The Indiana Fever announced the signing of up-and-coming Belgium guard, Julie Allemand, to a multi-year contract in free agency earlier today.
Allemand has made noise in EuroLeague play with French team Lyon where she is averaging 8.1 points, 5.4 assists and 3.8 rebounds per game.
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"We are excited to welcome Julie to our team," said Vice President of Basketball Operations and General Manager Tamika Catchings per release. "Julie has continued to develop her point guard skills with the Belgium National team. Her overseas endeavors will make her an instrumental player for our team."
Allemand is also a long-time member of the Belgium National Team which she helped qualify for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo after averaging 10 points, 5.3 assists and 3.1 rebounds The five-foot-eight point guard was originally drafted No. 33 overall in the 2016 WNBA Draft by the Indiana Fever but never actually competed in the states.
She brings a wealth of experience on the international scene which includes competing against the top competition in EuroLeague alongside countless WNBA players. She is a well-rounded guard with the ability to score it herself but also create well for teammates. It will be interesting to see if Allemand joins the league and how that dynamic coincides with Kelsey Mitchell and the rest of the Fever backcourt.
The addition of Allemand in the offseason is the second bit of news this free agency period. The Fever announced the signing of six-foot-ten Hungarian center, Bernadett Hatar, at the end of February.