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  • Writer's pictureDesiree Camacho

WNBA Players Shine Overseas in the Offseason

Amid the WNBA offseason, players can still be found competing across the globe. Going overseas allows players to supplement their income, elevate their game, and continue to play professionally for those struggling to find a roster spot. From Europe to China to Australia, their talents have been on full display.


Kayla McBride - Fenerbahçe

McBride ranks second in the league in efficiency and has been averaging 16.9 points, 5.4 rebounds, and 4.7 assists. She was named the October EuroLeague MVP and is a top contender for this season's league MVP.

Kayla McBride playing in a game for Fenerbahçe. Photo Courtesy @ fbkadinbasket/Instagram

Gabby Williams - ASVEL

Williams came up big in the team's recent victory against Fenerbahçe, the defending champions. She put up 19 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists, and 2 steals, with a crucial bucket late in the game.

Emma Meeseman - Fenerbahçe

Meeseman is rated first in efficiency averaging 17.4 points, 5.3 points, and 5.2 assists. She was crowned the league's November MVP after helping them remain undefeated through the first two months of the regular season. She is a top contender for league MVP.

Marina Mabrey - Mersin

Mabrey is the league's leading scorer, averaging 18.6 points per game, and was named to the November Team of the Month.


NaLyssa Smith - Galatasaray

Smith has been averaging 26.3 points, 9 rebounds, and 2 assists. In her latest game, she put up an impressive 31 points and 12 rebounds and also had the highest efficiency rating of the week.

Myisha Hines-Allen - Galatasary

Hines-Allen leads the EuroCup in efficiency and rebounds per game. She has been averaging 20.6 points, 13.1 rebounds, and 5.6 assists. She was named the October MVP and drove her team to an undefeated record through the regular season.

Dana Evans - Besiktas

Evans is the EuroCup's second-highest point scorer with 24.4 points per game, as well as 4.9 rebounds and 5.9 assists.

Kelsey Bone, Aisha Sheppard, and Destanni Henderson - Antalya

The three WNBA free agents have formed a powerful trio in Turkey as the team's top performers, leading in efficiency and points per game. Bone averages 24.8 points and 11.1 rebounds (team-high), Sheppard averages 21.8 points and 3.8 assists (third on the team, and Henderson averages 20.5 points, 5 rebounds, and 4.8 assists (team-high).

Aisha Sheppard playing in a game for Antalya. Photo Courtesy @ eurocupwomen/Instagram

Women's National Basketball League

Jordin Canada - Melbourne Boomers

Canada leads the league in assists with 8.6 per game and is top ten in points scored with 14.8 per game.

Jordin Canada playing for the Melbourne Boomers. Photo Courtesy @ melbourneboomers/Instagra

Aari McDonald - Perth Lynx

McDonald is the league's leading scorer averaging 19.7 points per game and is third in assists per game with 6.3

Brianna Turner - Adelaide Lightning

Turner has been excelling on the defensive end, leading the league with 14.9 rebounds per game and 2.1 blocks per game. She also places third in steals with 2.6 a game.

Sami Whitcomb - Townsville Fire

Whitcomb, former Perth Lynx captain, has been shining with her new team. She is top ten in the league in points per game (14.6) and assists per game (5.3). Her latest performance of 21 points, 6 rebounds, and 5 assists earned her Player of the Game in the dominant victory against the Southside Flyers.


Women's Chinese Basketball Association

This is the first time since the pandemic that WNBA players have been able to return to play in the WCBA. Though there is not much information available about the league and its games, there have been some notable recent performances via YifengLi on X.

Jonquel Jones (Inner Mongolia) against Shaanxi

30 points, 13 rebounds, 2 blocks

Olivia Nelson-Ododa (Guangdong) against Zhejiang

24 points, 12 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 blocks

Tina Charles (Hebei) against Shaanxi

35 points, 19 rebounds, 3 assists, 4 blocks, 2 steals

Alyssa Thomas (Shaanxi) against Hebei

16points, 14 rebounds, 9 assists, 3 steals

Han Xu (Sichuan) against Zhejiang

25 points, 11 rebounds, 5 assists, 3 blocks

Satou Sabally (Shandog) against Xiamen

29 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 blocks, 2 steals

Kalani Brown (Xinjiang) against Jiangsu

29 points, 13 rebounds, 2 assists

Dearica Hamby (Beijing) against Shaanxi

28 points, 21 rebounds, 4 steals

Chennedy Carter had been a standout player for Heilongjiang, including a record-setting 51-point performance, but was let go by the team after suffering an injury. Additionally, Tiffany Hayes, who recently announced her retirement from the WNBA, has been averaging 24.6 points, 8.5 rebounds, and 3.9 assists. She says she will continue to play overseas.


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