averaged a double-double in 2007 and led the team in both scoring and rebounding in 2009. With a wealth of experience, including a healthy haul of winners medals and personal accolades at club level as well as with Russia, Stepanova remains one of the most decorated and respected players of recent history. Judging by her performances last summer at the FIBA World Championship Women, she doesn’t look like she is quite ready to give just yet.

NATIONAL TEAM STATS Year

1997 1998 1999 2000 2003 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS Season Club (competition)

1996-97 2001-02 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11

NATIONAL TEAM STATS Year

1996 1997 1997 1998 1999 1999 2000 2001 2001 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010

Competition

Olympic Games Challenge Round European Championship World Championship Challenge Round European Championship Olympic Games European Championship Semi-Final Round European Championship Olympic Games EuroBasket Women World Championship EuroBasket Women Olympic Games EuroBasket Women World Championship

G Min

4 4 8 7 5 4 7 8 4 6 8 8 9 8 8 9 9

2pts

4 5-10 11 9-16 36 47-81 13 20-36 17 12-29 12 14-26 12 24-32 21 41-64 25 24-43 17 24-45 20 28-65 33 60-112 30 59-111 27 44-88 20 31-74 25 43-83 20 39-86

3pts

- - - - - - - 0-1 - - - 0-1 1-2 1-4 0-1 0-6 -

FT

Rb As Pts

1-1 1.3 2-3 2.8 34-44 8.1 6-6 3.1 15-17 5.6 4-5 3.3 8-16 3.3 23-26 7.6 9-13 6.8 14-18 8.3 8-11 6.6 24-30 9.6 23-30 8.8 19-30 10.0 13-21 6.5 29-47 7.9 23-28 6.3

- 0.3 0.6 1.1 0.6 0.8 1.0 1.0 1.0 0.7 1.0 2.3 1.0 1.4 1.1 1.4 0.9

2.8 5.0 16.0 6.6 7.8 8.0 8.0 13.1 14.3 10.3 8.0 18.0 16.0 13.8 9.4 12.8 11.2

1996-97 1997-98 1998-99 1999-00 2000-01 2001-02 2001-02 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2005-06 2006-07 2006-07 2007-08 2007-08 2008-09 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11

CSKA Moscow (Ronchetti) CSKA Moscow (ELW) Gambrinus Brno (ELW) Gambrinus Brno (ELW) Gambrinus Brno (ELW) Gambrinus Brno (ELW) MiZo Pécs (ELW) CSKA Samara (ELW) CSKA Samara (ELW) CSKA Samara (ELW) Europe (ELW All Star Game) CSKA Moscow (ELW) Europe (ELW All Star Game) CSKA Moscow (ELW) Europe (ELW All Star Game) CSKA Moscow (ELW) UMMC Ekaterinburg (ELW) UMMC Ekaterinburg (ELW) UMMC Ekaterinburg (ELW)

G Min

16 14 2 19 16 13 3 14 18 16 1 16 1 14 1 3 12 16 14

32 36 22 30 31 30 31 32 28 33 22 27 17 27 24 21 18 15 22

2pts

103-163 87-155 6-14 126-220 97-209 74-155 13-36 59-149 96-194 81-181 9-14 58-132 4-7 93-150 6-15 11-23 49-89 38-76 58-118

3pts

- - - 1-2 0-1 1-2 - 1-2 1-4 0-2 - 2-9 - 0-1 - - - - 0-1

FT

1.2 0.7 - 1.2 1.0 1.5 1.7 2.6 1.2 1.6 3.0 1.3 - 2.0 1.0 1.0 0.6 0.6 0.8

1 3 5 7 3 8 9 9 8 9 9

1 12 9 22 11 19 9 17 24 31 24

G Min

6 8 14 9 10 16 10 11 13 16 8

2pts

3pts

- 7-14 7-11 19-33 2-7 14-35 4-13 18-44 16-39 28-62 29-65

- 0-4 0-2 4-10 2-3 5-15 2-8 3-15 7-12 8-27 10-31

2pts

3pts

33 45-80 1-4 33 38-85 7-23 33 60-160 13-45 30 32-67 6-22 20 15-46 3-19 18 26-56 7-35 17 18-41 6-17 15 9-39 8-13 16 22-52 9-19 16 17-38 17-38 9 5-12 0-7

FT

- 6-8 8-9 8-15 4-5 6-12 1-3 6-9 6-8 21-28 10-18 FT

18-28 17-30 40-55 31-45 10-10 10-18 10-16 10-12 8-12 5-9 1-1

Rb As Pts

- 2.3 1.8 3.3 1.7 4.5 0.8 1.4 6.6 7.0 3.2

1.0 3.7 1.0 1.9 2.0 1.5 0.7 2.0 1.1 2.3 2.1

6.7 4.4 8.3 4.7 6.1 1.7 5.7 7.4 11.2 10.9

Rb As Pts

5.0 7.1 5.9 8.7 2.9 3.0 3.6 2.8 2.0 2.5 1.1

2.2 3.5 1.6 2.8 2.2 1.4 1.3 1.1 1.9 1.3 1.3

18.5 14.3 14.2 12.6 4.9 5.2 6.4 4.7 6.1 5.6 1.4

Boris SOKOLOVSKY

Nationality: Russian Date of Birth: 09/12/53 Team 2010-11: Dynamo-GUVD (Russia-Superleague) Career: Samara (Russia –Superleague, 1995-2001), Euraz Ekaterinburg (Russia-Superleague, 2002-03), Assistant UNICS Kazan (Russia-Superleague, 200304), Dynamo Moscow (Russia-Superleague, 2004-06), Chevakata (Russia-Superleague 2006-09), DynamoGUVD (Russia-Superleague 2009-11) International career: Assistant Russia National Team (2004-08), Head Coach Russia National Team (2010-11)

Rb As Pts

33-54 10.0 49-69 12.4 3-7 4.5 47-72 9.6 61-83 9.2 35-44 10.3 12-21 11.7 43-54 12.2 41-65 10.4 63-80 10.8 0-1 8.0 23-35 8.3 2-2 5.0 32-38 7.6 4-4 14.0 3-6 3.7 22-28 5.3 14-23 4.4 18-26 5.6

FM St. Petersburg (Ronchetti) Gambrinus Brno (ELW) Famila Schio (ELW) UMMC Ekaterinburg (ELW) CSKA Samara (ELW) CSKA Samara (ELW) Sp. Moscow Reg. (ELW) UMMC Ekaterinburg (ELW) UMMC Ekaterinburg (ELW) UMMC Ekaterinburg (ELW) UMMC Ekaterinburg (ELW)

G Min

COACH

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS Season Club (competition)

Competition

European Championship World Championship European Championship Olympic Games Semi-Final Round EuroBasket Women World Championship EuroBasket Women Olympic Games EuroBasket Women World Championship

14.9 15.9 7.5 15.9 15.9 14.3 12.7 11.7 13.1 14.1 18.0 9.1 10.0 15.6 16.0 8.3 10.0 5.6 9.6

W

hile it may have been a surprise to some when Valeri Tikhonenko stepped aside last year, the decision by the Federation to pass the reins to Boris Sokolovsky certainly wasn’t. The 57-year-old coach has vast experience after serving as an assistant to Igor Grudin and thus helping the team to podium finishes at tournaments including EuroBasket Women and the Olympics. Meanwhile receiving the Golden Basket Award in 2009 in recognition of him being considered the best Russian Coach working with Women certainly helped his cause, as did being the World University Games coach the same year. His job last year was originally an assignment to work with the U20 team, but that then turned into something more with the senior team and a first major tournament in the hot seat at the FIBA World Championship Women. Sokolovsky has a huge amount of experience at club level, having bagged his first coaching job in Ukraine way back in 1979. Since then he has coached several teams and has extensive European experience.

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Ilona KORSTIN

Height: 1.90 Position: Small forward / Power forward Date of birth: 27/11/82 Place of birth: Samara Team 2010-11: UMMC Ekaterinburg (RussiaSuperleague) Career: CSKA Samara (Russia-Superleague, 1997-2007), CSKA Moscow (RussiaSuperleague, 2007-08), UMMC Ekaterinburg (Russia-Superleague, 2009-11)

O

lga Arteshina made her mark in a strong Russian team at the age of just 17 when she found court time at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney. Soon afterwards, she found herself as the youngest player in the team and a starter at EuroBasket Women 2003, where she ended up with gold after averaging 23 minutes per game and producing a memorable 17-point performance against Spain in the Semi-Final. Four years later she was even better and won another gold medal while also being voted to the All Tournament Team in Chieti, although she missed the Olympics due to pregnancy. She is a veritable veteran despite still being only 28-years-old. In club basketball, Arteshina has enjoyed success and this continues at UMMC Ekaterinburg. Not for the first time, she was named the MVP of the Russian Cup Final earlier this year after helping her team past Nadezhda. She brings a nice mixture of power and aggression in the low post as well as an ability to make jump shots.

I

lona Korstin heads into EuroBasket Women 2011 celebrating a decade of success with the National Team having been involved right at the heart of the almost perennial medal success of the Russian team. From EuroBasket Women to the Olympics and FIBA World Championship Women, the guard has seen it all and done it all – as her numbers and medals will testify. While she is not always the one who makes the headlines, her contribution has consistently been a telling one as a core member of a successful side for such a long time. Whether she is scoring points, or rebounding way above the level of most other players her size, she is always affecting the game. She has won a stack of trophies at club level domestically and more recently in Europe with Spartak MR Vidnoje who have also reaped rewards from a player who rarely fails to contribute in every facet of the game. She has dual nationality, which is why back in 1999 as a teenager she was the French Young Player Of The Year. Meanwhile five years ago, she was chosen as the face of the Year of Women’s Basketball campaign.

Year

2001 2001 2002 2003 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010

Competition

G Min

European Championship Semi-Final Round World Championship European Championship Semi-Final Round Olympic Games EuroBasket Women World Championship EuroBasket Women Olympic Games EuroBasket Women World Championship

8 2 9 8 3 8 8 9 9 8 9 9

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS Season Club (competition)

1996-97 1998-99 1999-00 2000-01 2001-02 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2009-10 2010-11 2010-11

NATIONAL TEAM STATS Year

NATIONAL TEAM STATS

FM St. Petersburg (Ronchetti) Bourges (ELW) Bourges (ELW) Bourges (ELW) Bourges (ELW) Bourges (ELW) CSKA Samara (ELW) CSKA Samara (ELW) CSKA Samara (ELW) CSKA Moscow (ELW) CSKA Moscow (ELW) CSKA Moscow (ELW) Sp. Moscow Reg. (ELW) Sp. Moscow Reg. (SuperCup) Sp. Moscow Reg. (ELW) Sp. Moscow Reg. (SuperCup)

24 29 25 22 22 24 25 29 27 32 28 25

G Min

6 15 19 17 16 18 14 18 14 13 14 12 16 1 17 1

14 13 13 29 30 31 29 31 25 27 27 27 15 29 20 32

2pts

3pts

FT

27-53 11-17 37-66 25-40 14-21 39-70 27-57 32-65 41-75 26-53 27-60 27-66

1-7 1-3 6-14 1-9 1-5 0-5 0-3 8-17 1-6 3-9 4-8 3-9

22-32 3-7 16-29 11-21 9-13 23-37 23-35 33-37 24-41 23-33 24-34 17-22

2pts

3pts

FT

15-29 18-42 24-43 81-151 86-159 80-148 71-139 81-164 40-94 38-93 58-96 38-71 35-71 4-5 41-87 4-5

2-9 2-5 2-8 4-14 5-26 9-32 2-14 6-21 2-13 5-11 3-14 2-7 1-7 1-2 - 0-1

3-6 8-16 6-8 40-62 40-63 52-76 41-62 46-78 27-45 40-48 21-34 23-28 8-15 3-4 25-33 7-7

2000 2001 2001 2002 2003 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2009 2010

Rb As Pts

2.1 5.0 4.0 4.1 1.7 5.9 5.9 5.3 6.1 7.0 5.8 4.7

1.1 2.0 0.3 0.8 2.7 1.0 1.9 3.0 1.4 1.9 2.2 0.9

9.9 14.0 12.0 8.0 13.3 12.6 9.6 13.4 12.1 10.5 10.0 8.9

1.2 0.6 0.3 1.2 1.3 2.6 1.6 2.1 0.9 1.6 2.2 1.1 1.1 3.0 1.4 -

2001-02 2001-02 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2009-10 2010-11

CSKA Samara (Ronchetti) CSKA Samara (Ronchetti) CSKA Samara (ELW) CSKA Samara (ELW) CSKA Samara (ELW) CSKA Moscow (ELW) CSKA Moscow (ELW) UMMC Ekaterinburg (ELW) UMMC Ekaterinburg (ELW)

Competition

2pts

3pts

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS Season Club (competition)

2009-10 Nadezhda (ECW) 2010-11 Dynamo - GUVD (ECW)

G Min

5 8

8 26

2pts

5-6 31-74

3pts

- 0-2

FT

0-1 2-9 0-1 4-14 8-21 8-19 4-10 11-26 12-33 8-27 7-24 6-20 3pts

1-8 19-44 9-24 23-59 24-57 19-54 17-48 6-12 13-39

FT

2-2 8-12 - 18-28 6-8 7-8 6-7 6-10 12-18 7-9 6-16 10-18 FT

3-4 24-33 6-7 13-27 14-20 15-20 5-8 7-9 11-16

Rb As Pts

1.3 2.5 2.0 2.8 3.3 3.0 2.3 6.0 3.6 5.4 4.3 5.5

0.3 1.3 1.0 0.2 0.6 1.7 0.3 2.4 1.1 1.2 1.2 1.5

0.7 4.0 1.0 7.6 6.6 8.2 3.3 8.4 8.0 9.2 6.8 6.3

Rb As Pts

3.5 5.9 2.8 4.3 4.6 5.6 5.3 3.4 3.7

0.5 1.9 1.1 1.7 0.9 1.4 1.6 1.1 1.3

9.0 13.2 5.4 8.6 9.4 7.6 8.5 5.9 5.3

NATIONAL TEAM STATS Year

Rb As Pts

Competition

World Championship

G Min

9

18

2pts

3pts

2pts

3pts

10-30

0-1

FT

Rb As Pts

9-15 5.8 1.7 3.2

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS Season Club (competition)

FT

2pts

6-17 52-92 8-30 36-66 32-56 25-52 23-54 8-17 15-38

3pts

T

2010 G Min

38 26 19 26 25 27 27 16 23

- 9-18 1-5 19-25 8-24 9-14 1-9 14-32 12-30 26-49 17-28 11-32

atiana Vidmer made her debut at a major tournament for the senior National Team last summer at the FIBA World Championship Women and in terms of her impact, she proved to be something of a revelation after grabbing more steals, blocked shots and assists than anyone else. She also rebounded the ball well too and showed she is capable of delivering against the promise she showed a few years ago in the youth categories where she averaged double-doubles at three tournaments and landed a series of medals, including gold in 2004. She also played well at the FIBA U21 Championship Women in 2007 and then appeared for Russia at the World Student Games in Belgrade in 2009 where she won a silver medal. Strong defensively, with a healthy combination of size, wingspan and quick hands, she is a real competitor who opens doors offensively with her ability to pass to cutters in the lane from the low post position or kick the ball out effectively to the perimeter shooters. Vidmer offers a good all around package at both ends of the floor.

B

- Never played with the Senior NT in official competition -

G Min

2 14 9 18 16 16 12 7 15

2pts

Height: 1.91 Position: Center Date of birth: 08/01/86 Place of birth: Moscow Team 2010-11: UMMC Ekaterinburg (RussiaSuperleague) Career: Chevakata (Russia-Superleague, 2005-09) UMMC Ekaterinburg (RussiaSuperleague, 2009-11)

oris Sokolovsky knows all about the qualities of Natalya Myasoedova since he also doubles-up as her club coach at Dynamo-GUVD. She is a strong post player who has an impressive number of skills and none more so than her defensive capabilities which see her regularly nullify the threat of opposing centers. Due to her long arms and dominant size, she is a great shot blocker and great rebounder, attributes which may yet persuade Sokolovsky to hand the 24-year-old a debut for the senior National Team. Myasoedova has already represented Russia in youth competitions, and comes into the summer full of confidence having completed an impressive campaign in EuroCup Women where she averaged 9.9 points and 8.8 rebounds per game.

5 15 14 18 24 19 11 26 21 25 22 23

Tatiana VIDMER

Height: 1.93 Position: Center Date of birth: 13/02/87 Place of birth: Krasnoyarsk Team 2010-11: Dynamo-GUVD (Russia-Superleague) Career: Shelen Krasnoyarsk (RussiaSuperleague, 2004-08), Dynamo-GUVD (Russia-Superleague, 2008-09), Nadezhda Orenburg (Russia-Superleague, 2009-10), Dynamo GUVD (Russia-Superleague, 2010-11)

Year

3 8 2 9 7 6 6 8 9 9 9 8

Season Club (competition)

6.5 3.3 3.2 12.6 14.2 13.3 13.5 12.6 8.1 10.1 10.4 8.8 5.1 14.0 6.3 15.0

Natalya MYASOEDOVA

NATIONAL TEAM STATS

G Min

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS

Rb As Pts

2.0 1.9 1.7 5.3 4.4 4.0 5.3 6.1 5.1 4.8 4.7 5.5 3.5 4.0 4.3 5.0

Competition

Olympic Games European Championship Semi-Final Round World Championship European Championship Semi-Final Round Olympic Games EuroBasket Women World Championship EuroBasket Women EuroBasket Women World Championship

2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11

Rb As Pts

2-5 1.2 - 2.4 17-26 8.8 1.3 9.9

17

Chevakata (ECW) Chevakata (ECW) UMMC Ekaterinburg (ELW) UMMC Ekaterinburg (ELW)

G Min

12 10 7 9

29 61-120 31 52-100 5 4-11 5 5-12

0-1 1-2 - -

FT

32-42 17-28 - 5-5

Rb As Pts

9.3 8.1 1.0 1.3

1.6 2.5 0.4 0.2

12.8 12.4 1.1 1.7

RUSSIA

Olga ARTESHINA

Height: 1.83 Position: Shooting guard/Small Forward Date of birth: 30/05/80 Place of birth: St. Petersburg Team 2010-11: Sparta&K M.R. Vidnoje (Russia-Superleague) Career: Force Majeure St. Petersburg (Russia-Superleague, 1996-97), CJM Bourges Basket (France-LFB, 1997-03), CSKA Samara (Russia-Superleague, 2003-07), CSKA Moscow (Russia-SuperLeague, 2007-09), Sparta&K M.R. Vidnoje (Russia-Superleague, 2009-11)


GROUP A

Irina OSIPOVA

Anna PETRAKOVA

Height: 1.97 Position: Power forward / Center Date of birth: 25/06/81 Place of birth: Moscow Team 2010-11: Sparta&K M.R. Vidnoje (Russia-Superleague, 2005-11). Career: Gloria Moscow (Russia-Superleague, 1997-2001), Dynamo Moscow (Russia-Superleague, 2001-02), UMMC Ekaterinburg (RussiaSuperleague, 2002-04), Elitzur Ramla (Israel-D1, 2004), CSKA Samara (Russia-Superleague, 2004), Elitzur Ramla (Israel-D1, 2004-05), Sparta&K M.R. idnoje (Russia-Superleague, 2005-11)

I

Height: 1.89 Position: Small forward / power forward Date of birth: 04/12/1984 Place of birth: Budapest (HUN) Team 2010-11: BC Chevakata (RussiaSuperleague) Career: NUR Kazan (Russia-Superleague 2006-07), Spartak Moscow Region (RussiaSuperleague, 2007-08), Chevakata Vologda (Russia-Superleague, 2008), Spartak Moscow Region (Russia-Superleague, 2008-09), CKSA Moscow (Russia-Superleague, 2009), Spartak St Petersburg (Russia-Superleague, 2009-10), Chevakata Vologda (Russia-Superleague, 2010-11)

t’s a decade since Irina Osipova first stepped out for Russia at EuroBasket Women 2001 and started a journey with the senior National Team which continues to this day. Having attained success in the various youth categories with a series of podium finishes, that trend continued thanks to her involvement in most major tournaments over the last ten years or so. Strong in the paint and with some solid moves down low, Osipova is a good finisher around the basket. She is also a beast on the boards and finished the FIBA World Championship Women last year as the leading rebounder for Russia. At club level, she has been central to the unprecedented EuroLeague Women title success of Spartak M.R. Vidnoje where she has now played for six consecutive seasons.

NATIONAL TEAM STATS Year

2001 2001 2002 2003 2003 2004 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010

Competition

G Min

European Championship Semi-Final Round World Championship European Championship Semi-Final Round Olympic Games World Championship EuroBasket Women Olympic Games EuroBasket Women World Championship

3 3 9 8 6 8 9 9 8 9 9

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS Season Club (competition)

2001-02 2002-03 2003-04 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2010-11

Dynamo Kyiv (Ronchetti) UMMC Ekaterinburg (ELW) UMMC Ekaterinburg (ELW) Sp. Moscow Reg. (ECW) Sp. Moscow Reg. (ELW) Sp. Moscow Reg. (ELW) Sp. Moscow Reg. (ELW) Sp. Moscow Reg. (ELW) Sp. Moscow Reg. (ELW) Sp. Moscow Reg. (SuperCup)

5 11 24 25 24 24 12 29 27 28 23

G Min

13 18 14 3 17 14 17 16 17 1

2pts

1-4 3-5 26-48 27-54 16-37 17-49 6-20 39-63 20-52 18-50 30-54 2pts

24 55-116 26 63-128 24 35-76 8 3-6 16 22-49 12 18-33 11 15-35 19 26-59 26 41-82 35 3-6

3pts

- 0-1 0-1 0-1 0-1 0-2 0-1 0-5 1-3 0-1 -

3pts

1-5 0-8 3-7 - 0-1 1-3 - - - -

FT

5-6 6-8 8-21 20-26 15-23 12-16 2-7 17-22 12-22 13-17 19-26 FT

A

nna Petrakova has never been able to force her way into the senior National Team which isn’t surprising with so much quality competition available for the forward spots. However after exploding in the Russian league during the last 18 months or so at both Spartak St Petersburg and then with BC Chevakata last season, she has catapulted herself into the reckoning and given Coach Sokolovsky much to think about. She is a really great rebounder who can not only hustle in the paint but also score from all over the court due to her impressive range which extends beyond the arc. She has played at a host of top Russian clubs, excelled in EuroCup Women last season and knows exactly what is required to deliver success at the highest level.

Rb As Pts

2.0 3.3 6.7 5.1 4.7 3.9 3.1 7.6 6.8 5.4 6.6

0.3 0.3 1.3 1.8 1.5 1.4 1.0 1.6 1.1 1.9 1.3

2.3 4.0 6.7 9.3 7.8 5.8 1.6 10.6 6.9 5.4 8.8

NATIONAL TEAM STATS YEAR

COMPETITION

Season Club (competition)

2007-08 2008-09 2008-09 2010-11

1.4 2.3 1.4 - 0.5 0.4 0.5 0.7 1.0 -

11.2 8.6 6.4 2.3 3.1 3.3 2.3 4.0 6.6 7.0

Sp. Moscow Reg. (ELW) CSKA Moscow (ELW) Sp. Moscow Reg. (ELW) Chevakata (ECW)

2010

World Championship

9

18

9-22

10-22

2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11

Dynamo Moscow (ECW) BC Moscow (ECW) CSKA Moscow (ELW) Chevakata (ECW) Chevakata (ECW)

G Min

14 16 9 4 12

29 30 13 27 30

2pts

40-82 48-82 2-6 11-24 28-57

3pts

22-55 26-54 2-11 9-17 25-59

Year

2005 2008 2009 2010

FT

- 0-2 0-3 13-32

- - 2-4 21-26

Rb As Pts

0.3 0.3 1.0 - 1.0 1.5 - 1.5 5.3 1.8 13.8

Competition

EuroBasket Women Olympic Games EuroBasket Women World Championship

2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11

Rb As Pts

Rb As Pts

5.2 4.0 0.9 2.8 3.3

1.8 1.8 0.6 2.3 1.9

G Min

6 7 9 8

6 5 13 15

2pts

3pts

7-12 6-13 8-28 8-22

0-1 0-2 8-15 4-19

2pts

3pts

FT

3-3 0-1 9-11 6-8

Rb As Pts

2.3 - 2.8 1.1 - 1.7 2.7 0.1 5.4 3.4 0.6 4.3

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS

7-10 1.9 0.7 6.1

18-21 17-23 2-2 - 9-9

FT

- 1-1 2-9 53-98

NATIONAL TEAM STATS

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS Season Club (competition)

3pts

2 7 5 28

M

Season Club (competition) FT

2pts

3 2 4 12

arina Kuzina is a mobile and versatile center that can not only cause plenty of problems for opponents inside, but can also drift out to the perimeter and make good use of her soft shooting touch. Her range extends to beyond the three-point line and consequently she can pose a real dilemma for opposing coaches. She is a hard worker who rebounds well and will set relentless screens where needed for her teammates. She scored in every game she played last year at the FIBA World Championship Women and was successful at youth level after winning a gold medal with the U18 team and then averaging a double-double of over 23 points and 11 rebounds per game at the U20 European Championship Women in 2005. She has been rock solid for the senior team and very productive indeed playing in EuroCup Women in recent seasons for Dynamo Moscow.

NATIONAL TEAM STATS 3pts

G Min

Rb As Pts

Height: 1.95 Position: Center Date of birth: 19/07/85 Place of birth: Moscow Team 2010-11: Dynamo Moscow (RussiaSuperleague) Career: Nadezhda Orenburg (RussiaSuperleague, 2004-06), UMMC Ekaterinburg (Russia-Superleague, 2006-08), Dynamo Moscow (Russia-Superleague, 2008-11)

A

2pts

FT

Marina KUZINA

fter impressing with her efforts for Russia through the various youth categories where she won the U18 European Championship Women in 2002 and the U20 European Championship Women in both 2004 and 2006 when she was also named the Best Young Player of Russia, this guard was finally handed a spot for the senior National Team last summer at the FIBA World Championship Women. She emerged from the experience with a lot of credit, having shot the ball well and also helped the team out on the glass. She also won a silver medal for her country at the 2009 World Student Games in Belgrade as well as being named a Russian Superleague All Star. With experience in EuroLeague Women and EuroCup Women where last season she was again one of the best perimeter shooters around, she can provide a scoring threat for Russia and is capable of helping out on the boards and dishing up assists too. G Min

3pts

Rb As Pts

32-47 7.1 29-53 5.9 11-23 5.8 1-3 2.0 8-15 3.2 7-10 2.4 9-13 2.9 12-19 4.1 30-38 6.3 1-2 11.0

Height: 1.85 Position: Shooting Guard Date of birth: 27/01/86 Place of birth: Moscow Team 2010-11:BC Chevakata Vologda (Russia-Superleague) Career: Dynamo Moscow (RussiaSuperleague, 2005-07), BC Moscow (RussiaSuperleague, 2007-08), CSKA Moscow (RussiaSuperleague, 2008-09), BC Chevakata Vologda (Russia-Superleague, 2009-11)

Competition

2pts

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS

Elena DANILOCHKINA

Year

GP Min

- Never played with the Senior NT in official competition -

11.7 11.9 1.3 12.3 11.7

18

Nadezhda (ECW) Nadezhda (ECW) UMMC Ekaterinburg (ELW) UMMC Ekaterinburg (ELW) Dynamo Moscow (ECW) Dynamo Moscow (ECW) Dynamo Moscow (ECW)

G Min

13 12 13 10 14 11 8

29 26 9 7 23 31 22

83-158 0-12 76-140 3-6 13-41 5-13 9-19 1-4 62-130 14-35 42-103 37-93 34-71 9-26

FT

41-51 38-46 5-6 4-5 20-24 31-37 13-22

Rb As Pts

6.6 6.3 2.0 2.2 5.2 8.6 7.9

0.6 0.7 0.3 0.2 1.0 0.8 1.4

15.9 16.6 3.5 2.5 13.3 20.5 13.5


Katerina KEYRU

Height: 1.78 Position: Point guard Date of birth: 16/08/82 Place of birth: Tolyatti Team 2010-11: Sparta&K M.R. Vidnoje (Russia-Superleague). Career: CSKA Samara (Russia-Superleague, 1997-2000), SKIF Moscow (RussiaSuperleague, 2000-02), CSKA Samara (RussiaSuperleague, 2002-04), Dynamo Moscow (Russia-Superleague, 2004), Baltiyskaia Zvezda Saint-Petersburg (Russia-Superleague, 2004), Dynamo Moscow (Russia-Superleague, 200405), NUR Kazan (Russia-Superleague, 2005), Chevakata Vologda (RussiaSuperleague, 2005-07), Spartak Moscow Region (Russia-Superleague, 2007), Chevakata (Russia-Superleague, 2008), Sparta&K M.R. Vidnoje (RussiaSuperleague, 2008-11)

aterina Keyru comes into the summer of 2011 having just completed the best season of her career and particularly in EurpCup Women where she was sensational for Dynamo Moscow. The athletic 22 year old showcased her full range of skills with only two players averaging more assists per game and only one player managing more steals per game. The 4.7 assists and 3.3 steals per game could make it impossible for Coach Sokolovsky to ignore her and of course she has outstanding versatility. She can work in the pain and on the wings or can play with the ball in her hands using her super court vision. With her defensive intensity and quickness she can also set up some easy buckets in transition too. Keyru has really caught up and developed well in recent times.

Height: 1.82 Position: Small Forward Date of birth: 04/12/88 Place of birth: Rostov-On Don Team 2010-11: Dynamo Moscow (Russia-Superleague) Career: Dynamo Moscow (Russia-Superleague, 200609), Spartak St Petersburg (Russia-Superleague, 200910), Dynamo Moscow (Russia-Superleague, 2010-11)

K

E

katerina Ruzanova is an experienced shooting guard turned point guard who has drifted in and out of the National Team set up in recent times. She enjoyed winning silver with Russia at the FIBA World Championship Women in Brazil in 2006 and then was part of the gold medal winning team at Eurobasket Women a year later in Italy where she averaged over 11 minutes of action per game. Since then, she has been edged out of the roster, she although could now be in contention to return. She has won EuroLeague Women titles with Spartak M.R. Vidnoje, but limited court time has always been an issue, although she does play a bigger role in the Russian Superleague.

NATIONAL TEAM STATS

- Never played with the Senior NT in official competition -

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS Season Club (competition)

2007-08 Dynamo Moscow (ELW) 2008-09 Dynamo Moscow (ECW) 2009-10 Dynamo Moscow (ECW)

2001 2006 2007

Competition

G Min

Semi-Final Round World Championship EuroBasket Women

1 8 8

15 10 11

2pts

2-4 4-12 2-7

3pts

1-2 1-2 5-7

FT

Rb As Pts

2-2 3.0 - 9.0 5-8 1.1 1.0 2.0 6-8 1.3 0.5 3.1

2007 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2010-11 2010-11

EuroBasket Women CSKA Samara (ELW) Dynamo Moscow (ELW) BC Chevakata (ECW) Chevakata (ECW) Sp. Moscow Reg. (ELW) Sp. Moscow Reg. (ELW) Sp. Moscow Reg. (ELW) Sp. Moscow Reg. (SuperCup)

G Min

9 9 9 10 10 6 4 5 1

12 7 14 36 28 16 6 7 2

2pts

9-21 2-8 8-18 31-55 17-39 1-6 0-2 1-7 -

3pts

2-7 0-1 1-5 10-24 5-10 3-9 - - -

FT

5-7 - 0-2 25-32 21-23 3-4 2-2 2-2 2-2

Rb As Pts

1.2 0.3 1.0 4.5 4.0 1.8 0.8 0.6 -

2.1 0.2 1.2 2.8 3.2 0.5 0.5 1.4 -

3.2 0.4 2.1 11.7 7.0 2.3 0.5 0.8 2.0

Height: 1.85 Position: Small Forward Date of birth: 03/05/84 Place of birth: Moscow Team 2010-11: Nadezhda Orenburg (RussiaSuperleague) Career: Spartak Moscow (RussiaSuperleague, 2001-02), Dynamo Moscow (Russia-Superleague, 2002-07), CSKA Samara(Russia-SuperLeague, 2007), Chevakata (Russia-Superleague, 2007-08), CSKA Moscow (Russia-SuperLeague, 2008-09), AZS Gorzow (Poland-PLKK, 2009-10), Nadezhda Orenburg (Russia-Superleague, 2010-11)

G Min

2pts

3pts

- Never played with the Senior NT in official competition -

FT

Year

2009

2009-10 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11

Hemofarm Vrsac (ECW) Dynamo Moscow (ELW) Dynamo Moscow (ELW) Dynamo Moscow (ECW) Chevakata (ECW) CSKA Moscow (ELW) Gorzow (ELW) Nadezhda (ELW)

G Min

6 5 10 8 12 8 10 11

17 13 13 15 29 9 27 27

2pts

10-21 3-13 5-17 6-25 41-94 5-14 27-67 20-51

3pts

5-13 2-7 11-28 9-17 14-42 6-11 13-35 14-30

FT

9-10 4-6 6-8 6-11 32-42 7-9 34-42 30-35

2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11

FT

Rb As Pts

- - - 1-2 2.5 1.0 0.5 25-29 3.4 4.7 8.8

G Min

6

9

2pts

2-9

3pts

0-2

FT

Rb As Pts

1-2 0.3 0.2 0.8

Dynamo Moscow (ELW) Dynamo Moscow (ECW) Dynamo Moscow (ECW) Dynamo (ECW)

G Min

14 14 12 8

23 20 30 19

2pts

15-26 14-29 33-70 21-38

3pts

1-12 1-7 2-12 1-4

FT

9-19 4-12 19-30 4-10

Rb As Pts

3.4 2.5 4.4 2.1

1.1 1.1 2.6 3.9

3.0 2.5 7.6 6.1

Evgenia BELYAKOVA

Height: 1.82 Position: Guard Date of birth: 27/06/86 Place of birth: St Petersburg Team 2010-11: Spartak St Petersburg (Russia-Superleague) Career: Baltiyskaia Zvezda St Petersburg (RussiaSuperleague, 2004-07), Chevakata Vologda (RussiaSuperleague, 2007-09), Spartak St Petersburg (RussiaSuperleague, 2009-11)

E

vgenia Belyakova comes into the summer off the back of two terrific seasons with her hometown club. Having spent two years at Chevakata, she returned home to St Petersburg during the summer of 2009 when she also completed a fantastic World Student Games tournament for her country. She has never looked back during a really impressive couple of years when she has delivered against the promise she showed as a youth team player with Russia when playing at a number of tournaments including two World Championships at U19 and U21 level. Now she is hoping she can break into the senior National Team and comes with the added experience of playing in EuroCup Women. She is a capable combo guard who may be untested but should not represent a big gamble for Coach Sokolovsky.

Rb As Pts

1.5 0.6 0.2 1.6 1.8 0.5 0.7 1.5

Competition

EuroBasket Women

Season Club (competition)

Rb As Pts

2.7 1.4 2.2 2.4 5.3 0.9 3.2 4.0

- 0-1 8-32

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS Season Club (competition)

3pts

NATIONAL TEAM STATS

NATIONAL TEAM STATS Competition

0-2 0-2 28-66

W

iudmila Sapova is a player who always seems to have just missed the boat when it comes to the tough task of nailing down a place in a stacked Russian team. Now 27-years-old, it could be a case of Sapova being a late bloomer with her all-round game and influence for Nadezhda last season both in the Russian Superleague and in EuroLeague Women catapulting her back into the frame once again. The small forward averaged double-digits in Europe for the second successive campaign having previously impressed at Gorzow. She brings energy and an ability to score or weigh in with rebounds, steals and assists. She previously played for Russia at youth level and won gold in 2004 at the U20 European Championship Women.

Year

2pts

hile Tatiana Popova has not yet been able to make any significant impact on the senior National Team despite a successful youth career wearing a Russian vest, injuries to key players could hand her an opportunity to finally make a real breakthrough at EuroBasket Women 2011. She could be the perfect back up coming off the bench to help out at the guard and small forward spots since she has the ability to both handle the ball competently and also dishes up assists on a regular basis with Dynamo Moscow. She played only a handful of minutes in Latvia two years ago but as a regular performer in the Russian League and EuroCup Women, she has the experience and skills to possibly contribute a lot more this time around.

Liudmila SAPOVA

L

2 9 29

Height: 1.81 Position: Guard / Small forward Date of birth: 17/09/1984 Place of birth: Moscow Team 2010-11: Dynamo Moscow (Russia-Superleague) Career: Spartak-SHVSM Moscow (Russia-Superleague B, 2006-07), Dynamo Moscow (Russia-Superleague, 2007-11).

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS Season Club (competition)

3 2 12

Tatiana POPOVA

NATIONAL TEAM STATS Year

G Min

7.3 3.2 4.9 5.6 13.0 4.4 12.7 10.2

NATIONAL TEAM STATS

- Never played with the Senior NT in official competition -

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS Season Club (competition)

2004-05 Baltiyskaia Zvezda (ELW) 2008-09 Chevakata (ECW)

19

G Min

12 12

20 18

2pts

21-59 18-35

3pts

2-3 13-39

FT

Rb As Pts

6-7 3.0 0.5 4.5 14-16 3.3 1.2 7.4

RUSSIA

Ekaterina RUZANOVA


SLOVAK REPUBLIC

GROUP A

CAN THEY MAKE A SPLASH ONCE AGAIN? Having qualified for EuroBasket Women 2009 after a six year spell in the wilderness, the Slovak Republic are back again for successive Final Round tournaments albeit after a roller-coaster Qualifying Round last summer that almost saw them miss out. With the legendary Natalia Hejkova now at the helm after the departure of Pokey Chatman, the play-caller and her team face a tough ask to replicate the splash made two years ago in Latvia when they maintained their history of recording a top eight finish.

A

s soon as former coach Pokey Chatman decided to step down to focus on being General Manager and Head Coach of the Chicago Sky, there were fears this would represent a major setback in terms of building on the accomplishments of 2009. After several months of wondering what Plan B would be, it was finally announced when the vastly experienced Natalia Hejkova was to pick up the baton once again and return to the post she had previously held. Having worked alongside Pokey Chatman and having played a big part in bringing her into the set-up in the first place, the team can at least be thankful for finding a potentially ideal replacement that can possibly ensure a certain degree of synergy by understanding the mentality of the current players. Not that anybody will of course expect Hejkova to necessarily keep the status quo in every respect. Her biggest task was to persuade the supremely talented Zuzana Zirkova to commit to leading the team once again – not an easy task. Despite having rested last summer after spending much of the previous season dealing with injuries, Zirkova didn’t feel able to commit once again due to issues with her fitness. Consequently this latest

How did they qualify? Qualifying Round 2nd in Group D (3 W — 3 L) Results Aug-14th 2010 Aug-17th 2010 Aug-20th 2010 Aug-23th 2010 Aug-26th 2010 Aug-29th 2010 * home team

Slovak Rep. b *Great Britain 76-67 *Slovak Rep. b Ukraine 82-53 *Germany b Slovak Rep. 63-58 Great Britain b *Slovak Rep. 70-63 *Ukraine b Slovak Rep. 80-78 *Slovak Rep. b. Germany 73-67

decision represents even more of a hammer blow to the ambitions of the Slovak Republic team in Poland. Even with Zirkova in the fold, Slovakia are likely to find it very difficult to progress to the last eight again. Russia are strong favourites, and after a mediocre few years, Lithuania looks set to make a push for the latter stages once again. Ditto for Turkey. There are however a number of positives that Hejkova and fans can focus on. The bulk of the team have played together with Good Angels Kosice at some point as well as being on the National Team together for several years and consequently this is likely to ensure a reasonable degree of chemistry on the floor. Additionally, while it was a rocky road at times last summer without the magic of Zirkova to call upon, the team did still book their spot and players such as Luisa Michulkova showed once again that the Slovak Republic are not a one player team. Indeed Michulkova is definitely a player who will be fired up and raring to go having had to miss out on the experience in Latvia due to injury. Memories of 2009 are probably going to be enough to convince this team of the possibilities which lie in store, and perhaps Hejkova can remind the players that while it will be difficult, there is no reason they can’t spring something of a surprise once again. Even if a return to the halcyon days of the nineties when Slovakia found themselves on the podium more than once is going to be beyond them, their track record of finishing in the top eight and making the quarter-finals means they can’t be discounted.l

Accumulated statistics in EuroBasket Women 2011 Qualifying round Player Luisa Michulková Ivana Jalcová Lucia Kupcikova Erin Lawless Romana Vynuchalova Katarina Hrickova Lucia Lásková Simona Podesvová Klaudia Lukacovicová Anna Jurcenkova Jana Carnoká Jana Vacková Totals

G 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 5 6 6 4 6

Min 20 30 25 22 19 26 19 10 7 7 18 5 -

20

FG 29-59 27-63 27-51 18-42 18-37 17-41 11-33 7-18 4-18 2-5 2-12 1-5 163-384

% 49.2% 42.9% 52.9% 42.9% 48.6% 41.5% 33.3% 38.9% 22.2% 40.0% 16.7% 20.0% 42.4%

3pts 7-21 12-29 5-7 6-12 4-10 3-15 0-1 0-2 37-97

FT 8-11 7-7 9-13 12-19 12-14 6-12 4-6 1-2 2-6 2-4 2-2 2-2 67-98

Rb 2.5 3.7 5.0 3.3 4.0 4.8 4.7 3.0 1.0 1.5 1.8 0.3 40.5

As 1.7 4.0 1.7 0.7 1.0 3.3 0.8 0.3 0.4 0.2 1.8 15.8

St 1.3 0.8 0.8 0.5 0.3 3.3 1.0 0.5 0.2 1.0 0.8 10.3

BS 0.5 0.5 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.2 2.3

TO 1.7 2.5 2.7 1.8 0.8 4.3 1.3 0.5 0.2 1.0 1.7 0.5 19.3

Pts 12.2 12.2 11.3 9.0 8.0 7.3 4.8 2.5 2.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 71.7


Ivana Jalcovรก

ROSTER Player Height (ft.) Pos. Bronislava Borovickova 1.70 1 Slavka Bucakova 1.67 1 Gabriela Kubatova 1.72 1 Darina Misurova 1.63 1-2 Michaela Abelova 1.85 1-2 Ivanรก Jalcovรก 1.83 2

Birthdate 21/02/80 09/03/79 26/05/84 25/09/81 27/08/85 25/10/83

Team 2010-11 BK Inpek Nitra MBK Ruzomberok Roche Vendee Basket (FRA) Kara Trutnov (CZE) SV Halle Lions Good Angels Kosice

Luisa Michulkova

1.77

2

26/07/84 Real Club Celta Vigo (ESP)

Simona Podesvova Lucia Kupcikova Erin Lawless Katerina Tetemondova Romana Vynuchalova Klaudia Lukacovicova Anna Jurcenkova Regina Palusna Coach: Natalia Hejkova

1.86 1.86 1.85 1.87 1.93 1.93 1.95 1.92

4 4 4 4 5 5 5 5

15/10/83 28/08/84 06/05/85 24/09/88 03/09/86 25/11/90 26/07/85 06/06/89

MBK Ruzomberok Good Angels Kosice Good Angels Kosice MBK Ruzomberok Extrugasa Vilagarcia MBK Ruzomberok Good Angels Kosice Pecs 2010 (HUN)

Last 10 FIBA / FIBA EUROPE events Year Event

Place

Achievement

2010 FIBA World Championship 2009 EuroBasket Women

Karlovy Vary Riga Beijing Chieti Sao Paulo Ankara Athens Patras Nanjing Le Mans

Did not qualify 8th Did not qualify Did not qualify Did not qualify Did not qualify Did not qualify 7th Did not qualify 8th

2008 Olympic Games 2007 EuroBasket Women 2006 FIBA World Championship 2005 EuroBasket Women 2004 Olympic Games 2003 EuroBasket Women 2002 FIBA World Championship 2001 EuroBasket Women

21


TEAM STAR

Lucia KUPCIKOVA Height: 1.84 Position: Small forward Date of birth: 28/08/84 Place of birth: Poprad Team 2010-11: MBK RUZOMBEROK Career: Siemens Poprad (Slovakia-Extraliga, 2005-06), MBK Ruzomberok (SlovakiaExtraliga, 2007-09), Good Angels Kosice (Slovak Republic-Extraliga, 2009-11)

GROUP A

Ivaná JALCOVÁ

Height: 1.82 Position: Shooting guard Date of birth: 25/10/1983 Place of birth: Kosice Team 2010-11: Good Angels Kosice (Slovak Republic, Extraliga) Career: Good Angels Kosice (Slovak Republic-Extraliga, 2002-11)

D

uring the past three or four years, Lucia Kupciokova has emerged as one of the main players for the Slovak Republic due mainly to her scoring ability and terrific rebounding skills. Having finished EuroBasket Women 2009 as the second best rebounder on the roster, she was the best rebounder during the Qualifying Round last summer. She recorded four double digit scoring lines in six games and racked up a double-double with the best field goal percentage on the team. The forward has more to her game than getting to the hoop, making her jump shots and impressing with her post play since she can also convert from downtown when left open. A good finisher, her shot selection and decision making are also important attributes. She is aggressive on defence with an ability to get steals for the team and now has plenty of experience for both club and country.

T

he performances of Ivana Jalcova in the Qualifying Round last summer are one of the main reasons why the Slovak Republic booked their spot at EuroBasket Women 2011. A steady shooter for years, Jalcova played her natural game and dished up 24 assists while also not missing a single free-throw to help her team progress. This is evidence of how Jalcova continues to be one of the main leaders for the National Team and she has the experience of winning plenty of medals and accolades from her time at her hometown club where she has spent her entire career. She has just finished another effective season for Good Angels Kosice in EuroLeague Women where she also showed her willingness to do the hard work on the glass by grabbing over two rebounds per game.

NATIONAL TEAM STATS Year

NATIONAL TEAM STATS Year

2003 2005 2007 2009 2011

Competition

Semi-Final Round DIVISION A DIVISION A EuroBasket Women DIVISION A

G Min

3 12 10 4 6

19 24 28 17 30

2pts

3pts

6-13 23-61 30-77 8-16 15-34

6-12 13-37 9-32 3-8 12-29

2pts

3pts

FT

4-4 13-20 23-33 5-7 7-7

Rb As Pts

2.7 2.9 3.1 2.0 3.7

2.7 1.1 1.9 1.5 4.0

11.3 8.2 11.0 7.5 12.2

2002-03 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2009-10 2010-11

Delta Kosice (ECW) Delta Kosice (ELW) K Cero Kosice (ELW) K Cero Kosice (ECW) Kosit 2013 Kosice (ELW) Kosice (ELW) GA Kosice (ELW) GA Kosice (ELW) GA Kosice (ELW)

COACH

G Min

7 14 6 10 10 4 2 11 12

30 25-62 10-30 30 49-104 22-67 20 8-19 7-17 33 31-65 15-54 36 39-85 13-43 15 5-9 1-8 23 3-11 2-4 31 39-91 16-54 25 12-42 11-30

FT

16-21 11-15 6-9 23-29 16-24 - 2-2 25-34 10-12

2.0 3.0 1.0 3.6 2.2 1.5 3.0 2.4 2.3

5 5 8 9 6

Season Club (competition)

2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11

Rb As Pts

3.6 3.1 1.8 2.9 3.3 1.0 3.0 2.5 2.1

G Min

DIVISION A DIVISION A DIVISION A EuroBasket Women DIVISION A

4 15 25 25 25

2pts

3pts

2pts

3pts

2-4 9-21 37-64 26-73 22-44

0-2 2-2 2-8 3-9 5-7

FT

0-1 4-5 14-18 5-8 9-13

Rb As Pts

1.0 2.8 6.1 5.3 5.0

0.6 0.6 1.5 1.2 1.7

0.8 5.6 11.8 7.3 11.3

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS Season Club (competition)

Competition

2005 2007 2009 2009 2011

13.7 12.5 7.2 13.0 13.3 3.3 7.0 13.7 5.6

G Min

Siemens Poprad (ECW) Ruzomberok (ECW) Ruzomberok (ECW) Ruzomberok (ECW) GA Kosice (ELW) GA Kosice (ELW)

5 6 10 6 14 13

26 18-42 16 11-24 32 32-75 29 21-42 20 36-66 28 48-100

- 1-1 4-20 3-9 4-14 3-12

FT

6-8 12-14 10-16 9-11 8-10 18-24

Rb As Pts

4.0 3.2 5.4 1.7 2.6 3.7

1.6 1.2 1.1 1.5 0.3 1.6

8.4 6.2 8.6 10.0 6.6 9.5

Romana VYNUCHALOVA Height: 1.93 Position: Center Date of birth: 03/09/86 Place of birth: Bratislava Team 2010-11: Extrugasa Vilagarcia (Spain-LF) Career: Club Istrobanka Bratislava (Slovak Republic- Extraliga 2003-04), Penn St. (USANCAA, 2004-08), Flying Foxes Post SV Wien (Austria-AWBL, 2008-10), Extrugasa Vilagarcia (Spain-LF, 2010-11)

Natalia HEJKOVA

Nationality: Slovakian Date of birth: 07/04/54 Place of birth: Team 2010-11: -Ros Casares (Spain-LF) Career: Ruzomberok (Slovak republic-Extraliga, 1997-2000), MKB EuroLeasing (Hungary-A, 2004-06), Spartak Moscow Region (Russia-Superleague 200608), Dynamo Moscow (Russia-Suoerleague, 2008-09), Ros Casares (Spain-LF, 2011) International career: Assistant Coach - Slovak Republic National Team (1997), Head Coach Slovak Republic National Team (1998), Assistant Coach – Russia National Team (2007-08), Head Coach Slovak Republic National Team (2011)

W

hile Romana Vynuchalova brings size to the Slovakian National team and a body that can match up physically with many opponents at the elite level, she also showed at EuroBasket Women 2009 that she can do a whole lot more at the offensive end. She claimed ten points against a strong Belarus frontcourt, showing her effectiveness in the low post. She also produced a strong performance in 2009 at the World University Games in Belgrade and has won trophies while playing in Austria as well as gaining critical experience in EuroCup Women. The daughter of former National Team player Jamila Vynuchalova, the 24-year-old spent last season playing in a strong Spanish league where she continued to improve her game.

A

hugely experienced coach who has led a multitude of clubs across Europe, this Slovakian legend is back at the helm of the National Team and will get the opportunity to test her wits against Russia at EuroBasket Women 2011 after being an assistant to Igor Grudin at EuroBasket Women 2007 in Chieti. She won back to back European titles with MKB Ruzomberok in 1999 and 2000 before starting the historic run of Spartak Moscow Region in EuroLeague Women by overseeing their first two titles. She racked up a ninth coaching appearance at the Final Four this year, as her Ros Casares players raved about her positivity and ability to transmit confidence throughout the team. During her spell as National Team boss over a decade ago, she coached the side to an eighth place finish at the 1998 FIBA World Championship Women in Germany. More recently she has filled the role of Team Manager for Slovakia and was largely responsible for the arrival of Pokey Chatman before her.

NATIONAL TEAM STATS Year

Competition

G Min

2pts

3pts

2pts

3pts

- Never played with the Senior NT in official competition -

FT

Rb As Pts

FT

Rb As Pts

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS Season Club (competition)

1996-97 BK Istrobanka (Ronchetti)

22

G Min

3

14

5-15

-

3-7 3.0 1.7 4.3


Klaudia LUKACOVICOVÁ Height: 1.93 Position: Center Date of birth: 25/11/90 Place of birth: Bratislava Team 2010-11: MBK Ruzomberok (SlovakiaExtraliga) Career: MBK Ruzomberok (Slovakia-Extraliga, 2007-11)

Height: 1.95 Position: Center Date of birth: 26/07/85 Place of birth: Presov Team 2010-11: Good Angels Kosice (Slovak Republic, Extraliga) Career: Good Angels Kosice (Slovak Republic-Extraliga, 2004-11)

A

A

nna Jurcenkova is a highly efficient player who is economical on the court in everything she does with the exception of effort. She has a full range of fundamentals, and whether playing for Good Angels Kosice in EuroLeague Women or with the National Team, she has regularly kept things simple and her team has benefited for it. An excellent free-throw shooter and finisher at the hoop, she also rebounds well and spends much of her time doing the hard work off the ball. A real team player, Jurcenkova is unselfish and will happily create space for others to do the damage to opponents. However when she does get an opportunity to score, she is happy to take it. She can also provide good size in the paint to matchup with opposing centers.

n exciting young player whose future could be bright with the senior National Team in years to come, Klaudia Lukacovicova is someone who is technically gifted and also has the added bonus of size and mobility to call upon. She has nice post moves down low and can also make jump shots on a regular basis to go with her rebounding skills. Throughout her career in the various youth categories she has been a stand out player since she was just 15-years-old. She averaged a double-double at U18 level in 2008 and in 2009. In 2010 she made a big impression at the U20 European Championship Women. Now she is expecting to experience a first major tournament and with her potential, it could be the first of many since she is recognised as having the potential to be an influential player for the team as she develops and her career unfolds. The talented center also has a twin sister.

NATIONAL TEAM STATS Year

2007 2009 2009 2011

Competition

G Min

DIVISION A DIVISION A EuroBasket Women DIVISION A

10 8 9 6

20 16 16 7

2pts

29-53 14-32 21-42 2-5

3pts

FT

- - - -

15-19 14-20 9-11 2-4

3pts

FT

Rb As Pts

5.1 2.9 4.2 1.5

0.8 1.1 0.6 0.2

7.3 5.3 5.7 1.0

NATIONAL TEAM STATS Year

2011

2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2010-11

G Min

Delta Kosice (ECW) Delta Kosice (ELW) K Cero Kosice (ELW) K Cero Kosice (ECW) Kosit 2013 Kosice (ELW) Kosice (ELW) GA Kosice (ELW)

3 8 10 10 10 9 12

8 8 13 14 19 15 8

2pts

3-6 7-18 11-24 20-39 25-55 24-45 15-30

- 0-1 - - - - -

4-5 - 5-7 2-9 14-21 11-17 4-4

- 0.4 0.9 0.9 0.4 - 0.3

2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11

3.3 1.8 2.7 4.2 6.4 6.6 2.8

Simona PODEŠVOVÁ

G Min

10

7-18

2pts

3pts

G Min

2pts

3pts

6

-

2011 2003-04 2004-05 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11

DIVISION A USK Prague (ELW) USK Prague (ECW) Kara Trutnov (ECW) Ruzomberok (ECW) Ruzomberok (ECW) Ruzomberok (ECW) Ruzomberok (ECW)

4 2 2 5 10 6 8 8

8 2-5 6 0-2 11 1-7 24 11-32 32 52-117 32 25-56 26 34-81 34 64-120

- - 0-1 4-8 4-11 5-14 1-5 0-2

Rb As Pts

9 6 7 8

11 19 28 31

18-30 13-29 38-82 48-95

- 1-2 0-3 0-1

FT

8-14 5-11 13-19 13-16

Rb As Pts

3.6 3.5 7.3 6.6

0.4 0.5 0.7 1.4

4.9 5.7 12.7 13.6

NATIONAL TEAM STATS Year

2005 2007 2011

FT

Rb As Pts

FT

Rb As Pts

1-2 3.0 0.3 2.5

5-7 2.0 - 0.5 - 3.5 11-25 6.0 14-29 10.4 10-15 8.5 14-22 7.8 16-26 11.9

3pts

FT

2-6 1.0 0.4 2.0

L

0.3 - 0.5 0.2 1.0 1.5 1.1 0.9

Competition

DIVISION A DIVISION A DIVISION A

G Min

10 4 6

9 14 20

2pts

3pts

5-18 11-24 22-38

1-2 1-3 7-21

2pts

3pts

FT

Rb As Pts

2-2 2.0 0.3 1.5 4-6 2.3 0.8 7.3 8-11 2.5 1.7 12.2

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS Season Club (competition)

2pts

-

uisa Michulkova spent last summer making up for missing EuroBasket Women 2009 with an ACL by leading her National Team in the absence of star point guard Zuzana Zirkova. She was excellent in qualifying when she joint top scored having made use of her athleticism to run the open floor, and putting her shooting skills to the test. The real bonus was that she showed she can be a real leader and her qualities shone through in a difficult campaign. She has also had some big numbers in EuroLeague Women in past seasons while more recently she has gained experience playing in Liga Femenina to add to her resume.

NATIONAL TEAM STATS Competition

3pts

Height: 1.77 Position: Shooting Guard Date of birth: 26/07/84 Place of birth: Zilina Team 2010-11: Real Club Celta Vigo (Spain-LF) Career: Delta Kosice becoming K Cero Kosice, then Kosit 2013 Kosice (Slovak Republic-Extraliga, 2001-08) Faenza (Italy-A1, 2008-09), Good Angels Kosice (Slovak Republic-Extraliga, 2009-10) Real Club Celta Vigo (Spain-LF, 2010-11)

F

DIVISION A

2pts

4-18

Luisa MICHULKOVÁ

or four years, Simona Podesvova has been a tower of strength for MBK Ruzomberok both domestically and especially in EuroCup Women. Last season she was influential as the leader of the team with a fantastic double-double across the campaign averaging nearly 18 points and 12 rebounds per game. Particularly aggressive on the offensive boards, she will get any team valuable second chance opportunities and can make jump shots as well as finishing around the hoop. She is yet to make it to a EuroBasket Women tournament after missing out in 2009 but played during the Qualifying Round and was a valuable role player. She is now hoping to be given the opportunity to continue contributing after showcasing her skills to great effect in EuroCup Women last summer.

2011

7

G Min

Ruzomberok (ECW) Ruzomberok (ECW) Ruzomberok (ECW) Ruzomberok (ECW)

Height: 1.86 Position: Power forward Date of birth: 15/10/83 Place of birth: Ostrava Team 2010-11: MBK Ruzomberok (Slovak Republic-Extraliga) Career: USK Prague (Czech Rep.-D1, 2002-05), BK Loko Trutnov (Czech Republic – ZBL,200507), MBK Ruzomberok (Slovakia-Extraliga, 2007-11)

Year

5

Season Club (competition)

Rb As Pts

3.0 1.8 2.4 2.4 4.4 2.6 1.9

G Min

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS Season Club (competition)

Competition

DIVISION A

Season Club (competition)

2000-01 2001-02 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2009-10

2.3 1.0 9.0 13.0 12.5 10.6 18.0

23

Ruzomberok (ELW) Ruzomberok (ELW) Ruzomberok (ELW) Ruzomberok (ELW) Delta Kosice (ELW) K Cero Kosice (ELW) K Cero Kosice (ECW) Kosit 2013 Kosice (ELW) GA Kosice (ELW)

G Min

3 3 14 12 13 10 10 10 13

8 1-5 5 0-1 24 32-73 9 14-37 11 10-27 22 24-59 13 12-31 31 41-115 14 14-30

2-2 1-3 5-7 0-1 4-11 5-12 6-15 5-25 6-32

FT

- - 16-21 5-5 - 2-5 2-3 24-24 4-4

Rb As Pts

1.0 1.0 2.9 0.8 1.2 1.3 1.5 3.5 1.2

0.3 0.3 1.1 1.2 0.8 2.0 1.1 2.1 0.8

2.7 1.0 6.8 2.8 2.5 6.5 4.4 12.1 3.8

SLOVAK REPUBLIC

Anna JURCENKOVA


Erin LAWLESS

Regina PALUSNA

GROUP A

Height: 1.85 Position: Power forward Date of birth: 06/05/85 Place of birth: Illinois (USA) Team 2010-11: Good Angels Kosice (Slovak Republic-Extraliga) Career: Purdue (USA-NCAA, 2004-07), New Wash Montigarda (Italy-A1, 2007-08), BK99 PU Presov (Slovakia-Extraliga, 2008-09), Good Angels Kosice (Slovak Republic-Extraliga, 2009-11)

Height: 1.92 Position: Center Date of birth: 06/06/89 Place of birth: Trnava Team 2010-11: Pecs 2010 (Hungary-A) Career: Viktoria Kosice (Slovakia-Extraliga, 2005-06), MBK Ruzomberok (SlovakiaExtraliga, 2006-08), Ros Casares Valencia (Spain-LFB, 2008-09), Pecs 2010 (Hungary-A, 2010-11)

E

W

rin Lawless provides the Slovak Republic with both an interior presence and someone who can prove to be a consistent threat on the perimeter. While her main work is done under the basket as she utilises her strength down low, if she is left unguarded downtown, she can hurt any team in a big way. That was evidenced by the three triples she knocked down in one EuroLeague Women game for Good Angels Kosice while for the National Team, she posted some useful contributions in the Qualifying Round again last summer, including a 20 point haul against Ukraine. Strong and mobile, she presents some good options in the frontcourt for Coach Hejkova.

hile Regina Palusna has only just turned 22-years-old, injury setbacks have already led to some frustrating times during the early career of this talented young center. She didn’t play a part in the Qualifying Round last summer but did play two years ago at EuroBasket Women 2009 in Latvia and during the Additional Qualifying Round in 2007. After averaging a season double-double in Extraliga when she was only 16-years-old and taking into account the promise she showed playing for her country at various youth championships, Palusna was viewed as one of the hottest prospects around. Since then she has endured a stop-start career including some time in the Spanish League and in EuroLeague Women with Ros Casares. Still, time is on her side in realizing the enormous potential her talent brings. Mobile, powerful and ready to play at her second EuroBasket Women tournament, the stage is set for her to shine.

NATIONAL TEAM STATS Year

2011

Competition

G Min

DIVISION A

6

22

2pts

3pts

12-30

6-12

2pts

3pts

FT

Rb As Pts

FT

Rb As Pts

12-19 3.3 0.7 9.0

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS Season Club (competition)

G Min

2009-10 GA Kosice (ELW) 2010-11 GA Kosice (ELW)

4 11

20 10

5-8 9-22

4-9 5-16

NATIONAL TEAM STATS

5-8 2.3 1.0 6.8 8-10 1.2 0.2 3.7

Year

2007 2009

Competition

G Min

DIVISION A EuroBasket Women

6 8

11 8

2pts

3pts

2pts

3pts

15-25 8-24

0-1 -

FT

Rb As Pts

FT

Rb As Pts

2-4 3.2 0.2 5.3 4-4 1.1 - 2.5

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS Season Club (competition)

2006-07 2007-08 2009-10 2010-11

Bronislava BOROVICKOVA

B

Competition

G Min

5 5 4 9 8 6

6 13 14 13 22 6

2pts

3pts

FT

- 3-7 1-7 0-6 7-11 0-1

0-3 4-15 1-9 3-23 6-30 0-4

1-2 - 1-2 2-6 4-8 -

2pts

3pts

FT

0.8 1.2 1.8 1.1 1.9 0.5

0.2 3.6 1.5 1.2 4.5 -

NATIONAL TEAM STATS Year

2009

1997-98 2003-04 2004-05 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10

Slovan Bratislava (Ronchetti) USK Prague (ELW) Sopron (ELW) Györ (ECW) Györ (ECW) Györ (ECW)

G Min

4 12 13 6 6 9

14 23 21 33 32 12

1-10 5-19 4-19 9-27 3-11 5-11

1-3 12-52 13-45 12-41 14-40 9-16

- 9-14 5-10 13-14 5-5 5-6

Season Club (competition)

2004-05 Wels (ECW) 2005-06 Merkur Celje (ECW) 2007-08 Zalaegerszeg (ECW)

Rb As Pts

1.8 3.4 3.2 4.5 2.5 2.4

0.3 1.3 2.0 2.2 3.2 0.6

Competition

DIVISION A

G Min

8

21

2pts

12-18

3pts

6-12

FT

Rb As Pts

FT

Rb As Pts

9-11 1.6 3.6 6.4

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS Season Club (competition)

14-20 2.4 0.3 6.8 49-64 10.5 2.2 18.7 5-5 2.3 - 3.8 3-4 1.0 0.3 1.7

G

Rb As Pts

0.4 1.6 2.3 1.4 1.8 0.5

- 0-1 - -

abriela Kubatova suffered heartache two years ago when she was released from the roster having just missed out on the final roster spot selected by Pokey Chatman despite having played a prominent role during qualifying, often as starting point guard. While she didn’t play last summer, Kubatova could be back in the mix and offering her all-around skills which include good court vision, a high IQ on the court and an ability to get to the hoop. While her perimeter game is probably not as consistent as she might like, she can make shots. Kubatova represented her country at youth level and has won titles in Austria. She spent last season playing in the second division of French basketball.

NATIONAL TEAM STATS European Championship European Championship Semi-Final Round DIVISION A DIVISION A EuroBasket Women

16 20-37 37 69-150 9 5-9 4 1-3

Height: 1.72 Position: Point guard Date of birth: 26/05/84 Place of birth: Kezmarok Team 2010-11: Roche Vendee Basket (France-NF1) Career: BC Powerbasket Wels (AustriaBundesliga, 2004-05), ZKK Merkur Celje (Slovenia-1A, 2005), Visby Ladies (SwedenDamligan, dec.2005-06), Inpek Bonas UKF Nitra (Slovakia-Extraliga, 2006-07), ZTE-Zala Volan (Hungary-1, 2007-08), Inpek UKF Nitra (Slovakia-Extraliga, 2008-09) Roche Vendee Basket (France-NF1, 2009-11)

ronislava Borovickova has as much experience as any other player on the Slovak Republic roster. Stepping out at EuroBasket Women 2011 would mean a fourth appearance at the event having played in 2001, 2003 and also two years ago in Latvia. That followed a successful career at youth level where she won silver at the U18 European Championship Women. While most of her time has been spent on the bench with the senior team, she does provide a safe pair of hands at the point guard spot, and her defensive qualities can also be utilised. She has EuroCup and EuroLeague Women experience and while not a natural scorer, she does bring many intangibles and knows what it means to be involved in big games.

2001 2003 2003 2007 2009 2009

8 10 4 3

Gabriela KUBATOVA

Height: 1.78 Position: Point guard Date of birth: 21/02/80 Place of birth: Sala Team 2010-11: BK Inpek Nitra (Slovak Republic-Extraliga) Career: Slovan Bratislava (Slovak RepublicExtraliga, 1997-98), USK Prague (Czech Rep.1Liga, 2003-04), MKB Euroleasing Sopron (Hungary-A, 2004-05), Sokol VCP Hradec Kralove (Czech Rep.-1Liga, 2005-07), Raba Suelle Foton Sopron (Hungary-A, 2007), Seat Foton Gyor (Hungary-A, 2007-10), BK Inpek Nitra(Slovak Republic- Extraliga, 2010-11)

Year

G Min

Ruzomberok (ECW) Ruzomberok (ECW) Ros Casares (ELW) Pécs (ELW)

1.3 4.6 4.0 11.2 8.8 4.7

24

G Min

5 6 5

20 18 25

2pts

9-21 7-21 5-18

3pts

3-13 6-11 2-10

1-2 1.8 0.2 5.6 6-8 1.5 2.5 6.3 4-4 1.4 2.6 4.0


Slavka BUCAKOVA Height: 1.67 Position: Point guard Date of birth: 09/03/79 Place of birth: Zilina Team 2010-11: MBK Ruzomberok (Slovak Republic –Extraliga) Career: MBK Ruzomberok (Slovak Republic –Extraliga, 1994-00), Gambrinus Brno (Czech Republic-ZBKL, 2000-02), Polkowice (PolandPLKK, 2002-04), Kosice (Slovak Republic, 2004-06), Challes (France-ProA, 2006-08), MBK Ruzomberok (Slovak Republic – Extraliga, 2009-11)

Height: 1.63 Position: Guard Date of birth: 25/09/81 Place of birth: Banska Bystrica Team 2010-11: Kara Trutnov (Czech Republic – ZBL) Career: Banska Bystrica, (Slovak RepublicExtraliga, 1998-00) USK Prague (Czech Republic-ZBL, 2000-01), Sparta Prague (Czech Republic-ZBL, 2001-06), Kara Trutnov (Czech Republic – ZBL, 2006-11)

A

H

n experienced guard who has carved out a solid career in the Czech Republic since moving from her home club Banska Bystrica more than a decade ago, Darina Misurova could finally be about to land a spot with the senior National Team as she closes in on her 30th birthday later this year. She has the capacity and flexibility to play anywhere in the backcourt since she handles the ball well, is creative but can also come off screens to drop the three-ball on a regular basis. Misurova also offers a really good rebounding record for a guard who isn’t as tall as some of her opponents. One of her main attributes is her ability to read the game which is not only a strength offensively but also defensively, where she regularly comes up with big steals at key moments.

aving lost a number of experienced players from the roster, Coach Hejkova could turn to 32-year-old veteran Slavka Bucakova to fill the void. She first played in European club competition a staggering 16 years ago for Ruzomberok and things have come full circle with the point guard now back at the team where it all began for her. It is also some 12 years since she stepped out at her first Eurobasket Women tournament back in 1999 and if she makes it to Poland it would represent quite a story. The big question is whether Bucakova can fit into the current team and be a difference-maker. Certainly with her aggressive approach, including her well known court vision and defensive steel, on show last season in EuroCup Women, she looks like she has what it takes to cut it at the top level. Bucakova would also no doubt be a big asset off the court and around the locker room influencing what is essentially a young team.

NATIONAL TEAM STATS YEAR

COMPETITION

GP Min

2pts

- Never played with the Senior NT in official competition -

3pts

FT

Rb As Pts

NATIONAL TEAM STATS Year

1999 2000 2001 2005

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS Season Club (competition)

2000-01 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09

G Min

USK Prague (Ronchetti) Kara Trutnov (EuroCup) Kara Trutnov (EuroCup) Kara Trutnov (EuroCup)

3 6 6 8

8 25 39 34

2pts

3-4 20-37 13-41 24-47

3pts

0-1 5-17 23-48 18-40

FT

1-2 16-20 14-15 13-15

Rb As Pts

0.7 3.7 3.3 4.5

0.3 1.7 1.5 2.3

2.3 11.8 18.2 14.4

Competition

European Championship Olympic Games Semi-Final Round DIVISION A

Season Club (competition)

1994-95 1995-96 1996-97 1997-98 1998-99 1999-00 2000-01 2001-02 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2007-08 2010-11

Height: 1.87 Position: Power forward Date of birth: 24/09/1988 Place of birth: Poprad Team 2010-11: Siemens Poprad Career: Siemens Poprad (Slovakia-Extraliga, 2005-08), UMB Banska Bystrica (SlovakiaExtraliga, 2008), Siemens Poprad (SlovakiaExtraliga, 2008-10), MBK Ruzomberok (Slovak Republic –Extraliga, 2010-11)

Ruzomberok (Champion’s Cup) Ruzomberok (Champion’s Cup) Ruzomberok (ELW) Ruzomberok (ELW) Ruzomberok (ELW) Ruzomberok (ELW) Gambrinus Brno (ELW) Gambrinus Brno (ELW) Aquapark Polkowice (ECW) Aquapark Polkowice (ECW) Delta Kosice (ELW) K Cero Kosice (ELW) Challes (ECW) Ruzomberok (ECW)

G Min

2pts

3pts

FT

-

0.8 0.4 2.6

G Min

2pts

3pts

FT

Rb As Pts

5

5

2-4

3-5

2005-06 Siemens Poprad (EuroCup) 2010-11 Ruzomberok (EuroCup)

2 8

4 27

- 17-40

- 6-20

3pts

2.0 1.9 2.2 4.1

2.7 0.6 5.0 17.1

12 1 10 17 12 13 10 1 3 10 12 10 8 6

18 2-13 3-12 15 1-4 1-3 10 11-20 3-18 21 24-47 15-40 10 14-23 1-11 16 10-29 9-31 13 8-16 6-22 6 0-3 1-3 21 4-16 3-6 35 31-85 19-57 33 43-111 12-53 34 14-50 16-52 26 15-36 9-20 22 8-27 2-13

FT

3-11 - 4-7 16-19 8-10 9-10 6-6 - 2-2 11-12 25-27 9-12 4-4 4-6

Rb As Pts

1.0 3.0 1.0 1.6 0.3 1.2 0.6 - 2.0 3.4 3.0 2.9 1.0 2.0

0.5 3.0 0.8 1.6 0.7 1.8 1.1 - 1.0 3.2 4.0 2.9 3.3 2.8

1.3 5.0 3.5 6.4 3.3 4.3 4.0 3.0 6.3 13.0 12.3 8.5 7.6 4.3

I

Rb As Pts

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS Season Club (competition)

2pts

Rb As Pts

0.4 0.9 1.6 3.9

t’s exactly a decade since Michaela Abelova first stepped out for her country at youth level and having not had many opportunities in the ten years since that time, her success in German basketball may finally be enough to had her an opportunity at the age of 25. The guard has had four productive years in Germany playing for both Gottingen and Halle Lions where she has spent the last couple of seasons. She is a guard with good court vision and who can run the floor really well. Most impressively of all, Abelova is very economical in what she does. She looks after the ball and has the kind of composure that is an absolute must at the elite level making her an interesting option to bring into the mix.

NATIONAL TEAM STATS Competition

G Min

FT

6-7 - 4-5 37-49

Height: 1.85 Position: Guard Date of birth: 27/08/85 Place of birth: Trnava Team 2010-11: SV Halle Lions (GermanyDBBL) Career: Karlovy Vary (Czech Republic-D1, 2003-07), BG 74 Gottingen (GermanyDBBL-2007-09), SV Halle Lions (GermanyDBBL, 2009-11)

W

EuroBasket Women

3pts

16 5-9 1-7 14 2-11 0-7 18 6-10 3-13 35 39-111 30-79

Michaela ABELOVA

hile Katarina Tetemondová didn’t feature last summer during the Qualifying Round, the 22-year-old forward could be back competing at what would be her second EuroBasket Women tournament after playing a role off the bench in Latvia two years ago. She moved to Ruzomberok last season where she competed in EuroCup Women again having first played in the competition as a 17-year-old with her hometown club Poprad. She showcased her great rebounding ability with over 6 rebounds per game in the competition and that is hardly surprising since Tetemondova is known for her ability to clean the glass. With very quick hands for a frontcourt player, she also gets a good number of steals. Meanwhile offensively, her game continues to develop as she adds new features to her game in the paint. One major positive for Coach Hejkova is that Tetemondova has a consistent perimeter game which makes her a genuine threat both inside and out.

2009

2pts

7 7 5 12

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS

Katarina TETEMONDOVÁ

Year

G Min

NATIONAL TEAM STATS

- 0.5 0.5 8-13 6.3 2.1 7.5

Year

Competition

G Min

2pts

3pts

FT

Rb As Pts

G Min

2pts

3pts

FT

Rb As Pts

- Never played with the Senior NT in official competition -

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS Season Club (competition)

25

- Never played in European club competitions –

SLOVAK REPUBLIC

Darina MISUROVA


GROUP A

TURKEY

CAN TRANSITIONAL TURKEY GET ON THE RADAR? Turkey have turned to youth during the last couple of years and especially last summer when they enjoyed an impressive qualifying campaign. Rather than pursue their policy of youth, it now looks like Coach Yildizoglu has watered down this approach in the favour of a little more experience for the Final Round. Whoever takes to the floor alongside the inspirational leader Nevriye Yilmaz, Turkey need to answer the question of whether they can finally get back on the radar by making the last eight once more and even flirt with an Olympic dream.

W

hen it comes to the National Team and major tournaments, Turkey has a tendency to go unnoticed and generally pass under the radar. That trend has arisen despite their usual comfort in qualifying for EuroBasket Women, although when you scrutinise the detail, they have not exactly been blessed with good luck through the years. EuroBasket Women 2009 was a prime example. Despite missing a host of experienced players who were all ruled out by injuries, their brave young team came oh so close to punching their ticket for the Quarter-Finals in Latvia after losing out to Belarus on points difference. Had team captain Nevriye Yilmaz been on the floor then it may have been a very different outcome. After all, she really is the difference maker as evidenced at EuroBasket Women 2007 in Italy when she shrugged off her back problems to post some terrific numbers. With the raft of young players all still trying to establish themselves at this level, Turkey will be praying their leader will be back firing on all cylinders and leading by example. The same was being said about players such as Esmeral Tuncluer and Isil Alben who were also sat frustrated on the side-lines during the 2009 tournament. Unfortunately the injury curse has struck again and Tuncluer has had to withdraw, a major blow taking into account she was the leading scorer during qualifying last summer. Turkey has some real talents in their ranks. Birsel Vardarli is a very capable guard with many qualities while the younger

How did they qualify? Qualifying round 1st in Group C (7 W — 1 L) Results Aug-2nd 2010 Aug-5th 2010 Aug-11th 2010 Aug-14th 2010 Aug-17th 2010 Aug-20th 2010 Aug-26th 2010 Aug-29th 2010 * home team

*Turkey b. Bulgaria Turkey b. *Finland *Turkey b. Hungary Montenegro b. *Turkey Turkey b *Bulgaria *Turkey b. Finland Turkey b. *Hungary *Turkey b. Montenegro

76-67 74-60 62-54 52-70 63-60 89-64 78-75 72-65

generation are represented by the likes of the hugely talented Bahar Caglar who continues to look like a potential top-level player of the future. She isn’t the only one and there are others who could yet deliver an exciting future for the senior team in years to come. There are however a few worries, predominantly because they have a small backcourt line-up which has depth but mainly at the point guard position. Their superior quickness to most teams is an asset but they simply must play taller than they are by helping out on the glass, otherwise they could find themselves killed by second chance points. Turkey really has been one of the talking points within the Women’s game during recent times due to the investment made in the game by the big clubs, and while if there is a valid point that most of the money has gone into the pockets of import players, the raising of standards and quality can surely only benefit those players bidding to make an impact with the National Team. It is of course absolutely right to remember that Turkey only qualified for their first EuroBasket Women tournament six years ago when to their credit, they made the last eight as hosts of the event. Now their ambition should be to book a Quarter-Final spot one more and even think about London 2012. While contemplating a top five finish would represent a significant leap, it is not beyond a team with a nice blend of youth and experience under the tutelage of Coach Yildizoglu. It would also provide a major boost ahead of 2014 when they will host the FIBA World Championship Women. l

Accumulated statistics in EuroBasket Women 2011 Qualifying round Player Esmeral Tunçluer Bahar Caglar Nevriye Yilmaz Birsel Vardarli Ceyda Kozluca Mehtap Gezer Melek Bilge Kübra Siyahdemir Tugce Canitez Gizem Yavuz Nilay Yigit Gökce Dogan Bahar Yapar Meric Banu Yenal Yasemen Saylar Totals

G 8 4 8 7 6 8 8 7 5 6 8 8 5 2 5 8

Min FG % 3pts 20 42-78 53.8% 10-28 25 21-39 53.8% 7-14 23 42-83 50.6% 0-3 25 19-54 35.2% 12-32 19 14-41 34.1% 3-21 17 16-32 50.0% 0-2 15 19-30 63.3% 17 12-40 30.0% 6-26 21 5-22 22.7% 1-5 9 10-22 45.5% 0-2 12 8-21 38.1% 0-10 20 8-17 47.1% 0-4 10 5-8 62.5% 8 1-1 100.0% 9 3-7 42.9% 1-2 - 225-495 45.5% 40-149

26

FT 12-14 3-4 14-17 11-13 1-2 7-8 3-5 10-14 2-2 4-7 4-8 1-2 2-2 2-2 76-100

Rb As St 1.3 1.6 0.8 7.5 0.3 1.8 5.9 1.4 1.0 3.1 4.1 1.7 2.2 1.3 1.0 2.1 0.1 1.0 3.4 0.5 0.5 1.9 1.0 0.4 4.4 0.4 1.0 0.7 0.2 0.2 1.4 1.9 1.3 2.0 1.6 1.3 1.8 0.6 0.2 1.5 0.5 0.8 2.2 0.4 34.5 14.9 10.5

BS 1.0 0.4 0.1 0.3 0.5 0.1 1.9

TO 1.6 0.5 3.0 1.3 0.3 1.1 0.8 1.1 1.2 0.5 1.5 1.6 0.8 1.4 15.3

Pts 13.3 13.0 12.3 8.7 5.3 4.9 4.8 4.7 4.2 3.7 2.5 2.5 2.2 2.0 1.8 70.8


Nevriye Yilmaz

ROSTER Player Birsel Vardarli Işıl Alben Nilay Kartaltepe Tuğba Palazoğlu Saziye Ivegin Durdane Gümüşay

Height (Ft) Position 1.73 1 1.71 1 1.70 1 1.73 2 1.80 2-3 1.80 3

Kubra Siyahdemir

1.83

3

Ozge Kavurmacioglu Gülşah Akkaya Bahar Çağlar Naile Ivegin Mehtap Gezer Yasemin Horasan Nevriye Yilmaz Nevin Nevlin Coach: Ceyh

1.87 1.81 1.88 1.85 1.88 1.88 1.95 1.96

3 3 4 4 4 4-5 5 5

Birthdate 12/07/84 22/02/86 13/01/79 04/12/80 08/02/82 22/02/89

Team 2010-11 Fenerbahçe Galatasaray Besiktas Galatasaray Fenerbahçe Galatasaray

Last 10 FIBA / FIBA EUROPE events Year

21/06/86 Tarsus Belediyesi 07/03/93 06/10/77 28/09/88 29/05/85 02/11/88 01/08/83 16/06/80 08/05/85

Event

2010 FIBA World Championship 2009 EuroBasket Women

Fenerbahçe Samsun Basket Galatasaray Tarsus Belediyesi Istanbul Universitesi Besiktas Fenerbahçe Fenerbahçe

2008 Olympic games 2007 EuroBasket Women 2006 FIBA World Championship 2005 EuroBasket Women 2004 Olympic Games 2003 EuroBasket Women 2002 FIBA World Championship 2001 EuroBasket Women

27

Place

Karlovy Vary Riga Beijing Chieti Sao Paolo Ankara Athens Patras Nanjing Le Mans

Achievement

Did not qualify 9th Did not qualify 9th Did not qualify 8th Did not qualify Did not qualify Did not qualify Did not qualify


TEAM STAR

Şaziye IVEGIN Height: 1.80 Position: Shooting Guard/Small Forward Date of birth: 08/02/1982 Place of birth: Niksar Team 2010-11: Fenerbahçe (Turkey-TBBL) Career: Botaş (Turkey-TBBL, 1998-2003), Fenerbahçe (Turkey-TBBL, 2003-07), New Wash Montigarda (Italy-A1, 2007), Besiktas (Turkey-TBBL, 2008), Spartak Moscow Region (Russia-Superleague, 2008-09), Galatasaray (Turkey-TBBL, 2009), Mersin (Turkey-TBBL, 2009-10), Fenerbahçe (Turkey TBBL, 2010-11)

GROUP A

Nevriye YILMAZ Height: 1.95 Position: Center Date of birth: 16/06/1980 Place of birth: Plovdiv (BUL) Team 2010-11: Fenerbahçe (Turkey-TBBL) Career: Fenerbahçe (Turkey-TBBL, 19971998), IÜSC Istanbul (Turkey-TBBL, 1998-2000), Galatasaray (Turkey-TBBL, 2000-01), Nirosoft Carmiel (Israel-D1, 2001-2002), Termini di Mareze (Italy-A1, 2002-2003), La Spezia (Italy-A1, 200304), Pool Comense Como (Italy-A1, 2004-2005), Fenerbahçe (Turkey-TBBL, 2005-11)

O

T

here will be few more experienced players in the Turkish camp than Saziye Ivegin who has played at some huge clubs in her career, not only in Turkey where she has crossed the divide in Istanbul by playing for both Galatsaray and Fenerbahçe but also from her time in Russia with Spartak Moscow Vidnoje. She has lots of finesse when she is on court rather than any kind of raw aggression but that doesn’t make her ineffective in any way. In fact, she is a very skilled player who can produce very efficiently – as witnessed two years agi at Eurobasket Women 2009. She can score on both sides of the arc and isn’t afraid to do the dirty work inside on the glass either. She is just the type of player to produce important cameo performances and consequently, she could be a key player for Turkey once again.

ne of the best all-around frontcourt players in Europe, Yilmaz will celebrate her 31st Birthday at EuroBasket after missing the action in Latvia in 2009. She is a tower of strength for Turkey and yet for all her talent and attributes, she is known for remaining a team player. Whether she has her back to the basket or is facing up, she has an array of skills to convert the situation into points. Almost unstoppable when catching the ball within a couple of metres of the basket, she is a nightmare for opposing coaches. She is a EuroLeague Women All Star player. Her monumental efforts are epitomised by the fact she recorded tournament double-doubles for her country at both EuroBasket Women 2005 and 2007.

NATIONAL TEAM STATS Year

2001 2003 2003 2005 2007 2009 2009

NATIONAL TEAM STATS Year

1999 2001 2001 2003 2005 2007 2007 2009 2011

Competition

Qualifying Round Qualifying Round Semi-Final Round Semi-Final Round EuroBasket Women DIVISION A EuroBasket Women DIVISION A DIVISION A

G Min

1 3 6 6 8 5 3 7 8

2pts

7 2-3 31 14-26 35 36-79 34 46-95 31 59-121 22 27-48 35 20-35 20 37-69 23 42-80

3pts

- - 0-1 - 1-4 - 0-1 3-6 0-3

FT

Rb As Pts

1-2 - 7-15 7.0 24-30 9.0 15-21 7.5 35-38 11.3 19-30 6.2 8-11 10.0 19-25 6.1 14-17 5.9

- 1.0 0.8 0.8 0.5 0.4 1.3 0.9 1.4

5.0 11.7 16.0 17.8 19.5 14.6 16.0 14.6 12.3

1998-99 1999-00 2000-01 2001-02 2003-04 2005-06 2006-07 2006-07 2007-08 2007-08 2008-09 2008-09 2009-10 2009-10 2010-11

IÜSC Istanbul (Ronchetti) IÜSC Istanbul (Ronchetti) Galatasaray (ELW) Nirosoft Carmiel (Ronchetti) La Spezia (FIBA Europe Cup) Fenerbahçe (ECW) Europe (ELW All Star Game) Fenerbahçe (ELW) Europe (ELW All Star Game) Fenerbahçe (ELW) Europe (ELW All Star Game) Fenerbahçe (ELW) Europe (ELW All Star Game) Fenerbahçe (ELW) Fenerbahçe (ELW)

COACH

C

G Min

8 2 6 2 14 9 1 16 1 14 1 15 1 14 14

37 36 16 28 34 28 19 29 20 34 17 31 14 34 34

2pts

3pts

43-98 - 15-26 - 13-25 - 8-21 - 88-175 6-14 39-78 - 5-12 - 61-125 2-5 3-4 - 58-143 1-4 5-8 - 88-156 0-6 3-8 - 86-156 2-6 100-174 1-1

FT

0.6 2.0 0.3 - 0.8 2.3 - 0.7 - 1.1 1.0 1.3 2.0 1.8 2.4

1 3 6 8 6 8 6

Season Club (competition)

1998-99 1999-00 2000-01 2001-02 2002-03 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2008-09 2010-11

Rb As Pts

22-38 7.6 4-6 10.5 5-6 3.0 2-2 8.0 45-57 6.5 30-38 6.4 4-5 7.0 43-49 6.7 2-2 3.0 41-49 8.5 - 3.0 32-43 7.1 - 4.0 36-38 6.9 31-35 6.8

G Min

1 26 28 25 10 24 27

2pts

- 14-32 8-27 11-26 2-4 14-27 6-17

3pts

- 2-11 14-35 19-59 5-14 19-41 15-26

FT

- 3-4 3-7 6-10 2-4 6-9 2-4

Rb As Pts

- 2.7 3.7 2.3 1.3 5.1 2.5

- 1.0 1.0 1.0 0.2 0.6 1.3

12.3 10.2 10.6 3.5 11.4 9.8

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS Season Club (competition)

Competition

Semi-Final Round Qualifying Round Semi-Final Round EuroBasket Women EuroBasket Women DIVISION A EuroBasket Women

13.5 17.0 5.2 9.0 17.1 12.0 14.0 10.7 8.0 11.4 10.0 13.9 6.0 15.3 16.7

G Min

Botas Spor (Ronchetti) Botas Spor (Ronchetti) Botas Spor (Ronchetti) Botas Spor (ELW) Botas Spor (ECW) Fenerbahçe (ECW) Fenerbahçe (ECW) Fenerbahçe (ELW) Besiktas (ECW) Galatasaray (ECW) Sp. Moscow Reg. (ELW) Fenerbahçe (ELW)

8 12 15 13 6 13 10 16 1 8 10 7

26 18 23 34 26 29 23 18 3 8 9 4

2pts

12-35 9-20 15-42 34-76 10-29 44-64 15-36 20-36 - 2-6 2-7 4-5

3pts

5-17 10-25 12-50 25-72 13-36 36-94 15-47 25-71 - 1-16 6-21 0-5

FT

5-10 13-20 4-7 19-28 6-9 12-16 9-9 1-9 - 1-2 2-2 -

Rb As Pts

2.9 2.1 2.6 3.0 3.3 2.9 1.6 1.2 1.0 0.5 1.0 0.1

0.6 0.7 0.7 1.2 1.3 1.1 0.6 1.1 1.0 0.8 0.3 0.1

5.5 5.1 4.7 12.5 10.8 16.0 8.4 7.3 1.0 2.4 1.1

Nevin NEVLIN Height: 1.95 Position: Center Date of birth: 08/05/85 Place of birth: Hawaii (USA) Team 2010-11: Fenerbahçe (Turkey-TBBL) Career: Stanford University (USA-NCAA, 20032007), Botas Spor Adana (Turkey-TBBL, 200708), Fenerbahçe (Turkey-TBBL, 2008-11)

Ceyhun Yıldızoğlu

W

hile she didn’t play in the Qualifying Round last summer, the top scorer and rebounder from EuroBasket Women 2009 is likely to be tearing things up in the paint yet again at her second major tournament for her adopted country. When the team lost Nevriye Yilmaz ahead of Latvia two years ago, much of that void was filled by the work of her Fenerbahçe teammate who delivered over 12 points and 6 rebounds per game in a really impressive effort. Nevlin is a seasoned performer who is powerful under the hoop, has a decent mid-range game, is strong on the glass and can match up well defensively with opponents. Born in Hawaii, she graduated from Stanford University and then headed to Turkey to play for Botas during her rookie pro-season. She has stayed in the Turkish League ever since, having found success during the last three campaigns with Fenerbahçe.

Nationality: Turkish Date of birth: 16/04/1967 Place of birth: Eskişehir Team 2010-11: Galatasaray (Turkey-TBBL) Career: Botaş (1992-1997), Botaş (1998-2008), Mersin Büyükşehir Belediyesi (2008-10), Galatasaray (TurkeyTBBL, 2010-11) International Career: Head coach – Turkish National Team (2008-11).

eyhun Yıldızoğlu is a play-caller who has a track record of unearthing and developing young players stretching back to the 1990’s when he catapulted Botas into the limelight and developed them into a club who regularly made the play-offs in the Turkish league. However that was just the start as he then took the club to a Ronchetti Cup Final and while they lost, domestic success followed to make up for that disappointment. Eventually after some 15 years busily establishing himself as a Botas legend, he took the reins of Mersin and then last summer was appointed as head coach at Galatasaray, where he led them into his first EuroLeague Women campaign. Always upbeat and positive, his style has been described as unorthodox although one thing is for sure, Yildizoglu knows how to get the very best out of players and isn’t afraid to give young players a chance. Now with a successful Qualifying Round behind him, he has hinted he could be the man to lead Turkey to some long overdue success at EuroBasket Women.

NATIONAL TEAM STATS Year

2009 2009

Competition

DIVISION A EuroBasket Women

G Min

7 6

19 25

2pts

20-42 30-56

3pts

0-1 2-10

FT

Rb As Pts

23-38 4.9 0.6 9.0 10-10 6.7 0.3 12.7

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS Season Club (competition)

2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11

28

Botas Spor (ECW) Fenerbahçe (ELW) Fenerbahçe (ELW) Fenerbahçe (ELW)

G Min

10 15 9 9

2pts

35 54-116 21 43-91 22 29-58 8 5-11

3pts

6-33 5-19 2-11 -

FT

41-54 27-29 13-17 11-12

Rb As Pts

9.3 4.9 3.3 1.3

1.2 0.5 1.0 0.3

16.7 8.5 8.6 2.3


Birsel VARDARLI

Height: 1.81 Position: Power Forward Date of birth: 28/09/88 Place of birth: İzmir Team 2010-11: Galatasaray (Turkey-TBBL) Career: Ceyhan Belediye (Turkey-TBBL, 200508), Galatasaray (Turkey-TBBL, 2008-11)

Height: 1.73 Position: Point Guard Date of birth: 12/07/84 Place of birth: İzmir Team 2010-11: Fenerbahçe (Turkey-TBBL) Career: Migros Spor Kulubu (Turkey-TBBL, 2002-06), Fenerbahçe (Turkey-TBBL, 2006-11)

W

ith excellent court vision and now plenty more experience under her belt, Birsel Vardarli is a playmaker who is capable of leading Turkey to success. She is a smart pointguard who more often than not will be the heartbeat of the team. She is quick across the floor but even quicker in her ability to spot open teammates and make incisive passes. Consequently her assists tally is usually impressive while she also possess many other attributes. She seems to thrive on the big occasion and will find the ball in her hands for the big plays in crunch time since she is known for keeping her composure and executing when it matters. Vardarli is very much a clutch shooter and has no problem stepping up in buzzer-beater situations. This Turkish League All Star has won a host of trophies at domestic level, including several Championships and Cup competitions having played with Fenerbahçe for many years. Meanwhile with the National Team, she has shown she can produce on the big stage. She dished up more assists per game than any other player at EuroBasket Women 2009 in Latvia as well as showing she can pose a threat from downtown. Having played at EuroBasket Women 2005, this will be her fourth EuroBasket Women tournament and she remains one of the key weapons for Turkey.

H

aving made her EuroBasket Women debut as an 18-year-old in 2007 in Italy where she played over 15 minutes per game, the forward once billed as ‘the next big thing’ by Coach Yilizoglu will participate in her third major tournament with time still on her side to increase her impact. She has already shown she is capable of delivering against the hype, especially after a great Qualifying Round where she produced some of her best numbers and performances in a National Team vest. She posted one particularly memorable doubledouble against Finland and again showed her inside presence and skill set as well as her ability to step outside and drop a bomb on opposing defences. Caglar is an all-round versatile player and huge talent who has won a EuroCup Women title and played in EuroLeague Women with Galatasaray. She also played at four U20 European Championship Women tournaments between 2005 and 2008. NATIONAL TEAM STATS

Year

2007 2009 2009 2011

Competition

G Min

EuroBasket Women DIVISION A EuroBasket Women DIVISION A

4 5 6 4

16 14 18 25

2pts

3pts

FT

Rb As Pts

10-19 7-17 14-27 14-25

0-1 0-2 2-10 7-14

4-6 3-3 6-7 3-4

4.0 - 6.0 1.8 0.4 3.4 4.3 1.0 6.7 7.5 0.3 13.0

2pts

3pts

FT

Rb As Pts

NATIONAL TEAM STATS Year

2005 2007 2007 2009 2009 2011

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS Season Club (competition)

2005-06 2008-09 2009-10 2009-10 2010-11

G Min

Belediye Spor (ECW) Galatasaray (ECW) Galatasaray (ELW) Galatasaray (SuperCup) Galatasaray (ELW)

6 10 8 1 12

11 14 9 8 18

3-4 13-23 5-12 1-2 25-47

- 6-18 2-6 - 2-12

8-15 5-11 - 1-1 9-10

2.8 2.7 1.9 2.0 3.7

0.5 1.0 0.3 - 0.8

2.3 4.9 2.0 3.0 5.4

2003-04 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11

4 7 6

4 16 28

2pts

1-2 5-12 6-22

3pts

2-4 10-21 7-17

FT

2005-06 2006-07 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11

Belediye Spor (ECW) Besiktas (ECW) Galatasaray (ECW) Galatasaray (ELW) Galatasaray (ELW)

G Min

6 9 15 8 12

27 25 15 22 22

2pts

9-28 13-26 7-22 7-27 10-34

3pts

10-26 15-36 11-34 6-18 13-43

Rb As Pts

1-1 0.5 0.5 2.3 8-9 0.6 1.7 6.9 13-15 2.3 1.8 7.7 FT

6-10 9-12 7-13 1-2 3-5

2.2 1.7 1.0 1.3 2.0

Rb As Pts

1.0 3.5 4.0 2.3 4.5 3.1

2.3 2.5 3.8 1.0 4.7 4.1

4.5 8.3 9.3 1.0 11.3 8.7

G Min

Migros (FIBA Europe Cup) Fenerbahçe (ELW) Fenerbahçe (ELW) Fenerbahçe (ELW) Fenerbahçe (ELW) Fenerbahçe (ELW)

9 16 14 6 14 14

37 23 31 29 30 24

2pts

24-52 18-37 12-33 9-18 23-57 14-32

3pts

28-76 12-36 18-61 4-12 12-40 11-34

FT

9-14 12-17 16-20 13-19 8-11 3-6

Rb As Pts

4.9 3.3 4.8 3.0 2.8 3.8

3.6 2.8 3.8 4.8 4.2 2.6

15.7 5.3 6.7 7.2 6.4 4.6

NATIONAL TEAM STATS Year

2011

Competition

DIVISION A

G Min

7

2pts

17

6-14

G Min

2pts

3pts

6-26

FT

Rb As Pts

FT

Rb As Pts

3-5 1.9 1.0 4.7

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS

Rb As Pts

1.2 3.0 1.5 1.8 1.5

FT

3-4 6-6 7-9 - 9-12 11-13

K

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS Season Club (competition)

3pts

5-24 4-9 9-27 1-3 13-29 12-32

ubra Siyahdemir is a player who experienced playing in EuroCup Women before moving to Ted Kayseri midway through the 2008-09 season. Since that time, the small forward has been with Tarsus for the last two seasons. At National Team level, Siyahdemir was handed an opportunity last summer during the Qualifying Round, some five years after representing Turkey at U20 Level. While she perhaps didn’t shoot the ball as well as she is capable of, she certainly contributed after playing in all but one game last summer. Hardworking and active with or without the ball, she won’t think twice about releasing from downtown if open and is also happy getting to the hoop whether to score or help out on the glass.

