|08 May 2012|
BASKETBALL IN EUROPE
|Jaklin Zlatanova has signed a deal with EuroLeague Women runners-up Rivas Ecopolis.|
BULGARIA'S ZLATANOVA JOINS RIVAS
EuroLeague Women runners-up Rivas Ecopolis have penned a deal with Bulgaria international Jaklin Zlatanova.
The 1.90m power forward spent the previous three seasons in Spain with Extrugasa, Gran Canaria and Mann Filter Zaragoza.
In the Spanish league (Liga Femenina) this year, the 23-year-old Zlatanova averaged 9.2 points and 5.5 boards per contest.
Zlatanova will be one of Bulgaria's leading players this summer when the national team attempts to qualify for the EuroBasket Women 2013 in France.
She averaged 14 points and 5.8 rebounds per game last summer for her country.
The Bulgarians will compete in Group D with Germany, Spain, Sweden and Romania in their Qualifying Round games.
Their first clash will be in Spain on 13 June.
DIGBEU LEAVES BOURGES
France international Jennifer Digbeu will wave good-bye to Bourges at the end of the campaign and join ESB Villeneuve.
Digbeu, a 1.90m forward, joins a team that finished 10th in the French league last season with an 11-15 record.
After averaging 4.1 points and 2.3 rebounds per game for France at EuroBasket Women 2011, Digbeu returned to Bourges and helped the club defend its league title.
Bourges will also play Arras in the Coupe de France this weekend.
Digbeu averaged 5.1 points and 2.3 boards in the 2011-12 EuroLeague Women.
ESB Villeneuve have confirmed Digbeu's signing on their official website.
|Marija Vrsaljko leaves Gospic CO with a Croatian league title in the bag.|
VRSALJKO PENS DEAL WITH PERFUMERIAS
Perfumerias Avenida have made young Croatia center Marija Vrsaljko their latest signing for the 2012-13 campaign.
The 1.95 m Vrsaljko has joined from Gospic CO, where she averaged 11.9 points and 7.1 rebounds in 14 EuroLeague Women games this season.
Vrsaljko was a real handful for Gospic's opponents, shooting almost 60% (70 of 117) from the floor - a mark that ranked second in the entire competition.
Her average of 1.1 blocks per game was fifth best in the EuroLeague Women.
Vrsaljko and Gospic just beat Jolly JBS 3-0 in the Croatia play-off championship.
She had 12 points in the 87-67 Game 3 triumph.