After just spending one day in the EuroProBasket Women’s program, Tisha Dixon and Ferzan Gündüz left on a basketball tryout in Catalunya, Spain.
Tisha, originally from Kinston, North Carolina, attended EuroProBasket’s Women program because she felt like it was her best opportunity to receive an offer to play professional basketball in Europe. Tisha played all 4 years of college basketball at North Carolina Central University, an NCAA DI program which competes in the MEAC Confrence. She had a solid career there averaging 10.9 points and 8.1 rebounds per game here senior year, which was 2015-16.
Following college she didn’t play for an organized team. She attended a few showcases and combines in the United States which she said were nothing like what she expereince here in Spain at EuroProBasket.
Ferzan Gündüz grew up playing basketball in Turkey in the regional leagues. She joined EuroProBasket to gain an opportunity to work with professional coaches and possibly play for a basketball team outside of her home country of Turkey.
I decided to join Europrobasket because I didn’t want to miss the opportunity to work with European coaches on good terms. I realized that I could improve myself and have the opportunity to play for a team in Europe.Ferzan Gündüz
In Tisha’s case, even with a great collegiate career, time off or “gaps” in your resume severly limits your opportunities overseas.
With regards to Ferzan, sometimes you have to make a move outside of your country to gain the opportunity you desire.
Within just a day of being in the EuroProBasket Women’s program, both girls have received a tryout with a team in Spain. They, and the other girls in the program, have received visits from coaches and team managers as well as interest from multiple teams in Europe.
It’s expected that both girls will have multiple offers and will have options to choose from when selectiong their next home for the 2021-22 season. This basketball tryout was the first of more to come during their 20 day stay in the program.