Turkey’s Samsun agrees to sign WNBA’s Toliver

Published 27.12.2010 11:43
Updated 19.01.2011 11:37

Turkish club Samsun has agreed to sign WNBA guard Kristi Toliver of the Los Angeles Sparks.

Spokesman Altan Sokmen says on Friday that Toliver is expected to arrive in Samsun, on the Black Sea coast, next Tuesday and sign a contract.

"She will be one of the best players to come to Samsun," Sokmen says.

Samsun is eighth in the 12-team standings, five points behind leader Fenerbahce, and is hoping for a quick improvement with Toliver.

"We are hoping that with Toliver, we will overcome some playmaking issues," says Samsun manager Sait Uzun.

Toliver, a backup for the Sparks, averaged 8.6 points and 2.2 rebounds this year, her second in the WNBA.

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