The Lointek Gernika Bizkaia already has its first new name for the 2021/2022 season. It’s about Melisa Brcaninovic. The Bosnian woman stands out for her youth since she is only 22 years old. Despite his young age, this last campaign has participated, for example, in the EuroCup Women and until a few days ago he was in the Eurobasket. His selection was undoubtedly one of the revelations of the championship, achieving a more than worthy fifth place finish. In fact, if something stood out from Bosnia-Herzegovina it was their powerful inside game with Jonquel Jones and Marica Gajic at the helm. With the injury of the latter in the final stretch of the competition, Melisa Brcaninovic’s minutes grew in the decisive matches playing over twenty minutes.
Brcaninovic trained at the Jedinstvo BH Telecom Tuzla where he took his first steps into professionalism in three seasons. Later, she made the leap to the almighty Galatasaray where she was loaned to Sporting Al Riyadi Beirut in Lebanon. He left for Italy the following season signing for Schio and being loaned again to the Italian second division as in the 2018/2019 campaign when he was at UNI Gyor in Hungary. The next season he made the jump to the first division of the LEGA with Torino achieving 17 points and 8 rebounds on average until finally signing for Castors Braine.
At Castors Braine has been one of the key pieces coming off the bench thanks to his ability to load the rebound, good movements to the post and threat of outside launch. This is how Mario López analyzes the signing of Melisa Brcaninovic: “She is a mobile center who is characterized by her good outside shooting, especially from the 3-point line, something we missed last season. Ability to score and good play without the ball are some of his virtues, in addition to his versatility in his game, being able to play in different positions. “
With this first signing of Melisa Brcaninovic, Lointek Gernika Bizkaia already has up to 8 players on the payroll with the renewals of Belén Arrojo, Rosó Buch, Itziar Ariztimuño, Paula Ginzo, Marge Roundtree, Angie Bjorklund and Marta Alberdi.