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Prague Swoop For Veteran Milton-Jones

06 May 2010

Delisha Milton-Jones helped send ZVVZ USK Prague home early from this season's EuroLeague Women play-offs as the leader of Ros Casares.

Now the American, one of the elite players in the competition the past several years, will do her best to take the Czech club to new heights after agreeing a two-year contract with the team.

Milton-Jones, an Olympic gold-medal winner with Team USA in Beijing, led Ros Casares in scoring this season at 16.1 points per game in the EuroLeague, helping them reach the Final in Valencia.

The 1.86m power forward will turn 36 in September but some might say she looks and plays as if she were 10 years younger.

Milton-Jones shot 52.7% (89 of 169) inside the arc this season in Europe and a very impressive 47.8% (11 of 23) beyond it.

"Today we've brought everything to a successful conclusion and with Delisha, we signed a contract for two years," said Prague general manager Mark Kucera.

"We knew that she wanted to go to Prague, which also played a role in how we approached it and finally agreed with her." 

In the two Eighth-Finals wins for Ros Casares over Prague in early February, Milton-Jones scored 14 and 18 points, respectively, while grabbing six rebounds in each game.

Milton-Jones, who also won gold with Team USA at the 1998 FIBA World Championship in Berlin and at the Sydney Olympics two years later, was among five prominent players to leave Ros Casares after their fourth successive title triumph in the Liga Femenina.

Spain internationals Elisa Aguilar, Anna Montanana and Amaya Valdemoro and Brazil center Erika also departed.

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