Tracking Storm Stars Overseas
After winning a WNBA title together, four Seattle Storm players will travel overseas and compete across the world for championships elsewhere during the offseason. With three players playing in Europe and Russia and one playing the WNBL in Australia.
With play beginning soon in Europe and Australia, take a look at where the Storm will be competing for championships over the winter.
Alysha Clark - LDLC ASVEL - France
Clark will bring her defensive tenacity and scoring prowess to Lyon, France, to rejoin LDLC ASVEL. Team President and four-time NBA Champion with the San Antonio Spurs Tony Parker will heavily rely on Clark after she led them in scoring last season during EuroLeague play.
Most recently winning a Ligue Féminine de Basketball title during the 2018-19 season, Clark's squad started play on Oct. 28. In EuroLeague last season, Clark averaged 15.6 points per game to lead Lyon in seven games before the season was cut short.
Breanna Stewart - UMMC Ekaterinburg - Russia
With a bunch of success over the last decade in Russia's Premier League and EuroLeague, Stewart will team up with several other WNBA superstars in hopes of winning more championships this winter.
Having won the Russian League for well over a decade and with several recent EuroLeague titles, UMMC Ekaterinburg has been one of Russia's most successful basketball team's this century. Stewart is well-poised to continue adding to her already impressive resume overseas, teaming up with Courtney Vandersloot, Jonquel Jones, Emma Meesseman, and Allie Quigley in Russia.Â Stewart has not appeared in a game yet.
Mercedes Russell - Galatasaray - Turkey
Another EuroLeague qualifier, Galatasaray has a deep history of success in Europe and in Turkey's women's basketball league. Galatasaray has already begun its season, and after joining the squad, Russell played her first game on Oct. 21, scoring 14 points with 10 rebounds. The team is 2-0 with Russell in the lineup so far this season.
Ezi Magbegor - Melbourne Boomers - Australia
In 24 games with the Boomers last season, before she joined the Storm for their championship run, Magbegor averaged 13 points, 6.6 rebounds, and 1.2 blocks per game. Magbegor helped the Boomers to the WNBL Semifinals, losing to Kia Nurse and Canberra, 2-1.
Magbegor will rejoin her team in the WNBL hub in North Queensland, where the Boomers will play their opening game on Nov. 12, with the Grand Final scheduled for Dec. 20.
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