Cavaliers in the Pros
Courtesy of Eurobasket LLC
We bring you last week’s top former Cavaliers players who are currently playing in pro basketball.
#1. Experienced Lyndra Littles Weaver (6’1”-F/C-87, graduated ’09, plays pro in Puerto Rico) led Atenienses de Manati to a victory over the closely-ranked Moca (9-10) 85-77 in the Puerto Rican BSNF on Wednesday night. She was MVP of the game. Littles Weaver scored 33 points (!!!), grabbed 8 boards, handed out 5 passes and blocked 2 shots (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line) in 40 minutes. Atenienses de Manati (10-8) is placed fourth in the BSNF. It was her team’s fifth consecutive victory in a row. They will play only one more game in the Regular Season. And that game will be critical. Littles Weaver has individually a very good season with high stats. She averages 23.1ppg, 12.3rpg, 3.8apg and 2.1spg.
#2. Aisha Balarabe (6’3”-C-85, graduated ’09, plays in Cyprus) could not help AEL (1-1) in their last game. Despite her good performance AEL lost69-60in a derby game to the lower-ranked (#3) Anagennises. Balarabe had a double-double by scoring 13 points and getting 19 rebounds. She also added 5 assists. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. Balarabe has very impressive stats this year 17.5ppg, 18.0rpg, 3.5apg and 1.5spg in two games she played so far. She is a naturalized Nigerian.
#3. Lisa Jablonowski (6’4”-F-97, graduated ’20, currently in Italy) was not able to help Costa Masnaga in their game against Ragusa (3-0) in the Italian Serie A1. She scored only 4 points in 27 minutes. Costa Masnaga was crushed97-67on the road by the second-ranked Ragusa. But the season just started, so everything may happen. This year Jablonowski averages 3.0ppg, 6.3rpg, 1.3apg and 1.3spg.
#4. J’Kyra Brown (5’11”-G, graduated ’18, plays pro in Sweden) managed to help Mark Basket Marbo Kinna in a victory against the tenth-ranked Helsingborg (1-3) 74-60 in the Swedish Damligan on Saturday night. She recorded 5 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. Mark Basket Marbo Kinna (3-1) is placed fourth in the Damligan. It was her team’s third consecutive victory in a row. But the season is still in its first stage and everything can happen. Brown has very impressive stats this year 15.7ppg, 5.7rpg, 1.3apg and 2.0spg in three games.
#5. Ariana Moorer (5’8”-G-91, graduated ’12, plays in Puerto Rico) was not able to secure a victory for Moca (1-1) in their game against Gigantes (13-4) in the Puerto Rican BSNF. Despite her very good performance in Thursday night’s game Moorer recorded a double-double by scoring 24 points and getting 12 rebounds (went 10 for 10 at the free throw line !!!) in 43 minutes. Her team will play only one more game in the Regular Season. And now that game is very crucial. This season Moorer has very high stats. She averages 15.8ppg, 11.2rpg, 3.5apg and 2.4spg.
#6. Dominique Toussaint (5’9”-G-98, graduated ’20, currently in Spain) was the major contributor in Joventut’s victory against the closely-ranked Real Canoe 65-54 in the Spanish LF Challenge (second division) last Saturday. She scored 15 points. Toussaint has relatively good stats this year 13.6ppg, 3.4rpg, 1.6apg and 1.4spg in five games. She is a naturalized Dominican.
Other former The University of Virginia players, who play in pro basketball:
Jocelyn Willoughby (6’0”-F-98) plays for New York Liberty in the WNBA
Notice: The list above includes only some of alumni playing currently in pro basketball. Check complete list of The University of Virginia basketball alumni.