Overseas Update: Nov. 18, 2013
Every Monday throughout the WNBA off-season, PhoenixMercury.com will provide the X-Factor with weekly updates on how Mercury players are performing overseas.
To see an interactive map of the country each Mercury player is in, along with stats and schedules, click here.
The following updates include games played through November 17, 2013.
Krystal Thomas – Perfumerias (Spain): Thomas and Perfumerias have a record of 5-1 after a victory against CCC Polkowice at Nov. 13, 59-44. Thomas had six points and seven rebounds in 22 minutes. They fell to Conquero, 62-59, on Nov. 16 and next face Kibirkstis V. on Nov. 20.
Brittney Griner – Zhejiang (China): Griner is adjusting to life in China and has begun training vigorously for the upcoming season. She continues to document her stay through Twitter and Instagram. Be sure to give her a follow!
Briana Gilbreath – Undecided
Charde Houston – Uni Girona (Spain): Houston and Uni Girona are now 3-3 after defeating Ibaizabal, 72-63, on Nov. 16. Houston had 26 points and six rebounds in the victory. They’ll face Krystal Thomas’ Perfumerias on Nov. 23.
Jasmine James – Sao Jose/Colinas Shopping (Brazil): Jasmine James has signed with the Brazilian club Sao Jose/Colinas Shopping.
DeWanna Bonner – Nadezhda Orenburg (Russia): Bonner currently leads the Russian League in scoring at 21 points per game. She had 18 points and 14 rebounds in a 90-71 loss against Rivas Ecopol. on Nov. 13 and followed that performance with 19 points in a 70-61 win against Dynamo GUVD on Nov. 17. Nadezhda O. is now 4-1 on the season.
Candice Dupree – Dynamo Kursk (Russia): Dupree and Dynamo Kursk picked up two wins this past week. The first came on Nov. 14 against Botas, 65-62. Dupree tallied 20 points and nine boards in the victory. On Nov. 17 against Spartak N. (her former team) she had 14 points and three boards in a 74-50 blowout victory.
Diana Taurasi – UMMC Ekaterinburg (Russia): Taurasi played in her first game for UMMC, a win against Bourges, 56-52, on Nov. 13. Taurasi had 15 points, four rebounds and three assists in the victory. She followed that up with five points, three rebounds and five assists in 26 minutes in a blowout win, 76-42, against Chevakata on Nov. 17. UMMC is 5-0 on the year.
Lynetta Kizer – Undecided
Alexis Hornbuckle – Undecided
Penny Taylor – Undecided