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Jen Ashton heads overseas to join Visby

Jen Ashton will play in Sweden for the 2020-21 season after joining Visby, the club announced.

The 27-year-old leaves Leicester Riders after two seasons at the club having won back-to-back WBBL Trophy titles.

Ashton averaged 7.4 points, 2.9 rebounds, 2.8 assists as well as 2.0 steals per game for the Riders last season in 14 league games.

Before joining Leicester, Ashton also spent a season with Sheffield Hatters; earning the first of two consecutive spots on the WBBL All-Defensive Team of the Year as well as a call-up to the GB Senior team.

Visby had a 2-16 record in the Swedish top-flight last season, but avoided relegation due to the coronavirus pandemic impacting the campaign.

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