Acheil Tac Signs With Romanian Team
Former Mean Green Student-Athlete Begins Professional Career In September
DENTON — Acheil Tac, one of the most efficient players in North Texas women’s basketball history has signed a professional contract with Alba Iulia of Liga Nationala in Romania.
The 2016 graduate and Garland, Texas, native will begin her professional career this September. She joins an Alba Iulia team that featured six Americans and seven former NCAA players this past season and reached the finals of Liga Nationala.
“I definitely wish I had another year at North Texas,” Tac said. “But I’m ready to start a new journey and write a new book. I have so much thanks to give coach (Jalie) Mitchell. She made some connections for me after the season was over and got me in touch with an agent that got me the job overseas in Romania.”
The Mean Green’s third-highest field goal percentage scorer finished her career with a .536 percentage.
In high school, Tac was recruited by Mitchell, who was a North Texas assistant coach at the time. Mitchell left shortly thereafter to take an assistant position at Texas. She returned to Denton last year as the Mean Green head coach for Tac’s final season.
Tac posted a .569 field goal percentage her senior season, which is the third-best in program history for a single season. Her 585 career rebounds ranks ninth most in program history.
“I’m grateful to have ended my UNT career with coach Mitchell by my side,” Tac said. “I’m excited to continue to play basketball and live my dream of playing the game that I love.”
Alba Iulia ended the 2015-16 regular season with a .700 winning percentage and went undefeated in the playoffs before losing to Sf. Gheorghe in the Cupa Romaniel de baschet feminin.
Last season, Alba Iulia had former 2014 Charlotte alum Ny Hammonds, 2013 LSU alum and 2013 All-SEC second team member Adrienne Webb and 2015 Louisville alum Shawnta Dyer, whose Cardinals team reached the 2013 NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament championship game.
Tac becomes the first player under Mitchell to sign a professional contract.
“North Texas has given me some great memories,” Tac said. “I will never forget it and am grateful for the opportunities UNT and coach Mitchell have given me.”
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