DEVELOPMENT WOMEN’S NATIONAL TEAM ANNOUNCES TRYOUT ROSTER

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The Development team will compete in China before the World University Games

(Toronto, ON) – Canada Basketball’s Development Women’s National Team has taken the first step in their 2015 competitive season. The program has announced the 22 athletes who have been invited to the June 6-9 tryout by invitation to represent Canada at the FISU games in Gwangiu, South Korea. The tryouts and camp will take place at the University of Toronto’s Goldring Centre.Fabian McKenzie returns as the head coach of the Development Women’s National Team.

This is going to be a highly-competitive training camp. There is an incredible amount of talent in this group and I’m excited to see how it all comes together as we prepare for the FISU games,” said McKenzie.After the tryout period, the Development Women’s National Team will take part in a training camp at the Goldring Centre from June 10-19. Ahead of the FISU games, the squad is participating in a Chinese exhibition tournament from June 22-28.

The team will then compete in the FISU games, an international competition that brings together student-athletes from around the world. The women’s basketball competition runs July 5-13.

Athletes Invited to Tryout by Invitation

Name Position Height Hometown
Wumi Agunbiade Forward 6-1 Pickering, ON
Cassandra Brown Forward 6-2 Vernon, BC
Adut Bulgak Centre 6-4 Edmonton, AB
Audrey-Ann Caron Goudreau Forward 6-3 Gatineau, QC
Khaleann Ann Caron-Goudreau Forward 6-3 Gatineau, QC
Erin Chambers Forward 6-0 Mission, BC
Shay Colley Guard 5-7 Brampton, ON
Laura Dally Guard 5-9 Sarnia, ON
Quinn Dornstauder Centre 6-4 Regina, SK
Abigail Fogg Centre 6-4 Sault Ste. Marie, ON
Saicha Grant-Allen Forward 6-5 Hamilton, ON
Ruth Hamblin Centre 6-6 Houston, BC
Sami Hill Guard 5-10 Toronto, ON
Michelle Hudyn Forward 6-2 Kitchener, ON
Kristine Lalonde Guard 5-10 Cambridge, ON
Emily Potter Centre 6’5 Winnipeg, MB
Karly Roser Guard 5-10 Hamilton, ON
Saskia Van Ginhoven Forward 6-0 Edmonton, AB
Jamie Weisner Guard 5-9 Clarkston, WA
Dakota Whyte Guard 5-9 Ajax, ON
Korissa Williams Point Guard 5-9 Amherstburg, ON
Meg Wilson Forward 6-2 London, ON
Coaching and support staff
Name Position Hometown University
Fabian McKenzie Head Coach Glace Bay, NS Cape Breton
Michele Belanger Assistant Coach Mississauga, ON Toronto
Jeff Speedy Assistant Coach Fredericton, NB New Brunswick
Ryan Thorne Assistant Coach Montreal, QC McGill
Sunny Ahluwalia Performance Analyst Surrey, BC Simon Fraser
Patrice Pepin Physiotherapist Quebec, QC
Sarah Barnes Team Manager St. Catharines, ON Queen’s
Kristin Anstey Physician in China Edmonton, AB
Denise Dignard Director High Performance Toronto, ON
Exhibition game schedule
Opponent Date Time (EST)
Czech Republic June 22 9:00 a.m.
China June 23 7:00 a.m.
Brazil June 24 7:00 a.m.
Czech Republic June 26 9:00 a.m.
China June 27 7:00 a.m.
Brazil June 28 7:00 a.m.

FISU Games schedule

Opponent Date Time
Hungary July 5 10:00 p.m.
Korea July 6 5:30 p.m.
Mozambique July 7 5:30 p.m.
TBD (9-16th & quarters) July 9 TBD
TBD (5-16th games) July 10 TBD
TBD (semis) July 11 TBD
TBD (5-16th games & bronze) July 12 TBD
TBD (gold medal game) July 13 TBD
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Courtesy Canada Basketball
Drew Ebanks
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