Griffin Earns MVP Honors, Overseas Round Up

Throughout the 2012-13 offseason, will keep fans updated on how their favorite Sun players are doing overseas. Read the first installment HERE, the second HERE, the third HERE, the fourth HERE, the fifth HERE, the sixth HERE, the seventh HERE, the eighth HERE and the ninth HERE. Want to find out where everyone is playing? Click HERE.

In Australia, Kelsey Griffin had 20 points and 11 rebounds en-route to being named the Grand Final MVP as the Bendigo Sprit defeated the Townsville Fire 71-57 on March 10th to take the WNBL title. Griffin played in 19 games for the Spirit, averaging 16.5 points and 8.6 rebounds.

In France, Mistie Mims is averaging 14.7 points and 6.6 rebounds in 19 games to lead Union Lyon Basket Feminin. On March 15th, She had 12 points, four rebounds and two steals in a 64-54 win over Perpignan.

In Poland, Sun center Tina Charles had 22 points, 13 rebounds and two assists to lead Wisla Can-Pak to a 90-63 victory over Artego Bydgoszcz in the semifinals of the Polish Championship. In Polish League games, the Sun center is averaging 14.9 points and 7.9 rebounds in 16 games. In EuroLeague action, Charles finished as the leading scorer and rebounder among all players, averaging 24.0 points and 12.5 rebounds in 13 games.

In Russia, Renee Montgomery 13 points, nine assists, four steals and three rebounds as Nadezhda Orenburg defeated Dynamo Moscow 93-86 on March 10th. The Sun guard is averaging 11.9 points, 4.0 assists and 1.9 steals in 14 Russian League games. Montgomery averaged 13.5 points, 3.0 assists and 1.8 rebounds in 13 EuroLeague games for the Russian squad.

Danielle McCray averaged 12.1 points and 4.5 rebounds to go along with 2.8 assists in 18 EuroLeague games for Familia Schio. On March 20th, McCray had 17 points, six steals and five rebounds, but it was not enough as Familia Schio fell to Bourges 60-56. In Italian League action, McCray is averaging 10.3 points and 3.1 rebounds in seven games.

In Turkey, Sun forward Asjha Jones had nine points, four rebounds and four steals as Kayseri defeated Dynamo Moscow 74-70 on March 14th. It was not enough, however, as Dynamo Moscow took the EuroCup title on aggregate scoring. Jones averaged 13.3 points and 5.9 rebounds in 10 EuroCup games. In Turkish Cup play, Jones is averaging 14.5 points, 7.6 rebounds and 2.4 assists in 17 games.

Kalana Greene has played in nine games for Pallacanestro Pozzuoli in Italy, averaging 9.9 points and 8.7 rebounds to go along with 2.6 steals in those contests. Most recently, she had two points, and one rebound in a 88-55 loss to Taranto on March 17th.

Sun guard Allison Hightower is averaging 16.3 points, 5.7 rebounds and 2.4 assists in 20 Israeli League games for Elitzur Ramla. Most recently, she had 16 points, eight rebounds and seven assists in a 79-70 loss to Ramat Hasharon on March 23rd.