25 September, 2019
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All-EuroLeague Women First Team unveiled
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All-EuroLeague Women First Team announced

MUNICH (Germany) - The All-EuroLeague Women First Team has been revealed after votes from the league's coaches, selected media and fans were tallied in the first-ever official EuroLeague Women Awards.

Following on from the recent revealing of the All-EuroLeague Women Second Team, the lineups recognize the top players of the Regular Season,  made up of two backcourt and three frontcourt players each via the results of two separate voting categories.

The First Team includes Fenerbahace Oznur Kablo guard duo Alina Iagupova and Cecilia Zandalasini and a frontcourt trio of Alyssa Thomas of ZVVZ USK Praha, Emma Meesseman of UMMC Ekaterinburg and Sandrine Gruda of Famila Schio.

The full voting results are available below, with the prestigious EuroLeague Women MVP announcement scheduled for later this week.

All-EuroLeague Women First Team

Alina IAGUPOVA - Fenerbahce Oznur Kablo

Ever since pulling on the famous Fenerbahce Oznur Kablo jersey at the start of her rookie season in Istanbul, Iagupova has been sensational. She was the main driver in her team finishing top of Group B with a 10-3 record and a regular Top Performer and Team of the Week member. The Ukraine national team leader racked up  21.3 points per game during the Regular Season to lead the competition in scoring and did so by converting 50 percent from the field. She also handed out 5.5 assists per outing, while doing the hard work on the glass with 5.7 rebounds per game and also grabbing an average of two steals.

Cecilia ZANDALASINI - Fenerbahce Oznur Kablo

The Italian ace joins her Fenerbahce Oznur Kablo teammate Iagupova in the lineup and the pair certainly provided the Turkish powerhouse with a devastating one-two punch during the Regular Season. Back in Fenerbahce colors for another campaign, Zandalasini thrived during 2019-20 and harvested an impressive 15.9 points per game, shooting over 40 percent from long range and showing her ability to deliver in the clutch moments. She also contributed 3.2 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game.

Alyssa THOMAS - ZVVZ USK Praha

It was another incredible season for Thomas, who has already scooped the EuroLeague Women Defensive Player of the Year Award.  She was unstoppable yet again with ZVVZ USK Praha due to her ability to deliver in a big way across all categories, driving her side to a 12-2 record in Group A. The most efficient player during the Regular Season in the tournament, Thomas was also the competition leader in steals with 3.1 per game. She also registered a brilliant season double-double of 18.3 points and 11.4 rebounds per outing, as well as handing out 4.2 assists.

Emma MEESSEMAN - UMMC Ekaterinburg

The individual accolades continue to flow for Meesseman, with the frontcourt star adding to her 2019 WNBA Finals MVP honor by excelling yet again in EuroLeague Women. Despite being on a UMMC Ekaterinburg roster which is arguably as deep, if not deeper than any which has previously graced the competition, the Belgian has still managed to stand out with her performances.  Meesseman finished the Regular Season with an astonishing chart-topping shooting clip of 67 percent - something which contributed towards 14.1 points per game.  She also amassed 4.6 rebounds and 3.2 assists as the reigning champions claimed pole position in Group A with a 13-1 record. 

Sandrine GRUDA - Famila Schio

The experienced center is playing some of the best basketball of her glittering career and that was pivotal in Famila Schio managing to reach the Quarter-Finals via an 8-6 record in Group B. Gruda has been on fire throughout the Regular Season, with the French national team veteran dominant for her club team and leading Schio in efficiency, scoring, shooting percentage and rebounding. She recorded an eye-catching haul of 16.0 points after shooting 51 percent from the floor and also grabbed 6.7 rebounds per game.

EuroLeague Women Backcourt Players Voting

Alina Iagupova Fenerbahce Oznur Kablo 1st 1st 1st 1st
Cecilia Zandalasini Fenerbahce Oznur Kablo =2nd 4th 2nd 2nd
Courtney Vandersloot UMMC EKaterinburg =2nd 2nd 6th 3rd
Marine Johannes LDLC ASVEL Feminin =6th 3rd 3rd 4th

EuroLeague Women Frontcourt Players Voting

Sandrine Gruda ZVVZ USK Praha =2nd 2nd 1st 1st
Emma Meesseman UMMC EKaterinburg 1st =3rd 4th 2nd
Alyssa Thomas ZVVZ USK Praha =2nd 1st 8th 3rd
Brittney Griner UMMC Ekaterinburg =5th =3rd 5th 4th
Brionna Jones ZVVZ USK Praha 4th 7th 12th 5th
Gabby Williams BLMA =5th =12th 6th 6th