With the 2021 WNBA season almost over, it’s as soon as again time to set our sights on worldwide basketball. EuroLeague Women — typically described as the world’s leading worldwide females’s basketball competitors — is set to start its routine season next week, going back to its normal months-long format.
We’ll have more on particular video games in the coming days, however in the meantime, here’s a fast rundown of the EuroLeague Women competitors, consisting of guideline modifications from the previous season and which home names will be playing where.
What is EuroLeague Women?
EuroLeague Women is a yearly worldwide basketball occasion held by FIBA. It includes 16 of Europe’s leading basketball groups from all over the continent, usually playing a comprehensive routine season covering a number of months prior to completing for the EuroLeague Women Championship, which is kept in a bracket format.
What’s various about EuroLeague Women for 2021-22?
Last season, FIBA needed to take a customized method to EuroLeague Women due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The season was significantly reduced, while travel limitations required groups to be organized in 4 “bubbles” of 4 groups each.
For the 2021-22 season, things are back to typical. The EuroLeague Women routine season will start on Wednesday, Oct. 6, with video games being played weekly up until the playoffs start in late February. The 16 groups will be separated into 2 groups; the leading 4 groups from each group will receive the playoffs, while the No. 5 and No. 6 groups will take part in the EuroCup Women playoffs (another FIBA competitors not to be puzzled with EuroLeague Women).
Why should I follow EuroLeague Women?
An exceptional concern!
EuroLeague Women boasts possibly the greatest level of competitors of any worldwide females’s basketball occasion. The finest groups in Europe complete, that includes a preseason certifying round to identify the last 2 competing groups. While there is usually a handful of groups that are clear favorites to win the competitors, the level of play throughout the occasion is usually thought about to be tops in Europe.
Not just is EuroLeague Women excellent basketball, it’s likewise quickly available. From a devoted and visually pleasing FIBA site consisting of the league rulebook and a news area to keep you approximately date to a YouTube channel that has complimentary live streams of every EuroLeague Women video game, the competitors is simple to follow, even if you can’t enjoy the video games live. Following your preferred WNBA gamers overseas can be an obstacle, however for those completing in EuroLeague Women, video, statistics and news are quickly achievable.
Who contends in EuroLeague Women?
Here is the list of groups completing in the 2021-22 EuroLeague Women season, in addition to gamers WNBA and American basketball fans will recognize with (per the main FIBA site):
MBA Moscow (Russia) — None yet
BLMA (France) — Haley Peters, Avery Warley-Talbert, Olivia Epoupa, Sydney Wallace
UMMC Ekaterinburg (Russia) — Breanna Stewart, Jonquel Jones, Brittney Griner, Courtney Vandersloot, Allie Quigley, Emma Meesseman, Maria Vadeeva, Alex Bentley, Alba Torrens
Umana Reyer (Italy) — Astou Ndour-Fall, Kayla Thornton, Yvonne Anderson
KSC Szekszárd (Hungary) — Cyesha Goree
TTT Riga (Latvia) — None yet
ZVVZ USK Praha (Czech Republic) — Alyssa Thomas, Brionna Jones, Maria Conde
Perfumerias Avenida Salamanca (Spain) — Kahleah Copper, Katie Lou Samuelson, Karlie Samuelson, Bella Alarie, Maite Cazorla, Emese Hof, Silvia Dominguez
VBW Arka Gdynia (Poland) — Megan Gustafson, Morgan Bertsch
Spar Girona (Spain) — Michaela Onyenwere, Kennedy Burke, Laia Palau, Rebekah Gardner
Fenerbahçe (Turkey) — Satou Sabally, Alina Iagupova, Elizabeth Williams, Bria Hartley, Kayla McBride, Kiah Stokes, Amanda Zahui B.
Basket Landes (France) — Sophie Cunningham, Celine Dumerc, Marianna Tolo, Clarissa dos Santos, Regan Magarity, Marine Fauthoux, Valériane Vukosavljević
Beretta Famila Schio (Italy) — Charli Collier, Kitija Laksa, Sandrine Gruda, Kim Mestdagh
Galatasaray (Turkey) — Riquna Williams
Sopron Basket (Hungary) — Gabby Williams, Briann January, Shey Peddy, Bernadett Határ
Dynamo Kursk (Russia) — Arike Ogunbowale, Natasha Howard
Keep in mind that this list goes through alter! It’s not uncommon to see gamers reoccur throughout the course of a EuroLeague Women season due to agreements ending, late arrivals or other factors.
How do I enjoy EuroLeague Women?
All EuroLeague Women video games will be streamed totally free on FIBA’s YouTube channel. The video games will be archived in case you miss them. FIBA likewise generally posts highlights of the video games on the channel, as does the league’s Twitter account.