October 28, 2015

Top performers abroad

Five of the eight Stanford alumnae playing abroad were ranked in the top ten performers of their league last week by Eurobasket.com (which ranks players based on an efficiency calculation).

In Russia

25-year old power forward Nnemkadi Ogwumike (189-F/C-90) had a great game in the last round for league's best team Dynamo Kursk and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for Round 4.

She had a double-double of 29 points and 16 rebounds, while her team edged out Sparta&K MR (#7, 2-2) 65-61. It allowed Dynamo K. to take over top position in the Russian PBL. They maintain perfect record without any lost game in the league. The season is still on an early stage, but Dynamo K. already had a very good start winning all 4 without losing a single one.

Ogwumike turned to be Dynamo K.'s top player in her first season with the team. Stanford University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Ogwumike is in league's top in points (3rd best: 19.3ppg) and averages solid 2.3spg and 69.2% FGP.


Ninth on the list of top players was Sarah Boothe (195-F/C-90) of Kazanochka - 11 points, 15 rebounds and 4 assists.

In Italy

Third on the list of top players last round was American guard Jillian Harmon (185-G-87, agency: Players Group) of league's second-best Lucca.

Harmon scored 27 points and grabbed six rebounds. She was a key player of Lucca, leading her team to a 85-59 easy win against Vigarano (#14, 0-3).

Lucca started extremely well this year. They recorded 3 victories without losing a single game.

Harmon turns to be one of the very best players in the league while she is also a leader of the top team having her eyes on the championship title. Harmon has a great season in Italy. After only 3 games, she made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 22.7ppg (2nd best).


Seventh on the list of top players was Kayla Pedersen (193-F-89) of Lucca - 14 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists

In Australia

Fifth on the list of top players was Mikaela Ruef (190-F-90) of Adelaide - 19 points, 18 rebounds and 4 assists

Joslyn Tinkle didn't make the top ten, but she has scored in double digits in each of the first four rounds of the season.

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