Windsor’s Langlois signs professional contract in Sweden

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Jun 10, 2014

Source: Windsor Sports Info / Photo credit Edwin Tam

The Windsor Lancers are pleased to announce that women’s basketball standout Miah-Marie Langlois has signed a professional contract to play in Sweden next season.

The native of Windsor, Ontario has signed a one-plus-one contract with Northland Basket Lulea for the 2014-15 and 2015-16 seasons. The team will compete in the Swedish Damligan this coming year and expects to begin competition in Euro Cup for the 2015-16 season, in which case Langlois will have a guaranteed contract.

Miah is now the fifth Lancer women’s basketball player to sign a pro contract following in the footsteps of teammate and recent signee Jessica Clemencon as well as Dranadia Roc, Raelyn Prince and Iva Peklova.

“I am really excited that Miah’s getting a great opportunity to play basketball professionally next year in Sweden,” commented Head Coach Chantal Vallee. “She is a tremendous point guard and has developed into a great leader over her five years playing for the Lancers. I look forward to watching her career develop even further in Europe.”

Langlois, a 5’8″ point guard, helped lead the Lancers to four-straight Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) National Championship titles throughout her career. She was named the CIS Final 8 Tournament MVP three times (2011, 2012, 2014) and the CIS Defensive Player of the Year three straight years (2012, 2013, 2104). She is the first player in CIS history to win either award three times.

She was also a three-time member of the CIS Final 8 All-Tournament Team (2011, 2012, 2014) and was twice named the University of Windsor Female Athlete of the Year.

In the 2013-2014 season, Langlois averaged 16.1 points, 5.6 rebounds, was sixth in the CIS with 5.1 assists, and first with 3.7 steals. She shot 50.4% from the field, 37.1% from beyond the arc, and 81.7% from the free-throw line in 28.9 minutes per game.

Langlois has also been involved with Canada Basketball’s National Team Program for three years, suiting up for the Women’s Development National Team last summer and was recently invited to try-out for the Senior Women’s National Team. Miah is currently in Edmonton, Alberta at the Canadian Senior Women’s team training camp hoping to earn a spot on Canada’s roster for the 2014 FIBA World Championships hosted by Turkey from September 27 to October 5.

In 2013, at the World University Games in Russia, Langlois played six games and was first in the tournament in scoring with 13.5 points per game, while also averaging 4.7 rebounds, and 3.2 assists. She was second in the tournament in steals with 3.0 per game, second in free-throw percentage at 89.3%, and led her team in assists, defensive rebounds, and total tournament points.

“Northland is a great place to start my pro career in Europe,” said Langlois. “I am excited for the opportunity to play in Sweden for Northland and motivated to help them win another championship.”

In the 2013-2014 season, Northland Basket Lulea notched a 16-2 regular season record before winning the Swedish Damligan Championship.

“When we recruit players, foreign or domestic to Northland Basket we have a long list of demands on what we are looking for both in basketball but also what kind of person we want,” said Jens Tillman, Northland Basket Lulea Head Coach. “After talking to Miah-Marie we are certain that she is everything we could hope for.”

For more information and individual box scores for Miah-Marie throughout the season, visit http://slansportsmanagement.com/miah-marie-langlois.

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