NATIONAL TEAM STATS G Min

2pts

9-19 16-32 11-34 - 10-36 7-22

Height: 1.83 Position: Small Forward Date of birth: 21/06/86 Place of birth: Izmit Team 2010-11: Tarsus Belediyesi (TurkeyTBBL) Career: Migros Spor (Turkey-TBBL, 2004-07), Galatasaray (Turkey-TBBL, 2008-09), Ted Kolej Ankara (Turkey-TBBL, 2009), Tarsus Belediyesi (Turkey-TBBL, 2009-11)

T

Competition

17 22 26 11 28 25

Kubra SIYAHDEMIR

ugba Palazoglu has lightening quickness which means she is a great defensive presence to have on the team. Only two other players at EuroBasket Women 2009 finished with more steals per game and that kind of intensity will remain a real weapon for Turkey. At the offensive end, the speed of Palazoglu can occasionally prove less effective with a heightened risk of turnovers although she can knock down shots, and on her day, can prove to be an ‘X-Factor’. This guard has won a EuroCup Women title with Galatasaray as well as domestic trophies and has been a Turkish League All Star. A late bloomer at the senior National Team level, she didn’t play in the Qualifying Round but showed plenty at EuroBasket Women 2009 to highlight why she is likely to be a core member of the team once again.

DIVISION A DIVISION A EuroBasket Women

8 6 6 3 6 7

Season Club (competition)

Height: 1.72 Position: Guard Date of birth: 04/12/80 Place of birth: Bolu Team 2010-11: Galatasaray (Turkey-TBBL) Career: MTA (Turkey-TBBL, 1997-99), Barton College (USA-NCAA Div. 1, 1999-2001), Western Illinois (USA-NCAA Div. 1, 2001-2003), Chicago Blaze (USA-NWBL, 2003), Migrosspor (Turkey-TBBL, 2003-04), Beşiktaş (Turkey-TBBL, 2004-05), Ceyhan Belediye (Turkey-TBBL, 200506), Beşiktaş (Turkey-TBBL, 2006-07), Mersin Belediye (Turkey-TBBL, 2007-08), Galatasaray (Turkey-TBBL, 2008-11)

2007 2009 2009

G Min

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS

Tuğba PALAZOĞLU

Year

Competition

EuroBasket Women DIVISION A EuroBasket Women DIVISION A EuroBasket Women DIVISION A

Season Club (competition)

9.0 8.9 3.6 4.1 5.2

2003-04 Migros(FIBA Europe Cup) 2008-09 Galatasaray (ECW)

29

6 8

12 11

2-9 7-13

3pts

3-15 8-26

2-5 1.2 0.8 2.5 - 1.0 1.9 4.8

TURKEY

Bahar ÇAĞLAR


Mehtap GEZER

Gülşah AKKAYA

GROUP A

Height: 1.88 Position: Power Forward Date of birth: 02/11/88 Place of birth: Fatih Team 2010-11: Istanbul Universitesi SK (Turkey-TBBL) Career: Istanbul Universitesi SK (TurkeyTBBL/D2, 2005-11)

Height: 1.81 Position: Small Forward Date of birth: 06/10/77 Place of birth: Bornova Team 2010-11: Samsun Basketbol (TurkeyTBBL) Career: Lynn University (USA-NCAA, 19972001), Fenerbahçe (Turkey-TBBL, 2000-01), Panserraikos (Greece-A1, 2001-03), Ramat Hasheron (Israel-D1, 2003-04), Erdemmispor (Turkey-TBBL, 2004), Mersin (Turkey-TBBL, 2004-05), Besiktas (Turkey-TBBL, 2005-06), Mersin (Turkey-TBBL, 2006-07), Galatasaray (Turkey-TBBL, 2007-08), Mann Filter Zaragoza (Spain-LF, 2008-09), Samsun Basketbol (Turkey-TBBL, 2009-11) aving seen time off the bench at EuroBasket Women 2007 in Italy, Coach Yildizoglu could turn to Gulsah Akkaya for her veteran leadership to help the team once again. The forward has poured in the points for many years at club level and isn’t exactly slowing down after another very productive season with Samsun in the Turkish League. Having played with most of the top teams in her homeland and having also enjoyed a stint in Spanish basketball with Zaragoza, which also included a stint in EuroCup Women, Akkaya knows what is required at this level. Crowned an All Star of The Turkish League on more than one occasion, the small forward has a long skill-set which makes her a dangerous prospect for opposing teams. She makes good decisions and her experience could be important on and off the court.

A

nother young player who has developed within the Istanbul University programme, based in her hometown, Mehtap Gezer has played for Turkey both at youth level and also last summer when she made the step to the senior team in the Qualifying Round. She was handed over 17 minutes per game by Coach Yildizoglu and established herself as an important member of the side with some diligent performances, characterised by her hard work off the ball and the invaluable intangibles you just don’t see on the stat sheet. Importantly, she showed she is more than capable of producing in games of this magnitude when she poured in 18 points against Finland which was a career high score for the senior National Team. Mobile for her size and good defensively, the 22-year-old Gezer will no doubt be hoping she can continue her development at the elite level and certainly has the talent to become a regular in the team.

H

NATIONAL TEAM STATS Year

Competition

2007 2011

G Min

DIVISION A DIVISION A

2 8

5 17

2pts

- 16-30

3pts

FT

Rb As Pts

- 0-2

- - - 7-8 2.1 0.1 4.9

3pts

FT

NATIONAL TEAM STATS Year

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS Season Club (competition)

G Min

2pts

- Never played in European club competitions -

2001 2007

Rb As Pts

Competition

Season Club (competition)

1999-00 2000-01 2002-03 2003-04 2007-08 2009-10

Height: 1.70 Position: Point Guard Date of birth: 13/01/1979 Place of birth: Istanbul Team 2010-11: Besiktas (Turkey-TBBL) Career: Istanbul Universitesi SK (TurkeyTBBL, 1995-98), Erdemir Spor (Turkey-TBBL, 1998-2000), Beşiktaş (Turkey-TBBL, 20002001), Erdemir Spor (Turkey-TBBL, 2002-03), Fenerbahçe (Turkey-TBBL, 2003-07), Beşiktaş (Turkey-TBBL, 2007-08) TED Kolej Ankara (Turkey-TBBL, 2008-09), Galatasaray (TurkeyTBBL, 2009-10), Besiktas (Turkey-TBBL, 2010-11)

G Min

8 6 6 8 6 8

23 23 20 18 11 12

2pts

1995-96 1998-99 1999-00 2002-03 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2009-10 2009-10 2010-11

IÜSC Istanbul (Ronchetti) IÜSC Istanbul (Ronchetti) IÜSC Istanbul (Ronchetti) Erdemirspor (ECW) Fenerbahçe (ECW) Fenerbahçe (ECW) Fenerbahçe (ELW) Besiktas (ECW) Galatasaray (ELW) Galatasaray (SuperCup) Besiktas (ECW)

G Min

1 8 4 16 14 10 16 8 11 1 6

40 31 34 34 29 28 23 30 24 31 27

3pts

FT

15-23 7-14 11-16 13-17 4-4 8-11

5-17 5-12 4-16 0-2 0-4 0-10

7-9 1-4 5-10 3-8 1-2 4-7

2pts

3pts

FT

3-5 17-33 2-9 22-42 17-37 13-21 8-19 10-20 10-19 1-3 5-10

0-6 5-8

3pts

0-1 0-8

FT

Rb As Pts

2-2 0.7 - 0.7 3-4 1.2 0.5 2.2

5.1 2.3 2.5 3.0 1.0 1.9

- 4-23 9-24 17-60 10-40 5-17 6-24 8-32 7-30 1-3 6-18

- 9-12 2-4 12-14 7-12 6-8 11-18 1-3 7-8 - 1-2

6.5 5.0 6.5 3.6 1.5 2.5

- 2.6 2.5 5.3 6.9 4.3 4.2 6.0 2.5 3.0 3.8

2pts

17-36 22-45 11-24 15-46 2-4 13-35

3pts

2-13 11-37 7-19 5-23 2-5 10-29

FT

16-21 18-27 11-14 21-30 1-2 10-13

Rb As Pts

1.6 4.2 5.0 3.7 2.5 3.8

0.7 0.9 2.3 0.8 0.5 0.7

4.3 9.5 9.0 11.0 5.5 11.0

NATIONAL TEAM STATS

Rb As Pts

1.0 2.1 3.8 2.8 3.5 4.1 2.0 2.9 1.8 1.0 2.8

17 26 27 24 12 28

R

Rb As Pts

2.9 2.8 1.5 1.4 1.3 1.4

13 10 6 6 2 6

uled out of EuroBasket Women 2009 due to an injury and having also not participated in the Qualifying Round last summer, this guard could be back on court with the National Team playing under Coach Yildizoglu who knows her well from Galatasaray. After an impressive career playing at youth level, Alben went to EuroBasket Women 2007 as a 21-year-old and played in six games while at club level, she is a EuroCup Women winner. A great rebounder due to her energetic work-rate and knack for getting good positioning under the glass, Alben brings a lot to the table defensively for Turkey. Meanwhile on offence, she can certainly dish up assists as she has shown through her career including ten assists in one game against Tarbes last season in EuroLeague Women. Alben is a real character whose potential impact should not be underestimated.

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS Season Club (competition)

2pts

Height: 1.72 Position: Guard Date of birth: 22/02/86 Place of birth: Eminonu Team 2010-11: Galatasaray (Turkey-TBBL) Career: Istanbul Universitesi SK (Turkey-D1, 2004-06), Botas Spor Adana (Turkey-TBBL, 2006-07), Galatasaray (Turkey-TBBL, 2007-11)

NATIONAL TEAM STATS Competition

G Min

Fenerbahçe (ELW) Fenerbahçe (Ronchetti) Ramat Hasharon (ECW) Erdemirspor (ECW) Galatasaray (ECW) Samsun Basketbol (ECW)

A

EuroBasket Women DIVISION A EuroBasket Women DIVISION A EuroBasket Women DIVISION A

6 8

Isil ALBEN

s a veteran guard who has played with almost all of the top Turkish clubs, Nilay Kartaltepe or Nilay Yiğit or Yiğitasshe, as she wass known before marriage, continues to bring a wealth of experience to the National Team where she has been almost ever present for years. She has always had a habit of recording some impressive scores and production just when it is needed, while her hard-nosed defence and ball pressure can be vital too. With quick hands, an ability to anticipate the moves of opposing guards and her effectiveness when double-teaming, she is the kind of player a coach just loves to utilize to put the shackles on opponents. In addition, she is known for her ferocious competitiveness.

2005 2007 2007 2009 2009 2011

3 6

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS

Nilay KARTALTEPE-YIGIT

Year

G Min

Semi-Final Round EuroBasket Women

Year

6.0 6.9 8.3 6.7 5.1 4.7 2.8 5.6 4.4 5.0 4.8

2007 2007 2009

Competition

DIVISION A EuroBasket Women DIVISION A

G Min

6 6 5

12 14 19

2pts

6-19 6-15 9-18

3pts

1-3 2-5 1-4

FT

Rb As Pts

4-6 1.5 0.7 3.2 5-6 1.2 0.8 3.8 6-8 2.8 1.6 5.4

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS Season Club (competition)

2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11

30

Botas Spor (ECW) Galatasaray (ECW) Galatasaray (ECW) Galatasaray (ELW) Galatasaray (ELW)

G Min

10 13 15 2 12

27 38 34 17 25

2pts

25-50 40-96 41-87 2-2 18-38

3pts

2-15 15-50 10-38 1-3 7-28

FT

19-29 28-36 23-36 0-1 1-2

Rb As Pts

3.0 6.1 6.0 1.5 3.5

4.7 4.5 6.2 1.0 2.9

7.5 11.8 9.0 3.5 4.8


Dürdane GÜMÜŞAY

Yasemin HORASAN

D

urdane Gumusay is a player who Coach Yildizoglu brought through the system when he was at Botas and therefore knew well before working with her last season at Galatasaray. The small forward brings a nice shooting touch from either side of the perimeter and made her tournament debut at EuroBasket Women 2009 in Latvia where she got on the score line in five of her six games. She also produced big numbers at the U20 European Championship Women that same year. She is energetic, won’t think twice about pulling the trigger if she is set and can also drive to the basket effectively. The small forward brings versatility and has experience playing in both EuroCup Women with Botas and EuroLeague Women where she made her debut last season with Galatasaray.

Y

NATIONAL TEAM STATS

2001 2003 2003 2005 2007 2007 2009 2009

Year

2009

Competition

G Min

EuroBasket Women

6

12

2pts

4-6

3pts

4-18

FT

asemin Horasan brings valuable experience to the Turkish roster after playing for several years with the National Team while also competing regularly in both EuroCup Women and EuroLeague Women. In fact, it is 12 years since Horasan stepped out as a teenager for Besiktas in European competition, a club she spent ten years with at the start of her career and where she returned to last summer. She is a regular All Star of the Turkish league and won a EuroCup Women trophy with former club Galatasaray. She has a great IQ on the court and her agility and strength is important. At both ends of the floor, her experience and court smarts are always priceless for the team. NATIONAL TEAM STATS

Year

Rb As Pts

1-2 1.3 0.3 3.5

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS Season Club (competition)

2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11

G Min

Botas Spor (ECW) Botas Spor (ECW) Botas Spor (ECW) Botas Spor (ECW) Galatasaray (ELW)

4 10 3 8 4

18 28 28 31 14

2pts

1-12 20-41 1-2 9-20 4-6

3pts

5-16 29-76 9-31 25-58 1-9

FT

5-5 0-2 3-4 12-16 -

Rb As Pts

1.3 2.8 3.0 6.3 1.0

0.3 1.4 1.3 0.6 0.5

5.5 12.7 10.7 13.1 2.8

1997-98 1998-99 1999-00 2000-01 2001-02 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2009-10 2010-11

8 6

14 15

2pts

3pts

2pts

3pts

12-28 5-11

0-4 0-4

FT

2000-01 2001-02 2002-03 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10

Botas Spor (Ronchetti) Botas Spor (ELW) Botas Spor (ECW) Botas Spor (ECW) Botas Spor (ECW) Besiktas (ELW) Besiktas (ECW)

G Min

7 12 6 9 10 10 8

6 12 10 24 26 13 25

3-8 8-25 8-18 19-40 14-29 8-14 20-41

1-2 1-4 - 4-16 12-30 0-8 1-10

Rb As Pts

7-8 3.4 0.3 3.9 - 2.3 0.8 1.7 FT

1-6 3-10 2-7 8-10 9-10 2-2 1-2

Rb As Pts

1.0 2.3 2.5 4.4 3.8 1.4 4.0

0.1 0.3 0.7 1.7 1.2 0.2 0.8

3pts

0-1 0-1 1-2 1-2 - 0-1 4-8 0-4

1-2 7-8 - 12-15 27-35 24-26 9-17 7-14

2pts

3pts

FT

0-1 7-14 9-19 30-73 32-76 32-77 16-41 10-31

FT

Rb As Pts

0.7 5.0 1.0 5.9 7.5 6.7 3.7 3.0

- - 0.3 1.0 1.7 1.0 0.9 1.3

0.3 7.0 3.5 9.4 15.2 14.7 7.6 4.5

G Min

Besiktas (Ronchetti) Besiktas (Ronchetti) Besiktas (Ronchetti) Besiktas (Ronchetti) Besiktas (Ronchetti) Besiktas (ECW) Besiktas (ECW) Phard Napoli (ELW) Galatasaray (ECW) Galatasaray (ELW) Galatasaray (SuperCup) Besiktas (ECW)

1 1 6 12 2 12 10 8 15 12 1 6

3 0-1 8 - 19 8-25 34 63-122 40 10-23 27 67-110 28 50-93 28 30-63 19 34-80 22 27-75 19 2-9 16 14-31

- - - 0-3 - 1-1 0-2 - 0-1 0-2 - -

- - 2-2 14-19 10-10 25-30 26-40 21-24 13-17 7-8 - 3-3

Rb As Pts

2.0 1.0 3.7 6.3 8.5 6.1 5.9 5.0 3.7 4.6 2.0 4.3

- - 0.3 0.8 1.5 1.8 1.2 1.5 0.7 1.8 - 0.3

3.0 11.7 15.0 13.5 12.6 10.1 5.4 5.1 4.0 5.2

W

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS Season Club (competition)

2pts

hile she has only just turned 18-yearsold and not yet stepped out for the senior National Team Özge Kavurmacıoğlu is one of the brightest prospects in Turkish Women’s basketball, and after ripping it up at U16 and U18 level, she could be given the opportunity to make her senior debut in Poland. She has just finished her first season as a pro-player with Fenerbahçe where she didn’t see a lot of minutes in a stacked roster, but did have the advantage of practicing all year with some of the best players in Europe. That can only have enhanced her wide range of skills which is a frightening prospect since she has already shown at both U16 and U18 European Championship Women as well as the U17 World Championship Women, exactly what she is capable of. She was particularly impressive last year with the U18 team when she finished the tournament with a superb double-double of over 17 points and11 rebounds per game. While EuroBasket Women 2011 may be a tournament that arrives a little to soon, she really does have a great chance of shining for her country in the future.

NATIONAL TEAM STATS G Min

2 17 9 22 34 31 21 18

Height: 1.87 Position: Small Forward Date of birth: 07/03/93 Place of birth: Izmit Team 2010-11: Fenerbahçe (Turkey-TBBL) Career: Fenerbahçe (Turkey-TBBL, 2010-11)

N

Competition

3 3 6 8 6 6 7 6

Özge KAVURMACIOĞLU

aile Ivegin is a versatile player who can feature in a few positions, either utilising the small forward spot on the wings or inside, and do some damage in the paint as a power forward. Predominantly an inside player who has a good mid-range game, she uses her body to good effect under the basket and can find many different ways to score . If she doesn’t have the ball in her hands, you can expect to see her crashing the offensive glass to good effect to secure plenty of second chance opportunities for her team. Ivegin played a limited role coming off the bench at EuroBasket Women 2009 and could find herself making this kind of valuable contribution once again. She has played in EuroCup Women and EuroLeague Women as a 17-year-old back in 2002 at a time when she was regularly playing for Turkey in the various youth categories.

DIVISION A EuroBasket Women

G Min

Season Club (competition)

Height: 1.85 Position: Power forward Date of birth: 29/05/85 Place of birth: Adana Team 2010-11: Tarsus Belediyesi (TurkeyTBBL) Career: Botas Spor (Turkey-TBBL, 2000-08), Beşiktaş (Turkey-TBBL, 2008-10), Tarsus Belediyesi (Turkey-TBBL, 2009-11)

2009 2009

Competition

Semi-Final Round Qualifying Round Semi-Final Round EuroBasket Women DIVISION A EuroBasket Women DIVISION A EuroBasket Women

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS

Naile IVEGIN

Year

TURKEY

Height: 1.88 Position: Power Forward/Center Date of birth: 01/08/83 Place of birth: İstanbul Team 2010-11: Besiktas(Turkey-TBBL) Career: Beşiktaş (Turkey-TBBL, 1997-2007), Phard Napoli (Italy, 2007-08), Galatasaray (Turkey-TBBL, 2008-10), Besiktas (TurkeyTBBL, 2010-11)

Height: 1.80 Position: Small Forward/Power forward Date of birth: 22/02/1989 Place of birth: Seyhan Team 2010-11: Galatasaray (Turkey-TBBL) Career: Botas Spor (Turkey-TBBL, 2004-10), Galatasaray (Turkey-TBBL, 2010-11)

1.4 1.8 3.0 6.4 7.3 1.8 5.5

NATIONAL TEAM STATS Year

Competition

G Min

2pts

3pts

FT

Rb As Pts

G Min

2pts

3pts

FT

Rb As Pts

- Never played with the Senior NT in official competition -

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS Season Club (competition)

2010-11 Fenerbahçe (ELW)

31

2

2

-

-

-

-

-

-


THE ARENAS BYDGOSZCZ

Sports Arena ナ「czniczka

CAPACITY: 8,000 seats GAMES: Preliminary Round (Group A & B) Qualifying Round (Group E) ADDRESS: Torunska 59, 85-023 Bydgoszcz DISTANCE TO AIRPORT: 4 KM

KATOWICE

Spodek Arena

CAPACITY: 11,500 seats GAMES: Preliminary Round (Group C & D) Qualifying Round (Group F) ADDRESS: Korfantego 35, 40-005 Katowice DISTANCE TO AIRPORT: 32 KM

LODZ

Lodz Arena CAPACITY: 11,500 seats GAMES: Quarter-Finals, Semi-Finals and Finals ADDRESS: al. Unii Lubelskiej, 2 Lodz DISTANCE TO AIRPORT: 8 KM

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GROUP B Bydgoszcz

Luczniczka Sports Arena

belarus (Biełaruś)

Czech republic (Česká republika)

great britain (Great Britain)

ISRAEL (Yisrā'el) 18.06.2011

15:00H BELARUS – GREAT bRITAIN 20:30H Czech REPUBLIC – ISRAEL 19.06.2011

15:00H ISRAEL – BELARUS 20:30H GREAT bRITAIN – Czech REPUBLIC 20.06.2011

15:00H GREAT bRITAIN – ISRAEL 20:30H Czech REPUBLIC – BElARUS 33


GROUP B

BELARUS

IN SEARCH OF LONGEVITY Four years after reaching the EuroBasket Women podium for the very first time, Belarus have shown it was no fluke, establishing themselves as a bona-fide basketball power. With Coach Buyalski worrying about fatigue possibly taking its toll after a whirlwind few years, it remains to be seen if the most popular team in Belarussian sport can shrug it off and make another push for the podium. One thing we do know is that the girls from Minsk can be relied upon to dazzle us with the type of bold fashion statement that has become one of their calling cards.

S

ome people initially thought the accomplishment of Belarus winning bronze at EuroBasket Women 2007 was just plain lucky - a wonderfully opportunistic run by an in-form team at the perfect time. In the intervening years, however, this golden generation of Belarussian women’s basketball have completed a four year stretch in which they played in every major international tournament (including a sixth place finish at the 2008 Olympics) proving it was, and is, no fluke. Spain and the Czech Republic are the only other nations to manage this impressive feat, and considering Belarus have done it despite a relatively small number of players to choose from is particularly impressive. Their superb, and indeed rapid, rise to prominence has sometimes been referred to as the ‘Belarus Miracle’. The truth is that it isn’t a miracle at all but simply a case of a country that may not have a rich basketball heritage or plentiful resources continuing to put a collection of very good players on the floor, complimented by a coach who they all seem to love playing for. Coach Anatoly Buyalski and his players appear to be a great fit for each other and their fascinating journey is set to continue at EuroBasket Women 2011 when we will see if their run of making the latter stages of tournaments and remaning one of the elites of World and European basketball will continue. The play-caller seems concerned his hugely talented group of core players could be prone to burnout and is concerned they won’t be able to keep setting the pace required to challenge for honours down the tournament stretch. Yet tiredness does not seem to be part of their vocabulary since this Belarus team appear to excel when their backs are against the wall. Last summer at the FIBA World Championship Women in Czech

How did they qualify? EuroBasket 2009 (4 W – 5 L) Results Preliminary Round

June-7th 2009 Belarus b. Israel June-8th 2009 France b. Belarus June-9th 2009 Italy b. Belarus

Qualifying Round

June-12th 2009 Russia b. Belarus Junet-14th 2009 Belarus b. Lithuania June-16th 2009 Belarus b. Turkey

81-76 61-53 67-58 66-51 61-55 86-70

Quarter-final Round

June-18th 2009 Belarus b. Slovak Republic 70-68

Semi-final Round

June-19th 2009 France b. Belarus

Bronze Medal Game

June-20th 2009 Spain b. Belarus

64-56 63-56

Republic they stunned Russia 70-53 to reach the semi-finals and again showed their knack for producing big performances, underlining that they really don’t need to fear anyone. Well, nobody except Spain who have been somehting of a nemesis in recent years and should they face them again, it will be a fascinating match-up for sure. The Belarus frontcourt in particular is as powerful as you will find at EuroBasket Women 2011. The twin towers of Yelena Leuchanka and Anastasiya Veremeyneka both have the ability to dominate and make a play for the All-Tournament Team with the former managing to do this last summer in the Czech Republic. More encouragement can also be drawn by the likely return of the influential Katsiaryna Snytsina who missed the FIBA World Championship Women through injury after Coach Buyalski had publically stated his intention to build the team around her talent. The contribution of other players such as Yuliya Dureika and Aliaksandra Tarasava has provided more bright spots, although the development of young players remains a sore subject. Buyalski has admitted there have been some issues with youth basketball in Belarus, and some are now fearful of a talent gap as the generation of veterans like Natallia Marchanka, Tatyana Troina, Marina Kress and captain Nataliya Trafimava stop playing. Despite this, the play-caller has said such concerns are premature and the National Team, which remains the most popular sports team in the country, will continue to play a big role in promoting Women’s basketball and safeguarding the future. Traditionally slow starters, Belarus must be on their guard in Group B against two teams vying to make EuroBasket Women history in Great Britain and Israel. The main strength of Belarus is that different players have stepped up at different tournaments and now we wait to see who it will be in 2011. l

Accumulated statistics in 2010 FIBA World Championship for Women Player Yelena Leuchanka Anastasiya Verameyenka Tatyana Troina Nataliya Trafimava Yuliya Dureika Natallia Marchanka Natallia Anufryienka Marina Kress Sviatlana Valko Tatsiana Likhtarovich Viktoryia Hasper Aliaksandra Tarasava Totals

G 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 2 6 2 9 9

Min FG 27 45-89 28 49-85 18 26-71 30 24-45 23 20-58 29 17-58 15 14-36 12 8-28 12 3-6 10 4-17 13 1-6 9 2-12 - 213-511

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% 3pts 50.6% 3-11 57.6% 11-21 36.6% 13-33 53.3% 12-28 34.5% 11-26 29.3% 6-33 38.9% 1-10 28.6% 7-12 50.0% 0-3 23.5% 1-4 16.7% 0-1 16.7% 2-6 41.7% 67-188

FT 40-49 8-9 17-20 1-2 2-2 13-17 1-4 6-8 5-6 93-117

Rb As 8.8 1.1 6.3 1.0 1.4 1.1 3.9 1.9 2.1 0.8 2.7 3.0 1.6 0.4 2.0 0.2 1.0 0.5 1.0 0.5 1.0 1.0 1.3 34.2 11.6

St 1.2 1.0 0.6 1.0 0.7 0.7 0.6 0.9 1.0 0.2 0.1 7.0

BS 0.3 1.7 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.5 2.4

TO 2.9 2.2 1.7 2.6 1.6 3.2 1.0 0.6 2.5 0.7 1.0 0.7 18.6

Pts 14.8 13.0 9.1 6.8 5.9 5.9 3.3 3.2 3.0 2.3 1.0 0.7 65.1


Yelena Leuchanka

ROSTER Player Height (Ft) Position Natalia Marchanka 1.75 1 Natallia Anufryienka 1.74 1 Aliaksandra Tarasava 1.74 1 Tatsiana Likhtarovich 1.79 1/2 Sviatlana Valko 1.75 1 Tatyana Troina 1.85 2/3 Katsiaryna Snytsina 1.88 2/3

Birthdate 19/05/79 11/06/85 23/06/88 29/03/88 12/07/89 30/06/81 02/09/85

Team 2010-11 Dynamo Moscow (RUS) BC Horizont Minsk Ruzomberok (SLK) BC Horizont Minsk BC Horizont Minsk BC Horizont Minsk Nadezhda Orenburg (RUS)

Nataliya Trafimava

1.86

3/4

16/06/79 CCC Polkowice (POL)

Maryia Filonchyk Anastasiya Verameyenka Marina Kress Yelena Leuchanka Victoryia Hasper Yuliya Dureika Tatsiana Dashkevich Coach: Anatoly Buyalski

1.87 1.92 1.92 1.94 1.93 1.79 1.78

4 4/5 5 5 5 2/3 2/3

10/01/92 10/07/87 23/08/80 30/04/83 09/01/88 08/09/86 23/03/89

Olimpia Grodno Nadezhda Orenburg (RUS) Sony Athinaikos (GRE) Wisla Can-Pack (POL) BC Horizont Minsk BC Horizont Minsk Olimpia Grodno

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Last 10 FIBA / FIBA EUROPE events Year

Event

2010 FIBA World Championship 2009 EuroBasket Women 2008 Olympics 2007 EuroBasket Women 2006 FIBA World Championship 2005 EuroBasket Women 2004 Olympics 2003 EuroBasket Women 2002 FIBA World Championship 2001 EuroBasket Women

Place

Karlovy Vary Riga Beijing Chieti Sao Paolo Ankara Athens Patras Nanjing Le Mans

Achievement

4th place 4th place 6th place Bronze medal Did not qualify Did not qualify Did not qualify Did not qualify Did not qualify Did not qualify


TEAM STAR

Anastasiya VERAMEYENKA Height: 1.92 Position: Power forward/Center Date of birth: 10/07/87 Place of birth: Gomel Team 2010-11: Nadezhda (RussiaSuperleague) Career: RUOR-Belarusian Junior NT (Belarus-Div. 1, 2002-05), Nadezhda (RussiaSuperleague, 2005-11)

GROUP B

Yelena LEUCHANKA Height: 1.94 Position: Center Date of birth: 30/04/1983 Place of birth: Gomel Team 2010-11: Wisla Can-Pack (Poland-PLKK) Career: BelGUT Gomel (Belarus-Div. 1, 199699), BelGUT-Vedritsa Gomel Region (1999-2000), Seminole Community College (USA-NJCAA, 200002), Wabash Walley (USA-NJCAA, 2002-03), West Virginia (USA-NCAA, 2003-06), Charlotte Sting (USAWNBA, 2006), TEO Vilnius (Lithuania-LMKL, 2006-07), Estudiantes Madrid (Spain-LF, 2007), Washington Mystics (USA-WNBA, 2007). TEO Vilnius (LithuaniaLMKL, 2007-08), UMMC Ekaterinburg (RussiaSuperleague, 2008-09), Galatasaray (Turkey-TBBL, 2009-10), Atlanta Dream (USA-WNBA, 2010), AZS Gorzow (Poland-PLKK), Wisla Can Pack (Poland-PLKK, 2011)

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erameyenka possesses all of the skills you would expect in a high quality post player, but she can also make jump shots from range. Her influence since she arrived on the scene at a major tournament four years ago as a teenager has been huge. It really is incredible to think just how good Veremeyenka could potentially be as she continues to mature, something now evident as she becomes more vocal on court. As well as excelling at National Team level she has also been terrific for Nadezhda in EuroCup Women and also EuroLeague Women where she was handed an All Star berth back in 2009 while she was the leading shot blocker in the competition last season. As if to show she can do it all, she stepped outside to the perimeter at the FIBA World Championship Women last year to show she has now added range to her game.

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euchanka has been a tower of strength for her nation during the last four years. She has scored more points than anyone else during the last four major competitions and arguably had her best tournament last year at the World Championship. She was a All Star after some typically influential performances, including a double-double against Greece to help her team book a semi-final spot. She averaged nearly 15 points and 9 rebounds per game and showed everyone why she remains the kingpin of this Belarus roster. Athletic and imposing with or without the ball in her hands, her on-court demeanour always suggests she has the capacity to dominate her opponent. Leuchanka was also the first Belarus player to step out in the WNBA. She has a host of medals in her collection after playing for the likes of UMMC Ekaterinburg.

NATIONAL TEAM STATS Year

2003 2005 2007 2007 2008 2008 2009 2010

Competition

2003 2007 2007 2008 2008 2009 2010

Qualifying Round DIVISION A EuroBasket Women Olympic Qual. Tour. Olympic Games EuroBasket Women World Championship

G Min

2 6 9 3 6 9 9

2 14 19 27 27 28 27

2pts

3pts

1-3 13-29 33-63 14-24 29-63 42-98 42-78

- - - - - 1-1 3-11

2pts

3pts

FT

- 0.3 0.7 2.3 1.2 1.8 1.1

2 6 6 9 3 6 9 9

Season Club (competition)

Rb As Pts

- 2.0 2-5 3.7 36-41 7.1 9-11 9.7 25-29 10.0 8-14 9.2 40-49 8.8

G Min

2 14 33 29 32 27 25 28

2pts

3pts

1-1 24-37 18-32 40-58 12-18 19-40 33-67 38-64

- - 0-2 1-1 1-4 4-10 4-10 11-21

2pts

3pts

FT

Rb As Pts

FT

Rb As Pts

0-2 1.0 7-10 6.8 10-12 10.3 9-11 7.6 11-14 10.3 3-3 8.3 13-13 6.6 8-9 6.3

- 0.5 1.5 0.9 0.7 0.8 1.3 1.0

1.0 9.2 7.7 10.2 12.7 8.8 10.1 13.0

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS

NATIONAL TEAM STATS Year

Competition

Semi-Final Round DIVISION B DIVISION A EuroBasket Women Olympic Qual. Tour. Olympic Games EuroBasket Women World Championship

2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11

1.0 4.7 11.3 12.3 13.8 10.6 14.8

Nadezhda (ECW) Nadezhda (ECW) Nadezhda (ECW) Europe (ELW All Star Game) Nadezhda (ELW) Nadezhda (ECW) Nadezhda (ELW)

G Min

12 12 10 1 10 13 10

20 25 29 18 33 35 33

36-57 50-87 51-76 2-5 44-83 61-92 28-54

- 0-1 2-4 0-1 8-15 4-17 8-27

25-31 5.3 18-22 6.3 13-16 9.5 - 5.0 24-29 8.8 35-38 10.1 14-14 8.8

0.8 1.0 2.2 - 1.6 2.3 1.4

8.1 9.8 12.1 4.0 13.6 13.0 9.4

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS Season Club (competition)

2006-07 2007-08 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2009-10 2010-11 2010-11 2010-11

TEO Vilnius (ELW) TEO Vilnius (ELW) UMMC Ekaterinburg (ELW) UMMC Ekaterinburg (ELW) Galatasaray (ELW) Galatasaray (SuperCup) Europe (ELW All Star Game) Gorzow (ELW) Wisla Krakow (ELW)

COACH

G Min

13 8 6 14 11 1 1 6 6

17 34 21 13 30 33 19 31 27

28-71 40-92 23-44 28-51 43-85 4-10 4-8 36-70 25-51

- - - - 3-4 - 0-2 1-3 3-3

FT

13-17 30-36 15-20 18-21 18-23 1-4 - 20-24 16-25

Rb As Pts

4.6 9.4 8.2 4.8 6.7 9.0 6.0 9.2 4.7

1.1 1.6 1.0 0.9 3.3 1.0 2.0 1.2 0.8

5.3 13.8 10.2 5.3 10.3 9.0 8.0 15.8 12.5

Sviatlana VALKO

Height: 1.71 Position: Shooting guard Date of birth: 12/07/89 Place of birth: Grodno Team 2010-11: BC Horizont Minsk (BelarusBWBL)) Career: Victoria Grodno (Belarus-Premier 2005-06) ),Olimpia Grodno (Belarus-Premier, 2006-10), BC Horizont Minsk (Belarus-Premier, 2010-11)

Anatoli BUYALSKI

Nationality: Belarus Date of birth: 15/12/1959 Place of birth: Minsk Team 2010-11: BC Horizont Minsk (Belarus-Premier)

Career: Horizont Minsk (Belarus-Div. 1, 1994-99), Zuvedra Klaipeda (Lithuania-LMKL, 1999-2000), Lącznosc Olsztyn (Poland-PLKK, 2000-03), Och! Ruliński Wrocław (Poland-PLKK, 2003), Meblotap AZS Chełm (2003-05), University Kazan (Russia-Superleague, 2005), Dinamo-Energiya Novosibirsk (Russia-Superleague, 2005-07) BC Horizont Minsk (Belarus-Premier, 20010-11) International career: Belarus National Team (1997-99, 2002-11)

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hile it may be true that Sviatlana Valko didn’t quite grab the same kind of recognition at youth level as some of the other young Belarus players on the roster, the 1.71m guard is making up for it at senior level having plaed ver welllast year at the World Championship. She impressed while in EuroCup Women, shooting the ball very well. She is a threat from three-point distance, shooting over 42% last season, and has shown her thirst to become a more multi-dimensional player by dishing up the odd assist. Buyalski now knows everything he needs to about this hard working guard having coached her at Horizont last season.

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natoli Buyalski is a coach who has made the most of his second opportunity with the National Team. He hasn’t just made amends for failing to qualify for EuroBasket in 1999 during his first stint, but he has transformed Belarus into a basketball power. He led them to that sensational and historic bronze medal at EuroBasket Women 2007 and booked appearances at the Olympics and World Championship shortly afterwards. Consequently he is the most successful coach in the history of Belarusian basketball. He came full circle at club level too, returning to former club BC Horizont Minsk last summer. He has also been able to continue working with a host of National Team players who have served him so well on the court, but crucially also have some influence in the development of the younger players who will now be hoping to push for a spot with the senior team.

NATIONAL TEAM STATS Year

2010

Competition

World Championship

G Min

2

12

2pts

3-3

3pts

FT

3pts

FT

0-3

-

Rb As Pts

1.0 0.5 3.0

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS Season Club (competition)

2010-11 Horizont Minsk (ECW)

36

G Min

7

29

2pts

6-20

11-26

-

Rb As Pts

3.0 2.0 6.4


Marina KRESS

Height: 1.65 Position: Point guard Place of birth: Rechitsa Date of birth: 19/05/79 Team 2010-11: Dynamo Moscow (RussiaSuperleague) Career: RUOR Minsk (Belarus-Div. 1, 199496), Horizont Minsk (Belarus-Div. 1, 1995-99), Chevakata (Russia-Superleague, 1999-2000), Fairleigh Dickinson University (USA-NCAA, 2000-04), Meblotap AZS PWSZ Chełm (PolandPLKK, 2004-06), Dinamo Energiya Novosibirsk (Russia-Superleague, 2006-08), Lotos Gdynia (Poland-PLKK, 2008-09), Municipal MCM Targoviste (Romania-D1 2009-10), Dynamo Moscow (Russia-Superleague 2010-11)

Height: 1.92 Position: Center Date of birth: 23/08/1980 Place of birth: Minsk Team 2010-11: Sony Athinaikos (Greece-A1) Career: RUOR Minsk (Belarus-Div. 1, 199596), Horizont Minsk (Belarus-Div. 1, 1996-99), Chevakata (Russia-Superleague, 1999-2000), Dynamo Moscow (Russia-Superleague, 2000-01), Lącznosc Olsztyn (Poland-PLKK, 2001-03), Villeneuve-d’Ascq (France-LFB, 2003-04), Pécs (Hungary, 2004), Wisła Kraków (Poland-PLKK, 2004-06), Berezina Borisov (Belarus-Premier, 2007), Extrugasa Vilagarcia (2007-08), Galatasaray (TurkeyTBBL, 2008-09),Tarsus Belediyesi (Turkey-TBBL, 2009-10), Sony Athinaikos (Greece-A1, 2010-11)

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f you need tangible evidence of the importance of Natalia Marchanka to Belarus and her quality when it comes to major tournaments, look no further than the fact she was voted onto the All Tournament team at EuroBasket Women 2007 where Belarus won bronze and her impact at the Olympics where Marchanka was very much the heartbeat of the team. Since achieving success back in 2005, she has continued to play a key part in the emergence of Belarus. With super court-vision, her decision making is a real strength. In the last 3 major tournaments covering the Olympics, EuroBasket Women and World Championship, she has dished out over 80 assists. She is most definitely an experienced and capable playmaker at an elite level who will once again be instrumental in whether Belarus make another play for the podium.

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hat you see with Marina Kress is exactly what you get, a strong nononsense center with years of experience. Kress gets the job done efficiently and has the added dimension of having the ability to convert from downtown at key times. The ultimate team player, she’s been a constant feature for Belarus during their recent run of success. She has had major success at club level both with Galatasaray and Sony Athinaikos. Important defensively because of how she can read the game, she is often used in short bursts but is always considered an option at crunch time. NATIONAL TEAM STATS

Year

1999 1999 2001 2003 2003 2005 2007 2007 2008 2008 2009 2010

NATIONAL TEAM STATS Year

2001 2005 2007 2007 2008 2008 2009 2010

Competition

G Min

Qualifying Round DIVISION B DIVISION A EuroBasket Women Olympic Qual. Tour. Olympic Games EuroBasket Women World Championship

5 6 6 9 3 6 9 9

30 29 23 22 25 24 27 29

2pts

11-15 10-28 10-17 13-22 6-12 5-17 8-25 11-25

3pts

5-18 11-30 2-14 11-21 3-10 6-23 10-35 6-33

FT

7-12 8-9 9-16 9-11 10-11 6-6 4-7 13-17

Rb As Pts

1.0 1.8 2.0 2.6 2.0 1.5 2.2 2.7

2.6 5.5 4.0 3.3 3.3 3.7 3.9 3.0

8.8 10.2 5.8 7.6 10.3 5.7 5.6 5.9

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS Season Club (competition)

G Min

2008-09 Gdynia (ELW) 2010-11 Dynamo (ECW)

13 8

29 20

2pts

11-26 7-14

3pts

21-46 7-14

FT

Rb As Pts

Competition

Season Club (competition)

2000-01 2004-05 2004-05 2005-06 2007-08 2008-09 2010-11 2010-11

Height: 1.93 Position: Center Date of birth: 01/01/88 Place of birth: Minsk Team 2010-11: BC Horizont Minsk (BelarusPremier) Career: Chevakata (Russia-Superleague, 2006-09), Berezina Borisvo (Belarus-Premier, 2009-10), BC Horizont Minsk (Belarus-Premier, 2010-11)

Dynamo Moscow (ELW) Wisla Krakow (ELW) Wisla Krakow (ELW) Wisla Krakow (ELW) Extrugasa (ECW) Galatasaray (ECW) Sony Athinaikos (ECW) Sony Athinaikos (SuperCup)

G Min

2 5 2 2

2pts

10 5 6 13

7-13 1-5 1-4 1-5

G Min

2pts

3pts

FT

4-7 5.0 - - 0.8 - - 3.0 - - - 1.0

3pts

FT

9.0 0.4 1.0 1.0

2006-07 Chevakata (ECW) 2007-08 Chevakata (ECW) 2010-11 Horizont Minsk (ECW)

9 9 8

9 21 25

11-20 35-72 37-83

0-1 1-3 2-7

2pts

3pts

FT

4-5 2-4 6-10 5-7 13-14 11-11 6-8 4-7 4-4 6-8 4-6 6-8

Rb As Pts

2.6 1.0 7.2 9.0 6.7 7.7 7.0 2.9 2.3 4.2 2.4 2.0

- - - - 0.8 1.5 - 0.6 - 0.2 0.2 0.2

4.0 4.0 7.2 6.3 10.3 8.3 9.0 2.3 3.3 2.2 2.9 3.2

G Min

11 14 12 12 9 16 10 1

17 21 17 28 30 23 22 22

20-55 26-68 21-51 13-47 32-62 33-62 15-29 3-7

0-4 6-12 0-7 9-29 4-4 10-28 9-28 0-1

FT

20-24 22-28 14-18 33-43 23-34 34-45 19-21 2-2

Rb As Pts

3.1 5.3 3.3 8.7 9.0 5.8 4.8 3.0

0.6 0.6 0.7 0.6 1.1 1.4 0.9 2.0

5.5 6.6 4.7 7.2 11.0 8.1 7.6 8.0

NATIONAL TEAM STATS Year

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS Season Club (competition)

0-1 - - 0-1 1-5 1-3 - 1-6 0-2 1-6 2-7 7-12

W

Rb As Pts

- - - 0-1

3pts

hile Aliaksandra Tarasava only scored in two of the nine games at the World Championship, it was what she did at the other end of the court that really caught the eye. Tarasava entered the game in a crucial spell against Russia and put the clamps on Becky Hammon to great effect, which helped her team claim a huge win. While court time has been limited so far, she has already had some good moments in a National Team vest. In the EuroCup Women, playing for Ruzomberok, she finished the campaign with 10,3 points and 2.5 assists per game, she is a candidate to increase her influence on the team.

NATIONAL TEAM STATS Competition

2pts

8-13 3-4 15-24 7-18 23-66 18-35 6-10 7-28 3-5 2-9 8-17 1-16

Height: 1.74 Position: Point Guard Date of birth: 23/06/88 Place of birth: Grodno Team 2010-11: MBK Ruzomberok (Slovak Republic-Extraliga) Career: Minsk 2006 (Belarus-Premier, 200609), Basket Steel Kosice (Slovak RepublicExtraliga, 2009-10), MBK Ruzomberok (Slovak Republic-Extraliga, 2010-11)

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DIVISION B EuroBasket Women Olympic Games World Championship

13 7 16 22 30 26 22 13 12 13 10 12

Aliaksandra TARASAVA

n a competitive Belarus frontcourt, it has been a challenge even for a talented player like Hasper to breakthrough. Despite limited opportunities, she can reflect on appearances at the Olympic Games and a bronze medal while still a teenager in 2007. Having missed out on the following EuroBasket Women in Latvia, she will be hoping to feature once again, especially having turned in a very productive near 11 points and 8 rebounds for Buyalski in EuroCup Women last season. Hasper will definitely remain a great option to back up the likes of Yeuchanka and Verameyenka while at 23-years-old, she still has time on her side to develop her game further at the elite level.

2005 2007 2008 2010

5 2 5 3 6 6 2 9 3 6 9 9

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS

8-10 2.0 4.9 7.2 5-8 1.9 4.8 5.0

Victoryia HASPER

Year

G Min

Challenge Round Qualifying Round Qualifying Round Qualifying Round Semi-Final Round DIVISION B DIVISION A EuroBasket Women Olympic Qual. Tour. Olympic Games EuroBasket Women World Championship

2009 2010

Rb As Pts

3-7 2.3 0.3 2.8 11-15 5.9 0.6 9.3 7-10 7.9 0.3 10.9

Competition

EuroBasket Women World Championship

G Min

2 9

3 9

2pts

1-1 0-6

3pts

- 2-6

FT

Rb As Pts

- -

1.0 - 1.0 1.0 1.3 0.7

FT

Rb As Pts

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS Season Club (competition)

2010-11 Ruzomberok (ECW)

37

G Min

8

32

2pts

35-83

3pts

2-10

6-8 3.3 2.5 10.3

BELARUS

Natalia MARCHANKA


Tatyana TROINA

Nataliya TRAFIMAVA

Height: 1.85 Position: Shooting guard/Small forward Date of birth: 30/06/1981 Place of birth: Minsk

Height: 1.86 Position: Small forward/power forward Date of birth: 16/06/1979 Place of birth: Tchoir (MGL) Team 2010-11: CCC Polkowice (Poland-PLKK) Career: RUOR Minsk (Belarus-Div. 1, 199496), Horizont Minsk (Belarus-Div 1, 1997-99), Lącznosc Olsztyn (Poland-PLKK, 1999-2003), AZS Poznan (Poland-PLKK, 2003-04), Wisła Krakow (Poland-PLKK, 2004-08), Utex Row Rybnik (Poland-PLKK, 2008-09), CCC Polkowice (Poland-PLKK, 2009-11)

GROUP B

Team 2010-11: BC Horizont Minsk (Belarus-BWBL)

Career: RUOR Minsk (Belarus-Div. 1, 1996-98), Independence Community College (USA-NJCAA, 1998-2000), South Carolina (USA-NCAA, 2000-02), Marcopol Gedania (Poland-Div2, 2002-03), Lotos Gdynia (Poland-PLKK, 2003-05), Ra’anana/Herzliya (Israel, 2005-06), Hapoel Haïfa (Israel, 2006-07), Lotos Gdynia (Poland-PLKK, 2006-07), Maccabi Ramat Hen (Israel, 2007-08), Electra RamatHasharon (Israel, 2007-08), TTT Riga (Latvia-LSBL, 2008-09), Electra Ramat-Hasharon (Israel, 2009), Municipal Targoviste (Romania-D1, 2009-10), Nadezhda (RussiaSuperleague, 2010), BC Horizont Minsk (Belarus-Premier, 2011)

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here will be few more experienced campaigners than Belarus captain Nataliya Trafimava. She has a lengthy track record with the National Team and remains one of the core players that delivered podium success in 2007. Much of that is down to the consistency she has shown over her career. She adds flexibility to the team by being able to play a number of positions. She can either fill the small forward spot where or can step outside and rain three-pointers. In fact she can even do the hard work in the paint to ensure Belarus aren’t out-muscled on the boards. A super performer for a long time, Trafimava is best known on the club scene for her affiliation to the Polish League where she has won Championships for a number of clubs.

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atyana Troina showed her commitment to the cause last year at the World Championship when she played through pain to help her team and then turned down offers last season to stay in Belarus and focus on getting fully fit in preparation for EuroBasket Women 2011. That commitment has been palpable on the court where she is known to set the tone and standards for club and country. Always pushing her team-mates hard, she tries to lead by example. A pure shooter, she is always willing to take the big shot and will again be a threat to live up to her nickname of ‘Golden Hand’. Troina played in all the major tournaments and competitions for both club and country and was particularly successful at the 2008 Olympics.

NATIONAL TEAM STATS Year

NATIONAL TEAM STATS Year

2003 2005 2007 2007 2008 2008 2009 2010

Competition

G Min

Semi-Final Round DIVISION B DIVISION A EuroBasket Women Olympic Qual. Tour. Olympic Games EuroBasket Women World Championship

2 6 6 8 3 6 8 9

18 27 14 17 21 25 18 18

2pts

1-6 22-31 7-20 15-23 5-9 15-33 12-21 13-38

3pts

0-2 9-19 3-8 10-28 5-11 6-22 10-30 13-33

FT

9-10 7-9 4-5 5-5 4-4 16-19 6-8 17-20

Rb As Pts

4.0 5.5 1.5 1.9 3.0 3.5 1.6 1.4

0.5 1.7 0.2 0.4 1.3 0.7 0.9 1.1

5.5 13.0 4.5 8.1 9.7 10.7 7.5 9.1

2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2009-10 2010-11

G Min

Gdynia (ELW) Gdynia (ELW) Gdynia (ELW) Gdynia (ELW) Ramat Hasharon (ECW) TTT Riga (ELW) Nadezhda (ECW) Targoviste (ECW) Horizont Minsk (ECW)

1 16 16 2 6 9 8 6 2

1 15 19 28 29 32 8 22 33

2pts

- 24-49 27-53 1-8 7-24 24-61 6-14 12-21 3-13

3pts

- 4-18 1-17 1-7 8-17 28-58 0-4 6-21 4-12

FT

- 18-28 25-31 4-4 7-10 30-37 5-8 7-7 5-6

- 0.4 0.5 1.0 2.2 2.0 0.6 1.7 2.0

2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2009-10

4.9 5.1 4.5 7.5 18.0 2.1 8.2 11.5

2pts

3pts

FT

G Min

2pts

- Never played in European club competitions -

3pts

2008 2010

12 11 12 11 8

Competition

Olympic Games World Championship

10.4 5.0 3.8 11.0 10.5 7.4 5.3 4.5 7.6 6.8

20 11 11 12 33

2pts

15-37 8-20 7-17 8-12 18-34

3pts

12-30 6-19 3-18 5-12 12-34

FT

11-15 5-6 5-8 4-6 4-6

Rb As Pts

2.8 1.5 1.4 2.2 4.8

0.9 0.3 0.3 0.2 2.3

6.4 3.5 2.3 3.2 9.5

G Min

2 6

3 10

2pts

- 3-13

3pts

- 1-4

FT

Rb As Pts

FT

Rb As Pts

1-2 - - 0.5 5-6 1.0 0.5 2.3

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS

Rb As Pts

Season Club (competition)

2010-11 Horizont Minsk (ECW) FT

1.4 1.3 2.2 1.8 2.0 0.9 1.3 1.2 1.8 1.9

NATIONAL TEAM STATS Year

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS Season Club (competition)

Rb As Pts

6.4 4.0 4.8 5.2 4.3 3.0 4.7 6.0 4.2 3.9

T

NATIONAL TEAM STATS G Min

FT

4-5 - 9-12 7-10 3-5 7-8 - 2-3 8-8 1-2

his 23-year-old will be looking to play in her first EuroBasket Women tournament having taken part in the World Championship last year. Having come through the youth categories as one of the most prominent players, particularly when she averaged over 15 points per game in Italy during the summer of 2008 with the U20, she has developed into a real performer at the professional level. She was the top scorer in EuroCup Women last season with BC Horizont which could persuade Coach Buyalski to increase her minutes. Athletic and always involved in the game by doing something on or off the ball, her infectious energy means Likhtarovich could be an important player for Belarus over the next few years.

A

Competition

3pts

8-13 3-7 2-10 7-17 14-27 10-27 2-5 5-17 14-33 12-28

Height: 1.79 Position: Point guard / Shooting guard Date of birth: 29/03/1988 Place of birth: Minsk Team 2010-11: BC Horizont Minsk (BelarusPremier) Career: Olimpia Grodno (Belarus-Premier, 2004-09), Lukoil Burgas (Bulgaria-A1, 2009-10), BC Horizont Minsk (Belarus-Premier, 2010-11)

n exciting prospect for the future, and possibly even this summer when she may squeeze onto the roster, 18-year-old Mariya Filonchyk is highly rated and could be capable of doing big things in a Belarus National Team vest in years to come. Her record at youth level has been consistently impressive, averaging a near double-double at almost every tournament. She has some nice moves down low and takes the ball strongly to the hoop. She certainly isn’t afraid to drift out of the key and shoot the ball from distance either. This tournament could come too soon, but as a mere teenager time is definitely on her side to make the grade at the elite level.

- Never played with the Senior NT in official competition -

2pts

12-21 3-5 4-16 19-35 9-29 15-30 5-13 5-12 9-23 12-17

Tatsiana LIKHTAROVICH

Height: 1.87 Position: Power Forward Date of birth: 10/01/92 Place of birth: Bobruisk Team 2010-11: Olimpia Grodno (BelarusPremier) Career: Victoria-UOR Grodno (BelarusPremier, 2005-08), Olimpia Grodno (BelarusPremier, 2008-11)

24 18 20 29 34 25 24 25 29 30

G Min

Wisla Krakow (ELW) Wisla Krakow (ELW) Wisla Krakow (ELW) Wisla Krakow (ELW) Polkowice (ECW)

Maryia FILONCHYK

Year

5 3 6 6 6 9 3 6 9 9

Season Club (competition)

Rb As Pts

- 2.9 3.7 4.5 3.2 2.9 1.4 2.0 7.0

G Min

Qualifying Round Qualifying Round Semi-Final Round DIVISION B DIVISION A EuroBasket Women Olympic Qual. Tour. Olympic Games EuroBasket Women World Championship

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS Season Club (competition)

Competition

2001 2003 2003 2005 2007 2007 2008 2008 2009 2010

Rb As Pts

38

G Min

8

33

2pts

33-66

3pts

9-24

41-49 6.5 2.6 16.8


Katsiaryna SNYTSINA Height: 1.88 Position: Shooting guard/Small forward Date of birth: 02/09/1985 Place of birth: Ust Kamenogorsk (KAZ) Team 2010-11: Nadezhda (RussiaSuperleague) Career: Horizont Minsk (Belarus-Premier, 1999-02), Calais (France-NF1, 2002-03), Dynamo Moscow (Russia-Superleague, 200306), Baltiyskaya Zvezda Saint-Petersburg (Russia-Superleague, 2004-05-loan), DinamoEnergia Novosibirsk (Russia-Superleague, 2006-07), Ust Kamenogorsk (KAZ, 2008), Lotos Gdynia (Poland-PLKK, 2008-09), Nadezhda (Russia-Superleague, 2009-11)

Height: 1.74 Position: Point guard Date of birth: 11/06/1985 Place of birth: Minsk Team 2010-11: BC Horizont Minsk (BelarusPremier) Career: Olimpia Grodno (Belarus-BWBL, 2004-09) Dunav Encont Rouse (Bulgaria-A1, 2009-10), BC Horizont Minsk (Belarus-Premier, 2010-11)

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aving not played in the Qualifying Round, Anufryienka burst onto the scene at EuroBasket Women 2007. Since that time, she has never looked back and has continued to produce solid numbers in a Belarus vest. She has also spent a couple of seasons playing in EuroCup Women. Happy pushing the ball down the floor in transition or just looking for an open teammate in the half-court, Anufryienka has become one of the first players Coach Buyalski looks to off the bench. She can also shoot the ball outside and has developed into a capable combo guard who averaged double-digits in EuroCup Women last season.

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oach Buyalski was quite clear last year when it came to the role of Katsiaryna Snytsina. He had earmarked the player to be the team leader at the World Championship, but a serious Achilles injury cost Syntsina her chance to participate and ruined her club season. However, she should be back this summer. She plays with a real intensity and shows her emotions at all times. She has a lot of experience despite being only 25-years-old, having won titles at club level and playing in EuroLeague Women. She was second top scorer at the Olympics during 2008 and is always liable to explode in any game offensively.

NATIONAL TEAM STATS Year

2007 2008 2008 2009 2010

Competition

G Min

EuroBasket Women Olympic Qual. Tour. Olympic Games EuroBasket Women World Championship

9 1 2 9 9

14 4 12 20 15

2pts

11-23 0-1 2-2 14-29 13-26

3pts

3-10 0-1 2-5 2-18 1-10

FT

9-12 - 0-1 13-18 1-4

Rb As Pts

1.6 2.0 2.5 1.2 1.6

1.1 - 1.0 1.1 0.4

NATIONAL TEAM STATS

4.4 5.0 5.2 3.3

Year

2005 2007 2007 2008 2008 2009

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS Season Club (competition)

G Min

2009-10 Dunav Econt Ruse (ECW) 2010-11 Horizont Minsk (ECW)

8 8

33 22

2pts

25-62 23-48

3pts

8-35 4-15

FT

Rb As Pts

36-49 4.3 2.6 13.8 31-38 1.6 2.0 11.1

2009 2004-05 2004-05 2005-06 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11

3 4 9 9

2pts

3pts

FT

6-10 2-3 8-17 9-32

6-7 1-4 6-16 11-26

- - 4-7 2-2

3.7 0.3 1.7 2.1

1.0 0.3 0.7 0.8

10.0 1.8 4.2 5.9

G Min

2pts

3pts

FT

Rb As Pts

2005-06 2006-07 2009-10 2010-11

Nadezhda (ECW) Nadezhda (ECW) Gorzow (ELW) Horizont Minsk (ECW)

5 10 10 8

6 13 23 29

1-3 5-14 13-26 20-36

1-1 3-9 7-24 4-21

0-2 4-4 13-16 6-8

0.4 1.6 2.7 4.8

0.4 0.7 0.7 1.1

2pts

3pts

FT

8-8 6-6 7-8 - 5-7 11-13

Rb As Pts

7.0 6.2 3.1 1.0 3.7 2.9

3.0 0.8 0.9 0.3 0.5 1.1

12.0 11.2 7.9 1.3 10.8 8.8

G Min

EuroBasket Women Baltiyskaia Zvezda (ELW) Dynamo Moscow (ELW) Dynamo Moscow (ELW) Gdynia (ELW) Gdynia (ELW) Nadezhda (ECW) Nadezhda (ELW)

11 5 1 10 11 13 10 1

11 15 11 10 23 24 26 1

8-22 10-19 2-3 9-25 40-73 24-60 34-76 -

4-5 0-1 - 0-1 11-28 12-24 13-44 -

FT

2-2 3-3 - - 9-10 6-8 10-13 -

Rb As Pts

1.4 2.4 2.0 2.2 2.5 2.8 3.9 -

0.9 1.0 - 0.6 1.5 1.2 2.4 -

2.7 4.6 4.0 1.8 11.1 6.9 11.7 -

NATIONAL TEAM STATS Year

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS Season Club (competition)

- 7-10 10-28 0-3 8-17 7-25

O

Rb As Pts

11 9 17 23

3pts

ne of the main players in recent years for the National Team in the youth categories, Dashkevich has shown her talent on many occasions. A strong minded player who is capable of driving to the hoop or taking outside shots, she also looks like she has the temperament to transfer her skills to the senior team, although she didn’t get an opportunity to play at the World Championship last year. The 1.88m guard/forward averaged 13 points per game with the U20 in Gdynia in 2009 and also won the Championship in Belarus the same year. If selected, she could find a few minutes of court time to show off her high-energy game and ability to contribute in all categories.

NATIONAL TEAM STATS G Min

2pts

14-27 20-44 17-47 2-5 18-46 19-42

Height: 1.78 Position: Small forward Date of birth: 23/03/89 Place of birth: Grodno Team 2010-11: Olimpia Grodno (BelarusPremier) Career: Olimpia Grodno (Belarus-Premier, 2008-11)

W

Competition

20 23 19 8 22 19

Tatsiana DASHKEVICH

hen Yuliya Dureika headed to the World Championship last year she was already a popular figure with her teammates and fans. However her popularity then grew when she exploded for 15 points in the shock win against Russia to cement her place in Belarus basketball folklore. It was also rich reward for the hard work of what has at times been a little bit of a stop-start career due to some frustrating injuries. But after returning home to play her basketball she has shone brightly in recent years and really benefitted from working alongside Coach Buyalski at Horizont. She offers a valuable outside presence and is happy to grab a few vital rebounds too.

DIVISION B DIVISION A EuroBasket Women World Championship

3 6 9 3 6 8

Season Club (competition)

Height: 1.79 Position: Shooting guard/Small forward Date of birth: 08/09/1986 Place of birth: Smorgon Team 2010-11: BC Horizont Minsk (BelarusPremier) Career: RUOR-Belarussian Junior NT (Belarus-Div. 1, 2002-05), Nadezhda (RussiaSuperleague, 2005-07), Berezina Borisov (Belarus- Premier, 2008-09) AZS Gorzow (Poland-PLKK, 2009-10), Berezina Borisov (Belarus- Premier, 2010) BC Horizont Minsk (Belarus-Premier, 2010-11)

2005 2007 2009 2010

G Min

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS

Yuliya DUREIKA

Year

Competition

DIVISION B DIVISION A EuroBasket Women Olympic Qual. Tour. Olympic Games EuroBasket Women

Competition

G Min

2pts

3pts

FT

Rb As Pts

G Min

2pts

3pts

FT

Rb As Pts

- Never played with the Senior NT in official competition -

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS Season Club (competition)

1.0 2.3 6.0 7.3

39

- Never played in European club competitions -

BELARUS

Natallia ANUFRYIENKA


GROUP B

CZECH REPUBLIC

SLEEPING GIANTS AWAKEN After waking from their five year slumber by capturing a silver medal as hosts of the 2010 FIBA World Championship Women last year, it’s time for Czech Republic to follow up with an overdue success at EuroBasket Women where they have disappointed since winning gold during 2005 which followed silver in 2003. Without reigning FIBA Europe Player Of The Year Hana Horakova leading by example and with Olympic qualification on the line, this National Team has every opportunity to stay motivated. However, the emotional high of last summer could either cast a shadow or offer momentum for further success.

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ast October, the sleeping giants finally awoke and made home court advantage count as they battled their way to the FIBA World Championship Final where they grabbed a silver medal to leave the home fans in raptures. With fears of kingpin Hana Horakova possibly deciding to retire looking somewhat premature, the Czech Republic have a great opportunity to prove they are back and ready to try and replicate their gold medal success in 2005 when they won in dramatic fashion against Russia. EuroBasket Women 2007 and 2009 did not go well, and while the Czechs still managed to qualify for the 2008 Olympics, their performance in 2009 in particular was a real disappointment and some would argue entirely predictable. After the Olympics, Jan Bobrovsky stepped down as coach and Milan Veverka was appointed, but at a time when some key veterans had just retired and Hana Horakova, who had married earlier in 2009, was asking to be excused from National Team duty. With the added complication of Jana Veselá joining the team late after her first season in the WNBA, it was a recipe for disaster and so it proved to be. While those feelings of disappointment were somewhat laid to rest with last year’s success, the prospect of failing to live up to expectations for a third straight EuroBasket Women must surely be weighing on their minds and could prove to be motivation. Equally, observers will be watching intently to see whether

this really is a full scale re-awakening of a basketball nation. You can sense that those teams with one eye on the podium will want to make a statement against the Czech Republic in Poland. That could make things pretty difficult, as the Czechs will no longer have veteran players such as Ivana Vecerova and Michaela Ferancikova. On the flip-side, for the handful of new players who were not able to share fully in the success of last year, this tournament represents a big opportunity to make up for that personal disappointment and for the younger players to show they can get things done without many of the veteran stars. Like the other couple of teams who have played through a full Olympic cycle, fatigue could be a factor and the team could suffer the consequences of a very long season. This may be most true for the influential Jana Vesela who has played almost without a break for the last several years due to her involvement in the WNBA. The Czech Republic will have to be on their guard with the pesky nature of Group B throwing up one particularly unwelcome reminder of a distant past when Israel shocked them 20 years ago. Meanwhile Great Britain would love to add a similar shock to their short resume at the elite level while fellow FIBA World Championship Women competitors Belarus offer a good early test of their potential podium credentials. After waking up last summer after five years of relative under achievement, falling asleep again surely isn’t an option. l

Accumulated statistics in 2010 FIBA World Championship for Women How did they qualify? EuroBasket 2009 (2 W – 4 L) Results Preliminary Round

June-7th 2009 Spain b. Czech Republic 66-59 June-8th 2009 Slovak Rep. b. Czech Rep. 65-58 June-9th 2009 Czech Republic b. Ukraine 79-77

Qualifying Round

June-11th 2009 Latvia b. Czech Republic 65-47 Junet-13th 2009 Greece b. Czech Republic 62-45 June-15th 2009 Czech Republic b. Poland 82-68

Player Eva Vitecková Hana Horakova Jana Veselá Ivana Vecerová Katerina Elhotova Ilona Burgrová Petra Kulichová Michaela Feranciková Tereza Peckova Edita Sujanová Veronika Bortelová Markéta Bednárová Totals

G 9 9 8 9 9 9 9 8 5 8 8 7 9

Min FG 32 49-112 30 37-79 28 25-52 22 26-68 23 23-68 20 19-37 17 21-45 11 15-33 8 6-12 10 7-23 9 9-23 5 3-7 - 240-559

40

% 3pts FT Rb As 43.8% 22-50 28-28 3.1 1.1 46.8% 8-27 27-43 4.9 3.9 48.1% 2-11 16-19 7.1 1.9 38.2% 0-4 15-20 4.8 0.7 33.8% 8-35 5-8 1.8 1.4 51.4% 12-19 3.9 1.0 46.7% 6-13 3.8 0.7 45.5% 1-5 5-8 3.0 0.8 50.0% 2-4 2-2 0.8 30.4% 1-4 9-10 1.9 0.5 39.1% 1-7 1.6 0.9 42.9% 1-3 0-2 1.0 0.6 42.9% 46-150 125-172 39.1 12.8

St 0.2 2.9 1.3 0.7 0.6 0.7 0.4 0.5 0.3 0.3 0.3 7.7

BS 0.1 0.1 0.9 0.9 0.1 0.4 1.8 0.3 0.3 4.7

TO 1.3 2.6 1.6 1.7 1.6 1.9 1.6 0.6 0.4 0.9 1.3 1.0 16.4

Pts 16.4 12.1 8.5 7.4 6.6 5.6 5.3 4.5 3.2 3.0 2.4 1.0 72.3


Eva Viteckovรก

ROSTER Player Katerina Bartonova Veronika Bortelova Katerina Elhotova Eva Viteckova

Height (Ft) Position 1.74 1 1.69 1-2 1.80 1-2 1.90 3

Romana Hejdova

1.83

3

Jana Veselรก Michala Hartigova Tereza Peckova Michaela Zrustova Alena Hanusovรก Ilona Burgrova Petra Kulichovรก Kamila Stepanova Edita Sujanovรก Zora Skrabalova Coach: Lubor Blazek

1.94 1.93 1.87 1.86 1.87 1.95 1.97 1.91 1.90 1.90

3-4 4 4 4 5 5 5 5 5 5

Birthdate 17/01/09 11/06/78 14/10/89 26/01/82

Team 2010-11 USK Prague Energa Torun (POL) USK Prague USK Prague

Last 10 FIBA / FIBA EUROPE events

09/05/88 Frisco Sika Brno 31/12/83 14/11/83 10/07.87 04/04/87 29/05/91 15/03/84 13/09/84 03/12/88 23/05/85 13/10/81

Ros Casares (ESP) Sokol Hradec Kralove USK Prague Valosun Brno Frisco Sika Brno Bourges Basket (FRA) USK Prague VS Prague USK Prague Aldast Strakonice

Year

2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001

41

Event

FIBA World Championship EuroBasket Women Olympic Games EuroBasket Women FIBA World Championship EuroBasket Women Olympic Games EuroBasket Women FIBA World Championship EuroBasket Women

Place

Karlovy Vary Riga Beijing Chieti Sao Paolo Ankara Athens Patras Nanjing Le Mans

Achievement

Silver Medal 9th 7th 5th 7th Gold Medal 5th Silver Medal Did not qualify 9th


TEAM STAR

Jana VESELÁ Height: 1.94 Position: Forward Date of birth: 31/12/83 Place of birth: Prague Team 2010-11: Ros Casares (Spain-LF) Career: Sparta Prague (Czech Republic-ZBL, 2000-01), USK Prague (Czech Republic-ZBL, 2001-03), Gambrinus Brno (Czech RepublicZBL, 2003-08), Ros Casares (Spain-LF, 2008-10), Seattle Storm (USA-WNBA, 2010), Ros Casares (Spain-LF, 2010-11)

GROUP B

Eva VITECKOVÁ Height: 1.90 Position: Small Forward Date of birth: 26/01/82 Place of birth: Zdar nad Sazavou Team 2010-11: USK Prague (Czech Republic-ZBL) Career: Zdas Zdar nad Sazavou (Czech Republic-ZBL, 1998-99), Gambrinus Brno (Czech Republic-ZBL, 1999-2010), USK Prague (Czech Republic-ZBL, 2010-11)

J

ana Vesela is one of those players who have the capacity to excel in just about every facet of the game due to her all round ability and athleticism. With her dominating size complimenting her skill-set, she really does give opposing defences a big headache as she can score both inside and out. She is equally influential at the defensive end, with steals, rebounds and blocks also part of her forte. Not surprisingly her all-round game and work ethic means she is one of the leading players for the Czech Republic and also a potential go-to player down the stretch of any big game. In addition to her medals with the National Team, Vesela has won titles on both sides of the Atlantic having secured EuroLeague Women Championship back in 2006 and the WNBA play-offs in her rookie season with Seattle Storm last year.

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here are few players in European basketball who surpass Eve Viteckova in terms of her machinelike consistency and production when it comes to shooting the ball from the perimeter. A prolific scorer for over ten years with Brno, where she has been consistently impressive from long-distance, moving to arch rivals USK Prague last summer didn’t slow her down. Only a broken finger could prevent her continuing to do her thing as she was named a EuroLeague All Star player once again but had to sit out with her injury. It would be easy to lose count of the number of domestic titles Viteckova has won since she is now into double figures which further underlines her influence on Czech basketball over the last decade. While at National Team level, it has been a similar story of success since her youth career to the senior team where she has an impressive medal haul. Incredibly, Viteckova has only failed to register a double-digit return once in ten major tournaments including EuroBasket Women, FIBA World Champiopnship Women and the Olympics. Consequently she has regularly finished top of the scoring charts for her country. If fully recovered from her finger injury, this natural born shooter should be back showcasing her sweet shooting touch yet again.

NATIONAL TEAM STATS Year

2001 2001 2003 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2008 2009 2010

Competition

G Min

European Championship Semi-Final Round European Championship Semi-Final Round Olympic Games EuroBasket Women World Championship EuroBasket Women Olympic Qual. Tour. Olympic Games EuroBasket Women World Championship

7 5 4 6 7 8 9 9 3 6 6 9

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS Season Club (competition)

1999-00 2000-01 2001-02 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2005-06 2006-07 2006-07 2007-08 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11

Gambrinus Brno (ELW) Gambrinus Brno (ELW) Gambrinus Brno (ELW) Gambrinus Brno (ELW) Gambrinus Brno (ELW) Gambrinus Brno (ELW) Europe (ELW All Star Game) Gambrinus Brno (ELW) Europe (ELW All Star Game) Gambrinus Brno (ELW) Europe (ELW All Star Game) Gambrinus Brno (ELW) Gambrinus Brno (ELW) FS Brno (ELW) USK Prague (ELW)

COACH

W

31 24 7 23 22 30 34 32 27 27 29 32

G Min

15 17 14 19 16 19 1 17 1 16 1 18 13 16 12

2pts

3pts

FT

24-59 17-35 3-7 13-37 23-55 27-56 37-81 30-68 9-18 17-42 19-39 27-62

4-15 1-5 1-2 7-15 10-28 21-42 17-50 19-49 8-16 8-27 10-28 22-50

15-17 3-4 1-1 5-6 7-9 2-4 12-13 17-21 3-6 11-12 11-12 28-28

2pts

3pts

FT

NATIONAL TEAM STATS Year

2001 2001 2003 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2008 2009 2010

Rb As Pts

4.7 3.4 0.5 5.0 3.0 3.9 4.0 3.0 4.7 3.5 3.8 3.1

1.7 - - 2.8 0.4 2.5 1.0 2.6 1.7 1.5 1.7 1.1

10.7 8.0 2.5 8.7 11.9 14.9 15.2 14.9 15.0 11.5 13.2 16.4

Competition

G Min

European Championship Semi-Final Round European Championship Semi-Final Round Olympic Games EuroBasket Women World Championship EuroBasket Women Olympic Qual. Tour. Olympic Games EuroBasket Women World Championship

7 2 8 6 6 8 9 9 3 6 6 8

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS Season Club (competition)

2001-02 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11

Rb As Pts

12 24-45 1-2 10-23 2.1 0.2 4.1 19 27-78 4-13 9-10 2.2 0.7 4.4 30 48-98 9-24 14-16 3.2 2.1 9.8 15 40-84 13-34 7-9 1.8 0.6 6.6 21 33-75 16-32 22-25 1.7 0.7 8.5 20 49-92 22-48 11-14 2.3 0.8 9.2 24 1-3 2-3 2-2 2.0 2.0 10.0 28 44-99 33-58 13-18 2.9 1.4 11.8 19 1-4 0-3 - 1.0 2.0 2.0 26 33-72 31-66 16-24 2.9 0.8 10.9 14 4-6 2-2 - 2.0 - 14.0 24 47-83 26-62 19-21 1.6 1.1 10.6 29 37-80 24-45 14-15 2.2 0.8 12.3 34 42-103 38-69 15-17 3.0 1.6 13.3 31 40-87 26-55 14-16 3.6 2.2 14.3

USK Prague (Ronchetti) USK Prague (FIBA Europe Cup) Gambrinus Brno (ELW) Gambrinus Brno (ELW) Gambrinus Brno (ELW) Gambrinus Brno (ELW) Gambrinus Brno (ELW) Ros Casares (ELW) Ros Casares (ELW) Ros Casares (ELW)

22 10 25 29 32 26 33 29 28 31 28 28

G Min

8 11 16 18 17 15 18 15 16 17

2pts

3pts

12-38 1-8 27-46 27-41 19-46 21-55 31-81 32-69 12-26 18-39 18-35 23-41

- - 2-7 0-2 2-5 3-7 1-9 4-11 0-7 0-1 5-10 2-11

2pts

3pts

27 23-43 34 62-115 24 35-88 29 56-126 27 57-99 21 22-72 21 35-82 23 35-64 24 27-62 25 35-79

- 6-15 3-8 5-8 4-15 3-9 5-14 1-5 5-11 5-12

FT

14-16 - 9-12 15-22 25-29 8-8 21-30 16-24 5-8 14-21 12-14 16-19 FT

12-20 22-37 24-34 35-51 22-27 17-28 22-28 8-20 11-14 17-19

Rb As Pts

4.1 2.5 5.6 4.5 6.0 7.5 7.1 5.2 6.7 7.5 5.8 7.1

1.1 - 1.3 1.8 0.5 2.0 1.7 2.3 1.7 2.3 2.2 1.9

5.4 1.0 8.6 11.5 11.5 7.4 9.6 10.2 9.7 8.3 10.5 8.5

Rb As Pts

5.0 6.3 4.8 5.1 5.1 3.5 4.6 3.9 4.0 3.8

2.0 1.8 1.0 1.3 2.2 1.3 1.2 2.2 1.6 0.9

7.3 14.9 6.4 9.0 8.7 4.7 5.9 5.4 5.0 6.0

Ilona BURGROVÁ

Height: 1.94 Position: Center Date of birth: 15/03/84 Place of birth: Hradec Kralove Team 2010-11: Bourges (France-LFB) Career: Sokol Hradec Kralove (Czhec Republic-ZBL, 2001-04), South Carolina (USANCAA, 2004-08), Bourges (France-LFB, 2009-110

Lubor BLAZEK

A

Nationality: Czech Date of birth: 28/02/54 Place of birth: Prague Team 2010-11: USK Prague (Czech Republic-ZBL) Career: Head-coach, USK Prague (Czech RepublicZBL, 2004-11) International career: Assistant Coach, Czech Republic National Team, Women (1999-2007), HeadCoach –Czech Republic National Team (2009-11)

fter impressing for her country at various youth levels, Ilona Burgrova was 26-yearsold before she was finally selected for a major tournament last year at the age of 26 when she played at the FIBA World Championship Women. She certainly responded, helping the National Team to a silver medal with a consistent contribution from start to finish. Showing she can be a real inside presence at this level, she rebounded well and proved a capable finisher around the hoop. A smart player who can get up and down the floor well for her size, Burgrova has spent her pro-career playing in the French league and EuroLeague Women for Bourges. Earlier in her career she spent a number of years at college in the NCAA with South Carolina and also played at the U21 World Championship Women. While at the age of 19 she pushed for a place at EuroBasket Women 2003 she failed to make the final cut.

hen Lubor Blazek took the reins of the National Team in the wake of their disappointing EuroBasket Women campiagn of 2009, he spoke immediately of the great responsibility he felt taking on the role. He also quickly canvassed his fellow Czech coaches to harness wider support ahead of his first major tournament at the helm – the small matter of the 2010 FIBA World Championship Women on home soil. Having urged the team to relax and see if they could make the last eight, they performed fantasticly for the play-caller, eventually reaching the Final against Team USA. Far from being overawed by the experience, Blazek was able to call on his involvement in EuroBasket Women 2005, working alongside Jan Bobrovsky, when he was part of the coaching team that helped to land gold to add to the silver medal they won two years earlier. Blazek is also the long time head-coach of USK Prague whom he has regularly guided to the knockout phase of EuroLeague Women.

NATIONAL TEAM STATS

Year

2010

Competition

World Championship

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS Season Club (competition)

2009-10 Bourges (ELW) 2010-11 Bourges (ELW)

42

G Min

9

20

G Min

13 15

17 16

2pts

3pts

2pts

3pts

19-37 26-37 15-37

-

- -

FT

Rb As Pts

FT

Rb As Pts

12-19 3.9 1.0 5.6

16-18 2.7 0.3 5.2 10-26 2.9 0.2 2.7


Edita SUJANOVÁ Height: 1.90 Position: Center Date of birth: 23/05/85 Place of birth: Vyskov Team 2010-11: USK Prague (Czech RepublicZBL) Career: BC Czech coal Aldast Strakonice (Czech Republic-ZBL, 2004-06), UFK Nitra (Slovakia-Extraliga, 2006-09). USK Prague (Czech Republic-ZBL, 2009-11)

Height: 1.86 Position: Power forward Date of birth: 04/04/87 Place of birth: Tabor Team 2010-11: Valosun Brno (Czech Republic-ZBL) Career: Gambrinus Brno (Czech Republic –ZBL, 2004-05), Valosun Brno (Czech RepublicZBL, 2005-10)

M

E

NATIONAL TEAM STATS

Year

ichaela Zrustova is a player who is preparing for what could potentially prove to be the most exciting year of her career. After five seasons with Valosun Brno where she consistently posted big numbers in both scoring and rebounding, she will make the switch to EuroLeague Women side USK Prague next season a competition she has missed out on in recent years. Meanwhile at National Team level, her performances in the Czech League have clearly impressed Coach Blazek and Zrustova will be hoping she gets an opportunity to shine at what will be her first major tournament with the senior team. Zrustova enjoyed a successful career at youth level for her country and made a significant impact two years ago at the World University Games in Belgrade where she averaged double-digits. YEAR

COMPETITION

GP Min

2pts

3pts

FT

Rb As Pts

G Min

2pts

3pts

FT

Rb As Pts

- Never played with the Senior NT in official competition -

dita Sujanova burst onto the scene back in 2007 when she found herself playing at EuroBasket Women despite no previous experience either for the senior National Team or playing in European club competition. However, her performances as one of the leading players in the Slovakian league and the promise she showed at youth level for the Czech Republic U20 Team was just too much to ignore and she found herself on the bench for the tournament in Italy. A year later she was at the Olympics, and while she missed out at EuroBasket 2009, she was back to grab a silver medal on home soil last summer. A hard working center, she will do a lot of things off the ball for the team and also utlise any minutes she is given to make her mark. NATIONAL TEAM STATS

2007 2008 2008 2010

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS Season Club (competition)

2004-05 Gambrinus Brno (EuroLeague)

2

3

0-2

-

-

-

-

Competition

G Min

EuroBasket Women Olympic Qual. Tour. Olympic Games World Championship

8 3 5 8

Season Club (competition)

Veronika BORTELOVÁ

5 2 8

2pts

6 5 9

1-4 1-3 8-16

G Min

2pts

3pts

0-2 0-1 1-7

FT

Rb As Pts

0-4 0.4 0.6 0.4 - 0.5 - 1.0 - 1.6 0.9 2.4

1996-97 1997-98 1999-00 2000-01 2001-02 2001-02 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11

USK Prague (Ronchetti) USK Prague (Ronchetti) USK Prague (Ronchetti) USK Prague (Ronchetti) USK Prague (Ronchetti) USK Prague (Ronchetti) USK Prague (ELW) USK Prague (ECW) USK Prague (ELW) Polkowice (ECW) Dunav Econt Ruse (ECW) Polkowice (ECW) Energa Torun (ECW)

2 5 4 8 4 10 10 10 10 7 6 8 7

3 12 36 32 33 32 25 24 25 34 38 29 30

1-1 4-8 2-15 26-52 4-20 17-33 10-33 11-32 7-28 16-39 13-31 20-39 14-34

3pts

- 2-8 2-6 5-29 3-13 12-47 4-27 5-23 7-22 6-29 8-23 6-26 4-20

FT

1-1 - 5-6 19-26 3-4 20-25 5-6 14-14 3-3 9-10 6-6 11-13 7-10

2007 2008 2008 2009 2010

Rb As Pts

- 1.4 1.8 3.6 1.8 2.2 3.5 2.3 2.1 3.4 2.8 1.8 1.7

2pts

3pts

FT

Rb As Pts

1.4 3.0 1.8 1.9

0.3 0.3 0.2 0.5

3.5 5.7 2.6 3.0

G Min

4 10

3 9

- 11-26

- 0-1

Rb As Pts

- 0.5 0.5 1-2 1.9 0.3 2.3

NATIONAL TEAM STATS Year

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS Season Club (competition)

FT

deadly three-point shooter Katerina Elhotova, still only 21-years-old, already has established herself as one of the most important figures for USK Prague and the National Team. At the age of just 17 she played at EuroBasket Women 2007 in Italy and then tasted court-time at the Olympics. Consequently EuroBasket Women 2011 will not be a new experience for the Prague native despite her tender age. Learning from the likes of Horakova and Viteckova, this versatile guard can do a whole lot more than just bomb from downtown. Happy with the ball in her hands and running plays to find her teammates, she can not only score but can create for others as well. She amassed over 16 points per game at the U19 World Championship Women in 2007 and has continued that scoring threat throughout her club career helping her to attain EuroLeague Women All Star status.

NATIONAL TEAM STATS G Min

4-5 5-6 1-1 9-10

A

A

Competition

- 0-1 0-1 1-4

Height: 1.80 Position: Point guard / Shooting guard Date of birth: 14/10/1989 Place of birth: Prague Team 2010-11: USK Prague (Czech RepublicZBL) Career: .USK Prague (Czech Republic-ZBL, 2006-11)

lmost a decade after stepping out at EuroBasket Women 2001, Veronika Bortelova made a return to the National Team last year at the FIBA World Championship Women and the veteran guard remains very much in the mix to continue her renaissance at this level. Best known for her club career in Poland during recent years, she really has found her form at club level, making the Polish League All Star game the last couple of seasons. She has extensive experience playing in European competitions and is a playmaker that has good court vision and can be trusted to keep things ticking over. The Prague native played 11 minutes in the FIBA World Championship Women Final last summer against the USA.

European Championship Semi-Final Round World Championship

3pts

Katerina ELHOTOVA

Height: 1.69 Position: Guard Date of birth: 11/06/78 Place of birth: Prague Team 2010-11: EnergaTorun (Poland-PLKK) Career: USK Prague (Czech RepublicZBL, 1997-06), CCC Polkowice (PolandPLKK-2006-07), Dunav Econt Ruse (Bulgaria-A1, 2008-09) CCC Polkowice (Poland-PLKK, 2009-10), Energa Torun (Poland-PLKK, 2010-11)

2001 2001 2010

2pts

12-19 6-14 6-14 6-19

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS

-

2009-10 USK Prague (ELW) 2010-11 USK Prague (ELW)

Year

7 13 10 10

- - 3.8 3.5 5.5 4.9 3.0 3.9 1.6 3.3 3.2 3.6 3.1

1.5 2.8 3.8 10.8 5.0 9.0 3.7 5.1 3.8 8.4 9.3 8.6 6.7

Competition

EuroBasket Women Olympic Qual. Tour. Olympic Games EuroBasket Women World Championship

G Min

6 3 6 6 9

8 19 11 16 23

2pts

7-14 7-14 4-15 10-20 15-33

3pts

3-6 1-5 6-15 6-14 8-35

FT

3-4 2-2 3-3 5-6 5-8

Rb As Pts

1.3 2.0 1.7 2.2 1.8

0.7 1.0 0.5 1.0 1.4

4.3 6.3 4.8 7.2 6.6

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS Season Club (competition)

2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2010-11

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USK Prague (ELW) USK Prague (ELW) USK Prague (ELW) USK Prague (ELW) Europe (ELW All Star Game) USK Prague (ELW)

G Min

9 10 11 12 1 13

9 18 15 24 15 26

2pts

9-12 20-43 11-33 29-45 1-5 32-71

3pts

3-13 10-19 10-25 22-61 4-5 22-50

FT

0-2 0-2 10-14 9-10 - 21-25

Rb As Pts

0.6 1.3 0.9 1.3 4.0 2.3

0.2 0.8 0.2 1.4 2.0 1.7

3.0 7.0 5.6 11.1 14.0 11.6

CZECH REPUBLIC

Michaela ZRUSTOVA


Alena HANUSOVÁ

Katerina BARTONOVA

GROUP B

Height: 1.87 Position: Center Date of birth: 29/05/91 Place of birth: Sokolov Team 2010-11: Frisco Sika Brno (Czech Republic-ZBL) Career: Lokomotiva Karlovy Vary (Czeh Rep.-ZBL, 2008-09) Frisco Sika Brno (Czech Republic-ZBL, 2009-11)

Height: 1.74 Position: Point guard Date of birth: 17/01/90 Place of birth: Pardubice Team 2010-11: USK Prague (Czech RepublicZBL) Career: Hradec Kralove (Czech Republic-ZBL, 2005-08), USK Prague (Czech Republic-ZBL, 2008-11)

H

T

aving not yet played at a major tournament, time is very much on the side of 20-year-old Alena Hanusova who has shown the kind of promise through the youth categories and also at club level that indicate she can be part of the future for the senior team. While maybe a little smaller than some of her opponents, Hanusova has good skills and some effective post moves with her back to the basket. She can also drift away from the basket and make jump-shots as well as competing on the boards. She won a couple of bronze medals at youth level and has just completed a second full season of EuroLeague Women with Frisco Sika Brno.

his 21-year-old playmaker remains a promising prospect and already has a silver medal in her collection after gaining success as MVP of the U16 European Championship Women back in 2006. She does have experience playing in major tournaments for the senior Natonal Team, having grabbed herself a place on the bench at EuroBasket Women 2009. A very physical point guard, Bartonova isn’t a prolific scorer but contributes in all areas of the game and is always active on the court. With an excess of energy, intensity and aggression at both ends of the court, she is more than a useful role player who should again be considered for selection. She also now has gained valuable experience in EuroLeague Women with USK Prague.

NATIONAL TEAM STATS Year

Competition

G Min

2pts

3pts

- Never played with the Senior NT in official competition -

FT

Rb As Pts

NATIONAL TEAM STATS Year

2009

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS Season Club (competition)

G Min

2009-10 FS Brno (ELW) 2010-11 FS Brno (ELW)

10 9

7 19

2pts

10-26 14-47

3pts

0-1 0-3

FT

Rb As Pts

Competition

Season Club (competition)

2008-09 USK Prague (ELW) 2009-10 USK Prague (ELW) 2010-11 USK Prague (ELW)

Height: 1.97 Position: Center Date of birth: 13/09/84 Place of birth: Pardubice Team 2010-11: USK Prague (Czech RepublicZBL) Career: Trutnov (Czech Republic-ZBL, 200205), Gambrinus Brno (Czech Republic-ZBL, 2005-10), USK Prague (Czech Republic-ZBL, 2010-11)

G Min

6 8 9 9 3 6 6 9

10 17 26 29 28 26 25 17

2pts

8-19 14-38 32-69 33-63 9-18 9-35 15-35 21-45

3pts

1-1 0-1 - 0-1 - - - -

FT

5-10 9-15 8-20 20-29 5-10 3-7 4-14 6-13

0.2 0.5 0.7 1.3 1.7 0.3 1.7 0.7

4.0 4.6 8.0 9.6 7.7 3.5 5.7 5.3

2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11

Loko Trutnov (ECW) Loko Trutnov (ECW) Loko Trutnov (ELW) Gambrinus Brno (ELW) Gambrinus Brno (ELW) Gambrinus Brno (ELW) Gambrinus Brno (ELW) FS Brno (ELW) USK Prague (ELW)

G Min

5 5 12 17 13 18 13 9 13

2pts

28 19-46 23 18-31 35 74-141 27 61-115 22 39-71 23 55-109 25 42-72 28 40-59 23 19-45

3pts

0-1 0-1 0-2 1-2 1-2 0-1 1-1 0-1 -

FT

8-22 4-11 30-64 19-44 11-18 30-57 12-23 13-26 8-21

2009 2010

0.6 - 1.5 1.2 0.8 0.4 0.5 1.7 0.6

FT

Rb As Pts

G Min

2pts

3pts

FT

Rb As Pts

12 4 10

6 6 13

2-5 2-3 5-13

0-4 1-2 3-8

- 0.4 0.4 0.3 1-4 0.5 0.8 2.0 1-1 1.4 2.4 2.0

Competition

EuroBasket Women World Championship

G Min

6 5

24 8

2pts

3pts

FT

Rb As Pts

11-26 4-8

9-15 2-4

8-9 3.8 0.5 9.5 2-2 0.8 - 3.2

2pts

3pts

FT

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS

Rb As Pts

8.4 7.4 9.8 6.6 5.8 6.2 5.2 5.4 6.1

2-5 1.7 1.5 2.0

NATIONAL TEAM STATS Year

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS Season Club (competition)

0-4

T

Rb As Pts

3.7 5.0 7.8 7.0 9.0 4.8 5.3 3.8

3pts

ereza Peckova has enjoyed a good couple of years patrolling the wings with the National Team having impressed with her individual performances at EuroBasket 2009 and in particular her perimeter shooting. A year later, though she spent most of the FIBA World Championship Women on the sidelines in frustration, she still managed to come up with a double-digit performance in the final against Team USA. Her ability to contribute at the elite level is hardly a surprise since she also put up some terrific numbers while playing for the National Team in the youth categories. She also excelled at the World University Games in Belgrade and has become a key member of the team at club level for USK Prague where she played in all but one of their 13 EuroLeague Women games.

NATIONAL TEAM STATS Competition

2pts

Height: 1.91 Position: Small forward Date of birth: 10/07/87 Place of birth: Usti Nad Labem Team 2010-11: USK Prague (Czech RepublicZBL) Career: Sparta Prague (Czech Republic-ZBL, 2004-05), USK Prague (Czech Republic-ZBL, 2005-11)

P

Olympic Games EuroBasket Women World Championship EuroBasket Women Olympic Qual. Tour. Olympic Games EuroBasket Women World Championship

5-26

Tereza PECKOVA

etra Kulichova is one of the most experinced and impotant players in the team, having played at major tournaments for her country for seven years after initially making her debut at the 2004 Olympics. A year later and at the age of just 20 she was clutching a EuroBasket Women gold medal. Meanwhile last year, she underlined just how good she is defensively by finishing a wonderful FIBA World Championship Women as the best shot blocker in the tournament by some distance. The center also matches-up really well with most opponents and is a formidable figure in the middle of the paint. She is also tenacious on the glass and finished with the most rebounds on the team at EuroBasket Women 2007. Anything this left-handed player lacks in terms of her ability to finish as consistently as other centers at the offensive end is made up by her sparkling work on defence. She remains a tower of strength for both the National Team and for USK Prague.

2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2008 2009 2010

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6

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS

10-12 1.3 0.2 3.0 7-9 2.1 0.4 3.9

Petra KULICHOVÁ

Year

G Min

EuroBasket Women

Season Club (competition)

9.2 8.0 14.8 8.5 7.1 7.8 7.6 10.3 3.5

2005-06 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11

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USK Prague (ELW) USK Prague (ELW) USK Prague (ELW) USK Prague (ELW) USK Prague (ELW)

G Min

1 5 8 6 12

1 9 7 7 11

- 5-9 2-3 1-5 12-26

0-1 0-1 0-1 0-2 6-15

- 0-1 - 1-2 3-5

Rb As Pts

1.0 1.6 1.0 1.0 1.8

- 0.2 0.3 0.8 0.4

2.0 0.5 0.5 3.8


Michala HARTIGOVÁ Height: 1.93 Position: Power Forward Date of birth: 14/11/1983 Place of birth: Pardubice Team 2010-11: Sokol Hradec Kralove (Czech Republic – ZBL) Career: Trutnov (Czech Republic-ZBL, 19992004), Gambrinus Brno (Czech Republic-ZBL, 2004-2006), USK Prague (Czech Republic-ZBL, 2006-2008), Kara Trutnov (Czech RepublicZBL, 2008-10), Sokol Hradec Kralove (Czech Republic – ZBL, 2010-11)

Height: 1.83 Position: Small Forward Date of birth: 09/05/1988 Place of birth: Brno Team 2010-11: Frisco Sika Brno (Czech Republic-ZBL) Career: Gambrinus Brno (Czech Republic-ZBL, 2004-2007), Valosun KP Brno (Czech RepublicZBL, 2007-2008),Frisco Sika Brno (Czech Republic-ZBL, 2008-2011)

T

A

he heart of Romana Hejdova has always been in Brno where she was raised and she has spent her professional career playing for both of the main clubs in the city. A versatile player who can score, rebound and find her teammates with an assist, Hejdova could be something of an impact player, probably coming off the bench for Coach Blazek. She has the capacity to occasionally explode, as her 15 points against Ros Casares in EuroLeague Women play would testify. She has now played in the competition for a number of seasons and has plenty of experience to call on even though she is still only 23 and maturing as a player. This will be her second EuroBasket Women tournament having played during 2007 in Chieti as a teenager while she also played a prominent role at the World University Games during 2009.

n outstanding player for her club teams during the last few seasons, Michala Hartigova is likely to have done enough to get back into the National Team after missing out at the FIBA World Championship Women last year. A regular with the team since 2001, she has not always found significant court time but really showed her capabilities in 2008 at the Olympics when she had a super tournament. With EuroCup Women and EuroLeague Women experience to call upon as well as being part of the National Team at a host of major tournaments, she offers plenty. She is a good rebounder and has a genuine inside-outside game, but it is her defence which is often viewed as her major strength. NATIONAL TEAM STATS

Year

2001 2003 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2008 2009

NATIONAL TEAM STATS Year

2007 2008 2008

Competition

EuroBasket Women Olympic Qual. Tour. Olympic Games

G Min

5 6 10

2pts

2-5 1-1 6-13

3pts

G Min

2pts

3pts

5 1 4

1-1 1-2 1-2

FT

Rb As Pts

2-4 0.4 0.2 1.8 - - 1.0 5.0 2-3 1.8 - 4.3

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS Season Club (competition)

2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11

Gambrinus Brno (ELW) Gambrinus Brno (ELW) Gambrinus Brno (ELW) Gambrinus Brno (ELW) FS Brno (ELW) FS Brno (ELW)

4 2 1 4 4 9

2 2 2 4 8 15

1-3 1-1 0-1 1-5 2-3 11-22

0-2 - - 0-1 1-3 5-13

FT

1-2 - - 1-2 1-2 5-8

Rb As Pts

0.8 - 0.8 - - 1.0 - - 0.5 0.3 0.8 1.0 0.5 2.0 1.3 0.3 4.7

2001-02 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09

2pts

3pts

FT

G Min

2pts

- Never played in European club competitions -

3pts

Rb As Pts

3pts

FT

- 1-2 4-4 3-5 2-2 - 4-6 - 8-10 10-11

Rb As Pts

0.5 2.0 1.0 1.7 0.3 1.2 4.1 - 3.7 5.2

0.5 0.3 - 0.1 0.7 0.2 0.7 1.0 0.5 2.0

3.0 3.0 2.7 0.7 1.3 5.4 2.0 6.3 7.8

G Min

Loko Trutnov (Ronchetti) Loko Trutnov (ECW) Loko Trutnov (ECW) Gambrinus Brno (ELW) Gambrinus Brno (ELW) USK Prague (ELW) USK Prague (ELW) Kara Trutnov (ECW)

2 5 6 11 2 12 10 8

28 27 30 5 8 12 18 31

9-21 13-38 18-38 7-14 1-3 14-28 19-38 28-57

0-3 1-4 6-14 - 0-1 0-1 2-8 5-14

FT

12-14 19-21 24-27 7-8 - 13-18 4-7 18-22

Rb As Pts

6.5 3.0 7.5 0.9 2.0 2.0 3.8 5.9

- 1.6 0.8 0.4 0.5 0.1 0.8 1.0

15.0 9.6 13.0 1.9 1.0 3.4 4.8 11.1

NATIONAL TEAM STATS Year

FT

2pts

0-1 - - - 0-1 0-3 5-9 0-1 4-5 1-7

T

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS Season Club (competition)

3pts

- 4-6 1-1 8-18 0-5 4-12 15-31 2-5 9-17 13-24

wenty two year old Kamila Stepanova remains a promising prospect for the senior National Team and while she has yet to really breakthrough at the elite level, she is still young and there’s plenty of room for her to develop. She has put in plenty of solid performances in European club competiton and is one of the stars for VS Prague in the Czech Republic league. She played for her country at the various youth levels and while she didn’t make the cut for EuroBasket Women 2009, she did play well at the World University Games in Belgrade during the same year. A center who isn’t afraid to drift to the perimeter and make space for others inside or drain a three-pointer if open, she could be an interesting option for Coach Blazek.

