Euro 2022 winner Alessia Russo on making history, inspiring a generation and that viral backheel goal
Alessia Russo was one of the best players in the world, but she wasn’t quite at the level or playing the game that made her famous.
But since she was a youngster growing up in New York and playing a game that she truly loved, that didn’t dissuade her: when she moved to the United States she was going to be a professional player.
But when she went to go through the NCAA she decided to be a little more serious about it, and decided to play basketball instead.
She went on to become an NCAA all-America, and one of the best players in the history of the game.
Alessia Russo is one of the most influential players in the history of women’s college basketball.
She is one of the all-time great players in women’s professional basketball.
When you look at her career numbers, they are mind blowing: she played with the likes of Dikembe Mutombo and Shaquille O’Neal, who were once considered icons of the game.
But that was almost 20 years ago, and what she has done since is make history. She has inspired a generation of women’s basketball players, and she inspired a great backheel goal a couple of years ago.
Today we are lucky to have her on our show, and she is one of the best guests we have ever had on our show.
To learn more about the story behind what happened with the backheel, and the women who inspired her to chase her dream, let’s start with some news.
In 2017 a backheel goal was set for her. It was like the Super Bowl, but for women’s basketball.
In 2018 she took the backheel goal live.