The 22-year old Hind Ben Abdelkader has signed a contract with the Indiana Fever, a club that plays in the North American professional vrouwenbasket. That made the WNBA Wednesday known.
The young Brussels-based point-guard pulls in april to the club, by the American Pokey Chatman trained and led, to make the preparations for the coming season to participate. Ben Abdelkader defends currently the colors of the Turkish Hatay. There she took out an average of 17,2 points per game in the championship. Hatay is third in the league and is preparing for quarter-finals of the FIBA Eurocup. Therein fight the Brussels with her club against Villeneuve d’Asq to a place in the semi-finals. In the European competitions draw Hind Ben Abdelkader an average of 16 points and 1.6 assists on.
The Belgian point-guard, which is currently not selected for the Belgian Cats, played in the past for Waregem, Names and Sint-Katelijne-Waver. At that last club she left in 2014 to join the Spanish Cadi La Seu to her foreign adventure to begin. Then made the basketspeelster stops at the French Nice (2015-2016), the Polish Wisla Krakow (2016-2017).
It is not the first time that Indiana Fever shows interest in a Belgian basketster. In april draftte the club out of Indianapolis still Julie Allemand, point-guard at Lyon, ASVEL, and the Belgian Cats.
Hind Ben Abdelkader is also not the first Belgian in the WNBA to see. Ann Wauters played for nine years in the NBA for women and picked up there two years ago, the title with the LA Sparks. Emma Meesseman has been playing five years for the Washington Mystics. The Flemish center decided, however, to this summer to withdraw, so that they can concentrate on the Belgian Cats.
The regular season begins on 19 may and ends the middle of september, just before the start of the world CHAMPIONSHIPS (22-30 september in Tenerife), which are also the Belgian Cats.