NATIONAL TEAM STATS G Min

2pts

Height: 1.91 Position: Center Date of birth: 03/12/1988 Place of birth: Tabor Team 2010-11: VS Prague (Czech RepublicZBL) Career : USK Prague (Czech Republic-ZBL, 2006-08), Kara Trutnov (Czech Republic-ZBL, 2008-09), VS Prague (Czech Republic-ZBL, 2009-11)

Z

Competition

3 6 6 6 6 5 16 8 15 28

Kamila STEPANOVA

ora Skrabalova may not have played either for the National Team or in European club competition during her career but Coach Blazek is preparing to offer her a role coming off the bench at EuroBasket Women 2011. The center has played most of her career in Spain, although last season she returned to home soil to step out for Strakonice. Skrabalova is particularly adept defensively thanks to her aggressive approach and consequently she could be a real asset matching up with opposing centers. Offensively, Skrabalova is both a solid finisher around the hoop and a good free-throw shooter. She is also an excellent offensive rebounder, an important skill in helping her team secure some precious and all-important second chance points.

- Never played with the Senior NT in official competition -

2 3 2 7 3 6 9 2 6 5

Season Club (competition)

Height: 1.90 Position: Center Date of birth: 13/10/81 Place of birth: Valtice Team 2010-11: Aldast Stakonice (Czech Republic-ZBL) Career: Illinois State (USA-NCAA, 2000-04), Mourenx Basket (France-LFB, 2005-06), Burgos (Spain-LF, 2006), Ensino (Spain-LF, 2006-07), Marbo Basket (Sweden-Damligan, 2007), University Ferrol (Spain-LF2, 2007-08), ADBA (Spain-LF2, 2008), Burgos (Spain-LF2, 2008-09), Argon Uni Girona (Spain-LF2, 2009), CB Navarra (Spain-LF2, 2009-10), Aldast Stakonice (Czech Republic-ZBL, 2010-11)

G Min

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS

Zora SKRABALOVA

Year

Competition

European Championship European Championship Semi-Final Round Olympic Games EuroBasket Women World Championship EuroBasket Women Olympic Qual. Tour. Olympic Games EuroBasket Women

Rb As Pts

Competition

G Min

2pts

3pts

- Never played with the Senior NT in official competition -

FT

Rb As Pts

FT

Rb As Pts

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS Season Club (competition)

2008-09 Kara Trutnov (ECW)

45

G Min

8

23

2pts

21-39

3pts

3-13

8-10 4.3 0.5 7.4

CZECH REPUBLIC

Romana HEJDOVA


GREAT BRITAIN

GROUP B

PRECIOUS FIRST STEPS Great Britain will reach a significant landmark when they break new ground and make history as they step out at their first EuroBasket Women tournament. This first precious step towards establishing themselves as a regular attendee at future championships is hugely important and not least since they have another piece of history to handle next summer too when they will line-up at the 2012 Olympics in London.

W

hen Great Britain received special dispensation to remain in Division A despite being relegated, it’s fair to say few people believed they would be able to take full advantage. Even fewer people continued to believe when they crashed at home to Slovak Republic during the first game of the Qualifying Round last summer but ever since the final buzzer sounded in that particualr game, Tom Maher and his players have defied the doubters and grasped the second chance they were given with both hands. Not only that, they are now preparing to write their names into British Basketball history as they prepare to step out for the first time during a EuroBasket Women Final Round. They have been pitched into a tough group which includes two of the top four teams in the World, so it now looks like they may have to repeat the feat of last summer and defy the doubters once again. Under the watchful eye of the vastly experienced Australian Maher, there is absolutely no doubt the team have shown terrific progress during recent times and could arguably be crowned as the most improved team in Europe. After all, they didn’t just scrape into the tournament but finished as proud group winners during qualification by topping a couple of teams who made it to EuroBasket Women 2009 such as Ukraine and the Slovak Republic. Making history is a moment to be cherished for fans but only Maher and his players truly know where they want

How did they qualify? Qualifying round 1st in Group D (4 W — 2 L) Results

Aug-14th 2010 Aug-17th 2010 Aug-20th 2010 Aug-23rd 2010 Aug-26th 2010 Aug-29th 2010 * home team

Slovak Republic b.*Great Britain 76-67 Great Britain b *Germany 72-63 *Great Britain b. Ukraine 57-49 Great Britain b.*Slovak Republic 70-63 *Great Britain b. Germany 77-59 *Ukraine b. Great Britain 70-66

and need to be as they evolve as a top flight basketball nation. They probably need to brace themselves for what could be a brutal assessment of just how far they have come during the last couple of years. For while they have enjoyed the ride so far, if they want to revel in their potential inclusion at the 2012 Olympics next year, embracing elite tournaments is an absolute must and that means being both realistic and appreciating the demands at this level. A quick glance at fellow group B opponents Israel is a reminder that winning even a game at a EuroBasket Women Final Round is far from an easy task. Maher has been talking tough, and demanding his team put themselves in the mix and forget about how difficult the group might look on paper. He is wily enough to know that when it comes to a EuroBasket Women draw, there are no easy games. This tournament represents something of a new chapter. An opportunity for Great Brtiain to continue their development and get a taste of how far they still need to go to establish themselves in such company during years to come. Equally, they have a chance to make a big noise by claiming the scalp of a World Championship semi-finalist and upsetting the odds against Czech Republic while winning against Belarus would also represent a surprise. On paper at least, Israel represents their best chance of a first EuroBasket Women Final Round victory but then basketball isn’t played on paper. It’s all about the players of this gutsy and underrated team enjoying their moment in the sun and showing everyone that after last year’s exploits during the Qualifying Round, they fully deserve their place at the table and are capable of returning to it for many years to come. l

Accumulated statistics in EuroBasket Women 2011 Qualifying round Player Johannah Leedham Julie Page Natalie Robyn Stafford Kimberly Butler Jenaya Wade-Fray Stefanie Collins Rose Anderson Chantelle Handy Rachael Ann Vanderwal Lisa Hutchinson Joanna Clayden Totals

G 6 6 6 6 6 6 5 5 5 1 1 6

Min FG 31 34-82 29 26-62 29 19-59 25 19-48 16 8-29 28 7-42 10 1-4 9 5-16 7 2-7 5 0-1 3 - 121-350

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% 41.5% 41.9% 32.2% 39.6% 27.6% 16.7% 25.0% 31.3% 28.6% 0.0%

3pts 17-42 2-5 7-19 5-12 2-18 4-16 0-3 1-4 0-2 34.6% 38-121

FT 23-26 15-21 13-16 14-18 8-16 7-13 16-22 1-2 1-2 98-136

Rb As St 4.5 2.7 3.5 7.0 0.7 1.3 2.5 3.0 1.5 5.5 0.8 2.3 1.3 0.8 0.7 3.2 1.5 1.8 0.6 0.4 0.2 2.0 0.4 0.2 0.6 0.6 1.0 1.0 33.5 10.7 12.3

BS 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.8

TO 1.8 3.0 1.8 2.2 1.8 2.3 1.6 0.8 1.0 15.8

Pts 18.0 11.5 9.7 9.5 4.3 4.2 3.6 2.4 1.0 63.0


Johannah Leedham

ROSTER Player Height (Ft) Position Natalie Stafford 1.75 1/2 Stefanie Collins 1.68 1/2 Lauren Thomas-Johnson 1.80 1/2 Rose Anderson 1.78 1/2 Rachel Vanderwal 1.76 2 Joanna Clayden 1.78 2

Birthdate 08/12/76 30/12/82 25/05/88 23/03/88 27/06/83 02/01/84

Team 2010-11 Sydney Uni Flames (AUS) UWIC Archers Gran Canaria (ESP) Unattached University of Limerick (IRE) Leeds Carnegie

Johannah Leedham

1.80

2/3

05/12/87 Gorzow (POL)

Kate Butters Ros Mason Chantelle Handy Stephanie Gandy Kimberly Butler Julie Page Yemi Oyefuwa Azania Stewart Coach: Tom Maher

1.78 1.80 1.91 1.78 1.86 1.88 1.98 1.95

3 3 3 3/4 4 4 5 5

25/07/86 24/04/79 16/06/87 10/05/82 07/09/82 21/04/83 11/09/89 13/03/89

UWIC Archers Solna Vikings (SWE) Aris (GRE) City of Sheffield Hatters Palacio De Congresos De Ibiza (ESP) ESB Lille Metropole (FRA) Maryland (USA) Florida (USA)

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Last 10 FIBA / FIBA EUROPE events Year

Event

2010 FIBA World Championship 2009 EuroBasket Women 2008 Olympic Games 2007 EuroBasket Women 2006 FIBA World Championship 2005 EuroBasket Women 2004 Olympic Games 2003 EuroBasket Women 2002 FIBA World Championship 2001 EuroBasket Women

Place

Karlovy Vary Riga Beijing Chieti Sao Paolo Ankara Athens Patras Nanjing Le Mans

Achievement

Did not qualify Did not qualify Did not qualify Did not qualify Did not qualify Team did not exist Team did not exist Team did not exist Team did not exist Team did not exist


TEAM STAR

Natalie STAFFORD Height: 1.75 Position: Guard Date of birth: 08/12/76 Place of birth: Sydney (AUS) Club Team 2010-11: Sydney Uni Flames (Australia WNBL) Career: Dandeenong (Australia WNBL1998-99), Sydney Uni Flames (Australia WNBL- 2000-03),Barking Abbey Rhondda Rebels(Great Britain- EBL, 2009-10), Sydney Uni Flames (Australia WNBL- 2010-11)

GROUP B

Johannah LEEDHAM Height: 1.80 Position: Guard Date of birth: 05/12/87 Place of birth: Chester Club Team 2010-11: AZS Gorzow (PolandPLKK) Career: Franklin Pierce (USA-NCAA, 2006-10), AZS Gorzow (Poland- PLKK, 2010-11)

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atalie Stafford brings Great Britain the benefit of her extensive experience and winning mentality which is important not only on the court, but around the locker room too. She has been a driving force within the team and has emerged as a real leader and an effective play-maker. Whether she has the ball in her hands or not, she is always making plays or creating space for others with her court smarts. She is someone who has given the team a real go-to option down the stretch and can convert from both downtown and also in the lane. She knows what it means to win trophies and be successful and is a player Coach Maher knows well from their time in Australia. Defensively strong and always looking to create for either herself or her teammates she is a big bonus at both ends of the floor for Great Britain.

J

o Leedham is one of the most influential and talented players for Great Britain and is likely to continue to be absolutely vital heading into London 2012. She was drafted by the WNBA’s Connecticut Sun after a successful College career and made her debut in EuroLeague Women last season with Gorzow. Offensively, she has an incredible nose for the basket while defensively, her pressure on the ball is very good with her hand speed allowing her to get a large number of steals. She lives for the fast break, and has the ability to carve up her defender with an innate ability to finish around the rim. There are a couple of areas like her speed-endurance where she still needs work, but if successful she could become be a really complete player. Her three-point threat, all round-scoring and ball pressure will be absolutely critical in how Great Britain fare. She hit the buzzer-beating jump shot that gave Great Britain their first ever Division A victory back in 2008 against Germany and she grabbed 3.5 steals per game last summer during the Qualifying Round which was absolutely vital to help the team punch their ticket to the big event. She heads back to Poland for EuroBasket Women 2011 following on from her spell at Gorzow with a potentially heavy load to carry on her relatively young shoulders since Great Britain really do need her to perform.

NATIONAL TEAM STATS Year

2011

2009 2011

Competition

G Min

DIVISION A DIVISION A

8 6

24 31

2pts

19-48 17-40

3pts

7-26 17-42

FT

2010-11 Gorzow (ELW)

COACH

G Min

9

31

2pts

23-51

3pts

7-29

29

2pts

3pts

12-40

7-19

G Min

2pts

3pts

- Never played in European club competitions -

FT

Rb As Pts

FT

Rb As Pts

13-16 2.5 3.0 9.7

Stefanie COLLINS

Rb As Pts

32-38 3.1 1.9 11.4 23-26 4.5 2.7 18.0 FT

6

Season Club (competition)

Height: 1.68 Position: Shooting Guard Date of birth: 30/12/82 Place of birth: Upper Heyford Club Team 2010-11: UWIC Archers (Great Britain-EBL) Career: St Bonaventure (USA-NCAA, 200106), Rhondda Rebels (Great Britain-EBL, 2006-07), UWIC Archers (Great Britain-EBL, 2007-current)

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS Season Club (competition)

G Min

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS

NATIONAL TEAM STATS Year

Competition

DIVISION A

Rb As Pts

20-25 3.1 1.2 9.7

Tom MAHER

Nationality: Australia Date of birth: 04/09/52 Place of birth: Melbourne, Australia Team 2010-11: Bulleen Melbourne Boomers (Australia WNBL) Career: Melbourne Tigers (Australia-WNBL, 1981), Nunawading Spectres (Australia-WNBL, 1982-1989), Perth Breakers (Australia-WNBL, 1992), Sydney Flames (AustraliaWNBL, 2000), Washington Mystics (WNBA, 2000-01), Canberra Women Committee (2002-05), Bulleen Melbourne Boomers (Australia-WNBL, 2009-current) International Career: Australia National Team (1993-2000), New Zealand National Team (2002-2004), China National Team (2006-08) Great Britain National Team (2009-current)

A

member of successful EBL team the UWIC Archers, this guard is just one of three players still factoring in the Great Britain set-up who also played in 2006 when the very first Great Britain team took to the floor. Raised in Italy and the United States, she played at St Bonaventure where she had an impressive college career, a trend which has continued both at club level and with the National Team. She always finds the composure required when others around her threaten to lose theirs. Collins has some underrated offensive skills with the ability to spot up, execute a nice running jumper or step outside and drain a triple. Rock solid defensively, she is a smart player who managed over 28 minutes per game during the Qualifying Round last summer to reiterate how highly Coach Maher rates her. She also gained valuable experience playing in EuroCup Women while with Rhondda Rebels in the 2006-07 season.

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om Maher has an impressive coaching CV at club and international level, leading Australia, New Zealand and China to the Olympics. Maher's trips to the Olympics included bringing medals home, with a silver and bronze for Australia in 2000 and 1996 respectively and a fourth-placed finish for China in Beijing in 2008. He is now looking towards his fifth Olympics at London 2012 with the host nation. Maher took up the challenge of guiding the GB women's team in May 2009, and led the women through a fantastic and historical EuroBasket Women Qualifying Round which saw them book a tournament place for the very first time. Among others, Maher coached the Opals and the Bulleen Boomers in the WNBL and is recognised as one of the most successful coaches in the history of the WNBL, winning six championships and two coach of the year awards. He was inducted into the Australia Basketball Hall of Fame in 2006 and was the first foreign coach to lead a team in the WNBA. While it will be tough for Great Britain at their first major event, they certainly won’t be lacking a coach with big time tournament experience at the elite level.

NATIONAL TEAM STATS Year

2007 2009 2011

Competition

DIVISION B DIVISION A DIVISION A

G Min

10 14 6

26 23 28

2pts

7-20 12-26 3-26

3pts

25-64 14-49 4-16

FT

Rb As Pts

FT

Rb As Pts

11-13 3.4 0.9 10.0 8-10 2.4 1.1 5.3 7-13 3.2 1.5 4.2

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS Season Club (competition)

2006-07 Rhondda Rebels (ECW)

48

G Min

6

21

2pts

2-11

3pts

8-19

4-4 3.2 1.0 5.3


Chantelle HANDY Height: 1.91 Position: Small Forward Date of birth: 16/06/87 Place of birth: Consett Club Team 2010-11:Aris (Greece- A1) Career: Marshall (USA-NCAA, 2005-10), Aris (Greece-A1, 2010-11)

Height: 1.76 Position: Guard Date of birth: 27/06/83 Place of birth: Burlington (CAN) Club Team 2010-11: University of Limerick Aughinish (Ireland-Superleague) Career: Boston University (USA-NCAA, 200506), Donoughmore Cork (Ireland-Superleague, 2007-09), University of Limerick (IrelandSuperleague, 2009-current)

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C

achael Vanderwal is a defensive asset for any team and showed her qualities during the Qualifying Round last summer when she was used in short bursts coming off the bench to provide intensity and energy at key moments. She is a tenacious defender and excellent in one-on-one situations. Her dogged ability to contain her opposing player on defensive assignments is impressive while she has the capacity to come up with steals too. With a great attitude to the game and recognised as a hard working team player, the guard can also contribute offensively by knocking down shots if she finds herself open and is likely to play a role coming off the bench once more.

hantelle Handy continued to show glimpses of the effective player she can be last summer, although she did only play a bit-part role with an average of 9 minutes per game during the Qualifying Round. Handy was part of the Great Britain team at the World University Games, where she averaged 11 points and 7.6 rebounds across seven games – an indication of the bright future she could carve out for herself as she is still developing her game. With good size for a guard and the versatility to play as a forward too, she is a tenacious character with a smooth jump shot and the ability to play well with her back to the basket. The 1.91m small forward needs to show it a little more in games but her athleticism and potential work in her favour and will be a great option to bring energy off the bench. She red-shirted at college and comes into the summer having just completed an impressive rookie pro-season in Greece with Aris where she also played in EuroCup Women. She’s got good size and great mobility and could be a real factor on the wings for Team GB.

NATIONAL TEAM STATS Year

2011

Competition

DIVISION A

G Min

2pts

3pts

0-2

1-2 0.6 0.6 1.0

FT

Rb As Pts

G Min

2pts

3pts

FT

Rb As Pts

5

7

2-5

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS Season Club (competition)

- Never played in European club competitions -

NATIONAL TEAM STATS Year

2007 2009 2011

Competition

G Min

2 14 6

2pts

13 5-13 30 79-169 25 14-36

3pts

- 2-9 5-12

FT

2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2010-11

Ramat Hasharon (ECW) Kosit 2013 (ELW) San José (ECW) TTT Riga (ELW)

G Min

6 3 12 10

2pts

22 18-32 4 0-2 28 52-117 31 35-86

3pts

0-3 - 3-6 3-18

7-8 - 11-16 18-20

2pts

3pts

- 0-1 1-4

FT

Rb As Pts

FT

Rb As Pts

- 2.5 0.5 2.5 1-2 1.0 0.5 2.2 1-2 2.0 0.4 2.4

5

30

20-47

0-3

7-10 5.4 0.6 9.4

T

he forward has a good track record since completing her college career at Eastern Washington University, having played in France, Germany and Italy. Originally from Stockport, the forward was an outstanding college player, being named to the All-Big Sky Team in 2005-2006, a year in which she averaged around 10 points and 5 rebounds a game, as had been the case in each of her first three years of university basketball. Her comeback from a serious road accident during 2008 while playing in Italy has been simply remarkable. She fought back from numerous injuries and ever since she has returned to the court, her career has taken off even further. She played a key role in the Qualifying Round and was the best rebounder on the team. She has also played in EuroCup Women and will be a real physical presence on the boards as well as no doubt utilising her impressive leadership qualities which came to the fore last summer. NATIONAL TEAM STATS

Rb As Pts

Year

3-4 3.0 - 6.5 45-51 7.2 1.6 14.9 14-18 5.5 0.8 9.5 FT

3pts

Height: 1.88 Position: Forward Date of birth: 21/04/83 Place of birth: Manchester Club Team 2010-11: ESB Lille Metropole (France-LNF) Career: E.Washington (USA-NCAA, 2003-06), TV 1872 Saarlouis (Germany-DBBL, 2006-08), Banco di Scilia Robera (Italy –A1, 2008-09) Pays d’Aix Basket Provence (France-LFB, 200910), ESB Lille Metropole (France-LNF 2010)

2009 2011

Competition

DIVISION A DIVISION A

G Min

2 6

5 29

2pts

3pts

2pts

3pts

0-3 24-57

- 2-5

FT

Rb As Pts

FT

Rb As Pts

- 1.0 0.5 15-21 7.0 0.7 11.5

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS Season Club (competition)

2pts

5-10 6-17 4-12

Julie PAGE

NATIONAL TEAM STATS DIVISION B DIVISION A DIVISION A

14 10 9

G Min

2010-11 Aris (ECW)

utler has been a vital player on the GB team since the summer of 2007. She brings a wealth of experience having played the game at the elite level including last season when she spent several months playing EuroLeague Women for the second time in her career having played in the competition with Kosice as well. She has also played in EuroCup Women and in domestic leagues across Europe. Meanwhile at National Team level, Butler is a true leader for Great Britain. Known for her personality both on and off the floor as well as her determination to succeed, she is a great character for Maher to have in the locker room. At times, she is very much the glue that binds this team together with her numerous qualities. She provides strength in the paint and will be happy to do the hard work on the glass. While she probably needs to step up her finishing around the hoop a little, she is capable of stepping outside and draining a three-pointer from time to time. A good defender with quick hands, her all round influence will be instrumental at this first major tournament for Great Britain.

2007 2009 2011

4 6 5

Season Club (competition)

Height: 1.86 Position: Power forward Date of Birth: 07/09/82 Place of birth: Tacoma, WA (USA) Club Team 2010-11: Palacio De Congresos De Ibiza (Spain-LFB) Career: Oregon State (USA-NCAA, 200506), Panathinaikos (Greece-A1, 2006), Anda Ramat Hasharon (Israel-D1, 2207),Kosit 2013 Kosice (Slovak Republic-Extraliga, 2007-08), San Jose Leon (Spain-LFB, 2008-09), Panionios (Greece-A1, 2009-10), TTT Riga (Latvia-LSBL, 2010-11), Palacio De Congresos De Ibiza (Spain-LF1, 2011)

B

G Min

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS

Kimberly BUTLER

Year

Competition

DIVISION B DIVISION A DIVISION A

Season Club (competition)

Rb As Pts

2008-09 Ribera (ECW) 2010-11 Lille Metropole (ECW)

5.0 0.3 7.2 0.7 - 5.2 1.3 10.3 4.6 1.1 9.7

49

G Min

8 10

25 28

32-50 16-41

3-9 9-33

14-22 5.6 1.4 10.9 15-23 6.5 0.7 7.4

GREAT BRITAIN

Rachael VANDERWAL


Azania STEWART

Yemi OYEFUWA

GROUP B

Height: 1.95 Position: Center Date of birth: 13/03/89 Place of birth: London Club Team 2010-11: Florida (USA-NCAA) Career: Florida (USA - NCAA, 2008-current)

Height: 1.98 Position: Center Date of birth: 11/12/89 Place of birth: London Club Team 2010-11: Maryland (USA-NCAA) Career: Maryland (USA-NCAA, 2008-11)

A

A

zania Stewart has made a name for herself in the ranks of US collegiate basketball although it hasn’t all been plain sailing. Before her freshman season in 2008-2009, Stewart had to have a non-functioning kidney removed, but still went on to average over 10 minutes a game off the bench for the Gators. She played for England at U16 Level in 2004-2005 and was subsequently called up every year while exiled in the States. The summer of 2009 also saw Stewart take her first steps as a member of the Great Britain team at the World University Games in Belgrade where she turned in an eye-catching tournament, averaging 11 points and 9.3 rebounds per game, including a phenomenal 18 point and18 rebound double-double against the Czech Republic. That and her college form ensured she received her first call-up to the senior team last year where she impressed in the Qualifying Round. An exciting prospect at center, she works well under the boards and has developed a good repertoire of post moves.

n exciting prospect, Yemi Oyefuwa is making up for lost time in more ways than one. Having been something of a late bloomer after not picking up the game until she was in her mid teens, a post season injury at Maryland resulted in her sitting out last summer during the Qualifying Round when she was expected to be given an opportunity. Described by the Great Britain coaching staff as very intelligent with a real desire to improve, her personality is widely acknowledged as one of her biggest positives. She is currently progressing her skill-set to an international standard, and has made significant strides in a short space of time. Oyefuwa has the potential to be a real menace in the paint for Great Britain in years to come. NATIONAL TEAM STATS

Year

2011

Competition

Season Club (competition)

DIVISION A

G Min

6

21

2pts

3pts

2pts

3pts

12-32

-

FT

Rb As Pts

FT

Rb As Pts

G Min

2pts

3pts

FT

Rb As Pts

G Min

2pts

3pts

FT

Rb As Pts

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS

NATIONAL TEAM STATS Year

Competition

- Never played with the Senior NT in official competition -

- Never played in European club competitions -

7-16 5.2 0.8 5.2

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS Season Club (competition)

G Min

- Never played in European club competitions -

Rosalee MASON

Kate BUTTERS

Height: 1.80 Position: Power forward Date of birth: 24/04/79 Place of birth: London Club Team 2010-11: Solna Vikings (SwedenDamligan) Career: Manhattan (USA-NCAA, 2001-04), Hapoel Haifa (Israel-D1,2004-05), Rhonda Rebels (Great Britain-EBL, 2005-06), Hapoel Tel Aviv (Israel-D1, 2006-07), Sierre Basket (Switzerland-LNA, 2007), Chieti (Italy-A2, 200708), City Of Sheffield Hatters (Great Britain-EBL, 2008), Colomiers (France-NFA, 2008-09), ), City Of Sheffield Hatters (Great Britain-EBL, 200910), Sevenoaks Suns (Great Britain-EBL, 2010-11), Solna Vikings (SwedenDamligan, 2011)

Height: 1.78 Position: Small forward Date of birth: 25/07/86 Place of birth: Eastbourne Club Team 2010-11: UWIC Archers (Great Britain-EBL) Career: London Towers (Great Britain-EBL, 2002-04), Nottingham Wildcats (Great BritainEBL, 2004-09), UWIC Archers (Great BritainEBL, 2009-11)

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hile Kate Butters has never been a prolific scorer for the National Team, she is an interesting player who since her last involvement at this level has changed her game significantly. After spending more than ten years as a post-oriented player, she has worked hard in recent years on developing her guard skills and playing more in the backcourt and on the wings. She is a strong shooter and a really aggressive rebounder who loves to set screens and could give Coach Maher a great defensive option. This is because she has the rather useful ability to guard bigger players than her inside and also pose a problem for opposing guards too.

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n athletic power-forward, Ros Mason is a veteran powerhouse who can do it all inside. Having excelled at college level where she averaged a double-double and was a stand-out player, Mason has experience playing in several European leagues and has played for the National Team for many years having been a regular for England before the team morphed into Great Britain. Her ability to create her own shot and cause problems for opponents when placed in one-on-one situations is second to none. She is a ferocious rebounder and both her experience and scoring power could be vital for Coach Maher if she makes a return to the team having missed the Qualifying Round last summer.

NATIONAL TEAM STATS Year

2007 2009

Competition

DIVISION B DIVISION A

G Min

10 14

26 27

2pts

3pts

2pts

3pts

35-80 40-90

0-5 1-7

FT

Rb As Pts

Season Club (competition)

FT

Rb As Pts

29-49 7.6 1.0 9.9 59-74 5.6 1.2 10.1

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS Season Club (competition)

2005-06 Rhondda Rebels (ECW) 2006-07 Hapoel Tel Aviv (ECW)

G Min

6 7

33 29

26-76 24-37

0-3 0-2

G Min

2pts

3pts

FT

Rb As Pts

G Min

2pts

3pts

FT

Rb As Pts

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS

NATIONAL TEAM STATS Year

Competition

- Never played with the Senior NT in official competition -

12-15 6.8 1.5 10.7 15-22 4.1 0.3 9.0

50

- Never played in European club competitions -


Stephanie GANDY Height: 1.78 Position: Small Forward / Forward Date of birth: 10/05/82 Place of birth: Detroit Club Team 2010-11: City of Sheffield Hatters (Great Britain – EBL) Career: Michigan (USA- NCAA, 2000-04), Lieshout (Netherlands-Eredivisie,2005), City Of Sheffield Hatters (Great Britain – EBL, 2005-09), Bundaberg Bears (Australia-QBL, 2009),Biella(Italy-B, 2009-10), CB Olesa (SpainLF, 2010), City Of Sheffield Hatters (Great Britain – EBL, 2011)

Height: 1.80 Position: Guard Date of birth: 25/05/88 Place of birth: Stockport Club Team 2010-11: Gran Canaria (Spain-LF) Career: Notre Dame Academy (USA, 2004-05), Kirkwood (USA-NJCAA, 2006-08), Marquette (USA-NCAA, 2008-10), Haukar (Iceland-EL, 2011), Gran Canaria (Spain-LF, 2011)

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auren Thomas-Johnson is an exciting guard who had an impressive youth international career for England and Great Britain at various levels and is now poised and ready to embark on a career with the senior National Team. She was particularly impressive at the U20 European Championship Women in 2007 when she posted some terrific numbers, averaging over 17 points and 5 rebounds per game. Prior to that, she had been a stand-out at U18 and U16 level for England. She led Kirkwood in back to back NJCAA Tournament championships in 2007 and 2008 and was MVP in 2008 before moving to Marquette. She began her professional career with a brief stint in Iceland, and finished the year with some fabulous experience in Spain’s Liga Femenina to showcase her potential. She is an all-action guard who does a little bit of everything on the floor and is particularly strong defensively.

ver since she took to the floor back on her first day of college, Gandy has enjoyed a successful career. At Michigan she won defensive player of the year. During the start of the 2005-06 campaign, the 1.78m small forward began her connection with British basketball, signing with the Sheffield Hatters where she has won practically every honour in the domestic game and has been named EBL Player Of The Year and an All Star on more than one occasion. She has played in Australia, Spain and Italy and is a naturalised player for Great Britain who made her debut in a friendly game against Bulgaria last year. Gandy is athletic, runs the floor well and can score in a variety of different ways. She is also a good shot blocker and works hard for the team. NATIONAL TEAM STATS

Year

NATIONAL TEAM STATS Year

Competition

G Min

2pts

3pts

- Never played with the Senior NT in official competition -

FT

G Min

2pts

- Never played in European club competitions -

3pts

Season Club (competition)

FT

A

NATIONAL TEAM STATS

Year

2011

DIVISION A

3pts

G Min

2pts

3pts

5

10

1-1

0-3

- Never played in European club competitions -

G Min

2pts

3pts

FT

Rb As Pts

FT

Rb As Pts

FT

Rb As Pts

n athletic player whose strongest asset is arguably her three-point shooting, Joanna Clayden is very good finishing in transition and is an intelligent player who can readily turn her athleticism into a big advantage. At the defensive end, she could probably improve a bit, but she definitely has the talent to succeed in this growth area. An international throughout her youth career, she was unavailable for the Great Britain team during 2006 and 2007. However for the last couple of years she has been back in the fold, albeit as a role player. She only saw a few minutes of action during the Qualifying Round and is only likely to see limited minutes off the bench at EuroBasket Women 2011 - if she convinces Coach Maher to hand her a spot. NATIONAL TEAM STATS

2009 2011

16-22 0.6 0.4 3.6

Competition

DIVISION A DIVISION A

G Min

2pts

3pts

FT

Rb As Pts

GP Min

2pts

3pts

FT

Rb As Pts

1 1

2 3

- -

- -

- -

- -

- -

-

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS Season Club (competition)

Rb As Pts

Height: 1.78 Position: Shooting Guard Date of birth: 02/01/84 Place of birth: Blackpool Club Team 2010-11: Leeds Carnegie (Great Britain – EBL) Career: Auburn(USA- NCAA, 2005-07), Manchester Mystics (Great Britain – EBL, 2007-08), CB Arxil Comervia (Spain- LF2, 2008-09), Leeds Carnegie (Great Britain – EBL, 2009-2011)

R

2pts

FT

Joanna CLAYDEN

ose Anderson is another player to have graduated from the World University Games team for whom she played at the 2009 event in Belgrade, Serbia while she also played for the U20 Great Britain team having represented Scotland previously. Last summer during the Qualifying Round, she made a number of cameos averaging over ten minutes per game and has proven a useful role player for Coach Maher. She is a guard who can make shots or get to the hoop although she comes into EuroBasket Women having played less competitive basketball than normal during the last year. Having used up her eligibility at College, she had to switch sports completely and has spent her final year at Central Oklahoma rowing instead of playing basketball although she did still keep her skills honed by working out on the court. G Min

3pts

- Never played in European club competitions –

Height: 1.78 Position: Guard Date of birth: 23/03/88 Place of birth: Edinburgh Club Team 2010-11: Unattached Career: City Of Edinburgh Kool Kats (Great Britain – SBL) Northern Oklahoma College (USA-NJCAA, 2006-08), Central Oklahoma (USA-NCAA, 2008-10)

Competition

2pts

Rb As Pts

Rose ANDERSON

Year

G Min

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS

Rb As Pts

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS Season Club (competition)

Competition

- Never played with the Senior NT in official competition -

SEASON CLUB (Competition)

- Never played in European club competitions -

51

GREAT BRITAIN

Lauren Thomas Johnson


ISRAEL

GROUP B

WILL ISRAEL BANISH TWENTY YEARS OF HURT? 12 June 1991 was the last time the Israeli National Team won a game at EuroBasket Women. Since that glorious night against the Czech Republic, Israel have drawn a series of blanks, despite several near misses. With the feel good factor of EuroCup Women champions Elitzur Ramla this third decade could start on a much brighter note – and what price the irony of history repeating itself against the Czech Republic?

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ntering a third decade since their last success at EuroBasket Women, Israel have provided a perfect example of just how tough life can be at the elite level. While they have managed to qualify on a regular basis, this being their fourth appearance in the last five EuroBasket Women tournaments, they just haven’t been able to crack the case during the Final Round. While history shows a startlingly barren run, one quick glance at the detail and it becomes quite clear that things could have easily been far, far different. Look no further than what happened in Latvia at EuroBasket Women 2009 when they lost three very close games to Belarus (81-76), Italy (75-64) and eventual champions France who needed a buzzer beater to prevail (73-70). As the influential Liron Cohen stated earlier this year, there is a sense that Israel simply must win this year and end twenty years of hurt. Certainly with the MVP of the Coppa Italia on board alongside the prolific Shay Doron, should they subsequently fail in their quest, it is unlikely to be due to a lack of firepower. These twin turbos are two major reasons to be hopeful Israel can really come to the fore. The signs look good this year since Women’s basketball in Israel is still on a real high after the stunning success of Elitzur Ramla who finished last season as EuroCup Women winners. Meanwhile on the other side of the Atlantic, Naama Shafir scored 40 points for

Toledo in the WNIT title game that they won and whether she is selected or not, 2011 is proving to be a good year so far. Additionally, Israel are usually in the role of underdogs but this time around it is probably a tag they will share with EuroBasket Women rookies Great Britain who will represent Israel’s best opportunity to break the losing streak. Czech Republic meanwhile will know history sometimes has a strange way of repeating itself while Israel know all about causing Belarus problems after pushing them two years ago. Israel won’t just aim for that first win in what seems like an eternity, they know it could also mean an opportunity to progress to the next round for the first time in their history. As host nation they were given a taste of glory on that special night twenty years ago against the Czech Republic when they ran out 91-90 winners, a result still thought by many to be the greatest in the history of the National Team. Now however, it could be the time for this current generation to provide some competition by conjuring up that elusive victory. With even the non Elitzur Ramla players on the roster boosted by the recognition the EuroCup Women triumph has brought to the game at home, the players will no doubt want to continue capturing the imagination of the Israeli sporting public. Importantly, Head Coach Eli Rabi has a relatively stable roster, chemistry, continuity, some really dangerous players who can make a big difference and if they perform somewhere near to the level they did in Latvia. A win could be within their grasp. l

Accumulated statistics in EuroBasket Women 2011 Qualifying round How did they qualify? Qualifying round 1st in Group B (4 W — 2 L) Results Aug-12th 2010 Aug-17th 2010 Aug-20th 2010 Aug-23rd 2010 Aug-26th 2010 Aug-29th 2010 * home team

*Israel b. Serbia *Israel b Latvia Israel b. *Romania *Serbia b. Israel Latvia b. *Israel *Israel b. Romania

93-65 71-66 83-79 70-68 83-82 79-72

Player Liron Cohen Shay Doron Ekaterina Abramzon Liad Suez Karni Katia Levitsky Laine Selwyn Meirav Dori Jennifer Fleischer Shiran Zairy Ayelet Cohen Nomi Kolodny Bar Galinski Totals

G 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 5 2 3 6

Min FG 35 41-82 35 39-81 24 18-33 28 17-42 21 20-38 33 10-24 17 11-35 10 5-10 3 0-1 2 0-1 4 1 - 161-347

52

% 50.0% 48.1% 54.5% 40.5% 52.6% 41.7% 31.4% 50.0% 0.0% 0.0%

3pts FT Rb As St 17-35 26-28 2.8 6.7 1.3 6-19 33-43 3.7 2.2 2.8 8-14 10-17 3.7 1.2 1.5 11-23 4-5 1.3 1.7 1.7 1-6 7-10 4.0 1.2 0.3 3-10 13-16 4.7 3.7 2.2 2-15 7-11 2.2 0.2 1.2 5-8 2.8 0.2 0-1 1-2 0.2 0.2 0.5 0-1 0.5 0.3 46.4% 48-124 106-140 30.3 16.8 11.7

BS 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.5

TO 2.3 2.3 2.2 1.2 1.7 2.5 0.7 0.7 1.0 14.3

Pts 20.8 19.5 9.0 8.2 8.0 6.0 5.2 2.5 0.2 79.3


Liron Cohen

ROSTER Player Nomi Kolodny Shiran Zairy Laine Selwyn Liron Cohen Naama Shafir Ayelet Cohen Shay Doron

Height (Ft) Position 1.72 1 1.66 1 1.70 1-2 1.73 1/2 1.70 2 1.72 2 1.75 2

Noa Ganor

1.69

2

Meirav Dori Rivi Grinboym Liad Suez-Karni Ekaterina Abramzon Bar Gilinski Katia Levitsky Jennifer Fleischer Coach: Eli Rabi

1.78 1.79 1.85 1.85 1.81 1.90 1.91

2-3 3 3-4 3-4 3-4 4-5 5

Birthdate 05/03/82 18/01/86 05/08/82 05/08/82 28/02/90 19/05/85 01/04/85

Team 2010-11 Maccabi Ashdod Elitzur Ramla Elitzur Ramla Beretta-Famila Schio (ITA) Toledo (USA) Electra Ramat Hasharon Elitzur Ramla

06/04/86 Maccabi Ramat Khen 25/05/86 07/07/78 21/04/81 01/07/87 07/03/92 02/11/85 17/02/84

Electra Ramat Hasharon Elitzur Ramla Elitzur Netanya Electra Ramat Hasharon Elitzur Holon Maccabi Ashdod Challes(FRA)

53

Last 10 FIBA / FIBA EUROPE events Year

2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001

Event

FIBA World Championship EuroBasket Women Olympic Games EuroBasket Women FIBA World Championship EuroBasket Women Olympic Games EuroBasket Women FIBA World Championship EuroBasket Women

Place

Karlovy Vary Riga Beijing Chieti Sao Paolo Ankara Athens Patras Nanjing Le Mans

Achievement

Did not qualify 13th Did not qualify 13th Did not qualify Did not qualify Did not qualify 12th Did not qualify Did not qualify


TEAM STAR

Shay DORON Height: 1.75 Position: Shooting guard/ Point guard Date of birth: 01/04/85 Place of birth: Tel Aviv Club Team 2010-11: Elitzur Ramla (Israel-D1) Career: Maryland (USA-NCAA Div. 1, 2003-2007), New York Liberty (USA-WNBA, 2007), Elitzur Ramla (Israel-Div1, 2007-08), Besiktas Istanbul (Turkey-TBBL, 2008-09), Maccabi Ramat Hen (2009), Municipal Targoviste (Romania-D1, 200910), Elitzur Ramla (Israel-D1, 2010-11)

GROUP B

Liron COHEN

Height: 1.73 Position: Point guard/ Shooting guard Date of birth: 05/08/82 Place of birth: Jerusalem Club Team 2010-11: Beretta-Famila Schio (Italy-A1)

Career: Maccabi Ra’anana (Israel-D1, 2000-01), Elitzur Ralma (Israel-D1, 2001-2004), Ptolemaida (Greece-A1, 2004-05), Anda Ramat Hasharon (Israel-D1, 2005-07), Baloncento San Jose Leon (Spain-LFB, 2007-08), Maxima Broker Kosice (Slovakia-Extraliga, 2008-09), Besiktas Istanbul (Turkey-TBBL, 2009), Wisla Can-Pack (Poland-PLKK, 2009-10), Famila-Beretta Schio (Italy-A1, 2010-11)

A

fter her glittering college career, which included an NCAA Championship, Doron hasn’t disappointed by producing the goods both for the National Team and at club level. She became the first Israeli player to step out in the WNBA and has since played in both EuroCup Women and EuroLeague Women, managing to grab an All Star spot in the latter during 2009 while she was also an All Star in the Turkish League. Always an offensive threat and very much a natural scorer, she has just finished the season in the top ten of EuroCup Women for points per game to follow on from her great form last summer during the Qualifying Round when she was the third top scorer in the competition. Often working in tandem with Liron Cohen, she is one half of an often lethal combination that other teams will try and lock down in games. That will certainly take some doing since she has been pouring in the points since almost the moment she first broke into the National Team. Doron averaged over 18 points per game in Latvia at EuroBasket 2009 and won’t be shy about taking a sizeable chunk of the shots once again. She was also one of the main performers in helping club team Elitzur Ramla to EuroCup Women glory earlier this year.

A

member of the National Team for nearly a decade, Liron Cohen just seems to get better with age and her performances last summer during qualifying were absolutely sensational. Her shooting either side of the arc was impressive and the best in the round, as were her 6.7 assists per game. While she was always one of the main threats offensively, her capacity to lead the team seems to be continually increasing and she will be one of the main scoring threats yet again for the team. That is hardly surprising when you consider she is a terrific free-throw shooter as well. A playmaker with vast experience, Cohen has not only performed well in a National Team vest but has also racked up the accolades at club level too with an impressive track record, including being named MVP in the Spanish Copa and playing at a EuroLeague Women Final Four amongst other things. She will be difficult to stop for opponents since she has so many different ways to find a basket when it is needed. She is creative and posseses the ability to switch from pulling the strings with the ball in her hands to ripping off screens and dropping bombs from outside or mid-range. This year’s MVP of the Coppa Italia will be the person to make things happen once again for Israel, and will no doubt continue to revel in that responsibility.

NATIONAL TEAM STATS Year

2007 2007 2009 2009 2011

NATIONAL TEAM STATS Year

Competition

2003 2003 2005 2007 2007 2009 2009 2011

European Championship Semi-Final Round DIVISION A DIVISION A EuroBasket Women DIVISION A EuroBasket Women DIVISION A

G Min

7 2 12 12 3 8 3 6

22 7 28 32 33 34 33 35

2pts

10-36 1-3 31-82 46-93 9-20 23-55 12-23 24-47

3pts

13-36 - 32-85 26-63 3-18 16-37 8-11 17-35

FT

6-12 1-1 24-28 50-65 5-8 15-17 5-6 26-28

Rb As Pts

1.1 0.5 3.1 2.2 1.3 3.1 2.3 2.8

2.1 0.5 1.8 3.0 1.7 4.8 4.3 6.7

2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2010-11

Ptolemaida (ECW) Anda (ECW) Ramat Hasharon (ECW) San José (ECW) Kosice (ELW) Wisla Krakow (ELW) Europe (ELW All Star Game) Famila Schio (ELW)

COACH

G Min

8 12 12 7 12 18 1 13

37 26 27 28 31 32 19 27

2pts

21-45 16-43 30-64 19-32 32-80 34-66 4-4 28-59

3pts

16-50 16-48 10-37 6-31 15-52 29-81 2-5 26-75

FT

33-43 11-15 16-23 12-18 41-48 32-40 - 18-20

2.4 3.0 4.1 2.7 5.3 3.8 5.0 3.6

6 3 8 3 6

Season Club (competition)

2000-01 2007-08 2008-09 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11

Ramat Hasharon (Ronchetti) Elitzur Ramla (ECW) Besiktas (ELW) Europe (ELW All Star Game) Targoviste (ECW) Elitzur Ramla (ECW)

Rb As Pts

2.5 2.4 1.8 2.4 2.3 3.6 - 2.9

G Min

22 23 34 34 35

2pts

3pts

FT

12-34 5-18 33-60 20-29 33-62

0-6 0-1 18-42 3-9 6-19

14-21 12-16 44-50 6-9 33-43

2pts

3pts

FT

Rb As Pts

1.7 2.7 4.0 1.7 3.7

1.7 0.7 2.5 2.0 2.2

6.3 7.3 20.5 18.3 19.5

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS

9.3 1.5 15.2 18.3 10.7 13.6 17.7 20.8

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS Season Club (competition)

Competition

DIVISION A EuroBasket Women DIVISION A EuroBasket Women DIVISION A

G Min

3 14 9 1 12 14

8 1-2 - 32 67-143 15-42 35 33-80 10-44 22 2-8 1-3 34 60-127 15-54 30 64-137 7-36

- 82-89 43-49 - 53-61 72-84

Rb As Pts

- 3.5 4.9 2.0 2.9 3.4

- 3.0 2.9 6.0 2.3 2.8

0.7 18.6 15.4 7.0 18.2 15.8

Ayelet COHEN

15.4 7.6 8.8 9.7 12.5 10.4 14.0 11.7

Height: 1.70 Position: Guard Date of birth: 19/05/85 Place of birth: Jerusalem Club Team 2010-11: Ramat Hasheron Electra (Israel-D1) Career: Hapoel Haifa (Israel-D1, 2004-05) Maccabi Ramat Hen (Israel-D1, 2005-06), Bnei Yehuda (Israel-D1, 2006-08), Ramat Hasheron Electra (Israel-D1, 2008-11)

Eli RABI

Nationality: Israel Date of birth: 18/01/68 Place of birth: Petakh Tikva Team 2010-11: Ironi Asjkelon (Israel-D1) Career: Bnei Yehuda (Israel-D1, 1992-2000), Maccabi Ramat Khen (Israel-D1, 2001-05), Elitzur Ralma (Israel-D1, 2006-09), Hapoel Afula (Israel-D1, 200910),Ironi Asjkelon (Israel-D1, 2010-11) International career: Assistant coach, Israeli Women's National Team (2003), Head coach Women's National Team (2007-11)

W

hile Ayelet Cohen missed out two years ago at EuroBasket Women 2009, she does have previous experience playing in a major tournament having managed to grab a spot on the bench during EuroBasket Women 2007. She found herself in a similar position last summer during the Qualifying Round and will be hoping she can offer her services once again as a potentially valuable back-up to the likes of Cohen and Doron in the backcourt when Coach Rabi needs someone he can rely on to give them a rest. She has good court vision, is a smart player and is always liable to contrinbute in a cameo for the team. Cohen comes off the back of a reasonably good domestic season and has played in EuroCup Women previously, so she certainly knows what is required at this level.

O

riginally an assistant coach back at EuroBasket Women 2003, Coach Rabi now finds himself leading the team into a third successive tournament as the number one play-caller and no doubt eager to get that elusive first victory. Bucking the usual transient nature of basketball coaches and players, the career of Rabi has seen him put down deep roots at the very small number of clubs he has coached. In fact it’s only been during the last two years when his resume has expanded significantly. Bnei Yehuda is where he first made his mark, building up the previously non-existent women’s team and leading them to success. With over 20 years of experience now behind him and having won domestic titles, he has continued to ensure the National Team keep on reaching major tournaments. Now the challenge for Rabi will be to give his players the confidence to believe they can break their long spell without a win at the big tournaments.

NATIONAL TEAM STATS Year

2007 2007 2009 2011

Competition

DIVISION A EuroBasket Women DIVISION A DIVISION A

G Min

2pts

G Min

2pts

5 2 6 5

2 5 2 2

0-1 - 1-3 -

3pts

0-2 0-1 0-2 0-1

FT

Rb As Pts

FT

Rb As Pts

- 2-3 - -

- - - -

- - 1.0 - 0.3 - -

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS Season Club (competition)

2008-09 Ramat Hasharon (ECW)

54

2

38

3-7

3pts

3-12

3-4 2.0 2.5 9.0


Jennifer FLEISCHER

Height: 1.66 Position: Point guard Date of birth: 18/01/86 Place of birth: Kfar Saba Club Team 2010-11: Elitzur Ramla (Israel-D1) Career: Maccabi Ramat Khen (Israel-D1, 2004-05), Bnot Hasharon (Israel-D1, 2005-06), Maccabi Ramat Khen (Israel-D1, 2006-07), Elitzur Maclaren Holon (Israel-D1, 2007-09), Maccabi Hashdod (2009-10), Elitzur Ramla (Israel-D1, 2010-11)

Height: 1.91 Position: Center Date of birth: 17/02/84 Place of birth: New Hartford (USA) Club Team 2010-11: Challe les Eaux (FranceLFB) Career: Pennsylvania (USA-NCAA Div. 1, 2002-06), Anda Ramat Hasharon (Israel-D1, 2006-07), Dexia Namur (Belgium-D1, 2007-08), Nadezhda (Russia-A Superleague, 2008), TimScuf Kyiv (Ukraine-Higher League, 2008), Lotos PKO BP Gdynia (Poland-PLKK, 2008), Electra Ramat Hasharon (Israel-D1, 2008-09), Maccabi Ashdod (Israel-D1, 2009), Dexia Namur (Belgium-D1, 2009-10), ZBK Poprad (Slovak Republic-Extraliga, 2010), Challe les Eaux (France-LFB, 2010-11)

P

reparing for the challenge of a third successive EuroBasket Women tournament, Zairy has been carrying out her duty as a role player coming off the bench for Coach Rabbi for a number of years and to great effect. She has never let the National Team down in any way and is a great team player whose best work is often off the ball and at the defensive end. Even at youth level when Zairy was a Division B Winner back in 2006, she was showing her value in the same way. Not a natural scorer at this level, she still brings plenty to the table and particularly the kind of defensive qualities that can prove really useful for any coach. She has won domestic trophies in Israel and has just completed her first season in EuroCup Women by playing a key role in helping Elitzur Ramla to the top of the podium.

W

ith extensive experience playing in many top leagues across Europe, Fleischer is a hard-nosed performer and one of the few bona-fide centers to have come out of Israel in recent years. After a college career that saw her set the all-time record for rebounds in the Ivy League, she went into EuroLeague Women and did a great job on the glass with Dexia Namur. With basketball running in the family through her father who played for Maccabi and Hapoel, Fleischer has been brought up on the game and you can see she has plenty of smarts. She not only has the skill-set to make an impression, she also has the size to pose match-up problems too. Has had limited opportunities in recent times but played almost 19 minutes per game back at EuroBasket Women 2007. A great option whether starting or coming off the bench.

NATIONAL TEAM STATS Year

2005 2007 2007 2009 2009 2011

Competition

DIVISION A DIVISION A EuroBasket Women DIVISION A EuroBasket Women DIVISION A

G Min

6 4 2 5 3 6

2pts

11 2 4 4 5 3

4-17 0-1 1-1 0-2 0-1 -

G Min

2pts

3pts

0-2 - - 0-1 0-3 0-1

FT

Rb As Pts

10-10 1.5 1.5 3.0 2-2 - 0.3 0.5 - - 0.5 1.0 - 0.4 - - - 0.3 1-2 0.2 0.2 0.2

NATIONAL TEAM STATS Year

2007 2007 2009 2009 2011

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS Season Club (competition)

2010-11 Elitzur Ramla (ECW)

14

9

1-2

3pts

6-16

FT

Rb As Pts

1-4 1.2 1.4 1.5

Liad SUEZ-KARNI

Competition

Season Club (competition)

2006-07 2007-08 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10

1999 2001 2003 2003 2003 2007 2007 2009 2009 2011

Challenge Round Semi-Final Round European Championship Qualifying Round Semi-Final Round DIVISION A EuroBasket Women DIVISION A EuroBasket Women DIVISION A

3 4 7 4 6 12 3 8 3 6

8 23 15 12 26 27 26 27 25 28

1-1 15-29 7-25 5-17 12-38 37-79 12-29 23-49 9-12 6-19

3pts

2-3 1-4 0-2 0-1 3-14 14-44 1-6 6-17 4-11 11-23

FT

- 10-10 8-11 5-6 8-9 30-36 6-12 21-25 2-3 4-5

1997-98 2000-01 2001-02 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09

Ramat Hasharon (Ronchetti) Ramat Hasharon (Ronchetti) Ramat Hasharon (ELW) Wisla Krakow (ELW) Aix-en-Provence (ECW) Ramat Hasharon (ECW)

G Min

10 14 14 6 8 2

19 19 22 10 26 29

2pts

18-37 22-53 20-44 1-4 26-60 8-14

3pts

2-12 9-20 10-21 1-12 4-15 0-6

FT

11-14 13-13 23-26 3-7 12-18 2-3

3pts

2pts

3pts

- - - - -

FT

Rb As Pts

31-53 6-8 12-21 - 5-8

8.4 0.7 10.6 6.7 1.0 6.0 4.5 - 5.3 0.5 - 2.8 - 2.5

0.3 0.3 0.3 0.5 2.0 1.3 0.3 1.1 1.0 1.7

2.7 10.8 3.1 3.8 6.8 12.2 11.0 10.6 10.7 8.2

0.5 0.9 1.3 0.7 1.3 1.5

31-60 44-90 0-1 1-3 55-99

- - - - -

FT

Rb As Pts

17-29 5.9 29-46 9.1 - 1.0 - 2.0 34-62 12.1

0.3 0.7 - 0.7 1.0

6.6 11.7 0.7 18.0

NATIONAL TEAM STATS

Rb As Pts

2.3 2.6 2.9 1.7 5.4 6.0

17 30 9 8 35

T

Rb As Pts

1.0 3.5 2.1 3.5 3.5 4.6 3.0 3.1 2.0 1.3

12 10 1 3 8

he 21-year-old Shafir has transferred her skills, which she showcased with the National Team at various youth categories and across the pond in America where she has made a big splash in the NCAA with Toledo. She has enjoyed a great season at college and is showing why she has been rated so highly ever since she was little more than a child. She produced big numbers during her youth career, not only in terms of her scoring ability but also her all-around game including her willingness to rebound the ball and pick out open teammates. Her game continues to evolve at college and she is another young player who could be one of the players to take the senior National Team forward in the future. Also known for her religious commitments, she is a player who had to get special permission from her Rabbi to even wear shorts when she first started playing.

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS Season Club (competition)

2pts

48-93 6-13 15-39 0-1 5-10

Height: 1.70 Position: Shooting guard/ Point guard Date of birth: 28/02/1990 Place of birth: Haifa Club Team 2010-11: Toledo (USA-NCAA) Career: Toledo (USA-NCAA, 2008-11)

NATIONAL TEAM STATS 2pts

G Min

Ramat Hasharon (ECW) Namur (ELW) Nadezhda (ECW) Gdynia (ELW) Namur (ECW)

O

G Min

24 19 14 4 10

Naama SHAFIR

ne of the veterans whose career spans more than a decade, Liad SuezKarni first turned out for the National Team as a teenager and is now the captain of the team. She top scored at EuroBasket Women 2007 and also topped the steals chart for her side but her aggressive and intelligent defence isn’t her only asset. She is a good three-point shooter and ever since she went to college at Villanova, where she recorded the first triple-double in the history of the program, she has been continually producing big performances at all levels. While rebounding is not her forte, her quick hands in the lane can help her come up with some key stops and she remains one of the cornerstones of the team. Competition

12 3 8 2 6

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS

Height: 1.85 Position: Power forward/ Small forward Date of birth: 21/04/81 Place of birth: Haifa Club Team 2010-11: Elitzur Maccabi Netanya (Israel-D1, 2009-11) Career: Ramat Hasharon (Israel-D1, 1997-98), Maccabi Ra’anana (Israel-D1, 1998-2000), Ramat Hasharon (Israel-D1, 2001-02), Vilanova (USANCAA Div. 1, 2002-06), Wisla Can-Pak Krakow (Poland-PLKK, 2006), Cavigal Nice Sports Basket (France-LFB, 2006-07), Pays d’Aix Basket 13 Provence (France-LFB, 2007-08), Electra Ramat Hasharon ((Israel-D1, 2008-09). Elitzur Maccabi Netanya (Israel-D1, 2009-11)

Year

G Min

DIVISION A EuroBasket Women DIVISION A EuroBasket Women DIVISION A

Year

5.3 6.0 6.6 1.3 9.5 9.0

Competition

G Min

2pts

3pts

FT

Rb As Pts

G Min

2pts

3pts

FT

Rb As Pts

- Never played with the Senior NT in official competition -

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS Season Club (competition)

55

- Never played in European club competitions -

ISRAEL

Shiran ZAIRY


GROUP B

Ekaterina ABRAMZON

Katia LEVITSKY

Height: 1.90 Position: Center/ Power forward Date of birth: 02/11/85 Place of birth: Nikolaev (Ukraine) Club Team 2010-11: Maccabi Ashdod (Israel-D1) Career: Bnei Herzelia (Israel-D1, 2000-01), Lakhen Ramat Hasharon (Israel-D1, 2001-03), Villanova (USA-NCAA, Div. 1, 2003-05), Hapoel Tel Aviv (Israel-D1, 2005-06), Bnot Hasharon (Israel-D1, 2006-08), Elitzur Ramla (Israel-D1, 2008-09), Municipal Targoviste (Romania-A, 2009-10), Ramat Hasharon Electra (Israel-D1, 2010), Maccabi Ashdod (Israel-D1, 2010-11) atia Levitsky made her EuroBasket Women debut for Israel way back in 2003 as a mere teenager and will be playing in her fourth tournament when she takes to the floor at Eurobasket Women 2011. A good rebounder and with good size for match-ups in the paint, what sets Levitsky aside is her ability to drift to the perimeter and convert on a consistent basis from downtown. Her 19 points against Belarus at Latvia 2009 was one of the most memorable individuals performances for Israel and that points haul came by way of four triples from five attempts. She also had almost three times as many rebounds as any other teammate at EuroBasket Women 2009 and will once again be charged with getting through the bulk of the work on the glass as well as showcasing her shot-blocking ability.

Height: 1.85 Position: Power forward/ Small forward Date of birth: 01/07/87 Place of birth: Riga (Latvia) Club Team 2010-11: Ramat Hasharon Electra (Israel-D1) Career: Elitzur Belisima Holon (Israel-D1, 2004-06), Elitzur Ramla (Israel-D1, 20062008), Bnot Hasharon (Israel-D1, 2008-09), Olimpia Larissa (Greece-A1, 2009-10), MKB EuroLeasing (Hungary-A, 2010), Ramat Hasharon Electra (Israel-D1, 2010-11)

W

ith a great basketball IQ and aggressive style of play, Ekaterina Abramzon has a perfect balance in her game to get the job done and she certainly enjoyed herself last summer with some big performances during the Qualifying Round. In fact, she finished last summer as the best threepoint shooter of the round and that further highlighted her all-around repertoire which sees her regularly crash the boards and get to the hoop in addition to her ability to drop the three-ball to good effect. This will be her third successive EuroBasket Women tournament having been particularly impressive on debut during 2007 when she nearly finished the compettion averaging double-digit in scoring. She has played in EuroLeague Women and showed her scoring power in Greece with Larissa. Abaramzon should be one of the main players once again this summer for the National Team.

K

NATIONAL TEAM STATS Year

NATIONAL TEAM STATS Year

2005 2007 2007 2009 2009 2011

Competition

G Min

DIVISION A DIVISION A EuroBasket Women DIVISION A EuroBasket Women DIVISION A

3 6 3 8 3 6

3 14 29 27 22 24

2pts

0-1 7-10 7-10 18-39 4-13 10-19

3pts

- 1-2 4-9 5-13 1-2 8-14

FT

- 2-5 2-2 7-14 2-2 10-17

2007 2007 2009 2009 2011

Rb As Pts

1.0 3.3 6.0 5.4 2.3 3.7

- 0.3 0.7 0.8 0.3 1.2

3.2 9.3 7.3 4.3 9.0

2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2010-11

G Min

Elitzur Ramla (ECW) Elitzur Ramla (ECW) Elitzur Ramla (ECW) Sopron (ELW)

8 14 7 8

17 22 25 14

2pts

14-25 11-35 19-38 4-17

3pts

0-3 4-15 2-11 2-10

FT

7-9 8-15 3-5 2-4

Season Club (competition)

2001-02 2002-03 2008-09 2008-09 2009-10

Rb As Pts

4.3 4.5 6.0 3.4

0.1 0.4 0.9 0.4

4.4 3.0 6.7 2.0

G Min

2pts

3pts

FT

-

0.3

G Min

2pts

3pts

FT

Rb As Pts

1

-

-

3pts

FT

0.3 - 0.1 2.0 1.2

6.1 1.0 2.1 10.3 8.0

2 5 6 3 5

2 7 19 29 6

0-1 2-8 9-25 14-23 5-7

- - 1-7 2-8 2-3

- 4-6 5-8 1-2 2-4

Rb As Pts

- 0.6 2.7 7.7 1.2

- 0.2 0.5 2.3 0.4

1.6 4.3 11.7 3.6

NATIONAL TEAM STATS Year

2003 2003 2003 2005

Rb As Pts

-

-

Competition

European Championship Qualifying Round Semi-Final Round DIVISION A

G Min

6 2 3 6

2pts

3pts

13 9 21 18

6-14 2-3 6-6 3-14

3-7 1-3 4-11 6-15

G Min

2pts

3pts

FT

4-4 2-2 9-12 5-8

Rb As Pts

2.2 0.5 2.3 2.7

1.2 0.5 0.3 1.5

4.2 4.5 11.0 4.8

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS Season Club (competition)

2pts

Rb As Pts

2.7 0.5 0.6 7.7 4.0

I

NATIONAL TEAM STATS 3

FT

4-8 - 5-6 5-6 7-10

t’s some eight years since Rivi Grinboym last represented her country at a major tournament when she stepped out at EuroBasket Women 2003 in Greece. Now she looks like she could be making a return and offering her experience and flexibility to the National Team once more. She can easily play the small forward spot or drop to the shooting guard position if required and either way, you can expect her to put teams to the sword from the perimeter. She may now be a veteran but she is back in the reckoning after a great season, one of the best of her career in fact. She finished in the top ten of EuroCup Women for three-point percentage and produced a super 20 point performance in just 22 minutes against defending champions Sony Athinaikos on her way to being crowned a EuroCup Women champion. She will also work hard to grab vital boards for the team and can pick out a pass too.

B

Competition

3pts

5-17 0-3 0-4 6-12 1-6

Height: 1.79 Position: Small forward Date of birth: 07/07/78 Place of birth: Hadera Club Team 2010-11: Elitzur Ramla (Israel-D1) Career: BNE Yehuda (Israel-D1), Elitzur Cellcom (Israel-D1), Maccabi Ramat (Israel-D1), Elitzur Ramla (Israel-D1, 2004-05) Bnei Yehuda (Israel-D1, 2005-09), Maccabi Ashdod (Israel-D1, 2009-10), Elitzur Ramla (Israel-D1, 2010-11)

ar Gilinski will no doubt be hoping she will manage to be selected for her first EuroBasket Women tournament after just missing the cut for Latvia in 2009 when aged seventeen. She was the first of her generation to go professional and has since continued her fledgling career with Elitzur Maclaren Holon where last season she averaged impressive numbers to suggest she is capable of performing on a bigger stage. Certainly there was little problem with her producing at youth level for her country where she attained tournament double-doubles at U16 level in 2007 and 2008 although a serious ACL injury then kept her out of the game for about a year. A capable finisher and good rebounder, this young prospect is a real bonus for Israel in the paint and now has a track record at pro-level to perhaps convince Coach Rabbi she can now take any opportunity offered - even if she did only play a few minutes during the Qualifying Round last summer.

DIVISION A

2pts

27-53 1-5 6-19 4-11 19-32

Rivi GRINBOYM

Height: 1.81 Position: Power forward/ Date of birth: 07/03/92 Place of birth: Beer Sheva Club Team 2010-11: Elitzur Maclaren Holon (Israel-D1) Career: Elitzur Maclaren Holon (Israel-D1, 2008-11)

2011

14 11 9 30 21

G Min

Ramat Hasharon (ELW) Ramat Hasharon (ECW) Bnot Hasharon (ECW) Elitzur Ramla (ECW) Targoviste (ECW)

Bar GILINSKI

Year

G Min

12 2 8 3 6

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS Season Club (competition)

Competition

DIVISION A EuroBasket Women DIVISION A EuroBasket Women DIVISION A

- Never played in European club competitions -

Season Club (competition)

1998-99 2000-01 2002-03 2010-11

56

Petah Tikva (Ronchetti) Elitzur Holon (Ronchetti) Ramat Chen (ECW) Elitzur Ramla (ECW)

2 11 6 13

19 27 31 17

3-5 25-40 19-31 6-17

1-4 17-41 15-29 23-54

FT

4-4 20-26 10-12 4-7

Rb As Pts

1.0 2.5 3.8 1.2

0.5 2.0 2.3 0.5

6.5 11.0 15.5 6.5


Noa Ganor

Height: 1.72 Position: Point guard Date of birth: 05/03/82 Place of birth: Sao Paulo (Brazil) Club Team 2010-11: Maccabi Ashdod (Israel-D1) Career: Lakhen Ramat Hasharon (Israel-D1, 1999-2000), Hapoel Galil Elyon (Israel-D1, 200001), Maccabi Ra’anana (Israel-D1, 2001-03), Maccabi Ramat Khen (Israel-D1, 2003-04), Hapoel Haifa/Motzkin (Israel-D1, 2004-05), Hapoel Tel Aviv (Israel-D1, 2005-06), Bnei Yehuda (Israel-D1, 2006-07), Ramat Hasharon (Israel-D1, 2007-10), Maccabi Ashdod (Israel-D1, 2010-11) olodny is a veteran who continues to be an effective role player, as she has been for the last five years. While she has never been handed big minutes in a National Team jersey, she remains a solid option who despite being a guard, rebounds really well for her size. A smart player who can also knock down a three-pointer if left open, she also has experience of playing in both EuroLeague Women and EuroCup Women. When things get difficult in games, Kolodny won’t hide and is always willing to take to the floor and show her fighting qualities if given the opportunity. So far, her chances have been limited but she is a very capable player and her experience could be vital.

Height: 1.69 Position: Shooting guard Date of birth: 06/04/1986 Place of birth: Jerusalem Club Team 2010-11: Electra Ramat Hasheron (Israel-D1) Career: Maccabi Ashdod (Israel-D1, 200405), Maccabi Ramat Khen (Israel-D1, 200506), Bnei Yehuda (Israel-D1, 2006-07), Bnot Hasharon (Israel-D1, 2007-08), Maccabi Ramat Khen (Israel-D1, 2008-10), Electra Ramat Hasheron (Israel-D1, 2010-11)

O

nce considered one of the rising stars of Israeli basketball, a serious knee injury slowed Noa Ganor in a big way and she almost had to start all over again. She has always been on the fringes of selection for the senior National Team but has not yet managed to make the cut and feature in a major tournament. That could finally be about to change with Coach Rabi acutely aware of the tenacious defence and competitive streak she brings to any team. Potentially a good role player who deals with intangibles, she could be utilized to try and lock down opposing playmakers. She knows what it takes to win and be successful since she won the Israeli Cup a couple of years ago.

K

NATIONAL TEAM STATS

NATIONAL TEAM STATS Year

2007 2007 2009 2009 2011

Competition

G Min

DIVISION A EuroBasket Women DIVISION A EuroBasket Women DIVISION A

8 1 8 2 2

6 8 10 12 4

2pts

- - 3-8 - -

3pts

1-2 - 0-2 0-2 -

FT

- - 2-3 - -

YEAR

Rb As Pts

1.4 0.3 0.4 - - 1.1 0.6 1.0 1.5 0.5 0.5 - -

COMPETITION

GP Min

2pts

3pts

FT

Rb As Pts

GP Min

2pts

3pts

FT

Rb As Pts

- Never played with the Senior NT in international competition -

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS SEASON CLUB (Competition)

- Never played in European club competition -

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS Season Club (competition)

1997-98 1998-99 1999-00 2001-02 2002-03 2007-08 2008-09

G Min

Ramat Hasharon (Ronchetti) 8 Ramat Hasharon (Ronchetti) 5 Ramat Hasharon (ELW) 5 Maccabi Ra’anana (Ronchetti) 9 Maccabi Ra’anana (ECW) 5 Ramat Hasharon (ECW) 12 Ramat Hasharon (ECW) 2

11 7 10 16 26 18 36

2pts

5-10 4-7 2-4 4-16 5-13 10-21 0-6

3pts

0-1 1-3 - 6-13 5-15 6-13 1-5

FT

5-5 5-8 1-2 8-8 6-10 4-6 1-2

Rb As Pts

1.3 1.4 0.6 1.2 3.0 1.9 4.5

0.9 0.4 0.4 2.2 1.8 1.8 1.0

1.9 3.2 1.0 3.8 6.2 3.5 2.0

Laine SELWYN

Meirav DORI Height: 1.78 Position: Shooting guard / Small forward/ Date of birth: 25/05/86 Place of birth: Tzfat Club Team 2010-11: Ramat Hasharon Electra (Israel-D1) Career: Maccabi Ramat Khen (Israel-D1, 2003-04), Bnei Yehuda (Israel-D1, 2004-05), Hapoel Tel Aviv (Israel-D1, 2005-06), Maccabi Ramat Khen (Israel-D1, 2006-07), Ramat Hasharon Electra (Israel-D1, 2007-11)

V

ery often the heartbeat of the team when she is on top form, Selwyn is an active guard who is always busy on the court whether playing defence or looking to penetrate to the hoop and dish. She is vying to be the playmaker of the team at ther third EuroBasket Women tournament and has many years of playing with both the National Team and also in EuroCup Women to call upon. Fiercely competitive and yet rarely losing her composure when under pressure, she is one of the key players on the roster. She arrives in Poland in good form having finished in the EuroCup Women top ten for assists and full of confidence after helping Elitzur Ramla to win the competition with some big contributions. Selwyn will also bring lots of her limitless energy to the floor as usual and both her influence and importance should not be under-estimated.

M

eirav Dori will be stepping out at her third successive EuroBasket Women tournament with her defensive capabilities proving effective in recent years along with her ability to conjur up key steals which is so often the stand-out feature of her game. She has also proven to have the capcity to do a little bit of everything, usually coming off the bench. Whether it is rebounding, setting screens or scoring the basketball, her influence is important, especially since much of what she does isn’t measured by statistics alone. Those intangibles are crucial for the team and with EuroCup Women experience to throw into the mix too, expect this part-time model who grew up on a Kibbutz and left home at just 14 to pursue her basketball dreams to be back contributing once again – as she has done for the last three tournaments and also during qualifying last summer.

NATIONAL TEAM STATS Year

2005 2007 2007 2009 2009 2011

NATIONAL TEAM STATS Year

2005 2007 2007 2009 2009 2011

Competition

DIVISION A DIVISION A EuroBasket Women DIVISION A EuroBasket Women DIVISION A

G Min

11 12 3 8 2 6

17 21 24 16 12 17

2pts

3pts

22-48 20-50 7-15 12-35 1-2 9-20

1-2 13-21 1-6 5-11 0-2 2-15

2pts

3pts

FT

14-15 12-19 0-4 7-8 - 7-11

Rb As Pts

2.9 2.7 2.3 2.1 1.0 2.2

0.7 0.3 0.7 0.1 0.5 0.2

5.5 7.6 5.7 5.8 1.0 5.2

2002-03 Ramat Chen (ECW) 2007-08 Ramat Hasharon (ECW) 2008-09 Ramat Hasharon (ECW)

G Min

2 12 2

13 15 37

10-12 15-30 5-13

- 5-16 8-13

FT

Competition

DIVISION A DIVISION A EuroBasket Women DIVISION A EuroBasket Women DIVISION A

G Min

6 12 3 8 3 6

28 28 29 28 26 33

2pts

14-34 24-55 4-7 28-42 4-10 7-14

3pts

0-11 10-20 2-9 2-5 3-8 3-10

FT

16-27 19-27 4-4 11-17 2-5 13-16

Rb As Pts

4.2 4.6 4.7 2.9 2.7 4.7

1.3 1.4 3.3 3.5 4.0 3.7

7.3 8.1 6.0 9.1 6.3 6.0

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS Season Club (competition)

2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2010-11

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS Season Club (competition)

Height: 1.70 Position: Point guard/ Shooting guard Date of birth: 16/05/81 Place of birth: New York (USA) Club Team 2010-11: Elitzur Ramla (Israel-D1) Career: Pittsburgh (USA-NCAA Div. 1, 19992003), Hapoel Haifa/Motzkin (Israel-D1, 2003-04), Anda Ramat Hasharon (Israel-D1, 2004-05), Besiktas Istanbul (Turkey-D1, 200506), Elitzur Ramla (Israel-D1, 2006-08), Dynamo Moscow (Russia-A Superleague, 2008), Ramat Hasharon Electra (Israel-D1, 2008-09), Elitzur Ramla (Israel-D1, 2009-11)

Rb As Pts

1-1 2.5 - 10.5 11-12 1.2 0.5 4.7 2-5 3.5 1.0 18.0

57

Ramat Hasharon (ECW) Besiktas (ECW) Elitzur Ramla (ECW) Elitzur Ramla (ECW) Dynamo Moscow (ECW) Elitzur Ramla (ECW)

G Min

11 12 8 14 8 14

27 34 30 34 18 31

2pts

26-50 12-40 16-41 39-77 16-30 19-52

3pts

7-13 18-52 6-21 11-38 4-11 14-44

FT

13-23 5-5 14-17 29-39 6-7 18-24

Rb As Pts

5.0 4.5 3.9 4.4 2.5 4.6

3.7 2.8 2.8 3.9 2.9 3.7

7.8 6.9 8.0 10.0 6.3 7.0

ISRAEL

Nomi KOLODNY


FIBA EUROPE 2010 WOMEN’S PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Hana

Horákova (Fenerbahçe Istanbul and Czech Republic national team)

T

here is hardly a more suitable place than the festive venue of an All Star Game to receive a FIBA Europe Player of the Year award. By her own admission, when Hana Horákova heard that she had been voted the FIBA Europe Women’s Player of the Year for 2010, it took her a good while before she realized it was actually true. The Czech international received her award in Gdynia, Poland, in early March, when FIBA Europe Secretary General Nar Zanolin presented her with the award during the EuroLeague Women All Star Game. The award winner was decided by the public and an expert panel vote. Horákova was second in fan votes, behind Turkey’s Nevriye Yilmaz, but won the experts’ vote by a comfortable margin ahead of Sandrine Gruda of France. According to the FIBA Europe Secretary General, “Hana Horákova is a born leader. Her never-say-die attitude and constant quest for improvement would make her a champion in any discipline. We’re lucky she chose basketball.” “For me, Hana Horákova has been the face of the Czech National Team over the last decade and a shining example of work ethic and winning mentality in European women’s basketball,” said FIBA Europe President Olafur Rafnsson. The 1.82 m guard was the MVP of the 2010 FIBA World Championship for Women, averaging 12.1 points, 4.9 rebounds and 3.9 assists to lead the Czech Republic to the Final. In typical fashion for the go-to player of the Czech national team, her best performances in the tournament came when it really mattered. She had 21 points, eight rebounds, three assists and three steals in the quarter-final upset of defending champions Australia and 14 points, four rebounds, five assists and four steals in the dramatic defeat of Belarus in the semi-finals. The 31-year-old was for many years the leader of Czech EuroLeague Women side Frisco Sika Brno and finished the 2010 season with 12 points, 4.5 rebounds and three assists per game. She signed with Turkish club Fenerbahçe Istanbul in the summer and averaged 4.9 points and 3.2 assists this season in the competition. l

FIBA Europe Women’s Player of the Year voting results Player Hana Horákova Sandrine Gruda Amaya Valdemoro Eva Vitecková Yelena Leuchanka Evina Maltsi Svetlana Abrosimova Céline Dumerc Liron Cohen Anete Jekabsone Nevriye Yilmaz Linkeviciene Ann Wauters Agnieszka Bibrzycka Anastasia Verameyenka Stella Kaltsidou TOTAL

2010 Statistics NATIONAL TEAM STATS Year

2010

Competition

World Championship

G Min

9

30

2pts

29-52

3pts

8-27

FT

Rb As Pts

FT

Rb As Pts

27-43 4.9 3.9 12.1

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS Season Club (competition)

2009-10 FS Brno (ELW) 2010-11 Fenerbahçe (ELW)

G Min

16 14

32 21

2pts

48-99 18-36

3pts

22-63 6-22

30-44 4.5 3.0 12.0 15-19 3.2 1.7 4.9

58

Fan Voting 8015 2170 2713 3488 4995 2237 5018 3754 3822 4057 10127 3066 3437 4277 5017 2114 68.307

Expert Voting 116 73 72 69 61 60 43 32 28 26 12 20 19 13 7 9 660

Ranking 0.135 0.081 0.080 0.078 0.072 0.067 0.053 0.039 0.035 0.034 0.028 0.026 0.025 0.020 0.015 0.013


GROUP C Katowice Spodek Arena

MONTENEGRO (Crna Gora)

POLAND (Polska)

SPAIN (España)

Possible Qualifiers

Hungary (Magyarország)

GERMANY (Deutschland) 18.06.2011

15:00H spain – qualifier 18:00H poland – montenegro 19.06.2011

12:30H montenegro – SPAIN 18:00H POLAND – qualifier 20.06.2011

12:30H montenegro – qualifier 18:00H POLAND – SPAIN 59


MONTENEGRO

GROUP C

SUCCESS COMES EARLY FOR PROUD MONTENEGRO After only a handful of years in existence as a National Team, Montenegro has made its mark by booking an historic first-ever appearance at a EuroBasket Women tournament. The emotion will be palpable as they make their debut, but as those nations who faced them during the Qualifying Round last summer will testify, this team has a talented core of players, capable of continuing to achieve big things which means you can forget any notion they are just here for the ride.

T

hey may be one of the smallest countries in the competition when it comes to size and population, but ever since they split their ties with neighbouring Serbia, Montenegro have shown they can punch way above their weight when it comes to events on the court and have attained success in double quick time. Everywhere you look around the Women’s game in Europe, Montenegrin National Team players are contributing at the highest level and now only four years after becoming a National Team in their own right, here they are making the headlines once again having reached their first EuroBasket Women tournament. Last summer really was a watershed moment for Montenegro when, having previously been promoted from their starting point in Division B, they got to test themselves in the Qualifying Round last summer against the top flight teams and emerged with flying colours after some impressive performances and results. With the rest of Europe sitting up and taking notice of their wonderful accomplishments, Montenegro are now ready to continue their journey and that may yet be to the latter stages of this competition. Make no mistake they have the talent to do so – albeit they do not have the deep pool of players some of their opponents enjoy.

How did they qualify? Qualifying round 2nd in Group C (6 W — 2 L) Results Aug-2nd 2010 Aug-8th 2010 Aug-11th 2010 Aug-14th 2010 Aug-17th 2010 Aug-23rd 2010 Aug-26th 2010 Aug-29th 2010 * home team

Montenegro b. *Hungary *Montenegro b. Bulgaria Montenegro b. *Finland *Montenegro b.Turkey *Montenegro b Hungary *Bulgaria b. Montenegro *Montenegro b. Finland *Turkey b. Montenegro

76-65 68-66 94-55 70-52 75-73 89-57 89-61 72-65

The frontcourt is made up of Jelena Dubljevic, Iva Perovanovic and Milka Bjelica. This is where their strength lies and while they perhaps do not have quite as much depth in the guard spots or on the wings, they do still have some experienced and talented campaigners such as Jelena Skerovic. If Anna De Forge also grabs a spot alongside her then all the better for Montenegro, who always have Ana Baletic around to help keep the scoreboard ticking over in games. While everyone needs luck with injuries in big tournaments, perhaps Montenegro will be more sensitive to this than most since the close-knit understanding and production of their core rotation is vulnerable if any of the main players are absent though injury or illness. Equally, while their strength remains down low in the post with more than three-quarters of their offence during qualifying having derived from their frontcourt players, they perhaps lack the shooters to fire them to the latter stages. Nevertheless, these are exciting times for Montenegro who have lost only twice in competitive games during the last three years. While their handful of experienced players will ensure they do not get stage fright and fluff their lines when the curtain is raised, they also have some exciting prospects in their youth ranks This tournament is likely to come too soon for many of them in terms of being able to have a significant impact, but in the next few years, the emergence of players like Ana Turcinovic and Milica Jovanovic are reasons to be confident they can continue to evolve on the big stage. l

Accumulated statistics in EuroBasket Women 2011 Qualifying round Player Jelena Dubljevic Iva Perovanovic Ana Baletic Milka Bjelica Jelena Skerovic Maja Milutinovic Snezana Aleksic Sanja Knezevic Jelena Culafic Ana Turcinovic Milica Jovanovic Biljana Turcinovic Marija Vujadinovic Totals

G 8 7 8 8 8 8 6 5 1 6 3 2 1 8

Min FG % 3pts FT Rb As 33 55-96 57.3% 3-10 32-37 5.8 2.5 36 40-58 69.0% 42-56 8.4 2.0 34 38-95 40.0% 10-26 26-42 4.5 0.6 25 27-72 37.5% 5-28 18-25 5.5 1.5 39 18-60 30.0% 10-33 10-12 4.8 5.1 21 18-52 34.6% 2-14 2-4 3.0 0.5 10 4-17 23.5% 1-12 9-12 1.7 0.5 4 4-5 80.0% 1-1 2-2 0.4 0.2 7 1-2 50.0% 0-1 1.0 6 2-7 28.6% 5-7 3.0 0.2 3 1-1 100.0% 0-2 0.3 2 0-3 0.0% 0.5 2 0-1 0.0% 0-2 - 208-469 44.3% 32-125 146-201 38.4 12.8

60

St 2.0 1.4 0.5 0.6 2.5 0.8 0.3 0.2 1.0 0.2 0.5 8.4

BS 0.4 0.4 0.3 0.1 0.3 0.7 1.6

TO 3.5 1.3 1.9 1.5 3.0 0.9 0.2 1.0 0.7 1.0 0.5 14.1

Pts 18.1 17.4 14.0 9.6 7.0 5.0 3.0 2.2 2.0 1.5 0.7 74.3


Milka Bjelica

ROSTER Player Jelena Culafic Jelena Skerovic Maja Milutinovic Marija Vujadinovic Snezana Aleksic Masa Stanisic

Height (Ft) 1.75 1.77 1.75 1.75 1.73 1.72

Position Birthdate 1 08/06/89 1 23/12/80 1 02/10/87 1-2 07/01/90 2 14/01/89 2 08/11/91

Team 2010-11 Unattached Frico Sika Brno (CZE) Vosdovac (SRB) KK Jedinstvo Gospic Crotaia (CRO) ZKK Roling Niksic

Anna De Forge

1.78

2/3

14/04/76 Hondarribia-Irun (ESP)

Ana Baletic 1.77 Sanja Knezevic 1.85 Biljana Turcinovic 1.83 Jelena Dubljevic 1.88 Milka Bjelica 1.93 Iva Perovanovic 1.88 Milica Jovanovic 1.89 Ana Turcinovic 1.90 Coach: Miodrag Baletic

3/4 4 4 4/5 5 4/5 5 5

19/07/85 23/01/84 28/03/89 07/05/87 22/06/81 01/09/83 14/08/89 20/10/93

Sony Athinaikos (GRE) KK Jedinstvo Atomeromu (HUN) Tarbes Gespe Bigorre (FRA) Lotos Gdynia (POL) Lattes Montpellier Umbertide (ITA) Merkur Celje (SLO)

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Last 10 FIBA / FIBA EUROPE events Year

Event

2010 FIBA World Championship 2009 EuroBasket Women

Place

Karlovy Vary Riga 2008 Olympic Games Beijing 2007 EuroBasket Women Chieti *Federation exists since 2007

Achievement

Did not qualify Did not qualify Did not qualify Did not qualify


TEAM STAR

Jelena SKEROVIC Height: 1.77 Position: Point Guard Date of birth: 23/12/80 Place of birth: Podgorica Club Team 2010-11: Frisco Sika Brno (Czech Republic-ZBL) Career: Buducnost Podgorica (MontenegroSuperleague, 2001-04), Wisla Can-Pack (Poland-PLKK, 2004-09), Frisco Sika Brno (Czech Republic-ZBL, 2009-11)

GROUP C

Jelena DUBLJEVIC Height: 1.88 Position: Power forward Date of birth: 07/05/87 Place of birth: Niksic Club Team 2010-11: Tarbes Gespe Bigorre (France-LFB) Career: Buducnost Podgorica (MontenegroSuperleague, 2002-06), Ros Casares (SpainLF, 2006) Rivas Ecopolis (Spain-LF, 2006-10), Tarbes Gespe Bigorre (France-LFB, 2010-11)

O

ne player who has never stopped talking about her pride at reaching a EuroBasket Women tournament with the country of her birth is Jelena Skerovic. After all, like Milka Bjelica, she has worn the National Team vest at senior level for both Yugoslavia and also Serbia & Montenegro. Of course this third uniform is the most special to her, and as one of the most experienced players in the Montenegro camp, she appreciates more than anyone the depth of history and meaning of this tournament for those involved. In terms of her individual contribution, it is of paramount importance. How Skerovic plays will probably dictate much of how her team fares in this tournament. She is a playmaker who has as much experience in elite level basketball as anyone else around while her influence on the younger players will be very important, something she has gotten used to after being the veteran on a young Frisco Sika Brno team in EuroLeague Women last season. She provides a steady hand in a backcourt which doesn’t quite match the formidable frontcourt and so the onus is on her to play well. However, should Anna De Forge play alongside her, then the weight may be lifted a little. Expect her to bring her usual sublime passing to Poland and finish with a phenomenal amount of assists. Crucially, she will make sure the forwards and centers get the ball in the right place and at the right time so they can go to work and do the bulk of damage.

J

elena Dubljevic has had a great couple of years in EuroLeague Women and established herself as one of the most respected European frontcourt players around. Having been in the forefront for the super rookie season by Madrid-based Rivas Ecopolis in 2009/10, she made the switch to Tarbes and continued to produce the goods last season. Of course that is hardly surprising since Dubljevic was just 15-years-old when she first stepped onto the floor in EuroLeague Women, way back in November of 2002 for Buducnost. During her teens she turned out for both Yugoslavia and Serbia & Montenegro, not only in the various youth European Championships but also during EuroBasket Women 2007 Qualifying when she averaged 30 minutes per game and impressed with her steal count and passing ability. Then of course independence arrived and she was able to become the star of her own home nation. While she has only just turned 24, Dubljevic has vast amounts of experience and seems to have been around forever. Montenegro will look to her to provide the bulk of the scoring in the paint since she is a terrific finisher around the basket, a good free-throw shooter and will pull down plenty of boards. She will play a lot of minutes and form formidable partnerships with the likes of Iva Perovanovic and Milka Bjelica inside. She could be one of the major successes of EuroBasket Women 2011.

NATIONAL TEAM STATS Year

2002 2005 2005 2007 2009 2011

NATIONAL TEAM STATS Year

2007 2009 2011

Competition

G Min

DIVISION A DIVISION B DIVISION A

4 12 8

2pts

14 2-9 26 65-105 33 52-86

3pts

1-1 2-13 3-10

FT

Rb As Pts

3-4 4.3 1.0 2.5 33-43 5.6 1.3 14.1 32-37 5.8 2.5 18.1

2002-03 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11

Buducnost Podgorica (ELW) Rivas Ecópolis (ECW) Rivas Ecópolis (ELW) Tarbes (ELW)

COACH

G Min

10 8 13 10

2pts

9 11-18 30 41-77 26 54-89 33 61-126

3pts

1-3 3-14 8-22 1-6

FT

4-6 19-21 27-31 35-39

0.2 2.4 1.5 2.8

8 6 7 4 12 8

Season Club (competition)

2001-02 2002-03 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11

Rb As Pts

1.3 6.9 4.3 5.1

G Min

10 16 25 35 39 39

2pts

0-5 3-15 10-21 11-28 28-61 8-27

3pts

0-4 3-11 9-23 4-12 12-42 10-33

FT

6-8 6-8 9-12 5-7 22-26 10-12

Rb As Pts

2.8 3.2 4.0 6.8 6.7 4.8

0.8 2.2 2.4 3.0 5.2 5.1

0.8 3.5 8.0 9.8 9.5 7.0

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS Season Club (competition)

Competition

World Championship DIVISION A EuroBasket Women DIVISION A DIVISION B DIVISION A

2.9 13.8 12.2 16.0

Miodrag Baletic

G Min

Buducnost Podgorica (Ronchetti) 7 Buducnost Podgorica (ELW) 14 Wisla Krakow (ELW) 13 Wisla Krakow (ELW) 12 Wisla Krakow (ELW) 12 Wisla Krakow (ELW) 12 Wisla Krakow (ELW) 12 FS Brno (ELW) 14 FS Brno (ELW) 10

39 35 24 39 36 37 33 28 38

2pts

19-59 36-92 18-55 34-88 37-91 36-65 17-32 23-47 27-60

3pts

4-14 8-27 7-24 10-53 23-50 19-52 13-49 17-34 2-31

FT

15-18 21-32 13-19 23-29 25-28 17-25 12-16 20-24 10-11

Rb As Pts

5.6 4.7 4.2 5.4 5.5 4.3 5.0 3.5 6.8

2.9 2.9 2.6 4.8 5.3 4.5 3.6 2.8 4.7

9.3 8.4 5.4 10.1 14.0 12.2 7.1 8.4 7.0

Sanja KNEZEVIC

Nationality: Montenegrin Date of Birth: 15/10/48 Place of birth: Niksic Team 2010-11: KK Sutjeska (Montenegro-A2)

Height: 1.85 Position: Power forward Date of birth: 23/01/84 Place of birth: Bijelo Polje Club Team 2010-11: KK Jedinstvo (Montenegro-Superleague) Career: KK Jedinstvo (MontenegroSuperleague, 2004-11)

Career: BC Sutjeska Niksic (Yugoslavia-D2/3, 1971-80), Lovcen Cetinje (Yugoslavia-D2, 1984-85), Primorje Herceg Novi (Yugoslavia-D3, 1985-86), Troyes (France-NF2, 1986-88), Buducnost Podgorica (Yugoslavia-D2, 1988-91), Bosna Sarajevo (Yugoslavia-D1, 1991-92), Borac Banja Luka (Yugoslavia- 1992-93), BC Ibon Niksic (Yugoslavia-D2, 1993-94), MZT Skopje (FYR of Macedonia), Primorje Herceg Novi (Yugoslavia-D3, 199697), Borac Banja Luka (Bosnia & Herzegovina- 1997-98), Rolling Niksic (Yugoslavia), FMP Zeleznik (Serbia & Montenegro, 2001-02), Vojvodina Novi Sad (Serbia & Montenegro- 1A, 2002), Buducnost Podgorica (2003-05), Swisslions Vrsac (Serbia & Montenegro-1A, 2005), Jedinstvo Bijelo Polje (Serbia & Montenegro, 1B, 2005-06), Mogren Budva (Montenegro-A1, 2006-07),KK Sutjeska (Montenegro-A2, 2010-11) International career: Yugoslavia B Team (1990), Serbia & Montenegro World University Games & U21 World Championships (2001), Head Coach Montenegro National Team (2007-10)

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n experienced campaigner with KK Jedinstvo in the Adriatic League, Sanja Knezevic is a real leader for her club team where she gets an opportunity to show her skills a little more than with the National Team. Having played only limited minutes during the Qualifying Round, Knezevic will probably have to be satisfied with a role off the bench but if called upon, she does have plenty to offer as she can cover several positions with an ability to play the three spot if required and make good decisions from the wings. Not only can she score and rebound in the paint, she can also patrol the perimeter and make shots from outside too. It is always going to be hard for Knezevic to break into what is a multi-talented frontcourt but this hard-nosed and multi-skilled player won’t stop working hard to make sure she gets an opportunity to help out her country wherever and whenever possible.

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here are few, indeed perhaps no, more experienced coaches at EuroBasket Women 2011 than Miodrag Baletic who has held a multitude of coaching positions over almost 40 years. It is a career stretching right back to the 1970’s when he originally cut his teeth in what was then the third division of basketball in Yugoslavia. Since then, he has coached both men and women at both club and National Team levels with his values built around hard work, patience and devotion helping to develop a number of skilled and talented players. Down through the years, Baletic has contributed to the emergence of players who have made it to the NBA and his status as President of the Coaching Association of Montenegro only underlines the esteem in which he his held in his home country. Having him ensure the Women’s National Team made history was fitting and as he showed during the Qualifying Round, he has the ability to mould these players into a dangerous unit. Nothing should pass him by and with his vast experience, Montenegro are in safe and very capable hands as they prepare to embark on their rookie EuroBasket Women tournament.

NATIONAL TEAM STATS Year

Competition

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS

62

G Min

2pts

3pts

- Never played with the Senior NT in official competition - Never played in European club competitions -

FT

Rb As Pts


Iva PEROVANOVIC Height: 1.88 Position: Center Date of birth: 01/09/83 Place of birth:Podgorica Club Team 2010-11: Lattes Montpellier (France –LFB, 2010-11) Career: Buducnost Podgorica (MontenegroSuperleague, 2002-04), Wisla Can Pack (Poland-PLKK, 2004-06), Buducnost Podgorica (Montenegro-Superleague, 2006-08), Liomatic Umbertide (Italy-A2, 2008), Gran Canaria (SpainLF, 2008-09), CB Olesa Espanyol (Spain-LF, 200910), Lattes Montpellier (France –LFB, 2010-11)

Height: 1.93 Position: Center Date of birth: 22/06/81 Place of birth: Belgrade (Serbia) Club Team 2010-11: Lotos Gdynia (Poland-PLKK) Career: Red Star Belgrade (Serbia-1-League, 1999-2001), Hemofarm Vrsac (Serbia- A League, 2001-03), Terra Sarda Alghero (Italy- A1, 2004-05), Taranto (Italy-A1, 2005-07), Ros Casares (Spain-LF, 200708), Faenza (Italy-A1, 2008-09), TEO Vilnius (Lithuania-LMKL, 2009-10), Vomero Napoli (Italy-A1, 2010), Lotos Gdynia (Poland-PLKK, 2010-11)

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his powerful center knows what it feels like to play at a EuroBasket Women Final Round, though not in a Montenegro vest – something she will now put right. She played at EuroBasket Women 2003 as a young player and had a reasonably good tournament. Since then she has developed an impressive resume to which she recently added the Polish Cup which she won in March of this year. Milka Bjelica is a player who despite playing center, does not mind stepping off the block and going outside to shoot the three ball. With impressive mobility, lots of skills and a positive outlook, Bjelica is a key member of the team and will play a lot of minutes with Montenegro benefitting from her vast experiences in EuroLeague Women, EuroCup and of course EuroBasket Women.

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va Perovanovic was sensational last summer and arguably one of the best performers anywhere as she finished with the best field goal percentage of the entire Qualifying Round. She underlined quite clearly what a potentially huge influence she will be at EuroBasket Women 2011 for her team with a string of dominant performances in the paint. A great rebounder with some powerful post moves, Perovanovic is also a really great finisher and to further highlight her quality, can boast of having averaged fantastic season doubledoubles in EuroCup Women with Buducnost and Gran Canaria. She also brings experience in EuroLeague Women and having played in many of the top leagues in Europe such as France, Italy, Poland and Spain, she is a proven performer who will be a tower of strength inside in what is her second EuroBasket Women tournament, having previously played for Serbia & Montenegro in 2005.

NATIONAL TEAM STATS Year

1999 2001 2002 2003 2003 2007 2009 2011

Competition

G Min

European Championship European Championship World Championship European Championship Semi-Final Round DIVISION A DIVISION B DIVISION A

4 8 7 7 3 4 11 8

11 9 14 9 27 26 27 25

2pts

3pts

FT

7-10 5-14 12-28 16-23 9-19 12-30 40-74 22-44

0-2 2-5 2-10 0-4 4-8 5-11 13-29 5-28

4-4 4-7 13-21 4-5 4-7 6-12 31-41 18-25

2pts

3pts

FT

Rb As Pts

1.8 1.8 4.1 2.4 4.3 5.5 5.5 5.5

0.8 0.1 0.4 0.7 0.3 1.5 1.0 1.5

4.5 2.5 6.1 5.1 11.3 11.3 13.6 9.6

NATIONAL TEAM STATS Year

2005 2005 2009 2011

1999-00 2001-02 2002-03 2003-04 2006-07 2007-08 2009-10 2010-11

Red Star (Ronchetti) Hemofarm Vrsac (Ronchetti) Red Star (ECW) Szolnok (ECW) Taranto (ECW) Ros Casares (ELW) TEO Vilnius (ELW) Gdynia (ELW)

G Min

4 10 2 15 11 13 9 10

31 13-34 2-8 25 28-85 4-21 35 11-26 1-3 25 43-100 12-30 27 36-80 16-56 8 5-13 1-4 30 35-74 4-22 30 44-89 6-25

21-30 27-36 3-6 33-48 40-46 11-14 23-33 27-33

0.5 1.0 3.0 0.8 2.3 0.4 2.7 1.9

2001-02 2002-03 2004-05 2005-06 2007-08 2008-09

13.3 9.5 14.0 10.3 14.5 1.8 11.7 13.3

G Min

25 21

2pts

3pts

23-51 16-38

2-13 2-14

2pts

3pts

FT

2007-08 Buducnost Podgorica (ECW) 2008-09 Buducnost Podgorica (ECW) 2009-10 Hemofarm Vrsac (ECW)

G Min

8 6 6

24 35 23

25-42 24-56 11-20

0-5 2-3 1-8

2009 2011

Rb As Pts

13-18 2.6 1.3 5.4 2-4 3.0 0.5 5.0 FT

Rb As Pts

2.5 0.3 5.8 2.0 - 2.2 7.2 1.8 14.5 8.4 2.0 17.4

26 25-36 31 41-63 30 70-120 24 32-63 33 52-83 42 9-18

- 0-1 0-1 - 0-1 -

FT

Rb As Pts

19-28 5.9 43-76 6.5 48-76 5.9 23-42 3.7 46-59 10.8 11-20 14.0

0.4 - 0.6 0.3 2.8 1.0

9.9 9.6 13.4 7.3 18.8 14.5

NATIONAL TEAM STATS Year

Competition

DIVISION B DIVISION A

G Min

11 8

26 34

2pts

3pts

29-80 28-69

3-5 10-26

2pts

3pts

FT

Rb As Pts

FT

Rb As Pts

34-54 2.7 0.3 9.2 26-42 4.5 0.6 14.0

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS Season Club (competition)

2007-08 Buducnost Podgorica (ECW) 2009-10 Zeljeznicar (ECW) 2010-11 Sony Athinaikos (ECW)

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS Season Club (competition)

3pts

FT

15-23 1-4 19-32 42-56

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NATIONAL TEAM STATS 12 8

2pts

- 0-1 - -

na Baletic brings many qualities to the table for Montenegro and in particular the versatility and flexible options which Coach Baletic will gladly use to his team’s advantage. She can play on the wings and shoot triples, utilise her ability to penetrate to the hoop or pull up and make consistent jumpers. Alternatively, she can step up into the power forward spot, perhaps to give other starters some rest time on the bench since she plays well with her back to the basket and can rebound as well as anybody. A great team player, Baletic is smart and has experience in EuroCup and some top European leagues. Last summer she played as many minutes as anyone in the qualifying campaign and opened the scoring in six of the eight games. She is one of the core performers and averaged over 14 points and 5 rebounds per game.

