U17 Women’s National Team announced ahead of FIBA U17 Women’s Basketball World Cup 2018

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TORONTO, ONT. (July 9, 2018) – Canada Basketball is pleased to announce the 12 athletes who will represent Canada at the upcoming FIBA U17 Women’s Basketball World Cup 2018.

Head Coach Jodi Gram (Bill Crothers Secondary) will be joined by assistants Dani Sinclair (University of Victoria) and Albena Branzova-Dimitrova (UQAM).

Following the end of training camp, the team will depart for Europe on July 12 for exhibition games against Latvia, China, and USA in Liepaja, Latvia between July 14-16.

The team will then travel to Minsk, Belarus to begin their quest for a gold medal in the FIBA U17 Women’s Basketball World Cup 2018.

Last summer, the team earned a silver medal at the FIBA U16 Women’s Americas Championship 2017 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Canada is currently ranked 4th worldwide in the FIBA World Ranking Presented by NIKE.

2018 U17 WOMEN’S NATIONAL TEAM ROSTER

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Name

Height

Hometown

Current School Team 

12

Faith Dut

6’2″

Surrey, BC

Semiamhoo S.S.

9

Aaliyah Edwards

6’1″

Kingston, ON

Frontenac S.S.

11

Yvonne Ejim

6’0″

Calgary, AB

Bishop Carrol H.S.

8

Makayla Ennis

5’11”

Brampton, ON

TRC Academy

5

Rebecca Marzan Demeke

5’8″

Toronto, ON

Durham Elite

13

Brynn Masikewich

6’1″

Calgary, AB

Lincoln Prep

15

Olivia Morgan-Cherchas

6’6″

Kamloops, BC

South Kamloops S.S.

7

Donna Ntambue

5’9″

Montreal, QC

E.S.Lucien-Page

10

Merissah Russell

5’11”

Ottawa, ON

Capital Courts

4

Sarah Te-Biasu

5’3″

Montreal, QC

E.S.Lucien-Page

14

Deanna Tuchscherer

6’0″

Chilliwack, BC

GW Graham S.S.

6

Aerial Wilson

5’8″

Dundas, ON

TRC Academy

 

2018 U17 WOMEN’S NATIONAL TEAM COACHES & STAFF

NAME POSITION HOMETOWN AFFILIATION
Jodi Gram Head Coach Markham, ON Bill Crothers Secondary
Dani Sinclair Assistant Coach Victoria, BC University of Victoria
Albena Branzova-Dimitrova Assistant Coach Montreal, QC UQAM
Connor Jay Performance Analyst Saskatoon, SK University of Saskatchewan
Michelle Bell Athletic Therapist Brampton, ON Ryerson University
Jacquelyn Corkum Physician Halifax, NS N/A
Tamara Tatham Team Manager / Apprentice Coach Brampton, ON University of Toronto
Agnes Borg WHP Youth Development Manager Toronto, ON Canada Basketball / Ontario Basketball
Mike MacKay WHP Performance Manager Truro, NS Canada Basketball

 

2018 U17 WOMEN’S NATIONAL TEAM SCHEDULE

DATE ITEM
June 29-July 12 Training Camp

Humber College (North Campus) – Toronto

July 14 Canada vs. Latvia

Exhibition Tournament

Liepaja, Latvia

July 15 Canada vs. China
July 16 Canada vs. USA
July 21 Canada vs. Latvia

FIBA U17 Women’s Basketball World Cup 2018

Minsk, Belarus

July 22 Canada vs. Angola
July 24 Canada vs. Australia
July 25 Round of 16
July 27 Quarter-finals
July 28 Semifinals
July 29 Finals

 

Courtesy Canada Basketball