|Asjha Jones is joining Sparta&K off a successful season with EuroCup Women finalists Kayseri Kaski spor|
Former four-time champions Sparta&K M.R. Vidnoje have handed the power forward a deal which will see her as one of the most experienced players on a young, exciting and primarily Russian roster.
Speaking to the club website after touching down in the Russian capital en-route to Vidnoje, she confirmed, "I am happy to have signed with Sparta&K. It is a club with a great reputation for winning and treating their players well.
"This year we will be young, but we also have a lot of players that have plenty of playing experience.
"This will be their time to show how good they really are. "
The Club's Executive Director Anna Arkhipova Von Kalmanovic knows the player very well and was quick to welcome the 33-year-old.
She said, "Asjha is a great addition to our team and we are expecting her to become a leader, just as she was in Rivas Ecopolis who reached the EuroLeague Women Final in Istanbul a few years ago with a very young team."
Jones will not have any problem acclimatising to life in Russia because since 2002 she has played a total of six seasons, with the likes of CSKA Moscow and UMMC Ekaterinburg and is relishing a return for one more campaign.
"After playing for many years here and being away three years, it has made me miss a lot of the relationships I had built in Russia," insisted the American.
"I have also missed experiencing how much the sport is celebrated and loved here."
She also averaged a magnificent tournament double-double of 20.3 points and 10.8 rebounds per game in a Rivas Ecopolis vest at the first ever EuroLeague Women Final Eight a little over 18 months ago, and shot an outstanding 60.4% from the floor.