Anete Jekabsone-Zogota's is expected to be one of the eight players that will participate in the three-point shooting competition at the EuroLeague Women All Star Game 2008, at Vidnoje, Moscow Region on Thursday.
The FIBA Europe Women's Player of the Year 2007 is sidelined with a shoulder injury and it is deemed too
risky for her to take part in the evening's main attraction, the Europe vs. Rest of the World game, at 5 p.m. Moscow time. But her dedication to the game is such that she opted for the three-point contest as an alternative.
|Theo Papaloukas of the Greek national team and CSKA Moscow will participate in a mixed-couples shoot-out.|
Meanwhile FIBA Europe Player of the Year 2006 Theo Papaloukas and Russia's EuroBasket 2007 gold medalist Victor Khryapa, together with David Andersen and Clay Tucker will partner with Evi Maltsi, Marina Karpunina, Lauren Jackson and Tina Thompson respectively in a mixed-couples shoot-out competition.
The aim of this competition is for the male-female couple to score a given number of baskets from five pre-arranged positions on the court. The winner will be the couple that completes the task fastest.
Both the three-point and the mixed-couples shoot-out qualification will start just before the All Star Game, at 4.45 p.m. Moscow time, with the finals to take place at half-time of the match.
Three-point shooting competition contestants:
Eva Viteckova (Gambrinus Brno)
Edwige Lawson-Wade (CSKA Moscow)
Celine Dumerc (Bourges Basket)
Diana Taurasi (Spartak Moscow Region)
Marina Karpunina (Spartak Moscow Region)
Evanthia (Evi) Maltsi (Ros Casares)
Seimone Delicia Augustus (Dynamo)
Anete Jekabsone-Zogota (Dynamo)
Mixed-couples shoot-out participants:
Lauren Jackson (Spartak Moscow Region) and David Andersen (CSKA Moscow)
Evi Maltsi (Ros Casares) and Theo Papaloukas (CSKA Moscow)
Victor Khryapa (CSKA Moscow) and Marina Karpunina (Spartak Moscow Region)
Tina Thompson (Spartak Moscow Region) and Clay Tucker (Khimik)