|09 May 2012|
EUROBASKET WOMEN QUALIFIERS
|Coach Stefan Svitek will have all top players at his disposal, including the likes of Zsófia Fegyverneky who led Hungary in scoring in the Qualifying Round for EuroBasket Women 2011|
New Hungary head coach Stefan Svitek has named a 17-strong roster as his team begins preparation at a training camp in the Slovak Republic ahead of next month's crunch EuroBasket Women Qualification Round.
The former Good Angels Kosice play-caller, who was dismissed after his club's EuroLeague Women season came to an end, will be determined to enhance his already strong reputation by leading Hungary to France next summer.
Indeed, as hosts of EuroBasket Women 2015, the spotlight will be on Hungary who know how important it is to make this vital next tournament so that they can begin some momentum, after having missed out on a spot in Poland last year.
Fortunately for Svitek and very much unlike two years ago, Hungary look set to go into their qualifying campaign with more or less a full quota of players to choose from.
With over two thirds of the roster having competed in the EuroLeague Women last season, Hungary looks like it could potentially be one of the favourites to emerge from Group A where they will compete against Belarus, Israel, Portugal and Ukraine.
Before they take to the floor for the all-important qualifying games they will firstly play Australia, the Czech Republic, the Netherlands, Romania, Russia, and Turkey in a robust schedule of practice games.
The roster is as follows: Zsofia Fegyverneky (UE Sopron), Diana Furesz (UE Sopron), Dora Horti (UE Sopron), Katalin Honti (Rivas Ecopolis), Anna Lakloth (Uni Seat Gyor), Anna Vajda (Perfumerias Avenida), Tijana Krivacevic (Rivas Ecopolis), Krisztina Raksanyi (Pecs 2010), Anna Vida (ZTE), Nory Nagy-Budjoso (Uni Seat Gyor), Rita Rasheed (Uni Seat Gyor), Zsofia Simon (Uni Seat Gyor), Orsolya Szecsi (Duquesne University), Orsolya Zsofar (ZTE), Timea Czank (UE Sopron), Fanni Hutlassa (Florida International University), Reka Balint (Atomeromu).