DURHAM, N.C.-- As summer heats up and international seasons wind down, here is a look at some former Blue Devils who have taken their basketball talents overseas this past season.
Mistie Bass – Duke ‘06
2017-18 Stats (Canberra Capitals): 20 games, 11.7 PPG, 4.6 RPG, 1.4 APG, 1.1 SPG, 0.5 BPG, 22.5 MPG
Mistie Bass signed to Lebanon Hoops in March. Bass spent her 2017 season as a player for Australia’s Canberra Capitals, where she was the second highest scorer on the team with an average of 11.7 points in 20 appearances. The Capitals’ season ended on December 29 following a win over Perth (74-69) where Bass scored 11 points and recorded two rebounds.
Alana Beard – Duke ‘04
CCC Polkowice, 27-6 (Poland) and 5-11 (Euroleague)
2017-18 Stats (Poland): 1 game, 3.0 PPG, 2.0 RPG, 2.0 APG, 1.0 SPG, 0.0 BPG, 16.0 MPG
Alana Beard joined Poland’s CCC Polkowice late in the 2017-18 season. In her only performance with the team, Beard contributed three points, two assists, and two rebounds in 16 minutes of play to the victory over Wizdew (93-74). She was injured in practice and was forced to miss the rest of the season. Fans can see Beard on WNBA courts later this month when she returns to play for the Los Angeles Sparks.
Chante Black – Duke ‘09
KDB Life Winners (South Korea), 4-31
2017-18 Stats: 33 games, 6.7 PPG, 5.5 RPG, 0.5 APG, 0.4 SPG, 1.2 BPG, 17.7 MPG
Chante Black was a member of South Korea’s KDB Life Winners, where she recorded an average of 6.7 points and 5.5 rebounds per game. KDB Life Winners finished their season in March.
Oderah Chidom – Duke ‘17
Cinkarna Celje, 16-4 (WABA) and 31-0 (Slovenia)
2017-18 Stats (WABA): 18 games, 12.6 PPG, 7.6 RPG, 2.4 APG, 1.9 SPG, 1.6 BPG, 27.7 MPG
2017-18 Stats (Slovenia): 14 games, 18.1 PPG, 10.0 RPG, 2.5 APG, 3.0 SPG, 3.0 BPG, 27.2 MPG
Oderah Chidom is finishing her first season in international play as a leader in both Slovenian League play and WABA league play as a member of the Cinkarna Celje. She leads the team in points (18.1; 12.6), rebounds (10.0; 7.6), and blocks (3.0; 1.6) in both leagues, coming off the bench in a total of 32 games. In her most recent performance, Chidom led the team in rebounds (13), contributing 17 points to the victory over Triglav in the first round of the finals.
Kendall Cooper – Duke ‘17
Cavigal Nice Basket 06 (France), 4-18
2017-18 Stats: 18 games, 5.5 PPG, 4.1 RPG, 0.7 APG, 1.1 SPG, 1.0 BPG, 19.9 MPG
Kendall Cooper is a member of France’s Cavigal Nice Basket 06 and lead the team in blocks (1.0), recording an average of 5.5 points and 4.1 rebounds in her 18 game appearances. Her average rebound mark was met or exceeded in 10 of her 18 appearances, with a season high of eight rebounds recorded. Cooper and her squad ended their season on April 14 following a loss to Mondeville, but they will be back for more action in the fall when French play resumes.
Monique Currie – Duke ‘06
KB Stars Seoul (South Korea), 27-14
2017-18 Stats (South Korea): 35 games, 12.1 PPG, 5.3 RPG, 2.4 APG, 1.0 SPG, 0.3 BPG, 20.4 MPG
Monique Currie played for South Korea’s KB Stars Seoul and averaged 12.1 points and 5.3 rebounds per game during the 2017-18 season. KB Stars finished second in the South Korean League following a loss to Woori Bank. Currie will be back in WNBA action as she returns to play for the Washington Mystics.
Chelsea Gray – Duke ‘14
Botasspor Adana (Turkey), 16-11
2017-18 Stats: 21 games, 15.9 PPG, 4.9 RPG, 6.7 APG, 1.6 SPG, 0.0 BPG, 32.1 MPG
Chelsea Gray played for Botasspor Adana in Turkey and led the team in points (15.9), assists (6.7), and steals (1.6). In Botasspor’s games against Cukurova during the quarterfinals, Gray contributed an average of 14.5 points and 5.5 rebounds in a combined 68 minutes off the bench in two games. Although Botasspor’s season ended after this round, Gray’s efforts helped keep the games competitive and close (67-61; 61-59). Fans can see Gray on WNBA courts as a member of the Los Angeles Sparks.
Haley Peters – Duke ‘14
Union Lyon Basket Feminin (France), 15-12
2017-18 Stats: 27 games, 14.8 PPG, 6.0 RPG, 2.4 APG, 1.5 SPG, 0.1 BPG, 31.4 MPG
Haley Peters completed her 2017-18 season as a member of France’s Union Lyon Basket Feminin, leading the team in minutes (31.4) and recording an average of 14.8 points and 6.0 rebounds. Peters scored above average in 14 of her 27 appearances, recording over 20 points in four of these games. She also marked above average for rebounds in 11 games, with a high of 12 occurring in a game against Mondeville. After finishing her season, Peters signed with France’s Flammes Carolo Basket Ardennes and will start the next French season as a new member of this squad.
