26 September, 2019
15 April, 2020
15 Tiffany Mitchell (RAM), KP Brno v Ramla, 2020 EuroCup Women, Brno - City Hall Brno(Czech Republic),
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Six super Regular Season stars

MUNICH (Germany) - With the first part of this year's EuroCup Women campaign in the books, we have picked out six players who enjoyed an amazing Regular Season.

Billie Massey – Basket Hema SKW

The teenager has slayed opposing defenses like a schooled veteran and that underlines her potential to be a top drawer player. Her combination of strength, basketball IQ, power and a nose for the rebounds has seen her clock up superb numbers and also take her team to the next stage. When making the All-Star Five at the FIBA U19 Women's Basketball World Cup 2019, Billie Massey showed she could potentially have a big campaign and that is exactly what has happened. Averaging an excellent double-double of 13.7 points and 16.8 boards per game, she has killed it and can proudly lay claim there being nobody better in the competition on the glass.

Arike Ogunbowale – Orman Genclik

There was a lot of hype and expectation about Arike Ogunbowale who lit it up with the Dallas Wings prior to landing in Turkey for her rookie season overseas. She has been a driving force behind Orman Genclik storming directly into the Round of 16. She has lit it up from the get-go, managing to drop a prolific 24.3 points per game, including the highest score in a game by any player this season when she torched reigning Polish champions CCC Polkowice for 38. Her natural scoring ability from either side of the three-point line makes her such a dangerous customer and she is likely to remain key to the ambitious Orman Genclik making a deep run and being a bonafide title challenger.

Tinara Moore – Cadi La Seu

If Spanish newcomers Cadi La Seu wanted to make a splash during their rookie EuroCup Women season, it was essential they found someone to build their team performances around. The focal point was Tinara Moore, who emerged as one of the most consistent and impactful performers around as her team celebrated progressing past the Regular Season at the first time of asking. She led Cadi La Seu in scoring, rebounding and efficiency, while most impressively, she shot the ball better than everyone else in the whole competition at 67 percent. Now Moore can look forward to trying to sustain the momentum in what looks a winnable tie in the Play-Off Round 1 against Basket Hema SKW.

Karlie Samuelson – Perfumerias Avenida

While there was a lot of attention and hype around the arrival of her sibling Katie Lou at Carolo Basket, you have to admire how Karlie Samuelson has made a big impact at Perfumerias Avenida. The Spanish side and long-time EuroLeague Women regulars have looked dominant during this rare EuroCup Women foray, helped by the Great Britain star and her offensive threat on the wings. In a team traditionally known for their aggressive defense and ability to physically wear teams down, Samuelson is the silk glove that covers the iron fist of Avenida. She leads the team in not only scoring with more than 14 points per game, but also efficiency and her clinical three-point shooting has been a big factor at almost 57 percent. There is more to come and the fans at Pabellon Wurzburg will know she can be a difference-maker to propel them towards potential silverware.

Yvonne Anderson – Besiktas TRC Insaat

Yvonne Anderson has been on absolute fire all season long. Even if some will point to the fact that arguably the weakest team in the competition (Mabetex Prishtina) were in the group, that should not detract from Anderson doing amazing things at both ends of the floor. It was quite an effort to finish the Regular Season as the top scorer in the competition with a spectacular 28 points per game and also led the tournament in steals with 4.2 per outing. Having only just scraped into the Play-Off Round 1, Besiktas need to raise their game to advance further and they will be looking to Anderson to maintain her rich vein of form.

Tiffany Mitchell – Ramla

Finally, we felt the need to highlight the performances of Tiffany Mitchell, despite the fact that Ramla didn't make it past the Regular Season. They were pipped in a four-way tie in Group A, but the guard could barely have done more to try and get them through. She posted a true all-action campaign for the Israeli club, contributing 25.7 points, 10.3 boards, 3.2 assists and 2.5 steals per game. And, despite having to soak up the bulk of the defensive attention, she still managed to finish in the top five in the competition for efficiency. Like every year, it's always a pity to have to wave goodbye to someone has performed so well and provided big entertainment because their club has not progressed.