VOTE: Which player did it best in EuroLeague Women during 2022?
MUNICH (Germany) - There have been some stunning individual EuroLeague Women displays during the calendar year, with five standout performances in contention to be voted as the best of 2022.
You can cast your vote below to let us know who did it best. But first, here's everything you need to know about the leading contenders.
MEGAN GUSTAFSON (Olympiacos SFP) - October 11, 2022
Game: Olympiacos SFP 73-54 ACS Sepsi-SIC (EuroLeague Women Qualifiers)
Statistics: 31 PTS, 70% FG, 13 REB, 3 AST, 2 BLK - 43 EFF
The pressure was on for Greek giants Olympiacos SFP in the race to make it through the Regular Season and that meant their marquee signing from the summer had to deliver. Gustafson is renowned for her efficiency and showed that in the previous campaign with VBW Arka Gdynia. This time in Olympiacos colors she wasted no time in going to absolute work to help them get a precious victory. Her strength, power and composure around the basket all rising up and on show in this memorable display.
JONQUEL JONES (UMMC Ekaterinburg) - January 12, 2022
Game: ZVVZ USK Praha 77-90 UMMC Ekaterinburg (EuroLeague Women Regular Season 2021-22)
Statistics: 20 PTS, 67% FG, 11 REB, 5 AST, 4 STL, 4 BLK - 38 EFF
Having played incredibly the previous year to take Bosnia and Herzegovina to that record-breaking 5th place finish at the FIBA Women's EuroBasket, it was all eyes on the versatile and do-it-all Jones during the 2021-22 campaign. And, she didn't disappoint for UMMC, with this performance in a tough away victory at Praha her best effort of the year. Getting it done at both ends of the floor, Jones was on course to be a Regular Season MVP contender until UMMC were no longer able to participate.
JASMINE KEYS (Beretta Famila Schio) - January 22, 2022
Game: Beretta Famila Schio 75-61 VBW Arka Gdynia (EuroLeague Women Regular Season 2021-22)
Statistics: 19 PTS, 80% FG, 9 REB, 5 STL, 4 AST, 4 BLK - 38 EFF
The Italian forward must have a very strong case as being one of the most improved players in Europe and certainly during the last 18 months or so, Keys has done a great job for Schio. Growing in influence, she has become a leader for her team and this is a good example of the type of performance she is now capable of on her day. She torched Gdynia with a devastating shooting performance and her athleticism was a facilitator of those 5 steals and 4 blocks which were particualrly impressive.
STEPH MAVUNGA (BC Polkowice) - October 26, 2022
Game: BC Polkowice BC 73-46 Fenerbahce Alagoz Holding (EuroLeague Women Regular Season 2022-23)
Statistics: 23 PTS, 60% FG, 21 REB, 3 AST, 3 BLK, 2 STL - 37 EFF
With a previous track record of super double-doubles, this monstrously brilliant one from Mavunga was no surprise and it was even more eye-catching because it came against title frontrunners and last year's runners-up, Fenerbahce Alagoz Holding. The forward was a colossus in the contest and a towering presence behind not only a fine success, but a one which made everyone sit up and take notice because of the sheer margin of victory.23 points and 21 rebounds was certainly epic.
ALYSSA THOMAS (ZVVZ USK Praha) - November 9, 2022
Game: Tango Bourges Basket 70-73 ZVVZ USK Praha (EuroLeague Women Regular Season 2022-23)
Statistics: 28 PTS, 77% FG, 9 REB, 6 AST, 3 STL - 37 EFF
This was not just one of the very best performances of the calendar year, it also came during one of the most tense and exciting contests of 2022. ZVVZ USK Praha escaped from Le Prado with a thrilling win and that was certainly in large part due to this exceptional effort from Thomas. This stellar effort was also pivotal to the forward winning the MVP award for November and it has really been a red-hot first few months for the USA standout forward.