#1. This week's number one is an international center Chantelle Handy (191-87, college: Marshall, currently plays in Turkey). She led Mersin to a victory against the league leader Fenerbahce (14-1) 81-75 in the Turkish TKBL in Saturday night's game.
Handy scored 14 points in 35 minutes on the court; quite an impressive performance considering it's only her third season in pro basketball. Mersin BSH Bld (10-5) is placed fifth in the TKBL.
It was her team's sixth consecutive victory in a row.
Handy has relatively good stats this year: 10.7ppg, 3.7rpg, 1.3apg, 2FGP: 41.0%, 3FGP: 29.9% and FT: 87.5% in the 15 games she played so far.
She is currently a member of the British senior national team.
#2. Second place goes to former international guard Georgia Jones (172-90, agency: Global Sports Plaza, college: ORU, currently plays in Romania), who plays in the Romanian Liga Nationala. Jones could not help Cluj Napoca (3-13) in their last game. Despite her very good performance Cluj Napoca was crushed 87-64 on the road by the higher-ranked (#8) Brasov.
Jones was the top scorer with 21 points. She also added 8 rebounds in 39 minutes; not bad, considering it's only Jones' third season in pro basketball. It was Cluj Napoca's sixth consecutive loss in a row.
Jones has individually a very good year with high stats. She averages: 17.5ppg, 5.0rpg, 2.0apg, 2FGP: 43.8%, 3FGP: 31.6% and FT: 75.0% in the two games.
Former Barking Abbey Leopards starter played for the British national team in 2008.
#3. The British player who performed third best last week abroad was an international center Dominique Allen (192-89, college: ORU, currently plays in Italy). Allen was the major contributor in a Meccanica NB's victory against the 13th-ranked Consum.it Siena (0-16) crushing them 66-45 in the Italian A2 (12th division) in Saturday night's game.
She scored 13 points and grabbed 6 rebounds.
Meccanica Nova Bologna (9-7) is placed sixth in South group.
Allen's team will play only one more game in the Regular Season. And that game will be critical.
This season Allen has relatively solid stats: 11.4ppg, 7.5rpg, 2.9spg, 2FGP: 43.8% and FT: 69.0%.
She is also a member of the British senior national team.
#4. Point guard Kristie Sheils (173-91, currently plays in Canada) led University of Calgary to a victory over the Winnipeg (5-12) crushing them 74-53 in the Canadian university league CIS last Friday.
Sheils was MVP of the game. She scored 16 points in a mere 19 minutes.
The University of Calgary has quite an impressive 14-2 record this season.
It was her team's fourth consecutive victory in a row.
It's Sheils' first year with the team.
Sheils has reliable stats this season: 11.1ppg, 2.4rpg, 2.0apg and 1.4spg in the 14 games.
She used to play for the British U20 national team
back in 2011.
#5. Former U20 international guard Kelsey Bardsley (171-90, currently plays in Canada) was not able to help the Lakehead University (10-5) in their game against the Laurier (8-7) in the Canadian CIS. Bardsley cannot count it as her best performance.
She recorded only 2 points in 16 minutes.
The Lakehead University (#2) lost 55-65 in Waterloo to the Laurier.
This year Bardsley's overall stats are: 9.7ppg and 2.0rpg in the 15 games.
She used to play for the British U20 national team
three years ago.
The list of other players, who all have British passport but never been selected to any of British national teams:
#1.Louella Tomlinson (193-F-88, agency: Regeneracom Sports, college: St.Mary's, CA, currently plays in Italy) led Napoli S.Dike to a victory over the eighth-ranked Irpino (6-10) 51-37 in the Italian A2 (12th division) last Sunday.
Tomlinson was MVP of the game. She recorded a double-double by scoring 12 points and getting 13 rebounds. Tomlinson also added 2 blocks.
Saces Dike Napoli (12-4) is placed third in South group.
It was her team's third consecutive victory in a row.
There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical.
Tomlinson belongs to league's top scorers (ranked #9) and also on the list of best rebounders (first place).
She has individually a very good season with high stats. Tomlinson averages: 15.9ppg, 12.3rpg, 3.4bpg and 2.1spg.
She has a dual citizenship: Australian and British.
Despite Tomlinson's British passport, she previously played for the Australian university national team and is probably not eligible to play for the British team.
#2.Alex Bunton (198-C-93, college: Wichita St., currently plays in Australia), who plays in the Australian WNBL could not help Canberra Capitals (6-14) to beat Bulleen Boomers (8-13). Bunton did not beat the league record on Friday evening.
She recorded only 2 points.
Canberra Capitals were edged 72-69 on the road by the higher-ranked Bulleen Boomers (#6).
There are only four games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial.
It's Bunton's first season with the team.
Bunton's overall stats this year are: 3.1ppg and 2.9rpg.
She is another player who holds two passports: British and Australian.
#3.Sarah Kershaw (180-SF-85, currently plays in Switzerland) contributed to an easy victory against one of league's weakest teams Bellinzona (2-14) crushing them 86-58 in the Swiss LNA last Saturday.
Kershaw recorded 8 points and grabbed 5 rebounds.
Helios VS Basket (16-0) is placed first in the LNA.
So far her team won all sixteen games in the Regular Season.
There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be important.
Kershaw is ranked seventh on the list of the best passers in the league.
She has very reliable stats this season: 13.8ppg, 5.1rpg, 3.3apg and 3.5spg.
