Eintracht Braunschweig's officials like to let the imported players fly in together via a turnstile. And since the joint plane was delayed, Shaquanda Miller-McCray and Jordan Chavis realized during their wait that they know each other from previous duels. A high school all-star game as well as duels in the college division ties the Lionpride team, but the players were no longer even aware of it. Now the two new Americans of the Lowenrudel even live together, and Miller-McCray is the defensive anchor in the game of the second-division basketball team.
Great team, great team spirit – Shaquanda Miller-McCray raves about Lionpride
"I've never played in such a good team with such great cohesion," the 23-year-old is enthusiastic about her career move from Serbia to the Lionesses. In Novi Sad she completed her first season outside the USA. "Like in Braunschweig, there is a beautiful old town there," says Miller-McCray. But the pandemic naturally made things more difficult. She didn't really get to play as well as she did in the Blue and Yellow team on the Danube. At the Oker, however, she has found the perfect role. She still has to get used to the new environment, as she did at her previous station.
The 1.93-meter woman convinces with 7.2 rebounds on average. She anchors just under three of those on the offensive board, which might be one of the top marks in the league. And with her long arms, i.e. an impressive wingspan, she regularly blocks throws from opponents. Some don't even get rid of their shot on the way to the basket against Miller-McCray. Ten rebounds she grabbed in Chemnitz, for example. In the important win at Rist Wedel there were nine.