Sopron Swoop For Angel McCoughtry

19 May 2010

MKB Euroleasing have signed Angel McCoughtry - one of the most exciting players in the EuroLeague Women in the 2009-10 campaign.

McCoughtry, a USA international, earned a place in the Rest of the World team at the All-Star Game in Gdynia earlier this year after helping Good Angels Kosice reach the Quarter-Finals.

She led Kosice in scoring at 19 points per game, as well as in assists (2.4) and steals (3.3).

Sopron have also signed Latvia center Zane Tamane, who spent the past season at ZVVZ USK Prague.

The Hungarian giants have not retained the services of Jelena Milovanovic, who is rumored to be on her way to Spartak Moscow Region.

Maja Miljkovic, Barbara Semsei (Gyor), Kristi Toliver and Dora Horti have also left the club, while Edit Eordogh and Kinga Hadarics have retired.

Sopron have a young squad with their oldest player, Hungarian Boglarka Kocsis, just 26 years old.

Kocsis has returned to the team after a two-year with BSE Budapest.

Kata Honti, Amber Holt and Tijana Krivacevic were vital members of Sopron who are returning.

Other newcomers are guard Diana Furesz, who arrives from Gyor, shooting guard/small forward Timea Czank from Vasas-Csata Budapest and a big 16-year-old talent, Fanni Szabo.

She has joined Sopron from BSE.

Zoltan Torok , the club's executive director, said: "We had a difficult few weeks to find the players who are still young, talented, real fighters and have a lot of motivation to play in our system.

"I think we were successful." 

Coach Norbert Szekely is excited about the new additions and the players who stayed.

"We built up a system during the last few years, and now we had to find players who are perfect for our system," Szekely said.

"We would like to be a running team with a basic, high-level defense.

"I would like to see a team of fighters on the court with a big heart."

Of the 14-member squad, four - Petra Vagvolgyi, Zsofia Licskai, Alma Nemeth and Adrienn Czinder - have been promoted from the youth team at Sopron.

MKB Euroleasing Sopron squad: Honti Kata, Boglarka Kocsis, Fanni Szabo, Diana Furesz, Timea Czank, Adrienn Czinder, Amber Holt, Zsofia Varga, Petra Vagvolgyi, Angel McCoughtry, Tijana Krivacevic, Alma Nemeth, Zane Tamane and Zsofia Licskai.


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