Miah-Marie Langlois 'the motor' running Team Canada basketball
'The feeling that I get the most is actually one of pure happiness and joy,' says former coach Chantal Vallee
Two of the most prominent figures in Windsor basketball will be in Rio this week for The Olympic Games.
University of Windsor women's head coach Chantal Vallee will be an analyst with CBC Sports and former Lancer point guard Miah-Marie Langlois is part of Team Canada.
Vallee said she expects big things from Langlois.
"Miah has learned how to perform, when the scene is set and the lights come on and its time to go, Miah will perform, and I like that the most about her," Vallee said. "So, my personal expectation for her is [that] I feel she should lead this team, she's the point guard, she is the motor, she is the glue of this team and so, rightfully, the head coach is playing her the most of any other player."
Vallee said she's extremely proud of her former player.
"But I think the feeling that I get the most is actually one of pure happiness and joy," Vallee said. "When I see her doing what she loves and seeing how happy she is. And when I see how she's worked through our program with the Windsor Lancers and then afterwards playing pro, I see her and I just smile."
Vallee said the Canadians expect to be medal winners at the end of The Olympics.
You can catch her on CBC Sports when Canada opens the women's basketball tournament on Saturday against China.