Angel McCoughtry takes a break from basketball during the off season seeing the world. But she is never far from a basketball court, spending the past couple of months with the Turkish women’s basketball league in Istanbul.

The former University of Louisville All-America and Atlanta Dream star, led her Fenerbahce team to the league’s championship playoffs last week, scoring 34 points in the final to win a best-of-five series in four games.

Angel’s spin, a mix of travelogue and highlights (the Turks are really into basketball):

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By Charlie Springer

Charlie Springer is a former Louisville editor and sportswriter, a public affairs consultant, a UofL grad and longtime fan.