MCC2018 line-up is almost complete and will feature 6 teams from 5 countries. We welcome the first team from the Eastern Mediterranean - Chabibeh Sporting Club from Lebanon. Lebanon is a basketball powerhouse of Asia. Its men's team conquered silver medals in the Asian championship three times (2001, 2005, 2007). Lebanon has strong clubs as well, especially in its capital city Beirut, which is known as 'Paris of the Middle East' Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr was born in Beirut and spent much of his childhood in Lebanon. Lebanon has been in the news after last season when Homenetmen won the WLBL thanks to the American superstars Angel McCoughtry from the Atlanta Dream.
But now Chabibeh Sporting Club have made headlines after winning the 2018 Liga Catalina Cup in Barcelona, Spain last month. Super star center Shareta Brown was named Eurobasket.com All-Liga Catalina Cup MVP after averaging just over 26 points per game. WLBL All-Star guard Jennifer Ammoury was also named All-Tournament Team average closing out Mataro in the Finals with 17 points and 6 rebounds.
The big question of the event has to be the return of WLBL Stage One MVP Kristina King. King was on her way to a MVP season averaging a league best 27 points, 12 rebounds and 7 assists for Chabibeh. She would go down with a injury late in the 4th quarter of the Homentemen game.
Import head coach J.D. Barnes will be signing four import players before June 1.
Courtesy of: mcceuropebasket.com
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