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 1 Homentmen A. 14-0 
 2 Al Riyadi 12-2 
 3 Antranik B. 10-4 
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 5 Antranik S. 5-9 
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Last:2/17/2019
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 1 Kristina King27.0 
 2 April Sykes25.9 
 3 Shareta Brown25.9 
 4 Richardson-Smith25.0 
 5 Faith Randolph24.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 1 Shareta Brown19.0 
 2 Anita Teilane12.5 
 3 Kristina King12.5 
 4 Richardson-Smith12.0 
 5 Shanece McKinney12.0 
Assists Per Game
 1 Kristina King7.0 
 2 Roneeka Hodges5.0 
 3 Lama Moukaddem5.0 
 4 Rebecca Akl5.0 
 5 Michaela Houser4.0 
Steals Per Game
 1 Roneeka Hodges4.0 
 2 Rebecca Akl3.0 
 3 Kristina King3.0 
 4 Michaela Houser3.0 
 5 Jennifer Ammoury2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 1 Anita Teilane6.3 
 2 Shanece McKinney3.0 
 3 Richardson-Smith3.0 
 4 Roneeka Hodges2.0 
 5 Kristina King1.4 
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The Continuous Growth of Kristina King - Aug 26, 2018


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GHASSAN ABOUSAMRA
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Kristina
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NANTES -- At the young age of 25; Kristina King (180-G-92, college: Richmond) has turned her career into things that legends are made of. She recently signed in France to play for Reze. Prior to France she has played in Romania, Iceland, Switzerland, Spain, Lebanon and now France. In 2016, King was named AsiaBasket.com All-FIBA Jones Cup Top Player after averaging an event best 20.0 points per game along with 9.8 rebounds. Last season she started for the Chabibeh Sporting Club in Lebanon. She was the ultimate threat averaging a league best 27 points, 10 rebounds and 7 assists. AsiaBasket.com would again name her league MVP for her efforts. We have talked with the Richmond graduate about her career and future expectations.

-What do you think the highlight of your career has been?

A: I think the highlight of my career thus far was playing in the Williams Jones Cup and winning Top Player at such a prestigious event. Having competed against the top players from National Teams such as Japan and Korea was a great challenge and being able to perform and lead the event in scoring was a big accomplishment. Being in that atmosphere and having a packed stadium every night was an awesome experience. I hope to go back again soon and get the opportunity to win gold!

-The opportunity to play in a Olympic event, and with so good results, was a goal you searched in your career?

A: Being able to compete at the highest level against the best of the best has always been a goal in my career. When the opportunity presented itself to compete in the Williams Jones Cup - I had to make it happen. It's a test for you to reach that next level of growth as a player not only physically but mentally too. Going against such a talented group of players each night in packed stadiums was something every athlete dreams ofl - mine just became a reality and that is something no one can ever take away from me.

-What is the secret to your growth as a player? From under the radar to being posters in McDonald's (France).

A: I think dedication to the game and trusting that everything I put into it I would get back. Basketball is a game you can't cheat. If you cut corners, it will show in the results you get. So having dedication to work every day on my craft and not get bored really sets you apart in this day and age where so much of the world is driven by social media and perception. Lots of people post what they are doing but few are actually doing the work. I also credit a lot of my growth to the mentors I was fortunate enough to network with when I was at the Williams Jones Cup. They helped me learn not only how to transform my game but also the industry itself. So I think dedication to my craft and getting linked up with a great group of people really transformed my growth as a player.

-You had a great College career. Which main differences do you see between the NCAA and European game?

A: I think the level of physicality is very different. In the NCAA - it is very physical and lifting/weight-training is a part of our every day workout regiment. Overseas it isn't as common. The game is much more finesse. It's also a difference in style of play. Europeans are very efficient when it comes to shooting and you see a lot of stretch 3s and 4s in the game where in the states it's a lot of pounding inside. Overall though, on both sides it is extremely competitive. It was interesting though to see the differences in ages at the pro level in Europe. Whether you were 17 years old or 35 years old, if you can play you can play. It's cool to see girls competing at such a high level from a young age and on the flip side getting to see and learn from veterans who have a lot of experience in the game and can teach you.

-Did you have problems adapting to European basketball?

A: It was tough getting adjusted to the traveling calls because it is different from American basketball. Other than that, basketball is basketball. Although I will say to anyone looking to play overseas - learn to play and finish through contact.

-You attended Atlanta Dream camp in 2016. Do you still have dreams of making the WNBA?

A: That is always the ultimate goal. It would be a big achievement to make it into the WNBA where the best of the best compete. I do love being in other countries though and experiencing new cultures and getting to travel so I will always keep doing this.

- So many female professional players go through ACL injuries. We recently saw one with Atlanta Dream super Star Angel McCoughtry (187-SF-86, college: Louisville). Being one of those players who had to battle back from an injury. What would be your advice to the next generation player who loses their confidence when injured.

A: Battling back from an injury isn't easy. It's a lot of hard work with good days and bad days. I would say that to come through an injury and bounce back you have to stay positive, surround yourself with good people, and celebrate little victories. When I could successfully lift my leg - I celebrated. When I got off crutches and could start walking again - I celebrated that. When I could start running again - I celebrated that. It's in these small victories that the long process doesn't become as overwhelming and having people around you that not only push you but help you stay focused and not get down on yourself is a big key to success.   





Kristina
King
MSP B.Loewen resign League MVP Kristina King - 21 days ago
KRISTINA KING MSP Rheinstars Bergische Loewen (Bundesliga) re-signed 26-year old American ex-international guard Kristina King (180-92, college: Richmond). She was a team leader there last season. In 14 2.Bundesliga games she recorded very impressive stats: Score-1 (26.4ppg), 6.9rpg, 4.2apg and 1.6spg. King helped them to make it to the group final after they ended regular season as second best team. A very good season in her career as she was awarded Eurobasket.com All-German 2.Bundesl...   [read more]

Shareta
Brown
Flint Monarchs add Brown for the 2019 Liga Mediterranean Cup - 1 month ago
Flint Lady Monarchs (GWBA) strengthened their roster with addition of 25-year old American center Shareta Brown(187-F/C-93, college: Wayne St., MI). She played most recently at Sporting Club Chabibeh in Lebanon. In 15 games she averaged an impressive 26.9 points per game along with a league best 16.2 rebounds per game. Brown also stared for Alvik Basket in Swedish Damligan. In 16 games she was third best scorer with impressive 18.9ppg and had 10.9rpg (#2 in the league), 2.1apg and 2.0sp...   [read more]

Aida Bakhos
Aida Bakhos (ex Al Riyadi) joins B.Loewen for 2019 Liga Mediterranean Cup - 3 months ago
SG Bergishe Loewen (Germany) strengthened their roster for the summer with the addition of 32-year old Lebanese guard Aida Bakhos (178-86, college: Lamar). She started the season at Al Riyadi in Lebanese WLBL. She helped them to win the League title despite they ended the regular season at the second place. They also played in the Supercup final. This season in Lebanese league where in 14 games she recorded 13.3ppg, 6.1rpg and 3.9apg. This will be her second stint in the Liga Mediterrane...   [read more]


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