Players: Erlana Larkins
Team: Adana ASKI Spor
Erlana Larkins is playing with Adana ASKI Spor of the Turkish KBSL league, who is currently tied for 12th place in the KBSL with a 5-15 record. Through six games in the KBSL, Larkins is averaging slightly under a double-double with 11.3 points, 9.3 rebounds (4.2 offensive), 2.3 assists, and 1.8 steals per game. She is shooting 43 percent from the floor and 67 percent from the foul line.
In an 89-77 road win over Orduspor (4-16) on Feb. 7, Larkins posted 12 points (hitting 6-of-11 field goals), nine rebounds, three assists, two steals, and a block in 38 minutes.
In her most recent game on Feb. 13, a close 62-61 loss to Yakin Dogu (7-13), Larkins had 18 points, hitting 7-of-12 field goals and 4-of-7 free throws, eight rebounds, four steals, and a block in 37 minutes of action.
Larkins did not play in her team’s 81-71 win at home over Istanbul University (10-10) on Feb. 28
Adana ASKI Spor’s next game will be on the road against Hatay BSB (15-5), whom they have beaten in two of the past three meetings.
Player: Natalie Achonwa
Team: Saces Mapei Napoli
Natalie Achonwa is playing in Italy for Saces Mapei Napoli. Her team is currently tied for eighth place in the Italian League, Serie A1, with a 7-12 record. Through six league games, Achonwa is averaging 19.8 points, 8.8 rebounds, an assist, 2.2 steals, and 0.5 blocks in 34.7 minutes per game. She is shooting a remarkable 66 percent from the field and 77 percent from the free throw line.
In her most recent action on Jan. 10, Achonwa’s team was defeated, 75-54, by Di Lupari (11-8). Achonwa finished with 16 points on 7-of-9 shooting, seven rebounds, two assists, and a steal in 31 minutes played.
Achonwa has not played in her team’s last five games. Napoli’s next regular season game in Serie A1 is on the road against Ragusa (17-2) on Mar. 2, who has beaten Napoli in four of their previous five games.
Player: Marissa Coleman
Team: Fenerbahce Spor Kulubu Istanbul
Marissa Coleman is playing in Turkey for Fenerbahce Spor Kulubu Istanbul. Her team is currently in first place in the KBSL standings with a 16-4 record. Through 16 games in the Turkish KBSL league, she is averaging 10.6 points, 4.1 rebounds, two assists, and 0.6 steals, while making 42 percent of her field goals, 30 percent of her three-pointers, and 84 percent of her free throws.
In a 75-67 road-win over Gelistirenler (8-12) on Feb. 6, Coleman scored 12 points on 4-of-11 shooting, including 2-of-5 from deep, and had three rebounds, four assists, and a steal in 30 minutes played.
On Feb. 14, Coleman hit 7-of-15 shots en route to 16 points, four rebounds, four assists, a steal and a block in 32 minutes of action in a 75-62 home-defeat of Galatasaray (14-6).
Coleman did not play in her team’s Feb. 28 road-win over Besiktas (9-11), 78-71.
Fenerbahce’s next game in the KBSL is at home on Mar. 12 against Orduspor (4-16), whom they have defeated in each of the last five meetings.
Coleman’s team finished the EuroLeague regular season in first place in Group A with a 12-2 record. In 11 EuroLeague games she averaged 9.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, 2.3 assists, and 0.9 steals per game, shooting 47 percent from the field, 27 percent on three-pointers, and 68 percent from the charity stripe.
In a 66-60 loss at home to Familia Schio (10-4) on Feb. 3, Coleman posted eight points, seven rebounds, and two assists in 32 minutes.
On Feb. 10, in a 71-60 road-win over Galatasaray (9-5), Coleman had 10 points (4-for-8 from the field), four rebounds, and a steal in 33 minutes.
Coleman’s next EuroLeague match will be at home against Wisla Krakow (7-7) in Round 1 of the EuroLeague tournament on Mar. 8.
