Canada Basketball invites 14 athletes to women’s U18 training camp

TORONTO – A group of 14 athletes have been invited to attend training camp for Canada’s under-18 women’s national team in preparation for the FIBA ​​U18 Women’s Americas Championship 2022, Canada Basketball announced Monday.

The group of 14 was selected from a Canada Basketball women’s high performance national team age-group assessment camp back in March, the organization said.

The training camp will run from May 30-June 8 at Humber College in Toronto.

“As we prepare for this summer’s FIBA ​​U17 Women’s World Cup 2022 and FIBA ​​U18 Women’s Americas Championship 2022, we’re looking forward to getting our athletes and coaches safely back together to continue training and growing together as a program,” said Denise Dignard. Canada Basketball’s general manager and executive vice-president for women’s high performance in a statement before the assessment camp.

“Our women’s high performance national team age-group assessment camps have been a critical long-term development opportunity for our program in the past and is a chance for our identified athletes to not only demonstrate their growth, but also work with our world class staff.” to establish individualized plans to aid in their development as players. “

The FIBA ​​U18 Women’s Americas Championship 2022 is being held June 13-19 at Obras Sanitarias Stadium in Buenos Aires, Argentina where Canada will be competing in Group A along with Mexico, Brazil and the hosts Argentina.

The top four teams from the tournament will qualify for the FIBA ​​U19 Women’s Basketball World Cup 2023 in Madrid, Spain.

The Canadian squad is being coached by Steve Bauer alongside assistants Tamara Tatham, Marlo Davis and apprentice coach / team manager Isabel Ormond.

According to FIBA, Canada is ranked No. 8 in the women’s age-group world rankings.

The following is the full list of all 14 athletes who were invited to training camp:

Mary-Anna Asare, Pickering, Ont, guard .; Alieghya Batholomew, Toronto, Ont., Guard; Jasmine Bascoe, Milton, Ont., Guard; Shantavia Dawkins, Brampton, Ont., Guard; Fatima Diakhate, Coral Springs, Fla., Center; Marah Dykstra, Vancouver, BC, forwards; Skylar Forbes, Markham, Ont., Forward; Christine Geraldo, Montreal, Que., Guard; Kali Grootenboer, Thunder Bay, Ont., Center; Lemyah Hylton, Mississauga, Ont., Guard; Emma Koabel, Port Colborne, Ont., Guard; Alisha Murray, Toronto, Ont., Guard; Cheyenne Rowe, Ajax, Ont., Forward; T’yana Todd, Toronto, Ont., Guard.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 30, 2022.

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