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EuroLeague Women MVP Ladder: Who are the new faces in the November edition?

MUNICH (Germany) - It's time to issue the second volume of the MVP Ladder of the EuroLeague Women Regular Season and there's a particularly strong theme as we welcome a number of new faces into the race.

Here's how the list is shaping up after five games of the campaign, with a number of up and down movers, as well as those new entries.

1. Tina Krajisnik - Galatasaray (+5)

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Average Stats: 19.0 PPG; 9.2 RPG; 2.8 APG; 22.2 EFF 

Even when Galatasaray dropped their first couple of games, Krajisnik showed why she was one of the most impressive off-season signings with some excellent performances. In recent weeks, she has managed to find an even higher gear and that has been inspirational in taking Galatasaray to three successive wins and getting them onto the front foot in the competition. 

2. Natasha Howard - Dynamo Kursk  (-1)

POWER FORWARD

Average Stats: 20.0 PPG; 61.3% FG; 9.0 RPG; 2.0 APG; 22.8 EFF

While it's a fall of one place from the very top of the ladder, that is more to do with the stellar displays from Krajisnik rather than any major reduction in levels from Howard. That is underlined by the fact she dropped 21 points in her last outing against Sopron and 26 points the game before against Spar Girona. She has had an awesome season and been instrumental in Dynamo Kursk being joint second in Group B. 

3. Jonquel Jones - UMMC (new)

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Average Stats: 17.0 PPG; 9.7 RPG; 3.3 APG; 3.5 SPG; 24.3 EFF

Who else, but the most talked-about player globally in the female game right now? Yes, the highest new entry is the unstoppable Jonquel Jones who has not only been doing jaw-dropping things at national team level with Bosnia and Herzegovina, but also finding a higher gear with UMMC in these past three weeks after her delayed start to the season. With Jones on this kind of form, it's difficult to envisage the Russian giants somehow not managing to land another title.

4. Bernadett Hatar - Sopron Basket (+1)

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Average Stats: 13.6 PPG; 61.5% FG; 9.2 RPG; 19.2 EFF  

The best basketball of her career? Most probably. Five games into the season and there is a lot to love about the work of Hatar, who has turned up the dial to unprecedented levels. Sopron Basket head coach David Gaspar has really got the team playing to her strengths and she is looking a hugely difficult match-up for opponents because of her height and smarts. Shooting the ball so well right now, her production is a pivotal reason for her team topping Group B.

5. Eva Lisec - Dynamo Kursk  (-1)

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Average Stats: 15.0 PPG; 5.8 RPG; 2.2 APG; 2.8 SPG; 18.6 EFF 

The EuroLeague Women MVP for October, Lisec lit it up in the first four games of the season and was the standout performer in the competition, as her prestigious accolade would suggest. However, in the very week that she was handed the honor, she sustained an injury playing for Dynamo Kursk against Sopron near the start of the game and that has slowed her down and resulted in a modest downward move in the MVP ladder.

6. Alyssa Thomas - ZVVZ USK Praha (new)
FORWARD

Average Stats: 13.8 PPG; 8.3 RPG; 6.0 APG; 3.7 SPG; 18.3 EFF 

7. Kennedy Burke - Spar Girona (new)
GUARD

Average Stats: 20.0 PPG; 6.6 RPG; 19.8 EFF 

8. Kayla McBride - Fenerbahce Safiport (new)
SHOOTING GUARD

Average Stats: 21.0 PPG; 3.8 RPG; 2.8 APG; 20.0 EFF

9. Sandrine Gruda - Beretta Famila Schio (new)
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Average Stats: 13.9 PPG; 9.7 RPG; 2.3 APG; 19.5 EFF

10. Gabby Williams - Sopron Basket (new)
SMALL FORWARD

Average Stats: 14.2 PPG; 5.2 RPG; 4.4 APG; 14.8 EFF

Disclaimer: The MVP Ladder, compiled by a panel of experts, is entirely subjective and is in no way a true, accurate ranking system. The ranking and all comments are purely those of the author and do not reflect the view of FIBA.

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