ACES ABROAD: EuroLeague & EuroCup Update (Feb. 2, 2022)

Where In The World Are The Aces?

Many WNBA players take their talents overseas during the “offseason,” and the Aces are no exception. In addition to playing in country-specific leagues, some teams also participate in the EuroLeague and EuroCup.

The EuroLeague is the highest professional basketball league in Europe. At the start of the 2021-22 season, 20 teams were vying for the EuroLeague championship. Of those 20 teams, 14 had byes into the regular season, while 6 additional teams participated in late-September qualifying games to determine the final 2 participants.

The 16 teams are broken up into 2 groups of 8 for the regular season which runs from early October through February 1. The top 4 teams from each group qualify for the quarterfinals, which are slated for February 23-March 9. The Semifinals are scheduled for April 8, with the Finals taking place on April 10.

Kelsey Plum (Galatasaray) and Kiah Stokes (Fenerbahce) are playing in the EuroLeague this season. Riquna Williams played for Galatasary earlier in the year.

The EuroCup is an annual second-tier level competition in Europe. At the start of the 2021-22 season, 48 teams were vying for the EuroCup championship.

From mid-October to December 2, 12 groups of 4 teams compete in the regular season. The playoffs feature the top 32 teams, and run from December 15-April 6.

Destiny Slocum (Kayseri) played in the EuroCup this season, but her team failed to advance to the playoffs.


Kelsey Plum—Galatasaray (5-9)
Schedule Link
EuroLeague Averages
15.8 ppg, 6.5 rpg, 2.8 apg
Recent Games
Feb. 2—L, 80-67, vs. Beretta Famila Schio
20 points, 7 rebounds
Box Score
Next Game
Kiah Stokes—Fenerbahce (10-3)
Schedule Link
EuroLeague Averages
3.4 ppg, 4.1 rpg
Recent Games
Feb. 2—W, 63-57, vs. Dynamo Kursk
2 rebounds
Box Score
Next Game
Feb. 19 vs. Dynamo Kursk (8-5)


EuroLeague Standings
1 UMMC Ekaterinburg 13-0
2 Perfumerias Avenida 10-3
3 ZVVZ USK Praha 9-4
4 BLMA 6-5
5 TTT Riga 5-7
6 MBA Moscow 3-8
7 Umana Reyer 3-9
8 KSC Szekszard 0-13
1 Fenerbahce 10-3
2 Sopron Basket 8-6
3 Dynamo Kursk 8-5
4 Beretta Famila Schio 8-5
5 Spar Girona 7-6
6 Basket Landes 5-7
7 Galatasaray 5-9
8 Arka Gdynia 2-12