Hey Sun fans! Let’s get you caught up on how all of your favorite players are doing overseas. Missed earlier updates? You can find them here: Volume 1, Volume 2, Volume 3, Volume 4, Volume 5, Volume 6, Volume 7, Volume 8, Volume 9, Volume 10, Volume 11, Volume 12, Volume 13, Volume 14, Volume 15, Volume 16, Volume 17
In China, Sun forward Jonquel Jones is averaging a team-high 28.8 points, 18.7 rebounds and 2.9 assists over 29 games for Shanxi Xing Rui. On February 10th, she led the team with 26 points, 22 rebounds, three blocks, one assist and one steal in a 73-62 win over Guangdong in Game 1 of the Chinese League semifinals series. Game 2 is scheduled for February 24th.
In Turkey, veteran Jasmine Thomas is averaging 16.3 points, 5.1 assists and 4.9 rebounds through 15 games for OGM Ormanspor. On February 17th, she finished with a team-high 23 points, eight assists, seven rebounds and three steals in a 77-69 win over Istanbul Universitesi.
Sun forward Alyssa Thomas is spending the offseason in South Korea playing for the Samsung Life Blue Minx. Samsung Life will tip-off against the Woori Bank Wibee on February 19th.
In her first season overseas in Russia, Sun forward Brionna Jones is averaging 10.5 points and 6.3 rebounds over 12 games for Nadezhda Orenburg. On February 18th, she posted nine points, eight rebounds, one assist, one steal and a block in an 84-74 loss to Dynamo K. In Euroleague play, she averaged 11.8 points and 5.5 rebounds in 13 games with the club. On January 31st, Jones closed out her Euroleague season with six points, four rebounds, two assists and one steal in a 93-71 loss to Yakin Dogu.
Also in Russia, Sun guard Alex Bentley is averaging 21.3 points, 3.3 rebounds and 2.7 assists through three games for Nadezhda Orenburg. On February 18th, she led the team with 17 points, two rebounds, two steals and one assist in the 84-74 loss to Dynamo K. In Euroleague play, she averaged 8.5 points, 3.0 assists and 2.0 assists in two games with the club. On January 31st, she finished her Euroleague season with nine points, four assists and three rebounds in the 93-71 loss to Yakin Dogu.
In the Czech Republic, Sun draft pick Leticia Romero is averaging 10.5 points, 6.9 assists and 4.0 rebounds over 18 games for ZVVZ USK Praha. On February 17th, she added eight points, four assists, three rebounds and one steal in a 94-73 win over BLK Praha. In Euroleague play, she is averaging 4.1 points, 2.6 assists and 2.4 rebounds in 14 games with the club. ZVVZ USK Praha will tip-off against UMMC Ekaterinburg in game one of the Euroleague quarterfinals series on February 28th.
Morgan Tuck (Shaanxi Tianze), Courtney Williams (Perth Lynx), Rachel Banham (Bendigo Spirit) and Kayla Pedersen (Dandenong Rangers) have all completed their seasons overseas.