Brno Announce Five Signings

07 August 2011


13. Farhiya Abdi (Sweden)
Swedish forward Farhiya Abdi averaged 17.3 points and 5.3 rebounds and made the All Tournament Team at the U20 European Championship Women, Division B

Former EuroLeague Women champions Frisco Brno are likely to have the youngest team in the competition when it gets underway in October.

The Czech club have placed a strong emphasis on emerging talent by adding five new faces with an average age of less than twenty one.

Having had a distinct Swedish flavour last season with Louice Halvarsson and Frida Eldebrink, the pair have been replaced by another young Swedish duo in Farhiya Abdi and Martina Staalvant.

Teenager Abdi was the stand-out performer for her country at the U20 European Championship Division B earlier this summer where she propelled her team to the gold medal.

Staalvant will make the step up to the EuroLeague Women having played in the EuroCup Women with Gran Canaria 2014 La Caja De Canarias.

Eighteen-year-old small forward Marta Páleníková will hop across the border from BK Inpek Nitra full of confidence after a strong display for her country at the U20 European Championship, where she helped preserve Division A status for the Slovak Republic.

American pair Jasmine Thomas and Ta'Shia Phillips will embark on their first season overseas in what is proving to be an eventful year for them.

Having graduated from Duke and Xavier respectively, they debuted in the WNBA together with Washington Mystics.

Guard Thomas has posted some solid numbers although Phillips has found it tougher and was recently traded to New York Liberty.

Meanwhile Tereza Sedláčková, Barbora Kašpárková and Monika Šívrová have all re-signed with the club.


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