All-EuroLeague Women Second Team revealed
MUNICH (Germany) - The All-EuroLeague Women Second Team has been confirmed after the votes from the league's coaches, selected media and fans were tallied in the first-ever official EuroLeague Women Awards.
Both All-EuroLeague Women Teams, recognizing the top players of the Regular Season, are made up of two backcourt and three frontcourt players each, with voting taking place in two separate categories.
The Second Team includes Courtney Vandersloot of UMMC Ekaterinburg and LDLC ASVEL Feminin's Marine Johannes in the backcourt, with Gabby Williams of BLMA, Brionna Jones of ZVVZ USK Praha and UMMC Ekaterinburg's Brittney Griner rounding out the frontcourt positions.
The full breakdown of the voting results will be revealed on Wednesday, when the All-EuroLeague Women First Team is unveiled.
All-EuroLeague Women Second Team
Courtney VANDERSLOOT - UMMC Ekaterinburg
The point guard enjoyed another highly productive season with reigning champions UMMC, after expertly pulling the strings to help propel them to an eye-catching 13-1 record. Vandersloot finished the Regular Season top of the assists chart in the competition, handing out a superb 7.1 per outing. She also contributed 8.4 points, 2.8 rebounds and 1.9 steals per game.
Marine JOHANNES - LDLC ASVEL Feminin
A big fan favorite not only in Lyon, but among basketball fans all over the globe who appreciate her appetite to entertain, Johannes once again demonstrated her guard skills to great effect. She was able to guide LDLC ASVEL Feminin to a landmark debut campaign when they made the Quarter-Finals of the competition. The guard corralled an all-action 13.0 points, 3.7 assists, 2.6 rebounds and 1.7 steals as the French club finished second in Group B with 8 wins and 6 losses.
Gabby WILLIAMS - BLMA
The energetic and influential Williams was instrumental in catapulting BLMA to their best season and one which could have been even better had they not been hit by some key injuries. The American was a standout performer as they punched a ticket to the Quarter-Finals, her work at both ends of the court highly appreciated as she netted 14.6 points per game and also snapped up 5.8 boards, 2.4 assists and 2.2 steals.
Brionna Jones - ZVVZ USK Praha
Back in EuroLeague Women having spent the previous season winning EuroCup Women at Nadezhda, Jones showed her qualities in a big way with some more eye-popping performances. ZVVZ USK Praha only lost twice during the season and that was in a large part due to the consistency of the frontcourt star, who harvested 15.6 points per game after shooting 52 percent from the floor, as well as grabbing 8.1 rebounds per outing.
Brittney GRINER - UMMC Ekaterinburg
The towering UMMC Ekaterinburg center had another dominant campaign for the current holders, finishing in the top five of the tournament for points, field goal shooting and blocks. Griner accumulated 16.2 points per game, fuelled by a lethal 64 percent shooting performance across the season. The American also hauled down an average of 6.7 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 1.8 blocks.