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, Volume 18, Volume 19
In China, Sun forward Jonquel Jones is averaging a team-high 29.3 points, 18.6 rebounds and 2.9 assists over 31 games for Shanxi Xing Rui. On February 26th, she led the team with 31 points, 14 rebounds, three blocks, three steals and two assists in a 78-69 win over Guangdong in game three of the Chinese League semifinals to complete the series sweep. Shanxi Xing Rui will now face Beijing in the Chinese League finals series scheduled to begin on March 10th.
In Turkey, veteran Jasmine Thomas is averaging 16.6 points, 5.1 assists and 4.8 rebounds through 16 games for OGM Orman Genclik Ankara. On March 3rd, she finished with 20 points, five assists, three rebounds and one steal in an 87-84 loss to Besiktas.
Sun forward Alyssa Thomas is spending the offseason in South Korea playing for the Samsung Life Blue Minx. On March 1st, Samsung won 86-71 over Winnus. The Blue Minx will now close out their regular season play on March 5th against the KB Stars.
In her first season overseas in Russia, Sun forward Brionna Jones is averaging 11.5 points and 6.9 rebounds through 16 games for Nadezhda Orenburg. On March 4th, she led the team with 20 points, six rebounds, two assists and one steal in a 78-55 win over Dynamo NR. In Euroleague play, she averaged 11.8 points and 5.5 rebounds in 13 games with the club. On March 1st, she posted 16 points, three rebounds, two assists and one steal in an 85-68 loss to Avenida in game one of the EuroCup quarterfinals series. Game two is scheduled to be played on March 8th.
Also in Russia, Sun guard Alex Bentley is averaging 15.6 points, 2.7 rebounds and 2.6 assists over seven games for Nadezhda Orenburg. On March 4th, she added three points, four assists, three steals and one rebound in the 78-55 win over Dynamo NR. In Euroleague play, she averaged 8.5 points, 3.0 assists and 2.0 rebounds in two games with the club. On March 1st, she posted 10 points, four assists, one rebound and one steal in the 85-68 loss to Avenida in game one of the EuroCup quarterfinals series. Game two is scheduled to be played on March 8th.
In the Czech Republic, Sun draft pick Leticia Romero is averaging 10.2 points, 6.6 assists and 3.8 rebounds through 19 games for ZVVZ USK Praha. On March 3rd, she added four points, one rebound and one assist in a 93-55 win over Slovanka MB. In Euroleague play, she is averaging 3.9 points, 2.7 assists and 2.3 rebounds in 15 games with the club. On February 28th, she had two points, four assists and two rebounds in a 97-70 loss to UMMC Ekaterinburg in game one of the Euroleague quarterfinals series. Game two is scheduled to be played on March 7th.
Morgan Tuck (Shaanxi Tianze), Courtney Williams (Perth Lynx) and Rachel Banham (Bendigo Spirit) have all completed their seasons overseas.