FIBA Europe is pleased to announce the complete teams and the coaches for the annual EuroLeague Women All Star Game which will take place at the home of Spartak Moscow Region next month.
With the five starters announced last week, the 14 remaining players were selected to complete the 24-player rosters for the Europe and the Rest of the World teams to face each other, 13th March 2008.
Host club Spartak Moscow Region and Russia star Tatiana Shchegoleva will play for the Europe team, following her teammates Lauren Jackson and Diana Taurasi who were voted into the starting five of the
|Iciss Tillis of TTT Riga will be in attendance for the EuroLeague Women All Star game.|
The twin-towers of CSKA Moscow's Maria Stepanova of Russia and Ann Wauters of Belgium, Gambrinus Brno and Czech Republic prolific scorer Eva Viteckova, hot-shooter Agnieszka Bibrzycka of Ekaterinburg and Poland, Celine Dumerc of Bourges and France and Dalma Ivanyi of MiZo Pecs and Hungary round out the Europe roster.
The reserves for the Rest of the World team will be an all-American lineup that includes Kosice's Janel McCarville and Chamique Holdsclaw of Lotos PKO BP Gdynie. Iciss Tillis of TTT Riga, Nicole Ohlde from Valenciennes, Kedra Holland-Korn from Phard Napoli, Nykesha Sales of TEO Vilnius and Jessica Dickson of Jolly JBS Sibenik will take up the remaining spots.
The coaches of the four teams with the best records in the EuroLeague Women Qualifying Round have been chosen to lead the two teams.
The Europe team will be coached by Gundars Vetra of CSKA Moscow and Natalia Hejkova of Spartak Moscow Region.
The Rest of the World team will be led by Ros Casares coach Manolo Real and Laurent Buffard of UMMC Ekaterinburg.
Ros Casares and Spain guard Elisa Aguilar led all players in the public ballot, receiving 2016 votes. She was followed by Fenerbahce forward Cappie Pondexter, who was voted in by 1953 fans.
The two Spartak Moscow Region starts Diana Taurasi and Lauren Jackson received 1868 and 1221 votes respectively.
The rest of the players in the list of the top-10 top vote-getters were (in order of number of votes): Amaya Valdemoro of CSKA Moscow (1552), Nevriye Yilmaz of Fenerbahce (1420), Anete Jekabsone-Zogota of Dynamo (1139), Eva Viteckova of Gambrinus Brno (1125), Maria Stepanova of CSKA Moscow (1018) and Ann Wauters of CSKA Moscow (1014).
The complete teams:
G - Elisa Aguilar (Ros Casares)
G - Marta Fernandez (Wisla Can-Pack)
G/F - Anete Jekabsone-Zogota (Dynamo)
F - Amaya Valdemoro (CSKA Moscow)
C - Nevriye Yilmaz (Fenerbahce)
G - Celine Dumerc (Bourges Basket)
G - Dalma Ivanyi (MiZo Pecs 2010)
F - Eva Viteckova (Gambrinus Brno)
F - Agnieszka Bibrzycka (UMMC Ekaterinburg)
F - Tatiana Shchegoleva (Spartak Moscow Region)
C - Maria Stepanova (CSKA Moscow)
C - Ann Wauters (CSKA Moscow)
REST OF THE WORLD
G - Diana Taurasi (Spartak Moscow Region)
G - Lindsay Whalen (ZVVZ Prague)
F - Lauren Jackson (Spartak Moscow Region)
F - Cappie Pondexter (Fenerbahce)
C - Delisha Milton-Jones (Ros Casares)
G - Kedra Holland-Korn (Phard Napoli)
G - Nykesha Sales (TEO Vilnius)
G - Jessica Dickson (Jolly JBS Sibenik)
F - Chamique Holdsclaw (Lotos PKO BP)
C - Janel McCarville (Kosit 2013)
C - Iciss Tillis (TTT Riga)
C - Nicole Ohlde (USVO)