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WNBA Overseas Report – EuroLeague Women (Week of 1/13)

Take a look at the top performances this past week from WNBA players competing overseas in the EuroLeague Women.

Gabby Williams

Overseas Team: BLMA (France)

WNBA Team: Chicago Sky

Stats (1/15): 25 PTS | 6 REB |  6 STL

In BLMA’s most recent 90-78 victory over Dynamo Kursk, Gabby Williams stuffed the stat sheet and recorded 25 points, six rebounds and six steals.

The 23-year-old Chicago Sky forward is enjoying a strong season overseas, averaging 14.9 points, 4.2 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game. As a result of her most recent performance, Williams was awarded the EuroLeague Women Top Performer of the week accolade.

Brittney Griner

Overseas Team: UMMC Ekaterinburg (Russia)

WNBA Team: Phoenix Mercury

Stats (1/15): 22 PTS | 7 REB |  3 BLK

Another game, another solid performance from Brittney Griner. After posting 20 points and five rebounds in her last game, Griner recorded 22 points, seven rebounds and three blocks to help lead UMMC Ekaterinburg past Reyer Venezia, 97-44. Griner is fourth in the league in points per game (17.9) and fifth in blocks per game (1.4). For Griner and UMMC Ekaterinburg, their most recent victory clinched a berth in the EuroLeague Women Quarterfinals.

Angel McCoughtry

Overseas Team: Dynamo Kursk (Russia)

WNBA Team: Atlanta Dream

Stats (1/15): 19 PTS | 7 REB |  4 STL

She’s back!

After missing the entire 2019 WNBA season due to a knee injury, Angel McCoughtry returned to the court on Jan. 8 as a member of Dynamo Kursk. The 5x WNBA All-Star and 7x WNBA All-Defensive Team member showed signs of rust in her first game back, recording just eight points and three rebounds in a loss. In her second game back, McCoughtry returned to form, finishing with 19 points, seven rebounds and four steals in 23 minutes of play.

Although Dynamo Kursk suffered a 90-78 loss, seeing McCoughtry healthy and back on the court was a positive sign.

Sami Whitcomb

Overseas Team: BLMA (France)

WNBA Team: Seattle Storm

Stats (1/15): 22 PTS | 6 REB |  4 AST

In their most recent 90-78 victory over Dynamo Kursk, Sami Whitcomb had the hot hand. Whitcomb racked up 22 points (season-high), six rebounds and four assists while also knocking down six three-pointers (season-high).

Averaging 12.7 points, 4.5 rebounds and three assists per game, Whitcomb has been a key player for BLMA this season.

Marina Mabrey

Overseas Team: TTT Riga (Latvia)

WNBA Team: Los Angeles Sparks

Stats (1/15): 19 PTS | 8 REB |  3 AST

In a 79-75 loss to Bourges Basket, Marina Mabrey led the way for TTT Riga with 19 points and eight rebounds.

Serving a bench role in 2019 as a rookie for the Los Angeles Sparks, Mabrey has found her stride as a member of TTT Riga, averaging 14.8 points, 5.7 rebounds and four assists per game. If Mabrey’s production overseas translates to the WNBA, don’t be surprised to see an expanded role with the Sparks in 2020.

Nayo Raincock-Ekunwe

Overseas Team: Nadezhda (Russia)

WNBA Team: New York Liberty

Stats (1/15): 15 PTS | 11 REB |  3 AST

Nayo Raincock-Ekunwe posted a 15-point, 11-rebound double-double in Nadezhda’s 80-47 victory over Castors Braine. Raincock-Ekunwe has averaged 9.3 points and eight rebounds per game this season for Nadezhda. With her most recent double-double, Raincock-Ekunwe has accomplished this feat in three out of ten games this season.