Another Season in the Books

Azania Stewart

January 6, 2020

From net ball to basketball, Azania knew she enjoyed team sports and that running track and field wasn't her thing.  At a young age Z said goodbye to family and friends, leaving London with a suitcase her next stop would take her across the Atlantic, bringing her to the state of Virginia where she would attend high school, play basketball and eventually say yes to a college scholarship at the University of Florida.  These teenage years for Z were survived without FaceTime, Whatsapp or Skype.  She wrote letters home and learned how to tough it out when times got rough.  She represented Great Britain in the Olympic Games of 2012, graduated and went on to enjoy a professional basketball career in Europe.  Two years into retirement, Z has color commentated for FIBA at the Women's Afro Basket Games in Senegal and in February of 2020 will commentate for FIBA once again at the Women's Olympic Qualifiers in Serbia.