US Basketball Player Yvonne Turner becomes Hungarian citizen

Thursday, December 22, 2016

22 Yvonne Turner (Uniqa Sopron) - Uniqa Sopron v Bourges Basket, 2017 EuroLeague Women, Sopron - Novomatic Arèna Sopron(Hungary), Regular Season, 9 November 2016

The 29-year old Player of Uniqa Sopron Yvonne Turner took the Hungarian citizenship oath on Monday and is ready to play in the Hungarian national team.

Turner has a contract with Uniqa Sopron until 2019 reported the women's division of the club.

By acquiring Hungarian citizenship, the 179 cm tall player's national status in the Euroleague has changed from US to European, which takes effect in the 2017/18 season.

Turner is the second US basketball player that acquired Hungarian citizenship in recent months. In November, Courtney Vandersloot received Hungarian citizenship, who since then debuted in the national team against Portugal in European Championships qualifiers the last month.

Courtney Vandersloot

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Anonymous said...

It wasn't until the 1970s when teams started looking for international talent. I've always been against that. If you represent a city or country, you should come from those respective regions. It's hard to root or support for a team that is not even really your team because it's chuck full of people from everywhere else except your own city or country.

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