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Competition

3pts

Height: 1.85 Position: Small Forward / Power forward Date of birth: 19/07/85 Place of birth: Niksic Club Team 2010-11: Sony Athinaikos (Greece-A1) Career: Buducnost Podgorica (MontenegroSuperleague, 2004-08), Mann Filter Zaragoza (Spain-LF, 2008-09), Seljeznicar Sarejevo (Bosnia & Herzegovina-D1, 2009-10), Sony Athinkaikos (Greece-A1, 2011)

ery much an all action type of guard who loves to be in the thick of the action, Maja Milutinovic never dies wondering on the court. She certainly knows what it takes to win since right from when she was a teenager, she found success by way of gold medals at the U16 and U18 European Championship Women with Serbia & Montenegro. Since then she has evolved into a very good player with experience playing a couple of seasons in EuroCup Women too. She remains one of the most prominent six players on this Montenegro rotation and her importance to the team should not be underestimated. This roster is not blessed with many guards who can perform but Milutinovic knows what it takes to get the job done. She has solid fundamentals which coaches love since she looks after the ball well and rebounds more than most guards.

DIVISION B DIVISION A

2pts

10-17 5-12 34-54 40-58

Ana BALETIC

Height: 1.75 Position: Guard Date of birth: 02/10/87 Place of birth: Podgorica Club Team 2010-11: Vozdovac Belgrade (Serbia-A League) Career: Buducnost Podgorica (MontenegroSuperleague, 2005-09), Hemofarm (Serbia-A League, 2009-10), Vozdovac Belgrade (Serbia-A League, 2010-11)

2009 2011

19 12 31 36

G Min

Buducnost Podgorica (Ronchetti) 7 Buducnost Podgorica (ELW) 13 Wisla Krakow (ELW) 14 Wisla Krakow (ELW) 12 Buducnost Podgorica (ECW) 8 Gran Canaria (ECW) 2

Maja MILUTINOVIC

Year

6 5 6 7

Season Club (competition)

Rb As Pts

4.5 6.1 7.0 7.4 6.0 1.8 9.2 6.1

G Min

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS Season Club (competition)

Competition

DIVISION A EuroBasket Women DIVISION B DIVISION A

Rb As Pts

9-12 1.9 2.1 7.4 19-30 4.3 2.2 12.2 8-11 2.5 2.3 5.5

63

G Min

7 6 4

18 35 8

22-53 27-63 5-10

- 4-15 1-2

16-24 3.6 0.4 8.6 31-44 5.0 1.0 16.2 3-6 0.5 0.5 4.0

MONTENEGRO

Milka BJELICA


GROUP C

Anna DeForge

Ana TURCINOVIC

Height: 1.78 Position: Shooting Guard / Small Forward Date of birth: 14/04/76 Place of birth: Michigan (USA) Club Team 2010-11: Hondarribia-Irun (Spain-LF) Career: Nebraska (USA-NCAA, 1996-1998), San Jose Lasers (ABL – 1999), Detroit Shock (USAWNBA, 2000-01), Phoenix Mercury (USA-WNBA, 2003-05), Dallas Fury (USA-NWBL, 2005), Wisla Can Pack (Poland-PLKK, 2005-06), Indiana Fever (USA-WNBA, 2006), Wisla Can Pack (PolandPLKK, 2006-07), Indiana Fever (USA-WNBA, 2007), Wisla Can Pack (Poland-PLKK, 2007-08), Minnesota Lynx (USA-WNBA, 2008), Besiktas (Turkey-TBBL, 2008-09), Detroit Shock (USA-WNBA, 2009), Hondarribia Irun (Spain-LF, 2009-11)

Height: 1.90 Position: Center Date of birth:20/10/93 Place of birth: Niksic Club Team 2010-11: ZKK Merkur Celje (Slovenia-SKL) Career: ZKK Merkur Celje (Slovenia-SKL 2009-11)

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he younger sister of Biljana Turcinovic, Ana is a rising star who has been sensational at youth level for Montenegro, averaging superb numbers during three years at U16 level. She debuted as a U16 player when only 13-years-old and then averaged a tournament double-double in 2008 aged just 14. Last summer, she got to step up to the senior National Team and managed to find a handful of minutes off the bench during the Qualifying Round at the tender age of just 16-years-old. While the current Montenegro frontcourt is really powerful, she has already shown that trend looks likely to continue as the next generation comes through to the fore in years to come. A superb prospect, she is playing with many other great young players at Merkur Celje in Slovenia where she was named in the Slovenian All Star game. Turcinovic is a superb prospect for the future who is still only learning the game.

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nna De Forge was all set and raring to go last summer when she suffered a serious injury and missed out on playing in the Qualifying Round for her adopted nation. A former EuroLeague Women and WNBA All Star with experience in the elite club competitions on both sides of the Atlantic De Forge is hugely experienced and is expected to make her tournament debut for Montenegro. She recovered from being side-lined with her ACL injury and returned to Liga Femenina action in January. As she works towards getting fully fit, this veteran star will provide a perfect boost for a Montenegro backcourt which could do with some additional firepower. She can contribute from the wing positions but also get down low too. She is fondly remembered back home in the States as the first player from the University of Nebraska to make it in the WNBA and what better place to step out for her adopted country than in Poland where she made a real name for herself with Wisla Can-Pack.

NATIONAL TEAM STATS Year

2011

Competition

G Min

2pts

3pts

G Min

2pts

3pts

- Never played with the Senior NT in official competition -

FT

G Min

2pts

3pts

G Min

2pts

3pts

6

6

2-7

-

FT

Rb As Pts

FT

Rb As Pts

5-7 3.0 0.2 1.5

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS

NATIONAL TEAM STATS Year

Competition

DIVISION A

Season Club (competition)

Rb As Pts

- Never played in European club competitions -

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS Season Club (competition)

2005-06 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08

Wisla Krakow (ELW) 12 Rest of the World (ELW All Star Game) 1 Wisla Krakow (ELW) 9 Wisla Krakow (ELW) 12

37 54-129 27-69 22 2-6 2-4 38 39-88 24-55 36 46-111 13-61

FT

37-50 - 20-25 26-28

Rb As Pts

5.1 1.9 18.8 4.0 - 10.0 5.9 2.4 18.9 5.1 2.2 13.1

Milica JOVANOVIC

Biljana TURCINOVIC

Height: 1.89 Position: Center Date of birth: 14/08/89 Place of birth: Niksic Club Team 2010-11: Liomatic Umbertide (Italy-A1) Career: Buducnost Podgorica (MontenegroSuperleague 2005-09), CB Olesa Espanyol (Spain-LF 2009-10), Liomatic Umbertide (Italy-A1, 2010-11)

Height: 1.83 Position: Power forward Date of birth: 28/03/89 Place of birth: Niksic Club Team 2010-11: Atomeromu (Hungary-A) Career: Herceg Novi (WABA, 2006-7),Usce Novi Belgrade (Serbia-A-League,2007-08) , Roling Niksic (Montenegro-Superleague, 2008), Politekhnika Galitsiya Lviv (Ukraine-UBL 2010), Roling Niksic (Montenegro-Superleague, 200910), Banja Luka (Bosnia & Herezegovina-D1, 2010) Atomeromu (Hungary-A, 2010-11)

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enter Milica Jovanovic is an exciting young talent suggesting the longterm future of the frontcourt is in safe hands for many years to come. In 2009 she averaged a fantastic double-double in Gdynia at the U20 European Championship Women and while she barely played during the Qualifying Round last summer, she will be hoping for more minutes this time if selected after gaining in confidence having played successive seasons in both Italy and Spain. She also has EuroCup Women experience to call upon from her time at Buducnost Podgorica and all-in-all Jovanovic is developing and maturing at a rapid rate. While she will develop offensively, her rebounding and athletic abilities alone means Montenegro will always welcome her energy and intensity.

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lder than her sister, Biljana Turcinovic managed to find some court time when Montenegro originally tipped off in Division B and gained promotion which was a great experience. While she only played a few minutes both then and also last summer in the Qualifying Round, the forward has now experienced life in leagues around Europe after competing in Hungary last season with Atomeromu. She put in some memorable performances in the Hungarian league with one special 34 point haul while she posted 13 points against reigning champions and EuroLeague Women side Pecs 2010. She has quick hands for a frontcourt player and reads the game well, allowing her to get more steals than you might expect from a forward. She also finishes around the hoop with confidence for a young player and could fulfil a role off the bench for Coach Baletic,

NATIONAL TEAM STATS Year

2009 2011

NATIONAL TEAM STATS Year

2011

Competition

DIVISION A

G Min

6

6

2pts

2-7

3pts

-

FT

G Min

2pts

- Never played in European club competitions -

3pts

FT

G Min

2pts

3pts

1-1 -

FT

- 1.0 0-2 0.3

Rb As Pts

G Min

2pts

3pts

FT

Rb As Pts

4 3

4 3

2-3 1-1

- 1.8 - 0.7

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS

Rb As Pts

Season Club (competition)

5-7 3.0 0.2 1.5

2007-08 Buducnost Podgorica (ECW) 2008-09 Buducnost Podgorica (ECW)

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS Season Club (competition)

Competition

DIVISION B DIVISION A

Rb As Pts

64

3 6

6 29

1-4 20-49

- -

- 0.3 - 0.7 8-8 6.2 2.5 8.0


Marija VUJADINOVIC Height: 1.75 Position: Guard Date of birth: 07/01/90 Place of birth: Kotor Club Team 2010-11: KK Jedinstvo (Montenegro-Superleague) Career: Buducnost Podgorica (MontenegroSuperleague, 2008-11),KK Jedinstvo (Montenegro-Superleague, 2004-11)

Height: 1.73 Position: Shooting Guard Date of birth: 14/01/89 Place of birth: Podgorica Club Team 2010-11: Gospic Croatia (Croatia-A1) Career: Buducnost Podgorica (MontenegroSuperleague 2005-09), Jolly Sibenik (CroatiaA1),FEA Neas Halkidonas (Greece-A1, 2010) Gospic Croatia (Croatia-A1, 2010-11)

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W

nother stand out player at the U20 European Championship Women in Gdynia during 2009, Snezana Aleksic finished as the top scorer for her team and in the two years since has continued her development. She recently made the switch to the Croatian league where she firstly gained experience with Jolly Sibenik in EuroCup Women, a competition she had already featured in with Buducnost and then EuroLeague Women with Gospic Croatia. While she only managed limited minutes, she is surely destined to become a regular in EuroLeague Women and for the National Team in years to come. She managed to play ten minutes per game for the National Team during the Qualifying Round and is someone who can make a shot when the team needs it. She could prove to be an important player if Coach Baletic needs someone to take advantage of a zone defence in the tournament.

hile she only got on the court once last summer during the Qualifying Round, Marija Vujadinovic will surely see more court time in years to come, even if she does not make the final cut or manage to find any significant minutes during this tournament. She moved from Buducnost at the turn of the year and managed to increase her minutes in the Adriatic League to good effect and with some encouraging results. She has had success at youth level and is one of the new generation of backcourt players coming through for Montenegro, an area in which they could use some help. Energetic and aggressive, her approach could be utilised off the bench by Coach Baletic. NATIONAL TEAM STATS

Year

2011

2009 2011

G Min

1

2

2pts

3pts

-

0-2

2pts

3pts

FT

0-1

FT

Rb As Pts

-

-

-

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS

NATIONAL TEAM STATS Year

Competition

DIVISION A

Competition

G Min

DIVISION B DIVISION A

3 6

13 10

2pts

2-2 3-5

3pts

3-6 1-12

FT

Rb As Pts

FT

Rb As Pts

Season Club (competition)

2008-09 Buducnost Podgorica (ECW)

1-4 1.0 - 4.7 9-12 1.7 0.5 3.0

G Min

6

8

4-10

0-2

-

Rb As Pts

0.5 0.3 1.3

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS Season Club (competition)

2007-08 Buducnost Podgorica (ECW) 2009-10 Jolly Sibenik (ECW) 2010-11 Gospic (ELW)

G Min

8 6 9

31 29 9

2pts

17-36 3-16 1-5

3pts

14-33 7-22 0-6

18-22 2.4 1.5 11.8 6-6 2.8 2.0 5.5 - 0.7 0.1 0.2

Masa STANISIC

Jelena CULAFIC

Height: 1.72 Position: Guard Date of birth: 08/11/91 Place of birth: Niksic Club Team 2010-11: ZKK Roling Niksic (Montenegro Superleague) Career: ZKK Roling Niksic (Montenegro Superleague, 2006-11)

Height: 1.75 Position: Guard Date of birth: 08/06/89 Place of birth: Berane Club Team 2010-11: Unattached. Career: Buducnost Podgorica (Montenegro-A1,2005-09), Ragusa Dubrovnik (Croatia-A1, 2009-10), Banja Luka (Bosnia & Herzegovina-D1, 2010)

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ineteen year old Masa Stanisic is another young rising talent who represents the next generation of players for Montenegro. To date she is yet to get to play in European competition having spent her fledgling professional career with her hometown club and she also hasn’t had an opportunity with the National Team either having not been chosen to play during the Qualifying Round last summer. Nevertheless, her time will surely come. She is knocking on the door and one of the players in the frame to be a surprise inclusion for the final roster at EuroBasket Women 2011. She played in the U20 European Championship Women in Gdynia during 2009 and would certainly benefit from the experience of a major tournament if given the opportunity, although a sprinkling of bench time is all the guard would reasonably expect if she is given the final nod. Has a good basketball IQ for a young player and isn’t afraid to put the ball on the floor and penetrate or take an outside shot.

elena Culafic is an all action guard who likes to play at a high tempo and can contribute in all areas of the game. She is happy handling or shooting the ball and can play defence. She has the capacity to score in a number of different ways as evidenced by her performances in EuroCup Women for Buducnost where she posted some impressive numbers. Culaficalso impressed at youth level where she helped the U20 team win promotion to Division A at the European Championship Women in 2007. Meanwhile at U18 level that same year, she averaged over 20 point per game during the tournament. She only played once in the Qualifying Round last summer but could be back to showcase her potential once again.

NATIONAL TEAM STATS

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS

Year

Competition

G Min

2pts

3pts

FT

Rb As Pts

G Min

2pts

3pts

FT

Rb As Pts

- Never played with the Senior NT in official competition -

NATIONAL TEAM STATS Year

2011

Season Club (competition)

2007-08 Buducnost Podgorica (ECW) 2008-09 Buducnost Podgorica (ECW)

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS Season Club (competition)

- Never played in European club competitions -

Competition

DIVISION A

65

G Min

1

7

G Min

8 6

22 33

2pts

1-1

2pts

15-32 17-49

3pts

0-1

3pts

3-11 0-8

FT

Rb As Pts

FT

Rb As Pts

-

- 1.0 2.0

19-22 1.8 1.4 7.3 18-25 3.8 3.0 8.7

MONTENEGRO

Snezana ALEKSIC


GROUP C

POLAND

IS THE GLASS HALF FULL OR HALF EMPTY FOR HOSTS? While being without pregnant All Star Agnieszka Bibrzycka and a number of injured players such as Magdelena Leciejewsk, Izabela Pierkarska and Agniezska Majewska could be viewed as a major blow, could it also represent an opportunity for the Polish team to play with more freedom now the usual weight of expectation placed on any host nation has been dampened a little by the loss of two big players?

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aving struggled to remain at the elite level since 2003 despite having one of the most competitive leagues in Europe and sound youth development, hopes had been high that Poland might be able to make a splash at EuroBasket Women 2009 with ‘Biba’ leading the way. However in the end, the team exited in a disappointing and rather anticlimatic fashion. Things had looked so promising when after having secured seven wins from eight qualifying games to reach Latvia, they then opened up their Final Round campaign with victories against both Greece and Hungary in Group B in Liepaja. This meant they needed just one more victory in Riga to advance to the Quarter-Finals but subsequent losses to Slovak Republic and Spain proved costly. Now on home soil, the ambition of getting things rolling again and managing to successfully compete in the latter stages of a major tournament remains in place – even if they will have to do it without their star player. There is little point in the team feeling sorry for itself and Poland certainly won’t be doing that. Collectively they need to step things up and believe they can make the latter stages and compete once again. For the halcyon days when the Polish women’s national team won a EuroBasket Women, back in 1999, are nothing more than a distant memory. While reminiscing about the legendary Malgorzata Dydek remains a pleasure for many supporters, this team can’t continue living off past glories from more than a decade ago. It’s time for this younger generation to begin realising their potential with the help of a few veteran players. With the Polish league still considered as one of the most competitive on the Continent and with plenty of players gaining further experience in both EuroCup Women and EuroLeague Women since the last EuroBasket Women tournament, we could

How did they qualify? Poland qualified as the host team

see a more mature and balanced set of players take to the floor. Of course the absence of Biba will hurt them on the court. Even if EuroBasket Women has never been particularly kind to her, she is still a highly talented player you would always want in your team as a coach. On a positive note, when it comes to needing clutch players to get the job done in big games, Poland have a few shooters who might just step up to the mark. There are also other big players for Poland who could provide the firepower vacuum left by Biba. None more so than the dominant figure inside of Ewelina Kobryn, who had a strong tournament two years ago. She is likely to again be hugely important but particularly against a physical Montenegro team a game the Poles will have earmarked as one they have a good chance of winning. On a lighter note, Kobryn will also have fun in going head-tohead and trying to upset her club coach Jose Hernandez in the match-up with Spain. However this game will be really tough for the hosts with Hernandez armed to the hilt with all the scouting and inside information he needs to stop the Poles. Another player missing for Poland is Kobryn’s Wisla Can-Pack teammate Magdela Leciejewska, who will miss this important tournament through injury. With their fanatical fans behind them, expectations re-aligned into a more realistic position, it’s hard not to sense that they have a big opportunity to surprise everyone. Certainly they will feel they are capable of beating both Montenegro and any team catapulted into Group C by way of the Additional Qualifying Round. However, the lack of a real top quality playmaker and game changer to compliment the depth in their frontcourt could ultimately prove to be their downfall. It promises to be a fascinating ride for a roster made up of players who all play their club basketball on home soil. l

Accumulated statistics in EuroBasket Women 2009 Player Ewelina Kobryn Agnieszka Bibrzycka Magdalena Leciejewska Daria Mieloszynska Justyna Jeziorna Agnieszka Skobel Joanna Walich Agata Gajda Paulina Pawlak Justyna Zurowska Izabela Piekarska Aleksandra Drzewinska Totals

G 6 5 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 4 2 6

Min FG 30 25-56 25 17-55 25 21-36 23 12-48 18 14-26 17 5-29 11 8-19 18 8-23 21 5-32 10 6-20 7 1-4 8 0-3 - 122-351

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% 44.6% 30.9% 58.3% 25.0% 53.8% 17.2% 42.1% 34.8% 15.6% 30.0% 25.0% 0.0% 34.8%

3pts 0-1 7-27 0-1 4-25 2-4 1-10 0-6 2-16 1-4 0-2 17-96

FT 22-29 10-12 17-20 4-4 2-5 15-18 7-8 3-4 7-7 3-6 2-2 92-115

Rb 7.3 3.6 7.5 3.0 3.2 3.0 2.5 3.0 1.5 1.8 1.0 40.5

As 0.5 1.6 0.3 0.7 0.8 0.8 0.3 1.3 1.3 0.3 0.5 8.2

St 0.5 1.4 0.8 0.5 0.8 1.2 0.3 1.5 0.8 0.5 0.3 8.3

BS 0.2 0.7 0.2 1.0 0.5 2.2

TO 2.7 4.0 1.7 1.5 1.5 0.8 1.2 2.3 2.2 1.0 0.8 2.0 20.5

Pts 12.0 10.2 9.8 5.3 5.3 4.3 3.8 3.2 3.2 2.7 1.0 58.8


Ewelina Kobryn

ROSTER Player Height (Ft) Position Paulina Pawlak 1.70 1 Katarzyna DĹşwigalska 1.74 1 Anna Pietrzak 1.67 1/2 Katarzyna Krezel 1.84 2/3

Birthdate 01/07/84 25/08/85 05/11/87 04/02/85

Agnieszka Skobel

16/01/89 AZS Gorzow

1.81

Elzbieta Mowlik 1.80 Emilia Tlumak 1.83 Malgorzata Babicka 1.87 Agnieszka Kaczmarczyk 1.88 Agnieszka Szott 1.86 Joanna Czarnecka 1.92 Patrycia Gulak-Lipka 1.90 Ewelina Kobryn 1.93 Aleksandra Chomac 1.91 Justyna Zurowska 1.88 Coach: Dariusz Maciejewski

3 3 3 4 4 4 4/5 4/5 5 5 5

05/06/83 15/08/82 06/09/85 23/05/89 23/03/82 04/05/82 16/05/82 07/05/82 24/04/85 08/03/85

Team 2010-11 Wisla Can-Pack AZS Gorzow CCC Polkowice Wisla Can Pack

Last 10 FIBA / FIBA EUROPE events

AZS Poznan Energa Torun CCC Polkowice AZSGorzow Artego Bydgoszcz Tecza Leszno Basket Ardennes (FRA) Wisla Can-Pack Lider Pruszkow AZS Gorzow

Year

Event

2010 FIBA World Championship 2009 EuroBasket Women 2008 Olympic Games 2007 EuroBasket Women 2006 FIBA World Championship 2005 EuroBasket Women 2004 Olympic Games 2003 EuroBasket Women 2002 FIBA World Championship 2001 EuroBasket Women

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Place

Karlovy Vary Riga Beijing Chieti Sao Paulo Ankara Athens Patras Nanjing Le Mans

Achievement

Did not qualify 11th Did not qualify Did not qualify Did not qualify 7th Did not qualify 4th Did not qualify 6th


TEAM STAR

Katarzyna DZWIGALSKA Height: 1.74 Position: Point guard Date of birth: 25/08/85 Place of birth: Gorzow Wlkp Team 2010-11: AZS Gorzow (Poland-PLKK) Career: AZS Gorzow (Poland-PLKK, 2003-11)

GROUP C

Ewelina KOBRYN Height: 1.93 Position: Center Date of birth: 07/05/82 Place of birth: Tarnobrzeg Team 2010-11: Wisla Can-Pack (PolandPLKK) Career: Wisla Can-Pack (Poland-PLKK, 200104), Lotos Gdynia (Poland-PLKK, 2004-07), Wisla Can-Pack (Poland-PLKK, 2007-11)

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he last couple of years have proven to have be a real breakthrough for Dzwigalska. She has established herself as an All Star player in the Polish league and is beginning to get recognised as the kind of reliable guard who could do a good job off the bench for the National Team. Of course Coach Maciejewski knows her well since they have both been at Gorzow for a long time. While her actual numbers might not always catch the eye, it is the intangibles she brings to the floor that are vital and just as important as any stats. A good rebounder despite her size and proficient in other facets of the game, she is a dependable member of the roster with international experience too who could definitely surprise a few people with her contribution on home soil.

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an favourite Ewelina Kobryn has been a leader for Poland recently, and this role will be magnified in the absence of ‘Biba’. The center was one of the few bright spots during the team’s disappointing EuroBasket Women 2009 campaign in Latvia putting in a consistent display throughout. Now she is the main supporting pillar for the team after continuing to emerge and enhance her reputation in Europe in the last couple of years. Her finishing and dominance of the defensive glass have catapulted her to EuroLeague Women All Star status this year having already been a perennial All Star in the Polish League. Kobryn also played at the Final Four in 2010 with Krakow and not surprisingly has always attracted interest from the WNBA, recently penning a deal with the New York Liberty. Even though she has just turned 29-years-old, her star and all-round influence at both club and National Team level is still rising. The captain of the team during EuroBasket Women 2009, Kobryn can continue to assert herself as the number one player on this Polish side. She will show leadership to the rest of the team with her usual approach of dominating in the paint and getting the job done with great efficiency. She will lead by example and it’s as a safe bet that the 1.93m giant will lead from the front, and consistently produce good numbers during this tournament.

NATIONAL TEAM STATS Year

Competition

G Min

2pts

3pts

- Never played with the Senior NT in official competition -

FT

Rb As Pts

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS Season Club (competition)

2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11

G Min

Gorzow (ECW) Gorzow (ECW) Gorzow (ELW) Gorzow (ELW)

10 6 10 10

19 13 15 17

2pts

9-12 1-3 1-9 7-15

3pts

3-14 4-9 2-12 1-15

FT

4-5 - - -

Rb As Pts

2.3 1.3 1.6 2.2

1.9 1.3 1.9 1.1

3.1 2.3 0.8 1.7

NATIONAL TEAM STATS Year

Competition

2003 2005 2005 2007 2009 2009

European Championship DIVISION A EuroBasket Women DIVISION A DIVISION A EuroBasket Women

G Min

2 12 8 12 8 6

5 18 23 22 24 30

2pts

2-3 36-74 19-45 35-73 35-60 25-55

3pts

- 0-1 - 0-2 0-1 0-1

FT

1-2 13-23 6-10 17-19 14-22 22-29

Rb As Pts

1.5 4.3 5.4 3.8 7.4 7.3

- 0.2 0.9 0.3 0.8 0.5

Paulina PAWLAK

2.5 7.1 5.5 7.3 10.5 12.0

Height: 1.70 Position: Point guard Date of birth: 01/07/84 Place of birth: Lodz Team 2010-11: Wisla Can-Pack (PolandPLKK) Career: PZKozs Warszawa (PolandPLKK,1999-2004), Lotos Gdynia (Poland-PLKK, 2004-10), Wisla Can-Pack (Poland-PLKK, 2010-11)

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS Season Club (competition)

2001-02 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11

Wisla Krakow (Ronchetti) Gdynia (ELW) Gdynia (ELW) Gdynia (ELW) Wisla Krakow (ELW) Wisla Krakow (ELW) Wisla Krakow (ELW) Wisla Krakow (ELW)

G Min

8 14 13 10 12 12 18 14

2pts

24 13-37 25 50-92 30 52-89 28 33-78 22 29-70 28 54-98 28 87-161 29 79-170

3pts

- - 0-1 - - - 2-7 0-2

FT

5-11 20-31 31-47 29-37 15-23 22-32 47-71 39-55

Rb As Pts

8.9 6.4 7.0 6.4 4.8 5.1 7.7 5.6

0.1 0.3 0.9 0.5 0.7 0.5 1.2 0.9

3.9 8.6 10.4 9.5 6.1 10.8 12.6 14.1

COACH

A

fter making her major tournament debut in Latvia in 2009, Paulina Pawlak has since established herself as a critical piece of the puzzle for Poland. She has just completed her seventh year playing in EuroLeague Women where she has shown her worth not only for Lotos Gdynia, but also to Wisla Can-Pack where she moved last summer. Tenacious on defence and a great team player, this is where her strength lies. A hard-nosed approach to every minute of every game, she is tough on the court and while her offensive skills aren’t as exciting as some other guards, they can be just as effective. She consistently knocks down triples and has good court awareness with the ball in her hands – further reasons why she is still an All Star in the Polish league. She also works well with the likes of Ewelina Kobryn who was with her in Gdynia. The performances of Pawlak in particular could have a significant bearing on the success of the team.

Dariusz MACIEJEWSKI

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Nationality: Polish Date of birth: 08/03/64 Place of birth: Gorzow Team 2010-11: AZS Gorzow (Poland-PLKK) Career: Akori Gorzow (1990-91), Warta Gorzow (1991-1993), Stilon Gorzow (PLKK , 1993-1998), Sleza Wroclaw/Dekoral Wroclaw (PLKK, 1998-2000), AZS Gorzow (2000-2011) International career: Head coach – Women World University Games (2005-09), Polish Senior National Team (2009-11)

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tepping into the shoes of Krzysztof Koziorowicz after the team flunked at EuroBasket 2009, Dariusz Maciejewski brings a real energy and desire to the National Team. He sets the bar very high for his players and has spoken ever since he took the reins of medals and qualification for the London 2012 Olympics. Maciejewski is a coach who instils belief into the players and will be desperate for them to shine. While he probably would have preferred to have coached the National Team more in a competitive capacity by way of a Qualifying Round campaign rather than only preparation games as hosts, he has as much knowledge as anyone about both his players and Polish basketball. Born and bred in Gorzow he has led his club team to great success and into EuroLeague Women. Indeed much of the team spirit and mentality he managed to harness at club level will no doubt be noticeable with the National Team players this summer. He has a difficult task on his hands but will keep his players upbeat and believing they can succeed.

Year

2005 2007 2009 2009

Competition

DIVISION A DIVISION A DIVISION A EuroBasket Women

G Min

10 12 8 6

21 28 23 21

2pts

3pts

17-34 20-55 8-28 3-16

1-5 10-29 3-9 2-16

2pts

3pts

FT

14-19 13-17 14-16 7-7

Rb As Pts

2.2 2.8 2.8 1.5

1.5 1.7 2.8 1.3

5.1 6.9 4.9 3.2

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS Season Club (competition)

2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2008-09 2009-10 2009-10 2010-11

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Gdynia (ELW) Gdynia (ELW) Gdynia (ELW) Gdynia (ELW) Gdynia (ELW) Gdynia (ELW) Wisla Krakow (ELW) Wisla Krakow (ELW)

G Min

15 15 13 10 13 8 9 13

8 16 21 30 15 28 15 23

6-16 13-30 13-34 15-46 6-17 6-20 2-10 12-33

0-3 0-7 5-16 6-24 2-17 8-20 4-11 14-37

FT

12-16 9-12 12-18 13-21 1-1 4-5 5-6 3-4

Rb As Pts

1.0 1.1 1.0 3.2 1.0 1.4 1.2 2.4

0.3 0.8 1.2 1.8 1.3 1.6 0.9 1.7

1.6 2.3 4.1 6.1 1.5 5.0 2.3 5.3


Katarzyna KREZEL Height: 1.85 Position: Shooting guard/Small Forward Date of birth: 04/02/85 Place of birth: Krakow Team 2010-11: Wisla Can Pack (PolandPLKK) Career: SMS PZKosz Lomianki (PolandPLKK, 2002-04), UTEP (USA-NCAA, 2005-08), PKM Duda Super Pol Leszno (Poland-PLKK, 2008-2009).Utex Row Rybnik (Poland-PLKK, 2008-10), Wisla Can-Pack (Poland-PLKK, 2010-11)

Height: 1.80 Position: Small Forward Date of birth: 05/06/83 Place of birth: Krakow Team 2010-11: Inea AZS Poznan (PolandPLKK) Career: SMS Warszawa (Poland-PLKK, 19982002), Wisla Can-Pack (Poland-PLKK, 2002-03), Dexia-Namur (Belgium-D1, 2003-08), Utex Row Rybnik (Poland-PLKK, 2008-09), Inea AZS Poznan (Poland-PLKK, 2009-11)

T

K

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Year

he shooting guard formerly known as Elzbieta Miedzik is a solid all-round performer on the National Team stage with a reliable track record, having played in a number of major championships and also several seasons in EuroLeague Women. While she didn’t make the final cut for EuroBasket Women 2009, she made a total of eight appearances at EuroBasket Women 2005. Great to coach, Mowlik offers production in all areas including rebounds, assists and steals since she’s not only a shooter but a much more well-rounded player. It’s been a tough season with club side Poznan who have struggled in the Polish league, but if she can shine with Poland and play to her potential then they will benefit from her experience. She is expected to be one of the players who could help fill the void left by the absence of ‘Biba’.

Year

2005 2005 2007 2009

Competition

G Min

DIVISION A EuroBasket Women DIVISION A DIVISION A

12 8 10 2

20 20 20 20

2pts

17-41 9-22 10-29 2-6

3pts

11-33 10-28 19-40 3-4

FT

8-8 1-2 9-10 -

atarzyna Krezel was left disappointed when, unlike fellow rising talents in the Polish league such as Izabela Piekarska and Daria Mieloszynska, she didn’t manage to step out at EuroBasket Women 2009. Having completed a successful NCAA career she made a big splash during her rookie pro-season in 2008-09. Since that time, she has been up against stronger competition in EuroLeague Women and has had to do it all in limited minutes off the bench on a deep roster. Still, she is another Polish All Star and will be desperate to make her tournament debut. Quick and effective on court, she could be a great option for Coach Maciejewski if he is looking for someone who has the ability to knock down a shot and make an instant impact, most probably off the bench. NATIONAL TEAM STATS

Rb As Pts

1.2 1.8 1.7 1.5

0.8 1.8 0.9 1.5

6.3 6.1 8.6 6.5

Competition

G Min

2pts

3pts

- Never played with the Senior NT in official competition -

FT

Rb As Pts

FT

Rb As Pts

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS Season Club (competition)

G Min

2010-11 Wisla Krakow (ELW)

11

15

2pts

8-28

3pts

5-13

4-5 1.6 0.5 3.2

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS Season Club (competition)

2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08

G Min

Namur (ECW) Namur (ELW) Namur (ELW) Namur (ELW) Namur (ELW)

6 14 12 9 7

23 30 29 25 29

2pts

8-19 42-83 21-53 18-47 12-27

3pts

4-19 20-62 15-50 10-31 12-37

FT

5-8 20-26 16-22 4-5 3-3

Rb As Pts

1.8 3.4 2.2 1.9 2.1

0.8 1.6 1.9 1.0 1.4

5.5 11.7 8.6 7.8 9.0

Agnieszka SZOTT

Agnieszka SKOBEL

Height: 1.81 Position: Small forward Date of birth: 16/01/89 Place of birth: Poznan Team 2010-11: AZS Gorzow (Poland-PLKK) Career: MUKS Poznan (Poland-PLKK, 200508), Inea AZS Poznan (Poland-PLKK, 2008-10), AZS Gorzow (Poland-PLKK, 2010-11)

Height: 1.86 Position: Power Forward Date of birth: 23/03/82 Place of birth: Gorzow Wielkopolski Team 2010-11: Artego Bydgoszcz (PolandPLKK) Career: Sleza Wroclaw (Poland-PLKK, 19992002), Lotos Gdynia (Poland-PLKK, 2002-03), Cukierki Odra Brzeg (Poland-PLKK, 2003-04), AZS Gorzow (Poland-PLKK, 2004-08), Elizur Ramla (Israel-D1,2008-09), Sdent Sierre Basket (Switzerland-LNA, 2009), KV Imperial AEL Limassol (Cyprus-A1, 2009-10), Artego Bydgoszcz (Poland-PLKK, 2010-11)

S

till only 22, Agnieszka Skobel still has time on her side to develop into an even better player as she tries to meet the expectations of the promise showed at youth level. She played at EuroBasket Women 2009 but perhaps didn’t quite deliver to the level of her unquestionable talent. While her trademark defensive pressure was as excellent as ever, she struggled offensively and shot only 21% from inside and 10% from the perimeter. She is surely destined to improve on those numbers at her second major tournament, especially since she has more experience under her belt after a EuroLeague Women campaign with Gorzow last season. While that too was also tough, the National Team needs her to bring those quick hands and her propensity for steals along with her hard work and rebounding. If she can improve her finishing and continue making good decisions on the wings she could be a major asset.

A

n efficient forward, Agnieszka Szott didn’t feature during EuroBasket Women 2009 but is now back in the mix having played previously at the 2007 event. Indeed she could be considered the revelation of the year in Poland where she has enjoyed a real renaissance after a string of excellent performances. While most of her best work is done in the paint, Szott can step outside and take her defender to the perimeter where she is comfortable stroking home an occasional three-ball as well as creating space for others in the paint. A proficient rebounder, Szott is the leader with Artego Bydgoszcz in the Polish league and also won a Swiss Championship in 2009. She offers energy and a steady influence under the basket for Coach Maciejewski who knows her well having coached her at Gorzow earlier in her career. NATIONAL TEAM STATS

Year

2005 2005

Competition

DIVISION A EuroBasket Women

G Min

5 6

2pts

12 12

7-16 8-24

G Min

2pts

3pts

1-3 1-2

FT

NATIONAL TEAM STATS

Rb As Pts

5-6 1.4 0.4 4.4 5-8 3.0 1.0 4.0

Year

FT

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS

2009 2009

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS Season Club (competition)

2001-02 Toya Sleza (Ronchetti) 2007-08 Gorzow (ECW) 2009-10 AEL Limassol (ECW)

1 10 6

8 26 11

2-4 34-70 7-12

3pts

- 7-13 2-3

Rb As Pts

2-2 - - 6.0 20-27 3.8 2.6 10.9 7-9 1.8 0.8 4.5

Competition

DIVISION A EuroBasket Women

Season Club (competition)

2010-11 Gorzow (ELW)

69

G Min

7 6

15 17

G Min

10

18

2pts

8-16 4-19 2pts

12-32

3pts

2-5 1-10 3pts

3-14

FT

Rb As Pts

FT

Rb As Pts

11-14 1.3 0.7 4.7 15-18 3.0 0.8 4.3

7-8 2.0 0.4 4.0

POLAND

Elzbieta MOWLIK-Miedzik


Agnieszka KACZMARCZYK

Anna PIETRZAK

GROUP C

Height: 1.88 Position: Power forward Date of birth: 23/05/89 Place of birth: Szczecin Team 2010-11: AZS Gorzow (Poland-PLKK) Career: AZS Gorzow (Poland-PLKK, 2006-11)

Height: 1.67 Position: Guard Date of birth: 05/11/87 Place of birth: Zabrze Team 2010-11: CCC Polkowice (Poland-PLKK) Career: SMS Lomianki (Poland-PLKK2, 200406), CCC Polkowice (Poland-PLKK, 2006-11)

A

A

NATIONAL TEAM STATS

Year

gnieszka Kaczmarczyk has only played for one team during her professional career and that has been at Gorzow where Coach Maciejewski has mentored her. Consequently there isn’t too much that the play-caller will need to find out about the 22 year old other than considering whether she can perform at the elite level with the senior team. The forward has just completed back to back seasons in EuroLeague Women where she has completed against the cream of Women’s basketball and managed to do reasonably well – especially on the boards. She has now forced her way into the reckoning for the senior team having been a stand-out player at youth level for her country where she regularly posted double-digits and was one of the leaders of the team.

Year

Competition

G Min

2pts

3pts

- Never played with the Senior NT in official competition -

FT

nna Pietrzak has always been pushing for court time with the senior National Team having played in a variety of youth set-ups for her country where she put up some great numbers. She played for the U20 team when she was just 17-years-old and by the time she finished her youth career, she had played at four tournaments at this level. At club level, Pietrzak has been a key member of the CCC Polkowice team that finished second in the regular season and then made it all the way to the PLKK Championship Final series where she impressed in a big way. She is an effective guard with a good all-round game with her quickness being her main assets. She has played in EuroCup Women and could be a great option for Poland off the bench. NATIONAL TEAM STATS

Rb As Pts

2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11

Season Club (competition) G Min

Gorzow (ECW) Gorzow (ECW) Gorzow (ELW) Gorzow (ELW)

G Min

3 6 10 10

10 21 22 19

2pts

4-6 11-25 17-39 18-34

3pts

- 2-5 6-18 1-9

2pts

3pts

FT

Rb As Pts

FT

Rb As Pts

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS Season Club (competition)

Competition

- Never played with the Senior NT in official competition -

FT

4-5 8-10 14-19 13-18

0.7 4.0 4.0 2.7

0.7 1.3 0.9 0.6

G Min

2009-10 Polkowice (ECW)

Rb As Pts

8

24

2pts

13-31

3pts

6-21

7-13 2.1 1.3 6.4

4.0 6.0 6.6 5.2

Justyna ZUROWSKA

Malgorzata BABICKA

Height: 1.88 Position: Center Date of birth: 08/03/85 Place of birth: Gryfin Team 2010-11: AZS Gorzow (Poland-PLKK) Career: AZS Gorzow (Poland-PLKK, 2002-11)

Height: 1.87 Position: Power forward Date of birth: 06/09/85 Place of birth: Jelenia Gora Team 2010-11: CCC Polkowice (Poland-PLKK) Career: KK Jelenia Gora (Poland-PLKK 200304), Cukierki Brzeg (Poland-PLKK, 2004-07), AZS Gorzow (Poland-PLKK, 2007-08), KK Jelenia Gora (Poland-PLKK 2008-09), CCC Polkowice (Poland-PLKK, 2010-11)

I

M

t seems like such a long time ago now that Justyna Zurowska was handed less than 10 minutes per game at EuroBasket Women 2009 by former Poland Head Coach Krzysztof Koziorowicz. Since then, she has continued her progress and matured into one of the best players in the Polish league, becoming a EuroLeague Women All Star earlier this year. She has averaged double-digits for the past two years in the competition with Gorzow, the club she has been with from her formative years, making her a player Coach Maciejewski knows as well as or better than any other on the roster. What Zurowska brings is an energy not always associated with frontcourt players. She has good hands and reads the game well, enabling her to make some nice interior passes and also come up with some steals. Potentially, she could enjoy a much more fruitful tournament than her previous one.

algorzata Babicka is probably something of a surprise inclusion on the Polish National Team roster for some people but she has just played a big role in a successful season for CCC Polkowice. She is also a former Polish League All Star and competed in the World University Games during 2009 in Belgrade where she posted an impressive near 12 points and 5 rebounds per game. She is a safe pair of hands in the paint and very good fundamentally. She is a reliable free-throw shooter, can finish and will work hard at both ends of the court to help the team. Look out for her in the high post where she is very active and she will occasionally step outside and drain an open triple if required. Babicka previously worked with Coach Maciejewski when she was at Gorzow during the 2007-08 season.

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Year

Year

2007 2009

Competition

DIVISION A EuroBasket Women

G Min

6 6

14 10

2pts

11-22 5-16

3pts

0-2 1-4

FT

NATIONAL TEAM STATS

Rb As Pts

7-7 4.0 1.0 4.8 3-6 1.8 0.3 2.7

2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2010-11

Gorzow (ECW) Gorzow (ECW) Gorzow (ELW) Europe (ELW All Star Game) Gorzow (ELW)

G Min

10 6 10 1 10

24 31 29 17 28

2pts

42-74 19-43 42-83 5-9 27-76

3pts

6-19 3-17 8-24 0-2 5-20

FT

13-16 10-14 26-37 - 17-22

Season Club (competition)

2007-08 Gorzow (ECW) 2009-10 Polkowice (ECW)

Rb As Pts

4.0 4.2 5.6 5.0 4.6

1.3 2.7 1.3 - 0.7

G Min

2pts

3pts

FT

Rb As Pts

FT

Rb As Pts

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS Season Club (competition)

Competition

- Never played with the Senior NT in official competition -

11.5 9.5 13.4 10.0 8.6

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G Min

10 6

15 26

2pts

12-18 14-31

3pts

3-11 2-8

6-9 1.2 1.5 3.9 11-15 3.7 2.0 7.5


Joanna CZARNECKA Height: 1.92 Position: Power forward / Center Date of birth: 04/05/82 Place of birth: Wroclaw Team 2010-11: Tecza Leszno (Poland-PLKK) Career: SMS PZKosz Warszawa (2002-04) Wisla Can-Pack (Poland-PLKK, 2004-05), AZS Gorzow (Poland-PLKK, 2005-08), Tecza Leszno (Poland-PLKK 2008-11)

Height: 1.83 Position: Small forward Date of birth: 15/08/82 Place of birth: Torun Team 2010-11: Energa Torun (Poland-PLKK) Career: AZS Torun (Poland-PLKK, 1998-01) Sleza Wroclaw (Poland-PLKK, 2001-02), Quay Poznan (Poland-PLKK, 2002-03), Polfa Pabianice (Poland-PLKK, 200-07),Energa Torun (Poland-PLKK, 2007-11)

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ome six years since she originally stepped out for her country at EuroBasket Women, Emilia Tlumak is back in the mix and pushing for a spot at her second. Now very much a veteran player, the forward brings a wealth of experience playing to the table stretching back for more than a decade in both the Polish League and several seasons playing in EuroCup Women. Tlumak is very much a wing player who is happy to pull the trigger from downtown or put the ball on the floor and try to penetrate. She is a solid option with a good all-round package of skills and having played albeit briefly at EuroBasket 2005 in Turkey, she will know what is required to compete successfully in a major tournament situation.

zarnecka played only a partial role in the doomed qualifying campaign to reach EuroBasket Women 2007, and has never quite been able to grab herself a permanent spot since. However, her aggression and main strength of being able to drift to the perimeter and consistently drain threepointers means she could be back in the reckoning. While her aggressive approach can get her into foul trouble quickly, her intensity isn’t something a coach would want to dilute. She has previous experience playing in European competition with both Wisla Can-Pack and Gorzow where she was a role player for Coach Maciejewski. Perhaps a role she will be asked to fulfil once again, only this time on the biggest stage of all – at her first EuroBasket Women tournament.

NATIONAL TEAM STATS Year

2003 2005 2005 2007

Competition

G Min

Semi-Final Round DIVISION A EuroBasket Women DIVISION A

2 7 7 6

16 10 10 18

2pts

1-4 6-14 5-13 8-15

3pts

0-5 0-11 3-9 6-16

FT

- 4-6 2-2 5-6

Rb As Pts

2.0 0.9 0.9 2.2

0.5 0.4 0.1 0.8

NATIONAL TEAM STATS

1.0 2.3 3.0 6.5

Year

2007

G Min

2001-02 Toya Sleza (Ronchetti) 2002-03 Poznan (ECW) 2010-11 Energa Torun (ECW)

2 7 7

28 28 13

2pts

4-9 18-51 13-24

3pts

3-8 9-24 3-12

FT

2001-02 Wisla Krakow (Ronchetti) 2004-05 Wisla Krakow (EuroLeague) 2007-08 Gorzow (EuroCup)

Rb As Pts

2-2 3.0 2.0 9.5 17-21 3.1 0.9 11.4 4-6 1.4 0.6 5.6

A

2004-05 2005-06 2007-08 2009-10

Gdynia (ELW) Gdynia (ELW) Gorzow (ECW) Energa Torun (ECW)

3pts

1-3

FT

Rb As Pts

-

1.0 0.5 2.5

G Min

8 6 9

23 11 14

2pts

11-44 5-13 13-25

3pts

2-12 0-6 4-14

FT

Rb As Pts

7-14 4.8 0.4 4.4 1-2 1.3 0.3 1.8 10-14 3.0 0.6 5.3

H

NATIONAL TEAM STATS G Min

5 1

11 5

2pts

12-25 2-3

3pts

- -

FT

Rb As Pts

YEAR

3-7 1.2 0.2 5.4 - 1.0 - 4.0

COMPETITION

Season Club (competition) G Min

11 4 10 5

6 5 17 12

2pts

11-13 3-7 36-61 8-15

3pts

- - 1-1 -

FT

3-11 - 8-21 1-2

GP Min

2pts

3pts

2pts

3pts

- Never played with the Senior NT in official competition -

FT

Rb As Pts

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS Season Club (competition)

1-2

aving enjoyed a successful 2009-10 season which saw her make the Polish All Star game thanks to her efforts with Energa Torun, the center has experienced something of an up and down 2010-11 campaign. She started the year with Torun but then made the switch to France where she has been with Basket Ardennes playing in the LFB. With experience in both EuroCup Women and EuroLeague Women, she knows what it takes to play at the highest level although may only see limited minutes coming off the bench. Nevertheless, she is a reliable back-up option to give the likes of Kobryn a rest and if she experiences a good preparation period ahead of the tournament itself, she could convince Coach Maciejewski to give her a shot.

NATIONAL TEAM STATS DIVISION A DIVISION A

2pts

Height: 1.90 Position: Power forward / Center Date of birth: 16/05/82 Place of birth: Olsztyn Team 2010-11: Basket Ardennes ASPTT (France-LFB) Career: Łączność Olsztyn (Poland-PLKK200001),SMS Warszawa (Poland-PLKK,2011-03), St Johns (USA-NCAA, 2002-04), Massachusetts (USA-NCAA, 2005-06), Leon (Spain-LF 200607), Lotos Gdynia (Poland-PLKK, 2007-08), Energa Torun (Poland-PLKK, 2008-10), Basket Ardennes (France-LFB, 2010-11)

strong body in the paint who can do a good job on the glass, Aleksandra Chomac is hoping she can squeeze onto the roster for EuroBasket Women 2011 and finally make a breakthrough with the senior National Team. She represented her country regularly at youth level and since that time, has experience in EuroLeague Women and EuroCup Women. While the 26-year-old has failed to settle for any length of time at the eight clubs she has been at in the Polish league, she normally produces and that won’t have gone unnoticed by the Polish coaching staff. She has some post moves, can finish if given an opportunity and works hard – all attributes that work in her favour as she tries to bag herself a spot at a first-ever major tournament.

2007 2009

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Patrycia GULAK-LIPKA

Height: 1.91 Position: Center Date of birth: 24/04/85 Place of birth: Sokolow Podlaski Team 2010-11: Lider Pruszkow (Poland-PLKK) Career: SMS PZKosz Warszawa (Poland, 2000-04), Lotos Gdynia (Poland, PLKK, 200406), Meblotap AZS Chelm (Poland-PLKK, 2006), AZS PWSZ Gorzow (Poland-PLKK, 2006-08), Utex Row Rybnik (Poland-PLKK, 2008-09), Energa Torun (Poland-PLKK, 2009-10), Artego Bydgoszcz (Poland-PLKK, 2010), Lider Pruszkow (Poland-PLKK, 2010-11)

Competition

2

Season Club (competition)

ALEKSANDRA CHOMAC

Year

G Min

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS Season Club (competition)

Competition

DIVISION A

2006-07 2007-08 2009-10 2010-11

Rb As Pts

0.6 0.1 2.3 0.8 - 1.5 4.0 0.2 8.3 2.0 - 3.4

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Leon (ECW) Gdynia (ELW) Energa Torun (ECW) Energa Torun (ECW)

G Min

8 8 6 6

14 8 30 11

11-25 3-10 12-35 9-16

2-7 - 6-15 1-3

FT

7-10 2-2 5-12 5-6

Rb As Pts

2.5 1.0 6.3 3.0

0.5 0.3 1.0 1.2

4.4 1.0 7.8 4.3

POLAND

Emilia TLUMAK


GROUP C

SPAIN

SPANISH EYES FIXED FIRMLY ON GOLD Packed with an array of stars whose names roll effortlessly off the tongue, Spain remains one of the best basketball teams in the World. However, with their influential veterans forming a sizeable chunk of the team, will they be able to continue their stunning run of podium finishes stretching back to 2001 and finally land that long overdue gold medal which has eluded them for 18 years?

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f there has been one constant feature of recent EuroBasket Women tournaments, it has been the sight of Spain finishing on the podium. While that in itself isn’t so much of a surprise considering the quality of their coaches, players and approach to the game, the challenge to continue this glorious trend looks set to become even more difficult in the next few years. In Head Coach Jose Hernandez, they have the perfect person to ensure Spain squeeze every last drop from their glut of veteran leaders and superstars while perhaps simultaneously ensuring the influence and impact of the younger players begins to take a firmer hold. Not that there is any need to write off the thirty something stars such as Elisa Aguilar, Laia Palau, Amaya Valdemoro, and Anna Montanana just yet. There is little doubt they still have so much to give and could yet help propel their country to gold. However with Cindy Lima also celebrating a landmark birthday this year, Spain do have some interesting times ahead. For as tough and as talented as they are, these cornerstones of the team are born competitors who are pretty much playing all year round at breakneck speed and beating each other up domestically in the pursuit of Liga Femenina and indeed EuroLeague Women honours. That gruelling schedule always

How did they qualify?

has the capacity to take a toll at key moments. While some of the youngsters have already made a sizeable splash such as the ridiculously talented and explosive Alba Torrens, perhaps it’s now time for some of her young teammates to begin playing a more central role in the team. One particularly intriguing consideration is whether Spain have already peaked with their terrific bronze medal achieved at last years FIBA World Championship Women or, whether this great team is still on course to compete for gold with their older stars still sat behind the steering wheel. Irrespective of who plays the most prominent role, Spain will be eyeing up their usual place on the podium. Yes, it will be tough but they have quality all over the floor and before they even get kitted up, they can be assured with their talent they are already probably better than at least two thirds of the competition. If gold ultimately eludes them once again, then the carrot of the London 2012 Olympics will be another challenge to keep them focused and right in the mix heading down the tournament stretch while the Halcon Avenida contingent will be full of confidence after their superb EuroLeague Women triumph. As for the bigger picture issue of overseeing a crucial transitional phase for Spain (whenever that may be), there can be few better than Jose Hernandez to complete that task with gusto and success. He knows the young players as well as most and can be trusted to ensure there is no easing off the unquenchable thirst for medals by this fantastic basketball nation. l

Accumulated statistics in 2010 FIBA World Championship for Women

EUROBASKET 2009 Bronze Medal (8 W – 1 L) Results Preliminary Round

June-7th 2009 Spain b. Czech Republic June-8th 2009 Spain b. Ukraine June-9th 2009 Spain b. Slovak Republic

Qualifying Round

June-11th 2009 Spain b. Greece Junet-13th 2009 Spain b. Poland June-17th 2009 Spain b. Latvia

Quarter-finals

June-17th 2009 Spain b. Italy

Semi-finals

June-19th 2009 Russia b. Spain

Bronze Medal Game

June-20th 2009 Spain b. Belarus

66-59 85-59 71-54 67-48 67-55 67-60 61-42 77-61 63-56

Player Sancho Lyttle Amaya Valdemoro Anna Montañana Alba Torrens Marta Fernandez Laia Palau Laura Nicholls Cindy Lima Nuria Martinez Anna Cruz Elisa Aguilar Lucila Pascua Totals

G 8 9 9 9 9 9 4 9 9 8 6 4 9

Min FG 28 57-100 28 61-134 30 39-91 20 31-61 15 18-44 23 15-38 14 7-11 15 10-21 12 9-30 16 7-31 15 6-24 10 1-4 - 261-589

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% 3pts FT Rb As St 57.0% 33-44 11.5 1.0 1.8 45.5% 21-52 16-17 4.1 2.4 1.8 42.9% 14-32 4-4 2.7 2.9 1.7 50.8% 6-17 6-8 2.7 0.9 0.8 40.9% 0-4 13-16 1.0 1.2 0.2 39.5% 5-10 5-6 2.8 1.9 1.6 63.6% 2-8 3.3 0.5 0.8 47.6% 13-22 3.1 0.2 0.4 30.0% 3-7 5-7 1.0 0.4 1.0 22.6% 1-3 7-11 2.6 0.9 0.9 25.0% 3-16 1-1 1.0 0.5 0.7 25.0% 4-6 1.8 0.5 44.3% 53-141 109-150 32.8 12.2 10.8

BS 0.8 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.8 0.3 0.1 2.3

TO 1.6 2.8 2.0 1.0 1.3 1.0 1.3 0.7 0.7 1.3 0.7 13.0

Pts 18.4 17.7 10.7 8.2 5.4 4.4 4.0 3.7 2.9 2.8 2.7 1.5 76.0


Amaya Valdemoro

ROSTER Player Elisa Aguilar Silvia DomĂ­nguez Laia Palau Cristina Ouvina Marta Xargay Anna Cruz Alba Torrens

Height (Ft) Position 1.72 1 1.67 1 1.76 1 1.74 1 1.80 2 1.77 2 1.91

Amaya Valdemoro 1.82 Anna MontaĂąana 1.86 Sancho Lyttle 1.90 Laura Herrera 1.87 Maria Pina 1.87 Laura Nicholls 1.89 Cindy Lima 1.92 Lucila Pascua 1.96 Coach: Jose Ignacio Hernandez

3 3 4 4 4 4-5 5 5 5

Birthdate 15/10/76 31/07/87 10/09/79 18/12/90 20/12/90 27/10/86

Team 2010-11 Rivas Ecopolis Halcon Avenida Ros Casares Mann Filter Zaragoza Halcon Avenida Rivas Ecopolis

Last 10 FIBA / FIBA EUROPE events Year

30/08/89 Halcon Avenida 18/08/76 24/10/80 20/09/83 11/07/89 08/08/87 26/02/89 21/06/81 21/03/83

Event

2010 FIBA World Championships 2009 EuroBasket Women

Rivas Ecopolis Halcon Avenida Halcon Avenida Rivas Ecopolis Mann Filter Zaragoza Rivas Ecopolis Ros Casares Mann Filter Zaragoza

2008 Olympic Games 2007 EuroBasket Women 2006 FIBA World Championship 2005 EuroBasket Women 2004 Olympic Games 2003 EuroBasket Women 2002 FIBA World Championship 2001 EuroBasket Women

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Place

Karlovy Vary Riga Beijing Rieti Sao Paolo Ankara Athens Patras Nanjing Le Mans

Achievement

Bronze Medal Bronze Medal 5th Silver Medal 8th Bronze medal 6th Bronze medal 5th Bronze medal


TEAM STAR

Elisa AGUILAR Height: 1.72 Position: Point guard Date of birth: 15/10/76 Place of birth: Madrid Team 2010-11: Rivas Ecopolis (Spain-LF) Career: Real Canoe (Spain-1ª División, 199497), George Washington (USA-NCAA, 19972000), Halcón Viajes (Spain-LF, 2000-01), Caja Rural Canarias (Spain-LF, 2001-02), Ros Casares (2002-10), Rivas Ecopolis (Spain-LF 2010-11)

GROUP C

Amaya VALDEMORO Height: 1.82 Position: Small forward Date of birth: 18/08/76 Place of birth: Madrid Team 2010-11: Rivas Ecopolis (Spain-LF) Career: Dorna Godella (Spain-1ª División, 199294), Halcón Viajes (Spain-1ª División, 1994-96), Pool Getafe (Spain-1ª División, 1996-97), Pool Getafe (Spain-LF, 1997-98), Houston Comets (USA-WNBA, 1998), Halcón Viajes (Spain-LF, 1998-2001), , Houston Comets (USA-WNBA, 1999, 2000), Ros Casares (Spain-LF, 2001-04), Unimed Americana (Brasil-Liga Paulista, 2004), Ros Casares (Spain-LF, 2004-05), CSKA Samara (Russia-Superleague, 2005-08), Ros Casares (2008-10), Rivas Ecopolis (Spain-LF, 2010-11)

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idely recognised as one of, if not the, very best Spanish point guard of recent years, the levels of composure when under pressure suggest Elisa Aguilar has ice running through her veins. A completely unselfish playmaker, with as quick a basketball mind as you could ever wish to see, she is known as a joy to coach and play with. She missed out on playing in the bronze medal game at the World Championships but still contributed on the way to the podium finish. It’s been a strange 12 months or so for the guard who was not re-signed by Ros Casares after eight years and then returned to lead Rivas Ecopolis to a Copa winners medal in Valencia. It’s possible she might be used as a steady hand coming off the bench in Poland as there are few more experienced playmakers around but however she is utilised, her experience both on and off the court is priceless. She has been part of the National Team set-up for some 14 years now and barring the 2002 World Championship Women, has been a virtual ever present.

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here are few more instantly recognisable faces than veteran star Amaya Valdemoro who judging by her displays at the FIBA World Championship Women last year when she helped her team to claim bronze has absolutely no intention of slowing down. She had a terrific tournament and continues to be the heartbeat of the team with her all-around skill set. With nerves of steel, she wants the ball at the crucial times and her desire to win is always evident in everything she does. There are no half measures with this all-action small forward who has been one of the best in Europe for as long as we can all remember. Inside, outside, assists, steals, rebounds, she really can contribute in all areas. Valdemoro is a former EuroBasket Women MVP, having won the accolade in 2007 when Spain just missed out on gold. She then made a belated return in 2009 to help the team get back on the podium and secure bronze. At club level, she made up for her disappointment at losing out in the Euroleague Women final of 2010 and then subsequently exiting Ros Casares by returning to her former home-court to win the Copa De La Reina with new club Rivas Ecopolis. That perhaps sums up all you need to know about this classy champion. If Valdemoro brings her ‘A’ game and usual intensity then expect Spain to shift through the gears and obtain a medal once again. She remains the driving force.

NATIONAL TEAM STATS Year

1997 1997 1998 1999 2001 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2008 2009 2010

1995 1997 1997 1998 1999 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2008 2009 2010

Competition

Season Club (competition)

European Championship Challenge Round European Championship World Championship Challenge Round Semi-Final Round World Championship European Championship Olympic Games EuroBasket Women World Championship EuroBasket Women Olympic Qual. Tour. Olympic Games EuroBasket Women World Championship

G Min

4 5 8 9 5 3 9 8 7 8 9 9 3 6 4 9

9 23 23 21 25 26 27 34 26 34 30 30 27 26 23 28

2pts

3pts

FT

6-10 21-32 30-49 26-66 18-37 13-22 31-71 40-83 30-67 39-85 48-97 31-89 20-35 15-34 12-27 40-82

0-1 3-8 2-6 3-14 0-3 4-6 14-32 14-43 13-33 19-53 19-57 19-50 2-20 12-37 6-20 21-52

2-6 9-18 4-14 19-20 11-13 2-2 15-19 33-42 19-25 38-42 38-45 23-34 12-13 12-15 2-4 16-17

2pts

3pts

FT

2000-01 2001-02 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2005-06 2006-07 2006-07 2007-08 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11

Rb As Pts

1.8 4.0 3.1 5.6 3.0 3.7 4.4 8.0 3.3 7.9 4.6 5.7 4.3 4.0 3.5 4.1

- 3.0 1.0 2.1 2.0 0.7 1.7 3.4 1.3 3.6 2.0 2.2 1.0 1.3 1.8 2.4

3.5 12.0 8.8 8.9 9.4 13.3 13.2 19.4 16.9 21.6 21.2 15.8 19.3 13.0 11.0 17.7

1992-93 1993-94 1995-96 1996-97 1997-98 1999-00 2000-01 2001-02 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2006-07 2007-08 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11

G Min

Dorna Godella Val. (Champion's Cup) 3 Dorna Godella Val. (Champion's Cup) 20 Salamanca (Ronchetti) 12 Pool Getafe (ELW) 15 Pool Getafe (ELW) 18 Salamanca (Ronchetti) 7 Salamanca (Ronchetti) 1 Ros Casares (ELW) 14 Ros Casares (ELW) 12 Ros Casares (ELW) 13 Ros Casares (ELW) 15 CSK Samara (ELW) 14 CSKA Moscow (ELW) 14 Europe (ELW All Star Game) 1 CSKA Moscow (ELW) 7 Europe (ELW All Star Game) 1 Ros Casares (ELW) 15 Ros Casares (ELW) 11 Rivas Ecópolis (ELW) 11

4 21 35 28 30 34 31 26 29 31 31 24 31 24 24 23 26 22 30

2-8 46-90 63-122 63-115 74-145 28-70 5-7 42-87 51-99 40-108 70-141 41-86 38-87 1-3 10-19 1-4 71-129 30-63 58-129

- 2-10 14-36 5-15 12-37 13-29 4-9 12-46 21-56 24-66 27-77 17-46 24-69 2-4 15-37 5-9 27-85 17-34 11-46

- 13-20 38-51 26-47 51-62 14-20 3-4 28-39 34-43 42-52 40-53 26-32 27-37 - 15-19 8-10 36-46 21-28 19-26

0.3 1.2 2.9 1.8 2.8 3.9 1.0 1.8 2.1 1.5 2.7 1.4 1.2 6.0 2.4 1.0 2.8 1.7 2.2

13 4 12 15 10 10 20 26 26 25 26 26 15

2pts

3pts

3-10 - 2-6 3-3 2-3 1-3 9-13 4-18 17-28 6-15 3-5 12-29 3-8

3-9 0-4 6-10 1-5 1-2 4-12 9-36 19-49 15-47 7-16 8-29 17-50 3-16

2pts

3pts

FT

- - 2-2 1-1 - 3-6 6-8 3-6 7-10 4-4 - 9-12 1-1

Rb As Pts

0.5 - 0.7 1.0 0.8 0.6 1.9 2.0 1.4 3.0 2.2 1.8 1.0

2.0 - 0.7 0.7 1.3 0.4 1.8 2.0 2.1 4.0 2.0 2.4 0.5

3.8 3.4 3.3 1.8 3.4 6.4 7.6 9.6 12.3 5.0 9.3 2.7

Salamanca (Ronchetti) Las Palmas (Ronchetti) Ros Casares (ELW) Ros Casares (ELW) Ros Casares (ELW) Europe (ELW All Star Game) Ros Casares (ELW) Europe (ELW All Star Game) Ros Casares (ELW) Europe (ELW All Star Game) Ros Casares (ELW) Ros Casares (ELW) Ros Casares (ELW) Rivas Ecópolis (ELW)

G Min

2 5 15 14 16 1 12 1 17 1 16 15 12 12

33 30 32 34 29 15 35 10 34 17 20 24 19 28

2-3 3-14 8-13 7-20 18-56 16-59 14-39 23-75 10-33 26-66 - 2-4 33-82 14-56 - 0-3 19-43 40-105 0-1 2-4 12-30 18-51 19-31 19-56 7-16 13-37 22-56 19-48

FT

4-8 6-12 18-23 17-20 7-9 - 27-34 - 20-22 - 23-27 9-11 12-13 11-11

Rb As Pts

2.0 1.6 3.3 2.5 2.2 3.0 2.3 3.0 2.9 4.0 1.2 1.8 1.4 1.8

3.0 1.8 1.9 3.3 2.8 2.0 1.9 - 2.8 2.0 1.5 3.2 2.1 2.2

8.5 8.6 6.8 8.1 6.6 6.0 11.3 10.5 6.0 6.3 6.9 5.4 9.3

Jose Ignacio HERNANDEZ

Rb As Pts

0.3 2.8 4.1 3.5 4.0 5.7 1.0 4.5 5.0 6.9 4.9 3.4 3.9 4.0 3.6 2.0 4.4 2.8 2.9

4 2 7 3 4 5 8 9 9 3 6 9 6

COACH

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS Season Club (competition)

G Min

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS

NATIONAL TEAM STATS Year

Competition

Challenge Round European Championship World Championship Challenge Round European Championship Olympic Games EuroBasket Women World Championship EuroBasket Women Olympic Qual. Tour. Olympic Games EuroBasket Women World Championship

1.3 5.6 17.2 11.1 13.1 15.6 25.0 10.6 16.6 14.9 17.4 11.4 12.5 8.0 11.4 25.0 17.3 12.0 15.3

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Nationality: Spanish Date of Birth: 12/08/69 Place of birth: Salamanca Team 2010-11: Wisla Can Pack (Poland-PLKK) Career: Salamanca (Youth levels & Assistant Coach 1989-03) Halcon Avenida Head Coach (Spain-LF, 2003-2009), Wisla Can-Pack Krakow (Poland-PLKK, 2009-11) International career: Spain U16 National Team (200709), Spain National Team (2010-11)

ose Hernandez is one of the most respected coaches in Europe not only because of his work in EuroLeague Women with Halcon Avenida Salamanca and Wisla Can-Pack Krakow, who he took to Final Fours in 2009 and 2010, but also because of the success he delivered for Spain at youth level. Hernandez brought silverware to Salamanca in Liga Femenina and dedicated 20 years of his life to serving his local team. There was success last year of course when he claimed bronze at the FIBA World Championship Women and surely if anyone can meet the brief to keep Spain on the podium at major tournaments then Hernandez is the man to do it. He knows Women’s basketball inside-out and understands the philosophy of the Federation having weaved his magic with young players. A member of the FEB's technical committee since 2007, Hernández led the country to silver at the U16 European Championship for Women in 2007 in Valmiera, and successive gold medals in Katowice (2008) and Naples (2009). He is also a coach who will very much do things his own way. Now he has to not only coach Spain again and deliver a medal but he also has to use what he initially described as a dream job to carefully oversee the transition in coming years of a team that is due to lose some world class veterans in the not too distant future.

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Silvia DOMINGUEZ

Height: 1.91 Position: Shooting guard Date of birth: 30/08/89 Place of birth: Binissalem Team 2010-11: Halcon Avenida (Spain-LF) Career: Segle XXI (Spain-LF2, 2004-06), Celta Indepo (Spain-LF, 2006-09), Halcon Avenida (Spain-LF, 2009-2011)

Height: 1.67 Position: Point guard Date of birth: 31/01/87 Place of birth: Barcelona Team 2010-11: Halcon Avenida (Spain-LF) Career: UB FC Barcelona (Spain-LF, 200204), USP-CEU Adecco Estudiantes (Spain-LF, 2004-06), Halcon Avenida (Spain-LF, 2006-11)

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ast season surely has to be seen as a definitive breakthrough one for Torrens who absolutely exploded in EuroLeague Women and replaced her rising star status with one of bona-fide senior star after being crowned MVP of the Final Four. She has not only continued to develop her own unique style of play, but she put together all facets of her game, including her outside shot which was far more consistent than during previous seasons. This year her fundamental strengths seem to have been raised a level too. There are few more exciting players to watch in the game than Torrens when she is in full flow and the fun which fans experience when doing so is only surpassed by the fun you sense Torrens is having herself. She is 1.91m, which is a big problem for opposing players, especially since she is comfortable with the ball in her hands and running the floor too. Energetic and influential, she is likely to take over the mantle of Valdemoro in years to come as the heartbeat of this Spanish team. She remains a near certainty to make a big impact in Poland and continue her stellar work in EuroLeague Women and Liga Femenina. She has talent in abundance and her meteoric rise to the top just keeps on gathering momentum.

W

ith plenty of playmakers to choose from, you might think the talent of Sylvia Dominguez and the fact Coach Hernandez knows her well from his time in Salamanca would work in her favour - only she missed out on appearing at the FIBA World Championship Women in the Czech Republic last summer. Nevertheless, she is a hard-nosed player and capable of leading any team while out on the floor as she showed recently in Ekaterinburg when she helped Halcon Avenida win their first EuroLeague Women title with 16 points in the Final. She has a great basketball IQ and supplements that finesse on the ball by being fiercely competitive, which helps her to get more than a fair share of rebounds. She ruled supreme in her youth days for Spain and could now be ready to really light it up for the senior side having played a role off the bench during EuroBasket Women 2009. Sometimes it’s easy to forget she is only 24 and probably still to reach her peak.

NATIONAL TEAM STATS Year

2006 2008 2009

NATIONAL TEAM STATS Year

2008 2008 2009 2010

Competition

G Min

Olympic Qual. Tour. Olympic Games EuroBasket Women World Championship

3 6 9 9

10 15 25 20

2pts

3pts

5-7 11-20 22-49 25-44

2-5 6-19 10-36 6-17

2pts

3pts

FT

Rb As Pts

2-2 6-6 5-7 6-8

1.3 2.0 4.7 2.7

0.3 0.5 1.3 0.9

2009-10 2009-10 2010-11 2010-11

Salamanca (ELW) Europe (ELW All Star Game) Europe (ELW All Star Game) Salamanca (ELW)

G Min

15 1 1 16

24 30-65 11-45 11 1-1 1-3 18 5-8 0-1 28 74-136 20-54

FT

Rb As Pts

G Min

5 3 8

Season Club (competition)

2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11

19-28 3.4 2.4 7.5 1-2 1.0 - 6.0 - - 2.0 10.0 45-54 4.2 2.3 15.8

G Min

Salamanca (ELW) Salamanca (ELW) Salamanca (ELW) Salamanca (ELW) Salamanca (ELW)

12 12 17 15 16

Height: 1.90 Position: Power forward Date of birth: 20/09/83 Place of birth: First District (VIN) Team 2010-11: Halcon Avenida (Spain-LF) Career: Houston (USA-NCAA 2004-05), Houston Comets (USA-WNBA, 2005-6),PDV Santa Eulalia (Spain-LF, 2006-7), Houston Comets (USA-WNBA, 2007),PDV Santa Eulalia (Spain-LF, 2007-8), Houston Comets (USA-WNBA, 2008),PDV Ibiza (Spain-LF, 2008-9), Atlanta Dream (USA-WNBA, 2009), Halcon Avenida (Spain-LF 2009-10), Atlanta Dream (USA-WNBA, 2010), Halcon Avenida (Spain-LF 2010-11)

2010

World Championship

G Min

8

2pts

28 57-100

3pts

-

FT

2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2010-11

Ibiza (ECW) Salamanca (ELW) Europe (ELW All Star Game) Salamanca (ELW)

G Min

6 15 1 16

2pts

30 42-67 31 102-183 23 6-8 31 88-165

3pts

- 0-2 0-3 1-3

Year

2002 2003 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2008 2009 2010

Competition

World Championship European Championship Semi-Final Round Olympic Games EuroBasket Women World Championship EuroBasket Women Olympic Qual. Tour. Olympic Games EuroBasket Women World Championship

Season Club (competition)

2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11

Rb As Pts

1.2 1.6 1.0 1.3

Rb As Pts

23 18 29 30 27

2pts

17-46 24-43 29-51 30-65 25-58

3pts

6-12 6-16 8-26 9-30 6-20

FT

21-31 13-15 26-43 9-18 23-31

Rb As Pts

1.2 1.3 2.6 3.1 2.2

2.3 1.8 3.4 3.7 4.1

6.1 6.6 6.4 6.4 5.7

G Min

9 6 3 7 8 9 9 3 6 9 9

18 28 30 28 25 24 24 28 21 24 23

2pts

3pts

22-45 17-50 23-34 20-52 23-58 22-57 14-43 9-18 11-20 11-30 10-28

5-8 3-11 5-9 3-12 4-12 4-11 4-8 2-3 2-4 3-10 5-10

2pts

3pts

FT

9-12 24-30 9-12 16-18 4-4 19-27 14-20 6-8 1-4 6-8 5-6

Rb As Pts

2.2 2.3 2.3 3.9 2.9 3.1 2.0 3.0 1.8 3.2 2.8

1.0 3.3 2.0 2.9 4.6 2.4 2.3 1.3 2.0 2.8 1.9

7.6 11.2 23.3 9.3 7.8 8.3 6.0 10.0 4.8 4.1 4.4

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS

33-44 11.5 1.0 18.4 FT

FT

7-10 1.2 - 1.4 - 2.3 1.7 0.7 5-8 1.9 0.9 2.9

NATIONAL TEAM STATS

Rb As Pts

23-35 10.0 60-75 10.8 - 11.0 44-58 9.8

- 0-1 2-2

H

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS Season Club (competition)

3pts

aving survived the summer revolution at Ros Casares and subsequently helped the Valencia club to another EuroLeague Women Final Four perhaps underlines just how important a player Laia Palau can be, not only for her club but also for her country. Another veteran star with a list of honours too long to mention, Palau is a player who has evolved over the years and can not only hit her trademark left-handed jump shots or slash to the hoop but is much happier than ever handling the ball if required too and stepping into the shoes of the playmaker. She loves the challenge of going up against her opponent and that is hardly surprising with her one-on-one skills. She will remain a key figure for Coach Hernandez and will no doubt leave Poland having turned in another impressive line of numbers throughout the tournament.

NATIONAL TEAM STATS Competition

0-7 1-3 6-12

Height: 1.76 Position: Shooting guard Date of birth: 10/09/79 Place of birth: Barcelona Team 2010-11: Ros Casares (Spain-LF) Career: UB FC Barcelona (Spain-1ª División, 1995-97), UB FC Barcelona (Spain-LF, 19972004), CJM Bourges (France-LFB, 2004-06), Ros Casares (Spain-LF, 2006-11)

ust when Spain needed a real boost to maintain their perennial podium challenge, the decision to grant Sancho Lyttle a Spanish passport suddenly gave them access to the services of one of the biggest stars in European Basketball. In the last two years, during her time with Halcon Avenida, Lyttle has exploded in EuroLeague Women with some astonishing performances and numbers. Her consistency has been terrific throughout her career and incredibly, she has averaged a double-double since first entering the competition. Now she has also won a Final Four too and is recognized as a star across the continent. Her athleticism and strength in the post and especially around the rim is a real bonus for Spain who first saw what she could do in their National Team vest at the 2010 FIBA World Championship Women when Lyttle lived up to the hype and proved her worth by posting impressive numbers. An exciting player, Lyttle provides the kind of intensity and scoring talent inside which the likes of Torrens and Valdemoro replicate in the backcourt. She will be a real handful yet again for opposing defences in what will be her first EuroBasket Women tournament and so don’t be surprised if she helps fire Spain to yet another medal. Year

2pts

Laia PALAU

Sancho LYTTLE

J

8 10 12

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS

6.0 7.7 8.8 8.2

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS Season Club (competition)

Competition

World Championship Olympic Qual. Tour. EuroBasket Women

17.8 17.6 12.0 13.9

75

Univ. F.C. Barcelona (ELW) Bourges (ELW) Bourges (ELW) Europe (ELW All Star Game) Ros Casares (ELW) Ros Casares (ELW) Ros Casares (ELW) Ros Casares (ELW) Ros Casares (ELW)

G Min

14 17 15 1 17 16 14 16 15

28 47-97 9-20 31 74-137 16-38 31 52-110 20-49 26 2-6 0-1 27 33-86 9-25 25 32-81 10-21 17 13-28 3-8 24 37-65 7-14 22 22-57 11-23

FT

27-35 33-51 30-37 - 16-24 17-21 13-16 16-23 11-16

Rb As Pts

4.7 3.6 3.5 4.0 2.8 2.9 1.6 2.6 3.6

3.9 3.4 4.0 6.0 3.2 3.5 2.1 2.8 3.2

10.6 13.5 12.9 4.0 6.4 6.9 3.4 6.9 5.9

SPAIN

Alba TORRENS


Anna CRUZ

Laura NICHOLLS

GROUP C

Height: 1.77 Position: Shooting guard Date of birth: 27/10/86 Place of birth: Barcelona Team 2010-11: Rivas Ecopolis (Spain-LF) Career: UB FC Barcelona (Spain-LF, 2002-05), Arranz Jopisa Burgos (Spain-LF, 2005-08), Olesa-Espanyol (2008-09)., Rivas Ecopolis (Spain-LF 2009-2011)

Height: 1.89 Position: Power forward Date of birth: 26/02/89 Place of birth: Santander Team 2010-11: Rivas Ecopolis (Spain-LF) Career: Segle XXI (Spain-LF2, 2004-07), Celta Indepo (Spain-LF, 2007-09).Hondarribia-Irun (Spain-LF 2009-10), Rivas Ecopolis (Spain-LF 2010-11)

L

A

aura Nicholls employs an aggressive approach to the game and it is one that has served her well so far and especially on the boards, something which led to her leading the league in rebounding during her first pro-season. Growing up as one of the golden 1989 generation alongside the likes of Alba Torrens, Nicholls has also found a winners medal at pro-level after winning the Copa De La Reina with Rivas Ecopolis. She played plenty of minutes at EuroBasket Women 2009, and while she didn’t play quite as much at the FIBA World Championship Women last summer, there is little doubt her rebounding prowess and ability to look after the ball as carefully as you could ever expect from a young player means she will feature again. Still a great prospect who is learning and maturing with every game, she is likely to cement her place in the National Team and increase her influence in future years.

rguably an unsung hero for this Spanish team, Cruz is yet another player who is multiskilled and a real three-dimensional player. She has a great basketball IQ and is happy to drive inside from the wings and get to the hoop or shoot the three-ball if she is set. While she is undoubtedly capable of finishing and shooting the ball better than she showed during the last big tournament at the World Championship Women in the Czech Republic, she brings more to the table in terms of her defence and the way she fits into this team as a real glue player. She has been a key part of the first two EuroLeague Women campaigns with Rivas Ecopolis while her all round skills and influence also helped the Madrid team win the Copa De La Reina earlier this year.

NATIONAL TEAM STATS Year

2009 2010

Competition

G Min

EuroBasket Women World Championship

9 8

16 16

2pts

19-42 6-28

3pts

1-4 1-3

FT

Rb As Pts

9-15 2.1 0.6 5.6 7-11 2.6 0.9 2.8

NATIONAL TEAM STATS Year

2008 2008 2009 2010

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS Season Club (competition)

2003-04 Univ. F.C. Barcelona (ELW) 2009-10 Rivas Ecópolis (ELW) 2010-11 Rivas Ecópolis (ELW)

G Min

1 13 12

2pts

7 0-2 32 56-125 30 29-80

3pts

- 7-23 4-12

FT

Rb As Pts

- - - 28-38 4.8 2.5 12.4 21-30 3.9 2.7 7.6

Competition

G Min

Olympic Qual. Tour. Olympic Games EuroBasket Women World Championship

3 5 9 4

G Min

2010-11 Rivas Ecópolis (ELW)

Anna MONTAÑANA

E

G Min

8 9 9 3 6 9 9

2pts

3pts

27 27-43 8-15 30 23-49 8-18 28 33-69 9-20 27 15-29 2-8 30 28-53 6-15 30 54-101 9-29 30 25-59 14-32

FT

10-11 9-13 13-17 8-9 13-17 11-17 4-4

1.1 1.2 1.9 3.0 1.7 1.8 2.9

2000-01 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11

Salamanca (Ronchetti) Ros Casares (ELW) Salamanca (ELW) Salamanca (ELW) Ros Casares (ELW) Ros Casares (ELW) Salamanca (ELW)

0.3 0.2 1.0 0.5

2.7 2.4 5.8 4.0

12

14

21-42

-

FT

Rb As Pts

9-14 2.4 0.6 4.3

NATIONAL TEAM STATS

11.0 8.8 11.8 14.7 14.5 16.2 10.7

Year

2007 2008 2008 2009 2010

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS Season Club (competition)

Rb As Pts

4.7 2.8 4.8 3.3

A

Rb As Pts

5.0 4.3 4.4 5.3 5.8 4.1 2.7

3pts

FT

2-5 4-10 19-29 2-8

fter being brought in from the wilderness by former coach Evaristo Pérez a few years ago, current coach Jose Hernandez has kept Lima in the mix and this will be her fifth major tournament for the senior team in a row. She has shown the maturity required during the last few years to have an impact at this level. Previously she seemed to lack a killer instinct and often missed the final cut. She will turn thirty during her time in Poland and now people are giving her the respect she deserves and talking about how underrated she actually is. She has played well for Ros Casares, and in addition to her consistency in this recent period of her career, she still brings quickness down low, an ability to get the dirty work done on the glass and strong defence – all of which will be gladly received by Coach Hernandez and her teammates.

NATIONAL TEAM STATS Competition

2pts

- - 1-2 -

Height: 1.92 Position: Center Date of birth: 21/06/81 Place of birth: Barcelona Team 2010-11: Ros Casares (Spain-LF) Career: UB FC Barcelona (Spain-LF, 19982000), CAB Madeira (Portugal-Liga Feminina, 2000-01), Universidad La Laguna (Spain-1ª Nacional, 2000-01), Celta Vigo (Spain-LF, 200105), Mann Filter Zaragoza (Spain-LF, 2005-07), CB San José (2007-09), TTT Riga (Latvia-LSBL 2009-10), KV Imperial AEL Limassol (Cyprus-A1, 2010), Ros Casares (Spain-LF 2010-11)

ver since she exploded onto the scene at EuroBasket Women 2005, Anna Montanana has relentlessly produced the goods for her country at every major tournament. Particularly outstanding two years ago in Latvia at EuroBasket Women 2009, she continued her good work at the FIBA World Championship Women in the Czech Republic last year. Happy on the block, taking open looks from a couple of metres or running the open floor on offence, she is equally as important defensively. Hugely experienced now, she can be relied upon to lock down powerful opponents and some of her best games have come in a National Team vest. She was one of the high profile departures at Ros Casares last summer but still made it back to the Final Four yet again in EuroLeague Women with Halcon Avenida and this time finished top of the podium. She’s till very much the real deal and a solid performer at this level.

EuroBasket Women World Championship EuroBasket Women Olympic Qual. Tour. Olympic Games EuroBasket Women World Championship

3pts

3-5 4-11 15-37 7-11

Cindy LIMA

Height: 1.86 Position: Power forward Date of birth: 24/10/80 Place of birth: Valencia Team 2010-11: ROS CASARES (Spain-LF) Career: Ros Casares (Spain-LF, 1997-98), Valencia EBF (Spain-1ª División, 1998-2000), Halcón Viajes (Spain-LF, 2000-01), George Washington (USA-NCAA, 2001-05), Ros Casares (Spain-LF, 2005-06), Halcon Avenida (Spain-LF, 2006-08), Ros Casares (Spain-LF, 2008-10), Halcon Avenida (Spain LF, 2010-11)

2005 2006 2007 2008 2008 2009 2010

2pts

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS Season Club (competition)

Year

11 8 18 14

Competition

EuroBasket Women Olympic Qual. Tour. Olympic Games EuroBasket Women World Championship

G Min

9 3 5 9 9

12 14 16 16 15

2pts

3pts

2pts

3pts

5-18 6-7 11-21 13-35 10-21

- - - - -

FT

12-14 6-11 11-18 9-13 13-22

Rb As Pts

3.3 6.7 5.2 4.0 3.1

0.4 0.3 0.8 0.3 0.2

2.4 6.0 6.6 3.9 3.7

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS G Min

2 12 12 12 15 16 15

2pts

3pts

22 4-12 1-4 18 22-54 5-22 27 42-88 5-25 36 50-111 15-42 20 32-63 8-27 20 42-71 15-52 22 40-79 7-29

FT

10-10 18-27 28-38 36-46 28-40 15-19 10-16

Rb As Pts

4.5 3.6 3.0 6.6 2.5 2.6 2.7

0.5 1.4 1.1 2.2 2.1 2.3 2.1

Season Club (competition)

10.5 6.4 10.6 15.1 7.7 9.0 7.4

2000-01 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2009-10 2010-11

76

CAB Madeira (Ronchetti) San José (ECW) San José (ECW) TTT Riga (ELW) AEL Limassol (ECW) Ros Casares (ELW)

G Min

2 8 12 10 4 17

17 19 17 26 18 20

5-7 16-33 21-52 30-57 8-16 28-59

- - 0-1 - - -

FT

3-8 16-26 11-25 19-35 6-8 9-15

Rb As Pts

3.5 5.8 5.8 6.8 6.5 4.8

- 0.9 0.8 0.4 0.8 0.9

6.5 6.0 4.4 7.9 5.5 3.8


Cristina OUVINA

Height: 1.74 Position: Point guard Date of birth: 18/09/90 Place of birth: Zaragoza Team 2010-11: Mann Filter Zaragoza (Spain-LF) Career: Mann Filter Zaragoza (Spain-LF, 2006-11)

Height: 1.96 Position: Center Date of birth: 21/03/83 Place of birth: Barcelona Team 2010-11: Mann Filter Zaragoza (Spain-LF) Career: Segle XXI (Spain-1ª Nacional, 19992001), Mann Filter Zaragoza (Spain-LF, 200105), Acis Incosa León (Spain-LF, 2005-09) Mann Filter Zaragoza (Spain-LF, 2009-2011)

O

ne of the most exciting talents and young prospects in Spanish basketball, Cristina Ouvina was handed a place by Coach Jose Hernandez in the preliminary roster after an excellent season with Mann Filter Zaragoza and will be hoping to squeeze onto the bench for EuroBasket Women 2011. Even if she doesn’t make it this time, the 20 year old looks destined to play a role in future tournaments such has been her development over the last couple of seasons. A point guard who is still maturing, Ouvina may be prone to one too many turnovers at times because of her inexperience but her quickness and propensity for steals more than makes up for her exuberance with the ball. She averaged over 3 assists per game last season in EuroCup Women and can also draw on the experience of winning a host of medals for her country at youth level in both World and European Championships.

W

ith good size and an impressive array of skills, the player who is simply nicknamed ‘Lucy’ has been viewed as someone who was perhaps thrown into the senior National Team too early in her career which made it arguably more difficult to deal with the pressure and expectation on her shoulders. That is all water under the bridge now, and she has emerged as a reliable option off the bench in the center spot and someone who can be trusted to get the job done rather than the teenage talent who never quite lived up to the hype that others unfairly created. While she didn’t play a lot of minutes at the FIBA World Championship Women last year, she is a good match up to nullify any big centers on the opposing team and can cause problems under the basket offensively with her size or by setting screens for others to get open.

NATIONAL TEAM STATS

Season Club (competition)

2009-10 Zaragoza (ECW) 2010-11 Zaragoza (ECW)

NATIONAL TEAM STATS Year

2002 2003 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2008 2009 2010

Competition

G Min

World Championship European Championship Semi-Final Round Olympic Games EuroBasket Women World Championship EuroBasket Women Olympic Qual. Tour. Olympic Games EuroBasket Women World Championship

6 7 3 7 6 9 9 3 6 9 4

10 10 23 17 9 12 20 17 19 12 10

2pts

4-13 10-20 10-19 12-26 1-9 9-21 21-50 3-8 10-26 8-27 1-4

3pts

- - - 1-1 - 0-1 1-2 0-1 0-2 0-1 -

FT

4-8 8-11 1-1 3-7 3-3 8-13 6-10 5-7 7-14 10-12 4-6

- 0.3 0.3 0.1 - 0.4 0.6 1.0 0.5 0.1 -

2.0 4.0 7.0 4.3 0.8 2.9 5.7 3.7 4.5 2.9 1.5

2003-04 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11

G Min

Zaragoza (ECW) Leon (ECW) Leon (ECW) San José (ECW) San José (ECW) Zaragoza (ECW) Zaragoza (ECW)

6 8 7 8 12 8 10

26 22 14 21 22 18 17

2pts

17-44 22-44 10-23 21-54 32-78 21-44 20-53

3pts

1-2 1-1 0-3 1-3 2-13 0-1 0-3

FT

18-24 7-9 9-12 15-20 17-36 10-15 16-19

Rb As Pts

6.7 8.1 3.9 6.0 6.9 6.8 6.2

1.2 0.9 0.9 0.4 0.9 1.1 0.7

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS Season Club (competition)

2010-11 Rivas Ecópolis (ELW)

G Min

2pts

3pts

0-1

1-2

FT

Rb As Pts

G Min

2pts

3pts

FT

Rb As Pts

4

0-4

-

2008-09 San José (ECW) 2010-11 Zaragoza (ECW)

12 8

11 20

7-20 21-40

3-13 2-9

G Min

9

8

2pts

7-11

3pts

-

FT

Rb As Pts

5-7 1.0 0.7 2.1

Height: 1.80 Position: Shooting guard Date of birth: 20/12/90 Place of birth: Girona Team 2010-11: Halcon Avenida (Spain-LF) Career: Girona (Spain-LF2, 2007-09), Halcon Avenida (Spain-LF, 2009-11)

A

EuroLeague Women champion at the age of twenty and with two other trophies to her name in a treble winning year at Halcon Avenida, Marta Xargay is hoping an already fantastic 2011 gets even better by making the roster for EuroBasket Women 2011. The guard is recognised as one of the best young talents in Europe and was in the running for the FIBA Europe Young Player Of The Year. She is yet another Spanish player to have found success at youth level with various medals and a place in the U20 European Championship Women All Tournament Team last summer. A guard who can handle the ball but is more comfortable making shots, Xargay is sound defensively and a solid all-round player who still has lots of time to evolve into an even better backcourt player.

- 0.2

NATIONAL TEAM STATS

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS Season Club (competition)

Rb As Pts

Marta XARGAY

NATIONAL TEAM STATS 5

FT

11-13 3.4 3.0 6.8 11-16 2.7 3.2 4.9

- Never played with the Senior NT in official competition -

H

Competition

3pts

5-23 6-28

NATIONAL TEAM STATS

aving played briefly at the FIBA World Championship Women for the senior National Team as a teenager back in 2006 in the wake of an excellent career at youth level where she won various medals including a gold at the U20 European Championship Women during 2007, Maria Pina is back in the mix at the age of 23. Having impressed at Mann Filter Zaragoza last season, Pina showed she has plenty of quality in most things she does and noticeably stepped up her finishing around the hoop – especially in EuroCup Women. She has plenty of experience domestically having had four different clubs in Liga Femenina during the past four seasons and will be hoping to begin delivering against the considerable promise she showed during her teens.

World Championship

2pts

14-21 10-29

aura Herrera was only 16 years old when she exploded onto the scene at Isla De Tenerife and averaged over 11 points and 6 rebounds per game in the second tier of Spanish basketball. Since that time, she has continued to develop and last year won her first silverware after winning the Copa Del Reina in her first season at Rivas Ecopolis. She also got to get a taste of the action for the first time in EuroLeague Women too and was really efficient in the limited court time she was handed. While some injuries slowed her down in recent seasons, she looks to be back to her best and is yet another of the 89 generation to make it to the Senior National team – or at least she will be if selected. With an aggressive approach and a busy style on court without the ball where she work tirelessly and unselfishly for her team-mates, Herrera has plenty to offer Spain at this level.

Height: 1.87 Position: Power forward /Center Date of birth: 08/08/87 Place of birth: Valencia Team 2010-11: Mann Filter Zaragoza (Spain-LF) Career: Segle XXI (Spain-LF2, 2004-05), Addeco Estudiantes (Spain-LF, 2005-07), Rivas Ecopolis (Spain-LF, 2008-09), Real Club Celta Vigo (Spain-LF, 2009-10), Mann Filter Zaragoza (Spain-LF, 2006-11)

2006

24 22

L

9.2 6.8 4.1 7.5 7.3 6.5 5.6

Maria PINA

Year

8 10

Height: 1.87 Position: Power forward Date of birth: 11/07/1989 Place of birth: Santa Cruz de Tenerife Team 2010-11: Rivas Ecopolis (Spain-LF) Career: Isla de Tenerife (Spain-LF2, 2005-07), USP-CEU MMT Estudiantes (Spain-LF2, 200708), USP-CEU MMT Estudiantes (Spain-LF, 2008-10), Rivas Ecopolis (Spain-LF, 2010-11)

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS Season Club (competition)

G Min

Laura HERRERA

Rb As Pts

2.5 5.0 8.0 6.9 1.8 3.4 5.9 5.0 5.3 3.7 1.8

- Never played with the Senior NT in official competition -

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS

6-8 0.9 0.4 2.4 4-4 3.0 0.5 6.5

- Never played with the Senior NT in official competition -

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS Season Club (competition)

2009-10 Salamanca (ELW) 2010-11 Salamanca (ELW)

77

G Min

13 15

10 14

2pts

4-13 12-20

3pts

5-12 3-19

FT

Rb As Pts

3-7 1.0 1.2 2.0 19-23 1.3 0.9 3.5

SPAIN

Lucila PASCUA


HUNGARY* (*POSSIBLE QUALIFIER)

GROUP C

THE LEARNING CURVE CONTINUES

With a relatively young coach and a host of young players, Hungary are still evolving as a team and experiencing a learning curve which at times has been worryingly steep. After their injury woes and poor form last summer, things have picked up in 2011. With a new found momentum after four wins from four in the Additional Qualifying Tournament, they could pose a real threat if they make it all the way and get to step out in Group C.

Y

ou have to go back ten years to find the last time Hungary made it to the Quarter-Finals of EuroBasket Women and two decades for the last time they stood on the podium clutching a medal, albeit bronze. It would be fair to say these are lean times for older fans of Hungarian basketball who watched their team claim two silver medals back in the fifties and four bronze medals between 1983 and 1991. Since that time, the ambitions of Hungary have been downgraded to simply qualifying for the Final Round, a goal which they failed to achieve in 2005 and 2007, and needed an overtime thriller to make a reality in 2009 when they travelled to Latvia and finished bottom of the pile and winless. The task of taking the team forward no longer rests with Laszlo Ratgeber but is now in the hands of Norbert Szekely who has found life tough since he stepped into the hot-seat last summer, and his team has proved to be a huge disappointment at times for the play-caller. It started badly when a raft of injuries struck, including one that knocked out kingpin Anna Vajda. The results that followed were only just short of disastrous. Hungary lost six of their eight games, with their two wins both coming against Finland. Earlier this month their form was a lot better during the Additional

Qualifying Tournament. Just the mere presence of important players like Vajda meant the team were a lot more confident and of course eager to make amends for last summer’s failures. Fortunately for everyone associated with women’s basketball in Hungary, the team soared into the two-legged Final after sweeping their way to four wins from four games. If they come out on top and now find themselves about to step out on court in Katowice as the final team in Group C, they can at least be satisfied that they have some much needed momentum, but more than anything else they will have restored their shattered confidence. The last ten years have been relatively turbulent for the National Team, and it’s difficult not to sense an overwhelming need for stability and for this still relatively young team to continue developing under the guiding hand of Coach Szekely. It could take some time and therefore instant results at the Final Round probably won’t be expected against the likes of powerhouse Spain. Still, both Montenegro and injury-hit Poland could find life uncomfortable against Hungary. The former picked up two wins last summer against Hungary who will be out for revenge and it could be a case of third time lucky while the latter could offer an even greater chance of success. Despite recent struggles, Hungary do have a very capable coach

Accumulated statistics in EuroBasket Women 2011 Qualifying Round and Additional Qualifying Tournament*

How did they qualify? Qualifying Round 4th in Group C (2 W — 6 L) Results

Aug-2nd 2010 Aug-5th 2010 Aug-8th 2010 Aug-11th 2010 Aug-17th 2010 Aug-20th 2010 Aug-23rd 2010 Aug-26th 2010 * home team

Montenegro b. *Hungary *Bulgaria b. Hungary *Hungary b. Finland *Turkey b. Hungary *Montenegro b Hungary Bulgaria b. *Hungary Hungary b. *Finland Turkey b. *Hungary

76-65 68-57 72-55 62-54 75-73 78-71 61-56 78-75

Additional Qualifying Tournament

Jun-3rd 2011 Hungary b Netherlands 68-39 Jun-4th 2011 Turkey b. Finland 65-51 June-5th 2011 Hungary b. Ukraine 68-56 Jun-7th 2010 Hungary b Bulgaria 71-57 To reach Additional Qualifying Tournament Final

Player G Min FG % 3pts FT Rb As St BS TO Pts Zsófia Fegyverneky 9 31 59-116 50.9 6-27 21-30 3.1 3.2 1.3 1.9 16.1 Dóra Horti 12 28 58-108 53.7 3-7 41-60 8.1 0.6 0.6 0.7 2.4 13.3 Tijana Krivacevic 12 24 46-103 44.7 4-8 24-31 5.0 0.7 1.3 0.7 1.9 10.0 Katalin Honti 4 22 11-30 36.7 0-6 7-7 2.5 3.5 2.3 1.5 7.3 Nora Nagy 8 27 22-54 40.7 5-19 4-10 4.9 1.8 0.9 0.1 1.4 6.6 Orsoyla Szecsi 4 19 10-18 55.6 5-8 6.0 1.3 2.3 0.3 1.0 6.3 Krisztina Raksanyi 4 23 6-21 28.6 2-9 7-8 1.5 1.3 0.5 0.8 5.3 Anna Vida 11 13 20-52 38.5 10-34 7-10 1.0 0.3 0.4 0.2 0.6 5.2 Diana Furesz 12 23 20-71 28.2 6-29 11-16 2.8 1.9 0.7 2.4 4.8 Anna Vajda 4 24 7-16 43.8 2-6 3-5 4.8 1.3 0.5 1.0 2.3 4.8 Hajnalka Szlimák 8 22 13-40 32.5 5-14 5-9 3.3 3.1 0.9 0.5 1.3 4.5 Timea Czank 7 18 9-21 42.9 2-6 10-10 2.0 1.1 1.0 0.6 4.3 Zsofia Varga 9 11 8-26 30.8 2-7 4-6 2.2 0.2 0.2 1.0 2.4 Zsofia Horvath 6 5 5-11 45.5 0-1 4-5 1.5 0.2 0.2 0.2 2.3 Szilvia Török 5 12 4-15 26.7 1-6 2-2 1.4 0.6 0.2 1.2 2.2 Boglarka Kocsis 1 10 0-1 0.0 0-1 1-3 1.0 1.0 4.0 1.0 Anna Lakloth 3 2 0-1 0.0 1.0 Nikoletta Benczurné Turóczi 5 6 0-4 0.0 0-1 2.0 0.4 0.2 Totals 12 - 298-708 42.1 48-181 156-220 36.3 12.9 7.8 2.3 14.9 66.7 *The statistics include all Qualifying Round and Additional Qualifying Tournament games except for the two play-off games between Germany and Hungary, played on 12th and 15th June.

