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Sometimes it's the journey that teaches you a lot about your destination - Feb 11, 2016


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Kristina
King
Playing professional basketball was always what I thought would be my last stop. I would graduate college, go over the water for a few years, and then be back home with a number of experiences people only dream of having. Simple as that. Now I am not saying that planning for your life isn't something you should do. People always stress that you should make a list of goals to have an idea of what you want to get out of life and I fully agree, you should have goals and aspirations. It's great to have a plan in motion, but it's funny just how quickly God humbles us and show us His plans are greater than anything we could imagine.

My name is Kristina King (180-G/F-92, college: Richmond). I'm 23 years old and have played in two different countries, Romania and Iceland. I graduated from the University of Richmond with a dual degree and had a pretty successful basketball career, achieving 1,000 points and receiving All-Conference honors. Since graduating, I have been extremely blessed in getting the opportunity to play overseas and experience new cultures all while doing something that I love, play basketball.

So where am I now?

After competing in Taiwan this past summer at the Jones Cup, I decided to come back to GA and play in the WUBA with the GIE Lady Matrix instead of going back overseas to play. Many told me that it was a stupid decision to forego a year overseas, including my agent who was based out in Europe. They said if I stayed home this season, I would never be able to make it back to Europe to play. I can't tell you how nervous I was making that decision to stay. I went back and forth weighing the pros and cons of both options every day, but I knew that if I wanted to accomplish my goals and have a chance to play on a bigger scale; this is what I needed to do. It's all about building your resume and being in the right situation in front of the right people, which is what the WUBA is helping me do. It's only been a few months now and I've already had the opportunity to meet with management in the WNBA and general managers from different countries by playing in the WUBA.

This week the WUBA has been invited to play in the Dominican Republic to play in the Copa Mitchell Cup. For the last two years, the Dominican Republic hasn't participated in women's basketball, except for their national team. This is the first year they are bringing it back and to be invited to play in this event on an international stage is an honor.

I am eager to get back on the court and compete for the chance to bring home a medal. I've played in Europe and Asia, but have never competed in Latin America so I'm excited to see what the style of play is like here.

Games begin Thursday so follow me on the Copa Mitchell Cup site to get updates on how we're doing throughout this week!

  




J.D. Barnes
J. D. Barnes hired as Chabibeh Chiyah head coach - 1 month ago
Owner Fadi Tabet have announced that former International All-Star J.D. Barnes is the new head coach of their Lebanese First Division, Chabibeh Club. Barnes served as an head coach with the GIE Lady Matrix (WUBA) last season. He replaces Zoran Visic (agency: Promotex ), who was named to the India National Team' coaching staff (head coach). 'We are very excited to name J.D. Barnes our new head coach,' said Chabibeh General Manager, Fadi Tabet. 'The basketball pedigree that he brings to Le...   [read more]

Briana
Williams
TG Neuss Tigers tab Briana Williams; ex GIE Lady Matrix - 1 month ago
WUBA Offseason Signing 8/17/2017 TG Neuss Tigers (2.Bundesliga) inked 25-year old American guard Briana Williams (5'7''-G-92, college: Mercer, agency: PEPI SPORT) . She played in the summer at GIE Matrix (WUBA) in the U.S. In 12 games she was second best scorer with impressive 20.2ppg and recorded 6.0rpg. A very good season in her career as she was awarded USBasket.com All-WUBA Co-Player of the Year, Guard of the Year and USBasket.com All-WUBA Rookie of the Year. Williams has quite tra...   [read more]

Kristina
King
Kristina King signs at Unio Esportiva Mataro; ex GIE Lady Matrix - 1 month ago
Eurobasket News 8/17/2017 Unio Esportiva Mataro (Spain) landed 24-year old American international guard Kristina King (5'11''-G/F-92, college: Richmond) . The last season King played at Esperance Sportive Pully in Swiss LNA where in 21 games she averaged impressive Score-5 (20.2ppg), 7.9rpg, Assists-4 (4.4apg) and Steals-3 (3.2spg). She can count that season as a very successful as was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Swiss LNA 2nd Team. This summer King led the GIE Lady Matrix to their f...   [read more]


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