May 11, 2012
... not on the court, but in the front office as a games analyst and as a reporter of all things Liberty. Read more...
See also Ros' report on what she's seen from each player in Liberty training camp so far ... here.See it here ...
May 6, 2012
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From the Minnesota Lynx training camp:
May 3, 2012
May 1, 2012
- Cissy Pierce played only ten games this season. She began the season with Halle in Germany, but left the team in late October in order to get surgical correction of a foot problem. She returned to the court in February with a different German team, Marburg. Her season ended five weeks later after she dislocated her shoulder.
- Jeanette Pohlen played for Tarsus (in Turkey), but left the team in mid-January for personal reasons, saying she, "... had to do what was best for me."
- Kayla Pedersen got entangled in team politics. She played for Good Angels Kosice (in Slovakia). Kosice played in EuroLeague Women, the international European competition, where they were eliminated in Round 2. Subsequently, the coach was fired by the team manager due to a "breakdown in communication and a loss of mutual trust". Kayla's contract was terminated the next day (02/29/12) as part of a move to reduce expenses. For more details about the seamy side of professional basketball, see:
Kristen Newlin, Fenerbahce
Fenerbahce made it to the Final Four of EuroLeague Women, after losing superstar Penny Taylor to a torn ACL during the Final Eight. It lost its semi-final game, so ended at fourth place in the competition.
Kristen averaged 4.2 points and 3.2 rebounds in the Turkish league games. She averaged 3.8 points and 2.0 rebounds in the EuroLeague games.
Nicole Powell, Wisla Can-Pack
It finished as the #8 team in EuroLeague Women, losing in the Final Eight.
Nicole averaged 8.8 points, 4.7 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.3 steals in the Polish league games. She led her team in scoring in the EuroLeague games with 15.5 points and had the second-most rebounds (6.4).
Brooke Smith and Jillian Harmon, Comense
Brooke and Jillian were major factors in the team's success.
Brooke led the team in rebounds (8.6 rpg, #4 in the league) and blocks (0.4 bpg). She made 50% of her field goal attempts and was the team's second-best scorer (12.7 ppg, #8 in the league).
Jillian was the team's third-best scorer (11.9 ppg, #10 in the league) and second-best rebounder (8.2 rpg, #6 in the league). She had double-doubles in eleven of her 29 games.
Candice Wiggins and Cori Enghusen, Besiktas
Besiktas finished ninth in the Turkish TKBL League with a 9-13 win-loss record.
Candice was in the starting five, although the didn't join the team until mid-December. She averaged 10.9 points, 6.2 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.5 steals per game.
Cori, in her tenth season of professional basketball, averaged 3.4 points, 2.2 rebounds and 0.7 blocks per game.
Jayne Appel, Samsun
Samsun finished sixth in the Turkish TKBL League with a 10-12 win-loss record.
Jayne averaged 9.5 points, 8.5 rebounds (#9 in the league), 2.3 assists and 1.1 blocks (tied for #3 in the league) per game.