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in Szekely who, though not as experienced as some of his peers, has found success in EuroLeague Women, taking his young MKB EuroLeasing Sopron team to the Final Four two years ago. Hungary are also made up of many talented players who despite their relatively tender ages, have extensive experience of playing in both EuroLeague Women and with the senior National Team.

While it is a project still evolving during each run of games, it could be argued that with the leadership of Vajda, the prolific scoring of Zsofia Fegyverneky, the on-going development of center Dora Horti, guard Katalin Honti and forward Tijana Krivacevic, Montenegro and Poland should not take Hungary lightly and a victory in Katowice is certainly not out of the question. l

ROSTER Player Diana Furesz Zsofia Fegyverneky Katalin Honti Krisztina Raksanyi Anna Lakloth

Height (Ft) Position 1.73 1 1.76 2-1 1.78 2-1 1.81 2 1.81 2

Birthdate 15/01/84 29/09/84 24/08/87 26/09/91 10/05/88

Team 2010-11 MKB Euroleasing Sopron Pecs 2010 MKB EuroLeasing Sopron Pecs 2010 Szeged

Orsoyla Szecsi

1.87

2-3

28/01/92 Duquesne (USA)

Anna Vida Zsofia Varga Anna Vajda Tijana Krivacevic Zsofia Horvath Dora Horti Coach : Norbert Szekely

1.84 1.82 1.90 1.92 1.90 1.93

3 4 4 4-5 4-5 5

21/05/85 15/01/89 03/09/84 08/04/90 16/05/82 25/04/87

Last 10 FIBA / FIBA EUROPE events Year

Event

2010 FIBA World Championship 2009 EuroBasket Women 2008 Olympic Games 2007 EuroBasket Women

SEAT Lami MKB EuroLeasing Sopron USK Prague (CZE) MKB EuroLeasing Sopron SEAT Lami MKB EuroLeasing Sopron

2006 FIBA World Championship 2005 EuroBasket Women 2004 Olympic Games 2003 EuroBasket Women 2002 FIBA World Championship 2001 EuroBasket Women

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Place

Karlovy Vary Riga Beijing Chieti Sao Paolo Ankara Athens Patras Nanjing Le Mans

Achievement

Did not qualify 14th Did not qualify Did not qualify Did not qualify Did not qualify Did not qualify 10th Did not qualify 7th


TEAM STAR

Anna VAJDA Height: 1.90 Position: Power forward Date of birth: 03/09/84 Place of birth: Budapest Team 2010-11: USK Prague (Czech Republic) Career: BSE Budapest (Hungary-A, 2002-03), MKB-Euroleasing Sopron (Hungary-A, 200305), MiZo Pécs 2010 (2005-10), Fenerbahçe (Turkey-TBBL, 2010-11), USK Prague (Czech Republic-ZBL, 2011)

GROUP C

Zsófia FEGYVERNEKY Height: 1.76 Position: Guard Date of birth: 29/09/84 Place of birth: Pécs Team 2010-11: Pécs 2010 (Hungary-A) Career: MiZo Pécs 2010 (Hungary-A, 200308), Gambrinus Brno (Czech Republic-ZBL, 2008-09) Pécs 2010 (Hungary-A, 2009-11)

W

hen she is healthy and firing on all cylinders, Anna Vajda always stands out as the best player on the roster for Hungary. For many years she was the leading scorer, a big rebounder and one of the form players in the whole of Europe which quite rightly made her a perennial EuroLeague Women All Star. However during the last 12 months or so, the forward has been less successful with her big move to Fenerbahce last summer from Pécs not going as well as she had probably hoped. She finished the season in Prague, and while last year was not as productive as usual, she remains a very influential and highly talented player who can be a tower of strength again for the National Team. She didn’t play during the Qualifying Round last summer but was back for the Additional Qualifying Tournament. As if to underline her talent, she will play for reigning EuroLeague Women champions Avenida next season.

Z

sofia Fegerveneky has been outstanding for the National Team during the last couple of years and consequently emerged as arguably their most influential player. Certainly offensively, she has really dug her country out of some big holes and top scored on a regular basis. Her numbers have been really impressive, averaging double digits at Eurobasket Women 2009 and then again during the Qualifying Rounds. She is a real danger with the ball in her hands, has a nice jump shot and knows how to skip her way to the hoop when required. Since she is a pretty good free-throw shooter too, she takes some stopping and she will be a good bet to top the scoring charts for Hungary once more. The great thing about Fegyverneky is that she isn’t just a weapon on offence - she is a good defender also. Her renaissance during the last couple of years was initiated when she left Gambrinus Brno where she struggled to find the opportunity to shine to go back to her former club Pécs. Next season however she will head for Sopron suit up for arch rivals MKB EuroLeasing.

NATIONAL TEAM STATS Year

2003 2005 2009 2009 2011*

2005 2007 2009 2009 2011*

Competition

DIVISION A DIVISION A DIVISION A EuroBasket Women DIVISION A

G Min

10 12 8 3 9

18 23 36 31 31

2pts

3pts

15-34 20-50 31-65 11-29 53-89

4-13 5-22 7-18 3-11 6-27

2pts

3pts

FT

9-15 16-17 21-25 2-3 21-30

1.1 1.6 2.5 1.0 3.2

2001-02 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2008-09 2009-10 2009-10 2010-11 2010-11

5.1 5.9 13.0 11.0 16.1

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS Season Club (competition)

2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11

MiZo Pécs (ELW) MiZo Pécs (ELW) MiZo Pécs (ELW) MiZo Pécs (ELW) MiZo Pécs (ELW) Gambrinus Brno (ELW) MiZo Pécs (ELW) Pécs (ELW)

G Min

8 20 16 12 13 13 13 12

8 1-3 0-4 18 25-60 6-19 25 44-91 4-24 21 20-56 5-17 32 49-105 10-30 18 14-45 4-18 26 43-96 5-20 31 42-104 10-28

FT

4-4 4-7 31-37 14-17 33-36 15-20 7-13 24-28

Rb As Pts

0.5 1.0 1.5 1.5 1.7 1.6 1.5 2.2

0.1 1.6 2.2 1.5 2.2 0.8 1.4 2.3

6 6 8 3 4

Season Club (competition)

Rb As Pts

1.0 1.3 3.6 2.3 3.1

G Min

6 22 32 28 24

2pts

3pts

2-8 19-32 37-74 12-30 5-10

0-3 10-23 11-32 3-11 2-6

2pts

3pts

FT

Rb As Pts

3-6 1.8 - 1.2 9-14 5.5 0.3 12.8 22-48 11.1 1.4 16.1 10-14 7.0 - 14.3 3-5 4.8 1.3 4.8

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS

NATIONAL TEAM STATS Year

Competition

European Championship DIVISION A DIVISION A EuroBasket Women DIVISION A

0.8 3.6 8.2 5.8 12.4 4.2 8.3 11.5

G Min

BSE Budapest (Ronchetti) Sopron (ELW) Sopron (ELW) MiZo Pécs (ELW) MiZo Pécs (ELW) MiZo Pécs (ELW) Europe (ELW All Star Game) MiZo Pécs (ELW) Europe (ELW All Star Game) MiZo Pécs (ELW) Fenerbahçe (ELW) USK Prague (ELW)

8 17 14 9 13 13 1 14 1 12 6 3

15 21-48 - 18 26-66 18-38 24 38-75 15-49 11 11-21 5-11 20 20-56 12-35 20 34-63 10-30 19 5-6 2-4 28 69-142 16-45 13 2-4 1-3 29 57-100 13-53 15 5-17 1-4 24 4-14 1-4

FT

16-22 9-16 23-30 5-9 17-23 28-47 - 43-61 - 25-40 3-8 4-12

Rb As Pts

2.4 3.5 4.1 3.0 3.1 6.5 1.0 5.9 2.0 5.9 2.0 5.0

0.9 0.6 1.5 0.7 0.9 0.3 2.0 1.5 1.0 1.7 0.5 1.3

7.3 6.8 10.3 4.7 7.2 9.7 16.0 16.4 7.0 14.8 2.7 5.0

Tijana KRIVACEVIC Height: 1.94 Position: Power Forward / Center Date of birth: 08/04/90 Place of birth: Novi Sad Team 2010-11: MKB-Euroleasing Sopron (Hungary-A) Career: MiZo Pécs 2010 (Hungary-A, 2006-08), MKB-Euroleasing Sopron (Hungary-A, 2008-11)

COACH

Norbert SZEKELY Nationality: Hungarian Date of Birth: 15/09/73 Team 2010-11: MKB EuroLeasing Sopron Career: MKB EuroLeasing Sopron (2006-11) International career: Hungary National Team (2010-11)

T

ijana Krivacevic could arrive at EuroBasket Women as one of the revelations of the season in Euroleague Women after a string of super performances for Sopron. While many people have always spoken of her potentially being one of the best frontcourt players in Europe one day, she has shown recently she is ready to realise her potential. She exploded in EuroLeague Women with a couple of 20-point performances and utilized her mobility and quickness to great effect. She is a very dynamic kind of frontcourt player who can fill either the four or five spot if required. She only played limited minutes in Latvia two years ago and didn’t play big minutes during the Qualifying Round either, but it could be hard for Coach Szekely to resist giving Krivacevic more responsibility in Poland.

N

orbert Szekely was probably the perfect play-caller to take the reins of the Hungarian National Team from Laszlo Ratgeber with the remit very much concerned with moulding a successful team out of what is primarily a young group of players. It is a task that he relishes and his suitability for the position comes from the excellent job he has done during his five seasons at the helm of MKB EuroLeasing where he has dealt expertly with the fountain of youth which has always run through his teams. His biggest triumph, and indeed one of the most impressive in European Women’s Basketball during recent years was taking MKB EuroLeasing to the EuroLegue Women Final Four in the spring of 2009. It was certainly an incredible feat considering the age and inexperience of the team, while of course he was only 35-years-old himself at the time. His task with the National Team has proven a big one so far. His players just couldn’t find the offence they needed last summer during the Qualifying Round and without their injured leader Anna Vajda they struggled more than most had anticipated –something he has been keen to put right during the Additional Qualifying Tournament.

NATIONAL TEAM STATS Year

2009 2009 2011*

Competition

DIVISION A EuroBasket Women DIVISION A

G Min

8 3 12

8 5 24

2pts

3pts

2pts

3pts

9-16 2-7 42-95

- - 4-8

FT

Rb As Pts

FT

Rb As Pts

6-9 1.3 0.5 3.0 1-2 0.3 - 1.7 24-31 5.0 0.7 10.0

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS Season Club (competition)

2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11

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MiZo Pécs (ELW) MiZo Pécs (ELW) Sopron (ELW) Sopron (ELW) Sopron (ELW)

G Min

2 13 15 10 13

3 1-2 12 24-40 22 49-88 23 32-62 26 65-122

- 1-1 1-4 3-7 2-6

- 20-27 22-31 13-14 24-29

- 1.6 4.1 3.0 4.1

- 0.1 0.5 0.3 0.8

1.0 5.5 8.2 8.6 12.3


Diána FŰRÉSZ

W

HUNGARY

LER B I S IE POUSALIF Q

Height: 1.73 Position: Point guard Date of birth: 15/01/84 Place of birth: Kecskemét Team 2010-11: MKB EuroLeasing Sopron (Hungary-A) Career: Kecskeméti KC (Hungary-A, 200001), Soproni Postás (Hungary-A, 2001-02), Szeviép-Szeged (Hungary-A, 2002-04), DKSK Miskolc (Hungary-A, 2004-05), BSE Budapest (Hungary-A, 2005-08), Seat-Foton-Győr (Hungary-A, 2008-10), MKB EuroLeasing Sopron (Hungary-A, 2010-11)

hile she may only be 27-years-old, Diana Furesz is already a veteran player who epitomizes a lot about this Hungary team. She is determined, has talent and is always hustling and ready to come up with an important play. She is a playmaker with athletic capabilities and while not someone who will regularly top the scoring charts, she offers good defensive capabilities and is a rock solid player with good fundamentals – a cocktail that makes her a valued member of the guard rotation for Coach Szekely. A great team player, Furesz got to play in EuroLeague Women last season when she suited up for Sopron, having previously been a regular in EuroCup Women.

NATIONAL TEAM STATS Year

2007 2009 2009 2011*

Competition

G Min

DIVISION A DIVISION A EuroBasket Women DIVISION A

1 7 1 12

4 17 12 23

2pts

3pts

- 4-9 1-3 14-42

- 7-15 1-3 6-29

2pts

3pts

FT

2-2 7-11 - 11-16

Rb As Pts

1.0 - 2.0 2.7 0.6 5.1 1.0 - 5.0 2.8 1.9 4.8

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS Season Club (competition)

2000-01 2001-02 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11

G Min

Kecskemeti KC (Ronchetti) Sopron (Ronchetti) Szeviép (Ronchetti) Miskolc (ECW) BSE Budapest (ECW) Györ (ECW) Györ (ECW) Sopron (ELW)

2 8 12 5 8 6 10 13

33 4 23 24 30 35 23 18

3-6 2-6 23-54 5-16 12-40 10-21 8-38 10-25

1-6 0-2 4-23 7-12 7-25 11-34 10-28 8-24

FT

10-11 6-6 16-19 3-4 7-8 8-10 7-15 4-6

Rb As Pts

4.5 0.1 2.0 2.4 2.4 3.5 3.1 2.5

0.5 - 2.2 1.2 2.5 2.5 1.4 1.1

9.5 1.3 6.2 6.8 6.5 10.2 5.3 3.7

Tijana Krivacevic

Katalin HONTI

Dóra HORTI

Height: 1.95 Position: Center Date of birth: 25/04/87 Place of birth: Gyula Team 2010-11: MKB EuroLeasing Sopron (Hungary-A) Career: Szolnoki NKK (Hungary-A, 2003-06), BSE Budapest (Hungary-A, 2006-07), MKBEuroleasing Sopron (Hungary-A, 2007-10), Lotos Gdynia (Poland-PLKK, 2010-11), MKB EuroLeasing Sopron (Hungary-A, 2011)

Height: 1.75 Position: Guard Date of birth: 24/08/87 Place of birth: Sopron Team 2010-11: MKB-Euroleasing Sopron (Hungary-A) Career: MKB-Euroleasing Sopron (Hungary-A, 2002-11)

A

D

fter spending her entire career playing in her hometown with MKB EuroLeasing, Katalin Honti will move to pastures new after EuroBasket Women and head to Valencia after Spanish giants Ros Casares swooped for her services. That is hardly surprising since there can’t be many players who have completed eight seasons in EuroLeague Women by the age of 23. In fact, she first stepped out when she was only fifteen. For the past three seasons, she has been a real threat and particularly productive in scoring and assists. With age she is getting better all of the time and it’s frightening to consider just how good she could become with improved decision making. Her court vision and execution are already of a high standard and Honti is continuing to develop into a top European playmaker.

ora Horti can be a phenomenally strong and dominant presence in the paint for both club and country. Last summer she had more double-doubles in the Qualifying Round than any other player and her capacity to score and rebound is excellent. Having only just turned 24-years-old, Horti still has time to evolve further and hone her defensive skills so they match her offensive talent. She is not just a big body inside, but also good technically whether executing pick and rolls or on the block. She can also knock down shots from the high post with regularity and that can make life tough for her opponents. Horti didn’t enjoy the best of times at her first EuroBasket Women tournament two years ago and so will no doubt he hoping to make amends with an improved contribution this time around.

NATIONAL TEAM STATS Year

2007 2009 2009 2011*

Competition

DIVISION A DIVISION A EuroBasket Women DIVISION A

NATIONAL TEAM STATS G Min

6 5 3 4

22 24 29 22

2pts

3pts

FT

13-24 6-17 4-20 11-24

2-12 1-5 0-5 0-6

9-12 5-6 1-2 7-7

2pts

3pts

FT

Rb As Pts

2.2 1.6 4.0 2.5

1.8 1.0 2.0 3.5

Year

6.8 4.0 3.0 7.3

2009 2009 2011*

2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11

Sopron (ELW) Sopron (ELW) Sopron (ELW) Sopron (ELW) Sopron (ELW) Sopron (ELW) Sopron (ELW) Sopron (ELW) Sopron (ELW)

Season Club (competition) G Min

2 9 12 14 15 12 17 10 13

2 7 13 24 30 28 32 32 34

- 5-12 10-38 29-53 35-83 21-57 52-96 28-60 36-75

- 0-2 2-8 4-13 4-16 5-13 10-32 11-26 12-31

- 0-2 7-15 19-21 29-46 16-26 37-40 22-28 33-42

2003-04 2004-05 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10

Rb As Pts

- 0.9 1.7 2.9 5.5 3.0 4.4 2.5 2.5

- 0.6 1.1 1.8 2.5 3.1 2.9 3.5 3.3

G Min

2pts

3pts

G Min

2pts

3pts

8 3 12

17 7-29 17 2-10 28 55-101

- - 3-7

FT

Rb As Pts

FT

Rb As Pts

18-26 3.3 0.5 4.0 3-4 5.7 1.0 2.3 41-60 8.1 0.6 13.3

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS Season Club (competition)

Competition

DIVISION A EuroBasket Women DIVISION A

1.1 2.8 6.4 7.4 6.1 10.1 11.1 10.8

Szolnok (ECW) Szolnok (ELW) Sopron (ELW) Sopron (ELW) Sopron (ELW)

3 11 8 17 10

5 1-4 15 17-43 14 13-35 25 53-118 27 39-80

0-1 1-6 0-1 0-3 2-6

- 18-25 8-10 51-71 15-18

- 3.0 2.6 4.5 5.4

- 0.2 0.5 0.6 1.1

0.7 5.0 4.3 9.2 9.9

*The statistics include all Qualifying Round and Additional Qualifying Tournament games except for the two play-off games between Germany and Hungary, played on 12th and 15th June.

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Anna LAKLOTH

GROUP C

Height: 1.84 Position: Small forward Date of birth: 21/05/1985 Place of birth: Budapest Team 2010-11: Seat-Foton-Győr (Hungary-A) Career: Szolnoki NKK (Hungary-A, 2003-05), BSE Budapest (Hungary-A, 2005-08), SeatFoton-Győr (Hungary-A, 2008-11)

Height: 1.81 Position: Guard Date of birth: 10/05/88 Place of birth: Budapest Team 2010-11: Szeged (Hungary-A) Career: Vasas Csata Budapest (Hungary-A, 2006-10), Szeged (Hungary-A, 2010-11),

A

W

nna Vida is on the verge of playing at her second EuroBasket Women tournament having played two years ago in Latvia when she had only limited opportunities, but made the most of it with nice cameo performances against Greece and Latvia. She is likely to be utilised once again off the bench although this time her impact could be even greater if she continues to use the ball wisely on the wings, and especially if she can get the hot-hand from downtown. Vida has now more or less established herself on the roster and if she can pick up her defence even more, she will continue to be a real asset. She played for Hungary and was the stand-out player during the World University Games in Belgrade in 2009.

hile Anna Lakloth is not likely to see a huge amount of court time in a pretty stacked Hungary backcourt stuck behind the likes of Fegyverneky and Hontiin in the pecking order, she has shown brief glimpses so far that she is capable of playing at the elite level. Not that the guard is exactly a rookie when it comes to playing in important competitions. She has just completed her first season in EuroCup Women with Szeged and can also count on her experience of representing her country at youth level, including an U21 World Championship Women and also the World University Games in 2009. She also showed at Vasas-Csata Budapest she can score. She averaged double digits there during her last two seasons with her former club.

NATIONAL TEAM STATS Year

2009 2009 2011*

NATIONAL TEAM STATS

Competition

G Min

DIVISION A EuroBasket Women DIVISION A

6 3 11

7 13 13

2pts

1-4 5-6 10-18

3pts

1-6 2-6 10-34

FT

Rb As Pts

YEAR

- 0.3 0.5 0.8 1-2 1.7 0.3 5.7 7-10 1.0 0.3 5.2

2011*

2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11

G Min

Szolnok (ECW) Szolnok (ELW) BSE Budapest (ECW) Györ (ECW) Györ (ECW) Györ (ECW)

6 5 8 6 10 6

8 14 20 21 26 23

2pts

3-6 5-19 14-25 6-10 29-46 5-15

3pts

1-3 1-6 8-30 15-27 18-43 13-28

FT

11-15 4-5 11-17 5-6 16-18 5-6

- 1.4 0.6 1.2 1.1 1.3

9

11

2pts

6-19

3pts

2-7

2009-10 Sopron (ELW) 2010-11 Sopron (ELW)

FT

Rb As Pts

7 10

8 9

2pts

1-4 8-17

3pts

0-2 -

FT

Rb As Pts

1.0

-

-

6

26

2pts

7-17

5-20

-

Rb As Pts

1.3 1.7 4.8

NATIONAL TEAM STATS

4-6 2.2 0.2 2.4

YEAR

2011* G Min

3pts

-

C

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS Season Club (competition)

FT

-

urrently playing College Basketball Stateside having landed at Duquesne by way of Oak Hill Academy, Orsoyla Szecsi is now back in Europe and looking for success with the National Team. She had already shown her ability to score and ferocious appetite for rebounds at the U20 European Championship Women last summer and after a solid year in the NCAA, Coach Szekely promoted her to the senior team for the Additional Qualifying Tournament a few weeks ago. She certainly made an instant impact with12 points against Netherlands in the first game and she rebounded brilliantly to claim 20 boards during her first three games at the tournament. Now Szecsi will be hoping she will get the chance to replicate that success and enhance her burgeoning reputation by stepping out at the Final Round of EuroBasket Women for the very first time.

NATIONAL TEAM STATS G Min

3pts

Height: 1.87 Position: Power forward Date of birth: 28/01/92 Place of birth: Budapest Team 2010-11: Duquesne (USA-NCAA) Career: Duquesne (USA-NCAA,2010-11)

A

Competition

0-1

Orsolya SZECSI

fter contributing effectively for her country at youth level, Zsofia Varga has established herself as a very useful role player for the senior National Team, much in the same way as she did for her club team MKB EuroLeasing Sopron during the last two seasons. While she has only had limited opportunities, at the age of 21, she has time on her side and her move to ZTE this summer means she is likely to get more court time next season and you can expect her production to soar as a result. She can take chances offensively if they come her way and that was why she was crowned a Hungarian League All Star as a teenager. Defensively she is still learning but she does have quick hands and reads the game pretty well.

DIVISION A

2pts

3.3 3.4 7.9 10.3 12.8 9.0

Height: 1.82 Position: Forward Date of birth: 15/01/89 Place of birth: Ajka Team 2010-11: MiZo Pécs 2010 (Hungary-A) Career: Kanizsa DKK (Hungary-A, 2005-08), ZTE Zala Volan (Hungary-A, 2008-09), MKB EuroLeasing Sopron (Hungary-A, 2009-11)

2011*

2

G Min

2010-11 Szeged (ECW)

Zsofia VARGA

Year

3

Season Club (competition)

Rb As Pts

1.5 1.4 2.6 1.8 3.7 3.2

GP Min

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS Season Club (competition)

COMPETITION

DIVISION A

FT

Rb As Pts

COMPETITION

DIVISION A

GP Min

4

19

2pts

3pts

2pts

3pts

10-18

-

FT

Rb As Pts

FT

Rb As Pts

5-8 6.0 1.3 6.3

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS

2-2 1.0 0.3 0.6 3-4 0.9 0.1 1.9

SEASON CLUB (Competition)

82

GP Min

- Never played in a European Club Competition -


Zsofia HORVATH Height: 1.90 Position: Power forward / Center Date of birth: 16/05/82 Place of birth: Budapest Team 2010-11: SEAT Lami (Hungary-A) Career: West Virginia University (USANCAA, 2000-02), University of Findlay (USA-NCAA, 2002-04), MKB-Euroleasing Sopron (Hungary-A, 2004-07), ZTE Zala Volan (Hungary-A, 2007-09), SEAT Lami (Hungary-A1,2009-11)

HUNGARY

LER B I S IE POUSALIF Q

Z

sofia Horvath is a role player for Hungary who Coach Szekely utilises off the bench as cover for his starting frontcourt players and this is something the forward is used to since she has been used in a similar role with SEAT Lami for the past two years. Next season she will return to former club ZTE Zala Volan where she used to be a much more influential figure. Horvath does have experience of not only EuroCup Women but also EuroLeague Women from her time in Sopron. She also played extensively for Hungary in the various youth categories. She is more of a hard worker who will hustle and set screens to get her team mates open than find herself with the ball in her hands down low.

NATIONAL TEAM STATS Year

2005 2007 2009 2011*

Competition

G Min

DIVISION A DIVISION A DIVISION A DIVISION A

5 6 2 5

2pts

2-4 0-1 0-1 5-10

3pts

- - - 0-1

0-4 0.5 - 1.0 - - 1.0 - - - 4-5 1.5 0.2 2.3

G Min

2pts

3pts

FT

4 1 1 6

FT

Rb As Pts

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS Season Club (competition)

2004-05 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2009-10 2010-11

Sopron (ELW) Sopron (ECW) Sopron (ELW) Sopron (ELW) Zalaegerszeg (ECW) Györ (ECW) Györ (ECW)

2 6 10 7 6 10 8

15 37 8 7 21 17 7

2-7 31-74 8-15 3-14 10-26 12-29 4-8

- 1-1 0-1 1-1 2-5 2-6 -

- 8-14 - 3-4 11-17 7-12 3-4

Rb As Pts

4.0 8.8 1.9 2.3 6.3 3.8 1.6

0.5 0.8 0.2 0.1 1.2 0.5 0.5

2.0 12.2 1.6 1.7 6.2 3.7 1.4

Krisztina RAKSANYI

Diána Fürész

Height: 1.81 Position: Guard Date of birth: 26/09/91 Place of birth: Alotting (GER) Team 2010-11: Pécs 2010 (Hungary-A) Career: Pécs 2010 (Hungary-A, 2006-10)

K

risztina Raksanyi is still a teenager and yet she seems like she has been around for quite some time already, mainly due to the fact she stepped onto a EuroLeague Women floor for the first time at just 15-years-old. Four seasons of playing in the elite club competition later, Raksanyi is being given a big chance to impress by Coach Szekely. Raksanyi is good defensively and creates for others rather than herself. She is a solid decision maker and has strong fundamentals, especially on defence. She is the type of player who has a lot of intangibles, and testament to her importance even at her tender age was the number of minutes handed to her during the Additional Qualifying Tournament.

NATIONAL TEAM STATS YEAR

2011*

COMPETITION

DIVISION A

GP Min

23

4-12

2pts

3pts

2-9

7-8 1.5 1.3 5.3

FT

Rb As Pts

G Min

2pts

3pts

FT

Rb As Pts

4

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS Season Club (competition)

2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11

MiZo Pécs (ELW) MiZo Pécs (ELW) MiZo Pécs (ELW) MiZo Pécs (ELW) Pécs (ELW)

1 1 14 13 12

1 1 19 12 17

- - 14-31 10-19 12-35

- - 4-18 4-13 3-10

- - - - - - 3-4 1.4 0.6 3.1 4-6 0.8 0.4 2.8 9-13 1.4 0.8 3.5

Orsolya Szecsi *The statistics include all Qualifying Round and Additional Qualifying Tournament games except for the two play-off games between Germany and Hungary, played on 12th and 15th June.

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GROUP C

GERMANY* (*POSSIBLE QUALIFIER)

Continue expecting the unexpected When it comes to Germany and EuroBasket Women, the message is simply to continue expecting the unexpected. From lengthy and worrying spells in the wilderness to winning a bronze medal against all expectations during the nineties, the pattern of extremities hasn’t changed much in recent times. Yes, the inconsistency of the current team perfectly encapsulates the women’s basketball history of an entire nation.

T

he Jekyll and Hyde nature of Germany during the last 12 months or so has continued a long standing tradition of lurching from one extreme to another when competing in EuroBasket Women. While not exactly a mirror image of what has happened before, the full spectrum of contrasting fortunes and emotions are still being covered with vigour. Last summer, Coach Wernthaler and his players finished bottom of Group D in the Qualifying Round after managing to secure a paltry two wins from their six games. They also had to swallow some bitter pills along the way such as a crushing 18-point defeat to a Great Britain team who few fancied to progress. By the time last September had arrived, any notion of a place in Poland looked a long-shot to say the least. Of course they did have the lifeline of the Additional Qualifying Tournament to fall back on, but even then few people gave them a prayer of progressing with Hungary, Serbia and Italy all deemed to be more likely to make it to the promise land. Having beaten Belgium in the opener, they lost to Romania and consequently remained well and truly off the radar until 24 hours later when they exploded and sent shockwaves through the tournament with a sensational performance against favourites Italy.

Spearheaded by a stunning 31-point performance by their marquee player Anne Breitreiner, they left the Italians reeling from what proved to be a fatal 78-57 defeat. While Serbia gave them a chance to undo all of their good work, they didn’t and claimed yet another impressive win to book their place in the AQT Final against Hungary. At so many points during the past year, getting so close and indeed making it to EuroBasket Women 2011 looked entirely unlikely and at the low points, little more than a dream. However this team have really gelled and found great chemistry despite having limited talent compared to many of their rivals without the likes of the experienced Linda Frohlich on board. While nobody in Germany could ever expect the team to replicate the medal success of 1997 in Hungary when they took bronze thanks mainly to the contribution of the legendary Marlies Askamp, this team will be doing their nation proud by walking out in Katowice on 18 June, for there have been times when the National Team have went through incredible barren spells including a 12 year absence from the competition between 1983 and 1995. If they make EuroBasket Women 2011, they will have qualified for three of the last four tournaments – no mean feat taking into account their rather patchy history in the competition.

Accumulated statistics in EuroBasket Women 2011 Qualifying Round and Additional Qualifying Tournament*

How did they qualify? EQualifying Round 4th in Group D (2 W — W L) Results Aug-14th 2010 Aug-17th 2010 Aug-20th 2010 Aug-23rd 2010 Aug-26th 2010 Aug-29th 2010 * home team

Germany b. *Ukraine Great Britain b. *Germany *Germany b. Slovak Rep. Ukraine b. Germany *Great Britain b Germany *Slovak Rep. b. Germany

60-56 72-63 63-58 74-69 77-59 73-67

Additional Qualifying Tournament

Jun-3rd 2011 Germany b Belgium 69-57 Jun-4th 2011 Romania b. Germany 65-59 June-5th 2011 Germany b. Italy 78-57 Jun-7th 2010 Germany b Serbia 74-64 To reach Additional Qualifying Tournament Final

Player Linda Fröhlich Anne Breitreiner Romy Bär Sarah Austmann Dorothea Richter Svenja Greunke Lisa Koop Tina Menz Roli-Ann Nikagbatse Petra Gläser Katja Bavendam Margret Skuballa Stina Barnert Lea Mersch Katharina Kühn Stephanie Wagner Birte Thimm Totals

G Min FG % 3pts FT Rb As St BS TO Pts 6 32 42-85 49.4 4-12 20-24 9.8 1.8 1.7 3.0 18.0 10 26 44-109 40.4 16-47 17-19 2.9 1.2 1.4 0.1 2.1 12.1 10 30 31-100 31.0 5-19 35-43 6.8 1.8 2.6 0.4 1.9 10.2 10 23 23-52 44.2 7-18 24-33 4.0 1.5 1.0 0.4 2.7 7.7 10 23 19-60 31.7 8-27 17-26 3.9 2.6 1.0 0.3 2.4 6.3 4 10 10-14 71.4 3-4 2-2 2.3 0.8 0.3 0.3 0.8 6.3 6 16 14-26 53.8 6-8 4.2 0.5 0.3 0.5 1.2 5.7 4 23 7-24 29.2 0-7 5-8 1.8 1.8 1.0 0.3 1.3 4.8 6 9 9-18 50.0 3-8 6-6 0.7 0.3 0.8 0.8 4.5 9 16 10-35 28.6 4-7 4-6 2.0 0.9 0.2 1.3 3.1 6 11 6-13 46.2 0-1 5-10 0.8 0.2 0.2 0.5 0.3 2.8 6 12 6-15 40.0 1-3 4-6 2.3 0.3 1.0 0.5 2.8 6 18 4-25 16.0 0-4 5-6 2.0 2.0 1.2 3.0 2.2 4 18 1-11 9.1 3-8 2.5 1.8 0.5 2.0 1.3 4 13 2-11 18.2 0-1 1-2 3.8 1.3 0.3 0.8 1.3 3 2 0-2 0.0 0.3 0.3 4 6 0-1 0.0 0.8 0.8 10 - 228-601 37.9 51-158 154-207 41.8 13.6 10.1 2.0 17.9 66.1 *The statistics include all Qualifying Round and Additional Qualifying Tournament games except for the two play-off games between Germany and Hungary, played on 12th and 15th June.

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Romy Bär (left) and Anne Breitreiner (Right).

Coach Wernthaler has done a good job to get them on the brink but as with most things, getting over the finish line will be tough against a Hungary team just as desperate to grab that last spot. His main players such as Breitreiner and Romy Bar will need to be on top form for them to make it and even more will be needed from them if they want to make an impression in Group C. Depth is an issue for the play-caller but during the Additional

Qualifying Tournament, the likes of Svenja Greunke and Sarah Austmann really did come up trumps when it mattered most. More of the same and Germany might just be capable of continuing their ability to surprise but if their main core of players don’t perform then they could quickly drop off the radar yet again and not be able to predict with any certainty when they might be back. l

ROSTER Player Tina Menz Dorothea Richter Lea Mersch Anne Breitreiner Birte Thimm Sarah Austmann Romy Bär

Height (Ft) Position 1.74 1 1.78 1 1.70 1 1.83 2 1.80 2 1.78 2 1.87

Stephanie Wagner 1.81 Svenja Greunke 1.87 Lisa Koop 1.97 Katharina Kühn 1.92 Petra Gläser 1.94 Coach : Bastian Wernthaler

3 3-4 4 5 5 5

Birthdate 24/08/88 25/04/83 28/09/87 07/09/84 06/03/87 31/01/85

Team 2010-11 Leeds Carnegie (GBR) Heli Donau-Ries Oberhausen Faenza (ITA) Oberhausen Oberhausen

Last 10 FIBA / FIBA EUROPE events

17/05/87 Challes Les Eaux Basket (FRA) 08/07/90 22/07/89 23/09/85 01/10/80 05/10/81

Rhein Main Baskets Rhein Main Baskets Marburg Wasserburg Kvarnby (SWE)

Year Event

Place

Achievement

2010 FIBA World Championship 2009 EuroBasket Women

Karlovy Vary Riga Beijing Chieti Sao Paolo Ankara Athens Patras Nanjing Le Mans

Did not qualify Did not qualify Did not qualify 11th Did not qualify 11th Did not qualify Did not qualify Did not qualify Did not qualify

2008 Olympic Games 2007 EuroBasket Women 2006 FIBA World Championship 2005 EuroBasket Women 2004 Olympic Games 2003 EuroBasket Women 2002 FIBA World Championship 2001 EuroBasket Women

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TEAM STAR

Katharina KüHN Height: 1.92 Position: Center Date of birth: 01/10/80 Place of birth: Hamburg Team 2010-11: TSV 1880 Wasserburg (Germany-DBBL) Career: Rist Wedel (Germany-DBBL/2, 19992004), Leon (Spain-LF, 2004-05), TSV 1880 Wasserburg (Germany-DBBL, 2005-11)

GROUP C

Anne BREITREINER Height: 1.83 Position: Shooting guard Date of birth: 07/09/84 Place of birth: Munich Team 2010-11: Faenza (Italy-A1) Career: TSV 1880 Wasserburg (GermanyDBBL, 2004-06), Ros Casares Valencia (SpainLF, 2006-07), Lotos Gdynia (Poland-PLKK, 2007-09), Tarbes (France-LFB, 2009-10), Faenza (Italy-A1, 2010-11)

V

eteran center Katharina Kühn knows what it feels like to play at a EuroBasket Women tournament after stepping out in Italy four years ago. With a second appearance now possibly on the agenda, she will be hoping she can increase her influence and use her experience to good effect if the team book their spot in Poland. Kuhn has never been a big scorer wherever she has played and is more of a tireless worker who uses her physical approach and body to good effect to get her team-mates open. She is a proficient rebounder and it is no co-incidence that success follows her around. Earlier in her career she helped Rist Wedel to promotion from the German second division and then helped Leon finish fifth in the Spanish league before arriving in Wasserburg.

A

nne Breitreiner oozes quality and her resume backs up that statement in no uncertain terms, having won titles and competed for trophies pretty much everywhere she has played. She has won silverware in France, Germany Poland and Spain while at National Team level, she is currently the marquee player for Germany. She is capable of some extraordinary performances, perhaps best summed up by her magnificent 31 point haul in 29 minutes during the crunch game with Italy at the Additional Qualifying Tournament. She poses a clear and present danger both inside and out for opposing defences whenever she is on the floor. Meanwhile fouling her is a non-starter since she is a phenomenal free-throw shooter. She will also do a good job on the boards and can handle the ball too if required. After spending last season playing in Italy with Faenza, she will be heading back to France after EuroBasket Women 2011 having agreed terms with ESB Lille Metropole.

NATIONAL TEAM STATS Year

2003 2005 2007 2009 2011*

2005 2005 2007 2007 2009 2011*

Competition

DIVISION A EuroBasket Women DIVISION A EuroBasket Women DIVISION A DIVISION A

G Min

6 7 6 6 9 10

10 14 33 33 30 26

2pts

3pts

FT

1-6 5-19 25-56 14-43 34-72 28-62

5-12 4-14 8-22 12-25 21-54 16-47

4-4 14-18 17-21 8-12 20-22 17-19

Season Club (competition)

2001-02 2002-03 2006-07 2007-08

2pts

3pts

FT

Rb As Pts

2.0 2.0 4.5 4.8 4.8 2.9

0.7 1.3 1.5 1.0 1.3 1.2

SC Rist Wedel (Ronchetti) SC Rist Wedel (ECW) TSV Wasserburg (ECW) TSV Wasserburg (ECW)

3.5 5.1 15.2 12.0 16.8 12.1

2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10

Wasserburg (ECW) TSV Wasserburg (ECW) Ros Casares (ELW) Gdynia (ELW) Gorzow (ECW) Tarbes (ELW)

G Min

7 8 5 12 6 10

31 31 6 32 29 23

31-81 31-58 0-3 29-66 20-41 9-24

11-27 16-44 2-3 25-56 12-30 11-34

7-8 11-20 - 9-9 10-11 9-11

Rb As Pts

3.4 4.3 0.4 3.6 2.8 1.9

1.6 1.8 0.2 0.9 1.5 0.4

2 6 5 7 4

13 10 6 15 13

2pts

3pts

2pts

3pts

3-13 8-16 3-9 11-25 2-10

- 0-1 - - 0-1

FT

1-2 3-7 - 4-8 1-2

Rb As Pts

3.0 2.7 1.2 5.1 3.8

- 0.8 0.6 1.0 1.3

3.5 3.2 1.2 3.7 1.3

G Min

2 5 6 6

31 24 19 16

10-23 16-43 13-36 13-28

- 0-1 2-5 0-2

FT

1-3 7-12 8-12 3-4

Rb As Pts

6.0 7.2 5.7 3.3

2.0 1.4 0.3 0.5

10.5 7.8 6.7 4.8

Petra GLäSER

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS Season Club (competition)

G Min

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS

NATIONAL TEAM STATS Year

Competition

Semi-Final Round DIVISION A EuroBasket Women DIVISION A DIVISION A

Height: 1.94 Position: Center Date of birth: 05/10/81 Place of birth: Chemnitz Team 2010-11: Kvarnby (Sweden-Damligan) Career: Chemnitz (Germany-DBBL, 19982000), University of Nevada Las Vegas (USANCAA, 2000-2002), California State University of Long Beach (USA-NCAA, 2002-2005), Spartak Moscow Region (Russia-Superleague, 2005), Visby Ladies (Sweden-Damligan, 200506), Ceyhan Belediyispor (Turkey-TBBL, 200607), Oberhausen (Germany-DBBL, 2007-09), SG BBZ Opladen (Germany-DBBL, 2009), Visby Ladies (Sweden-Damligan, 2010), Kvarnby (Sweden-Damligan, 2010-11)

14.6 15.1 1.2 11.8 14.3 6.0

COACH

O

nce courted by WNBA and EuroLeague Women teams, some feel Petra Gläser has never quite managed to realise her true potential during her lengthy career. Due to turn 30-years-old later this year, she adds a lot of experience to the team although Coach Wernthaler hasn’t been coaching on reputations with Glaser having to work hard to get minutes. She is very effective on the block and often uses the backboard to good effect when needed. Her real strength is her defence which is very strong while she also possesses a nice mid-range shot and is definitely a capable scorer as evidenced by her 17 points per game last season in the Swedish league.

Bastian WERNTHALERZ

Nationality: German Date of Birth: 12.06.1976 Team 2010-11: Career: München Basket (Germany-DBBL) MTSV Schwabing (Germany-DBBL, 2.DBBL) International career: Germany U20 Women (2010)

NATIONAL TEAM STATS Year

2005 2005 2007 2007 2009 2011*

C

oach Wernthaler only took over the reins of the National Team last summer from Imre Szyttia and must be credited with turning a disappointing qualification campaign in 2010 into a success story only one year later. While Germany might lack the talent of other teams he stressed the importance of defence and the transition game if his team wanted to upset the favourites at the Additional Qualifying Tournament. Wernthaler was a longtime coach with two Munich clubs where he always got good performances out of less prominent rosters. He was in charge of Germany’s U20 team last summer in Latvia and managed to avoid relegation.

Competition

DIVISION A EuroBasket Women DIVISION A EuroBasket Women DIVISION A DIVISION A

G Min

6 6 6 6 4 9

10 10 28 15 27 16

2pts

3pts

2pts

3pts

4-10 2-12 16-37 6-19 10-24 6-28

- 2-4 1-4 1-2 0-1 4-7

FT

9-15 - 3-4 - 5-8 4-6

Rb As Pts

2.7 2.0 5.3 2.7 4.5 2.0

0.2 - 1.0 0.3 0.8 0.9

2.8 1.7 6.3 2.5 6.3 3.1

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS Season Club (competition)

1998-99 Chemnitz (Ronchetti) 2005-06 Sp. Moscow Reg. (ECW)

86

G Min

2 1

24 28

9-13 6-10

- 0-1

FT

Rb As Pts

1-4 3.0 1.5 9.5 1-1 5.0 2.0 13.0


Lisa KOOP

GERMANY

LER B I S IE POUSALIF Q

Height: 1.97 Position: Center Date of birth: 23/09/85 Place of birth: Marburg Team 2010-11: Marburg (Germany-DBBL) Career: Marburg (Germany-DBBL, 2000-05), University of Winthrop (USA-NCAA, 2005-06), Marburg (Germany-DBBL, 2006-11)

A

fter barely playing last summer during the Qualifying Round, Lisa Koop was back causing problems in the paint for her opponents during the Additional Qualifying Tournament. Providing an imposing physical presence at both ends of the court, she is the tallest German player and is consequently the best bet on defence to come up with a big rejection just when it is needed. She is effective on the glass and can finish efficiently around the basket at the other end of the floor. At club level, she is a major reason why her hometown team Marburg were so dominant during the regular season. As usual, Koop was a real powerhouse inside and finished with a near 12 points and 7 rebounds per game. While she has not played professionally outside of Marburg, she did play in the NCAA with Winthrop University during her younger days.

NATIONAL TEAM STATS Year

2007 2009 2011*

Competition

G Min

DIVISION A DIVISION A DIVISION A

2 12 6

3 21 16

2pts

3pts

2pts

3pts

1-2 27-63 14-26

- - -

FT

Rb As Pts

- - - 1.0 15-24 4.4 0.8 5.8 6-8 4.2 0.5 5.7

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS Season Club (competition)

G Min

2003-04 uniVersa Marburg (ECW)

1

5

-

-

FT

-

Rb As Pts

1.0

-

-

Sarah AUSTMANN Height: 1.78 Position: Shooting guard Date of birth: 31/01/85 Place of birth: Greven Team 2010-11: Oberhausen (GermanyDBBL) Career: BG 74 Gottingen (Germany-DBBL, 2004-06), Marcede Basket Alghero (Italy-A1, 2006-07), Oberhausen (Germany-DBBL, 2007-11)

Anne Breitreiner

Stephanie WAGNER Height: 1.81 Position: Small forward /Power forward Date of birth: 08/07/90 Place of birth: Karlsruhe Team 2010-11: Rein Main Baskets Career: TV Langen (Germany-DBBL2, 200508), Rhein Main Baskets (Germany-DBBL, 2008-11)

S

arah Austman brings energy and a real vibrancy to the German team with her defensive skills and quickness on offence. She is often seen on court creating chances for others with her ability to move the ball or make a decisive pass. While sometimes her exuberant style can lead to her spilling the ball more than her coaches would like, she has infectious enthusiasm and also a lot of experience. She is a reliable shooter coming off screens or spotting up in the corners if she can’t find her way to the hoop and this will be her second EuroBasket Women tournament if Germany make it having played four years ago in Italy. She is an important cog in the machine and could produce some nice cameo performances on offence.

S

tephanie Wagner is one of the brightest prospects of a new German generation and is set to play a big part in the future of the senior National Team if her performances at youth level are anything to go by. She was excellent last summer at the U20 European Championships in Liepaja where she averaged over 12 points per game. She has some nice skills although probably needs more confidence shooting from outside. She has some post moves and can patrol the paint effectively as well as the wings. Wagner is also a decent rebounder while defensively she reads the game well so don’t be surprised if she comes up with a couple of key steals during important games.

NATIONAL TEAM STATS Year

2007 2009 2011*

Competition

EuroBasket Women DIVISION A DIVISION A

G Min

6 11 10

14 19 23

2pts

3pts

4-8 11-26 16-34

3-13 10-26 7-18

2pts

3pts

FT

Rb As Pts

FT

Rb As Pts

3-4 1.5 0.7 3.3 16-19 1.7 1.1 6.2 24-33 4.0 1.5 7.7

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS Season Club (competition)

G Min

- Never played in any European Club Competition -

NATIONAL TEAM STATS YEAR

2011*

COMPETITION

DIVISION A

GP Min

2pts

3pts

FT

-

0.3 0.3

G Min

2pts

3pts

FT

Rb As Pts

3

2

0-2

-

Rb As Pts

-

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS Season Club (competition)

- Never played in any European Club Competition -

*The statistics include all Qualifying Round and Additional Qualifying Tournament games except for the two play-off games between Germany and Hungary, played on 12th and 15th June.

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Birte THIMM

Romy Bär

Height: 1.80 Position: Shooting guard Date of birth: 06/03/87 Place of birth: Leverkusen Team 2010-11: Oberhausen (Germany-DBBL) Career: Oberhausen (Germany-DBBL, 2005-11)

GROUP C

Height: 1.87 Position: Small forward Date of birth: 17/05/87 Place of birth: Karl Marx Stadt Team 2010-11: Challes Les Eaux Basket (France-LFB) Career: Chemnitz (Germany-DBBL, 2006-07), Saarlouis Royals (Germany-DBBL, 2007-10), Challes Les Eaux Basket (France-LFB, 2010-11)

B

R

irte Thimm has spent her entire career playing in the German league with Oberhausen and after six seasons, she has plenty of experience to call upon as she tries to make the grade at the elite level. So far with the senior National Team she has struggled for minutes and barely played last summer during the Qualifying Round but she is a determined player who will keep trying to convince Coach Wernthaler she deserves an even greater opportunity. Thimm is both a good rebounder for her position and also a hard working team player who isn’t flashy in anything she does. She keeps it simple at both ends of the court and has a safe pair of hands.

omy Bär is a real reference player for Germany due to her ability in pretty much every facet of the game. She is a versatile small forward who can do it all from scoring, creating, rebounding and playing great defence. As well as forays into EuroCup Women, she has experience of winning trophies with Saarlouis in her homeland and played in the high quality French League last season. There is little doubt she is an even better player for it and continues to evolve as a really influential figure on the roster. Bar is one of the two main threats for the National Team who will have to deal with being given a lot of attention by opposing defences. She can run the floor well, penetrate, use a pull-up jumper, pick a sweet pass or bomb a three-ball so she has lots of options when patrolling the wings. She is now a leader for Germany and is always very vocal both when she is on the floor or from the team bench if taking a rest.

NATIONAL TEAM STATS Year

2009 2011*

NATIONAL TEAM STATS Year

2009 2011*

Competition

G Min

DIVISION A DIVISION A

4 10

32 30

2pts

3pts

16-42 26-81

6-20 5-19

2pts

3pts

FT

Competition

DIVISION A DIVISION A

G Min

2pts

3pts

FT

- -

- - 2.0 0.8 0.8 -

G Min

2pts

3pts

FT

Rb As Pts

1 4

6 6

1-2 0-1

- -

Rb As Pts

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS

Rb As Pts

Season Club (competition)

6-8 5.0 2.5 14.0 35-43 6.8 1.8 10.2

- Never played in any European Club Competition -

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS Season Club (competition)

G Min

2009-10 Saarlouis (ECW)

14

31 59-114 14-46

FT

Rb As Pts

35-44 5.4 3.4 13.9

Tina MENZ

Dorothea RICHTER

Height: 1.74 Position: Point guard Date of birth: 24/08/88 Place of birth: Berlin Team 2010-11: Leeds Carnegie (Great BritainEBL) Career: SV Halle (Germany-DBBL2, 2005-06), TUS Jena Ladybaskets (Germany-DBBL2, 2006-07), Chemnitz (Germany-DBBL, 2007-08), Freiburg (Germany-DBBL, 2008-10), Leeds Carnegie (Great Britain-EBL, 2010-11)

Height: 1.78 Position: Point guard Date of birth: 25/04/83 Place of birth: Halle Team 2010-11: Heli-Donau Ries (Germany-DBBL) Career: SV Halle (Germany-DBBL), OD Recklinghausen (Germany-DBBL, 2000-01), BG Dorsten (Germany-DBBL, 2001-07), Phard Napoli (Italy-A1, 2007), Mizo Pecs (Hungary-A, 2008), Oberhausen (Germany-DBBL, 2009), TSV 1880 Wasserburg (Germany-DBBL, 2009-10), Heli Donau Ries (Germany-DBBL, 2010-11)

ina Menz has established herself as one of the main players in the rotation for Germany and is now regularly playing over 20 minutes per game. While she hasn’t been as clinical in her finishing as she might have liked since stepping up to the senior team, she is a playmaker who thrives on creating opportunities for other, something she has impressed with. Meanwhile at club level, she played in Great Britain last season and tore up the league with over 15 points per game for Leeds Carnegie. Menz enjoyed a fruitful career at youth level for her country and made her debut at the U16 European Championship Women when she was just 14-years-old. She could be something of an ‘X-Factor’ player in the future if only she could get her perimeter percentages up.

icknamed ‘Doro’ by her team-mates, Dorothea Richter has vast experience of playing not only in the German league but also in both Hungary and Italy which is perhaps not surprising due to her technical ability and physical attributes. In addition to a strong skill-set, she has great size for a playmaker and is also very athletic. This former Hungarian League All Star knows what it takes to win trophies and while scoring and creating are very much her forte, her height also allows her to pull down more than her fair share of rebounds. Her main strength is her ability to dish up assists. She is a smart player with the ball in her hands and hails from a basketball family with her father having played for the former East German National Team.

NATIONAL TEAM STATS

NATIONAL TEAM STATS

T

YEAR

2011*

COMPETITION

DIVISION A

GP Min

23

2pts

7-17

3pts

G Min

2pts

4

0-7

FT

Rb As Pts

5-8 1.8 1.8 4.8

3pts

FT

Rb As Pts

N Year

2003 2003 2005 2005 2007 2007 2009 2011*

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS Season Club (competition)

- Never played in any European Club Competition -

Competition

Qualifying Round Semi-Final Round DIVISION A EuroBasket Women DIVISION A EuroBasket Women DIVISION A DIVISION A

G Min

2 5 6 7 6 6 8 10

10 18 26 18 31 27 29 23

2pts

4-8 2-4 9-18 7-23 7-19 4-19 13-39 11-33

3pts

- 2-10 5-12 2-10 6-12 3-15 6-28 8-27

FT

1-4 10-12 19-25 5-10 9-21 10-12 18-22 17-26

Rb As Pts

4.5 2.4 2.0 3.0 4.3 5.2 6.0 3.9

1.5 1.2 2.0 2.0 2.2 2.2 5.0 2.6

4.5 4.0 8.7 3.6 6.8 4.5 7.8 6.3

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS Season Club (competition)

2002-03 2004-05 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08

88

BG Dorsten (ECW) BG Dorsten (ECW) BG Dorsten (ECW) BG Dorsten (ECW) BG Dorsten (ECW) Phard Napoli (ELW)

G Min

5 9 11 6 8 10

32 31 33 29 30 13

2pts

15-46 24-48 21-53 7-23 14-32 4-12

3pts

5-20 13-46 13-35 10-25 7-34 8-23

FT

25-33 28-42 25-37 22-25 29-36 7-7

Rb As Pts

5.4 3.6 4.2 2.3 2.8 0.6

2.6 2.4 2.5 1.7 2.5 0.7

14.0 12.8 9.6 11.0 9.8 3.9


Svenja GREUNKE

GERMANY

LER B I S IE POUSALIF Q

Height: 1.87 Position: Power forward Date of birth: 22/07/89 Place of birth: Langen Team 2010-11: Rhein Main Baskets (Germany-DBBL) Career: TV Langen (Germany-DBBL2, 200608), Rhein Main Baskets (Germany-DBBL, 2008-11)

V

ery much an all-action player, 21-year-old Svenja Greunke is an active forward who always seems to be in the thick of things when she’s on court. A standout player for Germany at youth level, she was particularly excellent two summers ago in Gdynia when she recorded over 14 points and 6 rebounds per game at the U20 European Championship Women. She will no doubt be hoping to be back on Polish soil enjoying another major tournament only this time with the senior team. She is still trying to establish herself at this stage of her development and is only getting a handful of minutes but is clearly going to be one of the key players in the longer term. She averaged double-digits in the German league during a tough season for Rhein Main Baskets.

NATIONAL TEAM STATS YEAR

2011*

COMPETITION

GP Min

DIVISION A

10

7-10

2pts

3pts

3-4

2-2 2.3 0.8 6.3

FT

Rb As Pts

G Min

2pts

3pts

FT

Rb As Pts

4

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS Season Club (competition)

- Never played in any European Club Competition -

Lea MERSCH Height: 1.70 Position: Point guard Date of birth: 28/09/87 Place of birth: Paderborn Team 2010-11: Oberhausen (Germany-DBBL) Career: Oberhausen (Germany-DBBL, 2006-11)

Sarah Austmann

W

hile Lea Mersch is not a prolific scorer and doesn’t pose any real perimeter threat, she does a really good job creating for others due to her good vision on the court. She is a great passer and also a sound decision maker but perhaps the best elements of her game are her defensive skills and capacity to help out her team on the glass. You will often see her finish with good numbers in steals and also on the glass. Mersch has played for her country ever since she was a teenager, participating right through the various youth categories before her promotion to the senior National Team in 2009.

NATIONAL TEAM STATS Year

2009 2011*

Competition

DIVISION A DIVISION A

G Min

12 4

15 18

2pts

3pts

2pts

3pts

11-31 1-11

3-9 -

FT

Rb As Pts

FT

Rb As Pts

7-10 1.9 1.3 3.2 3-8 2.5 1.8 1.3

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS Season Club (competition)

G Min

- Never played in any European Club Competition -

Tina Menz *The statistics include all Qualifying Round and Additional Qualifying Tournament games except for the two play-off games between Germany and Hungary, played on 12th and 15th June.

89


FIBA EUROPE 2010 YOUNG WOMEN’S PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Nika

Baric

(ZKK Merkur Celje and Slovenian national team)

N

ika Baric of Slovenia was the winner of the 2010 FIBA Europe Young Women’s Player of the Year award. Baric was named the winner by both the public and an expert panel vote. Players born in 1990 or later were eligible for the award. The 1.69m point guard’s impressive ball handling and sharp shooting made her an instant fan favourite at the U18 European Championship Women last summer and an absolute nightmare for opposing defenders. The 19-year-old Slovenian star was the driving force behind Slovenia’s thrilling run to the semi-finals and walked away with the tournament MVP title, averaging 23.3 points, four rebounds and 5.9 assists per game. Baric, who plays for Slovenian club ZKK Merkur Celje, first represented her country at the age of 13, at the 2005 U16 European Championship Women. “Nika is a bright example of what happens when a great natural talent is nurtured within an excellent youth development system, such as the one the Slovenian federation has in place,” commented FIBA Europe President Olafur Rafnsson. FIBA Europe Secretary General Nar Zanolin added: “This is worthy recognition for a sublime young player such as Nika. I wouldn’t be surprised if it serves as the start of a monumental career full of awards and trophies. Having watched her play, I have enormous expectations of her.” Although she was competing against some exceptionally gifted players, Baric won both the expert and fan vote with a substantial difference over the Ukrainian duo Alina Iagupova and Olesia Malaschenko, who came in second and third respectively. l

FIBA Europe Young Women’s Player of the Year voting results Player Nika Baric Alina Iagupova Olesia Malaschenko Sabine Niedola Marina Solopova Marta Xargay Anastasia Logunova Cristina Bigica Leonor Rodriguez Olivia Epoupa Emma Meesseman Ksenia Tikhonenko Artemis Spanou Gaia Gorini Diandra Tchatchouang TOTAL

2010 Statistics NATIONAL TEAM STATS Year

2010

Competition

U18 European Champ. Women

G Min

2pts

3pts

FT

Rb As Pts

G Min

2pts

3pts

FT

Rb As Pts

8

36 64-150 53-113 11-37 4.0 5.9 23.3

CLUB STATS Season Club (competition)

2010-11 Mercur celje (Slovenian League) 32

32 155-289 44-139 77-96 3.2 5.1 16.2

90

Fan Voting 6995 2454 3911 5546 3695 6874 3253 8698 6578 3482 6032 4283 4407 2369 1871 70,448

Expert Voting 119 80 72 65 62 58 38 23 24 23 16 16 11 9 0 616

Ranking 0.145 0.094 0.087 0.082 0.076 0.076 0.048 0.038 0.037 0.031 0.027 0.024 0.019 0.014 0.003


GROUP D Katowice Spodek Arena

CROATIA (Hrvatska)

GREECE (Hellas)

FRANCE (France)

LATVIA (Latvija) 18.06.2011

15:00H CROATIA – GREECE 20:30H LATVIA – FRANCE 19.06.2011

15:00H CROATIA – GREECE 20:30H LATVIA – FRANCE 20.06.2011

15:00H CROATIA – LATVIA 20:30H FRANCE – GREECE 91


CROATIA

GROUP D

HEADING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION While finding success at EuroBasket Women 2011 will probably still be an uphill struggle for Croatia, they can certainly take encouragement from their positive performances last summer when they were without some key experienced players and still managed to qualify after missing out on Latvia two years ago. With a fresh mentality and several young faces, Croatia look to be heading in a new direction with their Qualifying Round campaign enough to suggest bright things could be just around the corner.

A

fter three games of the Qualifying Round last summer, Croatia had a 1-2 record and were without the services of some very experienced players with tough games against Belgium and Italy to follow. At that point in time, it looked like they had an uphill struggle to qualify, some may even have said the hill was more or a mountain. However, under considerable pressure and perhaps against expectation, they emerged from that challenge in fine style to book their spot at EuroBasket Women 2011. In the process, they gave the green light for the Federation and the coaching staff to take the current team in a new direction. Croatia don’t have a top pedigree at the elite level, their track record is evidence of this though what seems to be the most frustrating aspect for some of the key players on their roster is that even against modest expectations, they have often failed to deliver when it has mattered most. The influential Ana Lelas has spoken candidly ahead of the tournament about the need for all Croatian players to wear their National Team colours with pride and has also mentioned her deep-seated disappointment at Croatia not qualifying for EuroBasket Women 2009. Lelas is the type of player who has seen the team fail but is now desperate to set new standards and help this young team achieve their goals. The first goal of qualification for Poland has of course been met, and while Group D promises to be a real handful, it’s nothing the Croatians aren’t used to. The experience of the Qualifying Round has given Croatia a real impetus and plenty

How did they qualify? Qualifying round 2nd in Group A (5 W — 3 L) Results Aug-2nd 2010 Aug-5th 2010 Aug-8th 2010 Aug-14th 2010 Aug-17th 2010 Aug-20th 2010 Aug-23rd 2010 Aug-29th 2010 * home team

Croatia b. *Italy Lithuania b. *Croatia *Netherlands b. Croatia *Croatia b. Belgium *Croatia b Italy *Lithuania b. Croatia *Croatia b. Netherlands Croatia b. *Belgium

76-69 80-72 78-72 85-70 74-63 81-63 75-66 85-70

of confidence. That newfound sense of belief, combined with a freedom and ability to enjoy the experience that most underdogs enjoy, could make Croatia a dangerous team.

While there are several new faces and a generally youthful feel, there are still a number of more experienced players who will all have a big role in developing this team and keeping things together when they inevitably find themselves on the ropes during games. Andrea Jelavic, Sandra Mandir and Lelas, are a trio worthy of particular note and their respective roles during the tournament will be of the utmost importance. With only one other appearance in a major tournament to show for their efforts over the last decade, their thirteenth placed finish back at EuroBasket Women 2007 was hardly something to write home about. Now they are in a position to make people sit up and take notice, though making a splash will be much more difficult without the services of Marija Vrsaljko. One of the rising stars of EuroLeague Women last season, Vrsaljko had a super year with Gospic but a serious injury has ruled her out of the tournament which is a big loss not only for Croatia but for all the fans eager to check out how her game has developed of late. Still, even without Vrsaljko, Croatia are more than capable of ruffling a few feathers as their combined three wins over Italy and Belgium last summer shows. They will probably see an arguably weakened Latvia team as representing their best chance of a win and possible progression, but Greece in particular will have to be wary of the threat posed by a team that shouldn’t be overlooked. l

Accumulated statistics in EuroBasket Women 2011 Qualifying round Player Sandra Mandir Iva Sliskovic Jelena Ivezic Ana Lelas Andja Jelavic Marija Vrsaljko Emilija Podrug Neda Lokas Marta Cakic Iva Ciglar Antonija Misura Petra Stampalija Totals

G 7 8 8 8 8 8 3 8 7 7 8 1 8

Min FG % 3pts FT Rb As St 26 29-68 42.6% 15-43 14-16 4.1 1.4 1.6 27 40-74 54.1% 12-22 5.1 0.8 0.9 25 31-71 43.7% 6-21 21-23 4.0 2.3 1.4 31 25-77 32.5% 16-45 19-27 6.8 2.0 2.0 29 21-59 35.6% 2-24 23-42 4.8 2.6 2.0 13 24-43 55.8% 12-19 1.8 0.1 0.3 14 7-12 58.3% 2-4 2.7 0.3 0.7 13 11-24 45.8% 9-20 1.3 0.4 0.4 11 9-24 37.5% 3-12 6-8 1.7 0.9 0.7 16 10-29 34.5% 2-12 2-4 2.3 2.0 1.1 10 7-23 30.4% 5-12 3-4 1.4 1.1 0.8 4 1-1 100.0% 1.0 - 215-505 42.6% 58-189 114-169 35.8 13.1 11.0

92

BS 0.4 0.3 0.4 0.6 0.3 0.1 1.9

TO 1.3 1.5 1.5 2.5 2.0 1.0 1.0 0.5 0.6 1.7 1.5 14.0

Pts 12.4 11.5 11.1 10.6 8.4 7.5 5.3 3.9 3.9 3.4 2.8 2.0 75.3


Jelena Ivezic

ROSTER Player Iva Ciglar Andja Jelavic Marta Cakic Antonija Misura Ana Cacic Sandra Mandir

Height (Ft) Position 1.69 1 1.71 1 1.75 1-2 1.78 1-2 1.74 1-2 1.74 2

Jelena Ivezic

1.80

3

Lisa Karcic Ana Lelas Neda Lokas Iva Sliskovic Mirna Mazic Sena Pavetic Ana Marija Begic Luca Ivankovic Coach: Stipe Bralic

1.77 1.82 1.79 1.90 1.88 1.98 1.90 1.99

3 3-4 4 4-5 4-5 5 5 5

Birthdate 12/12/85 21/09/80 16/08/82 19/05/88 16.01.86 04/08/77

Team 2010-11 Spartak St Petersburg Wisla Can-Pack (POL) Jolly Sibenik Jolly Sibenik Novi Zagreb Gospic Croatia

Last 10 FIBA / FIBA EUROPE events Year

17/03/84 Gospic Croatia 11/11/86 02/04/83 05/08/85 04/09/84 24/12/85 12/01/86 17/01/94 26/09/87

Event

2010 FIBA World Championship 2009 EuroBasket Women

Kereva Energia (FIN) Lattes Montpellier (FRA) Jolly Sibenik Celta Vigo (ESP) Panionios (GRE) Gospic Croatia Medvescak Jolly Sibenik

2008 Olympics 2007 EuroBasket Women 2006 FIBA World Championship 2005 EuroBasket Women 2004 Olympics 2003 EuroBasket Women 2002 FIBA World Championship 2001 EuroBasket Women

93

Place

Karlovy Vary Riga Beijing Chieti Sao Paolo Ankara Athens Patras Nanjing Le Mans

Achievement

Did not qualify Did not qualify Did not qualify 13th Did not qualify Did not qualify Did not qualify Did not qualify Did not qualify Did not qualify


TEAM STAR

Jelena IVEZIC Height: 1.80 Position: Small forward Date of birth: 17/03/84 Place of birth: Slavonski Brod Club Team 2010-11: Gospic Croatia (Croatia-A1) Career: ZKK Croatia Zagreb (Croatia-A1, 2000-05), Mersin (Turkey-TBBL, 2006), Santa Eulalia Ibiza (Spain-LF, 2006-07), Mizo Pecs (Hungary-A, 2007-08), Gospic Croatia (Croatia-A1, 2008-11)

GROUP D

Ana LELAS Height: 1.82 Position: Small forward / Power forward Date of birth: 02/04//83 Place of birth: Split Club Team 2010-11: Lattes Montpellier (France-LFB) Career: Splicanka (1999-2000), KK Montmontaza (Croatia-A1, 2000-02), ZKK Jolly Sibenik (2002-03), Tarbes (France-LFB, 2004), Aix En Provence (France-LFB, 2004-05), Real Club Celta Vigo (Spain-LF, 2005-06), Mourenx Basket (France-LFB, 2006-08), Bourges (France-LFB, 2008-10), Lattes Montpellier (France-LFB, 2010-11)

J

elena Ivezic is something of an unpredictable ‘X-Factor’ player who can be having a quiet game offensively and then suddenly explode with a streaky run of baskets. Capable of being something of a game changer for the National Team, she is also very much an all-round player. With a good feel for the game, Ivezic will not only shoot the ball from pretty much all over the floor if it feels right but she will also crash the boards and utilise her excellent passing skills. She loves to get to the line and that is not surprising with a great free-throw shooting record which really punishes teams who choose to foul her. She has produced not only for the National Team during the last few years but also for Gospic Croatia in EuroLeague Women. This is her second EuroBasket Women tournament, although she only managed a handful of minutes coming off the bench in 2007.

A

na Lelas is a pillar of strength for the National Team due to her all-round game and versatility, which can see her playing a number of positions. She is normally utilised on the wing or inside, but wherever she plays, it doesn’t seem to affect her ability to put the ball in the hole. During the Qualifying Round last year, she made a big impact with just about everything she did, but especially in her perimeter shooting and fantastic rebounding. She has shown a great passion and real aggression while in a Croatia vest and also plenty of leadership to help the team book their spot. She is an influential player for the team not only on offence but also defensively. She is strong, can block shots and will be one of the main players once again at her second EuroBasket Women tournament. At club level, Lelas has played mainly in France during her career, including a spell with Bourges where she suffered an injury, which kept her out of a large chunk of the 2009-10 season. Last season held much better memories for her since earlier this year she helped Montepellier win the French Cup to add to her list of honours. She has also played in EuroLeague Women (with Bourges), EuroCup Women and at the FIBA U21 World Championship Women during 2003.

NATIONAL TEAM STATS Year

2005 2007 2007 2009 2011

2003 2007 2007 2009 2011

Competition

Qualifying Round DIVISION A EuroBasket Women DIVISION A DIVISION A

G Min

4 6 2 7 8

13 22 21 29 31

2pts

3pts

FT

6-13 11-25 1-5 14-38 9-32

2-6 10-17 1-5 16-44 16-45

2-3 19-20 2-2 12-15 19-27

Season Club (competition)

2001-02 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2005-06 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11

2011 2003-04 2004-05 2008-09 2009-10

DIVISION A Tarbes (ECW) Aix-en-Provence (ECW) Bourges (ELW) Bourges (ELW)

COACH

G Min

2pts

3pts

FT

9 3 10 15 4

34 31 30 24 15

32-89 11-18 32-70 27-66 9-22

17-45 6-11 15-30 20-62 6-9

15-24 10-12 26-29 22-28 0-2

22 21 3 24 25

2pts

3pts

18-32 2-6 0-2 26-64 25-50

4-18 0-3 - 16-34 6-21

2pts

3pts

FT

7-9 - - 15-21 21-23

Rb As Pts

1.9 1.5 5.5 3.0 - 4.0 0.3 - 3.7 0.8 9.6 4.0 2.3 11.1

G Min

Croatia Zagreb (Ronchetti) Croatia Zagreb (ECW) Croatia Zagreb (ECW) Croatia Zagreb (ECW) Croatia Zagreb (ECW) Mersin (ECW) Gospic (ECW) Gospic (ELW) Gospic (ELW)

2 5 5 16 8 2 8 10 10

15 1-5 - 26 18-44 2-4 33 25-55 2-15 26 67-141 10-21 37 48-73 6-26 26 5-10 3-5 34 27-67 20-39 32 31-75 20-55 29 33-79 7-24

FT

3-8 5-9 13-16 23-27 29-32 2-3 16-21 21-26 23-25

Rb As Pts

1.0 6.0 4.6 5.1 4.8 0.5 3.6 4.9 5.1

1.5 1.6 1.6 1.1 2.1 0.5 2.6 1.4 2.3

2.5 9.4 13.8 11.7 17.9 10.5 16.3 14.3 11.0

Rb As Pts

4.3 3.3 3.5 4.1 6.8

0.8 1.5 2.0 2.7 2.0

5.0 11.8 3.5 12.6 10.6

Antonija MISURA

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS Season Club (competition)

G Min

10 1 3 12 8

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS

NATIONAL TEAM STATS Year

Competition

DIVISION A DIVISION A EuroBasket Women DIVISION A DIVISION A

Rb As Pts

5.2 4.0 4.3 3.8 1.5

2.2 1.7 1.4 1.7 0.8

Height: 1.78 Position: Guard Date of birth: 19/05/88 Place of birth: Sibenik Club Team 2010-11: ZKK Jolly Sibenik (Croatia-A1) Career: ZKK Vidici Dalmostan (Croatia-A1, 200507), ZKK Jolly Sibenik (Croatia-A1, 2007-11)

14.4 16.7 13.5 9.1 9.0

Stipe BRALIC

A

ntonjia Misura is a very quick, and at times explosive, player who maximises her speed and agility on the court to great effect. She played in every game during the Qualifying Round last summer, switching between point and shooting guard, highlighting her status as a bona-fide combo player at this level. She makes use of her range from downtown and her ball-handling ability, running in top gear and full at speed at all times, which makes her a nightmare to guard for opponents. At only 23-years-old, she is still learning and if she adds more control to her game and slows down at times she could be an even bigger positive for the National Team. She won a bronze medal at youth level in 2006 at the U18 European Championship Women Division B and has lots of European experience at club level with Jolly Sibenik.

Nationality: Croatian Date of birth: 10/06/73 Place of birth: Sibenik Team 2011-10: Gospic Croatia (Croatia-A1, 2010-11) Career: Jolly Sibenik (Croatia-A1, 2005-06), Jolly Sibenik (Croatia-A1, 2007-09), Gospic Croatia (Croatia-A1, 2009-11) International career: Head Coach, Croatia National Team (2009-11)

H

aving just turned 38-years-old, Stipe Bralic doesn’t have the kind of vast experience coaching at the top level that many of his counterparts at EuroBasket Women 2011 enjoy. However, he does know what success tastes like, having banked some silverware domestically and in the Adriatic League while coaching both Jolly JBS Euroline Sibenik and Gospic. He has plenty of experience coaching in European club competitions too and having safely negotiated the Qualifying Round last summer, he can add success at National Team level to his resume as he ensured Croatia made it back to the EuroBasket Women Final Round after a four year absence. This won’t be the first time he has coached a Croatian team in a tournament situation, having been at the helm during the Mediterranean Games a couple of years ago and having also coached youth teams at various European Championship Women events.

NATIONAL TEAM STATS Year

2009 2011

Competition

DIVISION A DIVISION A

G Min

4 8

7 10

2pts

3pts

3-6 2-11

- 5-12

2pts

3pts

FT

Rb As Pts

FT

Rb As Pts

2-3 1.3 1.0 2.0 3-4 1.4 1.1 2.8

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS Season Club (competition)

2008-09 Jolly Sibenik (ELW) 2009-10 Jolly Sibenik (ECW) 2010-11 Jolly Sibenik (ECW)

94

G Min

10 6 4

11 20 26

9-26 10-29 6-20

1-6 2-7 1-6

10-15 0.9 0.5 3.1 13-19 1.7 1.2 6.5 14-15 1.8 2.5 7.3


Marta CAKIC

Iva SLISKOVIC

H

A

aving led the team in scoring last summer during the Qualifying Round, Iva Sliskovic will get an opportunity to continue that good work at her first major tournament. Impressively mobile, and with quick hands for her size, she is a menace in the paint at both ends of the floor. While she can also play the four spot, she is generally utilised as the starting center for the team and is known for her moves in the low post and her intelligence on the court. She reads the game particularly well, which helps the team defensively and allows her to provide the odd assist from the paint. An important character for the team on court, Iva played big minutes in the Ronchetti Cup as an18-year-old for Croatia Zagreb way back in 2002. Since then she has enjoyed a college career, played the last three years in the Spanish league and finished last season with good numbers once again having put up a number of double-double performances.

shooting guard who is at her happiest coming off screens from here she can shoot the three or drive to the hoop, Cakic is an experienced member of the Croatian National Team. However, she missed the cut for EuroBasket Women 2007 and so if selected this time, she will be playing at her first major tournament at senior level. In 2003, she represented Croatia at the FIBA U21 World Championship Women. She has a good track record playing in EuroCup and EuroLeague Women in the last three seasons with Jolly Sibenik, being one of the most productive players on the roster. She is also capable of taking over the playmaker roll if required and contributed in all but one game last summer during the Qualifying Round. NATIONAL TEAM STATS

Year

2005 2009 2011

Competition

G Min

DIVISION A DIVISION A DIVISION A

5 12 7

13 28 11

2pts

2-4 22-63 6-12

3pts

2-5 19-65 3-12

FT

Rb As Pts

- 0.8 0.6 2.0 20-27 3.1 1.0 10.1 6-8 1.7 0.9 3.9

NATIONAL TEAM STATS Year

2009 2011

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS Season Club (competition)

2001-02 2003-04 2004-05 2004-05 2005-06 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11

G Min

Jolly Sibenik (Ronchetti) Jolly Sibenik (ECW) Jolly Sibenik (ECW) Jolly Sibenik (ECW) Gospic (ECW) Jolly Sibenik (ELW) Jolly Sibenik (ECW) Jolly Sibenik (ECW)

2 3 12 10 10 10 6 4

30 9 16 29 17 29 27 30

2pts

7-17 0-1 14-37 21-40 10-27 21-48 12-29 4-14

3pts

2-10 0-3 8-32 19-43 9-26 13-33 5-26 11-18

FT

6-10 - 9-16 10-18 13-19 13-17 21-29 1-2

Rb As Pts

5.0 0.7 1.9 4.9 1.1 3.0 4.0 4.0

1.0 0.3 0.7 1.7 1.0 1.5 2.8 0.8

Competition

G Min

DIVISION A DIVISION A

8 8

Season Club (competition)

2009 2011

DIVISION A DIVISION A

6 13

2-2 2-4

0-5 9-20

2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11

Jolly Sibenik (ECW) Jolly Sibenik (ECW) Jolly Sibenik (ECW) Jolly Sibenik (ECW) Jolly Sibenik (ELW) Jolly Sibenik (ELW) Jolly Sibenik (ECW) Jolly Sibenik (ECW)

G Min

2 6 8 7 10 8 5 4

13 10 24 11 9 6 24 35

2pts

3pts

- 2-4 1-4 2-6 3-4 0-1 2-4 5-10

2-8 5-11 10-33 3-9 4-13 0-8 9-25 3-19

Rb As Pts

2 5

27 12

7-11 6-14

- 0-1

FT

Rb As Pts

1-2 3.5 5-13 3.0

- 7.5 - 3.4

NATIONAL TEAM STATS Year

FT

- -

Rb As Pts

FT

- 1-2 1-2 2-2 1-1 - 13-15 3-4

0.7 0.5 0.7 1.3 0.4 3.9

Season Club (competition)

2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11

Rb As Pts

1.5 1.3 3.1 0.7 1.3 0.6 2.6 4.0

- - 1.0 0.3 - - 0.4 2.0

Competition

DIVISION A

G Min

1

1

2pts

3pts

2pts

3pts

-

-

FT

-

Rb As Pts

-

-

-

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS Season Club (competition)

3pts

FT

6-8 1.8 0.1 2.3 12-22 5.1 0.8 11.5

W 2007

6 8

2pts

- -

hile Ana Cacic has not featured prominently for the senior National Team previously, she has always been on the fringes of selection having played at various youth levels for her country and now this lightening quick point guard could be welcomed into the mix. The 1.74m guard has played in European club competitions for nine of the last ten seasons, giving her plenty of experience for her age and she could be ready to establish herself as a valuable role player in the backcourt. While not a prolific scorer, Coach Bralic will have the option to harness her quickness defensively to nullify the threat of opposing guards. Cacic is also a useful rebounder, which shows why she possibly has what it takes to contribute something at the elite level.

NATIONAL TEAM STATS 3pts

3pts

Height: 1.74 Position: Guard Date of birth: 16/01/86 Place of birth: Zagreb Club Team 2010-11: Novi Zagreb (Croatia-A1) Career: ZKK Croatia Zagreb (Croatia-A1, 200306) ZKK Medvescak Zagreb (Croatia-A1, 200610), Novi Zagreb (Croatia-A1, 2010-11)

N

2pts

2pts

6-19 40-74

Ana CACIC

eda Lokas made a nice cameo during the Qualifying Round to help get her team to EuroBasket Women 2011. She is happy to play either the small forward or power forward spot, and is able to mix things up on offence. She can go inside and be aggressive in the paint but also use her silky shooting touch from outside which is where she found particular success last summer. At club level she has only ever played for her hometown club since making her debut as a 16-year-old and it has been a fruitful career to date. Lokas has won titles and put up some impressive numbers in the Croatian and Adriatic League, while also impressing in European club competition. She can rebound well and is versatile enough to offer some real options for Coach Bralic. G Min

G Min

2001-02 Croatia Zagreb (Ronchetti) 2007-08 Sopron (ELW)

Height: 1.79 Position: Forward Date of Birth: 05/08/85 Place of birth: Sibenik Club Team 2010-11: ZKK Jolly Sibenik (Croatia-A1) Career: ZKK Jolly Sibenik (Croatia-A, 2002-11)

Competition

9 27

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS

13.0 5.1 10.9 6.0 9.4 10.0 10.5

Neda LOKAS

Year

CROATIA

Height: 1.90 Position: Power forward / Center Date of birth: 04/09/84 Place of birth: Zagreb Club Team 2010-11: Real Club Celta Vigo (Spain-LF) Career: ZKK Croatia Zagreb (Croatia-A1, 2000-05), South Carolina (USA-NCAA, 200507), MKB EuroLeasing (Hungary-A, 2007-08), Real Club Celta Vigo (Spain-LF, 2008-11)

Height: 1.75 Position: Guard Date of birth: 16/08/82 Place of birth: Drnis Club Team 2010-11: ZKK Jolly Sibenik (Croatia-A1) Career: ZKK Jolly Sibenik (Croatia-A1, 1996-2005), Gospic Croatia (Croatia-A1, 2005-06), Buducnost Podgorica (MontenegroSuperleague, 2006-07), PGM Ragusa Dubrovnik (Croatia-A1, 2007-08), ZKK Jolly Sibenik (Croatia-A1, 2008-11)

3.0 3.3 4.1 2.1 1.9 8.8 5.5

95

Croatia Zagreb (ECW) Croatia Zagreb (ECW) Croatia Zagreb (ECW) Croatia Zagreb (ECW) Medvescak Zagreb (ECW) Medvescak Zagreb (ECW) Medvescak Zagreb (ECW) LP Novi Zagreb (ECW)

G Min

4 1 11 8 5 2 8 3

18 17 10 25 20 15 26 28

5-11 - 5-13 11-38 3-11 3-7 20-37 5-16

- - - 1-3 0-3 - 2-5 0-3

FT

7-11 - 8-16 3-7 2-6 2-3 23-33 4-4

Rb As Pts

1.5 2.0 1.0 2.9 1.0 0.5 2.3 4.3

1.5 - 0.4 1.6 1.4 0.5 2.9 2.3

4.3 1.6 3.5 1.6 4.0 8.6 4.7


Iva CIGLAR

Ana Marija BEGIC Height: 1.90 Position: Center Date of birth: 17/01/94 Place of birth: Split Club Team 2010-11: ZKK Medvescak (Croatia-A1) Career: ZKK Medvescak (Croatia-A1, 2009-11)

GROUP D

Height: 1.69 Position: Point guard Date of birth: 12/12/85 Place of birth: Slavonski Brod Club Team 2010-11: Spartak St Petersburg (Russia-Superleague) Career: ZKK Medvescak (Croatia-A, 200104)- Florida International (USA-NCAA 2005-08), Merkur Celje (Slovenia-A1, 2008-09), Szeviep Szeged (Hungary-A, 2009-10), Spartak St Petersburg (Russia-Superleague, 2010-11)

D

espite having only turned 17-years-old earlier this year, Ana Marija Begic is now pushing for a place with the senior National Team having impressed in the past two years at the U16 European Championship Women. In 2009 she helped the team gain promotion from Division B while picking up a silver medal and last summer grabbed another silver medal in the top flight as Croatia reached the final. A promising talent with good shooting skills, there are high hopes from those involved with Croatian basketball that she can develop and play at the top level, though she still has some distance to go to live up to this billing. While EuroBasket Women 2011 may come a little too soon for her, a promising future for the center, who is dominant on the boards, seems to be lying in wait. She has also played in EuroCup Women and made her debut at the age of 15.

A

talented point guard who is particularly good defensively, Iva Ciglar can also dictate the tempo and rhythm of a game and consequently is an important player on the roster for the National Team. While she often comes off the bench, she has played an integral part in helping the team secure their place. After starting her career in Croatia, she went to the NCAA for three years before signing with champions of Slovenia, Merkur Celje where she became an All Star of the Slovenian League. She then played in EuroLeague Women for Szeviep Szeged of Hungary and produced strong numbers before testing her skills in the Russian Superleague last season with Spartak St Petersburg. Iva had a strong youth career with Croatia and played throughout the various youth categories.

NATIONAL TEAM STATS Year

2009 2011

Competition

G Min

DIVISION A DIVISION A

3 7

4 16

2pts

0-1 8-17

3pts

- 2-12

FT

Rb As Pts

FT

Rb As Pts

Season Club (competition)

2009-10 Medvescak Zagreb (ECW)

2-2 0.7 - 0.7 2-4 2.3 2.0 3.4

Season Club (competition)

G Min

2002-03 Croatia Zagreb (ECW) 2003-04 Croatia Zagreb (ECW) 2009-10 Szeged SC (ELW)

6 3 10

27 31 32

2pts

9-27 4-10 26-65

3pts

4-10 3-6 9-27

2-6 2.7 2.8 5.3 1-2 1.3 0.3 6.0 17-21 4.3 2.7 9.6

Height: 1.99 Position: Center Date of birth: 26/09/87 Place of birth: Split Club Team 2010-11: Jolly Sibenik (Croatia-A1) Career: ZKK Montmontaza (2005-06), Jolly Sibenik (Croatia-A1, 2006-11)

2pts

3pts

FT

Competition

EuroBasket Women DIVISION A

G Min

1 12

3 16

2pts

3pts

- 23-50

- 3-16

2pts

3pts

FT

1999 2001 2003 2005 2007 2007 2011

Rb As Pts

8 10 10 6 4

18 14 20 29 30

31-65 19-38 19-36 22-42 17-32

- 1-13 16-38 1-4 0-3

FT

15-18 10-14 20-23 23-27 3-6

1.0 0.4 0.1 0.7 1.0

Competition

European Championship Semi-Final Round Qualifying Round DIVISION A DIVISION A EuroBasket Women DIVISION A

Season Club (competition)

1996-97 1997-98 1998-99 1999-00 2001-02 2002-03 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2009-10 2010-11

Rb As Pts

6.0 3.6 5.1 6.0 5.3

6

-

0-3

-

Rb As Pts

1.3

-

-

G Min

6 6 3 12 6 3 7

19 20 26 33 32 32 26

2pts

3pts

12-25 14-28 14-23 39-84 19-30 5-11 14-25

2-6 2-7 2-3 19-43 12-26 3-14 15-43

2pts

3pts

FT

5-7 2-2 5-6 38-52 19-24 1-2 14-16

Rb As Pts

1.7 3.0 3.3 4.4 6.0 3.0 4.1

1.7 1.0 2.7 3.1 1.7 4.0 1.4

5.8 6.0 13.0 14.4 15.5 6.7 12.4

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS

- 1.0 1.0 10-17 4.9 0.1 5.4

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS G Min

3

NATIONAL TEAM STATS Year

NATIONAL TEAM STATS

Jolly Sibenik (ECW) Jolly Sibenik (ELW) Jolly Sibenik (ELW) Jolly Sibenik (ECW) Jolly Sibenik (ECW)

G Min

Rb As Pts

A

L

2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11

FT

true veteran who has experience playing at just about every level since the mid-nineties, Sandra Mandir has great quality and is a clutch shooter who is happy to be the deal breaker in tight games. She was one of the main players both at EuroBasket Women 2007 for the National Team and also last summer. She has just enjoyed one of the most productive seasons of her career with an impressive campaign in EuroLeague Women for Gospic. She averaged over 14 points and 5 rebounds a game while also coming up just short of 3 assists per game. She also showed her prowess from the arc, finishing as the fourth most deadly perimeter shooter in the competition. She is an Adriatic League All Star player who has won a handful of titles in Croatia at club level and now has fifteen years of experience playing in European club competition where she has regularly been a prolific scorer. Indeed her offensive production could have a big say in Croatia’s fortunes.

uca Ivankovic is a strong force in the paint and happy receiving the ball with her back to the basket in the low post. She has an array of interior moves while also possessing decent range which occasionally sees her knock one down from distance, She is adept on the glass at both ends of the floor and also has the ability to block shots due to her size and reach. She went to EuroBasket Women 2007 as a 19-year-old but only saw a couple of minutes court time in one game. While she didn’t play during the Qualifying Round last summer, it could be time for Ivankovic to return to the fold. She has performed well for club team Jolly Sibenik both in the Adriatic League, where she has attained All Star recognition, and also in European competitions in recent seasons.

Season Club (competition)

3pts

Height: 1.74 Position: Shooting Guard Date of birth: 04/08/77 Place of birth: Zagreb Club Team 2010-11: Gospic Croatia (Croatia-A1) Career: Centar Banka (Croatia A-1, 1995-97), Adriatic Osiguranje (Croatia – A1, 1997-00), Croatia (Croatia – A1, 2000-01), Galatasaray (Turkey, 200102), MiZO-Pecsi VSK (Hungary, 2002-03), Gospic (Croatia A-1, 2003-04), ZKK Zagreb (Croatia-A1, 2004-05), Jolly Sibenik (Croatia-A1, 2005-07), Gospic Croatia (Croatia-A1, 2007-09), Besiktas (TurkeyTBBL, 2009-10), Gospic Croatia (Croatia-A1, 2010-11)

Luca IVANKOVIC

2007 2009

2pts

Sandra MANDIR

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS

Year

G Min

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS

NATIONAL TEAM STATS Year

Competition

- Never played with the Senior NT in official competition -

9.6 5.1 10.6 11.7 9.3

96

Croatia Zagreb (ELW) Croatia Zagreb (Ronchetti) Croatia Zagreb (Ronchetti) Croatia Zagreb (Ronchetti) Croatia Zagreb (Ronchetti) MiZo Pécs (ELW) KK Zagreb (ECW) Jolly Sibenik (ECW) Jolly Sibenik (ECW) Gospic (ECW) Besiktas (ECW) Gospic (ELW)

G Min

10 5 6 4 2 13 5 10 8 11 8 10

16 11 30 35 37 10 34 36 36 36 34 30

11-19 0-6 23-45 7-22 8-23 10-22 29-62 45-79 46-85 40-81 27-50 30-60

2-9 - 4-8 2-4 2-6 0-2 2-9 24-53 13-34 26-58 12-43 24-49

FT

7-11 1-2 10-13 5-6 9-11 10-14 27-38 28-37 25-32 36-45 16-20 14-14

Rb As Pts

0.8 - 1.5 2.8 3.5 1.2 4.0 5.5 4.4 4.9 3.1 5.0

0.4 0.4 1.0 1.8 0.5 0.3 1.4 3.4 3.5 3.9 3.5 2.9

3.5 0.2 11.3 6.3 15.5 2.3 18.2 19.0 19.5 17.6 13.3 14.6


Lisa KARCIC Height: 1.77 Position: Forward Date of birth: 11/11/86 Place of birth: New York (USA) Club Team 2010-11: Kerava Energia (Finland-D1) Career: Villanova (USA-NCAA, 2005-09), KV Imperial AEL Limassol (Cyprus-A1, 2009-10), Leonas De Ponce (Puerto Rico- D1, 2010), Kerava Energia (Finland-D1, 2010-11)

Height: 1.98 Position: Center Date of birth: 12/01//86 Place of birth: Osijek Club Team 2010-11: Gospic Croatia (Croatia-A1) Career: Mursa (Croatia – A1, 2001-04), ZTE Zala Volan (Hungary-A, 2004-05), Bourges (France-LFB, 2005-06), Cavigal Nice (FranceLFB, 2006-07), Mann Filter Zaragoza (Spain-LF, 2008-09), Acer ERG Priolo (Italy-A1, 2009-10) Gospic Croatia (Croatia-A1, 2011)

L

isa Karcic is a forward who can play on the wing or in the paint since she is not only a strong body inside but she also poses a consistent three-point touch. Born in New York and now ready to make her debut for the Croatian National Team, Karcic brings her inside-outside scoring ability to the table while she is also providing much needed rebounding. After her College career at Villanova, she headed to Cyprus and played briefly in EuroCup Women with KV Imperial but her rookie pro-season was cut short when she suffered a knee injury. Back to full fitness, she has torn up the league in Finland with a season double-double, and is now looking to test her qualities at the elite level for the first time.

H

aving been called up for the Qualifying Rounds for both EuroBasket Women 2005 and 2009, Sena Pavetic has never been given minutes on the court to show her agility and range of skills inside. She played in EuroLeague Women last season with Gospic and also won trophies in France while at Bourges so she does know what it takes to be a winner. She has solid fundamentals and provides the ability to match up successfully with opposing centers due to her size. While not a player who pours in the points, she has played in the likes all over Europe and therefore can bring needed experience from some of the top European leagues, while also offering impressive defensive capabilities. The time may have come for her to prove her worth in a Croatia vest.

NATIONAL TEAM STATS Year

NATIONAL TEAM STATS Year

2007

Competition

G Min

DIVISION A

1

2

2pts

-

3pts

-

FT

-

Rb As Pts

-

-

Season Club (competition)

2009-10 AEL Limassol (ECW) G Min

2004-05 Zalaegerszeg (ECW) 2005-06 Bourges (ELW)

1 10

8 7

2pts

2-2 11-12

3pts

- -

FT

Rb As Pts

- 1.0 3-6 1.7

5 4

26 22

2pts

3pts

2pts

3pts

30-49 8-16

- 1-3

FT

Rb As Pts

Year

2001 2003 2005 2007 2007 2009 2011

FT

Rb As Pts

20-26 7.0 1.0 16.0 6-9 5.5 1.5 6.3

2006-07 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11

Medvescak Zagreb (ECW) Medvescak Zagreb (ECW) Medvescak Zagreb (ECW) Energa Torun (ECW)

G Min

6 2 6 6

33 32 39 14

31-62 15-27 42-69 11-20

1-5 0-5 0-6 0-1

2pts

3pts

FT

Rb As Pts

1

2

-

0-1

-

-

-

-

Competition

Semi-Final Round Qualifying Round DIVISION A DIVISION A EuroBasket Women DIVISION A DIVISION A

G Min

1 4 12 5 3 12 8

11 20 35 28 34 37 29

2pts

3pts

1-1 4-10 39-68 8-18 4-13 29-71 19-35

1-1 3-3 10-27 3-15 4-14 9-59 2-24

2pts

3pts

FT

2-2 12-19 39-49 7-10 11-14 41-62 23-42

Rb As Pts

- 2.0 3.0 2.2 3.3 4.2 4.8

- 2.0 2.1 3.2 2.7 4.8 2.6

7.0 7.3 12.3 6.4 10.3 10.5 8.4

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS Season Club (competition)

G Min

NATIONAL TEAM STATS

NATIONAL TEAM STATS G Min

Rb As Pts

O

H

Competition

FT

ne of the few survivors from the roster at EuroBasket Women 2007, Andja Jelavic is the captain and very much the leader of the team on and off the court. A talented playmaker with plenty of smarts, Jelavic loves to run the open court in transition and is happy to either finish it herself or find a team-mate. One of the best defenders on the team, she can get the job done at both ends of the court with her quick feet and quick hands. The veteran pulls the strings for the team and is one of the most influential and important players for Croatia. She has a wealth of experience not only in a National Team vest, having first stepped out during the summer of 2003, but also at club level where she has played regularly in European competitions. She made her name playing in Croatia and the Adriatic League where she has won a host of titles and personal awards. Having played briefly at Dynamo Moscow, she returned back to Croatia and produced one of the best seasons of her career with Gospic during 2009/10 when she averaged over 16 points per game in EuroLeague Women before then heading to Poland last summer. Jelavic has a knack for placing herself in the right position to pick up defensive rebounds and her ability to do a great job on the glass could be important for Croatia. She played a big hand with some pivotal contributions in just about every facet of the game last summer when Croatia won three out of their last four games to progress.

ailing from a basketball family that includes a mother who played for Yugoslavia and a sister Marina, Mirna Mazic is continuing the tradition by bringing her skills to the National Team. She didn’t play last summer during the Qualifying Round, but is expected to return in time for her team’s trip to EuroBasket Women 2011. She is a good rebounder and strong finisher who played as a 19-year-old in the Qualifying Round for EuroBasket Women 2005. At club level she started last season playing in EuroLeague Women with Energa Torun of Poland and finished with Panionios of Greece. However her best performances arguably came during 2009-10 in EuroCup Women when she showed her quality by averaging a season double-double in the competition for ZKK Medvescak.

