We announce new “women in black” twice! The sisters Billie and Becky Massey are the first confirmed additions to the Movistar Estudiantes women’s first team for the 2022-23 season.
Both players are absolute international centers with Belgium, born in 2000, and come from Kangoeroes Basket, runner-up in the league and champion of the Cup of their country and Eurocup Women’s team.
Both have played for six years in the Kangoeroes, a club that is proud “of the achievements of both sisters and the contribution we have made to allow these two talented players to become true international class players.”
Throughout their careers, both sisters have played together, both in clubs and in the Belgian national team from training categories, something that will happen again in Movistar Estudiantes under the orders of David Gallego.
With Belgium, his recent bronze at the Eurobasket in Spain 2021 stands out; its participation in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games (7th); and fifth place in the 2018 U18F Eurobasket.
In the record with clubs of the Massey sisters, they stand out, in addition to the Belgian Cup title this season; the league runners-up in 2018, 2019 and this 2022.
Even so, it is acceptable to talk about each of them independently.
Billie Massey (1.84m center, 2000) this season averaged 9.9 points and 8 rebounds per game in the Belgian league and 9.3 points, 9.9 rebounds and a PIR of 16.6 in the Eurocup.
In total, he played six years in the current Kangoeroes (formerly Basket Hema Sint Katelijne Waver), with whom he made his debut in the top flight at just 17 years old and to whom he joined from KB D-Glas Oostende Bredene.
In his individual record, in addition to the collective achievements mentioned above, we highlight his participation in the 2018 Basketball Without Borders Global Camp in his formative stage; and his nomination in the ideal quintet of the 2019 U19 World Cup and the 2020 U20 Eurobasket.
And already as a professional, Billie Massey was player of the year 2020 in the Belgian league for the specialized website eurobasket.com; who also considered her the best pivot in the championship that year 2020.
Bille has also been named the best Belgian player in the years 2020 and 2021, best defensive player of the year 2021, was part of the ideal quintet of the Belgian league in 2020 and 2021 and the second best Eurocup team in 2020… She has also been several times player of the day in Belgian league and European competition.
Becky Massey (center, 1.86m, 2000) has averaged this 2021-22 season with the Kangaroes 11.1 points, 4.9 rebounds per game in the league and 8.9 points, 5.5 rebounds and a PIR of 8.3 in the Eurocup.
Six years at Kangaores (formerly Basket Hema Sint Katelijne Waver), a team he joined in the 2016-17 season from KB D-Glas Oostende Bredene, with whom he achieved promotion to the highest category in which he would debut the following year as an even younger player old.
To the aforementioned collective achievements, we must add the nomination as Best Player of the Eurobasket U18F 2017.
The specialized website Eurobasket.com included it in the best national quintet of the 2018 Belgian league; and in the second best quintet of the 2018, 2020 and 2021 editions; she being her on several occasions player of the day in the national tournament of her country.
With these two additions, Movistar Estudiantes has now confirmed five players (the continuation of Gretter, De Santiago and Espín) and the coach (David Gallego).