28 July, 2023
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Which young guns will shine at #FIBAU20Europe Division B in Craiova?

CRAIOVA (Romania) - The FIBA U20 Women's European Championship 2023, Division B in Romania will see a number of exciting rising stars taking to the stage and trying to propel their teams to success.

Here are just some of the names to look out for and put on your watchlist ahead of the tournament which tips off on Friday July 28.

You can also use the fan vote below to tell us which player you think will have the biggest impact at the event. 

Miky Panait - Romania

Panait has had a busy summer so far after featuring for her nation at the FIBA U18 Women's European Championship 2023, Division B in Sofia, averaging a team high 11.8 points and 5.4 assists per game. The playmaker is likely to carry home promotion hopes in Craiova and is highly rated. In fact, she has just returned from the Basketball Without Borders Global camp which underlines her quality.

Eleni Bosgana - Greece

Bosgana steps out at the tournament having represented Greece at the FIBA Women's EuroBasket 2023 in Tel Aviv and while her minutes and production were not significant, it will be a whole different story in Craiova. Watch our for some huge displays from the forward who had a near tournament double-double at the 2022 edition, recording more than 15 points and 9 boards per game. 

Sarah Hickey - Ireland

Hickey will form a big partnership with her colleague Hazel Finn and if she can replicate the form of last summer when she impressed at the event and also at U18 Division B in posting some seriously big numbers, Ireland can dream of doing good things on Romanian soil. The forward has been pushing for senior representation after featuring briefly in the FIBA Women's EuroBasket 2023 Qualifiers.

Lina Sontag - Germany

Sontag is another player who featured at the FIBA Women's EuroBasket 2023 and that experience will be vital as she was part of a Germany team that made the Quarter-Finals and took a FIBA Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament ticket. Strong and likely to demonstrate her leaderships skills, she will surely rack up another U20 double-digit scoring return for her team this summer.

Hennie Van Schaik - Netherlands

Van Shaick could be the key to this campaign for Netherlands. She has impressed in the NCAA and is switching from California State University Bakersfield to Louisville. A versatile post player who can score and defend on the perimeter as well as the paint, she will be a candidate to lead in scoring and rebounding for her team and a double-double tournament is not out of the question for her. 

Hana Muhl - Croatia

The dynamic guard play of Muhl  cements the theory that her country could be a frontrunner for the title in Craiova. A guard who can score and pass the rock to a high standard, she missed out on international duty last summer, so her return is a big boost. There will be many eyes on her production and if she can turn up the noise, Croatia will be tough to beat