Angela Salvadores – Duke (2015-16)
Sopron Basket, 25-2 (Hungary) and 13-6 (Euroleague)
2017-18 Stats (Hungary): 21 games, 7.6 PPG, 2.6 RPG, 3.0 APG, 1.0 SPG, 0.0 BPG, 18.6 MPG
2017-18 Stats (Euroleague): 18 games, 7.1 PPG, 2.6 RPG, 2.1 APG, 1.1 SPG, 0.0 BPG, 20.6 MPG
Angela Salvadores is a member of Hungry’s Sopron Basket where she sees action in both the Hungarian League and Euroleague. Coming off the bench for appearances in 39 total games, Salvadores recorded an average of 7.6 points and 2.6 rebounds in Hungarian play and 7.1 points and 2.6 rebounds in Euroleague play. Salvadores’ recent performances in the semifinals against UNI Gyor helped pave the way for an overall season victory. She recorded a combined 14 points and 10 rebounds in 45 minutes off the bench over two games. Sopron Basket went on to receive the A Division title on May 3 after sweeping Atomeromu in a three-game series.
Kathleen Scheer – Duke ‘12
Hobart Chargers (Australia), 3-4
2018 Stats: 6 games, 18.7 PPG, 12.3 RPG, 4.2 APG, 1.2 SPG, 2.5 BPG, 33.7 MPG
Following a successful 2017-18 season as a member of Poland’s Cosinus Widzew Lodz, Kathleen Scheer recently signed unto Australia’s Hobart Chargers. Scheer leads the team in minutes played (33.7), rebounds (12.3), assists (4.2), and blocks (2.5). In a recent performance, Scheer came off the bench for 35 minutes to record 19 points and 15 rebounds, contributing to her squad’s victory over Geelong. Scheer and the Chargers will be back in action on May 18 when they take on the Sydney Uni Sparks.
Shay Selby – Duke ‘12
Tuenti Movil Estudiantes Madrid (Spain), 2-24
2017-18 Stats: 18 games, 11.3 PPG, 3.8 RPG, 3.3 APG, 1.3 SPG, 0.1 BPG, 29.1 MPG
Shay Selby played for Spain’s Tuenti Movil Estudiantes Madrid, where she led the team in points (11.3), assists (3.3), and minutes (29.1). Her season ended on March 28 with a victory over Bembibre (68-57).
Jasmine Thomas – Duke ‘11
OGM Orman Genclik Ankara (Turkey), 9-15
2017-18 Stats: 23 games, 17.5 PPG, 4.7 RPG, 5.0 APG, 1.3 SPG, 0.3 BPG, 37.1 MPG
Jasmine Thomas led Turkey’s OGM Orman this season in assists (5.0) and steals (1.3) in an average of 37.1 minutes per game. She also held the spot of second highest scorer, recording scores above her average of 17.5 in 10 of her 23 appearances and notching a season high of 29 in March. OGM Orman’s season ended on April 14 following a loss to Galatasaray, but fans can see Thomas back in action when she returns to the United States to play for the Connecticut Sun.
Krystal Thomas – Duke ‘11
Mersin Buyuksehir Belediye, 16-13 (Turkey) and 11-3 (EuroCup)
2017-18 Stats (Turkey): 27 games, 12.9 PPG, 12.1 RPG, 1.8 APG, 0.5 SPG, 1.2 BPG, 33.0 MPG
2017-18 Stats (EuroCup): 14 games, 13.6 PPG, 11.3 RPG, 1.2 APG, 0.6 SPG, 0.8 BPG, 30.9 MPG
Krystal Thomas saw action in both Turkish League play and EuroCup play as a member of Mersin Buyuksehir Belediye. Thomas led the team in minutes (33.0) and rebounds (12.1) in Turkish League play and averaged 12.9 points in 27 appearances. Mersin’s season recently came to an end following a loss to Hatay in the three-game quarter-finals series. Thomas fought to keep her squad in the running, recording an average of 15 points in an average of 36.7 minutes off the bench during the series. Thomas’ basketball action will resume as she returns to play for the Washington Mystics of the WNBA.
Chloe Wells – Duke ‘14
DSK Basketball Nymburk, 25-7 (Czech Republic) and 1-5 (EuroCup)
2017-18 Stats (Czech Republic): 23 games, 14.2 PPG, 3.1 RPG, 4.7 APG, 2.3 SPG, 0.2 BPG, 26.1 MPG
2017-18 Stats (EuroCup): 2 games, 9.0 PPG, 0.5 RPG, 5.0 APG, 1.0 SPG, 0.0 BPG, 24.0 MPG
Chloe Wells starts for the Czech Republic’s DSK Basketball Nymburk, where she saw action in both Czech Republic league play and EuroCup play. She led the team in steals in both leagues (2.3; 1.0) and in assists (5.0) in EuroCup during her appearances in every game this season. Wells finished her season with a powerful performance over Sokol HK in the third round of the finals. She notched 23 points, seven rebounds, seven assists, and three steals, contributing to Nymburk’s victory over Sokol HK which swept the series and resulted in the team receiving Bronze medals.
Elizabeth Williams – Duke ‘15
Liaoning Hengye (China), 9-17
2017-18 Stats: 25 games, 17.0 PPG, 9.8 RPG, 1.4 APG, 2.1 SPG, 2.3 BPG, 36.0 MPG
Elizabeth Williams played for China’s Liaoning Hengye, where she led to the team in points (17.0), rebounds (2.1), and blocks (2.3). She finished he international season on January 17, but fans can see her this month when she returns to play on the Atlanta Dream of the WNBA.