Yelena Leuchanka (Belarus)

Yelena Leuchanka

Nationality: BLR
Born : 30.04.1983
Place of birth: Gomel (BLR)
Height: 1.95m
Position: C


Belarus
Yelena Leuchanka - EuroBasket Women 2013 Profile

Team 2012-13: Liaoning Hengye (China-WCBA)

Career: BelGUT Gomel (Belarus-D1, 1998-2000), Seminole Community College (USA-NJCAA, 2000-02), Wabash Valley (USA-NJCAA, 2002-03), West Virginia (USA-NCAA, 2003-06), Charlotte Sting (USA-WNBA, 2006), TEO Vilnius (Lithuania-LMKL, 2006-07), Estudiantes Madrid (Spain-LF, 2007), Washington Mystics (USA-WNBA, 2007), TEO Vilnius (Lithuania-LMKL, 2007-08), UMMC Ekaterinburg (Russia-Premier League, 2008-09), Galatasaray (Turkey-TKBL, 2009-10), Atlanta Dream (USA-WNBA, 2010), AZS Gorzow (Poland-PLKK), Wisla Can Pack (Poland-PLKK, 2011), UMMC Ekaterinburg (Russia-Premier League, 2011-12), Atlanta Dream (USA-WNBA, 2012), Liaoning Hengye (China-WCBA 2012-2013)


Leuchanka isn't just a leader of the Belarus national team, she's a veteran whose decision to return means another mouth-watering partnership in the paint with Anastasiya Verameyenka. She didn't participate last summer and will be out to prove she can still match the very best in Europe under the hoop, preferably re-visiting the heights of 2010 when she played in the WNBA Finals and had an excellent FIBA World Championship. The center comes into this tournament having played in the Chinese League where she averaged huge double-doubles regularly but had to leave early with a hand injury. A huge name and presence both on and off the court not only in her native Belarus, but also in the women's basketball world, Leuchanka knows what it takes to find success and her return to the frontcourt is a huge bonus, especially defensively in the paint. The team will also be looking for her to get points on the board with some trademark spin moves down low and her hook shot with either hand.
CategorySeason highCareer high
Points142 times26 - European Championship for Cadettes 1999
11.04.1999 vs Italy
Total Rebounds1414.06.2009 vs. Lithuania27 - European Championship for Cadettes 1999
11.04.1999 vs Italy
Assists517.06.2009 vs. Slovak Republic5 - 4 times
Steals312.06.2009 vs. Russia9 - European Championship for Young Women 2002
12.08.2001 vs Lithuania
Blocked Shots217.06.2009 vs. Slovak Republic3 - EuroBasket Women 2007
26.09.2007 vs Serbia
Minutes3408.06.2009 vs. France40 - 6 times
Field Goals Made72 times10 - 2 times
Field Goals Attempted162 times19 - European Championship for Cadettes 1999
11.04.1999 vs Italy
2 Pts Field Goals Made72 times10 - 2 times
2 Pts Field Goals Attempted162 times19 - European Championship for Cadettes 1999
11.04.1999 vs Italy
3 Pts Field Goals Made109.06.2009 vs. Italy1 - 9 times
3 Pts Field Goals Attempted109.06.2009 vs. Italy2 - 3 times
Free Throws Made217.06.2009 vs. Slovak Republic8 - 2 times
Free Throws Attempted420.06.2009 vs. Spain10 - 3 times
Offensive Rebounds419.06.2009 vs. France11 - European Championship for Cadettes 1999
11.04.1999 vs Italy
Defensive Rebounds1114.06.2009 vs. Lithuania22 - European Championship for Cadettes 1999
08.04.1999 vs Germany

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News

Leuchanka Switches To EuroCup Women21.01.2014
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