Ilona Korstin, Svetlana Abrosimova Announce Retirement

Russian basketball icon Ilona Korstin and Svetlana Abrosimova announced their retirement within 24 hours of each other on Wednesday, ending their illustrious basketball careers. Korstin and Abrosimova both had successful basketball careers – both overseas and internationally – and it was fitting enough for them to end their careers on a high note after leading […]

Candace Parker Signs With UMMC

Candace Parker is making her first debut playing basketball overseas by signing with UMMC of Russia. Last summer, was Candace Parker back from pregnancy with the L.A. Sparks, she averaged 14.1points, 9.9 rebounds, 2.4 assist and 2 blocks per game. UMMC is counting on her to help UMMC with a Russia Superleague title and Euroleague […]

Katie Douglas Signs With CSKA Moscow 2008-09 Season

CSKA Moscow is happy to have Katie Douglas join the team for the 2008-2009 season. Last year the coach Gundars Vetra would have liked to see Douglas on his team, "I would have loved to see Douglas in the team a year ago, too". Katie Douglas last year played with Ros Casares where she did […]

Becky Hammon Resigns With CSKA Samara

Becky Hammon Russian resigns with CSKA Samara for the next 3 years. After become a naturalized citizen of Russia, Hammon will also participate in the Olympics in Beijing later this summer. Becky Hammon would like to complete her dream of playing in the Olympics. "We are very glad we have prolonged the contract. During the […]

Tangela Smith From Israel To Russia

Smith started the season in Israel however was released. Tangela Smiths looks to make an impact and finish the season in Russia with Dynamo Moscow. Quick Profile Age: 30 Position: Forward Center University: University of Iowa Highlights: 9th season in the WNBA, Ranked 3rd in WNBA for blocked shots

Three Teams Remain Undefeated In Russia

There are three teams that remain undefeated in the Russian Basketball League. CSKA (Moscow)UMMC (Ekaterinburg, Russia)Spartak (Moscow region) In the Womens Euroleague, CSKA Moscow is also undefeated. With top players and performers such as: Maria Stepanova, Nicole Powell, Becky Hammon , Amaya Valdemoro and Ann Wauters it makes winning easy. 2007-2008 League Results 02.12.2007 Ekaterinburg […]

Cheryl Ford Signs For 3 Years With UMCC Ekaterinburg

Russias top league team UMCC Ekaterinburg is looking forward to at least 3 quality seasons by signing Cheryl Ford for three seasons. At the moment, Cheryl Ford is defending the WNBA title in the 2007 WNBA Finals against Phoenix Mercury and Diana Taurasi who also plays in Russia. Quick Profile Age: 26 Position: Forward University: […]

Becky Hammon Signs With CSKA Samara

Becky Hammon will play the 2007-2008 season in Russia with CSKA Samara. Hammon had a great summer season in the WNBA and reach the Western Conference Finals against Phoenix Mercury. Last year she played in Spain with Rivas Futura where she averaged 17.5 pts and 4.0 assists per game. Quick Profile Age: 30 Position: Guard […]

Coach Pokey Chatman To Coach In Spartak Moscow

Pokey Chatman has signed to coach in Russia with top club Spartak Moscow for the 2007-2008 season. Chatman will hopefully take her college experience to the professional level in Russia and Europe in general. Coach Pokey's experience spans from 2003-2007 where she coached at LSU and led her team to three straight Final Four appearances. […]

Russia's Pre-Selection Team

Russia announced their pre selection team for the Eurobasket Games 2007. The games will begin September 24 – October 7th in Italy. Olga Arteshina CSKA Samara Oxana Rakhmatulina Dynamo Moscou Svetlana Abrosimova Minnesota Lynx Marina Karpunina Spartak Moscou Tatiana Shchegoleva Dynamo Moscou Ilona Korstine CSKA Samara Maria Stepanova CSKA Samara Irina Sokolovskaya Vologda-Chevakata Elen Shakirova […]