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Miriam Forasté and Stephanie Madden sign with UPV (+VIDEOS)

Universidad del País Vasco has announced the signings of  talented Míriam Forasté and american power forward Stephanie Madden for the 2012-13 season.

Míriam Forasté arrives to San Sebastián after becoming U20 European Champion in 2011 and Euroleague and Spanish League Champion in 2012.  Despite having the option to continue in Liga Femenina, Míriam has prefered to priorize also studies and has signed for Azu Muguruza´s team that will try to reach the Playoffs for fourth time in a row.

Stephanie Madden had a big impact in FIBA Cup 2011-12, where she averaged 20 points and 10,2 rebounds per game and will be one of the sensations of LF2.

Miriam Forasté is a 1,90m athletic power forward born in 1991 and experienced in Spanish and European Youth Championships, winning the Silver Medal in the 2010 and the Gold Medal in the 2011 U20 European Championship.

Miriam started playing basketball at Lluisos de Gracia and moved to UB Barça as a U13 player.

Next year she won the Catalan Championship and finished third in the Spanish Championship both in club and regional teams.

In the 2005-06 season and as a U15 player, Miriam won the Silver Medal in the Catalan Championship and the Bronze Medal in the Spanish Club Championship.

Again, in the 2006-07 season, Miriam won the Catalan Championship (being the top scorer), finished in fifth position the Spanish team Championship and in third the Spanish regional team championship.

In the 2007-08 season, and as U17 player, Miriam Forasté signed with Sarria, winning the Silver Medal in the Catalan Championship and also the Silver Medal after a great  club Spanish Campionship.

Miriam stayed in Sarrià during the 2008-09 season, winning again the Catalan Silver Medal and finishing in fifth position the team Spanish Championship.

Once her junior age was over, Miriam played the 2009-10 Copa Cataluña with Sarria, ending the regular season in first position and moving to 2nd division after an impressive playoffs in Reus.

In the 2010 summer, Miriam played with the U20 Spanish National Team, winning the Silver Medal in the U20 European Championships.

Miriam had her debut in Spanish 2nd division in the 2010-11 season, averaging 11 points 5,3 rebounds and 13,2 in efficiency in just 24 minutes per game, shining with 19 points and 5 rebounds against Uni CajaCanarias, 19 points 8 rebounds and 23 in efficiency against Stadium Casablanca or 14 points 9 rebounds and 23 in efficiency against Ibaizabal.

In the 2011 summer, Miriam was a member of the Spanish National Team that won the Gold Medal in the U20 European Championship in Serbia.

Miriam Forasté signed with Ciudad Ros Casares for the 2011-12 season and became Liga Femenina and Euroleague Champion.

Míriam Forasté is one of the most exciting catalan projects as she has proved adapting to the different levels that she has played in and shining in her first season in Spanish 2nd division.

Míriam, apart from her great basketball skills has an intriguing mix of speed, jump, wingspan, height and mobility that make her an unique player and with lots of upside.


Until  2003 Lluisos de Gracia

2003-2007 UB Barça

2007-2009 CBF Sarria Junior

2009-2010 CBF Sarria – Grupo Consultoria (Spain –1st National)

2010-2011 CBF Sarria – Grupo Consultoria (Spain – LF2):  11.0ppg 5.3rpg 1.4br 2.8fr  13.2 efficiency  T2: 57,8% T3: 50%  T1: 75%

2011-2012 Ciudad Ros Casares (Spain-LF1) 


2005 U14 Catalan Champion
2005 Third position in Spanish Championship U14 (teams)
2005 Third position in Spanish Championship U14 (regional teams)
2006  Silver Medal in Catalan Championship U16
2006 Third Position in Spanish Championship U16 (regional teams)
2007  U16 Catalan Champion
2007 Best Scorer U16 Catalan Championship
2007 Fifth Position U16 Spanish Championship (teams)
2007  Third position U16 Spanish Championship (regional teams)
2008  U18 Catalan Championship Finalist
2008  U18 Spanish Championship Finalist
2009  U18 Catalan Champioship Finalist
2009 U18 Spanish Championship Fifth Position
2010 Silver Medal in U20 European Championship
2010 Won the Spanish 3rd division playoffs and moved to 2nd division
2011  U20 Spanish National Team
2011 Gold Medal U20 European Championship


Stephanie Madden is a athletic american power forward with big numbers in all teams where she has played and also with experience in Europe.

Stephanie´s career starts at West High School, where she averages 22.1 points per game in her senior year.

After, she joined Langston University where she averaged 17.4 points and 10.4 rebounds in the 2009-10 season and 18.6 points and 12.6 rebounds per game in the 2010-11 season, being named in the NAIA First Team.

Stephanie signed with SISU in the 2011-12 season where she averaged  16.6 points and 8.7 rebounds per game in League (winning the Championship) and 20 points and 10.3 rebounds per game in FIBA Cup.

Stephanie Madden shone against Sint Katelijne with 29 points and 13 rebounds, had 22 points and 10 rebounds against Arras and 20 points and 9 rebounds against russian Chevakata.


2009-2010: Langston (NAIA): 17.4ppg 10.4rpg

2010-2011: Langston (NAIA): 18.6ppg 12.6rpg

2011-2012: SISU Copenhagen (Denmark): EuroCup: 20.0ppg, 10.3rpg, 2.5spg, FGP: 40.5%, FT: 61.2%; Danish League: 16.6ppg, 8.7rpg, 1.2apg, 1.4spg, FGP: 50.0%, 3PT-3(50.0%), FT: 70.0%

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