It was just a matter of time before former Idaho women’s basketball star Mikayla Ferenz got her first professional basketball opportunity.
The 5-foot-10 guard has signed to play for AB Contern of the Total League-Dames League in Luxembourg.
“I am so excited to play in Luxembourg,” Ferenz said. “It was always my dream to continue my basketball career after college, and I am thrilled I get to do it in a country as beautiful as Luxembourg and for a competitive club. I get to see Europe for the first time and be a professional athlete. It’s a dream come true for me.”
Ferenz, the 2018-19 Big Sky Player of the Year, led Idaho to a regular-season conference title and two wins in the WNIT. In her senior season, she averaged 22 points, 5.3 rebound and 3.9 assists per game, finishing her career with a school and Big Sky record 2,466 points.
In her four-year career, Ferenz shot at a 44-percent clip from the field and 38-percent from 3. She made 415 3-pointers in her career and became the sixth woman in NCAA history to break 400 triples.
“I am blessed and fortunate to have been able to coach this awesome young lady for the past four years,” UI coach Jon Newlee said. “I know she will have a great career overseas and make the entire Vandal nation proud.”