Sky Overseas + Offseason Updates: Rundown No. 22

CHICAGO (April 1, 2024) — Four Chicago Sky players are currently participating in domestic or overseas play this offseason. Below are the listed players, their respective teams, league and country.

View all the below information and more on our overseas website here.

  • Marina Mabrey — CBK Mersin Yenisehir Belediyesi (Turkey-KBSL, Turkey)
  • Elizabeth Williams — CBK Mersin Yenisehir Belediyesi (Turkey-KBSL, Turkey)
  • Dana Evans — Beşiktaş JK Istanbul (Turkey-KBSL, Turkey)
  • Sika Koné — Perfumerías Avenida Salamance (Spain-LF Endesa, Spain)

Seasons concluded: 

  • Lindsay Allen — Botasspor Adana (Turkey-KBSL, Turkey)
  • Michaela Onyenwere — OGM Orman Genclik Ankara (Turkey-KBSL, Turkey)
  • Taya Reimer — Botasspor Adana (Turkey-KBSL, Turkey)
  • Isabelle Harrison — Athletes Unlimited Pro Basketball
  • Brianna Turner — Adelaide Lightning (Australia-WNBL, Australia)
  • Chennedy Carter — Bursa Uludag Basketbal (Turkey-KBSL, Turkey)

Marina Mabrey and Elizabeth Williams helped Mersin defeat Beşiktaş twice this week in the Turkish League playoffs. Because Mersin won both games, it advanced to the Turkish League finals. 

In the first game, a 77-67 victory on March 27, Mabrey approached a triple-double with 12 points and a team-leading nine assists and nine rebounds. Williams scored 23 points to go along with eight rebounds, two blocks and a steal in the win.

Mabrey again came close to a triple-double in the team’s 91-64 win on March 29 to clinch a berth in the championship. She recorded 19 points and seven rebounds while leading all players with eight assists. Mabrey is averaging 8.7 assists in her last three games, all wins. Williams also stuffed the stat sheet in the win, recording 11 points, five rebounds, four assists, three blocks and two steals.

On the other side of the bracket, Fenerbahce is up 1-0 in the semifinals series against Galatasaray. Whoever wins that series faces Mersin in the final. The second game between Fenerbahce and Galatasaray is not yet scheduled, though Mersin is still scheduled to face Fenerbahce in the EuroLeague semifinals on April 12.

Dana Evans’ Beşiktaş fell in both of their semifinal games against Mersin, meaning Beşiktaş is now eliminated. Evans recorded a team-leading 19 points as well as four rebounds in the loss on March 27. Evans again led her team again in scoring on March 29 with 20 points.

Though Evans and Beşiktaş are now eliminated from the Turkish League playoffs, their season is not over. Beşiktaş is scheduled to face the London Lions on April 3 and April 10 in the EuroCup finals.

Sika Koné contributed to a pair of Avenida wins this week, helping beat Valencia on March 28 and Araski on March 31. Koné recorded seven points and seven rebounds in the win over Valencia. In the following game, she scored 24 points to lead all players in scoring. She also recorded six rebounds and two assists. Her 28 minutes and 24 points against Araski are her most since Feb. 2 against Gran Canaria.

Koné and Avenida are next scheduled to continue Spanish League play on April 6 against Ensino. Avenida is in second in the Turkish League standings at 24-5, 0.5 games behind top-ranked Valencia.

Because they were eliminated from the Turkish League playoffs last week, Michaela Onyenwere, Lindsay Allen and Taya Reimer have concluded overseas play this season. Additionally, Isabelle Harrison wrapped up her season with Athletes Unlimited last week. Her full AU season stats can be found here

Onyenwere appeared in 27 games with Ormanspor this season, helping lead the team to a 19-9 record. She averaged 17.9 points and 7.1 rebounds with Ormanspor. Onyenwere scored a season-high 32 points to go along with a then-season-high 12 rebounds for a double-double against Antalya on Oct. 28.

She then scored 30 points on Dec. 2 and finished the season with 11 games of 20 or more points. Onyenwere recorded her season high of 16 rebounds in a win over Emlak on March 2, adding 20 points to secure the double-double.

Allen and Reimer both suited up for Botas this season. Allen appeared in 25 games with Botas, averaging 16.3 points, 8.0 assists and 4.6 rebounds. She scored a season-high 39 points and a game-leading eight assists on Feb. 24 against Nesibe.

She scored 20 or more points on five occasions and came close to a triple-double numerous times. Other notable stat-stuffing performances include a 20-point, nine-rebound, 12-assist game in a win over Hatay on Feb. 3 as well as a 28-point, seven-rebound, 10-assist outing on Jan. 21 in a close loss to top-ranked Fenerbahce.

Reimer finished the season with averages of 12.3 points, 7.6 rebounds and 1.0 blocks. She finished the year with eight double-doubles and recorded a season-high 23 points on Jan. 21 against Fenerbahce. She also recorded 22 points, nine rebounds, five assists, two blocks and a steal on Feb. 3 against Hatay. She had a season-high 16 rebounds on Oct. 21 against Izmit. Botas finished the season at 14-14.

Chicago Sky players currently overseas are a combined 82-37 (.689 win percentage) with their teams so far this season.


EuroLeague games can be viewed here

EuroCup games can be viewed here.