October Team of the Month: McBride, Meesseman, Zandalasini, Fiebich, Magbegor
MUNICH (Germany) - There have been some magical individual performances across the first month of the campaign and five stars have landed spots in the EuroLeague Women Team of the Month for October.
As well as taking their respective places in the prestigious lineup, they may also have their eyes on October MVP honors, too. Fans have the opportunity to positively influence the outcome by casting a vote below alongside our panel of experts before Monday's reveal.
Ezi Magbegor has been in stunning form for ZVVZ USK Praha since her summer move to the Czech capital and is out in front when it comes to having the best performance efficiency valuation. She is averaging 25.6, helped by also being way out in the lead for blocks with an amazing 3.6 per game. The Aussie center is also racking up a season double-double so far of 18.2 points and 10.2 boards per outing.
Kayla McBride has been on fire since day one and has endeared herself even more to the passionate Fenerbahce Alagoz Holding fans by balling out during the first month. The guard has been named Player of the Week and already recognized for some strong performances that have returned a well balanced and all-action 17.4 points, 4.6 assists and 4.4 boards per game.
Meanwhile, another Fenerbahce player in the shape of Emma Meesseman has helped keep the Istanbul juggernauts unbeaten, while also making it an interesting locker room scenario as she is also in the race for MVP. The Belgian standout has contributed 15.4 points, 4.8 rebounds and 4.2 assists to the cause.
Newcomers Casademont Zaragoza are one of the stories of the season so far and the rookies have rejoiced in a winning 3-2 start. Much of this has been built around their big and ever growing fan base which gives tremendous support, but also the leadership and play of Leonie Fiebich. She found a high gear throughout October to average 12.2 points, 8.4 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game.
Last but not least, Cecilia Zandalasini has shone brightly for Virtus Segafredo Bologna, with the Italian guard guiding her team to an impressive 3-1 start. She has done it all, playing over 30 minutes and coming up in the clutch, as well as recording an excellent average of 12.8 points, 7.5 boards, 5.5 assists and 2.0 steals each time she steps onto the floor.