Wings Overseas Roundup - January 7
The Irish Icon kicked off the New Year with a 26 point 2 rebound, 2 assist performance in a 72-71 win against Galatasaray on January 4th. In 2019, Ogunbowale scored 1,049 points in professional basketball and spent 1,579 minutes of game time on the hardwood, averaging just under a two thirds of a point per minute played throughout the year.
The Perth Lynx fell to the Southside Flyers 90-75 last week and game against the Canberra Capitals was cancelled due to the severity of the Australian Brush Fires. McGee-Stafford contributed eight points, nine rebounds and a block in the Lynx's fall to the Flyers. She continues to average almost half a rebound per minute played since heading to the land down under in addition to reaching both 500 rebounds and 500 points in the WNBA this past year.
Gustafson found herself in foul trouble and fouled out with just 21 minutes played in a 76-72 win for NKE-FCSM Csata over Vasas, but she still managed to drop 10 points and grab nine rebounds. The Iowa Idol has now scored in double-digits in all but two games overseas this season and is averaging 17.1 points and 9.1 rebounds per game. She also poured in eight points and grabbed five boards in a 94-63 loss to Sopron Basket, one of the best teams in Europe, on January 2. In Gustafson's first year as a professional, she played 617 minutes, scoring an impressive 295 points, averaging eight points and 5.2 rebounds per game.
The Stanford Sniper returned to the three-point made category with two in an 89-37 victory over Clarinos on January 4 to move Perfumerias Avenidas to an incredible 19-2 on the year (13-2 in the Spanish League). Samuelson scored eight total points, had two assists and two boards in her first game of 2020. Samuelson played a total of 557 minutes in 48 games during 2019 and sank 51 threes, making at least one shot beyond the arc in all but three professional games in 2019.
Thornton racked up another double-double with a 22-point, 10 rebound performance in a 77-56 win at Shinhan Bank on January 4, continuing her quest to repeat as Foreign Player of the Year in the KBL. Thornton played an impressive 1,297 minutes during 2019 WNBA season and averaged 13.9 points and 7.9 rebounds per game in her 43 professional games after winning the KBL championship in the Spring, falling just 3 points short of 600 on the year. Including her championship run, she tallied 1,072 points during 2019.
Johnson tallied 16 points and grabbed five rebounds in Dynamo K's 78-49 win over Sparta on January 5. The Volunteer Veteran surpassed 1,500 rebounds in her seventh season in the WNBA and the 100 block mark. She enters her eighth season just 54 points short of 2,500 and, barring injury, will play her 6000th minute in the WNBA at some point during the 2020 season. She played in 37 professional games last year, tallying 330 points and grabbing 241 rebounds.
Harrison turned in 13 points and 13 rebounds on January fifth during a 65-58 loss to Givova Battipaglia for her third double-double overseas in just four games. For the year, the Tennessee talent logged 859 minutes and 307 points in 33 games played. She also won the AP Comeback Player of the Year in the WNBA after she missed the entirety of the 2018 season due to injury.
Anigwe returns to action next week at Elazig. For the year, the Cal alum tallied 111 professional points in 30 career games in addition to grabbing exactly 100 rebounds.
In her first game overseas, Davis scored 20 points, grabbed six rebounds and dished out four assists in a 77-52 loss to Cankaya. The Gamecock Gamer scored 250 professional points in 2019, including 197 points and 73 rebounds for the Wings.
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