- National Teams
In Episode 41 of the Hoopsfix Podcast, we got the chance to sit down with Great Britain star Azania Stewart ahead of the most recent qualifying window where Stewart gained her 100th cap as she has decided to step away from the game – which she revealed to us in this interview.
The 29 year old came up through the Haringey Angels programme, before departing for the US at age 16. An impressive High School career followed, before ending up at Florida, where an impressive four year career saw the 6’4″ centre ranked no.3 all time in the programme’s record book for blocked shots (205), and fifth all time in field goal percentage (54.4%), whilst going to the NCAA tournament in her Freshman and Senior years; both times losing to the eventual champions in the second round.
She graduated in 2012, playing in the London Olympics that summer, having made her GB Senior debut in 2009 and has since gone on to 101 caps for her country, becoming a centre-piece to the squad with her leadership and energy, whilst forging herself a stable professional career on the continent.
Post-2012 she has had a successful professional career that has seen her play in Spain, England (briefly) Australia, Hungary, and Latvia this past season – where she won two titles domestically and played EuroCup with TTT Riga. ‘Z’ as she is known, also represented England at the Commonwealth Games earlier this year, winning a silver medal.
In this 80 minute interview – recorded on Saturday November 10th – hear from Azania on:
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