Fever Overseas Update: (December 22, 2015 – January 6, 2016)

Adana ASKI Spor of the Turkish KBSL league recently announced that the team has signed two Indiana Fever standouts, Shavonte Zellous and Erlana Larkins. While both players have yet to suit up for their new squad, that opportunity may come in their next game on January 9 against Canik Belediyesi Samsun on the road.

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

Natalie Achonwa recently returned home after playing in Italy for Saces Mapei Napoli. Her team is currently tied for fifth place in the Italian League, Serie A1, with a 7-6 record. Through five league games, she averaged 20.6 points, 9.2 rebounds, 0.8 assists, 2.4 steals, and 0.6 blocks in 35.4 minutes per game. She shot 65 percent from the field and 79 percent from the free throw line.

In her most recent game in Serie A1 play on December 22, Achonwa posted a double-double with 32 points, 15 rebounds, five steals and two blocks in a 63-57 win over Techmania 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 averaged 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.

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.

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 in the KBSL standings with a 9-4 record. Through 10 games in the Turkish KBSL league, she is averaging 9.1 points, 4.2 rebounds, 1.6 assists, and 0.5 steals, while making 40 percent of her field goals, 21 percent of her three-pointers, and 79 percent of her free throws.

In a 93-69 road-win over Adana ASKI Mersin on December 23, 2015, Coleman had eight points, three rebounds, and an assist in 19 minutes played.

In a 60-53 win over Turkish league opponent Hatay BSB on December 27, Coleman posted nine points, ten rebounds, and two assists in 32 minutes played.

Her next Turkish league game comes on January 9 against Edirne Bld. Edirnespor (4-9).

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 tied for second place in the WKBL standings with a record of 9-10. Through 19 games she is averaging 10.8 points, 5.5 rebounds, 0.8 assists, 1.2 steals, and 0.8 blocks in 18.3 minutes per game. She is shooting 49 percent from the field and 53 percent from the free throw line.

Howard had 12 points and four rebounds on December 23 in a 51-60 loss to KDBLife Winnus Guri.

Howard posted a double-double with 15 points, 10 rebounds, and a block in a 79-64 win over KEB Hanabank Bucheon on December 28.

Howard had six points, seven rebounds, an assist and a block in just 15 minutes of action in a close 57-58 loss to Samsung Life Blue Minx Yongin (Bichumi).

Howard’s next game comes on the road January 6 against league-leading Woori Bank Hansae Chuncheon (17-2).

Natasha Howard

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 January 9 against SBK Samorin (8-9) at home. Her team has won each of the last five meetings in the series, with an average margin of victory of 38.6 points per game.

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 on December 16.

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 in second place with a 10-3 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 January 9 against Orduspor (3-10). Galatasaray has won each of its last five meetings with Orduspor.

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.

Lynetta Kizer