Gruda also joins ASVEL

After registering the arrival of Gabby Williams, the ASVEL women’s team has formalized the signing of the captain of the France team Sandrine Gruda for three years.

ASVEL is building a shock team. A few days after announcing the arrival in its ranks of the French international Gabby Williams, the women’s section of the Rhone club offered the services of a size to replace Kayla Alexander in its workforce numerically. Already passed by ASVEL during the 2017-2018 season, then palliating the injury of Djéné Diawara after his season in WNBA, Sandrine Gruda returns to the French championship in order to register for the long term, as previously announced. Indeed, the captain of the France team, 215 caps with Les Bleues on the clock, has signed up for the next three seasons in favor of the club chaired by Tony Parker and puts an end to fifteen years away from France, only interrupted by this freelance at ASVEL five years ago. The best scorer in the history of the France team leaves Schio after four years in Italy to embark on what could be the last challenge of his career.

Gruda, experience to spare

The 2016 WNBA champion with the Los Angeles Sparks, twice European club champion (2013 and 2016), eight-time medalist with the French team, whose bronze at the last Olympic Games will bring her experience to the Rhone workforce from next season. ” Sandrine Gruda is a professional athlete who needs no introduction. She has become over the years an emblematic player of the France team., Tony Parker said in a statement. It is a model of work and determination. She has won everything but is still hungry for victories and titles. His return to Lyon will allow the group to gain experience and leadership. We are grateful for his renewed trust. On this occasion, Sandrine Gruda will find on the banks of the Rhône Pierre Vincent, who had brought her to Schio in 2018, with the aim of allowing ASVEL to challenge Bourges in the Women’s League but also to make the club shine. Rhône on the European scene.


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