The center is from Valencia Basket and averaged 8.7 points and 4.6 rebounds per game last year.
Meiya Tirera, 34, center and 1.88 meters tall, has become IDK Euskotren’s first recruit for the next 2020/2021 season. The player born in Mali comes from Valencia Basket with whom she has been in recent years at a very high level. Last season, the Taronja (Les Oranges) team played in European competition, making Tirera an absolute guarantee booster. In principle, if there is no surprise, she would come as a starting pivot to replace Erika de Souza. Last year, she averaged 8.7 points and 4.6 rebounds per match in the Endesa Women’s League in almost 22 minutes on the track.
El primer fichaje para la próxima temporada es… ¡¡Meiya Tirera!!
Un refuerzo de máximo nivel para nosotras.
¡¡Bienvenida al @ibaetabasket, Meiya!!
— IDK EUSKOTREN (@ibaetabasket) May 25, 2020
The new player from IDK Euskotren played three years at Valencia Basket, with whom she was promoted three seasons ago and one at Cadí la Seu. Tirera is a pivot with a powerful physique which is accompanied by good mobility, which allows him to be a solid defender and also a player capable of contributing to the attack, as she has shown during her career. , very largely both at club level and for the selection of Mali.
“I signed with IDK Euskotren because it is a very competitive team and with players who have been there for many years. It seems to me to be a family team ”
Explained the player, who also collected an average of 14 points during the final phase of the Queen’s Cup where they were eliminated in the semi-final.
Tirera knows his new trainer, Azu Muguruza, perfectly.
“She is a player that I like because she works very hard and likes to play fast, run and defend a lot. I think it will be fine for us. If all the players are together and we work hard, I hope we have a great season. “
Meiya Tirera will spend the summer in her country and admits that she is “very happy” with her transfer to the Donostia club. She will share her position with the Senegalese international Coumba Sarr “Toch”.
By RAÚL MELERO / diariovasco.com (Late Spanish)