Jo Oly (19) will play in the United States in the upcoming season. In fact, the young and talented basketball player will join the Houston Baptist university where Julija Vujakovic is also active. Julija will play one more season with the university which means that the luxembourgish duo will play together in the upcoming 2022/23 season.
„I took a look at several schools/universities and at Houston, I thought that the combination of school and basketball level was the best possible situation for me. It was highly important to me that the academical level would be good so that I have the chance of finishing with a good degree. Coach Donna Finnie gave me a great feeling from the start and I immediately felt welcome which helped me a lot in my decision making. I did not have contact with Julija before but she helped me out a lot by answering all my questions durcing this process so that was also a help for me. »
Jo is starting psychology studies and is looking to become a sports psychologist. „While the studies is clearly important to men, basketball is too. I wanted to go to the United States to play at a very high level. Since I was a little girl, I dreamed of going to the USA to play basketball. I am extremely excited about this opportunity. I will try to become a better player at Houston in every are of the game and I have the dream pf becoming a professional basketball player in my mind. However, my first goal right now is to find my place in the team next season and then I will slowly see what might be possible in the future. I want to thank my coaches Hermann Paar and Alexandre Pires who have helped me a lot. Furthermore, I want to thank the basketball federation and the « Sportlycée » for helping me realize my dream. They have all pushed and supported me over the years. »
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