Cavaliers in the Pros

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Every week we bring you a list of the top former Cavaliers players who continue their career in pro basketball.

#1. Experienced Lyndra Weaver (6’1”-F/C-1987, played in 2005-09, plays pro in Turkey) led Kayseri to a victory over the closely-ranked Ormanspor (6-11) 85-79 in the Turkish KBSL last Sunday. She was MVP of the game. Weaver scored 34 points (!!!), grabbed 9 rebounds and dished 3 assists in 40 minutes. Bellona Kayseri Basketbol (5-12) is placed 11th in the KBSL. It was her team’s first victory after six consecutive loses. They will play only one more game in the Regular Season. And that game will be critical. Weaver has individually a very good year with high stats. She averages 21.3ppg, 7.5rpg and 3.0apg in 15 games she played so far.

#2. Jocelyn Willoughby (6’0”-F-1998, played in 2016-20, plays in Australia) could not help Sydney Flames (4-12) in their last game on Sunday. Despite her very good performance Sydney Flames were defeated 82-78 on the road by the higher-ranked Townsville Fire (#4). Willoughby was the second best scorer with 19 points. She also added 5 rebounds (went 8 for 8 at the free throw line). It’s Willoughby’s first season with the team. This year Willoughby has very high stats. She averages 15.9ppg, 3.7rpg, 3.3apg and 1.7spg.

#3. Tihana Stojsavljevic (6’3”-PF-1997, played in 2019-22, currently in Belgium) contributed to an easy victory against one of league’s weakest teams Lummen (2-13) crushing them 84-54 in the Belgian Top Division Women in Saturday night’s game. She scored 8 points and grabbed 8 rebounds in 22 minutes. Kortrijk Spurs (8-6) is placed sixth in the Top Division Women. It was her team’s first victory after three consecutive loses. It’s Stojsavljevic’s first season with the team. This year Stojsavljevic averages 5.5ppg and 4.2rpg in 13 games.

#4. Amandine Toi (5’10”-G-1998, played in 2018-17, plays pro in France) managed to help Charnay Basket Bourgogne SUD to win against the eighth-ranked Champagne (6-7) 63-51 in the French LF2 (second division) last Saturday. She recorded only 4 points. Charnay Basket Bourgogne SUD (11-2) is placed first in the LF2. It was her team’s sixth consecutive victory in a row. This season Toi averages 9.0ppg, 1.2rpg and 1.1apg.

#5. Dominique Toussaint (5’9”-G-1998, played in 2016-20, plays in Spain) was not able to help Joventut (13-6) in their last game. Despite her good performance Joventut lost 66-74 at home to the second-ranked Zamarat. Toussaint scored 12 points in a mere 18 minutes. It was Joventut’s third consecutive loss in a row. Toussaint has relatively good stats this year 10.5ppg, 4.4rpg, 2.3apg and 1.1spg in 19 games. She is a naturalized Dominican.

Other former The University of Virginia players, who play in pro basketball:
Lisa Jablonowski (6’4”-F-1997, played in 2016-20) played for Costa Masnaga in Italian Serie A2 few monts ago
Aisha Balarabe (6’3”-C-1985, played in 2006-09) played for AEL in Cypriot Division A last year
Ariana Moorer (5’8”-G-1991, played in 2008-12) played for Cangrejeras de Santurce in Puerto Rican BSNF last year
J’Kyra Brown (5’11”-G, played in 2014-14) played for Mark in Swedish Damligan last year

Notice: The list above includes only some of alumni playing currently in pro basketball. Check complete list of The University of Virginia basketball alumni.

Lyndra Weaver

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Jocelyn Willoughby

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Tihana Stojsavljevic

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