The most important European basketball players today – FIBA ​​Women’s Basketball World Cup 2022

Mies (Switzerland) – While the list of talented European players seems endless, which ones are currently shining, which ones remain safe bets and which ones are we likely to talk about more often in the near future?

We have selected 12 players which we have divided into the three categories mentioned above. With an event of the size of the FIBA ​​2022 Women’s Basketball World Cup in Sydney later this year, things could change quickly.

Eliana Robert – France

Extremely talented and recently crowned EuroCup Women’s Player of the Year at just 20 years old with Bourges Basket, Robert is undoubtedly the best in her age group at the moment. His playing time for the French national team will continue to increase, and so will his value. She will have to battle with experienced Sandrine Groda to get the minutes back on the pitch, but she is ready to challenge and take charge – as soon as possible. What a player!

Bernadette Hattar – Hungary

Hungary failed to qualify for the 2021 FIBA ​​Women’s European Basketball Championship, but Bernadette Hatter was dominant in the Women’s Euroleague, having her best season to date. Superbly exploiting Pick & Roll and very present in the offensive rebound, Hatar has just propelled Sopron Baskett to his first European title at the EuroLeague Women. With each of his on-court appearances during the Final Four, his team looked transformed. Her height (2.08m) is impressive, but more than her strength, she is more with her touch that sparkles match after match.

Junkel Jones – Bosnia and Herzegovina

The best player in the world today? probably ! Jones’ epic performance at the FIBA ​​Women’s European Championship 2021 last year cemented her place in the spotlight and under her leadership, Bosnia and Herzegovina finished fifth in the continental tournament. There is no doubt that she will want to make an impression again when her national team debuts at the FIBA ​​Women’s Basketball World Cup. His performance earned him the TISSOT MVP title for the FIBA ​​Women’s Basketball World Cup Qualifying Tournament in Osaka (Japan) in February. Sometimes it seems unstoppable.

Maria Conde – Spain

The Spanish superstar is in shimmering shape now. The author of a fantastic regular-season finish to the EuroLeague Women, she continued her momentum in the playoffs. It’s a shame she was hit at the Final Four in Istanbul and ZVVZ USK Praha couldn’t fill the remaining void. Spain hopes to fully restore its game within 12 months, on behalf of FIBA ​​Women’s EuroBasket 2023.

Gabe Williams – France

While some feel we haven’t yet seen the best face of the gorgeous Gaby Williams in France, her contributions to a silver at the FIBA ​​Women’s Euros and bronze at the Olympics have not gone unnoticed. She will arrive in Australia with a lot of ambition and confidence, as she just won the Women’s Euroleague and MVP in the fourth final with Sopron in Istanbul. A tireless defensive worker, she also knows how to shine in attack. Even on a bad day, it’s still a safe bet.

Emma Meesemann – Belgium

A superb player in all conditions, Maismann is always super sharp when she wears the Belgian Kats shirt. Thanks to her, Belgium had no problems at the FIBA ​​Women’s World Cup qualification tournament in Washington (USA), winning the TISSOT MVP title of the competition in the process. His stats in the national team are always impressive. Fans weren’t able to see her play for UMMC Ekaterinburg at the end of the season, so they will be very excited to see her play again in Australia. With Meesseman, Belgium will always be competitive.

Sandrine Groda – France

Groda is a French basketball legend. His qualities and influence were sorely lacking for Les Bleus during the FIBA ​​Women’s Basketball World Cup qualifiers in February. France certainly qualified for Sydney, but defeats against Nigeria and China could certainly have been avoided in their presence. The top scorer in the history of the French selection, she no longer counts all the accolades she has received throughout her career, and continues to show an impressive performance with her club Beretta Familla Sciou during the last Euroleague season.

Yvonne Anderson – Serbia

An active naturalized captain is an excellent choice for Serbia and the successes have come quickly with their responsibility on the field. Anderson was instrumental in securing the title at the FIBA ​​Women’s European Cup 2021 and a strong run in the Tokyo Olympics with a place in the semi-finals, as well as during the FIBA ​​Women’s Basketball World Cup 2022 qualifying campaign. In fact, she was elected TISSOT MVP from TQCF in Belgrade. She was equally shining in the Women’s European Cup, making two top-flight performances with Rare Venezia, defending champion Valencia and favorite CBK Mersin, before running out of juice in the final against Bourges.

Fouthoux Navy – France

Without a doubt, Fauthux is one of the rising stars of world basketball and has taken a step forward this year, particularly as he was named the Young Player of the Season at the EuroLeague Women. On loan by LDLC ASVEL Féminin to Basket Landes, she has shown great skill and maturity despite her young age. In recent months, she has been very comfortable recording. Expect to see his national team playing time increase rapidly – and that’s from Sydney.

Nikolina Babic – Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina is not just the extraordinary Junkel Jones. Besides him, there are talented and hardworking players like Babic. The captain is also one of the reasons for the recent successes of her national team. With an average of 14 points and 4 assists per game in the FIBA ​​Women’s Basketball Association, she also made a strong impression at TQCF Osaka, and contributed significantly to Bosnia and Herzegovina’s qualification for the FIBA ​​Women’s Basketball World Cup 2022. If Babic continues his momentum in The end of summer, it will become necessary to choose.

Oak Queer – Finland

Awarded with exceptional athletic qualities, she distinguished herself at a young age by diving, particularly at the age of 15 during NBA Basketball Without Borders camp in New Orleans. Not yet 20 years old, she personifies the future of Finland. Drafted to second place in the WNBA draft last year, she will soon debut with Dallas. His averaging of 17 points and 10 rebounds per game with Ragusa in the Italian Championship only confirms his potential.

Hind Bin Abdelkader – Belgium

When Belgium achieved a meteoric breakthrough on the world stage by winning a historic first medal in the FIBA ​​Women’s EuroBasket, then debuting at the FIBA ​​Women’s Basketball World Cup and Olympic Games, Ben Abdelkader was, so to speak, a spectator, despite his abilities. massive offensive. But the change of coach after Tokyo, with the arrival of Valerie Demore, completely revived the international career of the Belgian player. After a convincing appearance at the FIBA ​​Women’s Basketball World Cup Qualifiers Tournament in Washington in February, the base could shine in Sydney. To be followed closely!

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