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PostPosted: 11/26/19 1:41 pm    ::: Your List of the All-Time Greatest Non-Americans? Reply Reply with quote

This thread is specifically for the players who were born outside of the United States as the fanfare and recognition is usually more garnered towards Americans unless we have no choice but to acknowledge their legendary greatness (i.e. Lauren Jackson, Hortencia, etc.).

With that said, list your 5-10 all-time greatest non-American born players?

What was it about them that made them legendary?

Here's just a list of names (just as a suggestion for your list) off the top of my head (in alphabetical order):

Janeth Arcain
Liz Cambage
Paula Goncalves da Silva
Lauren Jackson
Sancho Lyttle
Mwade Mabika
Hortencia Marcari
Emma Meesseman
Eva Němcová Horáková
Ticha Penichiero
Penny Taylor
Michele Timms
Natalia Zassoulskaia



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PostPosted: 11/26/19 1:59 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Margo Dydek of course



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PostPosted: 11/26/19 2:21 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Uljana Semjonova

11x EuroLeague champion. Never lost in international play. 2x Olympic Gold Medals (would have more if Olympics had sponsored WBB earlier) 3x World Championships Gold



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PostPosted: 11/26/19 2:26 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Elena Baranova
Haixia Zheng
Margo Dydek
Maria Stepanova



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PostPosted: 11/26/19 3:15 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

pilight wrote:
Uljana Semjonova

11x EuroLeague champion. Never lost in international play. 2x Olympic Gold Medals (would have more if Olympics had sponsored WBB earlier) 3x World Championships Gold


Do you have a top five list? She's your #1. Who's 2-5?



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PostPosted: 11/26/19 7:08 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Svetlana Abrosimova


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PostPosted: 11/26/19 7:22 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Adding on:

Michelle Timms
Emma Meesseman
Izzy Castro Marques
Eva Nemcova
Kamila Vodichkova
Isabelle Fijalkowski
Zane Tamane



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PostPosted: 11/28/19 1:16 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Ticha Peneichero
Jonquel Jones
Kia Nurse
Celine Dumerc
Sandrine Gruda
"Biba" (I forget her last name--the Polish girl)
Tully Bevilaqua
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Uljana Semjonova

....I've often considered how effective she might be if she faced off against today's *bigs*....she was good, but didn't really have the competition then, that she'd face if she played today.



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PostPosted: 11/28/19 6:31 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Starting five:

Margo Dydek
Lauren Jackson
Penny Taylor
Ticha Penicheiro
Dalma Ivanyi

On the bench:
Sandrine Gruda
Kamila Vodichkova
Maria Stepanova
Agnieszka Bibrzycka
Celine Dumerc
Laura Macchi
Janeth Arcain

off the scale/GOAT: Uljana Semjonova.



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PostPosted: 11/28/19 10:32 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

przemoe wrote:
Starting five:

Margo Dydek
Lauren Jackson
Penny Taylor
Ticha Penicheiro
Dalma Ivanyi

On the bench:
Sandrine Gruda
Kamila Vodichkova
Maria Stepanova
Agnieszka Bibrzycka
Celine Dumerc
Laura Macchi
Janeth Arcain

off the scale/GOAT: Uljana Semjonova.


Good list, but to me, a team like this without Elena Baranova is missing a big piece.



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PostPosted: 11/28/19 10:39 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Elena Baranova in her prime was almost unguardable. Glad she spent a few seasons with the Liberty. Haixia Zheng also was one of the best centers in the world during her prime.



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PostPosted: 11/28/19 11:53 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Vandersloot
Quigley
Bonner
Hammon
Hayes

And many others



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PostPosted: 11/28/19 12:28 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Randy wrote:
Vandersloot
Quigley
Bonner
Hammon
Hayes

And many others


I was waiting for someone to mention those players. Smile


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PostPosted: 11/28/19 7:03 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

ClayK wrote:
przemoe wrote:
Starting five:

Margo Dydek
Lauren Jackson
Penny Taylor
Ticha Penicheiro
Dalma Ivanyi

On the bench:
Sandrine Gruda
Kamila Vodichkova
Maria Stepanova
Agnieszka Bibrzycka
Celine Dumerc
Laura Macchi
Janeth Arcain

off the scale/GOAT: Uljana Semjonova.


Good list, but to me, a team like this without Elena Baranova is missing a big piece.


Took the words out of my mouth . She was the anchor for those liberty teams back in the day. Pick and Pop was her game .



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PostPosted: 11/30/19 7:34 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Soon to be the greatest of all time - Maria "Masha" Vadeeva.



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PostPosted: 12/09/19 11:15 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Surprised by the lack of love here for Queen Hortência! She was maybe the best pure scorer in the world during her prime and a legit celebrity in Brazil. Their upset USA in 94 on the way to becoming the first non-US or Russian team to win Gold is probably to this day one of the greatest upsets in WBB history.


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PostPosted: 12/10/19 10:37 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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PostPosted: 12/10/19 10:39 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Triple.




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PostPosted: 12/10/19 10:41 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Adding Amaya Valdemoro, I fell in love with her during the ‘04 Olympics. She only won 1 Medal but played in 6 major comps and was one of the top scorers in most of them. Alba Torrens has a pretty damn good resume though, too with 4 medals in the last 5 comps And she’s only 30.


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PostPosted: 12/11/19 9:11 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

PickledGinger wrote:
Adding Amaya Valdemoro, I fell in love with her during the ‘04 Olympics. She only won 1 Medal but played in 6 major comps and was one of the top scorers in most of them. Alba Torrens has a pretty damn good resume though, too with 4 medals in the last 5 comps And she’s only 30.


I always thought she could've had a better WNBA career had she not been playing behind legends (Cynthia, Sheryl and Janeth).



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