MKB Euroleasing Sopron's big summer signing Angel McCoughtry went into the club's EuroLeague Women opener at Lotos Gdynia on Thursday with a ringing endorsement from her new boss.
"She is a brilliant player" Sopron coach Norbert Székely said, "one of the best I have ever worked with."
Székely has only just begun working with McCoughtry, a late arrival to the team after helping the United States win the world title in the Czech Republic.
The coach says the USA international is an exceptional player and not just because of her athleticism.
"It is very important that Angel is a communicative, clever, good person who likes to learn," Székely said.
"We have also to learn from her, and watch her, in order to use her knowledge."
McCoughtry had a terrific EuroLeague Women rookie campaign at Good Angels Kosice in 2009-10.
It was so good, in fact, that Kosice couldn't afford to keep her for this season.
Sopron aggressively went after the EuroLeague Women All-Star and Székely is glad they did.