CANADA BASKETBALL JUNIOR WOMEN’S NATIONAL TEAM(JWNT) TRY-OUT INVITEES ANNOUNCED

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(Toronto, Ont.) – Canada Basketball has announced the invitees to tryout for the 2014 Junior Women’s National Team, beginning on July 18 at Durham College in Oshawa, Ont.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.

Rich Chambers, head coach of the team, discussed what he is looking forward and the team’s goals moving forward.

“The coaching staff has been in touch with the players monitoring their progress and everyone is extremely excited about the upcoming training camp. We have had an opportunity to work with many of the athletes at training camps in December and March and are confident we can put a very competitive team on the floor at the FIBA Americas Championships,” said Chambers.

“Our goal since December has been to qualify for next year’s World Championships and all our efforts will focused on that goal for the next six weeks.”

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

Name Position Height Hometown
Bridget Atkinson Guard 5-5 Welland, Ont.
Kacie Bosch Guard 5-7 Lethbridge, AB.
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. Catherines, Ont.
Daneesha Provo Guard 5-8 Dartmouth, N.S.
Shantelle Valentine Forward 6-0 Brampton, Ont.
Eternati Willock Forward/Post 6-1 Scarborough, Ont.
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.
Megan Wiggins Performance Analyst (training camp) Regina, Sask.
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 Schedule

  • July 18-31 – Tryout by Invitation and Training Camp at Durham College in Oshawa, Ont.
  • August 1 – Travel to Colorado Springs
  • 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
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Courtesy Canada Basketball
Drew Ebanks

 

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