I’m back and yes, I promise from now on I’m going to be more consistent keeping everyone updated!
It’s been over a year, so before I let you in on what’s currently going on, let’s run it back to this past 2020-21 season. For those of you that don’t already know, I spent my ninth overseas season in Romanian playing for the club Sepsi Sic. With it being my first time playing outside of Israel and Turkey, I can say that Romanian was much much different from those places. For starters the buildings and the architecture of the country were beautiful. Living in America, everything is new compared to that of most places in Europe, so that was for sure something I was in awe of. The country is also filled with acres and acres of fields. There were even times, I’d see cows crossing the streets and horse carriages riding on the roads. The life there moves a lot slower than what I am used to, especially with me being from California, so I was definitely culture shocked to say the least. However, looking back I feel grateful to have experienced a culture so different from my own. My eyes and knowledge of the world definitely widened after living there.
On the court in Romania, my team and I excelled in every way. We dominated by winning the Romanian League Championship and Romanian Cup Championship. And in Eurocup we made club history by advancing to the Elite 8. (Eurocup is an international European league, where you compete with elite teams from other European countries).
This upcoming season I signed with the team Spar Girona in Spain. In the past years Girona has shined in the Spanish League and in particular last season, advanced to the quarter finals of Euroleague (which is the top international league in Europe).
I am grateful that Girona recognizes that I can be a great contribution to such an elite team. I hope to remind players in a similar position as me to keep grinding because there will be a time when your hard work and talent is recognized.
Not only am I fired up to get the season rolling on the court, I am looking forward to living and experiencing the life in Spain. I just arrived in Spain last week and I am sure great things and great times are coming, and as I said, I plan to be better about about giving a consistent inside look on whats happening. So give my page a follow to get alerted about updates. And if you’d like, scroll down to check out pictures during my time in Romania!