DIVISION A DIVISION A

3pts

Height: 1.71 Position: Point Guard Date of birth: 21/09/80 Place of birth: Tomislavgrad (YUG) Club Team 2010-11: Wisla Can-Pack (Poland-PLKK) Career: Centar Banka (1996-98) Adriatic osiguranje (1998-2001), Croatia (2001/02), Gospic (2002/03) Jolly Sibenik (Croatia-A1, 2003-08), Dynamo Moscow (Russia-Superleague, 2008-09), Gospic Croatia (Croatia-A1, 2009-10), Wisla Can-Pack (Poland-PLKK, 2010-11)

Height: 1.88 Position: Power forward / Center Date of birth: 24/12/85 Place of birth: Zagreb Club Team 2010-11: Panionios (Greece-A1) Career: Richmond (USA-NCAA, 200306), Umana Venezia (Italy-A1, 2006), ZKK Medvescak Zagreb (Croatia-A1, 2006-09), Ravenna Esperides (Greece-A1, 2009-10), Energa Torun (Poland-PLKK, 2010-11), Panionios (Greece-A1, 2011)

2005 2009

2pts

Andja JELAVIC

- 4.0 - 2.5

Mirna MAZIC

Year

G Min

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS

-

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS Season Club (competition)

Competition

- Never played with the Senior NT in official competition -

Season Club (competition)

1998-99 1999-00 2001-02 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11

20-34 7.5 0.5 14.2 8-11 6.5 - 19.0 29-44 11.8 2.5 18.8 7-13 4.5 1.0 4.8

97

Croatia Zagreb (Ronchetti) Croatia Zagreb (Ronchetti) Croatia Zagreb (Ronchetti) Jolly Sibenik (ECW) Jolly Sibenik (ECW) Jolly Sibenik (ECW) Jolly Sibenik (ECW) Jolly Sibenik (ELW) Dynamo Moscow (ECW) Gospic (ELW) Wisla Krakow (ELW)

G Min

6 4 2 6 12 4 8 10 6 9 14

15 5-12 1-5 18 7-13 1-5 31 5-12 2-8 39 34-52 3-22 33 43-101 9-45 35 7-19 3-16 37 27-58 3-16 34 26-60 17-47 14 4-6 6-16 36 40-79 12-37 24 19-42 3-19

FT

9-14 4-4 8-8 30-43 34-66 15-29 28-39 25-35 9-12 31-50 21-32

Rb As Pts

1.3 - 1.5 5.3 2.5 3.3 2.9 3.2 1.7 4.0 3.1

0.3 0.3 2.5 4.8 4.0 5.8 3.9 3.0 2.3 6.7 3.5

3.7 5.3 12.0 17.8 12.3 9.5 11.4 12.8 5.8 16.3 4.9

CROATIA

Sena PAVETIC


GROUP D

FRANCE

RARING TO REPEAT A GLORIOUS GOLD RUSH After unexpectedly imploding at EuroBasket Women 2007, a tournament which was supposed to be a glorious swansong for a golden generation, few people predicted that just two years later France would be on top of the podium in Latvia. Now they return to defend their title with the core of their winning team intact and consequently few would bet against the champions having a great shot of repeating their success.

C

rowned European Champions for only the second time in their history in Latvia at EuroBasket Women 2009 when they squeezed past favourites Russia 57-53, France return to defend their title and look like they have a team capable of repeating their success of two years ago – injuries permitting. In fact, during their tenure as champions, injuries have been one of the major talking points for Pierre Vincent who had been looking to build on that glorious gold with a possible play for the podium at the FIBA World Championship Women last year. However, the roster was left severely weakened by some high profile absentees including Isabelle Yacoubou-Dehoui, Emilie Gomis, Pauline Krawcyck, Sandrine Gruda and the retiring Emmanuel Hermouet. Despite this, France came within a whisker of making the semi-finals – around thirty seconds in fact before they had to settle for sixth. Now, with the core of the successful 2009 team likely to be back, their frontcourt should be one of the most powerful in the competition. Much of the sea-change in the French team during the last four years has of course been down to the work of Pierre Vincent who had to rebuild the team after the well documented 2007 failure when the team finished an unthinkable eighth having expected to have something shiny hanging around their necks. As a result, for the first time in a decade, they had to play in the Qualifying Round to reach EuroBasket Women. In hindsight, it was no bad thing as they won their group with a 7-1 record to head to Latvia with level of momentum they may otherwise not have had – perhaps adding another reason for their transformation to champions.

How did they qualify? EuroBasket 2009 Gold Medal (9 W – 0 L) Results Preliminary Round

June-7th 2009 France b. Italy June-8th 2009 France b. Belarus June-9th 2009 France b. Israel

Qualifying Round

June-12th 2009 France b. Lithuania Junet-14th 2009 France b. Turkey June-16th 2009 France b. Russia

Quarter-finals

June-18th 2009 France b. Greece

Semi-finals

June-19th 2009 France b. Belarus

Final

June-20th 2009 France b. Russia

76-61 63-61 73-70 57-55 55-43 72-66 51-49 64-56 57-53

The objective this time is not only the successful defence of their prized possession and the desire to feel the elation of such a huge success once more, but also the need to make up for missing the last Olympics by booking a spot for London 2012. That was always the main priority when Pierre Vincent took over. There is however a big note of caution for Vincent of which he will be acutely aware – France have not found Oympic qualification very easy and the bad omen is that they missed out both during 2004 and 2008. Like a lot of EuroBasket Women teams, France don’t have many flashy players and even with their status as 2009 winners, will still be what some might describe as conservative with a small C. They are an effective, functional unit and defensively will again be very good and hard to beat. However what sets them apart in some ways is that Pierre Vincent seems to have a really good habit of bringing in an ‘X factor’ player with the prime example being the decision to try and bring Cathy Melain out of retirement during 2009, something he succeeded in doing and the rest, as they say, is history! They also have plenty of strength in depth and if they are focused, it’s hard not to see them being in the final shake-up. Most of the current team have played right through the youth levels and especially at U20 and U21 level as well as with the seniors and consequently are well drilled in tournament play so the question for everybody is can the players overcome the external pressure? It’s exactly a decade since their first gold medal back in 2001 when France broke the usual dominance of teams from Eastern Europe to win the title. Supported and underpinned by a restructuring of the French Basketball Federation back in 2000, the National Team has been an almost permanent member of the elite ever since and they head into EuroBasket Women 2011 defending champions – a position they won’t be prepared to give up easily. l

Accumulated statistics in 2010 FIBA World Championship for Women Player Endene Miyem Celine Dumerc Jennifer Digbeu Clémence Beikes Emmeline Ndongue Florence Lepron Marielle Amant Marion Laborde Anael Lardy Elodie Godin Pauline Jannault Johanne Gomis Totals

G 7 9 9 9 9 9 8 6 9 9 8 6 9

Min FG 25 36-72 25 33-84 21 20-62 23 28-56 23 22-46 23 16-32 17 16-33 10 10-18 13 12-43 16 12-36 16 8-36 6 2-8 - 215-526

98

% 3pts 50.0% 3-4 39.3% 8-31 32.3% 10-31 50.0% 0-4 47.8% 0-1 50.0% 1-3 48.5% 55.6% 8-12 27.9% 4-18 33.3% 22.2% 6-20 25.0% 2-4 40.9% 42-128

FT 8-10 5-11 11-14 5-6 16-25 19-27 11-15 6-6 7-11 2-2 3-6 93-133

Rb As 5.1 0.9 4.1 3.8 3.1 0.7 3.8 1.0 4.2 0.7 2.3 1.7 4.0 0.3 0.5 0.3 2.2 1.4 2.6 0.6 2.1 0.6 0.5 0.3 36.8 11.7

St 0.9 1.7 0.1 0.4 0.9 1.6 0.1 0.5 0.3 0.4 0.5 0.2 7.1

BS 0.1 0.1 1.2 0.4 0.6 2.3

TO 0.3 2.6 1.2 1.6 2.1 2.1 1.1 0.2 1.1 0.9 0.3 14.4

Pts 11.9 8.8 6.8 6.8 6.7 5.8 5.4 4.7 3.8 3.4 3.0 1.5 62.8


Sandrine Gruda

ROSTER Player Height (Ft) Position Céline Dumerc 1.69 1 Edwige Lawson-Wade 1.66 1 Anael Lardy 1.70 1 Florence Lepron 1.83 1 Emilie Gomis 1.81 2 Paoline Salagnac 1.76 2

Birthdate 09/07/82 14/05/79 24/10/87 16/01/85 18/10/83 13/03/84

Marion Laborde

1.78

2

09/12/86 Basket Landes

Clémence Beikes Pauline Krawzyck Jennifer Digbeu Sandrine Gruda Endene Miyem Aurelie Bonnan Emmeline Ndongue Isabelle Yacoubou Coach: Pierre Vincent

1.79 1,82 1.88 1.93 1.88 1.87 1.92 1,90

2 3 4 4 4 4/5 5 5

19/10/83 17/03/85 14/04/87 25/06/87 15/05/88 01/08/83 25/04/83 21/04/86

Team 2010-11 UMMC Ekaterinburg (RUS) Ros Casares Bourges Basket Tarbes Gespe Bigorre ESB Lille Metropole Bourges Basket Union Hainaut Montpellier Bourges Basket UMMC Ekaterinburg (RUS) Bourges Basket USO Mondeville Bourges Basket Beretta-Famila Schio (ITA)

99

Last 10 FIBA / FIBA EUROPE events Year

Event

2010 FIBA World Championship 2009 EuroBasket Women 2008 Olympic Games 2007 EuroBasket Women 2006 FIBA World Championship 2005 EuroBasket Women 2004 Olympic Games 2003 EuroBasket Women 2002 FIBA World Championship 2001 EuroBasket Women

Place

Karlovy Vary Riga Beijing Chieti Sao Paolo Ankara Athens Patras Nanjing Le Mans

Achievement

6th Gold Medal Did not qualify 8th 5th 5th Did not qualify 5th 8th Gold Medal


TEAM STAR

Céline DUMERC Height: 1.69 Position: Point guard Date of birth: 09/07/82 Place of birth: Tarbes Team 2010-11: UMMC Ekaterinburg (RussiaSuperleague)

GROUP D

Sandrine GRUDA

Career: CFBB (France-NF2, 1997-2000), Tarbes (France-LFB, 2000-03), Bourges (France-LFB, 2003-09), UMMC Ekaterinburg (Russia-Superleague, 2009-11)

Height: 1.93 Position: Power Foward Date of birth: 25/06/1987 Place of birth: Cannes Team 2010-11: UMMC Ekaterinburg (RussiaSuperleague)

T

Career: CFBB (France-NF1/2, 2002-05), Valenciennes (France-LFB, 2005-07), Ekaterinburg (RussiaSuperleague, 2007-08) Connecticut Sun (USA-WNBA, 2008), Ekaterinburg (Russia-Superleague, 2008-09), Connecticut Sun (USA-WNBA, 2009), Ekaterinburg (Russia-Superleague, 2009-10) Connecticut Sun (USAWNBA, 2010), Ekaterinburg (Russia-Superleague, 2010-11)

A

fter missing the FIBA World Championship Women last year, Sandrine Gruda should be back to help France defend their title. It seems incredible to think she will celebrate only her 24th Birthday during the tournament taking into account the lengthy list of accomplishments in her career so far. Perhaps basketball was in her blood and she was always destined for success with the National team since her mother Ulysse also represented her country. Brought Up in Martinique and arriving in France aged 14, it’s fair to say that from the moment she pulled on the vest for Les Bleus, she has excelled in a big way, something also replicated at club level. Before she was even 20 years old she had already been crowned MVP of the French league and helped Valenciennes to the Final Four of EuroLeague Women. She averaged 12 points and 6 rebounds per game at the 2006 FIBA World Championship in Brazil and then became the only player in French basketball history to be crowned Young Player Of The Year and then Player Of The Year during the same season when she exploded in 2007. Her rise to one of the most influential stars in World basketball has seen her participate in further Final Fours with UMM Ekaterinburg, take to the floor in the WNBA and of course, lead the team to a gold medal in Latvia at EuroBasket Women 2009 by scoring almost twice as much as any of her team-mates. A big talent in more ways than one, expect All Star and former FIBA Young Player Of The Year Gruda to continue dominating in the paint and on the glass. Most impressively of all, watch out for the work ethic which always compliments her array of skills including a trademark step back fade-away and a fantastic mid-range game...

NATIONAL TEAM STATS Year

2006 2007 2009

Competition

G Min

World Championship EuroBasket Women EuroBasket Women

9 9 9

2pts

3pts

2pts

3pts

21 30-62 30 42-101 30 58-115

0-1 - -

FT

Rb As Pts

30-40 2.9 0.6 10.0 47-60 4.9 0.7 14.6 23-42 7.7 0.9 15.4

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS Season Club (competition)

2005-06 2006-07 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2009-10 2010-11 2010-11

Valenciennes (ELW) Europe (ELW All Star Game) Valenciennes (ELW) UMMC Ekaterinburg (ELW) UMMC Ekaterinburg (ELW) Europe (ELW All Star Game) UMMC Ekaterinburg (ELW) Europe (ELW All Star Game) UMMC Ekaterinburg (ELW)

COACH

G Min

16 1 12 16 16 1 16 1 16

30 24 34 29 26 18 24 21 29

81-131 4-11 89-159 94-167 86-137 3-11 55-128 7-16 75-137

0-4 - 0-7 - 1-2 0-1 0-1 - -

FT

49-62 2-5 29-36 33-45 29-57 - 46-56 - 61-74

Rb As Pts

5.9 8.0 5.8 4.9 6.4 3.0 5.1 7.0 5.4

1.0 - 0.5 1.0 1.0 1.0 0.8 - 1.0

13.2 10.0 17.3 13.8 12.8 6.0 9.8 14.0 13.2

NATIONAL TEAM STATS Year

2003 2005 2005 2006 2007 2009 2009 2010

Competition

Career: Poitiers (France-4th division, 1993-97), Bourges (France-LFB, 2003-2011) International Career: French Men U16 national team (Assistant coach, 1991-97), French Women U-18 national team (Head coach, 1997-98), French Women national team (Assistant coach, 1999), French Men U-18 national team (Head coach, 1998-02), French Women national team (Assistant coach, 2007), French Women national team (Head coach, 2008-11) ne of the most respected coaches in Europe, Pierre Vincent is a man who instils an unwavering sense of belief into his players and never turns away from his ethos which always centers around the team concept. Rarely allowing himself to drift outside of his desire to ensure continuous rotation to maximise the depth he has at his disposal for both club and country, Vincent has used this mantra to deliver success. While his philosophy doesn’t allow for individuals who don’t subscribe, the telling factor is that all of the big name players he works with seem to go with his basic principles and it works beautifully. Against the odds he led Bourges to EuroLeague Women Final Four in successive seasons with an unspectacular budget and domestically has led the team to plenty of trophies. Having previously worked with a golden generation of future NBA basketball stars at youth level over a decade ago, he has since worked with the cream of the Women players culminating in him delivering gold medal EuroBasket Women success.

G Min

European Championship DIVISION A EuroBasket Women World Championship EuroBasket Women DIVISION A EuroBasket Women World Championship

6 6 8 9 9 8 9 9

7 14 20 19 16 27 26 25

2pts

3pts

FT

1-4 2-14 17-33 16-37 9-28 19-33 8-22 25-53

2-5 1-4 2-13 6-16 4-24 11-30 15-39 8-31

- 7-10 13-16 3-6 10-12 9-14 12-16 5-11

2pts

3pts

FT

Rb As Pts

0.5 2.2 0.9 2.4 1.9 5.1 2.4 4.1

0.7 1.5 3.8 2.9 1.2 4.1 3.3 3.8

1.3 2.3 6.6 5.9 4.4 10.0 8.1 8.8

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS Season Club (competition)

2000-01 2001-02 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2007-08 2008-09 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2010-11

G Min

Tarbes (Ronchetti) Tarbes (Ronchetti) Tarbes (ELW) Bourges (ELW) Bourges (ELW) Bourges (ELW) Bourges (ELW) Bourges (ELW) Europe (ELW All Star Game) Bourges (ELW) Europe (ELW All Star Game) UMMC Ekaterinburg (ELW) Europe (ELW All Star Game) UMMC Ekaterinburg (ELW)

5 14 13 16 17 15 16 13 1 15 1 10 1 15

16 22 34 26 26 31 33 28 12 28 22 21 19 27

Rb As Pts

7-12 1-2 6-8 1.4 1.2 4.6 21-51 8-26 16-23 2.4 2.9 5.9 25-56 10-31 18-28 3.8 2.3 7.5 46-99 6-26 28-35 2.2 3.3 8.6 34-59 13-38 19-28 3.1 4.2 7.4 34-74 14-35 28-36 3.4 5.2 9.2 46-94 14-64 31-36 4.0 4.5 10.3 17-41 23-49 35-47 3.8 3.2 10.6 - 1-3 - - 6.0 3.0 32-71 23-56 21-31 4.1 4.7 10.3 1-1 2-4 - 3.0 4.0 8.0 5-14 10-21 5-6 2.2 2.6 4.5 0-1 - - 1.0 8.0 12-27 9-41 12-15 3.0 3.5 4.2

Marion LABORDE Height: 1.78 Position: Shooting guard Date of birth: 09/12/86 Place of birth: Dax Team 2010-11: Basket Landes (France-LFB) Career: Tarbes Gespe Bigorre (France-LFB, 200407), Basket Landes (France-LF2 / LF,2007-11)

Pierre VINCENT Nationality: French Date of birth: 17/04/64 Place of birth: Brioude Team 2010-11: Bourges

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he captain of the National Team continues to have a greater impact as time goes by and that is not surprising when you take into account the qualities of this high level performer who is now one of the most experienced campaigners at the elite level. Dumerc is an athletic point guard with superb court vision who Pierre Vincent refers to simply as a ‘winner’. Widely known as one of the elite playmakers in Europe, it is her defensive qualities which remain arguably unsurpassed by her rivals. She is always willing and capable of neutralising the offensive threat of an opponent. Much of that is due to her quickness and outstanding speed which makes it hard for opposing guards to beat her off the dribble. Meanwhile offensively, her game has become even more consistent over time. For Sandrine Gruda and her influence in the frontcourt read, ditto in the backcourt for Dumerc. She has won a string of titles at club level both in France and Russia, been named a EuroLeague Women All Star and was a key figure in the 2009 EuroBasket Women success. With several key players missing at the FIBA World Championship Women, Dumerc stepped up her offensive production and led by example. Left-handed and a good three-point shooter, she once shared an apartment with and gained plenty of wise words and insight from National Team legend Yannick Souvre.

W

hile Marion Laborde may have only been handed a limited opportunity to shine during her first major tournament with the senior National Team, she could barely have done much more to impress. She produced a couple of excellent cameo performances at the FIBA World Championship Women last year and shot the ball really well. That could give her a great chance to once again grab a place on the bench for France. Having not been a regular contributor to the National Team programme during her youth career, this late bloomer does still have experience of playing in European club competition with former club Tarbes. The 24 year old has just completed another impressive season with Basket Landes whom she helped to a fifth place finish in the French League averaging over 10 points per game. Her recent progress in the last 18 months has been all the more impressive since she missed the World Student Games and some of the 2009-10 season after sustaining a serious injury. Since completing her rehabilitation it’s been nothing but an upward curve for the guard.

NATIONAL TEAM STATS Year

2010

Competition

World Championship

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS Season Club (competition)

2005-06 Tarbes (ECW) 2006-07 Tarbes (ECW)

100

G Min

2pts

2-6

8-12

3pts

FT

-

0.5 0.3 4.7

G Min

2pts

3pts

FT

Rb As Pts

6

1 4

10

8 11

- -

1-1 2-9

Rb As Pts

- 2.0 - 3.0 3-4 1.5 0.5 2.3


Endene MIYEM Height: 1.88 Position: Power Foward Date of birth: 15/05/1988 Place of birth: Reims Team 2010-11: Bourges (France-LFB) Career: CFBB (France-NF1/2, 2003-06), Bourges (France-LFB, 2006-2011)

Height: 1.83 Position: Guard Date of birth: 16/01/85 Place of birth: Nantes Team 2010-11: Tarbes Gespe Bigorre (France-LFB) Career: CFBB (France-NF2, 2000-03), Tarbes (France-LFB, 2003-06), Bourges (France-LFB, 2006-08), ESB Lille Metropole (France-LFB, 200809), Tarbes Gespe Bigorre (France-LFB, 2009-11)

A

great example of a player who plays ‘taller’ than their actual height, Edene Miyem is a handful for opposing defences in the paint. Having been brought through the INSEP programme where she excelled for the National Team at the various youth levels, she has spent five years with Coach Vincent at Bourges terrorising opponents at club level with her raw power and aggressive approach inside. She had a huge FIBA World Championship Women last year when she led an injury hit France team in points and rebounds per game before injury ended her tournament early. At 23 years old, she is still evolving and should continue to improve in future years which is bad news for her opponents. She also took the French Young Player Of The Year award in 2008 after Sandrine Gruda.

F

lorence Lepron brings plenty to the table for the National Team. She is a good defender and as her 14 steals in last year’s FIBA World Championship Women will testify, she will put in the work to get some big stops. Offensively she has the kind of flexibility in her game to run the open floor and finish in the paint while she also loves to find an open shooter. Pierre Vincent coached her at Bourges earlier in her career and while Lepron left, their relationship at National Team level has seen the play-caller dish out a lot of minutes and trust to Lepron. Careful in her shot selection and always busy off the ball, the decision making of Lepron is an asset. Perhaps the only player in the French team who can truly be called a combo guard, she loves slashing to he basket and drawing fouls. She also has plenty of experience in EuroCup Women and EuroLeague Women to call upon.

NATIONAL TEAM STATS Year

NATIONAL TEAM STATS Year

2009 2009 2010

Competition

G Min

DIVISION A EuroBasket Women World Championship

8 9 9

17 14 23

2pts

6-15 5-11 15-29

3pts

1-4 2-9 1-3

FT

2009 2009 2010

Rb As Pts

4-4 2.5 1.6 2.4 5-6 1.3 0.9 2.3 19-27 2.3 1.7 5.8

2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11

G Min

Tarbes (ECW) Tarbes (ELW) Tarbes (ECW) Bourges (ELW) Bourges (ELW) Lille Metropole (ELW) Tarbes (ELW) Tarbes (ELW)

3 14 8 16 16 10 10 10

10 26 28 22 15 29 26 28

2pts

3-8 27-65 29-61 34-83 17-51 16-34 11-28 23-53

3pts

- 3-9 0-3 1-9 1-8 2-6 3-5 1-2

FT

2-2 20-26 19-27 10-13 9-11 5-8 7-9 12-17

1.3 2.8 1.6 1.8 0.8 3.2 3.9 3.0

2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11

2.7 5.9 9.6 5.1 2.9 4.3 3.8 6.1

2003 2005 2005 2006 2007 2009

Competition

European Championship DIVISION A EuroBasket Women World Championship EuroBasket Women EuroBasket Women

G Min

4 6 5 9 9 9

6 10 6 22 18 23

2pts

1-4 9-21 4-8 27-46 21-49 14-29

3pts

2-5 1-4 0-2 8-32 1-7 2-8

FT

- 7-8 3-4 28-34 29-39 21-24

Rb As Pts

0.5 1.5 - 1.8 2.4 1.3

- 0.5 0.2 0.9 0.6 1.6

2.0 4.7 2.2 11.8 8.2 6.1

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS Season Club (competition)

2001-02 2002-03 2002-03 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10

Tarbes (Ronchetti) Tarbes (ELW) Tarbes (ELW) Lille Metropole (ECW) Lille Metropole (ECW) Valenciennes (ELW) Valenciennes (ELW) Fenerbahçe (ELW) Lille Metropole (ELW)

G Min

11 13 12 6 10 12 13 10 10

2pts

3pts

14 16-36 1-2 28 37-74 2-8 25 32-66 3-6 26 12-23 4-12 34 27-58 18-41 31 19-53 5-31 29 38-102 10-38 27 27-62 5-22 28 19-43 8-35

FT

12-18 48-65 41-57 3-9 39-54 47-62 43-55 15-23 30-38

Rb As Pts

1.5 2.2 3.5 2.7 3.4 3.0 2.8 2.9 1.5

0.5 0.8 2.3 2.7 3.2 2.3 1.3 2.4 2.1

4.3 9.8 9.5 6.5 14.7 8.3 11.5 8.4 9.2

3pts

2pts

3pts

- 1-4 3-4

FT

Rb As Pts

24-30 3.3 0.9 8.5 9-9 2.3 0.3 4.2 8-10 5.1 0.9 11.9

16 16 15 13 15

15 21 24 25 29

30-61 56-116 73-145 42-102 73-146

3-8 1-3 2-12 8-22 2-4

FT

9-14 24-25 25-33 20-30 22-28

Rb As Pts

2.7 3.2 4.6 6.3 5.7

0.3 1.0 0.4 0.8 0.9

4.9 8.7 11.8 9.8 11.6

Height: 1.92 Position: Center Date of birth: 25/04/1983 Place of birth: Auxerre Team 2010-11: Bourges (France-LFB) Career: Bourges (France-LFB, 1999-2004), Pays D’Aix En Provence (France-LFB, 20042006), Los Angeles Sparks (USA-WNBA, 2006),Bourges (France-LFB, 2006-11)

O

fter a season decimated by a serious injury which led to her missing out at the FIBA World Championship Women last year, the likely return to action of Emilie Gomis to the National Team will present Pierre Vincent with primarily an offensive weapon of some force who is now also beginning to thrive on the responsibility of creating for others too. Describing herself as an’ impact player’ and nicknamed ‘Miss Go’, Gomis makes full use of her lightening quick first step and dribble penetration which means you can expect to see her either finishing at the hoop, dishing under the basket or on the foul line. She has won domestic titles in France and was the second best scorer for the National Team during EuroBasket Women 2007.

Year

2pts

22-50 13-32 33-68

Emmeline NDONGUE

Height: 1.81 Position: Guard Date of birth: 18/10/83 Place of birth: Zinguinchor (Senegal) Team 2010-11: ESB Lille Metropole (France-LFB) Career: Evreux (France-NF2, 1995-98, CFBB (France-NF2, 1998-2001), Tarbes (France-LFB, 2001-03), Villeneuve-d’Ascq (France-LFB, 2003-06), New York Liberty (USA-WNBA, 2006), Valenciennes (France-LFB, 2006-08), Fenerbahçe (Turkey-TBBL, 2008-09), Napoli (Italy-A1, 2009), ESB Lille Metropole (France-LFB, 2009-11)

NATIONAL TEAM STATS

21 11 25

G Min

Bourges (ELW) Bourges (ELW) Bourges (ELW) Bourges (ELW) Bourges (ELW)

émilie GOMIS

A

8 9 7

Season Club (competition)

Rb As Pts

2.0 1.9 1.9 1.8 1.8 2.7 1.1 3.7

G Min

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS Season Club (competition)

Competition

DIVISION A EuroBasket Women World Championship

ne of the best shot-blockers around, Emmeline Ndongue continues to be a real menace in the paint for France and a key component of a strong front-court. There are few players who have spent as much time helping to define the Pierre Vincent era and his ethos. Excellent defensively due to her wingspan and the quick feet she has for her size, the hard-nosed approach to the game by Ndongue means no opponents will take liberties offensively against France. She can also get the job done at the other end of the floor and her rebounding will be essential for the team too. She certainly knows what it takes to win from her time at Bourges and her efforts in Europe were recognised when she was crowned a EuroLeague Women All Star. Only the second player to truly breakthrough from the Bourges academy following in the footsteps of Ilona Korstin.

NATIONAL TEAM STATS Year

2003 2005 2005 2006 2007 2009 2009 2010

Competition

European Championship DIVISION A EuroBasket Women World Championship EuroBasket Women DIVISION A EuroBasket Women World Championship

G Min

7 6 8 9 9 8 9 9

6 16 13 9 20 21 19 23

2pts

3pts

- - 0-1 0-2 - - - 0-1

0-1 4-12 3-4 5-6 9-13 24-33 31-42 16-25

2pts

3pts

FT

4-14 11-27 14-30 6-17 22-41 30-49 21-47 22-45

FT

Rb As Pts

1.9 3.7 1.9 1.4 4.4 5.1 4.8 4.2

- 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.4 0.8 0.7

1.1 4.3 3.9 1.9 5.9 10.5 8.1 6.7

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS Season Club (competition)

2000-01 2001-02 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2009-10 2010-11

101

Bourges (ELW) Bourges (ELW) Bourges (ELW) Bourges (ELW) Aix-en-Provence (ECW) Aix-en-Provence (ECW) Bourges (ELW) Bourges (ELW) Bourges (ELW) Bourges (ELW) Europe (ELW All Star Game) Bourges (ELW)

G Min

1 9 14 16 10 16 16 16 15 13 1 15

3 0-1 9 9-28 9 16-28 23 45-82 24 31-60 33 66-138 25 49-98 21 38-87 25 64-135 22 39-76 16 5-6 26 55-98

- - 0-1 - 0-2 0-3 - 0-5 0-2 - - -

- 8-17 4-10 15-32 15-21 46-63 37-54 14-28 27-44 35-46 2-2 35-45

Rb As Pts

1.0 3.2 1.4 5.4 7.0 8.1 7.4 4.3 5.9 5.5 5.0 7.1

- 0.3 0.5 0.9 1.1 1.4 1.0 0.8 0.7 0.5 - 1.5

2.9 2.6 6.6 7.7 11.1 8.4 5.6 10.3 8.7 12.0 9.7

FRANCE

Florence LEPRON


Isabelle YACOUBOU-DEHOUI

Clémence BEIKES

GROUP D

Height: 1.90 Position: Center Date of birth: 21/04/1986 Place of birth: Godomey (Ben) Team 2010-11: Beretta Famila Schio (Italy-A1) Career: Tarbes (France-NF3 / LFB, 2003-10),Beretta Famila Schio (Italy-A1, 2010-11)

I

sabelle Yacoubou-Dehoui is someone who plays the game with a smile on her face and had she not made a big choice when younger, she would have been throwing a shotput rather than bouncing a basketball. From what she has achieved since, the decision by this late bloomer to go with basketball was the right one. This former U20 European Championship MVP showed her prowess as a 21 year old at EuroBasket Women 2007 when she led the team in rebounds and now comes off the back of her first job outside of France where she led Beretta-Famila Schio in scoring during their EuroLeague Women campaign and won the Coppa Italia last season. Another player who missed the FIBA World Championship Women last year, the center should be back and that means France benefiting from her ability to score and rebound as consistently as anyone else in Europe. That is achieved by her ability to intimidate offences with her size and power as well as a deceptive quickness and mobility.

2007 2009 2009

Competition

G Min

EuroBasket Women DIVISION A EuroBasket Women

9 8 9

14 19 12

2pts

16-38 30-56 21-49

3pts

- - -

FT

Rb As Pts

18-27 5.7 0.1 5.6 11-18 7.1 0.1 8.9 14-22 5.0 - 6.2

2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11

Year

8 9 3 10 10 13

2pts

19 25-46 23 40-71 9 7-14 28 64-116 21 34-79 25 65-126

3pts

- - - 2-5 1-2 -

FT

2003-04 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09

Rb As Pts

14-28 6.3 21-27 5.4 2-2 3.7 26-50 10.4 20-40 5.9 38-49 6.7

0.3 0.7 - 1.0 0.6 0.5

8.0 11.2 5.3 16.0 9.1 12.9

Pauline KRAWCZYK

Y

DIVISION A EuroBasket Women

G Min

6 7

2pts

3pts

FT

Rb As Pts

13 8

4-13 7-16

5-20 1-9

6-6 2.2 0.7 4.8 - 0.9 0.1 2.4

G Min

2pts

3pts

FT

Season Club (competition)

2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2008-09 2009-10

Bourges (ELW) Bourges (ELW) Bourges (ELW) LM Montpellier (ELW) LM Montpellier (ECW)

8 14 9 9 9

8 12 11 24 24

4-7 10-27 5-11 17-38 43-76

0-3 0-7 1-8 11-33 8-19

8-10 9-17 3-7 14-16 27-32

Rb As Pts

1.4 2.0 1.0 1.8 3.9

0.3 0.6 0.3 1.0 1.9

2.0 2.1 1.8 9.0 15.2

G Min

Lille Metropole (ECW) Tarbes (ECW) Tarbes (ECW) Hainaut Basket (ELW)

2pts

3pts

2pts

3pts

3-13 4-15 15-43 28-52

- 2-3 0-1 0-4

FT

- - 12-17 5-6

Rb As Pts

1.2 1.3 2.9 3.8

0.2 0.4 1.5 1.0

1.0 2.0 5.3 6.8

11 10 10 9

12 25 32 20

6-20 26-49 32-72 24-57

0-9 1-5 2-11 0-1

FT

9-14 20-36 27-38 17-22

Rb As Pts

2.8 4.4 5.5 2.0

1.5 1.0 3.1 0.8

1.9 7.5 9.7 7.2

A

NATIONAL TEAM STATS 2009 2010

Competition

DIVISION A World Championship

G Min

7 9

11 21

2pts

3pts

3-9 10-31

2-14 10-31

2pts

3pts

FT

Rb As Pts

3-4 1.9 0.4 2.1 11-14 3.1 0.7 6.8

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS Season Club (competition)

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS

8 7 21 23

fter failing to force her way onto the roster at EuroBasket Women 2009 in Latvia and missing out on gold medal success, Jennifer Digbeu bounced back and found herself playing at the FIBA World Championship Women last year in Czech Republic. She finished the tournament with some respectable numbers and used her athleticism to good effect while also showing she has the versatility to make some shots from downtown on a regular basis for France. Digbeu also brings some strong defensive qualities too and these are well known by Coach Vincent who coaches the player at club level with Bourges. She also won three bronze medals playing for her country at various youth levels between 2005 and 2007 and has played at EuroLeague Women Final Four.

Year

NATIONAL TEAM STATS 2009 2009

6 7 8 9

Height: 1.88 Position: Forward Date of birth: 14/04/1987 Place of birth: Lyon Team 2010-11: Bourges Basket (France-LFB) Career: INSEP (France-NF1, 2002-05), Valenciennes (France-LFB, 2005-07), Mondeville (France-LFB, 2007-09), Bourges (France-LFB, 2009-11)

et another player who has come off some injury problems in recent times, Pauline Krawczyk is a powerful guard turned forward who underwent a transformation earlier in her career when she left the powerhouse of Bourges and headed to the less well known Clermont Ferrand. Since that time she has rarely looked back and is continuing to hone her skills down low. Reunited with Pierre Vincent by being called upon by the National Team, Krawczyk is a player who got court-time at EuroBasket Women 2009 as a role player coming off the bench but she then impressed enough to a starting spot in the Final. Not only does she have experience of playing in European competitions but she should also arrive in Poland full of confidence having played in the country of her birth last season when she picked up a Cup Final winners medal with Lotos Gdynia. Competition

G Min

Jennifer DIGBEU

Height: 1.82 Position: Foward Date of birth: 17/03/1985 Place of birth: Poznan (Pol) Team 2010-11: Lotos Gdynia (Poland-PLKK) Career: CFBB (France-NF2, 2000-03), Bourges (France-LFB, 2003-2006), Clermont (FranceLFB, 2006-08), Montpellier (France-LFB, 200811), Lotos Gdynia (Poland-PLKK, 2011)

Year

Competition

World Championship EuroBasket Women DIVISION A World Championship

Season Club (competition) G Min

Tarbes (ECW) Tarbes (ECW) Tarbes (ECW) Tarbes (ECW) Tarbes (ELW) Famila Schio (ELW)

NATIONAL TEAM STATS

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS Season Club (competition)

W

hile Clemence Beikes has been around for a relatively long time now and is an experienced player having first made an impression way back at EuroBasket Women 2007, the guard enjoyed some of her best performances for the National Team at the FIBA World Championship Women last year. She certainly repaid the faith shown in her by Coach Vincent who handed her extra court time and she responded with three double-digit scores. In fact she has a real affinity with the FIBA World Championship Women since she made the roster for her first major tournament in Brazil during 2006. Beikes is a versatile player who has a real work ethic and should prove to be a valuable role player once more utilising her clutch shooting along the baseline and terrific rebounding prowess despite being a guard.

2006 2007 2009 2010

NATIONAL TEAM STATS Year

Height: 1.79 Position: Guard Date of birth: 19/10/1983 Place of birth: Grande Synthe Team 2010-11: Union Hainaut (France-LFB) Career: CFBB (France-NF2, 1998-2001), Calais (France-LFB, 2001-02), Valenciennes (FranceLFB, 2002-03), Villeneuve-d’Ascq (France-LFB, 2003-04), Nice (France-LFB, 2004-06), Tarbes (France-LFB, 2006-08), Union Hainaut (FranceLFB, 2008-11)

2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11

102

Valenciennes (ELW) Valenciennes (ELW) Mondeville (ELW) Mondeville (ECW) Bourges (ELW) Bourges (ELW)

G Min

6 7 9 8 12 13

5 6 30 31 17 17

3-6 1-8 21-52 20-45 16-42 15-42

1-1 0-5 13-35 7-17 4-12 5-23

FT

3-4 - 19-24 12-20 15-17 6-8

Rb As Pts

0.3 0.4 6.0 4.6 3.3 2.5

0.2 - 2.1 1.3 0.4 0.6

2.0 0.3 11.1 9.1 4.9 3.9


Paoline SALAGNAC

Height: 1.66 Position: Point Guard Date of birth: 14/05/79 Place of birth: Rennes Team 2010-11: Ros Casares(Spain-LF)

Height: 1.76 Position: Shooting Guard Date of birth: 13/03/84 Place of birth: Tulle Team 2010-11: Bourges Basket (France-LFB) Career: Stade Clermontois (France-LFB, 20027), USO Mondeville (France-LFB, 2007-09), Bourges Basket (France-LFB, 2009-11),

Career: Bordeaux (France-LFB, 1997-98),Aix En Provence (France-LFB 1998-01), Valenciennes USVO (France-LFB, 2001-04), VBM-SGAU Samara (Russia-Superleague, 200405), Houston Comets (USA-WNBA, 2005), VBM-SGAU Samara (Russia-Superleague, 2005-06), Seattle Storm (USA-WNBA,2006), CSKA Samara (Russia-Superleague, 2006-07), CSKA Moscow (Russia-Superleague, 2007-08), San Antonio Silver Stars (USA-WNBA, 2008), CSKA Moscow (Russia-Superleague, 2008-09), San Antonio Silver Stars (USA-WNBA, 2009),Spartak Moscow Region Vidnoje (Russia-Superleague, 2009-10), Elitzur Ramla (Israel-A1, 2010), San Antonio Silver Stars (USA-WNBA, 2010), Ros Casares (Spain-LF, 2010-11)

A

fter a lengthy absence from the National Team, Edwige Lawson-Wade could be back in the mix once again and ready to bring her valuable veteran leadership to the table. She missed the first summer of Coach Vincent’s reign to play in the WNBA and has not featured since A seasoned playmaker who finished as the assists leader at EuroBasket Women 2007 and has twice won medals with the senior National Team, there are few players who can offer such a wealth of experience having played at the elite level on both sides of the Atlantic. While she has excellent court vision and is a good decision maker, she can also shoot the ball well from outside. A former EuroLeague Women All Star player she definitely knows what it takes to win. She has collected titles around Europe including winning just about everything in her homeland before the age of 23, although her skills and success won’t necessarily guarantee her a place. Her inclusion was something of a surprise and reminiscent of when Coach Vincent brought Cathy Melain out of retirement to play at EuroBasket Women 2009. Something of a potential ‘X Factor’ for France, the big question is whether she can fit into the 2011 team after being away from the scene for so long.

NATIONAL TEAM STATS YEAR

1999 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2005 2007

COMPETITION

GP Min

Challenge Round European Championship Olympic Games European Championship World Championship European Championship DIVISION A EuroBasket Women

1 7 3 8 9 7 6 9

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS Season Club (competition)

1997-98 1998-99 1999-00 2000-01 2001-02 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2009-10 2010-11

Bordeaux (Ronchetti) Aix-en-Provence (Ronchetti) Aix-en-Provence (Ronchetti) Aix-en-Provence (Ronchetti) Valenciennes (ELW) Valenciennes (ELW) Valenciennes (ELW) CSK Samara (ELW) CSK Samara (ELW) CSKA Moscow (ELW) CSKA Moscow (ELW) CSKA Moscow (ELW) Sp. Moscow Reg. (ELW) Sp. Moscow Reg. (SuperCup) Ros Casares (ELW)

8 5 7 15 27 17 27 24

G Min

8 10 8 10 19 18 19 18 16 16 14 9 7 1 17

2pts

3pts

FT

0-1 2-8 5-6 12-25 28-56 10-24 15-31 15-38

1-1 0-1 0-2 2-6 11-20 5-14 6-17 8-40

- 3-5 3-4 21-23 17-20 4-7 26-30 6-9

2pts

3pts

FT

- 1.7 0.7 3.1 2.2 1.6 3.5 4.3

NATIONAL TEAM STATS Year

Competition

Rb As Pts

Stade Clermontois (EuroCup) Mondeville (EuroLeague) Mondeville (EuroCup) Bourges (EuroLeague) Bourges (EuroLeague)

Competition

EuroBasket Women World Championship

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS Season Club (competition)

2005-06 Stade Clermontois (ECW) 2009-10 Bourges (ELW) 2010-11 Bourges (ELW)

G Min

7 9

11 13

G Min

7 12 15

18 18 22

2pts

5-9 8-25 2pts

6-17 14-39 26-75

3pts

0-4 4-18 3pts

5-9 1-14 1-9

FT

Rb As Pts

FT

Rb As Pts

- 0.9 0.6 1.4 6-6 2.2 1.4 3.8

4-4 1.9 0.4 4.4 16-20 2.1 1.9 3.9 14-22 2.6 2.5 4.6

3pts

Rb As Pts

G Min

8 10 8 13 14

30 32 28 23 15

37-60 47-82 23-48 19-61 20-51

4-7 1-5 2-9 2-7 0-2

FT

10-13 25-39 10-14 16-25 3-9

Rb As Pts

2.9 3.7 3.4 3.8 1.8

1.6 2.1 2.4 1.5 0.8

12.0 12.2 7.8 4.6 3.1

A

he 23 year old guard is still maturing under the watchful eye of Coach Vincent at Bourges and similarly for the National Team she is learning her trade in the backcourt, often deputising for Celine Dumerc. It’s been something of a transition for Lardy since EuroBasket Women 2009 in Latvia where she arrived having previously been one of the main players at Clermont. Coach Vincent got Lardy to go to Bourges and she has settled well since making the transition from a smaller team to one fighting for trophies domestically and in Europe. She originally shared her court time with Katarina Manic and is now used to the rotation employed at Bourges to utilise their depth. She has the talent to compete at the elite level and continues to develop her game as she looks to make an even greater impact on the big stage.

2009 2010

2pts

FT

Height: 1.87 Position: Power forward /.Center Date of birth: 01/08/83 Place of birth: Teste De Buch Team 2010-11: USO Mondeville (France-LFB) Career: Tarbes Gespe Bigorre (France-LFB, 1998-02), Bordeaux (France-LFB, 2002-03), USO Mondeville (France-LFB, 2003-06), Halcon Avenida (Spain-LF, 2006), Tarbes Gespe Bigorre (France-LFB, 2006-07), Lattes Montpellier (France-LFB, 2007-09), USO Mondeville (France-LFB, 2009-11)

Height: 1.70 Position: Point Guard Date of birth: 24/10/1987 Place of birth: Chambéry Team 2010-11: Bourges (France-LFB) Career: CFBB (France-NF2, 2003-05), Clermont (France-LFB, 2005-09), Bourges (France-LFB, 2009-11)

Year

3pts

Aurelie BONNAN

31 27-45 4-10 11-15 2.3 2.1 9.6 26 17-34 8-17 19-20 2.7 3.1 7.7 31 24-43 5-13 15-16 1.8 2.9 9.8 32 33-69 5-24 11-19 4.0 4.0 9.2 32 41-95 22-63 41-53 4.1 4.5 9.9 29 53-95 13-37 55-72 3.4 3.6 11.1 29 39-81 8-32 47-54 2.9 3.3 7.8 25 58-105 12-34 27-33 2.9 3.5 9.9 35 39-95 16-53 15-18 4.2 3.2 8.8 32 23-62 18-49 26-32 3.1 3.8 7.9 25 25-53 10-24 19-24 2.1 3.9 7.1 22 12-24 8-20 13-14 2.7 1.2 6.8 24 7-18 8-19 3-4 2.9 4.0 5.9 26 2-2 1-4 - 4.0 5.0 7.0 20 14-41 24-53 22-27 2.1 1.5 7.2

Anaêl LARDY

NATIONAL TEAM STATS

2pts

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS 2005-06 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11

3.0 1.0 4.3 6.4 11.8 5.6 12.3 6.7

T

G Min

- Never played with the Senior NT in official competition Season Club (competition)

Rb As Pts

- 0.9 1.0 2.6 5.3 2.7 4.7 2.1

H

aving enjoyed a relatively fruitful career at youth level playing for her country which included medal; success, Paoline Salagnac has never quite been able to force her way into the senior team set-up. Now, at the age of 27 years old, she could be poised to finally make that breakthrough by grabbing a spot for EuroBasket Women 2011. Coach Vincent knows all he needs to about the attributes of Salagnac since he brought her to Bourges two seasons ago. Since arriving, the guard has won titles and continued to compete in EuroLeague Women having previously played for USO Mondeville in the competition as well as EuroCup Women too. A versatile guard, Salagnac is not a prolific scorer but has solid fundamentals and she understands the defensive demands made by Coach Vincent. More importantly she seems to always come up big when the chips are down and her deadly accuracy for Bourges were one of the features of the French playoffs this year. If she could take that form into the summer, she could prove a revelation.

urelie Bonnan is a solid frontcourt player who enjoyed her youth career with Les Bleus after picking up a number of medals. While she has not yet tasted any court time at a major tournament with a senior National Team which has always been blessed with a plethora of quality forwards and centers, an excellent season for USO Mondeville could mean she finally grabs a place on the bench for EuroBasket Women 2011. Certainly if she does find a role, she won’t let the team down since she has experience of eleven seasons playing in European Club competition to draw upon. She has certainly evolved as a player during the last few seasons and as she has grown older, her maturity has led to much better distribution of the ball from the post with her improved vision leading to a noticeable uplift in the number of assists she dishes nowadays. Bonnan would also bring the French team a strong rebounding presence.

NATIONAL TEAM STATS Year

Competition

G Min

2pts

3pts

FT

G Min

2pts

3pts

FT

- Never played with the Senior NT in official competition -

Rb As Pts

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS Season Club (competition)

2000-01 2001-02 2002-03 2001-02 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11

103

Tarbes (Ronchetti) Tarbes (Ronchetti) Bordeaux (ECW) Mondeville (ECW) Mondeville (ECW) Mondeville (ELW) Tarbes (ECW) LM Montpellier (ECW) LM Montpellier (ELW) Mondeville (ECW) Mondeville (ELW)

2 8 13 13 7 12 9 8 6 12 7

4 2-2 12 8-28 20 35-68 24 33-59 31 34-58 27 51-103 27 26-45 31 23-51 26 18-24 30 49-82 28 20-38

- 0-1 2-7 0-2 5-14 3-25 4-12 0-6 0-7 5-13 1-10

- 9-14 17-30 9-18 12-20 30-47 14-27 19-32 7-15 23-39 19-32

Rb As Pts

1.0 4.5 4.5 4.8 7.6 7.1 6.8 7.9 4.8 7.9 8.4

- - 0.6 1.8 1.0 1.8 3.0 2.8 2.8 2.2 2.4

2.0 3.1 7.2 5.8 13.6 11.8 8.7 8.1 7.2 11.3 8.9

FRANCE

Edwige LAWSON-WADE


GROUP D

GREECE

THE END OF AN ERA BECKONS The last couple of years have been a real thrill for this vastly experienced Greek National Team who against all expectations, and propelled by tournament MVP Evina Maltsi, clinched fifth place at EuroBasket Women 2009. After booking a subsequent and historic first ever place at the FIBA World Championship Women, this summer could be a final swansong for a number of veterans as the younger Greek players prepare to take the lead.

I

t’s a decade since the likes of Anastasia Kostaki and Evina Maltsi were members of the first Greek team to qualify for the last phase of a EuroBasket Women tournament in 2001. While Kostaki has faded away from international duty, the irrepressible Maltsi has continued to lead Greece with all her heart. Two years ago she had a terrible time shooting the ball during the group games but once the competition moved to Riga, she exploded and single-handedly took Greece to fifth place and qualification for the FIBA World Championship while also picking up the MVP award. More recently, she has spoken of calling time on her illustrious career after this summer, perhaps not surprising after an injury-ravaged season, which resulted in a lot of frustrating games watched from the sidelines. While perhaps putting that decision on hold until after London 2012 should Greece managed to sneak an Olympic place is a distinct possibility, this isn’t a one woman team. Greece has a limited but strong supporting cast with Olga Chatzinikolaou, Styliani Kaltsidou, Dimitra Kalentzou and Pelagia Papamichail all capable performers at the elite level. One of the spin-offs of the success Greece found at EuroBasket

How did they qualify? EuroBasket 2009 (5 W – 4 L) Results Preliminary Round

June-7th 2009 Greece b. Hungary June-8th 2009 Poland b. Greece June-9th 2009 Latvia b. Greece

59-43 62-60 70-68

Qualifying Round

June-11th 2009 Spain b. Greece 67-48 June-13th 2009 Greece b. Czech Republic 62-45 June-15th 2009 Greece b. Slovak Republic 59-57

Quarter-finals

June-18th 2009 France b. Greece

51-49

Classification (5th to 8th place)

June-19th 2009 Greece b. Slovak Republic 64-59

5th place final

June-20th 2009 Greece b. Italy

60-56

Women 2009 was that it saw many players on the roster move to foreign leagues with France as the most common destination. Now the players who did leave for greener pastures, return to the floor with even more experience under their collective belts and it is hard not to think that there will be few more experienced teams in Poland than this Greece squad. In particular because of the additional experience gained at the FIBA World Championship last year against the likes of Australia and the USA. While it is likely the older players will want to prove that qualifying for the Czech Republic last summer was not a fluke, it may also have marked a watershed moment when the younger generation, including the likes of Zoi Dimitrakou and Artemis Spanou, prepared to take the reins and begin to expand their roles. The one big talking point with Greece during the last 12 months or so has been the on-off saga of Katie Douglas and whether she will finally step out for her adopted country. With Douglas on board, Greece acquire the services of another veteran player but also another quality act that can be a real difference-maker and possibly the key to realising their Olympic dreams. While capable of big things once more and especially if Douglas suits up, their group is a tough one and they need to take note that they are only ever a couple of mediocre performances away from not making the second round.l

Accumulated statistics in 2010 FIBA World Championship for Women Player Evanthia Maltsi Styliani Kaltsidou Dimitra Kalentzou Pelagia Papamichail Zoi Dimitrakou Olga Chatzinikolaou Nicole Beth Soulis Eirini Mitropoulou Aikaterina Sotiriou Iouliti Lymoura Nafsika Stavridou Artemis Spanou Totals

G 8 8 8 8 8 8 6 3 8 8 3 3 8

Min FG 34 50-112 31 37-89 30 20-57 30 26-55 19 20-50 25 16-28 14 5-18 8 0-1 6 6-16 10 6-21 2 2 0-2 - 186-449

104

% 44.6% 41.6% 35.1% 47.3% 40.0% 57.1% 27.8% 0.0% 37.5% 28.6%

3pts 26-59 15-34 14-38 2-14 1-4 1-7 1-6 1-5 0.0% 41.4% 61-167

FT 17-22 19-25 13-17 10-16 12-16 8-16 3-5 6-6 1-2 89-125

Rb As 3.9 0.8 5.1 2.3 2.9 3.3 5.0 0.4 2.6 1.3 2.4 0.5 0.8 0.3 0.3 0.4 0.3 1.3 1.1 0.3 1.0 0.3 24.8 10.1

St 2.4 1.4 1.3 0.8 0.4 1.1 0.7 0.5 0.5 8.8

BS 0.8 0.3 0.1 0.6 0.1 0.1 2.0

TO 3.5 3.0 2.5 1.6 1.1 0.8 0.7 0.3 0.4 0.9 0.3 14.5

Pts 17.9 13.5 8.4 7.8 6.8 5.1 2.3 2.0 1.8 1.6 65.3


Evanthia Maltsi

ROSTER Player Height(Ft) Position Birthdate Team 2010-11 Natalia Ploumpi 1.69 1 26/10/81 DAS Ano Liosia Dimitra Kalentzou 1.74 1 03/01/78 Sony Athinaikos May Kotsopoulou 1.88 1-2 02/04/88 DAS Ano Liosia Evdokia Stamati 1.78 2 02/08/84 FEA Neas Evanthia Maltsi 1.80 2-3 30/12/78 USK Prague (CZE) Olga Chatzinikolaou 1.81 3 04/07/81 Sony Athinaikos Anthoula Chatzigiakoumi 1.85 3 22/11/93 Esperides Katerina Sotiriou

1.85

Zoi Dimitrakou 1.88 Styliani Kaltsidou 1.88 Anna Spyridopoulou 1.84 Grigoria Pateraki 1.85 Pelagia Papamichail 1.89 Stefanie Murphy 1.93 Artemis Spanou 1.90 Coach: Konstantinos Missas

3 3-4 4 4 4 4 4-5 4-5

Last 10 FIBA / FIBA EUROPE events Year

03/01/84 Sony Athinaikos 25/05/87 12/01/83 02/11/88 28/12/93 29/04/86 04/05/89 01/01/93

Event

2010 FIBA World Championship 2009 EuroBasket Women

Aix En Provence (FRA) Bourges Basket (FRA) Aris Thessaloniki DAS Ano Liosia Basket Calais (FRA) Boston College (USA) Robert Morris (USA)

2008 Olympic Games 2007 EuroBasket Women 2006 FIBA World Championship 2005 EuroBasket Women 2004 Olympic Games 2003 EuroBasket Women 2002 FIBA World Championship 2001 EuroBasket Women

105

Place

Karlovy Vary Riga Beijing Chieti Sao Paolo Ankara Athens Patras Nanjing Le Mans

Achievement

11th 5th Did not qualify 13th Did not qualify 10th 7th 9th Did not qualify 10th


TEAM STAR

Dimitra KALENTZOU Height: 1.74 Position: Point guard Date of birth: 03/01/78 Place of birth: Athens Team 2010-11: Sony Athinaikos (Greece-A1) Career: Pagrati Athens (Greece –A1, 199597), Panathinaikos (Greece-A1, 1997-2002), Sporting Athens (Greece-A1, 2003-06), Esperides Kallitheas (Greece-A1, 2006-09), Sony Athinaikos (Greece-A1, 2009-11)

GROUP D

Evanthia MALTSI Height: 1.80 Position: Shooting guard / Small Forward Date of birth: 30/12/78 Place of birth: Goumenissa-Kilkis Team 2010-11: USK Prague (Czech Republic- ZBL)

Career: AOK Goumenissa (1990-97 A2), Megas Alexandros (97-98, A1), MENT Thessaloniki (Greece-A1, 1998-2000), Panathinaikos (Greece-A1, 2000-04), Celta Vigo (Spain-LFB, 2004-05), Mann Filter Zaragoza (Spain, LFB, 2005-06), CJM Bourges (France-LFB, 2006-07), Connecticut Sun (USA- WNBA 2007), Ros Casares Valencia (Spain-LFB 2007-08), USK Prague (Czech Republic-ZBL 2008-11)

T

here are few bigger names in European basketball than Evina Maltsi. She was crowned MVP at EuroBasket Women 2009 in Latvia after a mesmerising tournament which helped propel her team to fifth spot and a place in the 2010 FIBA World Championships Women, where once again, she produced big numbers in a major tournament. Maltsi is a player who seems to love the big tournaments and performing in the big games at the elite level. This is the type of stage that suits her and gets the best from her. Hand her the ball in crunch time and she will take the responsibility without a second thought, it’s what she seems to love best. Her pedigree is top class and the tournament will be a better one if she gets back to full fitness after a season ravaged by injury. Maltsi missed most of the EuroLeague Women campaign in a frustrating stop-start period when a series of muscualr injuries curtailed her court time. The 1.80m Small forward can go off for a big points haul at any time and expect her to showcase her skills both inside and out with the emphasis on her deadly shooting skills. She has already talked about calling time on her career and retiring after this EuroBasket Women tournament although that could be postponed if Greece qualify for the 2012 Olympics in London.

NATIONAL TEAM STATS Year

Competition

2001 2001 2001 2003 2004 2005 2007 2007 2009 2009 2010

European Championship Qualifying Round Semi-Final Round European Championship Olympic Games EuroBasket Women DIVISION A EuroBasket Women DIVISION A EuroBasket Women World Championship

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS Season Club (competition)

1999-00 2000-01 2006-07 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11

MENT (Ronchetti) Panathinaikos (ELW) Bourges (ELW) Europe (ELW All Star Game) Ros Casares (ELW) Europe (ELW All Star Game) USK Prague (ELW) USK Prague (ELW) USK Prague (ELW)

G Min

7 4 6 7 7 7 6 3 6 9 8

18 12 19 30 34 28 36 32 35 36 34

G Min

6 12 14 1 14 1 12 12 4

2pts

3pts

9-19 9-16 9-18 20-44 45-70 27-50 30-55 7-21 16-32 37-79 24-53

4-14 1-3 4-12 10-28 9-38 6-24 22-38 8-22 26-44 33-83 26-59

2pts

3pts

32 26-41 7-23 36 56-117 8-46 29 48-98 23-71 10 1-2 0-1 17 24-40 16-37 21 2-5 1-4 34 37-91 20-63 30 24-63 21-73 18 6-12 3-18

FT

6-6 6-6 8-11 9-13 29-34 20-27 20-22 2-2 13-17 30-33 17-22 FT

15-19 31-49 14-18 - 7-9 - 35-47 32-42 2-2

Rb As Pts

1.9 0.3 2.0 4.7 8.0 3.9 4.7 2.7 4.5 4.2 3.9

1.1 1.0 1.7 1.6 1.3 1.9 1.3 0.7 2.7 1.3 0.8

5.1 6.8 6.3 11.3 20.9 13.1 24.3 13.3 20.5 22.6 17.9

Rb As Pts

3.0 3.8 4.1 1.0 1.9 6.0 4.8 3.3 2.5

1.7 1.8 1.1 - 2.5 2.0 2.8 2.2 1.0

14.7 13.9 12.8 2.0 7.4 7.0 14.1 11.9 5.8

D

imitra Kalentzou is an experienced player who continues to be one of the most influential members of the Greek team and has been for over a decade. A playmaker who thrives whether dropping triples from downtown or conjuring up assists, she can get the job done herself or help her teammates to shine. Despite now being 33-years-old, she has not skipped a beat and remains as competitive and productive as ever. For Sony Athinaikos, she finished with the most points and steals per game during last season’s EuroCup Women campaign to further underline how she is still very much performing at both ends of the court. While she has played her entire career in the Greek league and not been tempted enough to take up any offers elsewhere, she has won many trophies and personal accolades. She finished with her best assist ratio at EuroBasket Women 2009 where she averaged 4.1 dimes per game and she continued her strong play last year in the Czech Republic. NATIONAL TEAM STATS

Year

1999 1999 2001 2001 2004 2005 2007 2007 2009 2009 2010

Competition

Season Club (competition)

1995-96 1997-98 1998-99 1999-00 2004-05 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2010-11

O

ne of the most experienced coaches around, Kostas Missas looked to have a major task on his hands when he was initially handed the coaching reins of the Women’s National Team. They had not been able to make any big impression in the years leading up to his appointment and the team looked like it was going nowhere fast. However, during his five year tenure, he has done a great job in shaping Greece into a really dangerous team. In particular, and perhaps against expectations, he guided them to a place at the FIBA World Championship Women last year having claimed fifth spot at EuroBasket Women 2009. Utilising the potent force of Evina Maltsi, Missas has shaped the team around her well and used all of his experience and guile to eek out every advantage. He has also found success at youth level for the Greek Federation and overall, his record with both men and women in recent years has been excellent. He won’t miss a trick and Missas is a great hand to have on the steering wheel for this team.

25 9 20 32 22 21 30 30 32 36 30

G Min

Pagrati (Ronchetti) Panathinaikos (Ronchetti) Panathinaikos (ELW) Panathinaikos (Ronchetti) Sporting Athens (ELW) Esperides (ECW) Sony Athinaikos (ECW) Sony Athinaikos (ECW) Sony Athinaikos (SuperCup)

2pts

3pts

4-9 1-1 6-13 7-9 5-13 6-13 24-38 7-16 6-18 17-48 6-19

7-14 1-2 3-11 3-9 9-28 4-15 6-14 2-8 14-30 9-27 14-38

2pts

3pts

FT

14-15 3-4 5-6 11-11 10-10 5-6 5-6 11-14 19-22 18-22 13-17

Rb As Pts

1.2 1.0 1.8 2.0 2.7 1.7 4.5 3.3 5.5 4.0 2.9

1.2 - 2.3 2.3 2.3 1.0 2.5 2.7 4.0 4.1 3.3

8.6 4.0 6.5 11.3 6.7 4.8 11.8 10.3 12.2 8.8 8.4

2 9 13 4 10 6 15 10 1

40 29 36 39 36 34 25 29 31

11-24 18-33 42-82 14-30 31-80 21-42 32-69 29-70 2-6

2-6 7-22 27-69 6-29 16-51 10-34 20-59 12-39 2-6

FT

9-10 15-19 46-55 15-20 33-35 21-24 39-47 22-26 2-2

Rb As Pts

3.5 1.7 2.5 1.8 3.3 5.0 2.3 3.7 6.0

1.5 1.3 2.0 2.8 2.9 5.3 4.2 3.7 1.0

18.5 8.0 16.2 15.3 14.3 15.5 10.9 11.6 12.0

Artemis SPANOU Height: 1.90 Position: Power Forward/Center Date of birth: 01/01/93 Place of birth: Rhodes Team 2010-11: Robert Morris (USA-NCAA) Career: Panionios (Greece-A1, 2007-10), Robert Morris (USA-NCAA, 2010-11)

Konstantinos MISSAS

Career: Panionios Athens (assistant coach, Greece-ESAKE, 1992-93), Panionios Athens (Greece-ESAKE, 1993-94), Peristeri (Greece-ESAKE, 1994-95), Cyprus Men NT (summer 1995), Papagou (Greece-ESAKE, 1996-98), Apollon Patras (Greece-ESAKE, 1998-99), Dafni (Greece-ESAKE, 2000-01), KAO Dramas (Greece-A1, 2001-02), Panionios Athens (Greece-A1, 2002-2003), Age Halkidas (Greece-A2, 2004-06). International career: Head coach Cyprus Men National Team (summer 1995), Head coach, Greece Women National Team (2006-11).

5 2 4 3 7 6 6 3 6 9 8

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS

COACH

Nationality: Greek. Date of birth: 15/08/1953 Place of birth: Athens Team 2011-10: Did not coach any club team in 2010-11.

G Min

Challenge Round Qualifying Round Qualifying Round Semi-Final Round Olympic Games EuroBasket Women DIVISION A EuroBasket Women DIVISION A EuroBasket Women World Championship

O

ne of the best young prospects for Greece in recent years, Artemis Spanou is a young player who is very much seen as being the future of the Greek frontcourt. She has enjoyed a stellar youth career to date and was named MVP at the U18 European Championship Women Division B during 2008 even though she was aged just 15-years-old. She then went on to repeat this accomplishment last summer but things were to get even better after she was called up to the senior team and stepped out, albeit briefly, at the FIBA World Championship Women. Having previously played for three years back home in Greece, she is now developing in the NCAA at Robert Morris College and if selected, she will continue her basketball education at her first EuroBasket Women tournament. Strong and a good rebounder, she has also been crowned Rookie Of The Year in her college conference and was a nomination for FIBA Europe Young Player Of The Year too. NATIONAL TEAM STATS Year

2010

Competition

World Championship

G Min

2pts

3pts

G Min

2pts

3pts

3

2

0-2

-

FT

Rb As Pts

-

1.0 0.3

-

FT

Rb As Pts

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS Season Club (competition)

2008-09 Panionios (ECW)

106

4

7

-

1-3

1-2 1.0

- 1.0


Olga CHATZINIKOLAOU Height: 1.81 Position: Small Forward Date of birth: 04/07/1981 Place of birth: Athens Team 2010-11: Sony Athinaikos (Greece-A1) Career: Papagou (Greece-Local, 1995-97), G.S Ilioupoli (Greece-A2, 1997-2001), Asteras Exarchion (Greece-A1, 2001-05), Esperides Kallitheas (Greece-A1, 2005-09), Sony Athinakos (Greece-A1, 2009-11)

Height: 1.88 Position: Forward Date of birth: 12/01/83 Place of birth: Thessaloniki Team 2010-11: Bourges (France-LFB) Career: Galaxias Thessaloniki (Greece-Local Division, 1994-98), Propondida (GreeceDivision B’, 1998-99), (Iraklis Thessalonini, Greece-A1, 1999-2000), Megas Alexandros (Greece-A1, 2000-2002), Glyfada (Greece- A1, 2002-2003), Esperides Kallitheas (Greece-A1, 2003-09), Bourges (France-LFB, 2009-11)

S

tyliani Kaltsidou is a big danger for opposing defences since she is a player that seems to be getting better with age. Certainly the impact of playing In France for Pierre Vincent has been a noticeable one. Kaltsidou has been one of the main players for Bourges in EuroLeague Women of late and has racked up some big performances during the last two seasons to further build on her impressive career back home in Greece. She works best in teams with systems, hence her success with Bourges. She has better leaping ability than most players and a good basketball brain. She led the Greek team in rebounding last year at the FIBA World Championship Women and was also second in scoring and assists as she showcased her all-round ability. She is growing in importance and impact with each major tournament she plays and consequently it would be a real surprise if she didn’t continue to help this team in key areas once again. She can be hugely effective when Evina Maltsi is inevitably double-teamed since she has the clinical ability to take responsibility and punish opponents in these types of situations. NATIONAL TEAM STATS

Year

2007 2007 2009 2009 2010

Competition

G Min

DIVISION A EuroBasket Women DIVISION A EuroBasket Women World Championship

6 3 6 9 8

21 25 27 33 31

2pts

3pts

4-15 2-9 17-34 20-58 22-55

4-12 5-10 10-21 8-40 15-34

2pts

3pts

FT

11-14 5-6 7-11 19-26 19-25

Rb As Pts

3.0 2.7 5.3 4.4 5.1

0.7 1.3 2.8 1.9 2.3

5.2 8.0 11.8 9.2 13.5

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS Season Club (competition)

2002-03 2002-03 2002-03 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11

G Min

Glyfada (ECW) Glyfada (ECW) Glyfada (ECW) Esperides (ECW) Bourges (ELW) Bourges (ELW)

4 4 9 8 12 15

34 34 29 34 29 30

12-24 12-24 31-63 35-65 30-69 37-90

2-8 2-8 7-23 20-46 16-49 18-55

FT

13-16 13-16 26-35 22-26 31-33 26-34

Rb As Pts

6.3 6.3 4.9 3.5 4.1 5.7

0.8 0.8 1.0 1.3 1.5 2.4

10.8 10.8 12.1 19.0 11.6 10.3

O

lga Chatzinikolaou has truly emerged during the last couple of years as a major player for the National Team under Coach Missas who has shown real faith in her abilities. Her minutes and influence have gone through the roof and she has repaid the play-caller with a string of impressive performances. Utilising her skill-set to great effect on the wings, she has good athletic ability and remains one of the most intense players around when it comes to defence. She can get to the strong side with the ball and likes to rebound weak-side and tidy up any garbage. An impact player, she is also liable to come up with a vital steal when it counts most. Chatzinikolaou is also a senior member of the Sony Athinaikos team that won EuroCup Women and the minutes she is given for both club and country really do highlight her value to any team. NATIONAL TEAM STATS

Year

2007 2007 2009 2009 2010

Competition

Season Club (competition)

2001-02 2002-03 2002-03 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2010-11

Exarchion (Ronchetti) Exarchion (ECW) Exarchion (ECW) Esperides (ECW) Sony Athinaikos (ECW) Sony Athinaikos (ECW) Sony Athinaikos (SuperCup)

2pts

3pts

2-2 - - 2-7 1-4

FT

0-3 2-4 3-7 1-2 8-16

Rb As Pts

1.5 1.3 2.8 2.0 2.4

1.2 0.7 0.8 0.6 0.5

3.7 1.3 2.8 1.7 5.1

G Min

2 3 8 8 15 9 1

24 24 28 29 28 29 35

2-8 7-17 29-57 21-63 27-53 24-44 3-7

1-3 2-6 6-13 1-3 4-17 0-5 -

FT

3-6 3-5 22-30 18-28 22-32 22-27 3-4

Rb As Pts

4.0 4.0 3.9 3.1 4.3 3.7 5.0

2.5 2.3 2.5 3.4 2.5 3.9 1.0

5.0 7.7 12.3 7.9 5.9 7.8 9.0

S

NATIONAL TEAM STATS Year

Competition

GP Min

2pts

3pts

FT

Rb As Pts

2007 2007 2009 2009 2010

G Min

2pts

3pts

FT

Rb As Pts

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS

NATIONAL TEAM STATS EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS - Never played in European club competitions -

3pts

olid-as-a-rock Pelagia Papamichail offers Greece a post player who can score effectively, but her work on the boards is definitely the jewel in her crown. At EuroBasket Women 2009 in Latvia she claimed 73 rebounds which was almost double the haul of anyone else on the roster. Consequently, the minutes she is afforded by Coach Missas are understandably high and she remains one of the core players of the team. Now 26-years-old, she has good experience at the senior National Team level, building on her successful youth career while at club level, she has spent time playing in EuroLeague Women and EuroCup Women in addition to winning trophies early in her career in the Greek league. She knows what it takes to win and is most definitely a tough opponent for anybody..

A

Season Club (competition)

2pts

8-11 1-2 7-9 4-10 15-24

Height: 1,89 Position: Power forward Date of birth: 29/04/86 Place of birth: Cholargos, Athens Team 2010-11: Basket Calais (France-LFB) Career: AE Galatsiou (99-2001), AO Neon Argyroupolis (2001-2004), Esperides Kallitheas (Greece-A1, 2004-07), Kastoria (Greece-A1 2007-08), Panionios (Greece-A1 2008-09) Cadi La Seur (Spain-LF, 2009), Gospic Croatia (Croatia-A1, 2009-10), Limoges (France-LFB, 2010), COB Calais (France-LFB, 2010-11)

fter a successful career with Boston College where she finished as the second all-time leading rebounder with 937 boards, American-born Stefanie Murphy was immediately invited by WNBA club the Connecticut Sun to attend a training camp after graduating. Her record in the NCAA is hugely impressive and gives some indication of the talent level and skill set which she could bring to the Greek National Team. As well as her rebounding record and being named ACC Rookie of the Year in her freshman season, she also finished fourth all-time in scoring at B.C. and ended her final year with 12 double-doubles. Murphy was also team captain, which gives an indication of her temperament and while she has no experience in professional, European basketball, she could yet find herself playing in Europe’s premier competition.

- Never played with the Senior NT in official competition -

13 6 14 15 25

Pelagia PAPAMICHAIL

Height: 1.93 Position: Power forward/Center Date of birth: 04/05/89 Place of birth: New Hampshire (USA) Team 2010-11: Boston College (USA-NCAA) Career: Boston College (USA-NCAA, 2007-11)

COMPETITION

6 3 6 9 8

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS

Stefanie MURPHY

YEAR

G Min

DIVISION A EuroBasket Women DIVISION A EuroBasket Women World Championship

DIVISION A EuroBasket Women DIVISION A EuroBasket Women World Championship

Season Club (competition)

2008-09 Panionios (ECW) 2009-10 Gospic (ELW)

107

G Min

6 1 6 9 8

12 8 26 38 30

G Min

10 6

26 20

2pts

3pts

2pts

3pts

9-16 0-2 21-40 34-60 26-55

28-70 6-16

- - - - -

1-2 0-1

FT

Rb As Pts

1-2 - 6-10 15-20 10-16

1.7 - 3.2 1.0 - 5.5 1.0 8.0 8.1 0.7 9.2 5.0 0.4 7.8

FT

Rb As Pts

22-27 5.6 0.5 8.1 7-8 2.3 0.3 3.2

GREECE

Styliani KALTSIDOU


Aikaterina SOTIRIOU

Natalia PLOUMPI Height: 1.65 Position: Point Guard Date of birth: 26/10/81 Place of birth: Athens Team 2010-11: DAS Ano Liosia (Greece-A1) Career: DAS Ano Liosia (Greece-A1 / A2, 2000-02), Akademia Ilioupolis (Greece-A1, 2002-04), DAS Ano Liosia (Greece-A1 / A2, 2005-11),

GROUP D

Height: 1.85 Position: Small forward Date of birth: 03/01/84 Place of birth: Athens Team 2010-11: Sony Athinaikos (Greece-A1) Career: Akaimia (Greece-A1, 2004-06), Aris Holargos (Greece-A1, 2006-08), Esperides Glyfada (Greece-A1, 2008-10), Sony Athinaikos (Greece-A1, 2010-11)

F

or a long time it looked like the National Team career of Aikaterina Sotirou would never quite get started but she made it to EuroBasket Women 2009 and then also the FIBA World Championship Women last year and in both cases, she came off the bench to bring energy to the team just when it was needed most. While not necessarily a natural scorer at the elite level, she grabbed 9 points in 17 minutes against Australia in the Czech Republic last year and such pivotal cameos are always within her capability. With aggressive defence and the experience of playing in EuroCup Women with Sony Athinaikos, where she has also gradually increased her influence on the team, Sotiriou is always ready when called upon and if she can get her perimeter game firing on all cylinders then even better for Greece. NATIONAL TEAM STATS

Year

2009 2010

Competition

G Min

EuroBasket Women World Championship

16 6

7-18 5-10

1-10 1-6

3-6 1.9 0.9 2.2 1-2 0.4 0.3 1.8

FT

Rb As Pts

G Min

2pts

3pts

FT

Rb As Pts

9 8

2pts

3pts

NATIONAL TEAM STATS

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS Season Club (competition)

2008-09 Esperides (ECW) 2010-11 Sony Athinaikos (ECW) 2010-11 Sony Athinaikos (SuperCup)

9 10 1

17 21 31

11-22 30-55 2-6

5-15 7-19 2-3

W

hile Natalia Ploumpi first set foot in European club competition a decade ago when she played two seasons for Ano Liosia in the Ronchetti Cup following on from representing her country at youth level, she has never been able to break into the senior National Team. However, as she approaches her 30th birthday later this year and in the wake of one the best seasons of her career, she could be about to finally squeeze her way onto the bench and get to taste action at the elite level. She finished the regular season with a stunning tally of over 50 assists more than anyone else in the Greek league. That has made her difficult to ignore and she would certainly represent an exciting surprise package for Greece. Ploumpi is a point guard who is a capable defender but also a prolific passing machine who just loves to run the fast break and is always looking for the quick outlet pass. While she will have to perhaps control her game and look after the ball more if she makes it to EuroBasket Women 2011, she could be an interesting option for Coach Missas.

YEAR

COMPETITION

Season Club (competition)

Height: 1.88 Position: Small Forward Date of birth: 25/05/87 Place of birth: Thessaloniki Team 2010-11: Pays D’Aix Basket Provence (France-LFB) Career: Apollon Kalamarias (Greece-A2, 19982005), Megas Aleksandros (Greece-A1, 200506), Panionios (Greece-A1, 2006-07) , Megas Aleksandros (Greece-A1, 2007-09), Paleo Faliro Pireus (Greece-A1,2009-10), Cadi La Seur (Spain-LF, 2010), Pays D’Aix Basket Provence (France-LFB, 2010-11)

Competition

DIVISION A DIVISION A EuroBasket Women World Championship

G Min

1 5 9 8

2 5 14 19

2pts

3pts

- 1-4 11-25 18-36

- 0-1 4-13 2-14

G Min

2pts

3pts

- Never played in European club competitions -

FT

Rb As Pts

8 7

24 8

2pts

13-29 0-4

3pts

7-17 0-1

FT

Rb As Pts

10-17 1.4 1.1 7.1 - 0.9 0.7 -

Height: 1.85 Position: Power forward Date of birth: 28/12/93 Place of birth: Serres Team 2010-11: DAS Ano Liosia (Greece-A1) Career: OA Hania (Greece-A2, 2007-08), DAS Ano Liosia (Greece-A1, 2008-11)

FT

Rb As Pts

FT

Rb As Pts

W

hile Grigoria Pateraki only has limited experience at the professional level after three seasons in the top flight of Greek basketball with Ano Liosia, Coach Missas knows she has big potential and could develop into an important member of the senior team in years to come. Still only 17-years-old, it is likely that EuroBasket Women 2011 could just come too soon for the forward and she will do well to make the final cut. Nevertheless, she knows what it takes to play for her country after securing a bronze medal at the U18 European Championship Women last summer. Meanwhile at club level, Pateraki helped Ano Liosia clinch the Greek U20 Championship as well as playing for the first team. NATIONAL TEAM STATS

YEAR

COMPETITION

GP Min

2pts

3pts

FT

Rb As Pts

G Min

2pts

3pts

FT

Rb As Pts

- Never played with the Senior NT in official competition -

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS Season Club (competition)

- Never played in European club competitions -

- - - 1-2 0.8 - 0.6 3-4 1.4 0.3 4.1 12-16 2.6 1.3 6.8

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS Season Club (competition)

3pts

Grigoria PATERAKI

NATIONAL TEAM STATS 2007 2009 2009 2010

G Min

2000-01 Ano Liosia (Ronchetti) 2001-02 Ano Liosia (Ronchetti)

n exciting player, the versatile Zoi Dimitrakou will play at her third EuroBasket Women tournament in Poland as her influence on the Greek team continues to grow with each year. She has a comprehensive allround skill-set and while she looks a natural at the small forward spot, the 24-year-old can also play either down or up for brief spells to help the team when needed. Difficult to guard, she draws plenty of foul shots and uses her speed to great effect. The Thessaloniki-native can score either side of the arc and her three double-digit returns during last autumn in the Czech Republic, including one against USA, highlighted her importance to the team. Always willing to contribute on the glass and able to split defences with her passing ability, she is also getting much better at looking after the ball and is maturing into a smart player. After lots of court time and good production in her first season outside of Greece playing in the LFB in France, she should be full of confidence. Certainly there have been signs of improvement in her rebounding, floor shooting and court vision since stepping out for Aix-en-Provence

Year

2pts

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS

Zoi DIMITRAKOU

A

GP Min

- Never played with the Senior NT in official competition -

3-3 2.2 1.6 4.4 15-16 3.7 1.2 9.6 2-2 7.0 - 12.0

108


Anna SPYRIDOPOULOU Height: 1.84 Position: Power forward Date of birth: 02/11/88 Place of birth: Serres Team 2010-11: Aris Thessaloniki (Greece-A1) Career: Megas Aleksandros (Greece-A1, 2005-08), Aris Thessaloniki (Greece-A1, 200811)

Height: 1.78 Position: Shooting Guard Date of birth: 02/08/84 Place of birth: Athens Team 2010-11: FEA Neas (Greece-A1) Career: Panathinaikos (Greece-A1, 2002-09), Baschet ICIM Arad (Romania-A, 2009-10), FEA Neas (Greece-A1, 2010-11)

H

aving only tasted the briefest of court time at EuroBasket Women 2011, Evdokia Stamati will be hoping for more of an opportunity this time around after a solid season which recently saw her play in the Greek All Star game. Fresh from leading FEA Neas into the Greek Championship Final, the guard brings lots of experience from not only being involved two years ago in Latvia but also playing in EuroCup Women two seasons ago with Baschet ICM Arad of Romania. She finished last season as the top scorer for her club and as well as offensive firepower her tenacity on defence could be utilised. She finished as one of the leaders in steals in the Greek league. Stamati also represented her country at various youth levels. NATIONAL TEAM STATS

.

YEAR COMPETITION

2009 EuroBasket Women

GP Min

2pts

3pts

FT

Rb As Pts

G Min

2pts

3pts

FT

Rb As Pts

1

2

-

0-1

-

-

-

2009-10 Baschet ICIM (EuroCup)

NATIONAL TEAM STATS YEAR

-

COMPETITION

2

10

0-2

0-1

-

0.5 0.5

Season Club (competition)

-

FT

Rb As Pts

6

28

2pts

20-42

3pts

6-13

FT

Rb As Pts

7-9 4.0 2.2 10.8

Height: 1.88 Position: Guard Date of birth: 02/04/88 Place of birth: Ontario (CAN) Team 2010-11: DAS Ano Liosia (Greece-A1) Career: Vermont (USA-NCAA, 2006-10), DAS Ano Liosia (Greece-A1, 2010-11)

A

NATIONAL TEAM STATS

A

Greek League All Star player in her rookie professional season, the player who is simply known as ‘May’ could be about to make her debut for the National Team at a major tournament which would complete an eventful 12 months for the guard. Born to Greek parents in Canada, Kotsopoulos is known to dream of one day playing for Greece at an Olympic Games and she certainly has the qualities to one day make that a reality. She is a combo guard who is happy creating for others or dropping the three-ball. Her defence is one of her main attributes while during her college career she received plenty of praise for her leadership and consistency – both qualities that could help her carve out a career at the elite level. However in the shorter term it is likely to be her scoring power that will be of most benefit to Greece since she averaged over 15 points per game last season. NATIONAL TEAM STATS

GP Min

2pts

3pts

FT

Rb As Pts

G Min

2pts

3pts

FT

Rb As Pts

- Never played with the Senior NT in official competition -

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS 2008-09 Esperides (EuroCup)

3pts

MAY KOTSOPOULOu

nthoula Chatzigiakoumi might only be 17-years-old, but she has already shown the kind of potential to suggest she could have a bright future at the elite level in years to come. Asking her to make the cut and have an impact at EuroBasket Women 2011 may be a little too much, but she is a name that looks destined to make headlines in the future. She finished last season strongly with Esperides with an increasing number of minutes and one of her biggest attributes is her ability to make smart decisions and look after the ball well for an inexperienced player. She debuted for her country at the U16 European Championship Women back in 2007 at just 14-years-old and has enjoyed four successive summers playing through the youth categories, including averaging 13.1 points and 5.8 rebounds last year at the U18 European Championship Women.

Season Club (competition)

G Min

2010-11 Aris (ECW)

Height: 1.85 Position: Small forward Date of birth: 22/11/93 Place of birth: Athens Team 2010-11: Esperides (Greece-A1) Career: Esperides (Greece-A1, 2008-11)

COMPETITION

2pts

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS

Anthoula CHATZIGIAKOUMI

YEAR

GP Min

- Never played with the Senior NT in official competition -

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS Season Club (competition)

F

ormer youth National Team player Anna Spyridopoulou comes into the summer off the back of an excellent season with Aris both in the Greek League and also in EuroCup Women where she showcased her versatility and extensive skill-set. A power forward with a nice shooting touch, it isn’t only rebounding and finishing around the hoop that Spyridopoulou offers. She also has the ability to sink triples on a consistent enough basis to worry opposing defences and create space for others. With decent mobility and an ability to deliver assists either on the move or from the post position which led to her being ranked the second best passer at Aris last season, she brings a lot of nice options for Coach Missas to consider.

YEAR

COMPETITION

GP Min

2pts

3pts

FT

Rb As Pts

G Min

2pts

3pts

FT

Rb As Pts

- Never played with the Senior NT in official competition -

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS 2

2

-

0-1

-

-

-

-

Season Club (competition)

- Never played in European club competitions -

109

GREECE

Evdokia STAMATI


LaTVIA

GROUP D

THE SHIFTING SANDS OF EXPECTATION Despite being without influential leader Anete Jekabsone-Zogota Latvia still managed to qualify for EuroBasket Women 2011 and now they prepare for life without their marquee player once again. That makes aligning expectations hugely difficult, with a big emphasis on the young guns that did so well for Coach Dikeoulakos last summer coming up trumps once again.

W

hen Latvia headed into EuroBasket Women 2009 as host nation, the talk leading up to the tournament was all about a possible tilt at a medal and certainly the booking of place at the FIBA World Championship Women - and why not? After all, Latvia had just played at the Olympics following two very impressive EuroBasket Women tournaments. They were on home soil and had plenty of players who could fire them to glory. While ultimately they failed to deliver on both counts, the expectation was probably reasonable, though just two years later it is almost impossible to sketch out a realistic path of achievement for this Latvia team, who will have to take on the cream of Europe without the firepower of Jekabsone-Zogota. This means the momentum gained by their success at EuroBasket Women 2007 and the Olympics is in danger of slowing down and that would be the case for any team without their number one asset to call upon. It also means that logic would suggest something of a struggle lies in wait for Latvia when they take to the floor in Poland. However when you take into account the way they battled their way through the Qualifying Round last summer to make it to Poland without the services of several key and experienced players then it’s hard not to sense expectations might not have to dip too drastically.

How did they qualify? Qualifying round 2nd in Group B (4 W — 2 L) Results Aug-14th 2010 Aug-17th 2010 Aug-20th 2010 Aug-23rd 2010 Aug-26th 2010 Aug-29th 2010 * home team

Latvia b. *Romania Israel b * Latvia *Serbia b. Latvia *Latvia b. *Romania Latvia b. *Israel *Latvia b. Serbia

76-47 71-66 75-63 83-70 83-82 80-55

In particular because Liene Jansone is likely to be back and in Gunta Basko, Latvia still have a leader and vibrant heartbeat that can ensure Latvia continue to tick along – just like they did a year ago. Make no mistake, it was never going to be easy for a young team and for a new coach to win the games required in the Qualifying Round. Losing two of the first three games added to the pressure, but a memorable one-point win in Israel underlined the potential of this young team. Head Coach George Dikeoulakos has been cautious about what he now feels should represent the true ambitions for the team, but having given a significant amount of responsibility to young guns such as Elina Babkina, Sabine Niedola and Aija Putnina to get to the Final Round, it will be fascinating to see how the young players deliver when they are inevitably asked to step up once more. The play-caller has brought an entirely new philosophy and mentality to the team. He has repeatedly spoken of the need for his players to show a thirst for hard work and success as a team and one entity. He is also acutely aware of the tradition and the need to play a certain style of basketball. While the sands of expectation might have shifted during the last 12 months and will probably continue to do so in the near future, the current position remains one that is difficult to decipher. Though it would be no surprise if Latvia found it tough going in Group D in some respects it would not be much of a surprise if they once again dug deep and made it to the latter stages. l

Accumulated statistics in EuroBasket Women 2011 Qualifying round Player Gunta Basko Zane Tamane Elina Babkina Kristine Karklina Ieva Kublina Sabine Niedola Aija Brumermane Liene Jansone Aija Putnina Dita Krumberga Santa Dreimane Zane Eglite Totals

G 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 3 6 5 5 6 6

Min FG 32 26-66 27 24-47 20 21-48 26 19-33 26 20-48 23 17-31 13 10-19 10 3-5 12 5-11 15 4-13 9 5-15 4 1-6 - 155-342

110

% 39.4% 51.1% 43.8% 57.6% 41.7% 54.8% 52.6% 60.0% 45.5% 30.8% 33.3% 16.7% 45.3%

3pts 9-31 5-17 3-8 7-17 1-6 2-3 2-5 0-1 3-7 0-4 32-99

FT Rb As 26-31 6.0 2.7 22-28 9.3 0.7 13-16 1.2 3.3 11-15 3.3 4.0 4-7 5.0 1.8 4-5 5.3 1.2 7-13 3.0 0.7 3-3 1.7 0.7 9-10 3.2 0.2 8-10 0.8 0.2 2-4 0.8 0.4 0.3 0.7 109-142 42.5 16.0

St 1.2 0.7 0.3 1.8 1.2 0.7 0.3 0.2 0.6 6.7

BS 0.7 1.5 0.2 0.8 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.2 4.3

TO 3.3 1.3 2.0 4.7 2.0 1.5 0.5 0.3 0.7 1.4 0.6 0.2 18.3

Pts 14.5 11.7 10.0 8.7 8.5 6.5 4.5 3.7 3.5 3.2 3.0 0.3 75.2


Gunta Basko

ROSTER Player Zane Eglīte Anete Klintsone Elina Babkina Kristine Karklina Santa Dreimane Ieva Krastina Gunta Basko

Height (Ft) Position 1.70 1 1.75 1 1.72 1-2 1.75 1-2 1.76 2 1.76 2

Birthdate 10/12/84 25/01/90 14/04/89 30/09/83 27/08/85 22/07/90

Team 2010-11 Termocarispe La Spezia (ITA) Jefferson CC (USA) Lotos Gdynia (POL) Cadi La Seu D’Urgell (ESP) Desle Udine (ITA) Latvijas Universitate

1.81

2-3

27/04/80 Wisla Can Pack (POL)

Liene Priede 1.76 Karline Nimane 1.87 Sabine Niedola 1.82 Ieva Kublina 1.93 Aija Putnina 1.92 Liene Jansone 1.92 Kristine Vitola 1.96 Zane Tamane 1.94 Coach – George Dikeoulakos

3 3 3-4 4 4 4-5 5 5

23/04/90 16/11/90 29/04/91 08/07/82 15/01/88 22/05/81 02/06/91 24/09/83

Last 10 FIBA / FIBA EUROPE events Year

Event

2010 FIBA World Championship 2009 EuroBasket Women

Independence CC (USA) TTT Riga Nantes (FRA) SEAT Lami (HUN) Arras (FRA) Pool Comense (ITA) UTEP (USA) MKB Euroleasing (HUN)

2008 Olympic Games 2007 EuroBasket Women 2006 FIBA World Championship 2005 EuroBasket Women 2004 Olympic Games 2003 EuroBasket Women 2002 FIBA World Championship 2001 EuroBasket Women

111

Place

Karlovy Vary Riga Beijing Chieti Sao Paolo Ankara Athens Patras Nanjing Le Mans

Achievement

Did not qualify 7th 9th 4th Did not qualify 6th Did not qualify Did not qualify Did not qualify Did not qualify


TEAM STAR

Elina BABKINA Height: 1.72 Position: Point guard/Shooting Guard Date of birth: 14/04/89 Place of birth: Riga Club Team 2010-11: Lotos Gdynia (Poland-PLKK) Career: TTT Riga (Latvia-LSBL, 2004-08), SK Cesis (Latvia-LSBL, 2008-09), Challes Les Eaux (France-LFB, 2009-10), Lotos Gdynia (PolandPLKK,210-11)

GROUP D

Gunta BASKO

Height: 1.81 Position: Shooting guard / Small forward Date of birth: 27/04/80 Place of birth: Riga Club Team 2010-11: Wisla Can-Pack (Poland-PLKK)

Career: RTU/Klondaika Riga (Latvia-LSBL, 1995-98), Siena (USA-NCAA, 1999-2003), Ramat Hasharon (Israel-D1, 2003-04), Tarbes Gespe Basket (FranceLFB, 2004-06), Lattes-Maurin Montpellier (FranceLFB, 2006-08), Halcon Avenida (Spain-LFB, 2008-09), Umana Reyer Venezia (Italy-A1, 2009-10), Wisla Can Pack (Poland-PLKK, 2010-11)

A

A

recognised talent for years for the National Team and with an Olympic tournament already to her name, this guard has developed a good rapport with Coach Dikeoulakos who also coaches her at Lotos Gdynia. Babkina finished the EuroLeague Women season with some great numbers, gaining All Star status before picking up a Polish Cup winners medal while also being named MVP of the Final. She also won a bronze medal back in 2005 with the Latvia U20 National Team even though she was only 16-yearsold. Her Olympic experience may have been brief and she missed the cut for EuroBasket Women 2009, but nevertheless she soon made up for it by helping the U20 team to yet another bronze in the same year. Now it looks like she is ready to step things up with the senior team who will once again benefit from her vision, quickness and ability to score. She can handle the ball well playing the point but will also gladly play the two because of her ability to shoot the ball from the wings which is perhaps more the position she is beginning to find herself in these days.

NATIONAL TEAM STATS

Year

fter more than a decade with the National Team, the quality and enthusiasm of Gunta Basko refuses to fade. She remains as influential as ever, using all of her experience and basketball IQ to get results. Her aggressive approach and ability to play in multiple positions makes her an asset to any team and as she has consistently showed, she is able to produce at the elite level for club and country at major tournaments. Her tenacious defence is always a problem for opponents while she can finish at the hoop, run the floor or make jump shots on offence. She also works tirelessly for the team and will rebound incessantly. With 12 years of playing at various EuroBasket Women tournaments behind her, she continues to be a real leader who thrives on the challenge – something evidenced by efforts last summer when she stepped up yet again to help the team progress. She will again be the player that everyone looks up to and as the heartbeat of the team, her contribution at EuroBasket Women 2011 will be key.

Year

1999 2003 2005 2005 2007 2007 2008 2008 2009 2011

Competition

European Championship Qualifying Round DIVISION A EuroBasket Women DIVISION A EuroBasket Women Olympic Qual. Tour. Olympic Games EuroBasket Women DIVISION A

G Min

7 3 6 8 4 8 3 5 9 6

7 16 35 33 35 28 24 25 27 32

2pts

3pts

5-10 6-16 46-75 20-63 15-32 23-51 6-16 11-24 32-67 17-35

2-9 0-2 4-11 5-17 3-8 8-26 3-8 4-16 11-36 9-31

2pts

3pts

FT

9-14 3-4 34-55 7-11 13-20 11-20 3-4 13-19 15-24 26-31

NATIONAL TEAM STATS 2008 2008 2011

Rb As Pts

1.0 3.0 9.7 7.0 5.0 4.0 5.3 4.2 5.1 6.0

0.4 0.7 2.2 3.4 4.3 2.5 3.7 2.0 1.8 2.7

3.6 5.0 23.0 7.8 13.0 10.1 8.0 9.4 12.4 14.5

2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2010-11

Ramat Hasharon (ECW) Tarbes (ELW) Tarbes (ECW) LM Montpellier (ECW) LM Montpellier (ECW) Salamanca (ELW) Wisla Krakow (ELW)

G Min

11 13 8 10 6 17 7

31 59-102 7-20 31 35-89 6-24 30 31-65 7-21 21 31-52 9-18 33 21-34 9-25 30 39-89 16-59 20 7-15 4-17

FT

40-55 41-52 32-39 27-41 12-20 38-51 6-8

1.5 1.8 2.0 1.8 2.3 2.0 0.6

2 2 6

Season Club (competition)

2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2010-11 2010-11

10 11 20

2pts

1-3 1-3 16-31

3pts

4-6 0-1 5-17

FT

Rb As Pts

- - 1.0 7.0 1-1 1.0 1.5 1.5 13-16 1.2 3.3 10.0

TTT Riga (ECW) TTT Riga (ELW) SK Cesis (ECW) Europe (ELW All Star Game) Gdynia (ELW)

G Min

5 8 9 1 9

13 16 21 15 29

2pts

8-14 5-13 16-38 0-3 37-69

3pts

2-11 5-20 13-34 - 7-20

FT

5-6 3-4 12-18 - 24-27

Rb As Pts

0.6 0.6 2.8 1.0 3.2

0.8 0.8 1.6 1.0 4.0

5.4 3.5 9.2 13.2

Kristine Karklina

Rb As Pts

7.9 5.7 4.6 3.7 5.7 3.1 2.3

G Min

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS Season Club (competition)

Competition

Olympic Qual. Tour. Olympic Games DIVISION A

16.3 9.9 14.4 11.6 13.5 9.6 4.6

Height: 1.75 Position: Point guard/Shooting guard Date of birth: 30/09/83 Place of birth: Riga Club Team 2010-11: Cadi La Seu D’Urgell [Spain, LF] Career: TTT/Rapa (Latvia-LSBL, 1998-2000), Rapa/Rigas zieds (Latvia-LSBL, 2000-01), RTU/Klondaika (Latvia-LSBL, 2001-02), Stade Poitevin (France-NF2, 2002-08), SK Cesis (Latvia-LSBL, 2008-09), TTT Riga (Latvia-LSBL, 2009-11), Cadi La Seu D’Urgell [Spain, LF, 2011]

COAcH

George Dikeoulakos

Nationality: Greek Date of birth: 26/01/69 Club Team 2010-11: Lotos Gdynia (Poland-PLKK)

Career: Head Coach, 75 Akademia (Greece, 1997-98), Assistant Coach, Milonas (Greece-A2,1998-99), Dafnia Athens(Greece-A1, 1999-2001), Olympiakos (Greece-A1, 200102), Panionios (Greece-A1, 2002-03), Head Coach, AS Papagou Athens (Greece-A2, 2003-04), Assistant Coach, Panellinios (Greece-A1, 2004-08), Head Coach, Sony Athinaikos (Greece-A1, 2008-10), Lotos Gdynia (Poland-PLKK, 2010-11) International Career: Assistant Coach, Greece Women National Team (2005, 2009), Head Coach, Latvia Women National Team (2010-11)

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ne of the most experienced campaigners in terms of years as a professional, Kristine Karklina is something of a late bloomer when it comes to the National Team. Having missed out on Eurobasket Women 2007 and the Olympics a year later, she finally got some recognition two years ago on home soil when she was handed plenty of minutes. A guard who has quick feet and hands which makes her defensively effective, Karklina has enjoyed domestic success in Latvia and also has experience in EuroCup Women and EuroLeague Women. Having played around 25 minutes per game last summer during the Qualifying Round, the versatility of Karklina is clearly valued by Coach Dikeoulakos and she will once again offer a steady hand in whichever backcourt position the team needs her to fill the most. She is also recognised as being one of the best perimeter defenders on the roster.

G

eorge Dikeoulakos has been an up-and-comer in the coaching ranks for a while, but in the last two seasons he has rocketed to the top of his profession. He had a stunning year at Sony Athinaikos in 2009-10 as they went unbeaten in Greece to win the league title and Cup while they also finished with the EuroCup Women trophy. Having then been parachuted in to save Lotos Gdynia last season, Dikeoulakos rejuvenated the club and led the Polish team to Cup success before being handed the coaching reins of Europe at the EuroLeague Women All Star Game. Throw in the fact he took over responsibility for the Latvian National Team in between and safely negotiated a dramatic Qualifying Round, and you begin to appreciate why his meteoric rise has occurred and looks set to continue. He seems to always get the very best out of his respective rosters and has a good rapport with younger players. Having worked alongside some big names in the past to learn his profession, and having been involved as an assistant at EuroBasket Women 2009 with Greece, he is meticulous in his preparation and always focuses on the details. Now he will be desperate to use his coaching skills to continue his super run of success.