— C.Rookie (@CoachRookie) February 28, 2016
Player: Shenise Johnson
Team: Good Angels Kosice
Shenise Johnson is playing in Slovakia for Good Angels Kosice. Her team is currently in first place in the Slovakian-Extraliga standings with a perfect 23-0 record. After playing in 11 Extraliga games, Johnson is averaging 11 points, 5.2 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 2.4 steals, and 0.7 blocks in 19.8 minutes per game. She is shooting 54 percent on field goals, 40 percent on three-pointers, and 75 percent on free throws.
In a dominant 81-42 road-win over Cassovia K. (1-20) on Feb. 13, Johnson had 14 points, five rebounds, two assists, and a steal in 26 minutes. She knocked down nine of her 14 free throw attempts.
Johnson’s team’s next action in the Slovakian League takes place at home on Mar. 1 against Cassovia K. (1-20), whom her team has already beaten four times this season.
Johnson’s team finished the EuroLeague regular season with a 5-9 record. In 12 EuroLeague games, Johnson averaged 12.3 points, 6.1 rebounds, two assists, and 1.4 steals. She struggled somewhat from the field, shooting only 37 percent, but was a marksman from outside, going 16-for-30 on 3-pointers for 53 percent. She also shot 77 percent from the free throw line.
In a 78-48 win over Villeneuve (5-8) on Feb. 3, Johnson hit 6-of-11 shots for 14 points, three rebounds, four assists, and a steal in 28 minutes.
On Feb. 10, Johnson posted 18 points (3-of-4 on 3-pointers), five rebounds, four assists, two steals, and a block in 26 minutes in an 81-53 win over UNIQA Euroleasing (1-13).
Player: Lynetta Kizer
Team: Galatasaray M.P. Istanbul
Lynetta Kizer is a member of Galatasaray M.P. Istanbul in Turkey. Her team is currently tied for fourth place with a 14-6 record in the Turkish KBSL league. In the two Turkish KBSL games she played in, she 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 each of her seven free throw attempts.
Kizer did not play in her team’s 82-55 home-win over Edirne (5-15) on Feb. 27.
Galatasaray’s next Turkish League game is at Mersin (15-5) on Mar. 12, whom Galatasaray has defeated in each of their last five meetings.
Kizer’s team finished the EuroLeague regular season in fourth place in Group A with a record of 9-5. In nine EuroLeague games she averaged 16 points, 6.4 rebounds, and 1.9 assists, shooting 50 percent from the field and 87 percent from the free throw line in 30.9 minutes per game.
On Feb. 3, in a 62-49 road-win over Avenida (4-10), Kizer posted 19 points, four rebounds, and a steal in 34 minutes.
In her last EuroLeague game, Kizer had 16 points, five rebounds, three assists and a steal in 36 minutes in a 71-60 loss to Fenerbahce (12-2) on Feb. 10.
Kizer’s next EuroLeague game is on the road on Mar. 8 against UMMC Ekaterinburg (12-2) in Round 1 of the EuroLeague tournament.
— Lynetta Kizer (@Lkizer12) February 19, 2016
Player: Devereaux Peters
Team: TS Wisla Krakow
A new member of the Indiana Fever, acquired via trade from the Minnesota Lynx on Feb. 2, Devereaux Peters is currently playing for TS Wisla Krakow in Poland.
Peters’ team is in first place in the Polish BLK league with a record of 15-3. Through 11 games, Peters is averaging 13.7 points, eight rebounds, 1.8 assists, 1.4 steals, and 1.6 blocks in 25.3 minutes per game. She is shooting an efficient 50 percent from the field, 33 percent on 3-pointers, and 69 percent from the free throw line.
In her most recent Polish league game, Peters had 16 points, seven rebounds, two assists, and a block in her team’s 79-53 win over Polkowice (14-4) on Jan. 23.
Peters did not play in her team’s previous two games, an 80-68 defeat of MKK Siedice (3-15) on Feb. 6, and an 87-81 loss to Sieza Wroclaw (14-4) on Feb. 28, both of which were on the road.
Peters’ next Polish league game is Mar. 1 against Wizdew (6-12), whom Wisla Krakow has defeated in each of their last five meetings.
