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Brno Look For A Lift From Ford

16 October 2010

Frisco Sika Brno will go into the new season without most of the players that have worn the club jersey in recent seasons and made Jan Bobrovsky's team one of the most feared in Europe. 

Hana Horakova, the MVP of the 2010 FIBA World Championship for Women, has left for Fenerbahce while Petra Kulichova and Eva Viteckova have joined USK Prague.

Other famous players had long since departed, like Jana Vesela and Ivana Vecerova.

Frisco Sika Brno does have one new face in the squad that is sure to make an impact this season, though.

Cheryl Ford, a 1.91m center and former UMMC Ekaterinburg star, has penned a deal and will suit up for the team this season.

Ford is no stranger to Europe.

The WNBA center was a member of the Rest of the World team at the All-Star game back in 2007 - one year after she represented the United States at the FIBA World Championship for Women in Brazil.

In 2008, Ford tore her anterior cruciate ligament in her right knee.

She battled back from the injury to play for the Detroit Shock in 2009 and earlier this year, she signed for CCC Polkowice in Poland.

Ford, who played for American college basketball powerhouse Louisiana Tech, is the daughter of Utah Jazz great Karl Malone.

Other new faces at Brno include Swedish internationals Frida Eldebrink and Louice Halvarsson.

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