The road to Rio via Turkey

“As a kid I never thought I would be a professional basketball player, let alone compete in the Olympics for Turkey. That’s the road I’ve taken, and I couldn’t be happier to take this journey with the country of Turkey.”

Carolina fans may not immediately recognize the name Lara Sanders on the roster for the Turkey women’s basketball team. But they will certainly recognize the game when she and her adopted countrywomen take the court in search of an Olympic medal. Sanders—better known as LaToya Pringle to Tar Heel fans—was the 2008 ACC Defensive Player of the Year and a cornerstone of a group that won four consecutive ACC titles and advanced to a pair of Final Fours. After Carolina, her basketball career took her to a top division club in Turkey.

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