Continuity Assured For Wisla Can-Pack

28 May 2014

EUROLEAGUE WOMEN

22. Alexandria Quigley (Wisla Can-Pack)
 Alexandria Quigley will return for a second year with Wisla Can-Pack

Wisla Can-Pack have re-signed the spine of their team for the 2014-15 campaign after four players were handed extended deals, in addition to Courtney Vandersloot and Gintare Petronyte being added to the roster.

Topping the list of returnees is standout center Jantel Lavender, who was one of the stars of EuroLeague Women last season and also the driving force behind the club's domestic dominance.

Lavender led EuroLeague Women in points production with 20.3 per game and completed a fabulous individual campaign with a season double-double, having also hauled down 10.7 boards per game in the competition.

It was another sizzling effort by the Los Angeles Sparks player, who also excelled during her first season in the tournament while at Beretta Famila Schio.

She will be joined by her compatriot Allie Quigley, who is also back on board having been the second top scorer for the team both in Polish action and in EuroLeague Women. The 27-year-old provided the main three-point threat last year and will be back in Krakow again next term.

Head coach Stefan Svitek will also be able to count on Polish duo Justyna Zurowska and Agnieszka Szott-Hejmej, as he bids to take his side back to a play-off berth.

Zurowska has spent the last couple of years with Wisla and was particularly productive in the Polish League with 11.1 points and 6.6 rebounds per game.

Szott-Hejmej meanwhile added 5.9 points and 2.3 rebounds during her rookie EuroLeague Women season.

Vandersloot will arrive in Poland having played for both HAT-Agro Uni Gyor and Beretta Famila Schio last season. The playmaker who is currently playing in the WNBA with Chicago Sky alongside Quigley, averaged 19.4 points per game for Gyor and 11 points each time she stepped onto the floor for Schio.

Lithuanian national team star Petronyte looks set to provide some competition for Lavender.

A former FIBA Europe Young Women's Player of The Year, the 25-year-old last played in EuroLeague Women for Wisla's arch rivals CCC Polkowice.

Last season she played in the Turkish League for Homend Antakya, where she posted 11 points and 5.3 boards in EuroCup Women, as well as leading her nation in scoring and rebounding at EuroBasket Women 2013.

 


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