By Paul Nilsen
As one of the longest serving players in EuroLeague Women and having showcased her talent for eleven years in Brno, Czech Republic star Eve Viteckova is hitting the road and moving on.
However she won't have too many kilometres to travel after being picked up by arch rivals USK Prague.
|Eva Vitecková has played in 10 consecutive EuroLeague Women seasons and has improved year after year|
The 28 year old shooter who has won the Czech title ten times during her illustrious career and was crowned a EuroLeague Women champion during 2006 will make the switch to Prague and spearhead the challenge of her new club as they seek to improve on an unconvincing campaign last season.
Picking up a EuroLeague Women All Star player and champion with the experience of Viteckova provides a real boost for USK Prague and they will be hoping she can be her usually productive self having averaged 13.3 points, 3.0 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game in the competition last year.
Even more importantly, the player brings a potent threat from the perimeter and her devastating downtown game will be a potentially prolific weapon next season. She drilled home 38 of 69 from outside last season and at over fifty five percent she was not surprisingly the best shooter during EuroLeague Women 2010.
ZVVZ USK Prague Transfer Manager Marek Kucera is thrilled to have captured Viteckova, and he was quick to point out that her leadership won't just be available for the forthcoming season.
He said, "She has signed a contract with us for two years."
"The player has inked a deal for two years and I am firmly convinced the she will have no problem in fitting into our team."
"I believe she will help us grow as much as possible and she will be one of the keys for us." added Kucera.
USK Prague and Viteckova face a tough task in Group C where they will face four times champion Spartak Moscow, Spanish giants Halcon Avenida Salamanca, the ambitious Galatasray Medical Park, French champions Tarbes Gespe Bigorre and the unknown quantity of Lithuanian club VICI Kaunas, the former TEO Vilnius.