Temeka Johnson of the LA Sparks will replace Odyssey Sims from the Tulsa Shock for Turkish club Abdullah Gul University. Johnson is a very experienced player in both the WNBA and Europe. She will be a great addition to the team.
With a crowded field in this years Euro Cup which kicks off on October 28, 2015 there are several teams who stand a chance to bring home the championship this season. Last season’s Euro Cup champions ESB Villeneuve-d’Ascq and runner up Royal Castors Braine have both moved on to the Euro League leaving the title up for grabs.
There are several heavy hitters participating in this years competition. The club with the most history having won four Euro League titles is Spartak Vidnoje. Rounding out Group A are Besiktas who recently signed WNBA champion, All-star and no stranger to Euro competition Cappie Pondexter, Adani Aski SC, and little known underdogs from the Slovak Republic Piestanske Cajky.
Group B‘s most notable team is three time Euro Cup champion Dynamo Moscow who won most recently in 2013 and 2014. Also in Group B are TTT Riga who won the last spot in the competition by beating the Flying Foxes Vienna on aggregate in the qualifying round. The other two teams are Udominante Basket and Orduspor Sportif Faaliyetler AS. For both teams this is their second year in the competition.
Several Teams in Group C have little experience in european competition with two teams hailing from Russia. Newcomers from Turkey are Edirne Belediyesi Edirnespor. With only one season under their belt in the euro cup Enisey Krasnoyarsk Territory looks to make an impact in this group. Tsmoki Minsk hasn’t faired well in their past euro cup outings and BC Chevakata is probably one of the most experienced teams in euro cup competition having competed in eleven straight. [Read more…]
In round 5 unbeaten Nice and Villeneuve d’Ascq both take on teams that have struggled to find their way this season. Two other teams Arras and Calais are both looking for the first wins of the season against Lyon and Montpellier respectively. Landes will travel to Nantes and will carry momentum from their victory against Bourges in the last round. Mondeville will have to step up.
Nantes vs. Landes 68-78
Bourges vs. Mondeville 77-48
Hainaut vs. Charleville 62-64
Lattes Montpellier vs. COB Calais 92-54
Arras vs. Lyon 57-72
Nice vs. Angers 80-51