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Originally published Thursday, May 19, 2005 at 12:00 AM

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A look at the WNBA's international flavor

NBA players might bump into each other while vacationing overseas during the offseason, but WNBA players are running into each other on the court. It puts a crimp in coaches' schedules...

NBA players might bump into each other while vacationing overseas during the offseason, but WNBA players are running into each other on the court. It puts a crimp in coaches' schedules, waiting for players to return after fulfilling their international contracts.

But the athletes are scattered all across the globe to either make money to pay bills, improve their skils or simply enjoy the lifestyle. Here's a list of where current WNBA players (including international players) played this offseason.

P Player Country
Charlotte Sting
G-F Allison Feaster France**
G-F Tynesha Lewis Spain
C Teana Miller France*
F Sheri Sam Russia
F Tangela Smith Poland
C Tammy Sutton-Brown (Canada) Russia
Connecticut
F-C Asjha Jones China
F Le'Coe Willingham Israel
F Brooke Wyckoff Spain
G Jen Derevjanik Lithuania*
C Taj McWilliams-Franklin Czech Rep.*
G Katie Douglas Lithuania*
C Margo Dydek (Poland) Poland*
Detroit
F Barbara Farris Spain*
G Niele Ivey Spain
G-F Chandi Jones Italy
G Deanna Nolan Poland
G Elaine Powell Poland
F Ayana Walker Israel
G Andrea Stinson Turkey*
Houston
G-F Dominique Canty Israel
F Kristen Rasmussen Spain
C Michelle Snow Italy*
F Sheryl Swoopes Russia
G Janeth Arcain (Brazil) Brazil
Indiana
F Natalie Williams Russia
F Deanna Jackson China
C Kelly Schumacher China, Spain
G Tully Bevilaqua (Australia) Australia
F Jurgita Streimikyte (Lithuania) EuroLeague**
Los Angeles
G Tamecka Dixon Italy*
F Tamika Whitmore Spain*
F Mwadi Mabika (Congo) Russia*
F Laura Macchi (Italy) Italy**
F Rafaella Mascadri (Italy) Italy**
C Marlous Nieuwveen (Norway) Korea, Hungary, France
F Marina Mazic (Croatia) France*
Minnesota
C Vanessa Hayden Spain
F Stacey Lovelace-Tolbert France*
F Svetlana Abrosimova (Russia) Russia*
G Kristi Harrower (Australia) France*
G Nuria Martinez (Spain) Spain*

P Player Country
New York
G Crystal Robinson Israel*
G-F Shameka Christon Israel*
G KB Sharp Israel
F Detrina White Israel
F Amisha Carter Spain
F Vickie Johnson Italy
F Elena Baranova (Russia) Russia**
C Ann Wauters (Belgium) Russia**
Phoenix
F Gwen Jackson Israel
G-F Tamara Moore Israel
F Plenette Pierson Israel
C Kamila Vodichkova (Czech Rep.) Russia**
F Penny Taylor (Australia) Italy**
C Maria Stepanova (Russia) Russia**
Sacramento
F Rebekkah Brunson Belgium*
G Erin Buescher Greece*
C Yolanda Griffith Russia*
F Nicole Powell Italy
F DeMya Walker Russia*
G-F Hamchétou Maïga (Mali) Spain
G Ticha Penicheiro (Portugal) France*
San Antonio
C Chantelle Anderson France*
G Edna Campbell France*
G Tai Dillard Israel
G Marie Ferdinand Turkey*
G Shannon Johnson Poland*
F LaToya Thomas Russia
F Adrian Williams Korea
G-F Lindsey Yamasaki Turkey
G Dalma Ivanyi (Hungary) Hungary*
C Bernadette Ngoyisa (Congo) Italy*
Seattle
G Sue Bird Russia*
C Janell Burse China
C Simone Edwards Italy*
G Betty Lennox Italy
F Alicia Thompson Italy
G Shaquala Williams Poland
C Suzy Batkovic (Australia) Spain**
G Iziane Castro Marques (Brazil) Italy*
F Natalia Vodopyanova (Russia) Russia**
G Francesca Zara (Italy) Italy*
Washington
G Alana Beard South Korea
G Kiesha Brown Czech Rep.
C Kaayla Chones Spain, Israel
G Tamicha Jackson Spain
C-F Chasity Melvin Israel*
C Murriel Page Spain
F-C Nakia Sanford Belgium
C-F Iciss Tillis Poland *
F Delisha Milton-Jones South Korea, Spain **
F Mactabene Amachree (Nigeria) Turkey*
G Helen Luz (Brazil) Spain*
*Late to camp. **Has yet to return.

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