CANADA BASKETBALL ANNOUNCES 12 WOMEN ROSTER FOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

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CANADA BASKETBALL ANNOUNCES 12 WOMEN ROSTER FOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 

Team set to compete in exhibition game against Team USA on Monday EDMONTON, AB – Canada Basketball announced Friday morning the 12 players who will be representing Canada at 2014 FIBA World Championship for Women that is being held September 27th to October 5th in Turkey.   

2014 Senior Women’s National Team Roster

Name Position Height Hometown
Ayim, Miranda Forward 6’2″ London, ON
Boogaard, Krysten Centre 6’5″ Regina, SK
Fields, Nirra Guard 5’7″ Montreal, QC
Gaucher, Kim Guard 5’11” Mission, BC
Langlois, Miah-Marie Guard 5’7″ Windsor, ON
Murphy, Lizanne Forward 6’0″ Beaconsfield, QC
Nurse, Kia Guard 5’10” Hamilton, ON
Pilypaitis, Courtnay Guard 6’0″ Orleans, ON
Plouffe, Katherine Forward 6’3″ Edmonton, AB
Plouffe, Michelle Forward 6’3″ Edmonton, AB
Tatham, Tamara Forward 6’0″ Brampton, ON
Thorburn, Shona Guard 5’9″ Hamilton, ON


“After a fantastic summer of preparation, we are excited to have selected our team that will represent Canada at Worlds”, said Lisa Thomaidis, Head Coach. “These women have shown tremendous dedication and commitment to our program, and we are excited to go and showcase what we’ve been working towards. We have a great mix of youth and experience on this team.  We have several players who have experience playing at a World Championship and Olympic Games, and others who will be experiencing this level of competition for the first time in their careers.  We are looking forward to a fantastic tournament.”

The announcement comes as Canada prepares to compete against Team USA in an exhibition game on September 15th (Live on ESPN2, 7PM ET), before closing out their pre-World Championship schedule in Logrono, Spain, where the Women will face off against both Cuba and Spain.

Upcoming Team Canada Exhibition Games:

September 2014 Event: Location
14th Scrimmage vs. Team USA Connecticut, USA
15th Exhibition Game vs. Team USA
(Televised on ESPN2, 7pm ET)
Connecticut, USA
19th Exhibition Game vs. Cuba Logrono, Spain
20th Exhibition Game vs. Spain Logrono, Spain


2014 FIBA World Championship for Women (All games broadcast live on NBATV)

September 2014 Event: Location
27th Game 1 (Preliminary Round – Group B)
Vs. Mozambique, 7AM (ET)
Ankara, Turkey
28th Game 2 (Preliminary Round – Group B)
Vs. Turkey, 12PM (ET)
Ankara, Turkey
30th Game 3 (Preliminary Round – Group B)
Vs. France, 2:15PM(ET)
Ankara, Turkey
October  2014 Event: Location
1-5th Advancing Rounds – TBD Istanbul, Turkey

About Canada Basketball:

Canada Basketball is a private, not-for-profit corporation committed to excellence in leading the growth of the game domestically and in pursuing medal performances on the international stage.

Courtesy Canada Basketball
Drew Ebanks
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