WABA NEWS Chicago Lady Steam sign Florencia Palacios


WABA NEWS Chicago Lady Steam sign Florencia Palacios

The first shot of coach Antonio D’Albero and Chicago Steam Lady is the argentinian’s wing, with italian passport, Florencia Palacios. She born December 1985, and will be the first Italian/Argentinian player to land in to the newly WABA.

 

About her career – She starts playing basketball in Argentina to Velez Sarfield youth team, where she wins her first junior Championship, before to move, in 2003, to the Union Florida - South America-. Even in 2003 she decides to move in Italy for two seasons and play for Carichieti Team (League A1) and then to New Aurora Pescara in the same year. In 2005/2006 season she signs with Pio XII di Santiago De Compostela, Spain, before to come back in Italy and win Italian Championship with new Aurora Pescara team. In 2006/2007 season reaches Playoffs semifinals with San Gabriele Basketball Milano Jersey, while in 2007/2008 she signs again for Pescara – this time Yale's franchise, not New Aurora - but she moves in Viareggio, where she wins her second Italian Championship. Tuscany, Florence and Italian A2 League are the next steps of Florencia (2008/2009). In 2009/2010 she signs with Vomero Basket in Naples before to end the season in Castellammare di Stabia and reach her personal third Italian championship. In 2010 she moves to Denmark and signs with League A1 franchise Lemvig Basketball, after that she ended the season in Italy, in Casagiove, where she wins her fourth Italian championship. Last but not the least, she played for Argentinian National Team and many times for Europe Summer Leagues selections.

 

PALACIOS AS PLAYER – She can play both forward spot. She is quick and strong at the same time and can guards small and power forward into or outside the paint. She is a very good mid and long range shooter, skills which allow her to dribbling from the basket or use her good jumper.