NATIONAL TEAM STATS Year

2005 2009 2011

Competition

DIVISION A EuroBasket Women DIVISION A

G Min

2 9 6

6 20 26

2pts

- 10-18 16-25

3pts

- 2-5 3-8

FT

Rb As Pts

FT

Rb As Pts

- 1.5 - 3-5 0.9 1.1 3.2 11-15 3.3 4.0 8.7

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS Season Club (competition)

2008-09 SK Cesis (ECW) 2009-10 TTT Riga (ELW) 2010-11 TTT Riga (ELW)

112

G Min

10 10 9

24 31 26

2pts

18-36 32-83 23-60

3pts

2-15 0-4 6-17

9-13 2.5 1.6 5.1 22-29 2.6 1.9 8.6 13-16 2.0 1.2 8.6


Ieva KUBLINA Height: 1.93 Position: Power forward Date of birth: 08/07/82 Place of birth: Riga

Height: 1.92 Position: Power forward Date of birth: 15/01/88 Place of birth: Riga Club Team 2010-11: Arras (France-LFB) Career: TTT Kadetes (Latvia-LSBL, 2003-04), Regis Jesuit Hight School (USA, 2004-2006), University of Colorado (USA-NCAA, 2006-08), Olesa Espanyol (Spain-LFB, 2008-09), USO Mondeville (France-LFB, 2009-10), Arras (France-LFB, 2010-11)

Club Team 2010-11: SEAT Gyor (Hungary-A)

Career: TTT Riga (Latvia-LSBL, 1997-2000), Virginia Tech (USA-NCAA, 2000-04), DKSK Miskolc (Hungary-A Division, 2004), Lietuvos Telekomas (Lihuania-LMKL, 2004-06), USO Mondeville (France-LFB, 2006-07), Dynamo Moscow (Russia-Superleague, 2007-08), TTT Riga (Latvia-LSBL, 2008-09), USK Prague(Czech Republik-ZBL, 2008-10), SEAT Gyor (Hungary-A, 2010-11)

T

his 23-year-old showed last summer she can make some big contributions to the senior National Team after she claimed 10 points and 6 rebounds in an important game against fellow qualifiers Israel. Of course having already played at the Olympics and at EuroBasket Women 2009, Putnina is beginning to get more experience at the elite level while also finding some success with her club team too after reaching the EuroCup Women Final this year. Having spent much of her early development in the United States at high school and then college, Putnina always spent the summers impressing for the National Team at various youth levels. Since turning pro, she has played in two of the best leagues in Europe in France and Spain with some positive results coming off the bench. When she gets hot she can really light it up but is still evolving and working on finding consistency to match her unquestioned talent.

W

hile Ieva Kublina is best known for her fantastic work inside where she utilises her mobility, strength down low and passing in the lanes to great effect, she is also capable of stepping out and drilling home baseline jump shots or converting from downtown. In 2004, after an impressive college career, she was the first Latvian player to be drafted by a WNBA club. Since EuroBasket Women 2005, Kublina has produced consistently in a National Team vest including a typically solid display at the Olympics in 2008. The 1.93m power forward has a wealth of experience at club level, where she has been something of a globetrotter-playing in the Czech Republic, France, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary and Russia-she also has plenty of experience in major club competitions such as EuroCup Women and EuroLeague Women. She remains a very important core member and one of the leaders of the Latvian team.

NATIONAL TEAM STATS Year

2008 2008 2009 2011

Competition

G Min

Olympic Qual. Tour. Olympic Games EuroBasket Women DIVISION A

3 3 7 6

13 5 9 12

2pts

2-5 1-2 2-6 3-6

3pts

1-3 0-1 3-7 2-5

FT

Rb As Pts

4-7 - 8-10 9-10

3.0 0.3 3.7 2.0 - 0.7 1.1 0.3 3.0 3.2 0.2 3.5

FT

Rb As Pts

NATIONAL TEAM STATS Year

2003 2005 2005 2007 2007 2008 2008 2011

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS Season Club (competition)

G Min

2009-10 Mondeville (ECW) 2010-11 Arras (ECW)

11 14

20 14

2pts

25-49 32-61

3pts

4-12 0-6

20-28 4.7 0.6 7.5 24-34 3.7 0.6 6.3

Competition

G Min

Qualifying Round DIVISION A EuroBasket Women DIVISION A EuroBasket Women Olympic Qual. Tour. Olympic Games DIVISION A

3 6 8 4 9 3 5 6

15 34 29 27 25 23 23 26

2pts

3pts

12-24 32-59 28-73 7-23 18-48 12-19 10-27 13-31

2-3 11-28 6-25 4-13 9-31 3-7 7-14 7-17

2pts

3pts

FT

5-8 26-33 13-16 10-12 13-17 3-6 6-8 4-7

Rb As Pts

4.0 7.5 5.6 6.3 5.2 6.0 5.0 5.0

- 2.7 1.8 2.0 0.8 1.0 0.2 1.8

11.7 20.5 10.9 9.0 8.4 12.0 9.4 8.5

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS Season Club (competition)

2004-05 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11

Sabine NIEDOLA Height: 1.82 Position: Power forward Date of birth: 29/04/1991 Place of birth: Liepaja Club Team 2010-11: Nantes-Rezé (FranceLFB) Career: Liepajas Metalurgs (Latvia-LSBL, 2005-10), Reze Nantes (France-LFB, 2010-11)

Competition

G Min

6 6

7 23

2pts

3pts

- 1-6

2-5 3.0 0.5 4.3 4-5 5.3 1.2 6.5

FT

Rb As Pts

2pts

3pts

FT

Rb As Pts

12-16 16-25

2010-11 Nantes Rezé (ECW)

Rb As Pts

5.0 3.9 3.2 7.7 6.4 8.7 1.0 3.9 6.4

1.0 0.4 0.4 1.3 0.9 0.6 - 0.6 2.1

9.0 5.0 5.2 12.9 11.6 9.1 8.0 7.4 12.7

A

NATIONAL TEAM STATS

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS Season Club (competition)

FT

7-12 4-6 18-27 29-40 38-46 13-15 2-2 6-8 26-28

nete Klintsone is an exciting prospect, and having won a number of medals with the National Team at youth level where she was captain of the U16, U18 and U20 teams, she will be hoping to be handed the opportunity to get some court time with the seniors. She has had a strong season at Jefferson College and has been featured in the NJCAA performances of the week. Not only can she shoot the ball impressively from downtown, she also has other qualities such as her ability to dish out assists, get the odd rebound and do damage from the free-throw line. She won consecutive bronze medals for the U20 National Team (2009 and 2010) having won Division B gold at U18 level. She could also possibly run the point for short spells if required.

NATIONAL TEAM STATS EuroBasket Women DIVISION A

30 16-45 2-13 21 14-29 1-8 19 22-65 9-20 33 57-118 4-21 32 41-95 14-34 31 24-66 7-31 15 4-5 2-3 21 25-55 11-23 27 37-68 9-30

Height: 1.75 Position: Shooting guard Date of birth: 25/01/90 Place of birth: Riga Club Team 2010-11: Jefferson (USA-NJCAA) Career: Klondaika Riga(Latvia-LSBL, 2007-08), RTU-Merks Riga (Latvia-LSBL- 2008-09), TTT Riga (Latvia-LSBL- 2009), Jefferson (USANJCAA, 2010-11)

S

2009 2011

5 7 17 12 14 9 2 12 10

Anete KLINTSONE

abine Niedola is one of the most exciting young talents in Europe and arrives at EuroBasket Women 2011 having just completed her first season overseas playing in the French League and in EuroCup Women with Nantes. Still one of the youngest members on the National Team roster having just turned 20-years-old, this is already the second major tournament for the forward after appearing at EuroBasket Women 2009. An MVP of the Latvian League where she began to dominate in games and also finished as top scorer while still a teenager, she has had a good first season in France and made use of the skills she showed to such great effect through the youth categories where she won a gold in Division B at U18 level and was on the All Tournament Team after a U20 bronze last summer. Quick hands and good passing skills are a bonus in addition to her scoring and rebounding capabilities. Looks destined to be a major player for the Latvian National team in the very near future.

Year

G Min

Miskolc (ECW) LT Vilnius (ELW) LT Vilnius (ELW) Mondeville (ELW) Dynamo Moscow (ELW) TTT Riga (ELW) USK Prague (ELW) USK Prague (ELW) Györ (ECW)

G Min

12

24

46-81

0-4

Year

20-28 5.9 1.2 9.3

Competition

G Min

2pts

3pts

FT

Rb As Pts

G Min

2pts

3pts

FT

Rb As Pts

- Never played with the Senior NT in official competition -

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS Season Club (competition)

113

- Never played in European club competitions -

LATVIA

Aija PUTNINA


GROUP D

Liene JANSONE

Zane TAMANE Height: 1.95 Position: Center Date of birth: 24/09/83 Place of birth: Riga Club Team 2010-11: MKB EuroLeasing (Hungary-A) Career: RTU/Klondaika Riga (Latvia-LSBL, 1999-2003), Western Illinois (USA-NCAA, 2003-06), Universitat F.C.Barcelona (Spain-LFB, 2006-07), Hondarribia-Irun (Spain-LFB, 2007-08), Nadezhda (Russia-Superleague, 2008-09), USK Prague (Czech Republic-ZBL, 2009-10), MKB EuroLeasing (Hungary-A, 2010-11)

Height: 1.92 Position: Power forward/Center Date of birth: 22/05/81 Place of birth: Riga Club Team 2010-11: Pool Commense (Italy-A1) Career: TTT Riga (Latvia-LSBL, 1997-99), Siena (USA-NCAA, 2000-04), Hapoel Haifa (Israel-Premier League, 2004-05), Yaya Maria (Spain-LF, 2005-06), Perfumerias Avenida (Spain-LFB, 2006-07), Hondarribia-Irun (SpainLFB, 2007-08), Gambrinus (Czech Republik-ZBL, 2008-09), Tarbes (France-LFB, 2008-09), Liomatic Umbertide (Italy-A1, 2009-10), Umana Reyer Venezia (Italy-A1, 2010-11), Pool Commense (Italy-A1, 2011)

T

he first player from Latvia to play in the WNBA, Zane Tamane has this little piece of history to go on her resume after stepping out with Washington Mystics back in 2006. The qualities of the center are already well documented- she is a real power down low and can also dominate on the glass and block shots for the team. A near double-double performance during the Qualifying Round last summer underlined her value and since that time, she has enjoyed similarly impressive numbers for MKB EuroLeasing both domestically and in EuroLeague Women. Defensively, Tamane will be important because of her size and experience, which gives her the ability to match-up well with most opposing centers and it is worth noting that she has grabbed more rebounds than anyone else on the team in recent tournaments.

L

iene Jansone has been one of the most consistent performers for the National Team in recent years with an impressive track record of strong performances. Using all of her power and athleticism in the paint, the flexible Jansone offers strength under the hoop or can happily take defenders away to either create space for others or give herself the room required to knock one down shots from range. She is a good finisher who was the second best scorer for the team at both EuroBasket Women 2007 and at the Olympics a year later. A good rebounder too, Jansone has great experience of playing in many of the top leagues in Europe as well as in EuroLeague Women and EuroCup Women. Win or lose, the media- friendly Jansone will always be available to talk passionately about the game.

NATIONAL TEAM STATS

NATIONAL TEAM STATS Year

2005 2007 2007 2008 2008 2009 2011

Competition

G Min

EuroBasket Women DIVISION A EuroBasket Women Olympic Qual. Tour. Olympic Games EuroBasket Women DIVISION A

8 4 9 3 5 8 3

22 30 31 24 23 24 10

2pts

3pts

FT

30-57 19-30 20-48 11-17 15-29 12-30 1-2

1-8 1-3 11-30 0-1 7-16 5-20 2-3

12-15 9-12 21-28 6-6 8-9 7-12 3-3

2pts

3pts

FT

Year

Rb As Pts

6.4 7.0 6.0 6.7 3.4 4.4 1.7

0.4 0.5 0.8 1.0 0.2 0.8 0.7

2003 2005 2007 2007 2008 2008 2009 2011

9.4 12.5 10.4 9.3 11.8 5.8 3.7

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS Season Club (competition)

2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2010-11

G Min

Salamanca (ELW) Hondarribia-Irun (ECW) Gambrinus Brno (ELW) Reyer Venezia (ECW)

11 8 11 5

22 31 14 23

18-39 27-60 20-28 17-28

5-15 13-24 4-10 4-9

13-14 24-28 8-14 7-7

0.3 1.0 0.4 1.4

2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11

A

T

NATIONAL TEAM STATS

Year

2pts

3pts

FT

Rb As Pts

G Min

2pts

3pts

FT

Rb As Pts

- Never played with the Senior NT in official competition -

Season Club (competition)

2008-09 SK Cesis (ECW) 2010-11 TTT Riga (ELW)

8 2

9 11

4-7 -

3-13 0-2

G Min

Univ. F.C. Barcelona (ECW) Hondarribia-Irun (ECW) Nadezhda (ELW) USK Prague (ELW) Sopron (ELW)

3pts

2pts

3pts

2-3 14-23 11-28 24-45 7-10 10-29 46-76 24-47

- 0-2 - - - - 0-1 -

FT

- 7-12 10-14 6-8 9-10 5-9 7-11 22-28

Rb As Pts

1.0 3.4 8.0 5.3 8.0 5.4 6.6 9.3

- 0.6 0.5 2.0 2.5 0.8 2.1 0.7

1.3 4.4 8.0 6.0 11.5 5.0 11.0 11.7

10 8 10 12 13

19 40-70 25 42-74 30 38-65 14 21-36 30 56-116

- - - 0-1 -

FT

18-23 15-22 38-47 10-13 37-51

Rb As Pts

7.3 9.9 7.6 4.2 8.2

0.9 1.4 2.3 0.9 2.1

9.8 12.4 11.4 4.3 11.5

hroughout the various youth categories when she represented her country, Kristine Vitola produced impressive performances and has developed nicely since making the switch from her homeland to play in the NCAA at UTEP. She makes the most of her major asset, which is her size in the paint and muscle on the boards, to cause trouble for opponents. As a bonus, Vitola will also happy getting herself open outside to knock down a three-ball if needed. A capable shot-blocker, she has good defensive skills and was utilised in every game as a Freshman at UTEP. Now she will be trying to squeeze into the senior team for a EuroBasket Women debut. NATIONAL TEAM STATS

Competition

G Min

2pts

3pts

FT

Rb As Pts

G Min

2pts

3pts

FT

Rb As Pts

- Never played with the Senior NT in official competition -

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS Season Club (competition)

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS

2pts

Height: 1.96 Position: Power Forward/Center Date of birth: 02/06/91 Place of birth: Riga Club Team 2010-11: UTEP (USA-NCAA) Career: Riga Satiksme (Latvia-LSBL, 2006-07), SK Riga (Latvia-LSBL, 2007-09), UTEP (USANCAA, 2009-11)

member of the class of ‘90 that represented Latvia from the age of 14, Ieva Krastina decided not to go to the USA unlike other members of her generation, staying home to continue her development. Still evolving as a two guard, she was the leading scorer in the Latvian league with over 21 points per game, though due to her relative inexperience, she probably won’t be given a significant role if she makes the cut. Nevertheless, Krastina is a great prospect who has talent and a willingness to do whatever it takes for the team. She is versatile and can contribute in all areas. It could just be a matter of time before this double U20 bronze medal winner makes a step up and when she does, she will offer scoring, rebounding and important defensive capability. G Min

7 14 23 21 15 16 26 27

Kristine VITOLA

Height: 1.72 Position: Shooting guard/Small forward Date of birth: 22/07/90 Place of birth: Cesis Club Team 2010-11: Latvijas Universitate (Latvia-LSBL) Career: SK Cesis (Lativa-LSBL, 2005-10), Latvijas Universitate (Latvia-LSBL, 2010), TTT Riga (Latvia-LSBL, 2011), Latvijas Universitate (Latvia-LSBL, 2011)

Competition

3 8 4 9 2 5 9 6

Season Club (competition)

5.8 14.6 5.5 10.6

Ieva KRASTINA

Year

G Min

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS

Rb As Pts

4.0 6.3 2.5 5.0

Competition

Semi-Final Round EuroBasket Women DIVISION A EuroBasket Women Olympic Qual. Tour. Olympic Games EuroBasket Women DIVISION A

2-4 1.0 0.5 2.4 - 1.5 0.5 -

114

- Never played in European club competitions -


Karline NIMANE Height: 1.87 Position: Small forward Date of birth: 16/11/1990 Place of birth: Cesis Club Team 2010-11: TTT Riga (Latvia-LSBL) Career: SK Cesis (Latvia-LSBL, 2005-10), TTT Riga (Latvia-LSBL, 2010-11)

Height: 1.70 Position: Point guard Date of birth: 10/12/1984 Place of birth: Riga Club Team 2010-11: Termocarispe La Spezia(Italy-A2) Career: TTT Riga (Latvia-LSBL, 2001-06), Szolnok (Hungary-A Division, 2006-07), TTT Riga (Latvia-LSBL, 2007-09), SK Cesis (LatviaLSBL, 2009-10),Termocarispe La Spezia (Italy-A2, 2010-11)

W

K

NATIONAL TEAM STATS

Year

hile Zane Eglite is never realistically going to pour in the points offensively at the elite level, she does bring plenty of those hugely important intangibles that you don’t see on the stat sheet. She is a reliable pair of hands at the point position and will get the job done efficiently at both ends of the floor with her defensive skills and eagerness to find an open shooter rather than trying to force the issue herself. Controlled and calm on court, she has a wealth of experience playing at the last three major tournaments for the National Team. Even if she finds herself more as a role player this time around, she will continue to do everything in her power to help out. She started last season in her home country and finished it in Italy.

Year

2005 2007 2007 2008 2008 2009 2011

Competition

G Min

EuroBasket Women DIVISION A EuroBasket Women Olympic Qual. Tour. Olympic Games EuroBasket Women DIVISION A

8 4 9 3 5 8 6

2pts

3pts

22 14 21 18 21 13 4

4-10 1-2 3-12 2-3 1-2 5-7 1-2

3-14 1-4 4-16 0-2 4-9 2-12 0-4

G Min

2pts

3pts

FT

7-10 4-4 2-2 - 3-6 2-2 -

arline Nimane has been pushing to achieve a breakthrough at senior National Team level for a couple of years now off the back of some strong performances for Latvia at youth level. She helped win successive bronze medals at the U20 European Championship Women in 2009 and 2010 while at club level, after lining up for hometown side SK Cesis, she moved to arch rivals TTT Riga last summer. That gave her an opportunity to step up into EuroLeague Women where she found the going tough but the experience invaluable. Nimane has good athleticism and is an excellent rebounder and free throw shooter who can also convert from the perimeter. NATIONAL TEAM STATS

Rb As Pts

2.0 2.0 3.1 1.3 1.8 1.1 0.3

1.1 0.5 1.0 1.0 1.8 0.1 0.7

3.0 2.3 2.2 1.3 3.4 2.3 0.3

Competition

G Min

2pts

3pts

2pts

3pts

- Never played with the Senior NT in official competition -

FT

Rb As Pts

FT

Rb As Pts

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS Season Club (competition)

G Min

2008-09 SK Cesis (ECW) 2010-11 TTT Riga (ELW)

10 10

17 14

19-39 4-21

2-7 0-10

11-12 3.4 0.9 5.5 7-7 2.1 0.5 1.5

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS Season Club (competition)

2001-02 TTT Riga (Ronchetti) 2007-08 TTT Riga (ELW) 2008-09 TTT Riga (ELW)

5 10 8

11 19 15

1-5 7-19 0-5

0-2 2-9 0-7

FT

Rb As Pts

3-4 0.8 - 1.0 4-5 2.2 0.7 2.4 - 1.8 1.0 -

Santa DREIMANE

Liene PRIEDE Height: 1.76 Position: Small forward Date of birth: 23/04/90 Place of birth: Riga Club Team 2010-11: Independence CC (USANJCAA) Career: Riedzene Riga (Latvia-LSBL, 2007-08), TTT Riga (Latvia-LSBL, 2008-09), Independence CC (USA-NJCAA, 2009-11)

Height: 1.76 Position: Shooting guard Date of birth: 27/08/1985 Place of birth: Cesis Club Team 2010-11: Desle Udine (Italy-A2) Career: TTT Juniores (Latvia-LSBL, 2002-03), Avantis/Turiba Riga (Latvia-LSBL, 2003-07), TTT Riga (Latvia-LSBL, 2007-08), SK Cesis (Latvia-LSBL, 2008-11), Desle Udine (Italy-A2, 2011)

T

he National Team career of Santa Dreimane has been a roller-coaster ride of highs and lows. Having won bronze at U20 level and then subsequently attaining selection for EuroBasket Women 2007, she then had the heartache of missing the Olympics a year later due to serious injury. She also missed out at EuroBasket Women 2009 on home soil but was back in the mix last summer during the Qualifying Round. She loves dropping a three-ball on opponents and brings experience of playing in both EuroCup Women and EuroLeague Women. This former Latvian League All Star who finished last season in Italy could be a danger for opponents if she is selected once again and the team can get her some good open looks. NATIONAL TEAM STATS

Year

2007 2007 2011

Competition

DIVISION A EuroBasket Women DIVISION A

NATIONAL TEAM STATS G Min

3 9 5

5 10 9

2pts

1-4 1-6 2-8

3pts

2-3 4-9 3-7

FT

Rb As Pts

Year

- 1.0 0.3 2.7 1-2 0.3 0.2 1.7 2-4 0.8 0.4 3.0

2007-08 TTT Riga (ELW) 2008-09 SK Cesis (ECW) 2009-10 TTT Riga (ELW)

G Min

7 10 3

11 31 11

2pts

7-11 21-45 0-2

3pts

5-8 14-43 0-4

FT

Competition

G Min

2pts

3pts

FT

Rb As Pts

G Min

2pts

3pts

FT

Rb As Pts

- Never played with the Senior NT in official competition -

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS Season Club (competition)

EUROPEAN CLUB COMPETITION STATS Season Club (competition)

L

iene Priede has yet to represent her country at senior level but has enjoyed success with the National Team through the various youth categories with some strong and influential performances. In 2006 she helped her team achieve a silver medal at the U16 European Championship Women Division B while she also contributed to the U20 team racking up back-to-back bronze medals for the last two summers in Division A. Priede is essentially a small forward who can also play the shooting guard position since she is happy ripping off screens and draining triples. Her three-point threat is significant and could be a real option for Coach Dikeoulakos. Priede has also enjoyed a good start to her college career in Kansas with Independence CC.

Rb As Pts

- 1.3 0.4 4.1 7-11 3.3 1.0 9.1 - 1.0 0.3 -

115

- Never played in European club competitions -

LATVIA

Zane EGLITE


HISTORY

All time head to head results Remarks: The records of both the Czech Republic and the Slovak Republic do not include the results of Czechoslovakia, which appears separately. Great Britain did not compete under this name before 2006. In order to include some historical data England has been included separately. Montenegro, Serbia, Serbia and Montenegro and Yugoslavia have been included in the all-time headto-head results but in separate sections. Yugoslavia played as one nation until 1991, including Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, FYROM, Montenegro and Slovenia. It remained Yugoslavia, but only including Montenegro, until 2002. Then Serbia & Montenegro played together, under that name, between 2003 and 2006. The Federation of Montenegro was created in 2007. Euro: EuroBasket (qualifying phases or Final Round)

Belarus Belarus – Croatia: 1-1

1995 Euro Croatia b. Belarus 2007 Euro Belarus b. Croatia

78-74 92-66

Belarus – Czech Republic: 1-2

1999 Euro Czech Republic b. Belarus 2007 Euro Belarus b. Czech Republic 2010 WC Czech Republic b. Belarus

Belarus – England: Belarus – France: 0-4

2007 Euro France b. Belarus 2009 Euro France b. Belarus 2009 Euro France b. Belarus 2010 WC France b. Belarus

Belarus – Great Britain: Belarus – Greece: 2-3

1997 Euro Greece b. Belarus 1999 Euro Greece b. Belarus 2007 Euro Greece b. Belarus 2007 Euro Belarus b. Greece 2010 WC Belarus b. Greece

Belarus – Israel: 1-1

1997 Euro Israel b. Belarus 2009 Euro Belarus b. Israel

Belarus – Latvia: 2-2

2003 Euro Latvia b. Belarus 2003 Euro Latvia b. Belarus 2007 Euro Belarus b. Latvia 2008 OG Belarus b. Latvia

Belarus – Lithuania: 1-0

2009 Euro Belarus b. Lithuania

Belarus – Poland: Belarus – Russia: 1-3

2007 Euro Russia b. Belarus 2008 OG Russia b. Belarus 2009 Euro Russia b. Belarus 2010 WC Belarus b. Russia

Belarus – Serbia: 1-0

2007 Euro Belarus b. Serbia

91-69 52-46 81-77

72-60 63-61 64-56 58-48

86-77 64-62 79-71 63-60 74-70

Belarus – Turkey: 1-0

2009 Euro Belarus b. Turkey

61-55

87-73 71-65 66-51 70-53 79-53

74-65 58-45 70-68

76-62 70-54 63-56 77-68 86-70

78-74 92-66

Croatia – Czech Republic: 0-2

1995 Euro Czech Republic b. Croatia 1999 Euro Czech Republic b. Croatia

Croatia – Czechoslovakia: Croatia – England: Croatia – France: 0-3

1999 Euro France b. Croatia 2009 Euro France b. Croatia 2009 Euro France b. Croatia

Croatia – Great Britain: Croatia – Greece: 1-0

1999 Euro Croatia b. Greece

Croatia – Israel: 4-1

1997 Euro Israel b. Croatia

1995 Euro Croatia b. Lithuania 1995 Euro Lithuania b. Croatia 2011 Euro Lithuania b. Croatia 2011 Euro Lithuania b. Croatia

76-72 91-64 80-72 81-63

1999 Euro Poland b. Croatia 2007 Euro Poland b. Croatia 2007 Euro Croatia b. Poland

73-61 67-52

71-51 59-55 75-50

72-51 74-72 74-54

Croatia – Russia: 0-2

1995 Euro Russia b. Croatia 1999 Euro Russia b. Croatia

81-72 73-50

Croatia – Serbia: 0-1

1995 Euro Slovak Republic b. Croatia 1999 Euro Croatia b. Slovak Republic 2005 Euro Slovak Republic b. Croatia 2005 Euro Croatia b. Slovak Republic 2009 Euro Croatia b. Slovak Republic 2009 Euro Slovak Republic b. Croatia

Croatia 1995 Euro Croatia b. Belarus 2007 Euro Belarus b. Croatia

70-68 77-72 76-71 80-61 75-60

Croatia – Lithuania: 1-3

77-71 58-55 72-63 79-57

Belarus – Yugoslavia: Croatia – Belarus: 1-1

Croatia – Latvia: 2-3

2007 Euro Serbia b. Croatia

Belarus – Slovak Republic: 1-2

Belarus – Spain: 0-4

85-72 67-65 74-66 76-75

1995 Euro Latvia b. Croatia 1999 Euro Croatia b. Latvia 1999 Euro Latvia b. Croatia 2005 Euro Latvia b. Croatia 2005 Euro Croatia b. Latvia

84-73 81-76

2003 Euro Serbia & Montenegro b. Belarus 94-74 2003 Euro Serbia & Montenegro b. Belarus 79-68

2007 Euro Spain b. Belarus 2007 Euro Spain b. Belarus 2009 Euro Spain b. Belarus 2010 WC Spain b. Belarus

1999 Euro Croatia b. Israel 2003 Euro Croatia b. Israel 2005 Euro Croatia b. Israel 2005 Euro Croatia b. Israel

Croatia – Poland: 1-2

Belarus – Serbia & Montenegro: 0-2

2003 Euro Slovak Republic b. Belarus 2003 Euro Slovak Republic b. Belarus 2009 Euro Belarus b. Slovak Republic

OG: Olympic Games (Final Round or Preliminary Round 1992)

88-70

Croatia – Serbia & Montenegro: Croatia – Slovak Republic: 3-3

71-67 64-53 76-71 95-76 61-55 67-52

Croatia – Spain: 2-2

1995 Euro Croatia b. Spain 1997 Euro Croatia b. Spain 1999 Euro Spain b. Croatia 2007 Euro Spain b. Croatia

73-70 83-71 73-64 63-52

Croatia – Turkey: 1-1

2001 Euro Croatia b. Turkey 2001 Euro Turkey b. Croatia

80-75 86-75

Croatia – Yugoslavia: 1-2

1999 Euro Yugoslavia b. Croatia 2001 Euro Yugoslavia b. Croatia 2001 Euro Croatia b. Yugoslavia

88-61 80-59 88-74

Czech Republic (1) Czech Republic – Belarus: 2-1

1999 Euro Czech Republic b. Belarus 2007 Euro Belarus b. Czech Republic 2010 WC Czech Republic b. Belarus

91-69 52-46 81-77

Czech Republic – Croatia: 2-0

1995 Euro Czech Republic b. Croatia 1999 Euro Czech Republic b. Croatia

73-61 67-52

Czech Republic – England: Czech Republic – France: 3-3

1995 Euro Czech Republic b. France 1997 Euro France b. Czech Republic 2003 Euro Czech Republic b. France 2005 Euro Czech Republic b. France 2006 WC France b. Czech Republic 2006 WC France b. Czech Republic

Czech Republic – Great Britain: Czech Republic – Greece: 3-2

72-67 62-54 90-57 61-54 62-45

Czech Republic – Israel: 2-0

2003 Euro Czech Republic b. Israel 2007 Euro Czech Republic b. Israel

104-67 75-43

Czech Republic – Latvia: 4-1

84-67 74-71

2001 Euro Czech Republic b. Latvia 2001 Euro Czech Republic b. Latvia 2005 Euro Czech Republic b. Latvia 2007 Euro Czech Republic b. Latvia

2009 Euro Latvia b. Czech Republic

65-47

Czech Republic – Lithuania: 7-3

1995 Euro Czech Republic b. Lithuania 1997 Euro Czech Republic b. Lithuania 1997 Euro Lithuania b. Czech Republic 1999 Euro Lithuania b. Czech Republic 1999 Euro Czech Republic b. Lithuania 2001 Euro Lithuania b. Czech Republic 2003 Euro Czech Republic b. Lithuania 2003 Euro Czech Republic b. Lithuania 2007 Euro Czech Republic b. Lithuania 2007 Euro Czech Republic b. Lithuania

78-65 85-82 89-82 86-76 53-43 82-80 85-76 89-62 75-67 93-54

Czech Republic – Poland: 6-0

1997 Euro Czech Republic b. Poland 1999 Euro Czech Republic b. Poland 2003 Euro Czech Republic b. Poland 2003 Euro Czech Republic b. Poland 2005 Euro Czech Republic b. Poland 2009 Euro Czech Republic b. Poland

75-73 78-75 76-71 74-66 64-47 82-68

Czech Republic – Russia: 2-6

1995 Euro Russia b. Czech Republic 1999 Euro Russia b. Czech Republic 2001 Euro Russia b. Czech Republic 2003 Euro Russia b. Czech Republic 2004 OG Russia b. Czech Republic 2005 Euro Czech Republic b. Russia 2006 WC Czech Republic b. Russia 2010 WC Russia b. Czech Republic

75-72 61-51 77-54 59-56 70-49 72-70 85-83 55-52

Czech Republic – Serbia: Czech Republic – Serbia & Montenegro: 1-0 2003 Euro Czech Republic b. Serbia & Montenegro 80-68

Czech Republic – Slovak Republic: 0-3

1995 Euro Slovak Republic b. Czech Republic 85-75 2001 Euro Slovak Republic b. Czech Republic 85-70 2009 Euro Slovak Republic b. Czech Republic 65-58

Czech Republic – Spain: 3-7

1997 Euro Spain b. Czech Republic 2001 Euro Spain b. Czech Republic 2001 Euro Spain b. Czech Republic 2004 OG Spain b. Czech Republic 2004 OG Czech Republic b. Spain 2005 Euro Czech Republic b. Spain 2006 WC Czech Republic b. Spain 2008 OG Spain b. Czech Republic 2009 Euro Spain b. Czech Republic 2010 WC Spain b. Czech Republic

82-78 54-47 62-60 80-78 79-68 76-66 57-49 74-55 66-59 77-57

Czech Republic – Turkey: 2-0

2005 Euro Czech Republic b. Turkey 2007 Euro Czech Republic b. Turkey

86-60 86-62

Czech Republic – Yugoslavia: 1-2

1995 Euro Czech Republic b. Yugoslavia 1997 Euro Yugoslavia b. Czech Republic 1999 Euro Yugoslavia b. Czech Republic

67-62 84-69 85-75

Czechoslovakia (1)

79-74 89-70 85-73 65-45 62-58 79-78

2001 Euro Greece b. Czech Republic 2001 Euro Czech Republic b. Greece 2003 Euro Czech Republic b. Greece 2005 Euro Czech Republic b. Greece 2009 Euro Greece b. Czech Republic

WC: World Championship (final round)

60-47 71-44 76-45 70-44

Czechoslovakia – France: 13-0

1950 Euro Czechoslovakia b. France 1952 Euro Czechoslovakia b. France 1954 Euro Czechoslovakia b. France 1956 Euro Czechoslovakia b. France 1958 Euro Czechoslovakia b. France 1966 Euro Czechoslovakia b. France 1968 Euro Czechoslovakia b. France 1971 WC Czechoslovakia b. France 1972 Euro Czechoslovakia b. France 1974 Euro Czechoslovakia b. France 1976 Euro Czechoslovakia b. France 1978 Euro Czechoslovakia b. France 1985 Euro Czechoslovakia b. France

Czechoslovakia – Israel: 0-1

1991 Euro Israel b. Czechoslovakia

91-90

Czechoslovakia – Poland: 10-2

1950 Euro Czechoslovakia b. Poland 1958 Euro Czechoslovakia b. Poland 1959 WC Czechoslovakia b. Poland 1960 Euro Czechoslovakia b. Poland

116

52-22 62-44 71-56 81-46 68-40 67-41 54-49 75-58 54-38 53-48 62-56 67-66 71-65

40-20 61-59 76-61 64-49

1964 Euro Czechoslovakia b. Poland 1968 Euro Poland b. Czechoslovakia 1970 Euro Czechoslovakia b. Poland 1976 Euro Czechoslovakia b. Poland 1978 Euro Czechoslovakia b. Poland 1981 Euro Poland b. Czechoslovakia 1983 Euro Czechoslovakia b. Poland 1991 Euro Czechoslovakia b. Poland

Czechoslovakia – Spain: 3-2

1976 Euro Czechoslovakia b. Spain 1980 Euro Czechoslovakia b. Spain 1987 Euro Czechoslovakia b. Spain 1992 OG Spain b. Czechoslovakia 1992 OG Spain b. Czechoslovakia

47-31 72-58 63-62 91-63 77-64 72-60 69-59 67-46 69-34 89-65 49-47 59-58 59-58

Czechoslovakia – Yugoslavia: 13-7

1954 Euro Czechoslovakia b. Yugoslavia 1958 Euro Czechoslovakia b. Yugoslavia 1959 WC Czechoslovakia b. Yugoslavia 1960 Euro Czechoslovakia b. Yugoslavia 1962 Euro Czechoslovakia b. Yugoslavia 1964 WC Czechoslovakia b. Yugoslavia 1964 WC Czechoslovakia b. Yugoslavia 1966 Euro Czechoslovakia b. Yugoslavia 1967 WC Czechoslovakia b. Yugoslavia 1970 Euro Yugoslavia b. Czechoslovakia 1976 Euro Czechoslovakia b. Yugoslavia 1978 Euro Yugoslavia b. Czechoslovakia 1980 Euro Yugoslavia b. Czechoslovakia 1980 Euro Yugoslavia b. Czechoslovakia 1981 Euro Czechoslovakia b. Yugoslavia 1985 Euro Czechoslovakia b. Yugoslavia 1987 Euro Yugoslavia b. Czechoslovakia 1988 OG Yugoslavia b. Czechoslovakia 1989 Euro Czechoslovakia b. Yugoslavia 1990 WC Yugoslavia b. Czechoslovakia

68-54 52-37 79-43 74-47 53-35 74-48 60-52 74-56 69-35 73-71 64-59 81-64 80-67 61-57 76-74 82-79 77-76 69-57 76-62 81-66

England (2) England – France: 0-2

1980 Euro France b. England 1999 Euro France b. England

England – Latvia: 0-2

1997 Euro Latvia b. England 1999 Euro Latvia b. England

England – Poland: 0-2

1980 Euro Poland b. England 1997 Euro Poland b. England

England – Spain: 0-1

1980 Euro Spain b. England

England – Turkey: 0-1

1997 Euro Turkey b. England

68-67 62-54 87-43 79-65 80-56 90-52 76-43 74-59

France France – Belarus: 4-0

2007 Euro France b. Belarus 2009 Euro France b. Belarus 2009 Euro France b. Belarus 2010 WC France b. Belarus

France – Croatia: 3-0

1999 Euro France b. Croatia 2009 Euro France b. Croatia 2009 Euro France b. Croatia

72-60 63-61 64-56 58-48 71-51 59-55 75-50

France – Czech Republic: 3-3

1995 Euro Czech Republic b. France 1997 Euro France b. Czech Republic 2003 Euro Czech Republic b. France 2005 Euro Czech Republic b. France 2006 WC France b. Czech Republic 2006 WC France b. Czech Republic

79-74 89-70 85-73 65-45 62-58 79-78

France – Czechoslovakia: 0-13

1950 Euro Czechoslovakia b. France 1952 Euro Czechoslovakia b. France 1954 Euro Czechoslovakia b. France 1956 Euro Czechoslovakia b. France 1958 Euro Czechoslovakia b. France 1966 Euro Czechoslovakia b. France 1968 Euro Czechoslovakia b. France 1971 WC Czechoslovakia b. France

52-22 62-44 71-56 81-46 68-40 67-41 54-49 75-58


France – England: 2-0

1980 Euro France b. England 1999 Euro France b. England

France – Great Britain: France – Greece: 5-0

2003 Euro France b. Greece 2005 Euro France b. Greece 2007 Euro France b. Greece 2009 Euro France b. Greece 2010 WC France b. Greece

France – Israel: 3-0

1999 Euro France b. Israel 2003 Euro France b. Israel 2009 Euro France b. Israel

France – Latvia: 4-1

1999 Euro France b. Latvia 1999 Euro France b. Latvia 2005 Euro France b. Latvia 2005 Euro France b. Latvia 2007 Euro Latvia b. France

France – Lithuania: 6-4

1938 Euro Lithuania b. France 1995 Euro France b. Lithuania 1997 Euro Lithuania b. France 2001 Euro France b. Lithuania 2002 WC France b. Lithuania 2005 Euro France b. Lithuania 2005 Euro Lithuania b. France 2006 WC France b. Lithuania 2007 Euro Lithuania b. France 2009 Euro France b. Lithuania

France – Poland: 10-5

1938 Euro Poland b. France 1950 Euro France b. Poland 1958 Euro Poland b. France 1962 Euro Poland b. France 1970 Euro France b. Poland 1976 Euro France b. Poland 1978 Euro France b. Poland 1985 Euro Poland b. France 1987 Euro France b. Poland 1997 Euro France b. Poland 1999 Euro Poland b. France 2001 Euro France b. Poland 2003 Euro France b. Poland 2005 Euro France b. Poland 2005 Euro France b. Poland

France – Russia: 6-7

1993 Euro France b. Russia 1995 Euro Russia b. France 1999 Euro Russia b. France 1999 Euro Russia b. France 2000 OG France b. Russia 2001 Euro France b. Russia 2002 WC Russia b. France 2003 Euro Russia b. France 2005 Euro Russia b. France 2006 WC France b. Russia 2007 Euro Russia b. France 2009 Euro France b. Russia 2009 Euro France b. Russia

France – Serbia: 1-0

2007 Euro France b. Serbia

54-38 53-48 62-56 67-66 71-65 80-49 68-67 62-54 75-70 71-56 58-50 51-49 69-55 62-43 91-55 73-70 80-52 63-56 67-50 85-62 66-62 20-14 72-70 75-74 75-44 71-63 72-60 73-53 79-73 67-65 57-55 24-19 43-26 79-48 58-42 68-67 53-52 73-70 59-57 68-65 88-87 59-56 73-66 79-66 83-63 73-71 71-53 78-55 54-49 59-53 71-59 73-68 74-59 79-66 70-56 74-64 63-59 72-66 57-53 68-60

France – Serbia & Montenegro: 1-1

2003 Euro Serbia & Montenegro b. France 70-68 2003 Euro France b. Serbia & Montenegro 83-61

France – Slovak Republic: 5-2

1993 Euro Slovak Republic b. France 1999 Euro France b. Slovak Republic 1999 Euro France b. Slovak Republic 2000 OG France b. Slovak Republic 2001 Euro France b. Slovak Republic 2009 Euro France b. Slovak Republic 2009 Euro Slovak Republic b. France

France – Spain: 1-5

1980 Euro Spain b. France 1993 Euro Spain b. France 2001 Euro France b. Spain 2002 WC Spain b. France 2007 Euro Spain b. France 2010 WC Spain b. France 2002 WC France b. Tunisia

70-51 56-43 66-39 58-51 72-56 58-39 63-55

75-55 63-53 70-64 69-59 63-53 74-71 131-35

France – Turkey: 1-0

2009 Euro France b. Turkey

55-43

France – Yugoslavia: 5-8

1954 Euro Yugoslavia b. France 1958 Euro Yugoslavia b. France 1964 Euro Yugoslavia b. France 1966 Euro Yugoslavia b. France 1968 Euro Yugoslavia b. France 1976 Euro France b. Yugoslavia 1978 Euro Yugoslavia b. France 1985 Euro France b. Yugoslavia 1989 Euro Yugoslavia b. France 1995 Euro Yugoslavia b. France 1999 Euro France b. Yugoslavia 1999 Euro France b. Yugoslavia 2001 Euro France b. Yugoslavia

54-50 64-48 54-43 74-60 65-56 70-60 81-69 72-64 81-62 74-63 76-69 64-58 88-67

Great Britain (2)

82-63 76-68

Great Britain – Poland: Great Britain – Serbia: Great Britain – Serbia & Montenegro: Great Britain – Slovak Republic: 1-1

2011 Euro Slovak Republic b. Great Britain 76-67 2011 Euro Great Britain b. Slovak Republic 70-63

Great Britain – Spain: Great Britain – Turkey: Great Britain – Yugoslavia: -

Greece – Croatia: 0-1

1999 Euro Croatia b. Greece

86-77 64-62 79-71 63-60 74-70 84-67

Greece – Czech Republic: 2-3

2001 Euro Greece b. Czech Republic 2001 Euro Czech Republic b. Greece 2003 Euro Czech Republic b. Greece 2005 Euro Czech Republic b. Greece 2009 Euro Greece b. Czech Republic

Greece – Czechoslovakia: Greece – England: Greece – France: 0-5

2003 Euro France b. Greece 2005 Euro France b. Greece 2007 Euro France b. Greece 2009 Euro France b. Greece 2010 WC France b. Greece

Greece – Great Britain: Greece – Israel: 3-1

1997 Euro Israel b. Greece 2001 Euro Greece b. Israel 2001 Euro Greece b. Israel 2003 Euro Greece b. Israel

Greece – Latvia: 0-3

1999 Euro Latvia b. Greece 2005 Euro Latvia b. Greece 2009 Euro Latvia b. Greece

Greece – Lithuania: 0-2

1995 Euro Lithuania b. Greece 2001 Euro Lithuania b. Greece

Greece – Poland: 0-3

2003 Euro Poland b. Greece 2005 Euro Poland b. Greece 2009 Euro Poland b. Greece

Greece – Russia: 0-3

2001 Euro Russia b. Greece 2004 OG Russia b. Greece 2007 Euro Russia b. Greece

Greece – Serbia: 1-1

2009 Euro Greece b. Serbia 2009 Euro Serbia b. Greece

72-67 62-54 90-57 61-54 62-45

77-61 76-47 70-68 77-74 78-75 66-49 59-49 62-60 80-35 69-62 86-47 85-82 64-61

Greece – Serbia & Montenegro: 0-2

84-73 81-76

1999 Euro France b. Latvia 1999 Euro France b. Latvia 2005 Euro France b. Latvia 2005 Euro France b. Latvia 2007 Euro Latvia b. France

Israel – Czech Republic: 0-2

104-67 75-43

Israel – Czechoslovakia: 1-0

1991 Euro Israel b. Czechoslovakia

Israel – England: Israel – France: Israel – France: 0-3

1999 Euro France b. Israel 2003 Euro France b. Israel 2009 Euro France b. Israel

Israel – Great Britain: 2-0

2009 Euro Israel b. Great Britain 2009 Euro Israel b. Great Britain

91-90

62-43 91-55 73-70

77-73 71-66 83-82

2009 Euro Israel b. Lithuania 2009 Euro Israel b. Lithuania

63-47 76-60

Israel – Poland: 0-4

1950 Euro Poland b. Israel 1991 Euro Poland b. Israel 2003 Euro Poland b. Israel 2007 Euro Poland b. Israel

44-19 80-69 80-45 78-71 86-69

Israel – Serbia: 1-1

2011 Euro Israel b. Serbia 2011 Euro Serbia b. Israel

93-65 70-68

Israel – Serbia & Montenegro: 0-1

2003 Euro Serbia & Montenegro b. Israel 104-67

Israel – Slovak Republic: 1-2

1995 Euro Israel b. Turkey 2007 Euro Turkey b. Israel 2007 Euro Israel b. Turkey 2007 Euro Turkey b. Israel

Israel – Yugoslavia: 1-0

1999 Euro Israel b. Yugoslavia

62-48 103-67 84-71 83-52 83-47 79-54

Latvia – Belarus: 2-2

Latvia – Croatia: 3-2

1995 Euro Latvia b. Croatia 1999 Euro Croatia b. Latvia 1999 Euro Latvia b. Croatia

117

Latvia – Russia: 0-4

Latvia – Serbia: 1-1

80-52 63-56 67-50 85-62 66-62 77-61 76-47 70-68 77-73 71-66 83-82 62-51 76-46 96-82 75-62 86-52 100-71 67-36 62-57 69-64 75-63 80-55

Latvia – Slovak Republic: 3-6

1999 Euro Slovak Republic b. Latvia 2003 Euro Slovak Republic b. Latvia 2003 Euro Slovak Republic b. Latvia 2005 Euro Slovak Republic b. Latvia 2005 Euro Latvia b. Slovak Republic 2007 Euro Slovak Republic b. Latvia 2007 Euro Latvia b. Slovak Republic 2009 Euro Slovak Republic b. Latvia 2009 Euro Latvia b. Slovak Republic

Latvia – Spain: 1-4

1999 Euro Latvia b. Spain 2001 Euro Spain b. Latvia 2001 Euro Spain b. Latvia 2005 Euro Spain b. Latvia 2009 Euro Spain b. Latvia

Latvia – Turkey: 3-1

1997 Euro Turkey b. Latvia 2003 Euro Latvia b. Turkey 2005 Euro Latvia b. Turkey 2007 Euro Latvia b. Turkey

68-43 100-64 85-65 91-86 90-77 73-72 71-63 78-69 67-59 76-69 79-47 82-58 69-50 67-60 67-61 76-64 81-78 73-62

Latvia – Yugoslavia: -

Lithuania Lithuania – Belarus: 0-1

2009 Euro Belarus b. Lithuania

Lithuania – Croatia: 3-1

85-80

1995 Euro Czech Republic b. Lithuania 1997 Euro Czech Republic b. Lithuania 1997 Euro Lithuania b. Czech Republic 1999 Euro Lithuania b. Czech Republic 1999 Euro Czech Republic b. Lithuania 2001 Euro Lithuania b. Czech Republic 2003 Euro Czech Republic b. Lithuania 2003 Euro Czech Republic b. Lithuania 2007 Euro Czech Republic b. Lithuania 2007 Euro Czech Republic b. Lithuania

70-68 77-72 76-71

87-43 79-65

Latvia – Serbia & Montenegro: 1-1

1995 Euro Croatia b. Lithuania 1995 Euro Lithuania b. Croatia 2011 Euro Lithuania b. Croatia 2011 Euro Lithuania b. Croatia

77-71 58-55 72-63 79-57

60-47 71-44 76-45 70-44 65-47

2003 Euro Latvia b. Serbia & Montenegro 71-69 2003 Euro Serbia & Montenegro b. Latvia 90-83

84-81 87-76 91-80 70-58

Latvia 2003 Euro Latvia b. Belarus 2003 Euro Latvia b. Belarus 2007 Euro Belarus b. Latvia 2008 OG Belarus b. Latvia

1997 Euro Poland b. Latvia 2005 Euro Latvia b. Poland 2009 Euro Latvia b. Poland

2011 Euro Serbia b. Latvia 2011 Euro Latvia b. Serbia

Israel – Lithuania: 2-0

Israel – Turkey: 2-2

Latvia – Lithuania: 1-1

1995 Euro Lithuania b. Latvia 2007 Euro Latvia b. Lithuania

66-65 74-59 79-67 78-59

2007 Euro Latvia b. Israel 2011 Euro Israel b. Latvia 2011 Euro Latvia b. Israel

Israel – Spain: 0-3

Latvia – Israel: 2-1

2007 Euro Latvia b. Israel 2011 Euro Israel b. Latvia 2011 Euro Latvia b. Israel

100-80 75-69

Israel – Latvia: 1-2

1997 Euro Spain b. Israel 2003 Euro Spain b. Israel 2003 Euro Spain b. Israel

1999 Euro Latvia b. Greece 2005 Euro Latvia b. Greece 2009 Euro Latvia b. Greece

1999 Euro Russia b. Latvia 2007 Euro Russia b. Latvia 2008 OG Russia b. Latvia 2009 Euro Russia b. Latvia

1997 Euro Israel b. Greece 2001 Euro Greece b. Israel 2001 Euro Greece b. Israel 2003 Euro Greece b. Israel

2001 Euro Slovak Republic b. Israel 2001 Euro Slovak Republic b. Israel 2007 Euro Israel b. Slovak Republic

Latvia – Great Britain: Latvia – Greece: 3-0

Latvia – Poland: 2-1

Israel – Russia: 0-1

66-65 74-59 79-67 78-59

1997 Euro Latvia b. England 1999 Euro Latvia b. England

74-71 85-72 67-65 74-66 76-75

1999 Euro Russia b. Israel 75-70 71-56 58-50 51-49 69-55

68-53 67-48

Latvia – Czechoslovakia: Latvia – England: 2-0 Latvia – France: 1-4

Israel – Belarus: 1-1

80-61 75-60

Latvia – Czech Republic: 1-4

2001 Euro Czech Republic b. Latvia 2001 Euro Czech Republic b. Latvia 2005 Euro Czech Republic b. Latvia 2007 Euro Czech Republic b. Latvia 2009 Euro Latvia b. Czech Republic

Israel

2003 Euro Czech Republic b. Israel 2007 Euro Czech Republic b. Israel

2005 Euro Latvia b. Croatia 2005 Euro Croatia b. Latvia

76-54 87-55 69-61 81-74 59-57 64-59

Greece – Turkey: Greece – Yugoslavia: -

Israel – Greece: 1-3

Greece 1997 Euro Greece b. Belarus 1999 Euro Greece b. Belarus 2007 Euro Greece b. Belarus 2007 Euro Belarus b. Greece 2010 WC Belarus b. Greece

1999 Euro Spain b. Greece 2009 Euro Spain b. Greece

Israel – Croatia: 1-4

Great Britain – Latvia: Great Britain – Lithuania: 0-2

Greece – Belarus: 3-2

Greece – Spain: 0-2

1997 Euro Israel b. Croatia 1999 Euro Croatia b. Israel 2003 Euro Croatia b. Israel 2005 Euro Croatia b. Israel 2005 Euro Croatia b. Israel

100-80 75-69

2009 Euro Lithuania b. Great Britain 2009 Euro Lithuania b. Great Britain

Greece – Slovak Republic: 2-4

1995 Euro Slovak Republic b. Greece 2001 Euro Slovak Republic b. Greece 2001 Euro Slovak Republic b. Greece 2001 Euro Slovak Republic b. Greece 2009 Euro Greece b. Slovak Republic 2009 Euro Greece b. Slovak Republic

1997 Euro Israel b. Belarus 2009 Euro Belarus b. Israel

Great Britain – Belarus: Great Britain – Croatia: Great Britain – Czech Republic: Great Britain – Czechoslovakia: Great Britain – France: Great Britain – Greece: Great Britain – Israel: 0-2

2009 Euro Israel b. Great Britain 2009 Euro Israel b. Great Britain

2003 Euro Serbia & Montenegro b. Greece 72-67 2005 Euro Serbia & Montenegro b. Greece 79-65

61-55 76-72 91-64 80-72 81-63

Lithuania – Czech Republic: 3-7

78-65 85-82 89-82 86-76 53-43 82-80 85-76 89-62 75-67 93-54

Lithuania – Czechoslovakia: -

HISTORY

1972 Euro Czechoslovakia b. France 1974 Euro Czechoslovakia b. France 1976 Euro Czechoslovakia b. France 1978 Euro Czechoslovakia b. France 1985 Euro Czechoslovakia b. France 1971 WC France b. Ecuador


HISTORY

Lithuania – France: 4-6

1938 Euro Lithuania b. France 1995 Euro France b. Lithuania 1997 Euro Lithuania b. France 2001 Euro France b. Lithuania 2002 WC France b. Lithuania 2005 Euro France b. Lithuania 2005 Euro Lithuania b. France 2006 WC France b. Lithuania 2007 Euro Lithuania b. France 2009 Euro France b. Lithuania

20-14 72-70 75-74 75-44 71-63 72-60 73-53 79-73 67-65 57-55

Lithuania – Great Britain: 2-0

2009 Euro Lithuania b. Great Britain 2009 Euro Lithuania b. Great Britain

Lithuania – Greece: 2-0

1995 Euro Lithuania b. Greece 2001 Euro Lithuania b. Greece

Lithuania – Israel: 0-2

2009 Euro Israel b. Lithuania 2009 Euro Israel b. Lithuania

Lithuania – Latvia: 1-1

1995 Euro Lithuania b. Latvia 2007 Euro Latvia b. Lithuania

Lithuania – Poland: 4-1

1938 Euro Poland b. Lithuania 1997 Euro Lithuania b. Poland 1999 Euro Lithuania b. Poland 2001 Euro Lithuania b. Poland 2005 Euro Lithuania b. Poland

82-63 76-68 77-74 78-75 63-47 76-60 62-51 76-46

24-21 98-79 79-72 83-81 67-58

Poland – Croatia: 2-1

1999 Euro Poland b. Croatia 2007 Euro Poland b. Croatia 2007 Euro Croatia b. Poland

Poland – Czech Republic: 0-6

1997 Euro Czech Republic b. Poland 1999 Euro Czech Republic b. Poland 2003 Euro Czech Republic b. Poland 2003 Euro Czech Republic b. Poland 2005 Euro Czech Republic b. Poland 2009 Euro Czech Republic b. Poland

Poland – England: 2-0

1980 Euro Poland b. England 1997 Euro Poland b. England

Poland – France: 5-10

Lithuania – Slovak Republic: 3-1

Lithuania – Spain: 4-4

2003 Euro Poland b. Greece 2005 Euro Poland b. Greece 2009 Euro Poland b. Greece

1995 Euro Russia b. Lithuania 1998 WC Russia b. Lithuania 2001 Euro Russia b. Lithuania 2002 WC Russia b. Lithuania 2005 Euro Lithuania b. Russia 2005 Euro Russia b. Lithuania 2007 Euro Russia b. Lithuania 2009 Euro Russia b. Lithuania

Lithuania – Serbia: 1-0

2009 Euro Lithuania b. Serbia

76-67 61-52 78-70 97-61 80-67 65-50 75-58 60-52 71-49

Lithuania – Serbia & Montenegro: 0-1

2005 Euro Serbia & Montenegro b. Lithuania 77-74 1997 Euro Lithuania b. Slovak Republic 1998 WC Lithuania b. Slovak Republic 1999 Euro Slovak Republic b. Lithuania 2001 Euro Lithuania b. Slovak Republic 1997 Euro Lithuania b. Spain 1998 WC Lithuania b. Spain 1998 WC Spain b. Lithuania 2001 Euro Spain b. Lithuania 2005 Euro Lithuania b. Spain 2005 Euro Spain b. Lithuania 2006 WC Spain b. Lithuania 2006 WC Lithuania b. Spain

Lithuania – Turkey: 2-1

2005 Euro Lithuania b. Turkey 2007 Euro Lithuania b. Turkey 2009 Euro Turkey b. Lithuania

Lithuania – Yugoslavia: 3-2

1995 Euro Lithuania b. Yugoslavia 1997 Euro Yugoslavia b. Lithuania 1999 Euro Yugoslavia b. Lithuania 1999 Euro Lithuania b. Yugoslavia 2002 WC Lithuania b. Yugoslavia

72-62 66-58 69-63 76-63

78-67 66-63 70-59 89-74 74-69 83-65 75-55 80-71 82-76 67-61 69-66 59-51 82-79 59-55 71-57 83-62

Montenegro (3) Montenegro – Belarus: Montenegro – Croatia: Montenegro – Czech Republic: Montenegro – England: Montenegro – France: Montenegro – Great Britain: Montenegro – Greece: Montenegro – Israel: Montenegro – Latvia: Montenegro – Lithuania: Montenegro – Poland: Montenegro – Russia: Montenegro – Serbia: Montenegro – Slovak Republic: Montenegro – Spain: Montenegro – Turkey: 1-1

2011 Euro Montenegro b. Turkey 2011 Euro Turkey b. Montenegro

Poland Poland – Belarus: -

70-52 72-65

75-73 78-75 76-71 74-66 64-47 82-68

Poland – Czechoslovakia: 2-10

1950 Euro Czechoslovakia b. Poland 1958 Euro Czechoslovakia b. Poland 1959 WC Czechoslovakia b. Poland 1960 Euro Czechoslovakia b. Poland 1964 Euro Czechoslovakia b. Poland 1968 Euro Poland b. Czechoslovakia 1970 Euro Czechoslovakia b. Poland 1976 Euro Czechoslovakia b. Poland 1978 Euro Czechoslovakia b. Poland 1981 Euro Poland b. Czechoslovakia 1983 Euro Czechoslovakia b. Poland 1991 Euro Czechoslovakia b. Poland

1938 Euro Poland b. France 1950 Euro France b. Poland 1958 Euro Poland b. France 1962 Euro Poland b. France 1970 Euro France b. Poland 1976 Euro France b. Poland 1978 Euro France b. Poland 1985 Euro Poland b. France 1987 Euro France b. Poland 1997 Euro France b. Poland 1999 Euro Poland b. France 2001 Euro France b. Poland 2003 Euro France b. Poland 2005 Euro France b. Poland 2005 Euro France b. Poland

Lithuania – Russia: 1-7

72-51 74-72 74-54

Poland – Great Britain: Poland – Greece: 3-0

Poland – Israel: 4-0

1950 Euro Poland b. Israel 1991 Euro Poland b. Israel 2003 Euro Poland b. Israel 2007 Euro Poland b. Israel

Poland – Latvia: 1-2

1997 Euro Poland b. Latvia 2005 Euro Latvia b. Poland 2009 Euro Latvia b. Poland

Poland – Lithuania: 1-4

1938 Euro Poland b. Lithuania 1997 Euro Lithuania b. Poland 1999 Euro Lithuania b. Poland 2001 Euro Lithuania b. Poland 2005 Euro Lithuania b. Poland

Poland – Russia: 1-2

1995 Euro Russia b. Poland 1999 Euro Poland b. Russia 2000 OG Russia b. Poland

40-20 61-59 76-61 64-49 47-31 72-58 63-62 91-63 77-64 72-60 69-59 67-46 80-56 90-52

24-19 43-26 79-48 58-42 68-67 53-52 73-70 59-57 68-65 88-87 59-56 73-66 79-66 83-63 73-71 66-49 59-49 62-60 44-19 80-69 80-45 78-71 96-82 75-62 86-52 24-21 98-79 79-72 83-81 67-58 57-55 66-61 84-46

Poland – Serbia: Poland – Serbia & Montenegro: 2-1

2003 Euro Poland b. Serbia & Montenegro 70-60 2005 Euro Serbia & Montenegro b. Poland 75-56 2005 Euro Poland b. Serbia & Montenegro 60-58

Poland – Slovak Republic: 3-4

1994 WC Slovak Republic b. Poland 2000 OG Slovak Republic b. Poland 2001 Euro Poland b. Slovak Republic 2003 Euro Poland b. Slovak Republic 2005 Euro Poland b. Slovak Republic 2007 Euro Slovak Republic b. Poland 2009 Euro Slovak Republic b. Poland

Poland – Spain: 2-5

1974 Euro Poland b. Spain 1983 Euro Poland b. Spain 1985 Euro Spain b. Poland 1993 Euro Spain b. Poland 2001 Euro Spain b. Poland 2003 Euro Spain b. Poland 2009 Euro Spain b. Poland

94-52 64-57 80-66 78-61 79-63 76-74 65-56 84-50 92-59 70-65 92-68 78-68 87-81 67-55

Poland – Turkey: 4-2

1997 Euro Poland b. Turkey 2003 Euro Poland b. Turkey 2003 Euro Turkey b. Poland 2005 Euro Poland b. Turkey 2009 Euro Turkey b. Poland 2009 Euro Poland b. Turkey

Poland – Yugoslavia: 9-13

1956 Euro Poland b. Yugoslavia 1958 Euro Poland b. Yugoslavia 1958 Euro Yugoslavia b. Poland 1959 WC Yugoslavia b. Poland 1960 Euro Poland b. Yugoslavia 1962 Euro Yugoslavia b. Poland 1966 Euro Yugoslavia b. Poland 1968 Euro Yugoslavia b. Poland 1972 Euro Yugoslavia b. Poland 1974 Euro Yugoslavia b. Poland 1976 Euro Yugoslavia b. Poland 1978 Euro Poland b. Yugoslavia 1980 Euro Poland b. Yugoslavia 1981 Euro Poland b. Yugoslavia 1983 WC Poland b. Yugoslavia 1983 Euro Yugoslavia b. Poland 1985 Euro Yugoslavia b. Poland 1991 Euro Yugoslavia b. Poland 1995 Euro Yugoslavia b. Poland 1999 Euro Poland b. Yugoslavia 2001 Euro Poland b. Yugoslavia 2001 Euro Yugoslavia b. Poland

83-68 86-58 85-57 82-71 75-59 76-64 78-63 67-47 61-50 42-35 52-45 52-44 70-67 59-47 82-66 53-51 90-81 66-44 79-72 59-56 58-50 68-60 76-58 100-62 76-68 81-74 83-66 82-76

Russia (4) Russia – Belarus: 3-1

2007 Euro Russia b. Belarus 2008 OG Russia b. Belarus 2009 Euro Russia b. Belarus 2010 WC Belarus b. Russia

Russia – Croatia: 2-0

1995 Euro Russia b. Croatia 1999 Euro Russia b. Croatia

87-73 71-65 66-51 70-53 81-72 73-50

Russia – Czech Republic: 6-2

1995 Euro Russia b. Czech Republic 1999 Euro Russia b. Czech Republic 2001 Euro Russia b. Czech Republic 2003 Euro Russia b. Czech Republic 2004 OG Russia b. Czech Republic 2005 Euro Czech Republic b. Russia 2006 WC Czech Republic b. Russia 2010 WC Russia b. Czech Republic

Russia – Czechoslovakia: Russia – France: 7-6

1993 Euro France b. Russia 1995 Euro Russia b. France 1999 Euro Russia b. France 1999 Euro Russia b. France 2000 OG France b. Russia 2001 Euro France b. Russia 2002 WC Russia b. France 2003 Euro Russia b. France 2005 Euro Russia b. France 2006 WC France b. Russia 2007 Euro Russia b. France 2009 Euro France b. Russia 2009 Euro France b. Russia

Russia – Great Britain: Russia – Greece: 3-0

2001 Euro Russia b. Greece 2004 OG Russia b. Greece 2007 Euro Russia b. Greece

Russia – Israel: 1-0

1999 Euro Russia b. Israel

Russia – Latvia: 4-0

1999 Euro Russia b. Latvia 2007 Euro Russia b. Latvia 2008 OG Russia b. Latvia 2009 Euro Russia b. Latvia

Russia – Lithuania: 7-1

1995 Euro Russia b. Lithuania 1998 WC Russia b. Lithuania 2001 Euro Russia b. Lithuania 2002 WC Russia b. Lithuania 2005 Euro Lithuania b. Russia 2005 Euro Russia b. Lithuania 2007 Euro Russia b. Lithuania 2009 Euro Russia b. Lithuania

Russia – Poland: 2-1

1995 Euro Russia b. Poland 1999 Euro Poland b. Russia 2000 OG Russia b. Poland

118

75-72 61-51 77-54 59-56 70-49 72-70 85-83 55-52

71-53 78-55 54-49 59-53 71-59 73-68 74-59 79-66 70-56 74-64 63-59 72-66 57-53 80-35 69-62 86-47 86-69 100-71 67-36 62-57 69-64 76-67 61-52 78-70 97-61 80-67 65-50 75-58 60-52 57-55 66-61 84-46

Russia – Serbia: 1-1

2007 Euro Serbia b. Russia 2009 Euro Russia b. Serbia

67-65 72-37

Russia – Serbia & Montenegro: 1-0

2005 Euro Russia b. Serbia & Montenegro 86-69

Russia – Slovak Republic: 5-3

1993 Euro Russia b. Slovak Republic 1995 Euro Russia b. Slovak Republic 1997 Euro Slovak Republic b. Russia 1997 Euro Slovak Republic b. Russia 1999 Euro Russia b. Slovak Republic 1999 Euro Russia b. Slovak Republic 2001 Euro Russia b. Slovak Republic 2003 Euro Slovak Republic b. Russia

Russia – Spain: 9-3

1997 Euro Spain b. Russia 1998 WC Russia b. Spain 2001 Euro Russia b. Spain 2003 Euro Spain b. Russia 2003 Euro Russia b. Spain 2005 Euro Spain b. Russia 2006 WC Russia b. Spain 2007 Euro Russia b. Spain 2007 Euro Russia b. Spain 2008 OG Russia b. Spain 2009 Euro Russia b. Spain 2010 WC Russia b. Spain

Russia – Turkey: 2-0

2005 Euro Russia b. Turkey 2009 Euro Russia b. Turkey

Russia – Yugoslavia: 4-0

1995 Euro Russia b. Yugoslavia 1997 Euro Russia b. Yugoslavia 1999 Euro Russia b. Yugoslavia 2001 Euro Russia b. Yugoslavia

80-75 69-50 82-81 81-73 71-59 78-49 60-52 80-72

82-77 72-70 74-59 64-61 78-71 83-77 60-56 64-49 74-68 84-65 77-61 76-67 91-87 74-61 76-62 92-66 74-57 64-59

Serbia (3) Serbia – Belarus: 0-1

2007 Euro Belarus b. Serbia

Serbia – Croatia: 1-0

2007 Euro Serbia b. Croatia

Serbia – England: Serbia – France: 0-1

2007 Euro France b. Serbia

Serbia – Great Britain: Serbia – Greece: 1-1

2009 Euro Greece b. Serbia 2009 Euro Serbia b. Greece

Serbia – Israel: 1-1

2011 Euro Israel b. Serbia 2011 Euro Serbia b. Israel

Serbia – Latvia: 1-1

2011 Euro Serbia b. Latvia 2011 Euro Latvia b. Serbia

Serbia – Lithuania: 0-1

2009 Euro Lithuania b. Serbia

Serbia – Poland: Serbia – Russia: 1-1

2007 Euro Serbia b. Russia 2009 Euro Russia b. Serbia

Serbia – Spain: 0-1

2007 Euro Spain b. Serbia

Serbia – Turkey: 0-1

2009 Euro Turkey b. Serbia

79-53 88-70 68-60 85-82 64-61 93-65 70-68 75-63 80-55 71-49 67-65 72-37 79-76 65-55

Serbia & Montenegro (3) Serbia & Montenegro – Belarus: 2-0

2003 Euro Serbia & Montenegro b. Belarus 94-74 2003 Euro Serbia & Montenegro b. Belarus 79-68

Serbia & Montenegro – Czech Republic: 0-1

2003 Euro Czech Republic b. Serbia & Montenegro 80-68

Serbia & Montenegro – France: 1-1

2003 Euro Serbia & Montenegro b. France 70-68 2003 Euro France b. Serbia & Montenegro 83-61

Serbia & Montenegro – Greece: 2-0

2003 Euro Serbia & Montenegro b. Greece 72-67 2005 Euro Serbia & Montenegro b. Greece 79-65

Serbia & Montenegro – Israel: 1-0

2003 Euro Serbia & Montenegro b. Israel 104-67

Serbia & Montenegro – Latvia: 1-1

2003 Euro Latvia b. Serbia & Montenegro 71-69 2003 Euro Serbia & Montenegro b. Latvia 90-83

Serbia & Montenegro – Lithuania: 1-0

2005 Euro Serbia & Montenegro b. Lithuania 77-74

Serbia & Montenegro – Poland: 1-2

2003 Euro Poland b. Serbia & Montenegro 70-60 2005 Euro Serbia & Montenegro b. Poland 75-56 2005 Euro Poland b. Serbia & Montenegro 60-58

Serbia & Montenegro – Russia: 0-1

2005 Euro Russia b. Serbia & Montenegro 86-69


Serbia & Montenegro – Spain: 0-2

2003 Euro Spain b. Serbia & Montenegro 76-64 2005 Euro Spain b. Serbia & Montenegro 69-52

Serbia & Montenegro – Turkey: 0-1

2005 Euro Turkey b. Serbia & Montenegro 81-69

Slovak Republic (1) Slovak Republic – Belarus: 2-1

2003 Euro Slovak Republic b. Belarus 2003 Euro Slovak Republic b. Belarus 2009 Euro Belarus b. Slovak Republic

74-65 58-45 70-68

Slovak Republic – Croatia: 3-3

1995 Euro Slovak Republic b. Croatia 1999 Euro Croatia b. Slovak Republic 2005 Euro Slovak Republic b. Croatia 2005 Euro Croatia b. Slovak Republic 2009 Euro Croatia b. Slovak Republic 2009 Euro Slovak Republic b. Croatia

71-67 64-53 76-71 95-76 61-55 67-52

Slovak Republic – Czech Republic: 3-0

1995 Euro Slovak Republic b. Czech Republic 85-75 2001 Euro Slovak Republic b. Czech Republic 85-70 2009 Euro Slovak Republic b. Czech Republic 65-58

Slovak Republic – England: Slovak Republic – France: 2-5

1993 Euro Slovak Republic b. France 1999 Euro France b. Slovak Republic 1999 Euro France b. Slovak Republic 2000 OG France b. Slovak Republic 2001 Euro France b. Slovak Republic 2009 Euro France b. Slovak Republic 2009 Euro Slovak Republic b. France

70-51 56-43 66-39 58-51 72-56 58-39 63-55

Slovak Republic – Great Britain: 1-1

2011 Euro Slovak Republic b. Great Britain 76-67 2011 Euro Great Britain b. Slovak Republic 70-63

Slovak Republic – Greece: 4-2

1995 Euro Slovak Republic b. Greece 2001 Euro Slovak Republic b. Greece 2001 Euro Slovak Republic b. Greece 2001 Euro Slovak Republic b. Greece 2009 Euro Greece b. Slovak Republic 2009 Euro Greece b. Slovak Republic

76-54 87-55 69-61 81-74 59-57 64-59

Slovak Republic – Israel: 2-1

2001 Euro Slovak Republic b. Israel 2001 Euro Slovak Republic b. Israel 2007 Euro Israel b. Slovak Republic

62-48 103-67 84-71

Slovak Republic – Latvia: 6-3

1999 Euro Slovak Republic b. Latvia 2003 Euro Slovak Republic b. Latvia 2003 Euro Slovak Republic b. Latvia 2005 Euro Slovak Republic b. Latvia 2005 Euro Latvia b. Slovak Republic 2007 Euro Slovak Republic b. Latvia 2007 Euro Latvia b. Slovak Republic 2009 Euro Slovak Republic b. Latvia 2009 Euro Latvia b. Slovak Republic

68-43 100-64 85-65 91-86 90-77 73-72 71-63 78-69 67-59

Slovak Republic – Lithuania: 1-3

1997 Euro Lithuania b. Slovak Republic 1998 WC Lithuania b. Slovak Republic 1999 Euro Slovak Republic b. Lithuania 2001 Euro Lithuania b. Slovak Republic

72-62 66-58 69-63 76-63

Slovak Republic – Poland: 4-3

1994 WC Slovak Republic b. Poland 2000 OG Slovak Republic b. Poland 2001 Euro Poland b. Slovak Republic 2003 Euro Poland b. Slovak Republic 2005 Euro Poland b. Slovak Republic 2007 Euro Slovak Republic b. Poland 2009 Euro Slovak Republic b. Poland

94-52 64-57 80-66 78-61 79-63 76-74 65-56

Slovak Republic – Russia: 3-5

1993 Euro Russia b. Slovak Republic 1995 Euro Russia b. Slovak Republic 1997 Euro Slovak Republic b. Russia 1997 Euro Slovak Republic b. Russia 1999 Euro Russia b. Slovak Republic 1999 Euro Russia b. Slovak Republic 2001 Euro Russia b. Slovak Republic 2003 Euro Slovak Republic b. Russia

80-75 69-50 82-81 81-73 71-59 78-49 60-52 80-72

Slovak Republic – Serbia: Slovak Republic – Serbia & Montenegro: 3-0

2003 Euro Slovak Republic b. Czech Republic 83-72 2003 Euro Slovak Republic b. Czech Republic 63-55 2003 Euro Slovak Republic b. Serbia & Montenegro 68-67

Slovak Republic – Spain: 2-3

1993 Euro Spain b. Slovak Republic 1994 WC Slovak Republic b. Spain 1995 Euro Slovak Republic b. Spain 2003 Euro Spain b. Slovak Republic 2009 Euro Spain b. Slovak Republic

73-55 90-69 72-66 71-47 71-54

Slovak Republic – Turkey: Slovak Republic – Yugoslavia: 2-0

1997 Euro Slovak Republic b. Yugoslavia 81-54 1997 Euro Slovak Republic b. Yugoslavia 66-57

Spain Spain – Belarus: 4-0

2007 Euro Spain b. Belarus 2007 Euro Spain b. Belarus 2009 Euro Spain b. Belarus 2010 WC Spain b. Belarus

Spain – Croatia: 2-2

1995 Euro Croatia b. Spain 1997 Euro Croatia b. Spain 1999 Euro Spain b. Croatia 2007 Euro Spain b. Croatia

Spain – Czech Republic: 7-3

1997 Euro Spain b. Czech Republic 2001 Euro Spain b. Czech Republic 2001 Euro Spain b. Czech Republic 2004 OG Spain b. Czech Republic 2004 OG Czech Republic b. Spain 2005 Euro Czech Republic b. Spain 2006 WC Czech Republic b. Spain 2008 OG Spain b. Czech Republic 2009 Euro Spain b. Czech Republic 2010 WC Spain b. Czech Republic

Spain – Czechoslovakia: 2-3

1976 Euro Czechoslovakia b. Spain 1980 Euro Czechoslovakia b. Spain 1987 Euro Czechoslovakia b. Spain 1992 OG Spain b. Czechoslovakia 1992 OG Spain b. Czechoslovakia

Spain – England: 1-0

1980 Euro Spain b. England

Spain – France: 5-1

1980 Euro Spain b. France 1993 Euro Spain b. France 2001 Euro France b. Spain 2002 WC Spain b. France 2007 Euro Spain b. France 2010 WC Spain b. France

Spain – Great Britain: Spain – Greece: 2-0

1999 Euro Spain b. Greece 2009 Euro Spain b. Greece

Spain – Israel: 3-0

1997 Euro Spain b. Israel 2003 Euro Spain b. Israel 2003 Euro Spain b. Israel

Spain – Latvia: 4-1

1999 Euro Latvia b. Spain 2001 Euro Spain b. Latvia 2001 Euro Spain b. Latvia 2005 Euro Spain b. Latvia 2009 Euro Spain b. Latvia

Spain – Lithuania: 4-4

1997 Euro Lithuania b. Spain 1998 WC Lithuania b. Spain 1998 WC Spain b. Lithuania 2001 Euro Spain b. Lithuania 2005 Euro Lithuania b. Spain 2005 Euro Spain b. Lithuania 2006 WC Spain b. Lithuania 2006 WC Lithuania b. Spain

Spain – Poland: 5-2

1974 Euro Poland b. Spain 1983 Euro Poland b. Spain 1985 Euro Spain b. Poland 1993 Euro Spain b. Poland 2001 Euro Spain b. Poland 2003 Euro Spain b. Poland 2009 Euro Spain b. Poland

Spain – Russia: 3-9

1997 Euro Spain b. Russia 1998 WC Russia b. Spain 2001 Euro Russia b. Spain 2003 Euro Spain b. Russia 2003 Euro Russia b. Spain 2005 Euro Spain b. Russia 2006 WC Russia b. Spain 2007 Euro Russia b. Spain

76-62 70-54 63-56 77-68 73-70 83-71 73-64 63-52 82-78 54-47 62-60 80-78 79-68 76-66 57-49 74-55 66-59 77-57

2007 Euro Russia b. Spain 2008 OG Russia b. Spain 2009 Euro Russia b. Spain 2010 WC Russia b. Spain

Spain – Serbia: 1-0

2007 Euro Spain b. Serbia

2003 Euro Spain b. Serbia & Montenegro 76-64 2005 Euro Spain b. Serbia & Montenegro 69-52

Spain – Slovak Republic: 3-2

1993 Euro Spain b. Slovak Republic 1994 WC Slovak Republic b. Spain 1995 Euro Slovak Republic b. Spain 2003 Euro Spain b. Slovak Republic 2009 Euro Spain b. Slovak Republic

Spain – Turkey: 1-0

Spain – Yugoslavia: 3-4

1974 Euro Yugoslavia b. Spain 1983 Euro Yugoslavia b. Spain 1987 Euro Yugoslavia b. Spain 1997 Euro Spain b. Yugoslavia 1997 Euro Spain b. Yugoslavia 2001 Euro Yugoslavia b. Spain 2002 WC Spain b. Yugoslavia 2002 WC France b. Tunisia

2009 Euro Belarus b. Turkey

84-50 92-59 70-65 92-68 78-68 87-81 67-55 82-77 72-70 74-59 64-61 78-71 83-77 60-56 64-49

86-70

Turkey – Croatia: 1-1

2001 Euro Croatia b. Turkey 2001 Euro Turkey b. Croatia

80-75 86-75

Turkey – Czech Republic: 0-2 Turkey – Czechoslovakia: Turkey – England: 1-0

1997 Euro Turkey b. England

Turkey – France: 0-1

Turkey – Great Britain: Turkey – Greece: Turkey – Israel: 2-2

1995 Euro Israel b. Turkey 2007 Euro Turkey b. Israel 2007 Euro Israel b. Turkey 2007 Euro Turkey b. Israel

Turkey – Latvia: 1-3

78-67 66-63 70-59 89-74 74-69 83-65 75-55 80-71

80-71 75-57 60-58 86-71 71-47 80-79 81-67 131-35

Turkey

2009 Euro France b. Turkey 1999 Euro Turkey b. Georgia

76-69 79-47 82-58 69-50 67-60

78-64

Turkey – Belarus: 0-1

76-43

83-52 83-47 79-54

73-55 90-69 72-66 71-47 71-54

2005 Euro Spain b. Turkey

2005 Euro Czech Republic b. Turkey 2007 Euro Czech Republic b. Turkey

68-53 67-48

79-76

Spain – Serbia & Montenegro: 2-0

69-34 89-65 49-47 59-58 59-58

75-55 63-53 70-64 69-59 63-53 74-71

74-68 84-65 77-61 76-67

1997 Euro Turkey b. Latvia 2003 Euro Latvia b. Turkey 2005 Euro Latvia b. Turkey 2007 Euro Latvia b. Turkey

Turkey – Lithuania: 1-2

2005 Euro Lithuania b. Turkey 2007 Euro Lithuania b. Turkey 2009 Euro Turkey b. Lithuania 2011 Euro Montenegro b. Turkey 2011 Euro Turkey b. Montenegro

Turkey – Poland: 2-4

1997 Euro Poland b. Turkey 2003 Euro Poland b. Turkey 2003 Euro Turkey b. Poland 2005 Euro Poland b. Turkey 2009 Euro Turkey b. Poland 2009 Euro Poland b. Turkey

Turkey – Russia: 0-2

2005 Euro Russia b. Turkey 2009 Euro Russia b. Turkey

Turkey – Serbia: 1-0

2009 Euro Turkey b. Serbia

86-60 86-62

55-43 101-73

84-81 87-76 91-80 70-58 67-61 76-64 81-78 73-62 82-76 67-61 69-66 70-52 72-65 83-68 86-58 85-57 82-71 75-59 76-64 91-87 74-61 65-55

Turkey – Serbia & Montenegro: 1-0 Turkey – Spain: 0-1

Turkey – Yugoslavia: 1-1

2001 Euro Yugoslavia b. Turkey 2001 Euro Turkey b. Yugoslavia

78-64 79-56 75-66

Yugoslavia (5) Yugoslavia – Croatia: 2-1

1999 Euro Yugoslavia b. Croatia 2001 Euro Yugoslavia b. Croatia 2001 Euro Croatia b. Yugoslavia

119

88-61 80-59 88-74

Yugoslavia – Czech Republic: 2-1

1995 Euro Czech Republic b. Yugoslavia 1997 Euro Yugoslavia b. Czech Republic 1999 Euro Yugoslavia b. Czech Republic

Yugoslavia – France: 8-5

1954 Euro Yugoslavia b. France 1958 Euro Yugoslavia b. France 1964 Euro Yugoslavia b. France 1966 Euro Yugoslavia b. France 1968 Euro Yugoslavia b. France 1976 Euro France b. Yugoslavia 1978 Euro Yugoslavia b. France 1985 Euro France b. Yugoslavia 1989 Euro Yugoslavia b. France 1995 Euro Yugoslavia b. France 1999 Euro France b. Yugoslavia 1999 Euro France b. Yugoslavia 2001 Euro France b. Yugoslavia

Yugoslavia – Israel: 0-1

74-59

2005 Euro Turkey b. Serbia & Montenegro 81-69 2005 Euro Spain b. Turkey

Yugoslavia – Czechoslovakia: 7-13

1954 Euro Czechoslovakia b. Yugoslavia 1958 Euro Czechoslovakia b. Yugoslavia 1959 WC Czechoslovakia b. Yugoslavia 1960 Euro Czechoslovakia b. Yugoslavia 1962 Euro Czechoslovakia b. Yugoslavia 1964 WC Czechoslovakia b. Yugoslavia 1964 WC Czechoslovakia b. Yugoslavia 1966 Euro Czechoslovakia b. Yugoslavia 1967 WC Czechoslovakia b. Yugoslavia 1970 Euro Yugoslavia b. Czechoslovakia 1976 Euro Czechoslovakia b. Yugoslavia 1978 Euro Yugoslavia b. Czechoslovakia 1980 Euro Yugoslavia b. Czechoslovakia 1980 Euro Yugoslavia b. Czechoslovakia 1981 Euro Czechoslovakia b. Yugoslavia 1985 Euro Czechoslovakia b. Yugoslavia 1987 Euro Yugoslavia b. Czechoslovakia 1988 OG Yugoslavia b. Czechoslovakia 1989 Euro Czechoslovakia b. Yugoslavia 1990 WC Yugoslavia b. Czechoslovakia

67-62 84-69 85-75

1999 Euro Israel b. Yugoslavia

Yugoslavia – Lithuania: 2-3

1995 Euro Lithuania b. Yugoslavia 1997 Euro Yugoslavia b. Lithuania 1999 Euro Yugoslavia b. Lithuania 1999 Euro Lithuania b. Yugoslavia 2002 WC Lithuania b. Yugoslavia

Yugoslavia – Poland: 13-9

1956 Euro Poland b. Yugoslavia 1958 Euro Poland b. Yugoslavia 1958 Euro Yugoslavia b. Poland 1959 WC Yugoslavia b. Poland 1960 Euro Poland b. Yugoslavia 1962 Euro Yugoslavia b. Poland 1966 Euro Yugoslavia b. Poland 1968 Euro Yugoslavia b. Poland 1972 Euro Yugoslavia b. Poland 1974 Euro Yugoslavia b. Poland 1976 Euro Yugoslavia b. Poland 1978 Euro Poland b. Yugoslavia 1980 Euro Poland b. Yugoslavia 1981 Euro Poland b. Yugoslavia 1983 WC Poland b. Yugoslavia 1983 Euro Yugoslavia b. Poland 1985 Euro Yugoslavia b. Poland 1991 Euro Yugoslavia b. Poland 1995 Euro Yugoslavia b. Poland 1999 Euro Poland b. Yugoslavia 2001 Euro Poland b. Yugoslavia 2001 Euro Yugoslavia b. Poland

Yugoslavia – Russia: 0-4

1995 Euro Russia b. Yugoslavia 1997 Euro Russia b. Yugoslavia 1999 Euro Russia b. Yugoslavia 2001 Euro Russia b. Yugoslavia

68-54 52-37 79-43 74-47 53-35 74-48 60-52 74-56 69-35 73-71 64-59 81-64 80-67 61-57 76-74 82-79 77-76 69-57 76-62 81-66 54-50 64-48 54-43 74-60 65-56 70-60 81-69 72-64 81-62 74-63 76-69 64-58 88-67 85-80 59-51 82-79 59-55 71-57 83-62

78-63 67-47 61-50 42-35 52-45 52-44 70-67 59-47 82-66 53-51 90-81 66-44 79-72 59-56 58-50 68-60 76-58 100-62 76-68 81-74 83-66 82-76 76-62 92-66 74-57 64-59

Yugoslavia – Slovak Republic: 0-2

1997 Euro Slovak Republic b. Yugoslavia 81-54 1997 Euro Slovak Republic b. Yugoslavia 66-57

Yugoslavia – Spain: 4-3

1974 Euro Yugoslavia b. Spain 1983 Euro Yugoslavia b. Spain 1987 Euro Yugoslavia b. Spain 1997 Euro Spain b. Yugoslavia 1997 Euro Spain b. Yugoslavia 2001 Euro Yugoslavia b. Spain 2002 WC Spain b. Yugoslavia

Yugoslavia – Turkey: 1-1

2001 Euro Yugoslavia b. Turkey 2001 Euro Turkey b. Yugoslavia

80-71 75-57 60-58 86-71 71-47 80-79 81-67 79-56 75-66

HISTORY

Serbia & Montenegro – Slovak Republic: 0-3

2003 Euro Slovak Republic b. Serbia & Montenegro 83-72 2003 Euro Slovak Republic b. Czech Republic 63-55 2003 Euro Slovak Republic b. Czech Republic 68-67


HISTORY

Ann Wauters (Belgium)

Malgorzata Dydek (Poland)

Lucie Blahuskova (Czech Republic)

EUROBASKET women MEDAL WINNERS SINCE 1938 Year Place

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Top scorer

Avg.

2009 Riga (Latvia)

France

Russia

Spain

Evanthia Maltsi (Greece)

22.6

2007 Chieti (Italy)

Russia

Spain

Belarus

Ann Wauters (Belgium)

19.7

2005 Izmir (Turkey)

Czech Republic

Russia

Spain

Amaya Valdemoro (Spain)

21.6

2003 Patras (Greece)

Russia

Czech Republic

Spain

Lucie Blahuskova (Czech Republic)

21.6

2001 Le Mans (France)

France

Russia

Spain

Malgorzata Dydek (Poland)

24.4

1999 Katowice (Poland)

Poland

France

Russia

Malgorzata Dydek (Poland)

19.3

1997 Budapest (Hungary)

Lithuania

Slovak Republic

Germany

Maryna Tkachenko (Ukraine)

20.9

1995 Brno (Czech Republic)

Ukraine

Italy

Russia

Judith Balogh (Hungary)

24.2

1993 Perugia (Italy)

Spain

France

Slovak Republic

Zsuzsanna Boksay (Hungary)

22.0

1991 Tel Aviv (Israel)

Soviet Union

Yugoslavia

Hungary

Raziya Mujanovic (Croatia)

23.8

1989 Varna (Bulgaria)

Soviet Union

Czechoslovakia

Bulgaria

Danira Bilic (Yugoslavia)

24.4

1987 Cadiz (Spain)

Soviet Union

Yugoslavia

Hungary

Agnes Nemeth (Hungary)

21.7

1985 Treviso (Italy)

Soviet Union

Bulgaria

Hungary

Jasmina Perazic (Yugoslavia)

22.2

1983 Budapest (Hungary)

Soviet Union

Bulgaria

Hungary

Jasmina Perazic (Yugoslavia)

24.8

1981 Senigalia (Italy)

Soviet Union

Poland

Czechoslovakia

Bianca Rossi (Italy)

20.0

1980 Banja Luka (Yugoslavia)

Soviet Union

Poland

Yugoslavia

Zorica Djurkovic (Yugoslavia)

23.8

1978 Torun (Poland)

Soviet Union

Yugoslavia

Czechoslovakia

Lenke Kiss (Hungary)

22.7

1976 Vichy (France)

Soviet Union

Czechoslovakia

Bulgaria

Marija Veger-Demsar (Yugoslavia)

24.6

1974 Cagliari (Italy)

Soviet Union

Czechoslovakia

Italy

Irène Guidotti (France)

21.5

1972 Bourgas (Bulgaria)

Soviet Union

Bulgaria

Czechoslovakia

Adriana Bilik-Biermaier (Austria)

23.5

1970 Leeuwarden (Nederlands)

Soviet Union

France

Yugoslavia

Marija Veger-Demsar (Yugoslavia)

27.3

1968 Palermo (Italy)

Soviet Union

Yugoslavia

Poland

Marija Veger-Demsar (Yugoslavia)

18.0

1966 Cluj (Romania)

Soviet Union

Czechoslovakia

German D. Republic

Katalin Ratvay-Czirakine (Hungary)

20.3

1964 Budapest (Hungary)

Soviet Union

Bulgaria

Czechoslovakia

-

-

1962 Mulhouse (France)

Soviet Union

Czechoslovakia

Bulgaria

-

-

1960 Sofia (Bulgaria)

Soviet Union

Bulgaria

Czechoslovakia

-

-

1958 Lotz (Poland)

Bulgaria

Soviet Union

Czechoslovakia

-

-

1956 Prague (Tchecoslavokia)

Soviet Union

Hungary

Czechoslovakia

-

-

1954 Belgrade (Yugoslavia)

Soviet Union

Czechoslovakia

Bulgaria

-

-

1952 Moscow (U.S.S.R)

Soviet Union

Czechoslovakia

Hungary

-

-

1950 Budapest (Hungary)

Soviet Union

Hungary

Czechoslovakia

-

-

1938 Rome (Italy)

Italy

Lithuania

Poland

-

-

120


2009

ALL EUROBASKET STANDINGS SINCE 1938

Liepaja, Valmiera and Riga (LATVIA) 1 France 2 Russia 3 Spain 4 Belarus 5 Greece 6 Italy 7 Latvia 8 Slovak Republic 9 Turkey - Czech Republic 11 Lithuania - Poland 13 Serbia - Israel - Hungary - Ukraine

2007

Chieti, Lanciano, Ortona And Vasto (ITALY) 1 Russia 2 Spain 3 Belarus 4 Latvia 5 Czech Republic 6 Lithuania 7 Belgium 8 France 9 Italy - Turkey 11 Germany - Serbia 13 Croatia - Greece - Israel - Romania

2005

Ankara, Bursa and Izmir (TURKEY) 1 Czech Republic 2 Russia 3 Spain 4 Lithuania 5 France 6 Latvia 7 Poland 8 Turkey 9 Serbia & Montenegro 10 Greece 11 Germany 12 Romania

2003

Pyrgos, Amaliada and Patras (GREECE) 1 Russia 2 Czech Republic 3 Spain 4 Poland 5 France 6 Belgium 7 Slovak Republic 8 Yugoslavia 9 Greece 10 Hungary 11 Ukraine 12 Israel

2001

Orleans, Gravelines and Le Mans (FRANCE) 1 France 2 Russia 3 Spain 4 Lithuania 5 Yugoslavia 6 Poland 7 Hungary 8 Slovak Republic 9 Czech Republic 10 Greece 11 Ukraine 12 Romania

1999

Poznan, Pruszkow and Katowice (POLAND) 1 Poland 2 France 3 Russia 4 Slovak Republic 5 Czech Republic 6 Lithuania 7 Yugoslavia 8 Croatia 9 Latvia 10 Bosnia and H. 11 Italy 12 Germany

1997

Pecs, Zalaegerszeg and BudapesT (HUNGARY) 1 Lithuania 2 Slovak Republic 3 Germany 4 Hungary 5 Spain 6 Russia 7 Moldova 8 Yugoslavia 9 Czech Republic 10 Ukraine 11 Italy 12 Bosnia & H.

1995

Brno (CZECH REPUBLIC) 1 Ukraine 2 Italy 3 Russia 4 Slovak Republic 5 Lithuania 6 Moldova 7 Czech Republic 8 Croatia 9 Germany

1993

Perugia (ITALY) 1 Spain 2 France 3 Slovak Republic 4 Italy 5 Poland 6 Bulgaria 7 Russia 8 Hungary

1991

Tel Aviv (ISRAEL) 1 Soviet Union 2 Yugoslavia 3 Hungary 4 Bulgaria 5 Czechoslovakia 6 Poland 7 Italy 8 Israel

1989

Varna (BULGARIA)

1 Soviet Union 2 Czechoslovakia 3 Bulgaria 4 Yugoslavia 5 Italy 6 Netherlands 7 Hungary 8 France

1987

Jerez, Puerto Santa Maria and Cadiz (SPAIN) 1 Soviet Union 2 Yugoslavia 3 Hungary 4 Czechoslovakia 5 Italy 6 Spain 7 Sweden 8 France 9 Bulgaria 10 Poland 11 Romania 12 Finland

1985

Vincenza and Treviso (ITALY) 1 Soviet Union 2 Bulgaria 3 Hungary 4 Czechoslovakia 5 Yugoslavia 6 Poland 7 Italy 8 France 9 Romania 10 Spain 11 Netherlands 12 Belgium

1983

Miskolc, Zalaegerszeg and Budapest (HUNGARY) 1 Soviet Union 2 Bulgaria 3 Hungary 4 Yugoslavia 5 Italy 6 Czechoslovakia 7 Poland 8 Netherlands 9 Romania 10 Sweden 11 Spain 12 F. R. of Germany

1981

Ancona and Senigalia (ITALY) 1 Soviet Union 2 Poland 3 Czechoslovakia 4 Yugoslavia 5 Bulgaria 6 Netherlands 7 Italy 8 Romania 9 Hungary 10 F.R. of Germany 11 Sweden 12 Finland

1980

Maglaj, Brosanski Brod, Prijedor and Banja Luka (YUGOSLAVIA) 1 Soviet Union 2 Poland 3 Yugoslavia 4 Czechoslovakia 5 Bulgaria 6 Netherlands 7 Hungary 8 Romania 9 Belgium

1978

Konin, Torun, Zielona Gora and Torun (POLAND) 1 Soviet Union 2 Yugoslavia 3 Czechoslovakia 4 France 5 Poland 6 Hungary 7 Bulgaria 8 Romania 9 Italy 10 Netherlands 11 Spain 12 F. R. of Germany 13 Sweden

1976

Moulins, Le Mont d’Or and Vichy (FRANCE) 1 Soviet Union 2 Czechoslovakia 3 Bulgaria 4 France 5 Yugoslavia 6 Poland 7 Italy 8 Hungary 9 Romania 10 Spain 11 Netherlands 12 Belgium 13 F. R. of Germany

1974

Sassari, Nuoro and Cagliari (ITALY) 1 Soviet Union 2 Czechoslovakia 3 Italy 4 Hungary 5 Bulgaria 6 Romania 7 France 8 Yugoslavia 9 Poland 10 F. R. of Germany 11 Netherlands 12 Spain 13 Denmark

1972

Varna and Bourgas (BULGARIA) 1 Soviet Union 2 Bulgaria 3 Czechoslovakia 4 France 5 Romania 6 Hungary 7 German D. R. 8 Yugoslavia 9 Poland 10 Italy 11 Netherlands 12 Austria

1970

Rotterdam and Leeuwarden (NEDERLANDS) 1 Soviet Union 2 France 3 Yugoslavia 4 Bulgaria 5 Czechoslovakia 6 Poland 7 Netherlands 8 Romania 9 Italy 10 Hungary 11 Austria 12 Belgium

1968

Cantania, Ragusa and Palermo (ITALY) 1 Soviet Union 2 Yugoslavia 3 Poland 4 German D. R. 5 Bulgaria 6 Italy 7 Belgium 8 Romania 9 Czechoslovakia 10 Hungary 11 France 12 Netherlands 13 F. R. of Germany

1966

Sibiu and Cluj (ROMANIA) 1 Soviet Union 2 Czechoslovakia 3 German D. R. 4 Romania 5 Netherlands 6 Yugoslavia 7 Bulgaria 8 Poland 9 Hungary 10 Italy 11 France 12 F. R. of Germany

1964

Budapest (HUNGARY) 1 Soviet Union 2 Bulgaria 3 Czechoslovakia 4 Romania 5 Poland 6 German D. R. 7 Yugoslavia 8 Hungary 9 Italy 10 France

1962

Mulhouse (FRANCE) 1 Soviet Union 2 Czechoslovakia 3 Bulgaria 4 Romania 5 Yugoslavia 6 Poland 7 Hungary 8 France 9 Italy 10 Belgium

1960

Sofia (BULGARIA) 1 Soviet Union 2 Bulgaria 3 Czechoslovakia 4 Poland 5 Yugoslavia 6 Romania 7 Italy 8 Netherlands 9 Hungary 10 Belgium

1958

Lotz (POLAND) 1 Bulgaria 2 Soviet Union 3 Czechoslovakia 4 Yugoslavia 5 Poland 6 France 7 Hungary 8 Netherlands 9 German D. R. 10 Austria

1956

Prague (TCHECOSLAVOKIA) 1 Soviet Union 2 Hungary 3 Czechoslovakia 4 Bulgaria 5 Poland 6 Italy 7 France 8 Austria 9 Yugoslavia 10 Romania 11 Finland 12 Netherlands 13 Denmark 14 Switzerland 15 F. R. of Germany 16 Scotland

1954

Belgrade (YUGOSLAVIA) 1 Soviet Union 2 Czechoslovakia 3 Bulgaria 4 Hungary 5 Yugoslavia 6 France 7 Italy 8 Austria 9 F. R. of Germany 10 Denmark

1952

Moscow (SOVIET UNION) 1 Soviet Union 2 Czechoslovakia 3 Hungary 4 Bulgaria 5 Poland 6 Italy 7 France 8 Switzerland 9 Austria 10 Romania 11 Finland 12 German D. R.

