Every Monday throughout the WNBA off-season, PhoenixMercury.com will provide the X-Factor with weekly updates on how Mercury players are performing overseas.
To see an interactive map of the country each Mercury player is in, along with stats and schedules, click here.
The following updates include games played through January 12, 2013.
Krystal Thomas - Perfumerias (Spain): Thomas and Perfumerias are now 10-2 in the LFB. Thomas is averaging 4.8 points, 7.5 rebounds, and 17 minutes of action while shooting 48 percent from the floor. Thomas has been a huge force in the paint for Perfumerias and is relied on to protect the basket.
Brittney Griner - Zhejiang (China): Griner and Zhejiang are 9-7 in the WCBA. Griner has continually improved throughout the entire overseas season and is averaging 22.1 points, 9.2 rebounds and 4.1 blocks while shooting a blistering 66.8 percent from the floor.
Briana Gilbreath - Undecided
Charde Houston - Uni Girona (Spain): Houston is having one of her best overseas seasons to date. She has helped lead Uni Girona to a 6-6 record while averaging 19.6 points, 7.1 rebounds and 2.2 steals while shooting 55 percent from the field.
DeWanna Bonner - Nadezhda Orenburg (Russia): Bonner has helped lead Nadezhda to an impressive 9-3 record in the PBL while averaging 18.9 points and 5.5 rebounds while shooting 63 percent. She was recently named Player of the Week for Round 13 by Eurobasket.com. Her 9.2 rebounds during EuroLeague games is good for fourth in the league.
Candice Dupree - Dynamo Kursk (Russia): Dupree and Dynamo Kursk are now 7-4 in the PBL after falling to Bonner's Nadezhda recently. Dupree is averaging 12.4 points and 7.0 rebounds while shooting 46 percent from the floor in 30 minutes per game.
Diana Taurasi - UMMC Ekaterinburg (Russia): Taurasi and UMMC lead the PBL at an 11-1 record. Taurasi is averaging 11.5 points, 4.5 assists and 3.5 rebounds while shooting 53 percent from the field and 38 percent from beyond the arc. Her 6.8 average assists during EuroLeague games is good for third in the league and trails the league-leader by only .4 per game.