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Miah-Marie Langlois Signs One-Year Contract in Russia

TORONTO, July 2, 2015 – Slan Sports Management is pleased to announce that Miah-Marie Langlois has signed a one-year contract with Dynamo-Guvd Novosibirsk in the Russian Premier Basketball League (PBL).

2a62a981fed2Langlois, a 5’8” point guard, is coming off of her first professional season where she led Northland Basket Lulea to a Damligan Championship in Sweden, while winning the Eurobasket.com All-Swedish Damligan Player of the Year Award. She averaged 10.9 points, 4.5 rebounds, 2.5 steals, and led the league with 5.2 assists per game. In addition to her Player of the Year Award, Langlois was also named Eurobasket.com’s All-Sweden Damligan Import Player of the Year, Guard of the Year, and a member of Eurbasket.com’s All-Swedish Damligan First Team.

Originally from Windsor, Ontario, Langlois graduated from Catholic Central High School before playing her collegiate basketball at the University of Windsor in Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS). As a Lancer, she won four straight CIS National Championships, winning the CIS Final 8 Tournament Most Valuable Player Award three times. Langlois was also named CIS All-Canadian Defensive Player of the Year in 2012, 2013, and 2014, becoming the first player ever to win that award over three consecutive seasons. In her final season, Langlois averaged 16.1 points, 5.5 rebounds, 5.1 assists, and led the country with 3.8 steals per game.

Langlois is also a member of the Canadian Senior Women’s National Team that will compete in the Pan American Games and the FIBA Americas Championship this summer. Last summer, she helped lead Canada to a 5th place finish at the World Championships, the team’s best finish in the tournament since 1986. Langlois was also a member of the Canadian Development Women’s National Team at the 2013 World University Games where she averaged 13.5 points, 4.7 rebounds, 3.2 assists, and 3.0 steals per game. She led the tournament in scoring, and ranked 2nd in steals.

“Playing in Russia is a great opportunity for me to compete against some of the top players in the world,” said Langlois. “Every game will be played against great teams, which is something I am looking forward to.”

Dynamo-Guvd Novosibirsk is looking to improve on its 2014-2015 season, when they finished 9th in the PBL with a 3-15 record.

“We are very glad to sign a player of Miah-Marie’s caliber,” said Dmitriy Dudarev, Head Coach of Dynamo-Guvd Novosibirsk. “We expect her to be a leader on the team, and think that she has the potential to be one of the best PG’s in the Russian League.”

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

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Daniel Mullings Signs First Professional Contract in Germany

TORONTO, June 30, 2015 – Slan Sports Management is pleased to announce that Daniel Mullings has signed a one-year contract with Medi Bayreuth of the German Basketball Bundesliga (BBL).Daniel backend

Mullings, a 6’2’’ guard who was recently invited to two NBA pre-draft workouts with the Miami Heat and Phoenix Suns, is coming off of a four-year collegiate career at New Mexico State University. In 2014-2015, Mullings led the Aggies to their 4th consecutive Western Athletic Conference (WAC) Championship and NCAA Tournament appearance. He was 11th in the WAC in scoring averaging 12.4 points per game, 10th in assists with 2.7 per game, and 1st in steals with 2.1 per game. Despite missing 11 games due to injury, Mullings was named to his 2nd All-WAC First Team and his 3rd WAC All-Defensive Team.

A Toronto, Ontario native, Mullings graduated high school at Sir Wilfred Laurier Collegiate institute, where he won two league championships before starting his collegiate career in the NCAA. He was a starter all four years at New Mexico State, but had his most prolific season in his junior year when he was named WAC Player of the Year. That season, he averaged 16.8 points, 4.9 rebounds, 3.5 assists, and 1.9 steals per game. Mullings will graduate as the program’s all-time leader with 249 career steals and 4th all-time leading scorer with 1677 career points.

Mullings also had the opportunity to represent Canada on the 2013 Development National Team that competed at the World University Games in Kazan, Russia. He led the team to the semi finals and was named to the All-University Games First Team.

“Over the years I have dedicated myself to the game of basketball, putting in hard work, blood, sweat and tears into the game that I love. For that reason, the satisfaction of signing my first pro contract is amazing,” said Mullings. “ I want to thank New Mexico State University for assisting my growth as a player, and now I am focused and ready to get to Bayreuth and get to work.”

Mullings joins a Bayreuth club that finished in 15th place in the BBL standings last season.

“From the first time I saw Daniel I knew he would make a great impact for our club and in our league,” said Michael Koch, Bayreuth’s Head Coach. “He is a tenacious defender, explosive driver, great athlete, and very good all around player. I am looking forward to working with Daniel and coaching him in his first professional season.”

For more information and individual box scores for Daniel throughout the season, visit: http://slansportsmanagement.com/daniel-mullings.

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Lexy Kresl Signs One-Year Contract in Sweden

TORONTO, June 25, 2015 – Slan Sports Management is pleased to announce that Lexy Kresl has signed her first professional contract with Mark Basket Marbo Kinna of the Swedish Damligan.

