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Leonie Alicia Florez took the European sub-18 . won silver medal with Spain

Alicia Florez with the shirt of the Spanish national team.

As of now, the base of women’s basketball León signs for Valencia Baskets of the Andesa League and will start his career in professional sports this season.


Former Leon women’s basketball player Alicia Florez was declared runner-up in Europe with the Spanish under-18 basketball team after losing 75–78 in the final against Lithuania. Leonese point guard was a key player in winning the silver medal, given his intensity, grit and his great defensive performance. “These things can happen in championships like this. The finals are heads or tails and this time we got tails, but we’re very proud of the tournament we’ve done,” said the Lyon’s basketball player.

This course will be a revolution in the sport and personal life of Flores. The base sign for Valencia Basket, a giant of women’s basketball in our country and the highest category of the sport in Spain, a candidate for everything in the Andesa League. The Taronja team has decided to move the former BFL player to Nu Basket Paterna, a professional division of the Women’s Challenge League, where they can continue training and prepare to leap into the highest category.

A revolutionary professional and personal transformation

Florez approaches this new challenge “with great enthusiasm”. Leonese intends to “mix study and basketball”, but she approaches her move to Valencia with “confidence” and a desire to succeed as a professional athlete.

There is also Leonese’s efforts at the 2023 Under-19 World Cup in Madrid: “It will be a very tough challenge and being one of the best teams can only be achieved with a lot of hard work. We have a good group and This first year that many of us are going to play professional basketball is going to give us invaluable experience.” In the same sense, Alicia Florez points to the Americans as great favorites, but Lithuania’s “talent”, France And also highlighted Italy’s “persistence” or the “good play” of Japan and Australia.

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