Monday, September 15, 2008
Extrugasa Vilagarcia will play Gran Canaria on October 4, 2008 as the Spanish Women's Basketball League begins play.
Extrugasa is Tamera Young's new team. Young will be joined by Meredith Alexis, who played in France last year. Alexis was a center from James Madison who graduated a year ahead of Tamera Young but was not chosen in the 2007 WNBA Draft. She was signed by the Mystics but was waived in 2007. Last year, she played for USO-Mondeville. It looks like there's going to be a Dukes reunion in Spain.
Coach Isaac Fernandez is facing a problem that WNBA coaches face - all of his players aren't there yet. Right now, there are only five players in training camp. Tamera Young is expected to show up on September 18th or 19th. (Heads up to Baloncesto enCancha.com.)
Bulgarian youth prospect Jaklyn Zlatanova will also be joining Extrugasa.
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In Turkey, it looks like Charel Allen is going to be joining Ivory Latta for Ceyhan Belediyesi. Allen, a rookie, has played a grand total of 31 minutes for the Sacramento Monarchs so far this year.