Player: Erlana Larkins
Team: Adana ASKI Spor
Erlana Larkins is playing with Adana ASKI Spor of the Turkish KBSL league, who is currently tied for last place in the KBSL with a 4-15 record.
Through six games with her new team, Larkins is averaging just under a double-double with 11.3 points, 9.3 rebounds, 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 (4-15) 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 (7-12), Larkins had 18 points, eight rebounds, four steals, and a block in 37 minutes of action.
Larkins’ next game will be at home on Feb. 27 against Istanbul University (10-9), whom they have beaten in three of the past five meetings.
Player: Natalie Achonwa
Team: Saces Mapei Napoli
Natalie Achonwa is currently playing in Italy for Saces Mapei Napoli. Her team is currently tied for seventh place in the Italian League, Serie A1, with a 7-11 record. Through six league games, she has averaged 19.8 points, 8.8 rebounds, one assist, 2.2 steals, and 0.5 blocks in 34.7 minutes per game. She shot 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, 54-75, by Di Lupari (8-6). 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 four games. Napoli’s next regular season game in Serie A1 is at home on Feb. 28 against Reyer Venezia Mestre (14-4), whom Napoli hasn’t defeated since Nov. 9, 2014.
Achonwa’s team finished their EuroCup regular season schedule in second place in Group G with a 4-2 record.
In their initial game of the first round of the EuroCup tournament, Napoli was defeated at home on Jan. 7, 59-81, by Sparta&K Vidnoe Moscow Region (5-1) of Russia. Achonwa played well in the loss, however, finishing with a game-high 19 points on 8-for-16 from the field (3-of-4 on free throws), five rebounds, an assist, a steal, and a block in 27 minutes.
In the second game of that series, a 60-62 loss in Moscow on Jan. 14, Achonwa had 10 points on 4-of-6 shooting, four rebounds, two assists, and a steal in just 19 minutes.
— LBF (@lbfnews) February 5, 2016
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 15-4 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 (8-11) 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 (13-6).
Fenerbahce’s next Turkish league game is on the road on Feb. 27 against Besiktas (9-10), whom they lost to in three of their last five meetings.
Coleman’s team is currently in first place in Group A of the EuroLeague standings with a 12-2 record. Through 11 EuroLeague games she is averaging 9.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, 2.3 assists, and 0.9 steals per game. She is 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 14, 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. Through 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 she 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).
— WNBA Overseas (@WNBAOverseas) February 5, 2016
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 13-6 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.
Kizer’s next Turkish League game is at home on Feb. 27 against Edirne (5-14), whom Galatasaray has defeated in each of their last five meetings.
Kizer’s team is currently in fourth place in Group A in the EuroLeague standings with a record of 9-5. After playing in nine EuroLeague games she has averaged 16 points, 6.4 rebounds, and 1.9 assists. She is 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 60-71 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.
— WNBA Overseas (@WNBAOverseas) February 13, 2016