CANADA BASKETBALL’S JUNIOR WOMEN’S NATIONAL TEAM ANNOUNCED

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JUNIOR WOMEN’S NATIONAL TEAM HEADED TO FIBA AMERICAS U18 CHAMPIONSHIP FOR WOMEN

(Toronto, Ont.) – Canada Basketball has announced the 2014 Junior Women’s National Team. The team will compete in the FIBA Americas U18 Championship for Women in Colorado Springs, USA. The competition runs from August 6 to August 10.”The coaching staff is very excited with the team that has been selected, as they are extremely hardworking and they love to play the game,” said head coach Rich Chambers. “We feel in the training camp that we can make great improvements and get ourselves prepared for the FIBA Americas tournament.”

The full team list and coaching staff can be found below.

2014 Junior Women’s National Team Roster

Name Position Height Hometown
Bridget Atkinson Guard 5-5 Welland, Ont.
Christina Buttenham Guard 5-9 Hamilton, Ont.
Bridget Carleton Guard 6-1 Chatham, Ont.
Shay Colley Guard 5-7 Brampton, Ont.
Cheyenne Creighton Forward 5-10 Ajax, Ont.
Rachel Fradgley Forward 6-2 London, Ont.
Mael Gilles Guard/Forward 6-0 Montreal, Que.
Linnaea Harper Forward 5-9 Newmarket, Ont.
Barbara Johnson Guard 5-6 Toronto, Ont.
Nancy Kessler Post 6-2 St. Catharines, Ont.
Daneesha Provo Guard 5-8 Dartmouth, N.S.
Lauren Yearwood Forward/Post 6-3 Victoria, B.C.
2014 Junior Women’s National Team Coaching Staff
Name Position Hometown
Rich Chambers Head Coach Port Moody, B.C.
Scott Edwards Assistant Coach Edmonton, AB.
Scott Reeves Assistant Coach Kamloops, B.C.
Nate McKibbon Performance Analyst (competition) Hamilton, Ont.
Danielle Dobney Therapist Aurora, Ont.
Elaine Sun Team Manager Thornhill, Ont.
Mireille Beland Head of Delegation Montreal, Que.
2014 Junior Women’s National Team ScheduleJuly 22-31 – Training Camp continues at Durham College in Oshawa, Ont.
August 1 – Travel to Colorado Springs
August 2 –Exhibition vs. USA –7:00 p.m. MT
August 4—Exhibition vs. Brazil—12:00 p.m. MT
August 6 – Canada vs. El Salvador – 5:15 p.m. ET
August 7 – Canada vs. Mexico – 5:30 p.m. ET
August 8 – Canada vs. United States – 7:30 p.m. ET
August 9 – TBD Semi-finals
August 10 – TBD Finals

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.

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Courtesy of Canada Basketball

Drew Ebanks

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