Kershaw has both British and Swiss nationalities.
Notice: The list above includes only some of the British playing currently abroad. Go to British Abroad Page to see completed list.
Eurobasket.com All-English WBBL Awards 2016 - May 17, 2016
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Playoffs MVP: Abigail Asoro (183-F-93) of Northumbria; Player of the Year: Amber Stokes (178-SG-90) of Nottingham; Guard of the Year: Amber Stokes (178-SG-90) of Nottingham; Forward of the Year: Baendu Lowenthal (183-F-88) of Sheffield Hatters; Center of the Year: Ashley Harris (187-F/C-90) of Nottingham; Domestic Player of the Year: Helen Naylor (180-F-87) of Sheffield Hatters; Import of the Year: Amber Stokes (178-SG-90) of Nottingham; Young Player of the Year: [read more]
Lee Ryan is counting down the days to when his Oaklands Wolves side step onto a Women's British Basketball League (WBBL) floor for the first time. One of two new clubs announced yesterday as competing during the 2017-18 campaign, the 'Wolfpack' are ready to get their teeth into the challenge of joining the UK's women's elite - along with fellow newcomers Basketball Scotland. 'This is great recognition for the work we have done here in a relatively short time,' enthused the play-caller.... [read more]
Lee Ryan is counting down the days to when his Oaklands Wolves side step onto a Women's British Basketball League (WBBL) floor for the first time.
One of two new clubs announced yesterday as competing during the 2017-18 campaign, the 'Wolfpack' are ready to get their teeth into the challenge of joining the UK's women's elite - along with fellow newcomers Basketball Scotland.
'This is great recognition for the work we have done here in a relatively short time,' enthused the play-caller.
'Our players have proved that they can compete over the past two seasons with us winning the Women's League and Trophy in 2014/15 and having three players compete for Brixton this season.
'Having our own WBBL franchise will now give us a new challenge and raise the standard of everything we deliver.
'The league is impressive and has already elevated the level of the women's game - I believe that we can add to the growth of the sport and provide another opportunity for elite players,' continued Ryan.
'It is also perfect timing for our recently launched youth programme.
'We currently have three girls in the England Under 16 squad and this will give them and their teammates the opportunity to compete all the way through the Basketball England junior leagues into the top flight WBBL.'
The team will play its home fixtures out of the impressive Oaklands College and everyone involved with the facility and the club are looking to build upon their past experience of hosting international youth camps and games involving England.
'We are ready to create a fun home game experience for current and new supporters throughout Hertfordshire and beyond,' confirmed Michael Ball, Director of Basketball.
'Oaklands Wolves intend to make Sunday afternoon their home game day and we will be looking to help grow the WBBL fan-base.'
You can find out more about Oaklands Wolves via wolves.oaklands.ac.uk and on social media via their official facebook page and on both Instagram and twitter as Oaklandsball
The Women's British Basketball League is delighted to confirm the participation of two new franchises for the 2016-17 WBBL season. Both Basketball Scotland and Oaklands Wolves will take their place alongside eight other existing WBBL clubs when the action tips-off in October. The Basketball Scotland programme will be based in Edinburgh at Oriam [the new National Performance Centre for Scotland] which will become a home for Scottish performance basketball. 'The purpose of establishing a... [read more]
The Women's British Basketball League is delighted to confirm the participation of two new franchises for the 2016-17 WBBL season.
Both Basketball Scotland and Oaklands Wolves will take their place alongside eight other existing WBBL clubs when the action tips-off in October.
The Basketball Scotland programme will be based in Edinburgh at Oriam [the new National Performance Centre for Scotland] which will become a home for Scottish performance basketball.
'The purpose of establishing a WBBL team in Scotland is driven by our desire to continue developing opportunities and this will offer the highest standard of female basketball in the UK,' said Basketball Scotland Chief Executive Officer, Kevin Pringle.
'The franchise will also play a key part in Scotland's preparation for the 2018 Commonwealth Games and we hope it will become a long term part of our pathway, which will help develop Scottish athletes that can represent Great Britain. 'Our vision for the programme is that it will be led by a core of Scottish players and supplemented with some additional talent to make sure the Scottish athletes are pushed every day in practice.
'The focus will be on the development of Scottish talent and while we still want to win games, the opportunity for Scottish players to compete at this level and develop their skills is the prime driver.
'We will also be revealing the team name and logo soon, which will be very exciting.'
Meanwhile Oaklands Wolves are also thrilled at joining the WBBL and will play their homes fixtures at their impressive facility at Oaklands College, which has been a home training base in recent years for the England Junior National Teams.
'This is fantastic news for our basketball programme, our players and the College,' declared Michael Ball, Director of Basketball at Oaklands College.
'Oaklands Wolves will aim to add to the excitement of the WBBL and bring a young and fast-paced style of basketball to fans around the league. "It would not have been possible to make this happen without the support of the College - they are always fully behind the basketball programme and are especially keen to see our elite female student athletes get the same opportunities as the boys.'
He added, 'The team will be based upon our Academy players with the addition of professional and university players. Just as we are trying to produce the next generation of International players from within the basketball academy, we are going to try to add GB International players.'
Further club, coach and player announcements in respect of both Basketball Scotland and Oaklands Wolves will be made in due course.
Finally, while two new franchises have joined for 2016-17, Brixton Topcats have opted to withdraw. The WBBL are extremely grateful for the significant contribution the South London club have made towards the successful establishment of the league since it was established in October 2014.
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