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.
Kayla McBride (UMMC Ekaterinburg) and Kelsey Plum (Fenerbahce) all play in the EuroLeague, and their games are broadcast live on YouTube (links included below).
Moriah Jefferson (Galatasaray) and Kelsey Bone (Cukurova) play in the EuroCup.
Check the official online home of the Aces each week for updates on how your favorite players are performing in their adopted countries.
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|Kayla McBride—UMMC Ekaterinburg (7-0)|
|Schedule Link (watch live on YouTube)|
|Next Game: Jan. 10 vs. ESBVA-LM (6:00 am PT)|
|Kelsey Plum—Fenerbahce (4-3)|
|Schedule Link (watch games live on YouTube)|
|Next Game: Jan. 9 vs. Olympiacos (8:30 am PT)|
|EuroLeague Final Regular Session Standings
The EuroCup regular season is in the books, and 24 teams advanced to the playoffs which begin after the new year. The top two teams from each of the 10 Groups are in the postseason (20 teams), as are the two top third place teams in each Conference (four teams).
The top eight teams advance directly to the Round of 16. That includes Kelsey Bones’ Cukurova team, which she will join after the holidays. Cukurova is off until January 24, when they play the winner of the Roman Genclik vs. Besiktas match-up.
Moriah Jefferson’s Galatasaray squad is seeded ninth in the playoffs, and takes on 24 seed Lointek Gernika Bizkaia in the first round of the postseason.
|Moriah Jefferson—Galatasaray (5-1)|
|Schedule Link (watch select games live on YouTube)|
|Recent Game: Jan. 3, L, 84-69, vs. Lointek Gernika Bizkaia|
|13 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists|
|box score link|
|Next Game: Jan. 10 vs. Lointek Gernika Bizkaia (8:30 am PT)|
|Kelsey Bone—Cukurova (6-0)|
|Next Game: Jan. 24 vs. TBD|
|Jan. 31 vs. TBD|