Sky Overseas + Offseason Updates: Rundown No. 7

CHICAGO (December 4, 2023) — Ten Chicago Sky players are currently participating in domestic or overseas play this offseason. Below are the listed players, their respective teams, league and country. 

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  • 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)
  • Alanna Smith — Emlak Konut Istanbul (Turkey-KBSL, Turkey), 
  • Morgan Bertsch — Spar CityLift Girona (Spain-LF Endesa, Spain)
  • Taylor Soule — Fila San Martino di Lupari (Italy-Serie A1, Italy)
  • Sika Koné — Perfumerías Avenida Salamance (Spain-LF Endesa, Spain)
  • Robyn Parks — Beretta Famila Schio (Italy-Serie A1, Italy)
  • Courtney Williams — Shaanxi Red Wolves (Weinan, Shaanxi, China)
  • Kahleah Copper — USA Basketball Women’s National Team exhibition roster

Dana Evans and Beşiktaş split their games this week, losing a close game to Panathinaikos, 79-80, in EuroCup play before dominating Botas, 83-53. Evans averaged 21.5 points and 7.0 assists this week while leading both teams in minutes in both games. 

On the season, Evans is averaging 23.7 points, 5.0 rebounds, 6.1 assists and 1.5 steals. She’s connecting on 42.6% (40 of 94) of her three-point attempts, taking 6.7 shots from beyond the arc per game.

Evans and Beşiktaş next play Bursa on Dec. 8 in Turkish League play. Beşiktaş finished atop the Group E standings at 4-2 and the EuroCup’s Round of 16 begins on Dec. 14.

Robyn Parks helped Schio pick up two big wins this week, defeating Valencia on Nov. 29 and Ragusa on Dec. 3. She led all players with 16 points, 11 of which came in the fourth quarter, and 33 minutes against Valencia. In her two appearances, Parks averaged 11.5 points.

Next up, Parks and Schio take on Lublin in EuroLeague play. Schio previously defeated Lublin 70-50 on Oct. 4, with Parks accounting for 10 points and six rebounds.

In two games this week, Morgan Bertsch averaged 10.0 points and 2.0 blocks while making 75.0% of her threes. Bertsch and Girona took on Piešťanské Čajky in the first of those two matchups on Nov. 29 for the second time this season. In that game, Bertsch led Girona in scoring with 12 points despite playing the second-fewest minutes of anyone in the rotation.

In the following game, Bertsch scored eight points in 18 minutes off the bench, connecting on a pair of threes to help Girona to a 13-point win over Ferrol. Girona’s next scheduled game is a Spanish League tilt against Celta Zorka on Dec. 9.

Sika Koné’s Avenida extended its win streak to seven straight this week after picking up a pair of wins against UNI Gyor and IDK Eustrotren. Koné led all players in scoring against UNI Gyor, recording 18 points and eight rebounds in 32 minutes of play. In the following game, she scored eight points and tallied a team-high 12 rebounds. 

Avenida sits at a perfect 10-0 in Spanish League play and with its win against IDK Eustrotren, established itself as a contender in Group B of the EuroLeague standings at 4-3 behind just Mersin and USK Praha.

Koné and Avenida next square off against Elizabeth Williams and Marina Mabrey’s Mersin on Dec. 6 in a EuroLeague game that has big implications for both teams.

Williams and Mabrey’s Mersin saw its nine-game win streak came to a close on Nov. 29 against Group B-leading USK Praha, 67-71, but Mersin bounced back with a blowout win over Ormanspor on Dec. 2, 107-74.

In the game against USK Praha, Mabrey scored 19 points with three three-pointers and recorded  four rebounds, three assists and two steals. In the following game, Mabrey played eight minutes with Mersin playing with a big lead for most of the game.

Williams also helped keep Mersin in the game against USK Praha, recording 12 points and nine rebounds in the close loss. Like Mabrey, Williams played sparingly against Ormanspor, but she managed 10 points in her 11 minutes of play.

Alanna Smith recorded a pair of strong games this past week, scoring a game-leading 21 points, along with five rebounds, two steals and two blocks against Gdynia on Nov. 29 and then recording 18 points, two steals and two blocks on Dec. 3 against Nesibe. Despite the strong play, Smith’s Emlak lost both games and extended its losing streak to four.

With the loss to Gdynia, Emlak is now eliminated from EuroCup play with a 2-4 record. Smith is next scheduled to play Williams and Mabrey’s Mersin on Dec. 9 in a Turkish League game.

Courtney Williams continued to fill the box score this week in three games with Shaanxi. On Nov. 28, Williams came close to a triple-double against Jiangsu, recording 10 points, eight assists and seven rebounds to go along with two steals. On Nov. 30, Williams stuffed the stat sheet again with 19 points, seven rebounds, six assists and three steals. On Dec. 3, Williams and Shaanxi fell to Shanxi in a 20-point loss. The Red Wolves dropped all three of their games this week. They take on Liaoning next on Dec. 6.

Taylor Soule and San Martino got back on track with a win over Roma on Dec. 3. Soule scored 14 points in the win, along with six rebounds, two assists and a steal. She connected on a pair of threes and shot 55.6% from the field. Soule’s next game with San Martino comes against Parks’ Schio on Dec. 10.

Chicago Sky players currently overseas are a combined 78-34 (.696 win percentage) with their teams so far this season when joining their team.


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