Wisla Krakow finished the EuroLeague regular season in fourth place in Group B with a record of 7-7. In nine EuroLeague games, Peters averaged 10.1 points, 6.9 rebounds, 1.1 assists, 1.4 steals, and a block in 30.6 minutes per game. She shot 43 percent from the field and 72 percent from the free throw line.
In her most recent EuroLeague action, Peters had eight points, six rebounds, and two steals in her team’s 78-57 loss to USK Praha (8-6) on Jan. 20.
Peters did not play in her team’s final three games of the EuroLeague regular season, a 63-45 road-loss to Bourges (6-8) on Jan. 27, a 54-51 home-win over Nadezhda O. (9-5) on Feb. 3, and a 68-66 road-win over Abdullah Gul (5-9) on Feb. 10.
Wisla Krakow returns to EuroLeague play on Mar. 8 against Fenerbahce (12-2) in Round 1 of the EuroLeague tournament.
Player: Asia Taylor
Country: South Korea
Team: Samsung Life Blue Minx Yongin
One of the newest members of the Fever, Asia Taylor is currently playing for Samsung Life Blue Minx Yongin, tied for third place with a record of 17-16 in the South Korean WKBL league. Appearing in nine games, Taylor is averaging 8.2 points, 3.8 rebounds, and 0.6 steals in 8.8 minutes per game, shooting 36 percent from the field and 81 percent from the free throw line.
In a 78-65 defeat of Winnus (7-26) on the road on Feb. 24, Taylor contributed 10 points (4-of-11 from the field) and five rebounds in just seven minutes.
In her team’s 76-72 road-win over Hanabank (19-14) on Feb. 27, Taylor had four points, five rebounds, an assist and a steal in 10 minutes of action.
Taylor’s team returns to action on Mar. 4 against Shinhan Bank S-Birds (13-20) at home, their final regular season game.
Player: Cyesha Goree
Team: CMB Cargo UNI Gyor
Another new addition to the Fever, Cyesha Goree is playing for CMB Cargo UNI Gyor of the A Divison league in Hungary. Her team is in second place with a 12-4 record. Through 16 games, Goree is averaging a double-double with 16.9 points, 10.1 rebounds, 1.5 assists, and 2.3 steals in 31.8 minutes per game. She is shooting 58 percent from the field and 82 percent from the line. She has also hit her lone 3-point attempt of the season.
In a 60-49 road-loss to Miskolc (11-5) on Feb. 9, Goree posted 13 points, nine rebounds, and five steals in 31 minutes, hitting 4-of-11 shots and 4-of-6 free throws.
Goree followed that up with an impressive double-double of 25 points (making 11-of-18 shots), 10 rebounds, and four steals in 30 minutes in her team’s 78-68 road-win over Cegledi EKK (10-6) on Feb. 13.
Goree’s team has two games remaining in the Hungarian league, on the road against UNIQA Euroleasing (14-2) on Mar. 19 and at home against ELTE-BEAC (1-15) on Mar. 26.
— Michigan Basketball (@umichwbball) February 15, 2016
Player: Erica Wheeler
Team: Sampaio Basquete
Recently-signed free agent Erica Wheeler is playing for Sampaio Basquete (10-3), currently in third place in the Brazilian LBF league. Through four games, Wheeler is averaging 10 points, four rebounds, 4.8 assists and 1.3 steals in 30.8 minutes per game. She is shooting only 27 percent from the field, but connecting on an efficient 47 percent of her 3-point attempts.
In her team’s 65-52 road-win over Pres. Valceslau (1-13) on Feb. 18, Wheeler posted five points, seven rebounds, and five steals in 38 minutes of action.
In her most recent game, a 79-76 loss at home to America de Recife (11-2), Wheeler had 22 points, three rebounds, and four steals in 31 minutes, making 8-of-10 field goals (2-of-3 3-pointers) and 4-of-5 free throws.
Sampaio returns to action on Feb. 29 against America de Recife, and has seven games remaining in the regular season.