FIBA: A WNBA fan’s guide for the 2022-23 EuroLeague Women season

The world’s leading global females’s basketball competitors is back! Group play for FIBA’s EuroLeague Women will start for the 2022-23 season on Wednesday and go through early March of next year, with the competitors’s playoffs starting soon later on.

As constantly, Swish Appeal will be bringing you weekly protection of EuroLeague Women, with video game times, links to live video streams and, obviously, the gamers you require to be following. For now, here’s a fast guide on the fundamentals of EuroLeague Women, consisting of which WNBA gamers will be playing where in Europe’s leading females’s basketball competitors.

What is EuroLeague Women?

Alyssa Thomas (ZVVZ USK Praha) and Elizabeth Williams (Fenerbahçe Alagöz Holding) fight it out throughout the 2022 EuroLeague Women Final Four.
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EuroLeague Women is a yearly global basketball occasion held by FIBA. It includes 16 of Europe’s leading basketball groups from all over the continent, usually playing a substantial routine season covering numerous months prior to contending for the EuroLeague Women Championship, which is kept in a bracket format.

Why should I follow EuroLeague Women?

Perfumerias Avenida v Sopron Basket - FIBA EuroLeague Women Semi Final

Kahleah Copper led EuroLeague Women in scoring and was called group play MVP in 2021-22.
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An exceptional concern!

EuroLeague Women boasts possibly the greatest level of competitors of any global 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 typically 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 including the league rulebook and a news area to keep you as much as 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 view the video games live. Following your preferred WNBA gamers overseas can be an obstacle, however for those contending in EuroLeague Women, video, statistics and news are quickly achievable.

Who contends in EuroLeague Women?

Here is the list of groups contending in the 2022-23 EuroLeague Women season, together with gamers WNBA and American basketball fans might recognize with (per the main FIBA site):

Group A

Atomerőmű KSC Szekszárd (Hungary) — Victoria Vivians, Ruthy Hebard

BC Polkowice (Poland) — Stephanie Mavunga, Yvonne Turner

Virtus Segafredo Bologna (Italy) — Cheyenne Parker, Kitija Laksa, Iliana Rupert, Cecilia Zandalasini

Tango Bourges Basket (France) — Yvonne Anderson, Kayla Alexander

Olympiacós SFP (Greece) — Megan Gustafson, Kylee Shook

Valencia Basket Club (Spain) — Rebecca Allen, Lauren Cox, Marie Gülich

Fenerbahçe Alagöz Holding — Breanna Stewart, Natasha Howard, Alina Iagupova, Satou Sabally, Emma Meesseman, Kayla McBride, Kiah Stokes

ZVVZ USK Praha — Alyssa Thomas, Brionna Jones, Emese Hof, Maria Conde

Group B

CBK Mersin Yenişehir Bld (Turkey) — Chelsea Gray, Tiffany Hayes, Jonquel Jones, DeWanna Bonner, Briann January, Temi Fagbenle

Kangoeroes Basket (Belgium) — Morgan Bertsch

Spar Girona (Spain) — Rebekah Gardner, Crystal Bradford, Marianna Tolo, Shay Murphy

Beretta Famila Schio (Italy) — Rhyne Howard, Marina Mabrey, Astou Ndour-Fall, Amanda Zahui B., Kim Mestdagh

DVTK-Hun-Therm (Hungary) — Arella Guirantes

Basket Landes (France) — Evelyn Akhator, Celine Dumerc, Regan Magarity, Marine Fauthoux

Sopron Basket (Hungary) — Brittney Sykes, Ezi Magbegor, Bernadett Határ

Perfumerias Avenida (Spain) — Moriah Jefferson, Erica McCall, Maite Cazorla

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.

What’s various about EuroLeague Women for 2022-23?

FIBA’s position on Russian groups and authorities has actually not altered given that March 2022; they are still not enabled to take part in any FIBA competitors — EuroLeague Women consisted of — due to the continuous crisis in Ukraine. This indicates that Russian groups that normally take part in EuroLeague Women, such as UMMC Ekaterinburg and Dynamo Kursk, will not be associated with 2022-23.

How do I view EuroLeague Women?

All EuroLeague Women video games will be streamed totally free on FIBA’s EuroLeague Women YouTube channel. The video games will be archived in case you miss them. FIBA likewise normally posts highlights of the video games on the channel, as does the league’s Twitter account.

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