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 Botas to a victory against Galatasaray 90-88 in the Turkish KBSL last Saturday. She scored 14 points, grabbed 4 rebounds and dished 3 assists in 38 minutes. Botasspor Adana (2-2) is placed seventh in the KBSL. Weaver’s team 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 18.3ppg, 8.3rpg and 3.3apg in four games she played so far.

#2. Amandine Toi (5’10”-G-1998, played in 2018-17, plays in France) contributed to an easy victory against the closely-ranked Aulnoye (0-1) crushing them 105-75 in the French LF2 (second division) on Saturday night. She recorded 14 points. It was her first game for Toulouse this season; quite an impressive performance considering it’s only Toi’s second season in pro basketball. Her team is placed fourth in the LF2. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen.

#3. Emily Maupin (6’4”-F-1999, graduated ‘2021, currently in Poland), who plays in the Polish OBLK could not help Pruszkow (4-0) in their last game. Despite Maupin’s good performance Pruszkow was crushed90-55 on the road by the lower-ranked (#5) Sosnowiec. She was the second best scorer with 10 points. Maupin also added 5 rebounds in 18 minutes. It was her first game for Pruszkow this season. But the season just started, so everything may happen.

#4. Dominique Toussaint (5’9”-G-1998, played in 2016-20, plays pro in Spain) was not able to help Bembibre in their game against Avenida (2-0) in the Spanish LF Endesa. She scored 7 points. It was her first game for Bembibre this season. Bembibre was badly defeated73-57 at home by the leading Avenida. But the season is still in its first stage and everything can happen. It’s Toussaint’s first year with the team. Toussaint is a naturalized Dominican.

#5. Jocelyn Willoughby (6’0”-F-1998, played in 2016-20, plays in the WNBA) was not able to secure a victory for the New York Liberty (32-8) in their game against the Las Vegas Aces (34-6) in the WNBA. Willoughby did not have that impressive stats last Wednesday. She scored only 2 points in 3 minutes on the court. The New York Liberty was crushed104-76 in Las Vegas by the Aces. It was New York Liberty’s first loss after nine consecutive victories. It’s Willoughby’s first season with the team. This year Willoughby averages 1.3ppg in 32 games.

Other former The University of Virginia players, who play in pro basketball:

Tihana Stojsavljevic (6’3”-PF-1997, played in 2019-22) signed for Osnabrueck in German DBBL
Ariana Moorer (5’8”-G-1991, played in 2008-12) plays for Pollitas de Isabela in Puerto Rican BSNF
McKenna Dale (6’0”-G-1999) plays for Whai in New Zealand Tauihi Basketball Aoteroa

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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Amandine Toi

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Emily Maupin

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