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Lyttle takes up citizenship of Spain

Lyttle takes up citizenship of Spain


Sancho Lyttle, the first Vincentian to play in the WNBA, is now a citizen of Spain.{{more}}

The 26-year-old Lyttle relinquished her Vincentian nationality recently when the Council of Ministers in Spain awarded her Spanish citizenship by naturalisation.

Lyttle is currently signed with Spanish team Perfumias Avenida for the 2010-2011season.

Lyttle was last month being wooed by the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Basketball Federation to be part of the Vincentian Women’s team to the Centro Basketball Championships and the Central America and Caribbean Games in Puerto Rico. However, she did not accept the offer.

She and Sophia Young were being banked on to carry the Vincentian flag in the championships which are qualifiers for the Olympic and Panam Games, but like Lyttle, Young also said she was unavailable.

Instead, Lyttle will be turning out for Spain in the FIBA World Championships set for the Czech Republic in September.

Lyttle, who plays for the Atlanta Dream, is currently averaging 15.3 points and10.9 rebounds per game.

She started her WNBA career in 2005 with the now defunct Houston Comets.

A former St. Vincent and the Grenadines junior and senior athlete, and netballer, Lyttle hopes to contribute greatly to the Spanish Women’s national team which finished with a bronze medal in the Eurobasket 2009 Competition in Latvia.