26 September, 2019
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Five EuroCup Women debutantes to put on your watch-list

MUNICH (Germany) - A number of players will take their maiden footsteps in the EuroCup Women Regular Season and we have selected some of the leading names to look out for.

Temi Fagbenle - Botas SK

EuroLeague Women's loss will be EuroCup Women's gain as the 2018-19 Polish League MVP,  FIBA Women's EuroBasket 2019 All-Star Five member and Minnesota Lynx center transfers her skills to Turkey. The Great Britain standout was an imposing figure in EuroLeague Women during these past two seasons with CCC Polkowice and with Botas having fallen short in the Qualifiers recently, Fagbenle will be out to dominate in EuroCup Women instead. Points, rebounds, clinical finishing and an important defensive presence, she is a trump card for Botas and will surely be near some of the competition's statistical charts this season.

Katie Lou Samuelson – Carolo Basket

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It was one of the most eye-catching summer transfers as the UConn graduate and USA star embarks on her  pro-season debut overseas. She landed in France having secured a gold medal at the FIBA Women's AmeriCup in Puerto Rico and having also completed her first campaign in the WNBA with Chicago Sky. She will give Carolo plenty of options on offense and there is also the intriguing prospect of her potentially going up against her sister Karlie in the later stages of the competition. 

Arike Ogubowale - Orman Genclik

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It has been a stunning summer for Ogunbowale who lit it up in a serious way for Dallas Wings during an amazing first WNBA season. She made the All-Rookie Team and many people still feel she was the Rookie of the Year - even if she did not ultimately get the nod. The Notre Dame graduate is a scoring machine and had everyone sat up and taking serious notice when she dropped 35 points on Chicago Sky. Her super calendar year also got even better when she also had a gold medal hung around her neck with USA recently. Meanwhile at Orman Genclik, Ogunbowale will benefit from having experienced performers such as Jo Leedham-Warner and Angelica Robinson to guide her through a first season of European ball.

Maite Cazorla - Perfumerias Avenida

The gutsy and smart guard is likely to be a firm fan favorite at Pabellon Wurzburg as she looks to make her impact having not only graduated from Oregon, but also made her debut in the WNBA with Atlanta Dream. Her creative ability will be essential and being able to return home and learn from veteran ace Silvia Dominguez will surely provide a priceless experience for Cazorla. She will also be out to show what she can do in EuroCup Women because with Spain not having any Qualifiers for the FIBA Women's EuroBasket 2019, she must show she has what it takes to push for a spot for the Olympic Qualifying Tournaments. 

Cheridene Green - InvestInTheWest Enea Gorzow

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Having played an encouraging cameo  with Great Britain during that historic run to the FIBA Women's EuroBasket 2019 Semi-Finals, Green is now embarking on her first professional experience since she graduated from Tennessee. Strong, a nice finisher and perhaps a player who is not yet on most people's radar, but soon could be, she opened her account in the Polish League with a 7 of 7 shooting effort for Gorzow.