"Colorado North Dakota NCAA Women's Basketball"Kresl, a 5’11” guard, is coming off of her senior season with the University of Colorado Buffaloes in the NCAA. In 2014-2015, Kresl averaged 12.4 points, 4.4 rebounds, 4.5 assists, and 1.1 steals, while knocking down 2.0 three-pointers per game. She ranked 4th in the Pac-12 in assists and 6th in three-pointers made. She also ranked among the conference leaders shooting 81.8 percent from the free-throw line and 40.7 percent from three, ranking 4th and 7th in the Pac-12 respectively. Kresl played some of her best basketball in the Pac-12 tournament, averaging 14.0 points and 5.0 assists, including a 19-point performance against #1 ranked Oregon State to secure the Buffaloes a spot in the conference semi finals. This helped earn her a selection to the Pac-12 All-Tournament Team in addition to being an All-Pac-12 Team Honorable Mention.

Originally from Paradise Valley, Arizona, Kresl graduated from Shadow Mountain High School, where she is the program’s all-time leading scorer with 2,404 points. As a high school senior, she was a McDonald’s All-American nominee after averaging 25.0 points and 14.0 rebounds per game.

Kresl was a prolific three-point shooter throughout her career at the University of Colorado. She tied a school record for three-pointers made by a freshman with 63 and finished 7th in the program’s history with 183 makes in her career. She scored 1,109 points in her collegiate career making her the 27th player in team history to reach the 1,000 point milestone. An excellent student, Kresl was named to the Pac-12 Conference Women’s Basketball All-Academic Team the past three seasons. Finally, Kresl was recently nominated by her school for the NCAA Woman of the Year Award, which honors graduating female athletes who distinguish themselves throughout their collegiate careers in academics, athletics, service, and leadership.

Kresl, who will also be reunited with her former college teammate Brittany Wilson, is confident that Mark Basket will be a great place to start her professional career.

“I am so excited to join Mark Basket in Sweden this fall under Coach Frank Alm,” said Kresl. “Brittany and I will be a great fit for his program as he likes to play a fast paced game on both offense and defense.”

Mark Basket finished the regular season in 5th place in the Swedish Damligan with a 12-10 record, and fell to Norrkoping in the Quarter Finals this past year.

“We are really happy to have Lexy playing for us this coming season,” said Frank Alm, Mark Basket’s Head Coach. “Her leadership on the court, her ability to play different positions, and her three-point shooting will be very important for us.”

For more information and individual box scores for Lexy throughout the season, visit: http://slansportsmanagement.com/lexy-kresl.

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Brittany Wilson Signs One-Year Contract in Sweden

TORONTO, June 25, 2015 – Slan Sports Management is pleased to announce that Brittany Wilson has signed a one-year contract with Mark Basket Marbo Kinna of the Swedish Damligan.

CU vs CSU Women BBWilson, a 5’7” guard, is coming off a shortened first professional season in which she suited up in just two games for KR Reykjavik of the Iceland Dominos League. Wilson was off to a hot start, averaging 17.5 points, 8.5 rebounds, and 4.5 assists per game, but missed the remainder of the season due to injury.

Originally from Long Beach, California, Wilson graduated from Long Beach Poly High School before playing her collegiate basketball at the University of Colorado in the NCAA. She was a four-year regular for the Buffaloes, helping lead them to the 2013 NCAA Tournament as well as three NIT Tournament appearances. Wilson, who missed only 2 games in her four seasons with Colorado, ranks 19th on the program’s all-time scoring list with 1,194 total points, and 9th in three-point field goals with 140 makes.

Wilson was recognized for her defense throughout her collegiate career, earning a selection to the Pac-12 All-Defensive Team in 2013 during a season in which Colorado set school records for scoring defense and field-goal percentage defense. She was also an Honorable Mention for the 2014 Pac-12 All-Defensive Team.

As a senior in 2013-2014, Wilson averaged 10.8 points, 3.4 rebounds, 2.9 assists, and 1.3 steals per game. She led Colorado in steals, ranked 2nd in assists, and was 3rd in scoring. Over two games in the Pac-12 Tournament, Wilson led the team in scoring, averaging 16.5 points per game.

Wilson, confident in her ability to have a bounce-back year, is eager to get back on the court this fall. She will also be playing with a familiar face, as former Colorado teammate Lexy Kresl has also signed with Mark Basket.

“I’ve worked extremely hard the past year recovering from injury and I just want to thank Mark Basket for another opportunity to do what I love,” said Wilson. “They can expect me to be a workhorse on both ends of the floor and I’m excited to be playing next to my old teammate again.”

Wilson joins Mark Basket who finished last season in 5th place in the Swedish Damligan with a 12-10 record, before falling to Norrkoping in the Quarter Finals.

“We are really excited about the opportunity of having two old teammates playing together,” said Frank Alm, Mark Basket Head Coach. “Brittany’s power and toughness will help a lot on the defensive end, and her speed suits our running game perfectly.”

For more information and individual box scores for Brittany throughout the season, visit: http://slansportsmanagement.com/brittany-wilson.

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