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Eurobits: Shavonte Zellous and Galatasaray part ways, Polish league under way

All of the stuff that's going on in Europe, compactified.

Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports


According to and elsewhere, Shavonte Zellous's contract with leading Turkish club Galatasaray was terminated.  The reason is supposedly that she did not report on time for the team's training camp.

I wondered what was going on with Zellous and got a response from a Twitter follower:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="">@JBowman_SA</a> Financial. Wage was not paid. I think We signed Penny Taylor.</p>&mdash; Anıl Yılmaz (@yilmazanil_) <a href="">October 9, 2014</a></blockquote>
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Doneeka Hodges got some good news from the FIBA Arbitral Tribunal.  She and her agent filed a case against Turkish club Canik Belediyesi for outstanding salaries, payments, etc.  FIBA decided in her favor without giving reasons.  She'll pick up about $20,000, the judgment is here.


The first games in the Polish league have already been played.  Once again, has a league table already posted.  The defending champions Wisla Can-Pack have both Allie Quigley (who has a Hungarian passport) and Courtney Vandersloot, and they got off to a fine start by crushing Basket Gydnia 96-37.  Follow the link for the league table. (Wisla will also be playing in Euroleague, the premiere international competition of European pro clubs this season.)