MADRID, Spain – Blanca Millan proved herself to be one of the most effective young guards in all of America East last season for the University of Maine women’s basketball team, and she’ll now receive yet another chance to show the entire world her talents later on this summer.
Per el Correo Gallego, Millan is one of 17 players to be named to Spain’s U19 squad for the upcoming FIBA World Cup. Camp will open up for the team later this week, with Millan looking to prove her recent knee procedure is of little concern. It won’t be her first time competing on this stage, as she was part of Spain’s U16 squad in the past.
Millan is one of the lone remaining players from her class, after several left the program this season for various reasons. She turned into a major contributor for the Black Bears, averaging 8.6 points per game, while notching a team-leading 61 steals on the defensive side of the ball. Naira Caceres and Laia Sole, both former Black Bears who started at the school the same time Millan did, will join her on the U19 team.
The World Cup officially kicks off July 22 in Italy.