French international pivot Sandrine Gruda (34) announced this Friday on beIN Sports that she would play in France next season, after four years at Schio in Italy.
Four and a half years later, Sandrine Gruda is back in France! The emblematic pivot of the Bleues, who will celebrate her 35th birthday on June 25, announced this Friday that she would return to the French championship next season, but without specifying in which club. guest on bein Sports to give her opinion on the NBA Finals, the native of Cannes delivered a scoop. “There, I’m going to go back to France, I hadn’t announced it yet. We don’t know where yet (smile) ”, she explained, smiling when the other columnists spoke to her about ASVEL. ” I can not say more. I’m going back to France and I’m not coming to do embroidery. It’s to win and get as many titles as possible “, she continued. The ASVEL track seems in any case serious, the president-delegate Marie-Sophie Obama having announced after the defeat (3-0) in the final of LFB against Bourges that there would not be many changes in the off-season. “What we especially saw in these final matches was the difference in maturity between two institutions. Or rather an institution, Bourges, and a club that aspires to become one one day. There are many lessons to be learned. I am disappointed, and we are going to assume each other, ”explained the leader in The Team.
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Fifteen years abroad and a freelance at ASVEL for Gruda
Maturity, Sandrine Gruda does not lack it, she who, after her first two seasons in Valenciennes, spent fifteen years abroad, from Russia to Italy, via Turkey and the United States. , with a short freelance at ASVEL from October to December 2017, where she had dominated the LFB. This year again, for her fourth season at Schio, the top scorer of the France team (215 caps, 2784pts) again averaged 18 points and 9.3 rebounds., in a team that won the Supercopa, the Italian Cup and the Italian Championship. But before returning to her new club, Sandrine Gruda will play the World Cup with Les Bleues in Australia, with the aim of finally reaching the last four.
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