1950

Budapest (HUNGARY) 1 Soviet Union 2 Hungary 3 Czechoslovakia 4 France 5 Italy 6 Poland 7 Romania 8 Belgium 9 Switzerland 10 Austria 11 Israel 12 Netherlands

1938

Rome (ITALY) 1 Italy 2 Lithuania 3 Poland 4 France 5 Switzerland


HISTORY

EuroBasket 2009

(Latvia, 7th– 20th June)

FINAL STANDINGS 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

Team France Russia Spain Belarus Greece Italy Latvia Slovak Republic

W-L Margin 9-0 +6.0 7-2 +10.0 8-1 +10.9 4-5 -1.3 5-4 +2.1 4-5 -1.7 5-4 +6.2 4-5 +1.4

9 - 11 - 13 - - -

Team Turkey Czech Republic Lithuania Poland Israel Hungary Ukraine Serbia

W-L Margin 3-3 -3.8 2-4 -5.5 1-5 -1.8 2-4 -10.0 0-3 -6.3 0-3 -13.3 0-3 -16.7 0-3 -22.3

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS POINTS

Player

PRELIMINARY ROUND GROUP A Slovak Republic b. Ukraine Spain b. Czech Republic Spain b. Ukraine Slovak Republic b. Czech Republic Czech Republic b. Ukraine Team W-L 1 Spain 3-0 2 Slovak Republic 2-1 3 Czech Republic 1-2 4 Ukraine 0-3

For 74.0 65.3 65.3 63.7

77-55 66-59 85-59 65-58 79-77

Agst. Margin 57.3 +16.7 61.3 +4.0 69.3 -4.0 80.3 -16.7

Spain b. Slovak Republic Greece b. Hungary Latvia b. Poland Poland b. Greece Latvia b. Hungary Latvia b. Greece Poland b. Hungary W-L 3-0 2-1 1-2 0-3

For 77.3 58.0 62.3 51.7

71-54 59-43 86-52 62-60 76-59 70-68 60-53 Agst. Margin 59.7 +17.7 66.3 -8.3 58.3 +4.0 65.0 -13.3

GROUP C Lithuania b. Serbia Russia b. Turkey Turkey b. Lithuania Russia b. Serbia Russia b. Lithuania Turkey b. Serbia T eam 1 Russia 2 Turkey 3 Lithuania 4 Serbia

W-L 3-0 2-1 1-2 0-3

71-49 74-61 69-66 72-37 60-52 65-55 For 68.7 65.0 63.0 47.0

Agst. Margin 50.0 +18.7 65.0 +0.0 59.3 +3.7 69.3 -22.3

GROUP D Belarus b. Israel France b. Italy France b. Belarus Italy b. Israel Italy b. Belarus France b. Israel Team 1 France 2 Italy 3 Belarus 4 Israel

Team 1 France 2 Russia 3 Belarus (+7) 4 Italy (+4) 5 Turkey (-11) 6 Lithuania

W-L 5-0 4-1 2-3 2-3 2-3 0-5

61-55 67-59 55-43 72-58 86-70 72-66 For 64.6 66.6 63.4 63.6 61.4 57.2

Agst. Margin 57.2 +7.4 59.0 +7.6 64.2 -0.8 64.6 -1.0 68.0 -6.6 63.8 -6.6

GROUP F

GROUP B

T eam 1 Latvia 2 Poland 3 Greece 4 Hungary

Belarus b. Lithuania Russia b. Italy France b. Turkey Italy b. Lithuania Belarus b. Turkey France b. Russia

W-L 3-0 2-1 1-2 0-3

81-76 76-61 63-61 75-64 67-58 73-70 For 70.7 67.7 66.7 70.0

Agst. Margin 64.0 +6.7 66.0 +1.7 68.7 -2.0 76.3 -6.3

Team W-L 1 Spain 5-0 2 Slovak Republic (+9) 3-2 3 Latvia (-9) 3-2 4 Greece 2-3 5 Czech Republic (+14) 1-4 6 Poland(-14) 1-4

For 67.6 63.8 70.0 59.4 58.2 58.6

65-56 67-48 65-47 62-45 67-55 78-69 82-68 59-57 67-60 Agst. Margin 55.2 +12.4 62.6 +1.2 62.4 +7.6 60.2 -0.8 65.2 -7.0 72.0 -13.4

QUARTER-FINALS Spain b. Italy Belarus b. Slovak Republic Russia b. Latvia France b. Greece

61-42 70-68 69-64 51-49

64-59 66-51 57-55

REBOUNDS Player

1 2 3 4 - 6 7 - 9 - 11 12 13 - 15

5TH TO 8TH PLACE

1 2 3 4 5 - 7 - 9 10 11 12 13 14 -

Italy b. Latvia Greece b. Slovak Republic

Player

68-66 64-59

SEMI-FINALS Russia b. Spain France b. Belarus

77-61 64-56

FINAL ROUND 7TH PLACE FINAL Latvia b. Slovak Republic

67-59

5TH PLACE FINAL 60-56

Spain b. Belarus

Birsel Vardarli Liron Cohen Dimitra Kalentzou Laine Selwyn Anete Jekabsone Natallia Marchanka Iryna Biryuk Celine Dumerc Catherine Melain Zuzana Zirková Sandra Linkeviciene Laia Palau Ol’ga Dubrovina Martina Gyurcsi Elisa Aguilar

63-56 57-53

Player

1 Shay Doron 2 Zane Tamane 3 Liron Cohen

122

Pts

22.6 20.3 18.3 17.7 17.0 16.5 16.2 16.0 15.4 15.2 14.8 14.3 13.2 12.8 12.8 12.7 12.7 12.4 12.4 12.0 11.3 11.2 11.0 11.0 11.0 Avg.

9.2 8.1 7.9 7.7 7.7 7.5 7.3 7.3 7.0 7.0 6.8 6.7 6.6 6.6 5.8

4 5 6 7 - - 10 11 12 13 14 15

Anete Jekabsone Jana Veselá Sandrine Gruda Agne Abromaite Olena Ogorodnikova Anna Jurcenkova Saziye Ivegin Tereza Peckova Nevin Kristen Nevlin Anna Montañana Laura Macchi Maria Stepanova

Turkey Israel Greece Israel Latvia Belarus Ukraine France France Slovak Rep. Lithuania Spain Ukraine Slovak Rep. Spain Team

Israel Latvia Israel

Avg.

4.7 4.3 4.1 4.0 3.9 3.9 3.3 3.3 3.1 3.0 2.8 2.8 2.7 2.4 2.4

Pct.

60.5 59.7 58.8

Latvia Czech Rep. France Lithuania Ukraine Slovak Rep. Turkey Czech Rep. Turkey Spain Italy Russia

52.2 51.1 50.4 50.0 50.0 50.0 48.8 48.8 48.5 48.5 48.4 48.3

THREE-POINT PERCENTAGE Player

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

Team

Tereza Peckova Czech Rep. Saziye Ivegin Turkey Laura Macchi Italy Raffaella Masciadri Italy Birsel Vardarli Turkey Katerina Elhotova Czech Rep. Nataliya Trafimava Belarus Anete Jekabsone Latvia Tugba Palazoglu Turkey Evanthia Maltsi Greece Lucia Lásková Slovak Rep. Celine Dumerc France Emmanuelle Hermouet France Eva Vitecková Czech Rep. Egle Sulciute Stakneviciene Lithuania

Pct.

60.0 57.7 48.5 45.7 44.8 42.9 42.4 41.7 41.2 39.8 38.9 38.5 37.5 35.7 35.5

FREE-THROW PERCENTAGE Player

1 2 3 - 5 6 7 - 9 -

Eva Vitecková Anete Jekabsone Evanthia Maltsi Michala Hartigová Emilie Gomis Tugba Palazoglu Agnieszka Bibrzycka Agnieszka Skobel Laura Macchi Dimitra Kalentzou

Team

Pct.

Team

Avg.

Team

Avg.

Team

Avg.

Czech Rep. Latvia Greece Czech Rep. France Turkey Poland Poland Italy Greece

91.7 91.3 90.9 90.9 87.5 86.7 83.3 83.3 81.8 81.8

STEALS Player

Team

FIELD-GOAL PERCENTAGE

FINAL France b. Russia

Team

Yelena Leuchanka Belarus Pelagia Papamichail Greece Maria Stepanova Russia Sandrine Gruda France Katia Levitsky Israel Magdalena Leciejewska Poland Martina Gyurcsi Slovak Rep. Ewelina Kobryn Poland Anna Vajda Hungary Svetlana Abrosimova Russia Gintare Petronyte Lithuania Nevin Kristen Nevlin Turkey Zane Tamane Latvia Anastasiya Verameyenka Belarus Jana Veselá Czech Rep.

SEMI-FINAL ROUND

3RD PLACE FINAL

GROUP E

Evanthia Maltsi Greece Anete Jekabsone Latvia Shay Doron Israel Liron Cohen Israel Olena Ogorodnikova Ukraine Rebekka Hammon Russia Anna Montañana Spain Laura Macchi Italy Sandrine Gruda France Zuzana Zirková Slovak Rep. Egle Sulciute Stakneviciene Lithuania Anna Vajda Hungary Eva Vitecková Czech Rep. Raffaella Masciadri Italy Maria Stepanova Russia Nevin Kristen Nevlin Turkey Olexandra Gorbunova Ukraine Gunta Basko Latvia Martina Gyurcsi Slovak Rep. Ewelina Kobryn Poland Birsel Vardarli Turkey Svetlana Abrosimova Russia Zsófia Fegyverneky Hungary Zane Tamane Latvia Amaya Valdemoro Spain

ASSISTS

Greece b. Italy

QUALIFYING ROUND Turkey b. Italy Russia b. Belarus France b. Lithuania

Slovak Republic b. Poland Spain b. Greece Latvia b. Czech Republic Greece b. Czech Republic Spain b. Poland Slovak Republic b. Latvia Czech Republic b. Poland Greece b. Slovak Republic Spain b. Latvia

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 - 16 - 18 - 20 21 22 23 - -

Team

1 2 3 4 5 -

Evanthia Maltsi Elisa Aguilar Tugba Palazoglu Martina Gyurcsi Zuzana Zirková Rebekka Hammon

Greece Spain Turkey Slovak Rep. Slovak Rep. Russia

3.1 2.2 2.2 2.1 2.0 2.0

TURNOVERS Player

1 2 3 - 5

Natallia Marchanka Agnieszka Bibrzycka Zuzana Zirková Gunta Basko Anete Jekabsone

Belarus Poland Slovak Rep. Latvia Latvia

4.2 4.0 3.8 3.8 3.6

BLOCKED SHOTS Player

1 2 3 - 5

Maria Stepanova Irina Osipova Nevin Kristen Nevlin Petra Kulichová Zane Tamane

Russia Russia Turkey Czech Rep. Latvia

2.0 1.3 1.2 1.2 1.1


Belarus

Player G Min FG % 3pts FT Rb Yelena Leuchanka 9 28 43-99 43.4 1-1 8-14 9.2 Anastasiya Verameyenka 9 25 37-77 48.1 4-10 13-13 6.6 Katsiaryna Snytsina 8 19 26-67 38.8 7-25 11-13 2.9 Nataliya Trafimava 9 29 23-56 41.1 14-33 8-8 4.2 Tatyana Troina 8 18 22-51 43.1 10-30 6-8 1.6 Natallia Marchanka 9 27 18-60 30.0 10-35 4-7 2.2 Natallia Anufryienka 9 20 16-47 34.0 2-18 13-18 1.2 Yuliya Dureika 9 17 14-33 42.4 6-16 4-7 1.7 Volha Padabed 9 14 12-35 34.3 4-15 3-4 0.9 Marina Kress 9 10 10-24 41.7 2-7 4-6 2.4 Aliaksandra Tarasava 2 3 1-1 100.0 - - 1.0 Sviatlana Volnaya 4 6 1-6 16.7 - - - Team 9 - - - - - 5.0 Totals 9 206 223-556 40.1 60-190 74-98 37.7

Czech Republic Player Eva Vitecková Jana Veselá Tereza Peckova Michala Hartigová Katerina Elhotova Petra Kulichová Markéta Bednárová Katerina Bartonova Katerina Zohnová Martina Rejchová Petra Manakova Irena Borecká Team Totals

G Min FG 6 29 29-67 6 28 23-45 6 24 20-41 5 28 14-31 6 16 16-34 6 25 15-35 6 24 8-29 6 17 5-30 6 7 1-12 4 3 2-3 5 5 0-8 3 2 0-1 6 - - 6 200 133-336

As 1.8 1.3 1.1 1.8 0.9 3.9 1.1 0.7 1.6 0.2 - 0.3 - 14.2

St 0.9 0.4 0.4 1.3 0.3 1.7 1.2 0.2 0.9 0.3 0.5 0.3 - 7.8

BS To 0.4 1.7 2.7 2.1 0.1 1.3 - 1.4 0.5 1.6 - 4.2 - 0.9 0.2 0.9 - 0.9 - 0.2 - 1.5 - - - 1.1 3.9 16.3

Pts 10.6 10.1 8.8 7.6 7.5 5.6 5.2 4.2 3.4 2.9 1.0 0.5 64.4

% 3pts FT Rb 43.3 10-28 11-12 3.8 51.1 5-10 12-14 5.8 48.8 9-15 8-9 3.8 45.2 1-7 10-11 5.2 47.1 6-14 5-6 2.2 42.9 - 4-14 5.3 27.6 2-15 9-10 1.3 16.7 0-4 2-5 1.7 8.3 1-3 6-8 1.0 66.7 - - 0.8 0.0 0-4 2-4 1.4 0.0 - 1-2 - - - - 5.3 39.6 34-100 70-95 36.3

As 1.7 2.2 0.5 2.0 1.0 1.7 2.2 1.5 0.7 - - - - 13.0

St 0.5 1.8 0.7 0.6 1.5 1.0 0.5 0.2 0.5 - 0.2 - - 7.3

BS To 0.2 2.7 0.8 3.3 0.3 1.7 - 1.0 - 0.8 1.2 0.8 - 2.0 - 2.2 - 0.8 - - 0.2 1.8 - 0.7 - 0.3 2.7 17.3

Pts 13.2 10.5 9.5 7.8 7.2 5.7 4.5 2.0 1.5 1.0 0.4 0.3 61.7

% 3pts FT 50.4 - 23-42 37.7 15-39 12-16 44.7 - 31-42 42.9 - 14-22 43.2 2-8 21-24 46.9 9-24 2-2 38.9 1-4 9-9 47.1 - 7-9 21.1 3-21 3-6 32.0 1-9 - 35.0 2-9 5-6 38.5 0-4 - - - - 41.6 33-118 127-178

Rb 7.7 2.4 4.8 5.0 1.3 1.8 2.3 4.7 4.3 0.9 1.3 0.9 3.0 39.0

As 0.9 3.3 0.8 - 1.6 1.1 0.3 0.9 3.1 0.1 0.9 0.6 - 13.2

St 0.8 1.8 0.7 0.3 0.7 0.7 0.2 0.4 0.7 0.4 0.2 0.1 - 6.8

BS To 0.6 1.6 - 2.2 0.7 1.4 0.7 1.4 0.1 1.7 0.1 0.4 0.2 0.3 0.3 1.0 0.6 1.8 - 0.3 - 1.4 - 0.9 - 0.9 3.1 14.9

Pts 15.4 8.1 8.1 6.2 6.1 4.6 4.2 3.3 2.4 2.4 2.3 1.4 63.1

Player G Min FG % 3pts FT Evanthia Maltsi 9 36 70-162 43.2 33-83 30-33 Pelagia Papamichail 9 38 34-60 56.7 - 15-20 Styliani Kaltsidou 9 33 28-98 28.6 8-40 19-26 Dimitra Kalentzou 9 36 26-75 34.7 9-27 18-22 Zoi Dimitrakou 9 14 15-38 39.5 4-13 3-4 Aikaterina Sotiriou 9 16 8-28 28.6 1-10 3-6 Olga Chatzinikolaou 9 15 6-17 35.3 2-7 1-2 Afroditi Kosma 8 8 1-5 20.0 1-3 2-2 Effrosyni Vlachou 4 4 1-2 50.0 - - Iouliti Lymoura 8 5 1-4 25.0 - - Team 9 - - - - - Evdokia Stamati 1 2 0-1 0.0 0-1 - Maria Zikyridou 1 3 - - - - Team 9 - - - - - Totals 9 202 190-489 38.9 58-183 91-115

Rb 4.2 8.1 4.4 4.0 1.4 1.9 2.0 0.9 - - 3.2 - 1.0 - 30.1

As 1.3 0.7 1.9 4.1 0.3 0.9 0.6 - 0.3 0.4 - - - - 10.2

St 3.1 1.2 1.3 1.3 0.2 0.7 0.8 0.1 0.3 0.3 - - 1.0 - 9.1

BS To 0.1 3.1 0.4 1.3 0.7 3.3 - 3.1 0.4 1.2 0.3 1.0 - 0.6 - 0.1 - 0.5 - 0.8 - 1.1 - - - - - - 2.0 15.8

Pts 22.6 9.2 9.2 8.8 4.1 2.2 1.7 0.6 0.5 0.3 58.8

FT Rb 10-14 7.0 2-3 2.3 1-2 1.7 - 1.0 2-2 2.3 1-2 4.0 0-4 2.7 3-4 5.7 2-4 5.0 - 3.3 1-2 0.3 2-2 1.5 - 4.3 24-39 40.0

As - 1.0 0.3 - 1.7 2.0 0.3 1.0 2.0 2.0 - - - 10.3

St 1.3 1.0 1.0 - 0.3 0.3 1.3 0.3 1.3 0.3 0.3 0.5 - 8.0

BS To - 1.0 - 3.0 - 0.7 - - - 0.7 - 2.3 - 0.3 0.3 1.7 - 2.0 - 1.0 - - - 0.5 - 1.0 0.3 14.0

Pts 14.3 11.0 5.7 5.0 5.0 3.0 2.7 2.3 2.0 1.7 1.7 1.0 51.7

France

Player G Min FG Sandrine Gruda 9 30 58-115 Celine Dumerc 9 26 23-61 Emmeline Ndongue 9 19 21-47 Isabelle Yacoubou-Dehoui 9 12 21-49 Emilie Gomis 9 23 16-37 Emmanuelle Hermouet 9 18 15-32 Endene Miyem 9 11 14-36 Elodie Godin 7 11 8-17 Catherine Melain 9 26 8-38 Pauline Krawczyk 7 8 8-25 Florence Lepron 9 14 7-20 Anael Lardy 7 11 5-13 Team 9 - - Totals 9 203 204-490

Greece

Hungary Player Anna Vajda Zsófia Fegyverneky Anna Vida Diana Fürész Nora Nagy Katalin Honti Petra Ujhelyi Dóra Horti Orsolya Englert Bernadett Németh Tijana Krivacevic Zsuzsanna Horváth Team Totals

G Min FG 3 28 15-41 3 31 14-40 3 13 7-12 1 12 2-6 3 20 6-17 3 29 4-25 3 13 4-10 3 17 2-10 3 21 2-18 3 15 2-6 3 5 2-7 2 7 0-1 3 - - 3 201 60-193

% 3pts 36.6 3-11 35.0 3-11 58.3 2-6 33.3 1-3 35.3 1-9 16.0 0-5 40.0 - 20.0 - 11.1 0-10 33.3 1-3 28.6 - 0.0 0-1 - - 31.1 11-59

Israel Player

Shay Doron Liron Cohen Liad Suez Karni Katia Levitsky Laine Selwyn Ekaterina Abramzon Michal Epstein Meirav Dori Jennifer Fleischer Nomi Kolodny Shimrit Gigi Shiran Zairy Team Totals

Italy Player

Laura Macchi Raffaella Masciadri Simona Ballardini Marte Alexander Chiara Pastore Kathrin Ress Maria Franchini Francesca Modica Adriana Grasso Mariangela Cirone Roberta Meneghel Manuela Zanon Team Totals

Latvia Player

Anete Jekabsone Gunta Basko Zane Tamane Liene Jansone Dita Krumberga Sabine Niedola Ieva Tare Kristine Karklina Aija Putnina Aija Brumermane Zane Eglite Anda Eibele Team Totals

G Min FG 3 34 23-38 3 33 20-34 3 25 13-23 3 30 10-23 3 26 7-18 3 22 5-15 3 6 0-3 2 12 1-4 2 4 0-1 2 12 0-2 1 3 0-1 3 5 0-4 3 - - 3 200 79-166

% 3pts 60.5 3-9 58.8 8-11 56.5 4-11 43.5 6-12 38.9 3-8 33.3 1-2 0.0 - 25.0 0-2 0.0 - 0.0 0-2 0.0 - 0.0 0-3 - - 47.6 25-60

G Min FG 9 29 46-95 9 32 40-85 9 27 29-85 9 20 26-50 9 15 10-36 9 14 11-38 9 13 9-18 9 11 7-24 9 6 6-19 9 21 4-32 8 7 1-8 9 7 2-13 9 - - 9 202 191-503

% 3pts FT 48.4 16-33 36-44 47.1 21-46 14-16 34.1 4-22 20-29 52.0 1-1 17-35 27.8 2-12 12-14 28.9 0-1 5-6 50.0 3-8 1-4 29.2 2-9 4-6 31.6 - 4-8 12.5 0-12 7-8 12.5 1-5 4-4 15.4 1-4 2-4 - - - 38.0 51-153 126-178

G Min FG 9 35 71-136 9 27 43-103 9 26 46-77 8 24 17-50 9 20 13-41 6 7 12-16 8 18 8-31 9 20 12-23 7 9 5-13 5 15 3-7 8 13 7-19 8 11 2-16 9 - - 9 208 239-532

Lithuania Player G Min

FG Egle Sulciute Stakneviciene 6 27 32-74 Agne Abromaite 6 27 25-50 Gintare Petronyte 6 24 21-49 Sandra Linkeviciene 6 33 17-40 Ausra Bimbaite 6 25 13-44 Daina Staugaitiene 6 24 10-38 Rima Valentiene 5 19 3-16 Giedre Paugaite 4 5 2-6 Milda Sauliute 5 16 2-10 Vaida Pacauskiene 5 10 0-6 Team 6 - - Totals 6 199 125-333

Poland Player

G Min FG Ewelina Kobryn 6 30 25-56 Agnieszka Bibrzycka 5 25 17-55 Magdalena Leciejewska 6 25 21-36 Daria Mieloszynska 6 23 12-48 Justyna Jeziorna 6 18 14-26 Agnieszka Skobel 6 17 5-29 Joanna Walich 6 11 8-19 Agata Gajda 6 18 8-23 Paulina Pawlak 6 21 5-32 Justyna Zurowska 6 10 6-20 Izabela Piekarska 4 7 1-4 Aleksandra Drzewinska 2 8 0-3 Team 6 - - Totals 6 201 122-351

Russia Player

Rebekka Hammon Maria Stepanova Svetlana Abrosimova Ilona Korstin Olga Arteshina Tatiana Shchegoleva Irina Osipova Marina Kuzina Ekaterina Lisina Elena Volkova Marina Karpunina Tatiana Popova Team Totals

FT Rb 6-9 1.7 5-6 2.3 2-3 2.0 5-6 7.7 2-5 2.7 2-2 2.3 5-6 0.7 - 1.0 - 0.5 - 1.5 - 1.0 - - - 4.7 27-37 26.3

As 2.0 4.3 1.0 2.0 4.0 0.3 - 0.5 - 0.5 - 0.3 - 14.7

St 1.7 1.0 0.3 0.7 1.3 1.0 - - - 0.5 - 0.3 - 6.7

BS To - 1.7 - 4.3 1.0 2.0 2.0 1.7 - 1.3 - 1.3 - 0.7 - 1.0 0.5 - - - - - - - - 0.3 3.3 14.0

Pts 18.3 17.7 10.7 10.3 6.3 4.3 1.7 1.0 70.0

Rb 5.6 5.2 2.7 5.4 1.9 2.9 2.1 1.2 0.8 1.9 0.6 1.6 4.8 36.6

As 2.0 0.8 1.4 0.7 0.3 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.1 2.0 0.1 0.3 - 8.9

St 1.7 0.7 1.8 0.2 - 0.4 - 0.3 0.3 0.6 0.3 0.3 - 6.6

BS To 0.4 2.3 - 1.7 0.1 2.9 0.3 0.8 - 1.4 0.1 1.3 - 0.7 - 0.4 - 0.6 - 1.8 - 0.5 - 0.4 - 0.9 1.0 15.7

Pts 16.0 12.8 9.1 7.8 3.8 3.0 2.4 2.2 1.8 1.7 0.9 0.8 62.1

% 3pts FT 52.2 20-48 21-23 41.7 11-36 15-24 59.7 0-1 7-11 34.0 5-20 7-12 31.7 3-15 12-14 75.0 - 2-5 25.8 3-15 8-9 52.2 2-5 3-5 38.5 3-7 8-10 42.9 - 8-12 36.8 2-12 2-2 12.5 2-12 1-2 - - - 44.9 51-171 94-129

Rb 4.6 5.1 6.6 4.4 2.1 3.0 3.4 0.9 1.1 2.4 1.1 1.5 4.7 37.3

As 3.9 1.8 2.1 0.8 0.6 0.5 1.5 1.1 0.3 0.2 0.1 0.9 - 13.0

St 1.1 0.8 1.1 0.6 0.8 0.2 0.5 1.0 0.7 - 0.4 0.5 - 7.2

BS To - 3.6 0.4 3.8 1.1 2.2 0.1 0.8 0.1 0.9 - 0.5 0.1 1.3 - 1.7 - 0.7 0.6 0.8 - 0.8 - 0.5 - 0.6 2.2 16.9

Pts 20.3 12.4 11.0 5.8 4.6 4.3 3.4 3.2 3.0 2.8 2.3 0.9 69.2

% 3pts FT 43.2 11-31 14-19 50.0 - 15-24 42.9 3-4 16-22 42.5 3-10 14-19 29.5 6-23 11-15 26.3 6-22 2-2 18.8 3-14 2-2 33.3 - - 20.0 0-2 1-1 0.0 0-3 - - - - 37.5 32-109 75-104

Rb 4.5 4.8 6.8 5.5 3.2 3.2 1.0 0.3 1.2 1.0 4.3 35.2

As 1.2 1.5 0.3 2.8 1.7 1.0 1.6 0.3 1.4 - - 11.2

St 0.8 1.7 0.3 1.8 0.3 0.3 0.8 0.3 0.8 0.4 - 7.2

BS To 0.2 1.2 0.2 1.2 1.0 1.5 0.3 3.5 - 2.3 - 1.5 - 1.6 - 0.5 - 1.6 - 0.2 - 1.3 1.7 15.7

Pts 14.8 10.8 10.2 8.5 7.2 4.7 2.2 1.0 1.0 59.5

% 3pts FT 44.6 0-1 22-29 30.9 7-27 10-12 58.3 0-1 17-20 25.0 4-25 4-4 53.8 2-4 2-5 17.2 1-10 15-18 42.1 - 7-8 34.8 0-6 3-4 15.6 2-16 7-7 30.0 1-4 3-6 25.0 - 2-2 0.0 0-2 - - - - 34.8 17-96 92-115

Rb 7.3 3.6 7.5 3.0 3.2 3.0 2.5 3.0 1.5 1.8 1.0 - 4.0 40.5

As 0.5 1.6 0.3 0.7 0.8 0.8 0.3 1.3 1.3 0.3 0.5 - - 8.2

St 0.5 1.4 0.8 0.5 0.8 1.2 0.3 1.5 0.8 0.5 0.3 - - 8.3

BS To 0.2 2.7 - 4.0 0.7 1.7 - 1.5 - 1.5 0.2 0.8 1.0 1.2 - 2.3 - 2.2 - 1.0 - 0.8 0.5 2.0 - 1.2 2.2 20.5

Pts 12.0 10.2 9.8 5.3 5.3 4.3 3.8 3.2 3.2 2.7 1.0 58.8

Serbia

Player Sonja Petrovic Jelena Milovanovic Ana Perovic Tamara Radocaj Milica Dabovic Ines Ajanovic Miljana Musovic Ines Kresovic Marina Puskar Marija Eric Maja Miljkovic Iva Roglic Team Totals

Slovak Republic Player G Min FG Zuzana Zirková 9 32 56-139 Martina Gyurcsi 9 32 42-102 Ivana Jalcová 4 17 11-24 Lucia Kupcikova 9 25 29-82 Lucia Lásková 9 15 22-47 Anna Jurcenkova 9 16 21-42 Romana Vynuchalova 9 16 18-53 Katarina Hrickova 9 24 14-49 Katarina Tetemondová 5 5 5-9 Regina Palusna 8 8 8-24 Jana Carnoká 9 23 8-23 Bronislava Borovickova 6 6 0-5 Team 9 - - Totals 9 203 234-599

Spain

Player Anna Montañana Amaya Valdemoro Elisa Aguilar Alba Torrens Laura Nicholls Anna Cruz Laia Palau Cindy Lima Lucila Pascua Isabel Sanchez Silvia Dominguez Tamara Abalde Team Totals

% 3pts FT 46.3 9-26 7-8 48.3 0-6 29-47 40.4 8-27 21-28 45.6 4-8 24-34 46.2 7-24 6-16 40.0 2-3 8-8 35.3 0-1 13-17 37.2 8-15 9-11 58.3 - 4-8 28.6 1-11 2-2 33.3 1-5 6-6 18.2 0-2 1-2 - - - 42.1 40-128 130-187

123

Rb 2.0 7.9 7.0 5.8 4.3 4.0 5.4 2.7 1.4 0.4 1.6 0.3 4.2 42.8

As 1.0 1.4 2.3 2.2 1.2 1.3 1.9 0.1 0.7 0.9 0.4 0.2 - 11.9

St 2.0 0.6 1.7 1.1 0.7 1.3 1.3 0.4 0.1 0.7 0.7 0.2 - 8.6

BS To - 2.8 2.0 2.2 - 3.2 0.3 1.9 0.3 0.8 0.3 0.7 1.3 2.0 0.3 0.7 0.3 0.9 - 1.0 - 1.1 0.3 1.3 - 1.3 4.9 17.0

Pts 16.5 12.8 11.2 10.0 6.8 6.0 5.4 5.4 2.6 2.1 1.9 0.8 67.1

G Min FG 9 30 63-130 4 23 18-47 9 26 29-79 9 25 32-85 9 18 16-39 9 16 20-46 9 24 14-40 9 16 13-35 9 12 8-28 8 10 6-21 8 12 8-14 8 4 3-10 9 - - 9 200 230-574

% 38.5 27.6 60.0 45.5 40.0 27.3 38.5 26.7 33.3 14.3 33.3 0.0 - 34.4

3pts 2-5 1-5 - 2-3 0-3 0-1 0-8 1-5 - 0-8 0-1 - - 6-39

FT Rb 2-2 4.7 6-7 2.7 1-1 2.7 3-4 1.0 3-4 0.3 5-8 3.0 1-1 0.3 2-2 0.7 2-2 4.0 3-6 1.7 - - 1-2 0.7 - 1.7 29-39 22.0

G Min FG 3 30 17-34 3 32 14-41 3 30 12-26 3 22 11-19 3 25 8-18 2 14 2-4 3 9 3-8 3 19 2-10 3 13 1-6 2 8 1-2 2 8 0-4 3 - - 3 199 71-172

St 1.7 0.7 0.3 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.3 0.3 0.5 1.0 0.5 0.3 - 7.3

BS To 0.3 3.0 - 1.7 0.3 1.0 - 0.7 - 1.0 - 1.7 - 2.0 - 1.0 - 1.0 - 2.0 - - - 0.3 - 1.0 0.7 16.0

Pts 8.0 7.7 6.3 5.0 3.7 3.7 3.7 3.7 3.0 2.3 1.0 0.3 47.0

Rb 3.9 7.3 2.0 5.3 3.1 4.2 3.1 3.7 0.8 1.1 1.6 0.5 4.4 39.3

As St 3.0 2.0 2.4 2.1 1.5 1.0 1.2 1.9 0.4 0.2 0.6 1.0 0.2 0.6 0.9 1.3 0.4 0.2 - 0.3 1.3 1.9 0.5 0.2 - - 11.3 11.9

BS To 0.2 3.8 0.3 3.1 0.3 1.5 0.6 1.8 - 1.6 0.2 2.0 0.4 1.3 0.1 1.6 - 0.8 - 0.4 - 0.7 - 0.2 - 1.0 2.0 18.3

Pts 15.2 12.4 7.5 7.3 6.8 5.7 4.4 3.7 2.6 2.5 2.1 64.7

% 3pts FT 48.5 9-29 11-17 38.3 6-20 2-4 36.7 17-50 9-12 37.6 10-36 5-7 41.0 1-2 19-29 43.5 1-4 9-15 35.0 3-10 6-8 37.1 - 9-13 28.6 0-1 10-12 28.6 2-11 9-11 57.1 2-2 5-8 30.0 - 3-4 - - - 40.1 51-165 97-140

Rb 4.1 3.5 1.8 4.7 4.8 2.1 3.2 4.0 3.7 1.1 1.9 1.0 4.7 38.1

As St 1.8 1.9 1.8 1.5 2.4 2.2 1.3 1.3 1.0 1.2 0.6 1.1 2.8 1.0 0.3 1.3 0.1 0.3 0.8 0.6 0.9 0.6 - 0.1 - - 12.6 12.3

BS To - 2.3 0.8 3.5 - 1.6 0.2 1.7 - 1.1 0.1 0.8 0.1 1.3 0.7 0.8 0.1 0.8 - 0.6 - 0.6 - 0.5 - 0.7 1.6 14.1

Pts 16.2 11.0 9.3 8.8 5.8 5.6 4.1 3.9 2.9 2.9 2.9 1.1 67.6

As 0.3 4.7 1.3 1.8 1.0 1.3 0.3 0.8 0.8 1.0 0.3 0.3 - 13.8

St 0.3 1.3 1.3 2.2 0.5 0.3 0.5 0.2 0.8 0.3 0.3 - - 8.0

BS To 1.2 2.0 - 2.2 - 1.5 - 2.2 0.2 0.5 0.2 2.5 - 0.7 - 1.2 - 0.7 - 1.5 - 0.3 - 0.3 - 0.3 1.5 15.5

Pts 12.7 11.3 9.8 7.7 6.7 4.5 3.5 1.7 1.7 1.5 1.3 0.7 62.0

As St 1.0 1.3 0.7 2.3 3.3 1.0 1.3 0.7 1.0 1.7 0.5 0.5 0.7 0.3 2.7 1.3 0.3 0.7 - - 0.5 1.5 - - 11.7 10.7

BS To 1.0 3.0 - 4.3 - 5.3 2.0 1.7 - 2.7 - 0.5 0.3 0.7 - 3.0 0.7 0.7 - 1.0 - - - 0.3 4.0 22.7

Pts 17.0 12.7 11.0 8.0 6.0 2.5 2.0 2.0 2.0 1.0 1.0 63.7

Player G Min FG % 3pts FT Rb Nevin Kristen Nevlin 6 25 32-66 48.5 2-10 10-10 6.7 Birsel Vardarli 6 28 23-65 35.4 13-29 9-12 4.5 Saziye Ivegin 6 27 21-43 48.8 15-26 2-4 2.5 Tugba Palazoglu 6 28 13-39 33.3 7-17 13-15 2.3 Bahar Caglar 6 18 16-37 43.2 2-10 6-7 4.3 Yasemin Horasan 6 18 10-35 28.6 0-4 7-14 3.0 Dürdane Gümüsay 6 12 8-24 33.3 4-18 1-2 1.3 Naile Ivegin 6 15 5-15 33.3 0-4 - 2.3 Sariye Gökce 6 15 4-18 22.2 0-5 2-5 1.7 Nilay Yigit 6 11 4-8 50.0 0-4 1-2 1.3 Yasemen Saylar 3 6 2-5 40.0 0-2 - 0.7 Melek Bilge 3 3 1-1 100.0 - - 0.7 Team 6 - - - - - 4.0 Totals 6 200 139-356 39.0 43-129 51-71 34.7

Player Olena Ogorodnikova Olexandra Gorbunova Iryna Biryuk Lyubov Alyoshkina Inna Kochubei Tetyana Shchypakina Olena Zherzherunova Ol’ga Dubrovina Olesia Malashenko Valeriya Berezhynska Olga Krasnikova Team Totals

As 1.3 1.3 0.3 1.3 - 0.7 0.7 0.3 - 1.0 - - - 7.0

% 3pts FT 40.3 15-55 10-12 41.2 8-35 20-29 45.8 3-8 5-7 35.4 3-9 5-8 46.8 7-18 10-13 50.0 - 9-11 34.0 0-1 4-7 28.6 1-6 4-7 55.6 3-5 - 33.3 - 4-4 34.8 1-5 2-2 0.0 0-4 - - - - 39.1 41-146 73-100

Turkey

Ukraine G Min FG 4 35 25-54 9 25 43-89 9 31 36-89 9 28 31-68 9 22 24-52 3 15 4-10 9 28 18-51 9 13 16-43 7 7 7-12 7 13 6-21 9 14 5-15 6 9 2-11 9 - - 9 203 217-515

G Min FG 3 27 10-26 3 29 8-29 3 19 9-15 3 15 5-11 3 16 4-10 3 16 3-11 3 23 5-13 3 13 4-15 2 15 2-6 3 20 2-14 2 8 1-3 3 6 0-1 3 - - 3 199 53-154

% 3pts 50.0 6-9 34.1 3-12 46.2 3-11 57.9 0-3 44.4 2-10 50.0 1-2 37.5 0-1 20.0 0-4 16.7 - 50.0 - 0.0 0-3 - - 41.3 15-55

FT Rb 11-14 4.0 7-9 4.7 6-6 3.7 2-4 3.3 - 2.3 - 1.0 - 3.7 2-4 2.7 4-8 3.0 - 2.5 2-2 - - 4.0 34-47 33.7

HISTORY

Accumulated statistics


HISTORY

EuroBasket 2007

(Italia, September 24th to October 7th)

FINAL STANDINGS 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

Team Russia Spain Belarus Latvia Czech Republic Lithuania Belgium France

W-L Margin 8-1 +14.3 7-2 +7.4 5-4 +2.9 6-3 -0.1 7-2 +15.9 4-5 -7.8 5-4 +0.9 4-5 +1.7

9 - 11 - 13 - - -

Team Italy Turkey Germany Serbia Romania Israel Croatia Greece

W-L Margin 2-4 -3.3 2-4 -6.3 2-4 -5.7 2-4 -6.3 0-3 -9.0 0-3 -16.0 0-3 -18.3 0-3 -19.0

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS POINTS

Player

Preliminary round GROUP A

Czech Republic b. Israel Latvia b. Turkey Latvia b. Israel Czech Republic b. Turkey Turkey b. Israel Czech Republic b. Latvia Team W-L 1 Czech Republic 3-0 2 Latvia 2-1 3 Turkey 1-2 4 Israel 0-3

For 77.0 64.7 64.7 58.0

75-43 73-62 77-73 86-62 70-58 70-44 Agst. Margin 49.7 +27.3 68.3 -3.7 72.3 -7.7 74.0 -16.0

GROUP B

Belgium b. Lithuania Germany b. Romania Belgium b. Germany Lithuania b. Romania Belgium b. Romania Lithuania b. Germany Team 1 Belgium 2 Lithuania 3 Germany 4 Romania

W-L 3-0 2-1 1-2 0-3

68-53 85-78 61-53 67-50 74-71 71-57 For 67.7 63.7 65.0 66.3

Agst. Margin 59.0 +8.7 58.3 +5.3 70.0 -5.0 75.3 -9.0

GROUP C

Russia b. Italy France b. Greece Italy b. Greece Russia b. France France b. Italy Russia b. Greece Team 1 Russia 2 France 3 Italy 4 Greece

W-L 3-0 2-1 1-2 0-3

60-55 58-50 65-55 63-59 64-48 86-47 For 69.7 60.3 56.0 50.7

Agst. Margin 53.7 +16.0 53.7 +6.7 59.7 -3.7 69.7 -19.0

GROUP D

Spain b. Belarus Serbia b. Croatia Belarus b. Croatia Spain b. Serbia Belarus b. Serbia Spain b. Croatia Team 1 Spain 2 Belarus 3 Serbia 4 Croatia

W-L 3-0 2-1 1-2 0-3

76-62 88-70 92-66 79-76 79-53 63-52 For 72.7 77.7 72.3 62.7

Agst. Margin 63.3 +9.3 65.0 +12.7 76.0 -3.7 81.0 -18.3

Germany b. Czech Republic Latvia b. Lithuania Belgium b. Turkey

Team W-L 1 Czech Republic 4-1 2 Latvia 4-1 3 Belgium 3-2 4 Lithuania 2-3 5 Turkey 1-4 6 Germany 1-4

For 70.0 64.4 70.0 60.8 64.8 54.8

Agst. Margin 59.4 +10.6 58.2 +6.2 62.0 +8.0 67.4 -6.6 74.8 -10.0 63.0 -8.2

Serbia b. Russia France b. Belarus Spain b. Italy Russia b. Belarus Italy b. Serbia Spain b. France Russia b. Spain France b. Serbia Belarus b. Italy Team 1 Russia 2 Spain 3 France 4 Belarus 5 Italy 6 Serbia

W-L 4-1 4-1 3-2 2-3 1-4 1-4

67-65 72-60 79-64 87-73 64-43 63-53 64-49 68-60 66-51 For 67.8 69.2 63.2 68.0 56.4 59.8

Agst. Margin 60.6 +7.2 63.8 +5.4 58.8 +4.4 67.8 +0.2 62.4 -6.0 71.0 -11.2

QUARTER-FINALS Belarus b. Czech Republic Latvia b. France Spain b. Belgium Russia b. Lithuania

5TH TO 8TH PLACE

Czech Republic b. Belgium Lithuania b. France

SEMI-FINALS

Spain b. Belarus Russia b. Latvia

52-46 66-62 72-53 75-58

75-50 67-65 70-54 67-36

FINAL ROUND 7TH PLACE FINAL Belgium b. France

5TH PLACE FINAL Belarus b. Latvia

final

Russia b. Spain

Ann Wauters Anete Jekabsone-Zogota Amaya Valdemoro Linda Todd Fröhlich Eva Vitecková Yasemin Horasan Sandrine Gruda Maria Stepanova Ilona Korstin Anne Breitreiner Martina Weber Anna Montañana Yelena Leuchanka Laura Macchi Irina Osipova Kathy Wambe Liene Jansone Anke De Mondt Anastasiya Veremeenko Jana Veselá

REBOUNDS Player

1 2 3 4 - 6 7 8 - 10 11 - 13 14 15

Maria Stepanova Linda Todd Fröhlich Ann Wauters Anastasiya Veremeenko Irina Osipova Yelena Leuchanka Petra Kulichová Kathrin Ress Yasemin Horasan Iveta Salkauske Ilona Korstin Ivana Vecerová Liene Jansone Lucila Pascua Laura Macchi

ASSISTS

SEMI-FINAL ROUND

3rd place final 54-47 76-46 85-63

75-67 76-63 69-66 72-70 60-47 67-61

GROUP F

Czech Republic b. Lithuania

QUALIFYING ROUND GROUP E

Czech Republic b. Lithuania Turkey b. Germany Latvia b. Belgium Czech Republic b. Belgium Latvia b. Germany Lithuania b. Turkey

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 - 12 13 14 15 - 17 - 19 -

72-63 93-54 72-63 74-68

Player

1 2 3 4 5 - 7 8 9 10 11 - - 14 - - -

Edwige Lawson Birsel Vardarli Kathy Wambe Natallia Marchanka Anete Jekabsone-Zogota Audrey Sauret-Gillespie Anke De Mondt Volha Padabed Maja Miljkovic Eva Vitecková Gunta Basko Nilay Yigit Francesca Zara Hana Horakova Laia Palau Jana Veselá Oxana Rakhmatulina

Team

Belgium Latvia Spain Germany Czech Rep. Turkey France Russia Russia Germany Germany Spain Belarus Italy Russia Belgium Latvia Belgium Belarus Czech Rep. Team

Russia Germany Belgium Belarus Russia Belarus Czech Rep. Italy Turkey Lithuania Russia Czech Rep. Latvia Spain Italy Team

France Turkey Belgium Belarus Latvia France Belgium Belarus Serbia Czech Rep. Latvia Turkey Italy Czech Rep. Spain Czech Rep. Russia

FIELD-GOAL PERCENTAGE Player

1 2 3 4 5 6

124

Ann Wauters Ilona Korstin Maria Stepanova Linda Todd Fröhlich Anna Montañana Agne Ciudariene

Team

Belgium Russia Russia Germany Spain Lithuania

Avg.

19.7 17.2 15.8 15.0 14.9 14.7 14.6 13.8 12.1 12.0 12.0 11.8 11.3 11.0 10.6 10.6 10.4 10.4 10.2 10.2

Avg.

10.0 8.7 8.1 7.6 7.6 7.1 7.0 6.7 6.7 6.1 6.1 6.0 6.0 5.9 5.8

Avg.

4.3 3.8 3.4 3.3 3.2 3.2 3.0 2.8 2.7 2.6 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.3 2.3 2.3 2.3

Pct.

52.8 51.9 48.9 48.3 47.2 47.0

7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 -

Jana Veselá Martina Weber Olga Arteshina Kathy Wambe Iveta Salkauske Elisa Aguilar Eva Vitecková Sandrine Gruda Anke De Mondt

Czech Rep. Germany Russia Belgium Lithuania Spain Czech Rep. France Belgium

THREE-POINT PERCENTAGE Player

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 - - -

Ivana Grubor Natallia Marchanka Anne Breitreiner Anna Montañana Ieva Tare Anke De Mondt Michaela Uhrová Eva Vitecková Rima Valentiene Amaya Valdemoro Francesca Modica Nataliya Trafimava Liene Jansone Tatyana Troina Katsiaryna Snytsina Esmeral Tuncluer Saziye Karsli

Team

Serbia Belarus Germany Spain Latvia Belgium Czech Rep. Czech Rep. Lithuania Spain Italy Belarus Latvia Belarus Belarus Turkey Turkey

FREE-THROW PERCENTAGE Player

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Yasemin Horasan Yelena Leuchanka Anete Jekabsone-Zogota Laura Macchi Sandrine Gruda Ann Wauters Liene Jansone Emilie Gomis Lina Brazdeikyte Petra Kulichová

STEALS

Player

1 2 3 4 - - - -

Amaya Valdemoro Jana Veselá Sandra Valuzyte Miljana Musovic Elisa Aguilar Kathy Wambe Hana Horakova Anke De Mondt

TURNOVERS Player

1 2 3 - 5

Linda Todd Fröhlich Lina Brazdeikyte Gunta Basko Milica Dabovic Francesca Zara

BLOCKED SHOTS Player

1 2 3 4 5

Petra Kulichová Anastasiya Veremeenko Maria Stepanova Gintare Petronyte Jana Veselá

45.0 44.8 44.7 43.2 42.9 42.7 41.9 41.6 41.6 Pct.

53.8 52.4 48.0 45.0 44.4 44.0 42.3 38.8 38.6 38.0 37.5 37.0 36.7 35.7 35.7 35.7 35.7

Team

Pct.

Team

Avg.

Team

Avg.

Team

Avg.

Turkey Belarus Latvia Italy France Belgium Latvia France Lithuania Czech Rep.

Spain Czech Rep. Lithuania Serbia Spain Belgium Czech Rep. Belgium

Germany Lithuania Latvia Serbia Italy

Czech Rep. Belarus Russia Lithuania Czech Rep.

92.3 87.8 84.6 80.8 78.3 76.3 75.0 74.4 71.4 69.0

2.2 2.1 1.9 1.8 1.8 1.8 1.8 1.8

4.7 3.9 3.5 3.5 3.3

2.1 2.0 1.5 1.4 1.2


HISTORY

EuroBasket 2005

(Turkey, September 2nd to 11th)

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Points

Preliminary round

Quarter-Finals

Group A Latvia b. Poland Greece b. Germany Czech Rep. b. France Latvia b. Germany Czech Rep. b. Poland France b. Greece Poland b. Germany Czech Rep. b. Greece France b. Latvia Czech Rep. b. Germany Latvia b. Greece France b. Poland Czech Rep. b. Latvia Poland b. Greece France b. Germany Team 1 Czech Rep. 2 France 3 Latvia 4 Poland 5 Greece 6 Germany

W-L 5-0 4-1 3-2 2-3 1-4 0-5

75-62 66-61 65-45 77-67 64-47 71-56 66-56 61-54 67-50 76-50 76-47 83-63 76-45 59-49 79-48 For 68.4 69.0 64.6 59.4 54.4 56.4

Agst. Margin 48.2 +20.2 56.4 +12.6 63.8 +0.8 65.4 -6.0 65.6 -11.2 72.8 -16.4

Group B

W-L 4-1 4-1 3-2 2-3 2-3 0-5

For 80.4 79.4 82.6 74.8 66.0 56.6

92-60 74-69 81-69 98-53 77-74 91-87 63-50 83-77 82-76 80-67 69-52 66-64 86-69 92-56 78-64

Agst. Margin 69.0 +11.4 64.0 +15.4 75.8 +6.8 76.8 -2.0 72.0 -6.0 82.2 -25.6

67-58 69-50 70-56 86-60

for 9th to 12th Greece b. Romania Serbia & Montenegro b. Germany

67-61 73-57

SEMI-FINAL ROUND for 5th to 8th France b. Poland Latvia b. Turkey

73-71 81-78

Semi-Finals Russia b. Lithuania Czech Rep. b. Spain

65-50 76-66

FINAL round 11th place final Germany b. Romania

98-64

9th place final Serbia & Montenegro b. Greece

79-65

7th place final Poland b. Turkey

Russia b. Romania Lithuania b. Spain Turkey b. Serbia & Montenegro Spain b. Romania Serbia & Montenegro b. Lithuania Russia b. Turkey Serbia & Montenegro b. Romania Spain b. Russia Lithuania b. Turkey Lithuania b. Russia Spain b. Serbia & Montenegro Turkey b. Romania Russia b. Serbia & Montenegro Lithuania b. Romania Spain b. Turkey Team 1 Lithuania 2 Spain 3 Russia 4 Turkey 5 Serbia & M. 6 Romania

Lithuania b. Poland Spain b. Latvia Russia b. France Czech Rep. b. Turkey

82-71

5th place final France b. Latvia

85-62

3rd place final Spain b. Lithuania

83-65

Final Czech Rep. b. Russia

72-70

FINAL STANDINGS 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

Team Czech Rep. Russia Spain Lithuania France Latvia Poland Turkey Serbia & Montenegro Greece Germany Romania

W-L Margin 8-0 +17.4 5-3 +7.6 6-2 +13.0 5-3 +4.1 6-2 +9.3 4-4 -4.4 3-5 -3.8 2-6 -6.3 4-3 +0.0 2-5 -9.1 1-6 -9.1 0-7 -24.0

FIELD-GOAL PERCENTAGE

Player

Team

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20

Spain Poland Latvia Turkey Russia Germany Czech Rep. Lithuania Greece Romania Lithuania Spain Czech Rep. France France Spain Czech Rep. Greece Latvia Greece

Amaya Valdemoro Agnieszka Bibrzycka Anete Jekabsone-Zogota Nevriye Yilmaz Maria Stepanova Linda Fröhlich Eva Vitecková Sandra Valuzyte Evanthia Maltsi Ildiko Vass Iveta Marcauskaité Marta Fernandez Michaela Pavlicková Audrey Sauret Gillespie Sandra Le Dréan Anna Montañana Eva Nemcová Polymnia Sarekgou Ieva Kublina Maria Samoroukova

Avg.

21.6 19.9 19.6 19.5 18.0 16.4 14.9 13.5 13.1 13.0 11.8 11.5 11.4 11.3 11.1 11.0 11.0 11.0 10.9 10.7

Rebounds Player

Team

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

Turkey Germany Russia Germany Spain Czech Rep. France Latvia Spain Russia Lithuania Latvia Romania Czech Rep. Russia

Nevriye Yilmaz Marlies Askamp Maria Stepanova Linda Fröhlich Amaya Valdemoro Jana Veselá Elodie Godin Gunta Basko Eva Montesdeoca Tatiana Shchegoleva Irena Vizbariene Liene Jansone Gabriela Toma Michaela Pavlicková Olga Arteshina

Avg.

11.3 10.6 9.6 9.0 7.9 7.5 7.1 7.0 6.9 6.8 6.5 6.4 6.1 6.1 6.0

Assists Player

Team

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

France Turkey Spain France Latvia France Lithuania Spain Latvia Serbia & M. Czech Rep. Russia Poland Spain Czech Rep.

125

Catherine Melain Nilay Yigit Laia Palau Audrey Sauret Gillespie Anete Jekabsone-Zogota Céline Dumerc Sandra Valuzyte Amaya Valdemoro Gunta Basko Biljana Stankovic Hana Machová Oxana Rakhmatulina Beata Krupska-Tyszkiewicz Nuria Martinez Eva Vitecková

Avg.

5.1 5.1 4.6 4.3 4.0 3.8 3.8 3.6 3.4 3.1 3.1 3.1 2.8 2.5 2.5

Player

Team

Pct.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

Russia Lithuania Czech Rep. Russia Spain Poland Czech Rep. Greece Turkey Latvia France Russia Latvia Czech Rep. Greece

53.1 52.2 50.6 50.0 49.3 49.2 49.0 48.5 48.0 47.7 46.9 46.9 46.8 45.6 45.3

Maria Stepanova Sandra Valuzyte Michaela Pavlicková Tatiana Shchegoleva Marta Fernandez Agnieszka Bibrzycka Eva Vitecková Maria Samoroukova Nevriye Yilmaz Liene Jansone Elodie Godin Oxana Rakhmatulina Anete Jekabsone-Zogota Hana Machová Polymnia Sarekgou

THREE -POINT PERCENTAGE Player

Team

Pct.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

France Serbia & M. Lithuania Czech Rep. Poland Serbia & M. Czech Rep. Germany France Russia

66.7 54.5 53.8 50.0 48.0 47.6 43.8 43.5 42.9 42.3

Emmanuelle Hermouet Ana Jokovic Rima Valentiene Eva Vitecková Agnieszka Bibrzycka Aleksandra Vujovic Hana Machová Linda Fröhlich Audrey Sauret Gillespie Olga Arteshina

FREE-THROW PERCENTAGE Player

Team

Pct.

1 2 3 4 5

Turkey Spain Spain Lithuania Russia

92.1 90.5 87.5 84.6 80.0

Nevriye Yilmaz Amaya Valdemoro Marta Fernandez Iveta Marcauskaité Maria Stepanova

Steals Player

Team

1 2 3 4 5

Spain Latvia Latvia Poland Serbia & M.

Amaya Valdemoro Gunta Basko Anete Jekabsone-Zogota Beata Krupska-Tyszkiewicz Milica Dabovic

Avg.

3.1 2.8 2.8 2.6 2.4

Turnovers Player

Team

1 2 3 4 5

Latvia Lithuania Romania Romania Romania

Gunta Basko Lina Brazdeikyte Svetlana Dragusin Ana Dragus Ildiko Vass

Avg.

4.9 3.4 3.3 3.1 3.0

Blocks Player

Team

1 2 3 4 5

Romania Russia Lithuania Latvia Czech Rep.

Gabriela Toma Maria Stepanova Irena Vizbariene Ieva Kublina Petra Kulichová

Avg.

2.6 2.0 1.9 1.5 1.1


HISTORY

EuroBasket 2003

(Greece, September 19th to 28th)

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Points

Preliminary round

Quarter-Finals

Group A France b. Israel Czech Rep. b. Greece Poland b. Serbia & Montenegro Serbia & Montenegro b. France Poland b. Greece Czech Rep. b. Israel Czech Rep. b. Serbia & M. Greece b. Israel France b. Poland Poland b. Israel Serbia & Montenegro b. Greece Czech Rep. b. France Serbia & Montenegro b. Israel France b. Greece Czech Rep. b. Poland Team 1 Czech Rep. 2 France 3 Poland 4 Serbia & M. 5 Greece 6 Israel

W-L 5-0 3-2 3-2 3-2 1-4 0-5

For 87.0 77.2 70.6 74.8 64.2 58.6

91-55 90-57 70-60 70-68 66-49 104-67 80-68 78-59 79-66 80-45 72-67 85-73 104-67 75-70 76-71

Agst. Margin 67.2 +19.8 69.2 +8.0 61.8 +8.8 70.4 +4.4 72.4 -8.2 91.4 -32.8

Hungary b. Ukraine Spain b. Belgium Slovakia b. Russia Belgium b. Hungary Spain b. Slovakia Russia b. Ukraine Russia b. Belgium Spain b. Hungary Slovakia b. Ukraine Slovakia b. Belgium Spain b. Ukraine Russia b. Hungary Belgium b. Ukraine Spain b. Russia Hungary b. Slovakia W-L 5-0 3-2 3-2 2-3 2-3 0-5

57-56 77-62 80-72 72-67 71-47 74-53 76-56 71-59 73-54 90-82 76-71 65-55 83-67 64-61 61-55 For 71.8 69.0 69.6 71.0 59.8 60.2

Agst. Margin 60.0 +11.8 68.0 +1.0 61.6 +8.0 75.4 -4.4 63.8 -4.0 72.6 -12.4

79-66 76-64 78-61 98-62

for 9th to 12th Greece b. Ukraine Hungary b. Israel

68-67 94-75

Assists

83-61 86-80 74-66 78-71

11th place final 107-87

9th place final Greece b. Hungary

85-83

7th place final 5th place final France b. Belgium

3rd place final Spain b. Poland

87-81

Final Russia b. Czech Rep.

59-56

FINAL STANDINGS 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

Team W-L Margin Russia 6-2 +7.9 Czech Rep. 7-1 +17.5 Spain 7-1 +8.8 Poland 4-4 +5.9 France 5-3 +8.5 Belgium 3-5 -8.9 Slovakia 4-4 -2.1 Serbia & Montenegro 3-5 -1.6 Greece 3-4 -4.4 Hungary 3-4 -2.0 Ukraine 1-6 -7.1 Israel 0-7 -27.4

Avg.

21.6 19.4 18.8 18.1 16.1 15.8 14.4 13.6 13.3 12.6 12.4 12.3 12.1 12.0 11.4 11.4 11.3 11.3 11.3 11.3

Rebounds Team

FINAL round Ukraine b. Israel

Czech Rep. Spain Belgium Israel Poland France Poland France Slovakia Czech Rep. Yugoslavia France Greece France Israel France Hungary Greece Ukraine Greece

Lucie Blahuskova Amaya Valdemoro Ann Wauters Limor Mizrachi Agnieszka Bibrzycka Audrey Sauret Gillespie Malgorzata Dydek Catherine Melain Zuzana Zirková Hana Machová Gordana Grubin Nathalie Lesdema Polymnia Sarekgou Sandra Le Dréan Ornit Shwartz Nicole Antibe Andrea Balas-Pirine Karolyi Anastasia Kostaki Viktoriya Leleka Evanthia Maltsi

Poland Belgium Russia Russia Ukraine Spain Czech Rep. Slovakia Yugoslavia Ukraine Poland Hungary Yugoslavia France Spain

Semi-Finals Czech Rep. b. Poland Russia b. Spain

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

for 5th to 8th France b. Serbia & Montenegro Belgium b. Slovakia

Team

Player

76-68 85-77

semi-final round

Slovakia b. Serbia & M.

Group B

Team 1 Spain 2 Slovakia 3 Russia 4 Belgium 5 Hungary 6 Ukraine

Russia b. France Spain b. Serbia & Montenegro Poland b. Slovakia Czech Rep. b. Belgium

FIELD-GOAL PERCENTAGE

Player

Malgorzata Dydek Ann Wauters Elena Baranova Maria Stepanova Lyubov Alyoshkina Amaya Valdemoro Lucie Blahuskova Alena Kovacova Slobodanka Tuvic Olena Zherzherunova Elzbieta Trzesniewska Dalma Ivanyi Lara Mandic Elodie Godin Betty Cebrian

Player

Team

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

France Czech Rep. France Hungary Spain Poland Spain Slovakia Israel Czech Rep. Russia Belgium Russia Belgium Yugoslavia

126

Catherine Melain Romana Hamzova Audrey Sauret Gillespie Dalma Ivanyi Amaya Valdemoro Sylwia Wlazlak Laia Palau Alena Kovacova Limor Mizrachi Hana Machová Elena Baranova Kathy Wambe Anna Arkhipova Nele Deyaert Gordana Grubin

Avg.

12.9 11.6 10.0 8.3 8.2 8.0 7.8 7.6 7.4 7.3 6.9 6.6 6.5 6.4 6.3

Avg.

4.8 4.4 3.9 3.7 3.4 3.4 3.3 3.3 3.1 3.1 3.0 3.0 2.9 2.9 2.9

Player

Team

Pct.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

France France France Poland Czech Rep. Belgium Czech Rep. Yugoslavia Greece Poland Belgium Czech Rep. France Spain Greece

58.8 58.4 53.6 51.5 50.4 48.5 47.3 47.1 45.8 45.7 45.3 44.3 44.2 42.9 41.7

Sandra Le Dréan Nathalie Lesdema Nicole Antibe Elzbieta Trzesniewska Lucie Blahuskova Ann Wauters Michaela Pavlicková Gordana Grubin Maria Samoroukova Malgorzata Dydek Nele Deyaert Hana Machová Audrey Sauret Gillespie Amaya Valdemoro Evanthia Maltsi

THREE -POINT PERCENTAGE Player

Team

Pct.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Ukraine Israel Spain Israel Poland Ukraine Slovakia Greece Czech Rep. Russia

56.5 52.9 50.0 47.4 45.8 45.5 43.3 43.3 42.5 40.7

Viktoriya Leleka Ornit Shwartz Rosi Sanchez Tamar Palmon Maoz Joanna Cuprys Iryna Mashchenko Andrea Belanska Aikaterini Deli Romana Hamzova Anna Arkhipova

FREE-THROW PERCENTAGE Player

Team

Pct.

1 2 3 4 5

Spain Slovakia Yugoslavia Russia Slovakia

93.3 90.0 90.0 88.5 86.2

Marta Fernandez Alena Kovacova Lara Mandic Anna Arkhipova Agnesa Nagyova

Steals Player

Team

1 2 3 4 5

Czech Rep. France Poland France Czech Rep.

Hana Machová Catherine Melain Agnieszka Bibrzycka Audrey Sauret Gillespie Romana Hamzova

Avg.

2.9 2.6 2.5 2.4 2.3

Turnovers Player

Team

1 2 3 4 5

Belgium Russia Greece France Ukraine

Kathy Wambe Anna Arkhipova Anastasia Kostaki Catherine Melain Olena Zherzherunova

Avg.

4.4 3.6 3.6 3.4 3.2

Blocks Player

Team

1 2 3 4 5

Poland Czech Rep. Belgium Russia Ukraine

Malgorzata Dydek Michaela Pavlicková Ann Wauters Elena Baranova Lyubov Alyoshkina

Avg.

3.6 1.4 1.4 1.3 1.2


HISTORY

EuroBasket 2001

(France, September 14th to 23rd)

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Points

Preliminary round

Quarter-Finals

Group A Yugoslavia b. Ukraine Spain b. Poland France b. Romania Spain b. Ukraine Poland b. Romania France b. Yugoslavia Spain b. Romania France b. Ukraine Poland b. Yugoslavia Romania b. Ukraine Yugoslavia b. Spain France b. Poland Yugoslavia b. Romania Poland b. Ukraine France b. Spain Team 1 France 2 Spain 3 Poland 4 Yugoslavia 5 Romania 6 Ukraine

W-L 5-0 3-2 3-2 3-2 1-4 0-5

83-62 78-68 91-52 93-65 76-55 88-67 83-61 84-71 83-66 86-67 80-79 73-66 87-61 61-57 70-64 For 81.2 79.4 70.8 76.6 63.0 64.4

Agst. Margin 64.0 +17.2 68.8 +10.6 65.8 +5.0 74.6 +2.0 80.8 -17.8 81.4 -17.0

Group B

64-59 71-60 72-56 83-81

for 9th to 12th Czech Rep. b. Romania Greece b. Ukraine Ukraine b. Romania

71-69 67-60 70-67

SEMI-final round for 5th to 8th Yugoslavia b. Hungary Poland b. Slovakia

78-58 80-66

Semi-Finals France b. Lithuania Russia b. Spain

75-44 74-59

FINAL round 9th place final Czech Rep. b. Greece

62-54

7th place final Hungary b. Slovakia

79-68

5th place final

Lithuania b. Greece Slovakia b. Czech Rep. Hungary b. Russia Lithuania b. Czech Rep. Hungary b. Slovakia Russia b. Greece Czech Rep. b. Hungary Russia b. Lithuania Slovakia b. Greece Lithuania b. Hungary Greece b. Czech Rep. Russia b. Slovakia Hungary b. Greece Lithuania b. Slovakia Russia b. Czech Rep. Team 1 Russia 2 Lithuania 3 Hungary 4 Slovakia 5 Greece 6 Czech Rep.

Russia b. Yugoslavia Spain b. Hungary France b. Slovakia Lithuania b. Poland

W-L 4-1 4-1 3-2 2-3 1-4 1-4

78-75 85-70 65-61 82-80 61-56 80-35 57-55 78-70 81-74 65-62 72-67 60-52 74-63 76-63 77-54 For 71.2 74.2 63.4 67.4 63.8 65.6

Agst. Margin 55.2 +16.0 71.6 +2.6 60.4 +3.0 68.2 -0.8 76.0 -12.2 74.2 -8.6

Yugoslavia b. Poland

82-76

3rd place final Spain b. Lithuania

89-74

Final France b. Russia

73-68

FINAL STANDINGS 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

Team France Russia Spain Lithuania Yugoslavia Poland Hungary Slovakia Czech Rep. Greece Ukraine Romania

W-L Margin 8-0 +17.3 6-2 +11.9 5-3 +8.0 5-3 -3.9 5-3 +3.9 4-4 +3.9 4-4 -0.6 2-6 -5.6 3-4 -4.7 2-5 -8.9 1-6 -12.7 1-6 -13.4

FIELD-GOAL PERCENTAGE

Player

Team

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20

Poland Yugoslavia Romania Greece Spain Ukraine Yugoslavia France Russia France Lithuania Hungary Russia Poland France Greece Poland Lithuania Czech Rep. Lithuania

Malgorzata Dydek Lara Mandic Monica Brosovszky Maria Samoroukova Nieves E. Anula Alameda Maryna Tkachenko Slobodanka Tuvic Isabelle Fijalkowski Maria Stepanova Nicole Antibe Jolanta Vilutyte Magdolna Csák Elena Baranova Joanna Cuprys Catherine Melain Anastasia Kostaki Gabriela Mrohs-Czerkawski Lina Brazdeikyte Martina Pechová Irena Vizbariene

Avg.

24.4 18.0 17.1 15.3 14.3 14.2 13.4 13.3 13.1 12.9 12.9 12.8 12.3 12.3 12.0 11.7 11.4 11.0 10.9 10.8

Rebounds Player

Team

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

Poland Russia Russia Spain Yugoslavia Greece Czech Rep. France Spain Lithuania Russia Poland Ukraine Greece France

Malgorzata Dydek Elena Baranova Maria Stepanova Betty Cebrian Slobodanka Tuvic Maria Samoroukova Martina Pechová Isabelle Fijalkowski Ingrid Pons Lina Brazdeikyte Elena Khoudachova Gabriela Mrohs-Czerkawski Maryna Tkachenko Sofia Kligkopoulou Catherine Melain

Avg.

10.9 9.6 7.6 7.5 7.0 6.6 6.4 6.4 5.6 5.5 5.5 5.4 5.3 5.3 5.3

Assists Player

Team

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

Hungary France Poland Czech Rep. Greece Czech Rep. Slovakia France Poland Yugoslavia Russia Hungary Romania France Slovakia

127

Dalma Ivanyi Yannick Souvré Beata Krupska-Tyszkiewicz Hana Machová Sofia Kligkopoulou Mirka Jarchovská Sona Hudecová Catherine Melain Beata Predehl Biljana Stankovic Anna Arkhipova Magdolna Csák Ancuta Stoenescu Edwige Lawson Zuzana Zirková

Avg.

6.4 5.6 5.4 5.3 4.7 4.4 4.0 4.0 3.6 3.6 3.4 3.3 3.1 3.1 3.1

Player

Team

Pct.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

Russia Poland Greece Poland Spain Spain Poland France Russia Czech Rep. Yugoslavia France Yugoslavia Lithuania Slovakia

63.1 60.3 57.7 53.0 47.2 46.3 46.3 46.2 45.9 45.1 44.5 44.2 44.1 43.9 43.8

Maria Stepanova Malgorzata Dydek Maria Samoroukova Joanna Cuprys Nieves E. Anula Alameda Betty Cebrian Gabriela Mrohs-Czerkawski Catherine Melain Elena Baranova Martina Pechová Lara Mandic Isabelle Fijalkowski Slobodanka Tuvic Irena Vizbariene Zuzana Kamenikova

THREE -POINT PERCENTAGE Player

Team

Pct.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Ukraine Spain Poland Yugoslavia Poland France Spain Romania Spain Czech Rep.

63.6 56.5 51.6 50.0 50.0 45.8 45.0 44.2 40.9 38.9

Tetyana Shablinska Nieves E. Anula Alameda Joanna Cuprys Lara Mandic Gabriela Mrohs-Czerkawski Yannick Souvré Rosi Sanchez Monica Brosovszky Begona Garcia Mirka Jarchovská

FREE-THROW PERCENTAGE Player

Team

Pct.

1 2 3 4 5

Lithuania Russia Yugoslavia Russia Romania

96.8 89.3 88.7 88.5 86.2

Jolanta Vilutyte Elena Baranova Slobodanka Tuvic Maria Stepanova Monica Brosovszky

Steals Player

Team

1 2 3 4 5

Hungary Czech Rep. France Yugoslavia Czech Rep.

Dalma Ivanyi Hana Machová Catherine Melain Lara Mandic Mirka Jarchovská

Avg.

3.3 3.1 2.0 1.9 1.9

Turnovers Player

Team

1 2 3 4 5

Greece Ukraine Czech Rep. Russia Czech Rep.

Anastasia Kostaki Maryna Tkachenko Hana Machová Anna Arkhipova Mirka Jarchovská

Avg.

4.1 4.0 3.9 3.6 3.3

Blocks Player

Team

1 2 3 4

Poland Lithuania Russia Romania

Malgorzata Dydek Irena Vizbariene Elena Baranova Gabriela Toma

Avg.

2.0 1.8 1.5 1.1


HISTORY

EuroBasket from 1999 to 1983 EUROBASKET 1999 Preliminary round Group A

Latvia b. Croatia Russia b. Germany France b. Slovakia Croatia b. Germany Russia b. France Slovakia b. Latvia Russia b. Croatia France b. Latvia Slovakia b. Germany France b. Croatia Germany b. Latvia Russia b. Slovakia France b. Germany Croatia b. Slovakia Russia b. Latvia Team 1 Russia 2 France 3 Croatia 4 Slovakia 5 Germany 6 Latvia

W-L 5-0 4-1 2-3 2-3 1-4 1-4

76-71 65-48 56-43 73-63 59-53 68-43 73-50 63-56 75-61 71-51 75-65 71-59 68-60 64-53 100-71 For 73.6 62.2 61.8 59.6 61.4 62.2

Agst. Margin 56.2 +17.4 53.8 +8.4 67.2 -5.4 59.0 +0.6 69.2 -7.8 75.4 -13.2

Group B

Poland b. Italy Czech Rep. b. Italy Lithuania b. Poland Yugoslavia b. Bosnia & H. Lithuania b. Italy Poland b. Yugoslavia Czech Rep. b. Bosnia & H. Yugoslavia b. Lithuania Czech Rep. b. Poland Italy b. Bosnia & H. Lithuania b. Czech Rep. Poland b. Bosnia & H. Italy b. Yugoslavia Lithuania b. Bosnia & H. Yugoslavia b. Czech Rep. Team 1 Lithuania 2 Poland 3 Yugoslavia 4 Czech Rep. 5 Italy 6 Bosnia & H.

W-L 4-1 3-2 3-2 3-2 2-3 0-5

For 76.4 76.6 73.8 77.2 60.6 54.6

80-71 67-52 79-72 93-48 63-57 81-74 90-59 59-55 78-75 64-44 86-76 75-53 59-58 99-69 85-75 Agst. Margin 66.6 +9.8 71.0 +5.6 63.6 +10.2 71.4 +5.8 62.4 -1.8 84.2 -29.6

Quarter-Finals France b. Yugoslavia Slovakia b. Lithuania Poland b. Croatia Russia b. Czech Rep.

for 9th to 12th

Bosnia & H. b. Germany Latvia b. Italy

64-58 69-63 72-51 61-51 75-65 55-54

SEMI-final round for 5th to 8th

Lithuania b. Yugoslavia Czech Rep. b. Croatia

Semi-Finals

Poland b. Russia France b. Slovakia

71-57 67-52 66-61 66-39

FINAL round 11th place final Italy b. Germany

9th place final

Latvia b. Bosnia & H.

7th place final

Yugoslavia b. Croatia

5th place final

Czech Rep. b. Lithuania

3rd place final

Russia b. Slovakia

Final

Poland b. France

73-69 64-60 88-61 53-43 78-49 59-56

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Points Player

Team

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Poland Czech Rep. Bosnia & H. Germany Germany Russia Yugoslavia Czech Rep. Yugoslavia Lithuania

Malgorzata Dydek Eva Nemcová Tima Dzebo Marlies Askamp Heike Maria Roth Natalia Zasulskaya Gordana Kovacevic Kamila Vodicková Gordana Grubin Jolanta Vilutyte

Avg.

19.3 18.9 18.3 18.0 14.7 14.4 14.3 14.3 13.9 13.7

Rebounds Player

Team

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Germany 12.0 Czech Rep. 9.9 Poland 9.4 Poland 9.4 Latvia 7.1 Slovakia 7.0 Bosnia & H. 6.6 Lithuania 6.3 Latvia 6.0 Russia 5.9

Marlies Askamp Kamila Vodicková Malgorzata Dydek Elzbieta Trzesniewska Zanda Redala Erika Dobrovicová Meliha Cipurkovic Jurgita Streimikyte Anda Jekabsone Elena Baranova

Avg.

Assists Player

Team

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Russia Bosnia & H. Czech Rep. Yugoslavia Yugoslavia Yugoslavia Croatia Poland Czech Rep. Poland

Irina Soumnikova Vesna Bajkusa Romana Hamzova Lara Mandic Gordana Kovacevic Gordana Grubin Slavica Pretreger Krystyna Szymanska-Lara Hana Machová Sylwia Wlazlak

Avg.

EUROBASKET 1997 Preliminary round

7 8 9 10

Group A

FIELD-GOAL PERCENTAGE

Team 1 Lithuania 2 Spain 3 Germany 4 Yugoslavia 5 Ukraine 6 Czech Rep.

Group B

Team 1 Slovakia 2 Russia 3 Hungary 4 Moldova 5 Bosnia & H. 6 Italy

W-L 4-1 3-2 3-2 3-2 2-3 0-5

For 78.8 76.4 77.8 75.6 75.4 73.2

Agst. Margin 73.6 +5.2 72.2 +4.2 74.6 +3.2 77.6 -2.0 76.0 -0.6 83.2 -10.0

W-L 4-1 3-2 3-2 2-3 2-3 1-4

For 70.0 71.4 71.4 66.8 73.6 64.8

Agst. Margin 61.8 +8.2 65.6 +5.8 68.2 +3.2 71.4 -4.6 74.0 -0.4 77.0 -12.2

Quarter-Finals

Germany b. Russia Lithuania b. Moldova Hungary b. Spain Slovakia b. Yugoslavia

for 9th to 12th

Ukraine b. Italy Czech Rep. b. Bosnia & H.

FIELD-GOAL PERCENTAGE

SEMI-final round Russia b. Moldova Spain b. Yugoslavia Slovakia b. Hungary Lithuania b. Germany

11th place final

Italy b. Bosnia & H. Czech Rep. b. Ukraine

1 2 3 4 5

Poland Poland Czech Rep. Lithuania France

63.6 60.9 52.5 52.0 50.7

5th place final

Team

Pct.

1 2 3 4 5

Russia Yugoslavia Czech Rep. France Latvia

50.0 50.0 45.0 38.5 37.5

FREE-THROW PERCENTAGE Player

Team

Pct.

1 2 3 4 5

Germany Czech Rep. Poland Czech Rep. Slovakia

92.3 87.8 87.5 84.0 82.9

Steals France Bosnia & H. Russia Czech Rep. Lithuania

Catherine Melain Tima Dzebo Elena Baranova Romana Hamzova Lina Dambrauskaite

Avg.

2.9 2.4 2.3 2.3 2.1

Player

Team

1 2 3 4 5

Bosnia & H. Croatia Poland Czech Rep. Czech Rep.

82-77

3rd place final

Germany b. Hungary

86-61

Final

Points

Player

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Maryna Tkachenko Eva Pelikanova Natalia Svisceva Marlies Askamp Judith Andrea Balogh Raziya Mujanovic Jurgita Streimikyte Tima Dzebo Milenka Nedovic Danijela Ilic

Rebounds Player

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Marlies Askamp Maria Stepanova Betty Cebrian Elena Baranova Raziya Mujanovic Heike Maria Roth Daliborka Vilipic Eva Pelikanova Jurgita Streimikyte Natalia Svisceva

Assists

Turnovers Vesna Bajkusa Slavica Pretreger Krystyna Szymanska-Lara Eva Nemcová Romana Hamzova

Spain b. Russia

72-62

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

Player

1 2 3 4 5

66-56

Lithuania b. Slovakia

THREE -POINT PERCENTAGE

Team

90-76

7th place final

Moldova b. Yugoslavia

Player

71-64

9th place final

Pct.

Sophie von Saldern Eva Nemcová Malgorzata Dydek Lucie Blahuskova Erika Dobrovicová

81-55 78-77

Final Round

Team

Irina Routkovskaia Lara Mandic Eva Nemcová Yannick Souvré Zanda Redala

76-73 71-47

Semi-Finals

Player

Malgorzata Dydek Elzbieta Trzesniewska Kamila Vodicková Jolanta Vilutyte Isabelle Fijalkowski

75-73 91-62

for 5th to 8th

5.6 4.6 3.6 3.6 3.5 3.3 3.3 3.3 3.1 3.1

74-57 68-53 84-70 66-57

Player

Avg.

3.7 3.6 3.4 3.3 3.1

1 2 3 4 5 6

128

Danijela Ilic Magdolna Csák Andrea Hohl Petra Kremer Iveta Bielikova Romana Hamzova

Team

Avg.

Ukraine 20.9 Czech Rep. 20.7 Moldova 20.0 Germany 19.9 Hungary 19.8 Bosnia & H. 19.7 Lithuania 19.5 Bosnia & H. 19.1 Yugoslavia 19.1 Yugoslavia 16.8 Team

Avg.

Germany 12.0 Russia 8.1 Spain 8.0 Russia 7.8 Bosnia & H. 7.1 Germany 6.9 Yugoslavia 6.6 Czech Rep. 6.6 Lithuania 6.5 Moldova 6.5 Team

Yugoslavia Hungary Germany Germany Slovakia Czech Rep.

Avg.

5.6 4.3 4.3 3.6 3.1 3.0

Irina Chipakina Moldova Dalma Ivanyi Hungary Svetlana Antipova(Zaboloueva) Russia Judith Andrea Balogh Hungary

Player

1 2 3 4 5

Raziya Mujanovic Eva Pelikanova Martina Bobrovska (Greplova) Maria Stepanova Renata Hirakova

2.9 2.9 2.8 2.3

Team

Pct.

Bosnia & H. 61.4 Czech Rep. 61.1 Czech Rep. 59.6 Russia 58.0 Slovakia 55.1

THREE -POINT PERCENTAGE Player

1 2 3 4 5

Team

Viktoriya Leleka Rosi Sanchez Viviana Ballabio Inna Kaliuzhna Romana Hamzova

Pct.

Ukraine Spain Italy Ukraine Czech Rep.

54.5 46.2 43.8 42.3 42.1

FREE-THROW PERCENTAGE Player

1 2 3 4 5

Lina Dambrauskaite Irina Routkovskaia Milenka Nedovic Andrea Samsonová Dalia Neringa Kurtinaitiené

Steals

Player

1 2 3 4 5

Irina Routkovskaia Romana Hamzova Lina Dambrauskaite Tima Dzebo Maryna Tkachenko

1 2 3 4 5

Pct.

89.2 89.1 87.2 86.2 85.2

Team

Avg.

Team

Avg.

Russia Czech Rep. Lithuania Bosnia & H. Ukraine

Turnovers Player

Team

Lithuania Russia Yugoslavia Czech Rep. Lithuania

Danijela Ilic Nicoletta Caselin Mara Lakic Judith Andrea Balogh Irina Chipakina

Yugoslavia Italy Bosnia & H. Hungary Moldova

4.4 4.0 3.9 3.7 3.7

6.3 3.6 3.3 3.0 3.0

EUROBASKET 1995 Preliminary round Group A

Team 1 Italy 2 Russia 3 Czech Rep. 4 Lithuania 5 Yugoslavia 6 France 7 Germany

Group B

Team 1 Ukraine 2 Slovakia 3 Croatia 4 Moldova 5 Spain 6 Romania 7 Hungary

W-L 6-0 5-1 4-2 2-4 2-4 2-4 0-6

For 62.3 76.5 70.3 66.0 58.8 65.7 64.5

Agst. Margin 54.8 +7.5 64.5 +12.0 68.0 +2.3 68.0 -2.0 63.7 -4.8 71.7 -6.0 73.5 -9.0

W-L 5-1 5-1 4-2 3-3 2-4 1-5 1-5

For 69.3 69.5 71.3 68.3 82.2 61.3 69.7

Agst. Margin 59.8 +9.5 62.2 +7.3 69.0 +2.3 75.2 -6.8 75.5 +6.7 73.2 -11.8 76.8 -7.2

Quarter-Finals Italy b. Moldova Ukraine b. Lithuania Slovakia b. Czech Rep. Russia b. Croatia

74-43 76-72 85-75 81-72

SEMI-final round for 5th to 8th

Moldova b. Czech Rep. Lithuania b. Croatia

Semi-Finals

Italy b. Slovakia Ukraine b. Russia

78-76 91-64 65-46 69-64

Final Round 7th place final

Czech Rep. b. Croatia

5th place final

Lithuania b. Moldova

3rd place final

Russia b. Slovakia

Final

Ukraine b. Italy

73-61 68-62 69-50 77-66


Points

Player

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Team

Judith Andrea Balogh Hungary Eva Nemcová Czech Rep. Andrea Kuklova Slovakia Zana Lelas Croatia Maryna Tkachenko Ukraine Elena Marencikova Ukraine Danira Bilic Croatia Andjelija Arbutina Yugoslavia Isabelle Fijalkowski France Aurora Christina Dragos Romania

Rebounds Player

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Marlies Askamp Elena Baranova Natalia Svisceva Maryna Tkachenko Lyudmyla Nazarenko Kamila Vodicková María P. Alonso López Heike Maria Roth Zana Lelas Catarina Pollini

Assists

Player

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Team

Germany Russia Moldova Ukraine Ukraine Czech Rep. Spain Germany Croatia Italy Team

Irina Soumnikova Russia Slavica Pretreger Croatia Yannick Souvré France Eva Nemcová Czech Rep. Mirka Jarchovská Czech Rep. Sona Hudecová Slovakia Ana B. Alvaro Bascuñana Spain Loreta Berukstiene (Gyraite) Lithuania Vitalija Tuomaite Lithuania Laura Grande Spain

FIELD-GOAL PERCENTAGE Player

1 2 3 4 5

Team

Isabelle Fijalkowski France Zana Lelas Croatia Paloma Sanchez Ortega Spain Irma Valová Czech Rep. Nina Bjedov Yugoslavia

HREE -POINT PERCENTAGE Player

1 2 3 4 5

Team

Paloma Sanchez Ortega Spain Eva Nemcová Czech Rep. Ana B. Alvaro Bascuñana Spain Judith Andrea Balogh Hungary Olga Milchina Moldova

FREE-THROW PERCENTAGE Player

1 2 3 4 5

Team

Eva Seres Hungary Vedrana Grgin Fonseca Croatia Jadranka Cosic Yugoslavia Isabelle Fijalkowski France Eva Nemcová Czech Rep.

Steals

Player

1 2 3 4 5

Blanka Nakielna (Janálová) Maryna Tkachenko Irina Soumnikova Andrea Kuklova Loreta Berukstiene (Gyraite)

Turnovers Player

1 2 3 4 5

Irina Soumnikova Irina Chipakina Eva Nemcová Slavica Pretreger Nina Bjedov

Team

Czech Rep. Ukraine Russia Slovakia Lithuania Team

Russia Moldova Czech Rep. Croatia Yugoslavia

Avg.

24.2 19.6 18.7 17.4 17.3 17.2 15.9 15.2 15.2 15.0

Avg.

9.0 7.7 6.7 6.6 6.4 6.1 6.0 6.0 5.6 5.6

Avg.

2.4 1.9 1.8 1.2 1.1 1.0 1.0 0.9 0.9 0.8

Pct.

54.0 52.7 51.9 50.6 48.4

Pct.

46.7 45.0 44.8 42.9 41.4

Pct.

94.7 89.3 88.9 88.5 88.1

Avg.

3.4 2.7 2.4 2.3 2.0

Avg.

3.4 3.1 3.1 3.0 2.8

EUROBASKET 1993 Preliminary round Group A

Spain b. Poland Italy b. Bulgaria Spain b. Bulgaria Italy b. Poland Bulgaria b. Poland Italy b. Spain Team 1 Italy 2 Spain 3 Bulgaria 4 Poland

W-L 3-0 2-1 1-2 0-3

France b. Russia Slovakia b. Hungary Russia b. Slovakia France b. Hungary Hungary b. Russia Slovakia b. France Team 1 Slovakia 2 France 3 Hungary 4 Russia

W-L 2-1 2-1 1-2 1-2

71-53 88-82 80-75 77-64 89-76 70-51 For 77.7 66.3 78.3 69.7

Agst. Margin 71.0 +6.7 62.3 +4.0 80.3 -2.0 78.3 -8.7

SEMI-final round for 5th to 8th Bulgaria b. Russia Poland b. Hungary

76-74 95-64

Semi-Finals France b. Italy Spain b. Slovakia

56-54 73-55

Final Round Russia b. Hungary Poland b. Bulgaria

77-72

Slovakia b. Italy

Yugoslavia b. Hungary Bulgaria b. France Yugoslavia b. France Bulgaria b. Hungary France b. Hungary Yugoslavia b. Bulgaria W-L 3-0 2-1 1-2 0-3

76-52 90-54 81-62 92-77 65-63 79-69 For 78.7 83.7 60.3 64.0

Agst. Margin 61.0 +17.7 70.0 +13.7 78.0 -17.7 77.7 -13.7

68-67

Czechoslovakia b. Yugoslavia Soviet Union b. Bulgaria

Spain b. France

63-53

Final Round

Hungary b. Bulgaria Israel b. Czechoslovakia Bulgaria b. Czechoslovakia Hungary b. Israel Czechoslovakia b. Hungary Bulgaria b. Israel For 70.3 67.7 69.7 82.3

Soviet Union b. Poland Yugoslavia b. Italy Italy b. Poland Yugoslavia b. Soviet Union Yugoslavia b. Poland Soviet Union b. Italy For 86.0 79.0 65.3 56.3

Preliminary round Group A For 109.0 89.6 76.0 67.2 74.2 62.2

Agst. Margin 58.8 +50.2 78.2 +11.4 95.0 -19.0 80.4 -13.2 83.2 -9.0 82.6 -20.4

Team 1 Yugoslavia 2 Czechoslovakia 3 Italy 4 Spain 5 Bulgaria 6 Finland

W-L 5-0 4-1 2-3 2-3 2-3 0-5

For 72.8 81.6 74.0 67.2 80.6 61.0

Agst. Margin 65.6 +7.2 63.0 +18.6 77.4 -3.4 62.2 +5.0 81.0 -0.4 88.0 -27.0

for 9th to 12th Poland b. Finland Bulgaria b. Romania

for 5th to 8th 58-57 80-69

for 5th to 8th

79-56 93-80

Italy b. France Spain b. Sweden

Final Round 78-65

Yugoslavia b. Hungary Soviet Union b. Czechoslovakia

67-46

Final Round

65-61

Romania b. Finland

97-84

Bulgaria b. Poland

EUROBASKET 1989

Sweden b. France

5th place final

Preliminary round

for 9th to 12th

Spain b. Netherlands Romania b. Belgium

56-44 70-55

Yugoslavia b. Italy Poland b. France

83-71 59-57

Soviet Union b. Czechoslovakia Bulgaria b. Hungary

11th place final

Netherlands b. Belgium

111-43 73-67

70-41

Romania b. Spain

93-73

Yugoslavia b. Poland

76-58

3rd place final

Hungary b. Czechoslovakia

103-76

Final

Soviet Union b. Bulgaria

103-69

EUROBASKET 1983 Preliminary round Group A

Team 1 Yugoslavia 2 Hungary 3 Poland 4 Netherlands 5 Romania 6 Spain

W-L 5-0 4-1 3-2 2-3 1-4 0-5

For 65.8 78.0 76.8 54.6 73.4 59.2

Agst. Margin 56.6 +9.2 67.4 +10.6 70.6 +6.2 60.0 -5.4 73.8 -0.4 79.4 -20.2

Team W-L 1 Soviet Union 5-0 2 Bulgaria 4-1 3 Italy 2-3 4 Czechoslovakia 2-3 5 Sweden 1-4 6 F. R. of Germany 1-4

For 101.6 84.0 64.6 73.0 72.8 59.8

Agst. Margin 59.6 +42.0 83.6 +0.4 69.6 -5.0 79.6 -6.6 83.6 -10.8 79.8 -20.0

Group B

for 9th to 12th

Sweden b. Spain Romania b. F. R. Of Germany

85-82 71-62

SEMI-final round for 5th to 8th

Italy b. Netherlands Czechoslovakia b. Poland

Semi-Finals

Bulgaria b. Yugoslavia Soviet Union b. Hungary

11th place final

Spain b. F. R. Of Germany

7th place final

102-87 75-67

Final Soviet Union b. Yugoslavia

63-55

5th place final

70-54

5th place final

Hungary b. Czechoslovakia

Italy b. France

9th place final

7th place final

129

Agst. Margin 52.2 +37.6 59.4 +13.2 58.6 +10.2 65.6 +0.0 77.2 -15.8 87.2 -45.2

81-80

3rd place final 67-52 78-75 67-51

For 89.8 72.6 68.8 65.6 61.4 42.0

60-57 69-59 72-62 103-69

Final Round 65-64

9th place final

Italy b. Spain

Group A Italy b. Netherlands Soviet Union b. Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia b. Italy

72-71 89-81

11th place final

Final Soviet Union b. Yugoslavia

81-65 92-76

Semi-Finals

7th place final

Czechoslovakia b. Poland

93-64 106-71

SEMI-final round

Semi-Finals

Italy b. Israel

64-61

Group B

SEMI-final round

Yugoslavia b. Bulgaria Soviet Union b. Hungary

79-69

EUROBASKET 1987

Agst. Margin 65.7 +20.3 65.3 +13.7 68.7 -3.3 87.0 -30.7

Team W-L 1 Soviet Union 5-0 2 Hungary 4-1 3 Italy 2-3 4 Poland 2-3 5 Spain 2-3 6 Belgium 0-5

Group B

7th place final

Soviet Union b. Czechoslovakia

91-56 83-61 70-51 75-74 100-62 72-65

Czechoslovakia b. Italy Poland b. Israel

51-42

Final

Group B

Agst. Margin 66.4 +7.4 76.0 -4.2 59.2 +2.4 65.8 +8.8 71.4 -5.0 66.2 -9.4

9th place final

Bulgaria b. Yugoslavia

Team W-L 1 Soviet Union 5-0 2 Hungary 4-1 3 Sweden 2-3 4 France 2-3 5 Poland 1-4 6 Romania 1-4

For 73.8 71.8 61.6 74.6 66.4 56.8

Semi-Finals

3rd place final

Agst. Margin 72.3 -2.0 66.0 +1.7 76.3 -6.7 75.3 +7.0

W-L 3-2 3-2 3-2 3-2 2-3 1-4

76-62 90-71

84-66

Italy b. Netherlands 76-64 91-90 74-66 74-62 91-61 65-56

Team 1 Bulgaria 2 Czechoslovakia 3 France 4 Yugoslavia 5 Romania 6 Netherlands

for 5th to 8th

5th place final

Group A

Group A

Final Round

Hungary b. France

Preliminary round

Preliminary round

Classification round

7th place final

EUROBASKET 1991

EUROBASKET 1985

55-45 77-62

Semi-Finals

Final

Hungary b. Bulgaria

Agst. Margin 63.0 +7.7 68.0 +6.7 76.0 -2.7 80.0 -11.7

Group B

Netherlands b. France Italy b. Hungary

3rd place final

Team W-L 1 Yugoslavia 3-0 2 Soviet Union 2-1 3 Italy 1-2 4 Poland 0-3

Agst. Margin 59.7 +12.3 63.0 +7.0 66.0 -10.7 64.7 -8.7

for 5th to 8th

103-83

5th place final

W-L 2-1 2-1 1-2 1-2

For 72.0 70.0 55.3 56.0

79-48 59-56 68-60

SEMI-final round

7th place final

Team 1 Hungary 2 Bulgaria 3 Israel 4 Czechoslovakia

Team W-L 1 Soviet Union 3-0 2 Czechoslovakia 2-1 3 Italy 1-2 4 Netherlands 0-3

Team 1 Yugoslavia 2 Bulgaria 3 France 4 Hungary

3rd place final 92-68 79-69 76-70 67-64 81-73 66-56

For 70.7 74.7 73.3 68.3

Soviet Union b. Italy Soviet Union b. Netherlands Czechoslovakia b. Netherlands

Group B

83-73

Romania b. Sweden Poland b. Netherlands

5th place final

Italy b. Czechoslovakia

3rd place final

Hungary b. Yugoslavia

Final

Soviet Union b. Bulgaria

64-63 80-75 82-73 55-54 82-79 91-70

HISTORY

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS


THE REFEREES

PANAGIOTIS

IVO

Age: 41 / FIBA Referee since: 2005

Age: 48 / FIBA Referee since: 1992

ANASTOPOULOS GREECE

DOLINEK CZEch republic

Previous Championships:

Previous Championships:

2009 U19 World Championship Women 2010 U17 World Championship Men

2005 EuroBasket Men 2006 World Championship Women 2007 EuroBasket Men 2008 Olympic Qualifying Tournament for Men 2009 EuroLeague Women Final 4 2009 EuroBasket Men 2010 World Championship Women

INGUS

BAUMANIS LATVIA

IGOR

Age: 32 / FIBA Referee since: 2007

DRAGOJEVIC Montenegro

Previous Championships:

2009 EuroChallenge Men Final 4 2009 EuroBasket Women 2010 EuroChallenge Men Final 4 2010 U17 World Championship women 2011 EuroLeague women Final 4

Age: 36 / FIBA Referee since: 2007

Previous Championships: No history

HARIS

BIJEDIC Bosnia AND herzegovina

ALEKSANDAR

Previous Championships:

Age: 38 / FIBA Referee since: 2007

GLISIC SeRBia

Age: 32 / FIBA Referee since: 2005

Previous Championships:

2011 EuroChallenge Men Final 4

2010 EuroChallenge Men Final 4 2011 EuroLeague Women Final 4

MILAN

BRZIAK SLOVAK REPUBLIC

AARE

HALLIKO ESTonia

Age: 42 / FIBA Referee since: 1997

Previous Championships: No history

Age: 37 / FIBA Referee since: 1999

ELENA

2009 EuroBasket Women 2010 EuroCup Women Final

Previous Championships:

CHERNOVA RUSsia

SINISA

HERCEG CROatia

Age: 39 / FIBA Referee since: 2005

Previous Championships:

2006 World Championship Women 2007 EuroBasket Women 2008 Olympic Games 2009 EuroBasket Women 2010 World Championship Women

Age: 42 / FIBA Referee since: 1999

Previous Championships:

2011 EuroLeague Women Final 4

ASA

GENTIAN

JOHANSSON SWEden

CICI ALBania

Age: 40 / FIBA Referee since: 2005

Age: 30 / FIBA Referee since: 2003

Previous Championships:

Previous Championships:

No history

No history

HAYDN

CAROLE

JONES great britain

DELAUNÉ FRAnce

Age: 39 / FIBA Referee since: 2005

Age: 35 / FIBA Referee since: 2007

Previous Championships:

Previous Championships:

No history

No history

ENGIN

ANTONIS

KENNERMAN TURkey

DEMETRIOU CYPrus

Age: 45 / FIBA Referee since: 1993

Age: 44 / FIBA Referee since: 200

Previous Championships:

Previous Championships:

2009 EuroBasket Men 2011 EuroLeague Women Final 4

No history

130


TOMASZ

Age: 38 / FIBA Referee since: 2006

Age: 35 / FIBA Referee since: 2005

KUPATADZE GEOrgia Previous Championships: No history

FABIANA

TRAWICKI POLand

Previous Championships:

2008 EuroCup Women Final 2011 EuroChallenge Men Final 4

NITU ROmania

BERNARD

Previous Championships:

Age: 41 / FIBA Referee since: 1996

Age: 29 / FIBA Referee since: 2007 2011 EuroLeague Women Final 4

MIGUEL ANGUEL

VASSALLO MALTA

Previous Championships: No history

PEREZ NIZ spain

MINDAUGAS

Previous Championships:

Age: 40 / FIBA Referee since: 2005

Age: 43 / FIBA Referee since: 2003 2007 FIBA Americas Final Round Men 2007 EuroBasket Women 2009 EuroCup Women Final

YAARI

RAINISCH ISRael

Age: 47 / FIBA Referee since: 1995

Previous Championships: No history

MORITZ

REITER GERmany

VECERSKIS LITHUANIA Previous Championships: No history

GRZEGORZ

ZIEMBLICKI POLand

Age: 45 / FIBA Referee since: 1995

Previous Championships:

1999 EuroBasket Women 2001 Saporta Cup Final 2001 EuroBasket Women 2004 Pan-European Final 4 2005 EuroBasket Men 2007 EuroBasket Men 2010 World Championship Women

Age: 29 / FIBA Referee since: 2007

Previous Championships:

2010 EuroLeague Women Final 4

SÉRGIO

SILVA PORtugal

Age: 32 / FIBA Referee since: 2006

Previous Championships:

2009 EuroLeague Women Final 4 2010 EuroChallenge Men Final 4 2011 EuroCup Women Final Game

ALIAKSANDR

SYRYTSA BeLaRus

Age: 36 / FIBA Referee since: 2005

Previous Championships: No history

PAOLO

TAURINO ITAly

Age: 46 / FIBA Referee since: 1996

FIBA COMMISSIONERS IVAN

BODROGVARY HUNGARY KRZYSZTOF

KORALEWSKI POLAND GJORGI

PIPERKOV F.Y.R. OF MACEDONIA RUI

VALENTE Portugal

Previous Championships: No history

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THE REFEREES

MAKA


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