Players: Erlana Larkins
Team: Adana ASKI Spor
Erlana Larkins is playing with Adana ASKI Spor of the Turkish KBSL league, who is currently in 13th place in the KBSL with a 6-16 record. Through nine games in the KBSL, Larkins is averaging a double-double with 10.9 points, 10 rebounds (4.2 offensive), 2.8 assists, and 1.3 steals per game. She is shooting 49 percent from the floor and 64 percent from the foul line.
In her team’s 81-71 win at home over Istanbul University (11-11) on Feb. 28, Larkins went 3-for-6 from the field for six points, 10 points, and three rebounds in 30 minutes.
On Mar. 13, Larkins posted eight points, nine rebounds, three assists, and a block in 27 minutes of action in her team’s road loss to Hatay (17-5), 71-59.
In a Mar. 16 home win over Abdullah Gul (15-7), 84-74, Larkins dominated the action with a double-double of 16 points (8-of-9 shooting), 15 rebounds, and five assists in 35 minutes.
Adana ASKI Spor’s next game will be on the road against her Fever teammate Marissa Coleman and Fenerbahce (18-4) on Mar. 19.
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 an 18-4 record. Through 19 games in the Turkish KBSL league, she is averaging 10.6 points, four rebounds, and 2.2 assists, while making 43 percent of her field goals, 30 percent of her three-pointers, and 86 percent of her free throws.
In her team’s 113-69 defeat of Orduspor (4-18) on Mar. 14, Coleman had two points, four rebounds, two assists, and two blocks in 12 minutes of action.
Coleman went 5-for-12 from the field for 13 points, two rebounds, and five assists in 32 minutes in Fenerbahce’s 73-69 win over Yakin Dogu (7-15) on Mar. 17.
Fenerbahce’s next game in the KBSL is at home on Mar. 19 against Larkins and Adana ASKI Spor (4-16).
Coleman’s team has reached the semifinals of the EuroLeague, after finished the EuroLeague regular season in first place in Group A with a 12-2 record. In 13 EuroLeague games she averaged 10.1 points, 3.9 rebounds, and 2.3 assists, shooting 48 percent from the field, 27 percent on three-pointers, and 70 percent from the charity stripe.
In a 97-70 win over Wisla Krakow (7-7) in the first game of EuroLeague quarterfinals on Mar. 8, Coleman had 13 points, two rebounds, an assist, and a steal in 32 minutes.
She followed that up with a 13-point, four-assist performance in 27 minutes in the 79-63 win over Wisla Krakow on Mar. 11, and was named Most Valuable Player of the series.
Coleman’s next EuroLeague match will be at home against Nadezhda O. (9-5) in the EuroLeague semifinals on Apr. 15.
Coleman’s successful offseason was capped off with her being named Most Valuable Player of the Turkish League finals on Mar. 5.
— C.Rookie (@CoachRookie) March 5, 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 26-0 record. After playing in 13 Extraliga games, Johnson is averaging 12.3 points, 5.2 rebounds, three assists, and 2.6 steals in 21.2 minutes per game. She is shooting 58 percent on field goals, 46 percent on three-pointers, and 74 percent on free throws.
In a dominant 96-48 road win over Slovan (9-17) on Mar. 2, Johnson scored a game-high 24 points on 10-for-16 shooting to go along with five rebounds, five assists, and a remarkable six steals in 28 minutes.
Johnson scored 15 points on 7-of-9 shooting in her team’s 104-43 trouncing of Samorin (10-15) on Mar. 5, and added six rebounds, seven assists, and two steals in 30 minutes.
Johnson did not play in her team’s 67-52 win over MBK Ruzomb. (21-6) on Mar. 15.
Johnson’s team’s next action in the Slovakian League takes place on the road against Piestanske C. (20-5) on Mar. 19, whom her team has beaten in each of their last five meetings.
Good Angels Kosice is now 1-1 in the EuroCup. Over those two games, Johnson averaged 12.5 points, 6.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists and a steal in 32.5 minutes per game. She shot only 29 percent from the field, but knocked down her 3-pointers and free throws at an impressive rate, 40 percent and 88 percent, respectively.
In a 58-42 loss to Villeneuve on Mar. 8, Johnson had eight points, four rebounds, and four assists in 31 minutes.
On Mar. 11, Johnson posted 17 points (2-of-3 on 3-pointers), nine rebounds, three assists, and two steals in 34 minutes in a 68-60 win over Villeneuve.
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, and three rebounds 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 (7-15) on Feb. 27.
Galatasaray’s next Turkish League game is at Canik Bld. (10-12) on Mar. 19.
Kizer’s team finished the EuroLeague regular season in fourth place in Group A with a record of 9-5. In 13 EuroLeague games she averaged 14 points, 7.3 rebounds, and 1.8 assists, shooting 48 percent from the field and 85 percent from the free throw line in 29.3 minutes per game.
On Mar. 8, in a 72-56 road loss to UMMC (12-2) in the EuroLeague quarterfinals, Kizer had two points, five rebounds, and two assists in 22 minutes.
Galatasaray won the second game of the series on Mar. 11, 66-57, and Kizer posted an impressive double-double of 16 points, 16 rebounds, and two assists, hitting 8-of-14 shots from the field in 31 minutes.
UMMC won the decisive third game of the series on Mar. 16, 86-66, in which Kizer had six points, eight rebounds, an assist, and a block in 20 minutes.
— WNBA Overseas (@WNBAOverseas) March 12, 2016
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 18-17 in the South Korean WKBL league. Appearing in seven games, Taylor is averaging 11 points and 4.3 rebounds in 9.9 minutes per game, shooting 47 percent from the field and 72 percent from the free throw line.
In her team’s 63-42 win over Shinhan Bank S-Birds (13-22) on Mar. 4, Taylor scored a game-high 19 points on 8-of-13 shooting to go along with eight rebounds and an assist in just 15 minutes.
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.
Goree had 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 (10-7) 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.
Player: Erica Wheeler
Team: Sampaio Basquete
Recently-signed free agent Erica Wheeler is playing for Sampaio Basquete (14-4), currently in second 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 77-56 win at home over Santo Andre (3-15) on Mar. 16, Wheeler scored 13 points, hitting 5-of-8 shots, including 3-for-4 from deep, and added four rebounds, six assists, and two steals in 27 minutes.
Sampaio returns to action on Mar. 30 against Maranhao (7-11) on the road.