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Elīna Dikaioulaku (née Babkina) (born 24 April 1989) [1] is a Latvian women's basketball player currently[when?] playing for the Latvia women's national basketball team.[2][3]

Elīna Dikaioulaku
No. 7 – Ślęza Wrocław
PositionPoint guard
LeagueBLK
Personal information
Born (1989-04-24) 24 April 1989 (age 30)
Riga, Soviet Union
NationalityLatvian
Listed height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Listed weight143 lb (65 kg)
Career information
WNBA draft2011 / Round: 3 / Pick: 29th overall
Selected by the Los Angeles Sparks
Playing career2005–present
Career history
2004–2005U-18 Latvija
2005–2008TTT Riga
2008–2010SK Cēsis
2010–2011Lotos Gdynia
2011–2012Fenerbahçe
2012CSM Târgovişte
2013USK Praha
2013–2014Nadezhda Orenburg
2014–2018CD CREF
2018–presentŚlęza Wrocław

Dikaioulaku was already offered a deal with Russian Superleague team UMMC Ekaterinburg at age 16.[4][5] She was a member of TTT Riga until April 2008, when the team fired her.[6] In September she signed a contract with SK Cēsis.[7] Babkina played in the 2008 Summer Olympics.[8]

She was involved in a car crash on 24 November 2008. She was a passenger. Although she had worn her seat belt, she had a light concussion.[9]

WNBAEdit

Dikaioulaku was selected in the third round of the 2011 WNBA draft (29th overall) by the Los Angeles Sparks.[10] Babkina signed with the Sparks on 19 February 2015.[11]

AchievementsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Elīna Dikaioulaku: kopā ar Latvijas izlasi vēlos piedzīvot vēl vienas olimpiskās spēles". lbs.lv.
  2. ^ "Elīna Babkina". SR/Olympics. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 26 July 2012.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 18 May 2015. Retrieved 17 May 2015.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Latvian Radio interview (2006)" (in Latvian). Archived from the original on 28 December 2008. Retrieved 21 October 2008.
  5. ^ "FIBA Europe profile". Retrieved 21 October 2008.
  6. ^ Siliņš, Andrejs (14 April 2008). "TTT dod iespēju Babkinai" (in Latvian). eSports.lv. Retrieved 21 October 2008.
  7. ^ Bērziņš, Edgars (23 September 2008). "Babkina spēlēs Cēsīs" (in Latvian). eSports.lv. Retrieved 21 October 2008.
  8. ^ "Profile in Yahoo! Sports". Retrieved 21 October 2008.
  9. ^ Celmiņš, Jānis (25 November 2008). "Elīnai Babkinai smadzeņu satricinājums" (in Latvian). eSports.lv. Retrieved 25 November 2008.
  10. ^ 2011 WNBA Draft board[permanent dead link]
  11. ^ LA Sparks add guard Elina Babkina from Latvia to roster

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