Fever Overseas Update: (December 17, 2015 – December 21, 2015)

Lynetta Kizer
Follow your favorite Fever players as they showcase their talents overseas. (* Updated through December 21, 2015)

Player: Natalie Achonwa
Country: Italy
Team: Saces Mapei Napoli

Natalie Achonwa is playing in Italy for Saces Mapei Napoli. Her team is currently tied for seventh place in the Italian League, Serie A1, with a 5-6 record. Through four league games, she is averaging 17.8 points, 7.8 rebounds, an assist, and 1.8 steals in 35.3 minutes per game. She is shooting 71 percent from the field and 69 percent from the free throw line.

In her most recent game in Serie A1 play on December 19, Achonwa posted a double-double with 24 points, 11 rebounds, and four steals in a 65-62 win over C.U.S. Cagliari.

Achonwa’s next game in Serie A1 play will come against Techmania Battipaglia at home on December 22. Napoli has won four of the last five meetings with Battipaglia.

Achonwa’s team is currently in second place in Group G in the Eurocup standings with a 4-2 record. In six games of Eurocup play, she is averaging 11.5 points, 7.7 rebounds, and a steal in 24.5 minutes per game, while shooting 50 percent on field goals and 69 percent on free throws. She has also hit one of her two three-point attempts.

In Achonwa’s most recent game in Eurocup play on December 16, she had 24 points and five rebounds in a 64-68 loss to Aluinvent Dvtk Miskolc of Hungary.
Achonwa’s next game in Eurocup play is on January 7 against Spartak Vidnoe Moscow Region.


Player: Marissa Coleman
Country: Turkey
Team: Fenerbahce Spor Kulubu Istanbul

Marissa Coleman is playing in Turkey for Fenerbahce Spor Kulubu Istanbul. Her team is currently tied for third place with a 6-3 record. Through six games in the Turkish KBSL league, she is averaging 10.5 points, 3.3 rebounds, 1.5 assists, and 0.7 steals, while making 43 percent of her field goals, 26 percent of her three-pointers, and 75 percent of her free throws.

In Coleman’s most recent Turkish league game, she posted eight points, four rebounds, three assists, and three steals in a 100-77 victory over Orduspor on December 13.

Coleman’s next Turkish league is on the road against Adana ASKI Mersin on December 23, 2015. Fenerbahce has won four of the last five meetings in that series.

Coleman’s team is currently in first place in Group A of the Euroleague standings with a 7-1 record. Through six Euroleague games she is averaging 9.8 points, 3.7 rebounds, 2.7 assists, and 1.2 steals. She is shooting 44 percent from the field, 29 percent on three-pointers, and 64 percent from the charity stripe.

In her most recent Euroleague game, Coleman had 11 points, five rebounds, six assists and three steals in a 66-56 home win against Dynamo Kursk on December 16.

Coleman’s next Euroleague match will come on January 6 on the road against her Fever teammate Shenise Johnson and Good Angels Kosice.


Player: Natasha Howard
Country: South Korea
Team: KB Stars Saoul

Natasha Howard is playing for the KB Stars Saoul in South Korea. Her team is currently in fourth place in the WKBL standings with a record of 7-8. Through 15 games she is averaging 11.3 points, 5.5 rebounds, one assist, 1.5 steals, and 0.9 blocks in 19.6 minutes per game. She is shooting an efficient 50 percent from the field and 63 percent from the free throw line.

Howard recently had six points, six rebounds, and three blocks in an 81-84 home loss to KEB Hanabank Bucheon on December 16.

Howard’s next game is December 23 against KDBLife Winnus Guri. Her team has won four of the last five meetings in that series.


Player: Shenise Johnson
Country: Slovakia
Team: Good Angels Kosice

Shenise Johnson is playing in Slovakia for Good Angels Kosice. Her team is currently in first place in the Extraliga standings with a perfect 16-0 record. After playing in seven Slovakian-Extraliga games, Johnson is averaging 11 points, 5.6 rebounds, 3 assists, 2.4 steals, and 0.7 blocks in 20.7 minutes per game. She is shooting 50 percent on field goals, 38 percent on three-pointers, and 80 percent on free throws.

In Johnson’s most recent game in Slovakian Extraliga play, a lopsided 119-37 drubbing of BAM Poprad on December 12, she scored 17 points, hitting 6-of-9 shots, 2-of-3 three-pointers, and all three free throw attempts. She also collected seven rebounds and had both a steal and a block in 22 minutes of action.

Johnson’s next action in the Slovakian League takes place on December 22 against BZ Souz Cassovia Kosice at home. Her team has won each of the last five meetings in that series.

Johnson’s team is currently in sixth place in Group A of the Euroleague standings with a 3-5 record. In her six Euroleague games played she has averaged 12.2 points, 8 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 1.7 steals, and 0.5 blocks. She is shooting 37 percent from the field, 53 percent from the three-point line, and 80 percent from the free throw line.

In her last game in Euroleague play, Johnson had 16 points, eight rebounds, and two steals in a 68-78 loss to Perfumerias Avenida Salamanca.

Johnson’s next game in Euroleague play will be on January 6 against her Fever teammate Marissa Coleman and Fenerbahce Spor Kulubu Istanbul.


Player: Lynetta Kizer
Country: Turkey
Team: Galatasaray M.P. Istanbul

Lynetta Kizer is a member of Galatasaray M.P. Istanbul in Turkey. Her team is currently tied for third place with a 6-3 record in the Turkish KBSL league. In the two Turkish KBSL games she has played, she has averaged 14.5 points, three rebounds, and 0.5 steals in 25.5 minutes per game. She shot 48 percent from the field and hit all seven of her free throw attempts in 25.5 minutes per game.

Kizer’s next Turkish League game is December 23 against Canik Belediyesi Samsun.

Kizer’s team is currently tied for second place in Group A in the Euroleague standings with a record of 5-3. After playing in three Euroleague games she has averaged 10.7 points, six rebounds, and 1.3 assists. She is shooting 48 percent from the field and is perfect from the free throw line in 26 minutes per game.

In her last Euroleague game on December 16, Kizer had 16 points, seven rebounds, and three assists in a 70-64 road win over Familia Wuber Schio.

Kizer’s next Euroleague game is January 6 against Dynamo Kursk of Russia.