|18 July 2013|
|Jelena Milovanovic arrives in Kursk via UE Sopron|
Dynamo Kursk look to be once again making a big play to top the EuroCup Women podium after signing a host of star names as other teams in the competition also begin to assemble their respective rosters.
Kursk have swooped to take American pair Candice Dupree and Seimone Augustus from Sparta&K M.R. Vidnoje, which follows hot on the heels of bringing in Serbian kingpin Jelena Milovanovic, the prolific Shay Doron and the inside power of Rebekkah Brunson.
Combo guard Epiphanny Prince stays with the team and the biggest decision for head coach Alfredas Vainauskas will be which American player he leaves out of EuroCup Women due to the restrictions in place.
Work Force DVTK Miskolc have plumped for Icelandic shooter Helena Sverrisdottir to spearhead their challenge. The Hungarian club will be hoping the EuroLeague Women experience from the last two years with Good Angels Kosice should be of considerable benefit as they return to the competition for the first time since 2006.
Also in Hungary, PEAC Pecs have turned to a shooter in the form of Serbian guard Nevena Jovanovic. The 23-year-old debuted for the Serbian national team last summer and helped them qualify for EuroBasket Women 2013 where she played an important role coming off the bench to help the team make a scorching run to the semi-finals.
Jovanovic previously played with Partizan Galenika in EuroCup Women, but her former club won't be participating this season.
Romania will be represented in the tournament by ACS Sepsi and they have turned to American rookie duo Jasmine Watson and Sarina Simmons who have both recently graduated.
The former played at University of Massachusetts and averaged 11.1 points and 6.2 rebounds per game, whilst the latter arrives via Marquette University where she averaged 9.9 points and 4.8 rebounds per game.
|Michelle Snow will be heading into her ninth season in European competition |
Adana Botas spor have reached the latter stages in recent seasons and they could be powered by veteran American center Michelle Snow who has been a powerhouse for Dynamo Kursk in previous seasons and she will get to face her former club with both teams pitched into the same group.
Also in Turkey, Homend Antakya have penned a deal with Lithuanian center Gintare Petronyte who played last season in Italy for Goldbet Taranto, who recently folded. She averaged an impressive 12.1 points and 6.2 rebounds per game in the Italian League.
German champions TSV Wasserburg have some continuity assured for next season after inking Finnish forward Tiina Sten for another season.
Swedish guard Elin Eldebrink lit it up at EuroBasket Women 2013 in France and she will remain in the Orchies and Lille region to play her club basketball next season, after signing a deal with ESB Villeneuve d'Ascq Lille Metropole.
She will be joined by French forward duo Laetitia Kamba and Lorraine Lokoka although they won't be able to utilise Jennifer Digbeu who is taking maternity leave this season.
Meanwhile another French club in Nantes Reze have signed Great Britain forward Chantelle Handy, who helped Mersin to a super third place finish in the Turkish League last season and averaged a creditable 13.6 points and 5.6 rebounds in EuroCup Women.