Cavaliers in the Pros
Top Performances of Virginia players in pro basketball in last week games
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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. Ariana Moorer (5’8”-G-91, graduated ’12, plays in Iceland) was the major contributor in Fjolnir’s victory against the league outsider Valur (0-2) 71-60 in a derby game in the Icelandic Dominos League in Saturday night’s game. She had a double-double by scoring 15 points and getting the same number of rebounds. Moorer also added 5 assists and 4 steals. Fjolnir Reykjavik (3-0) is placed first in the Dominos League. So far her team won all three games in the Regular Season. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. It’s Moorer’s first year with the team. She has individually a very good season with high stats. Moorer averages 15.5ppg, 12.5rpg, 4.5apg and 4.0spg in two games she played so far.
#2. Lisa Jablonowski (6’3”-F-97, graduated ’20, plays pro in Italy). She could not help Costa Masnaga (1-2) to beat Venezia (2-1) in the Italian Serie A1. Jablonowski scored 6 points and blocked 2 shots in 22 minutes. Costa Masnaga was crushed98-60on the road by the higher-ranked (#3) Venezia. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. It’s Jablonowski’s first year with the team. This season she averages 5.7ppg, 3.3rpg and 1.3spg in three games she played so far.
Petah Tikva tabs Jocelyn Willoughby
Hapoel Petah Tikva (D1) inked American guard/forward Jocelyn Willoughby (183, college: Virginia, agency: LBM Management). She played in the summer at New York Liberty (WNBA). In 22 games she averaged 5.8ppg and 2.4rpg. This summer Willoughby was drafted by Phoenix Mercury (WNBA) in first round (10th overall) and played for the New York Liberty. She is in her first season in pro basketball.
Other former The University of Virginia players, who play in pro basketball:
Aisha Balarabe (6’3”-C-85) played for Quesos el Pastor Zamarat in Spanish Liga Dia
Jocelyn Willoughby (6’0”-G/F) plays for New York Liberty in the WNBA
Dominique Toussaint (5’9”-G-98) signed for Tindastoll in Icelandic D1
J’Kyra Brown (5’11”-G) played for Yalova Vip in Turkish TKBL
Notice: The list above includes only some of alumni playing currently in pro basketball. Check complete list of The University of Virginia basketball alumni.
Ariana Moorer is last week best Cavaliers alumni, who plays professional basketball (Photo: Gorzow Wlkp.)