26 ATHLETES INVITED TO WOMEN'S NATIONAL TEAM PROGRAM ASSESSMENT CAMP IN EDMONTON | Canada Basketball

26 ATHLETES INVITED TO WOMEN'S NATIONAL TEAM PROGRAM ASSESSMENT CAMP IN EDMONTON

TORONTO, ON (June 13, 2018) - Canada Basketball announced today the 26 athletes who have been invited to attend the Women's National Team Program Assessment Camp from June 14-21 at the Saville Community Sports Centre in Edmonton, AB.

"I can't wait to see all of the athletes and re-connect with them after their respective seasons," said Lisa Thomaidis, Head Coach, Senior Women's National Team. "So many Canadians had excellent seasons on their respective professional and collegiate teams, so I'm excited to see the progress everyone has made."

Following the Women's National Team Program Assessment Camp, Canada will also hold Phase 1 Training Camp (June 22-July 3) at the Saville Community Sports Centre and this will be followed by exhibition games.

"We are excited to be hosting Turkey in Edmonton as our senior team's home base and to showcase the athletes and team to Canadian fans," said Denise Dignard, Director Women's High Performance. "As we begin the second year of the quad, these exhibition games will provide valuable competition mileage to our athletes and coaches as we prepare for the 2018 FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup."

Canada's Senior Women's National Team will face Turkey in a three-game exhibition series as the Edmonton Grads International Classic returns to the Saville Community Sports Centre in Edmonton on July 4-7. Single game tickets and full tournament passes are now available here for as low as $8.00. For more information on the Edmonton Grads International Classic, click here.

After successfully defending their FIBA Americas title last summer, Canada is currently ranked a program-high 5th in the FIBA World ranking presented by Nike. Canada will be participating in its 4th consecutive FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup and looking to build on its 5th place in 2014.

Media are invited to post-practice scrums on the following dates. Please RSVP to Brian Swane (brian.swane@outlook.com).

MEDIA AVAILABILITES

Tuesday, June 19 

Location: Saville Centre (11610 65 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB)

12:45 p.m. Gym Opens

1:00 p.m. Availability

Sunday, June 24

Location: Saville Centre (11610 65 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB)

12:45 p.m. Gym Opens

1:00 p.m. Availability

Friday, June 29

Location: U of A Main Gym - North Campus (114 St and 87 Ave, Edmonton, AB)

12:45 p.m. Gym Opens

1:00 p.m. Availability

*All times are MDT and subject to change

2018 WOMEN'S NATIONAL TEAM PROGRAM ASSESSMENT CAMP ROSTER

Name

Position

Height

Hometown 

2017-2018 Club / School

Natalie Achonwa*

Power Forward

6'3"

Guelph, ON

Indiana Fever (WNBA)

Kayla Alexander*

Forward

6'4"

Milton, ON

Indiana Fever (WNBA)

Miranda Ayim

Forward

6'3"

London, ON

Basket Landes (France)

Adut Bulgak

Forward

6'4"

Edmonton, AB

Elitzur Ramla (Israel)/Chicago Sky (WNBA)

Hailey Brown

Forward

6'1"

Hamilton, ON

Michigan (NCAA)

Bridget Carleton

Guard

6'1"

Chatham, ON

Iowa State (NCAA)

Shay Colley

Point Guard

5'9"

Brampton, ON

Michigan State (NCAA)

Maurane Corbin

Forward

6'3"

St. Bruno, QC

Utah (NCAA)

Nirra Fields

Guard

5'6"

Lachine, QC

UNI Gyor (Hungary)

Abigail Fogg

Centre

6'4"

Sault Ste Marie, ON 

BBC Troistorrents (Switzerland)

Kim Gaucher

Shooting Guard

6'1"

Mission, BC

Mondeville (France)

Saicha Grant-Allen

Power Forward

6'4"

Hamilton, ON

Bembibre (Spain)

Ruth Hamblin

Centre

6'6"

Houston, BC

Bourges (France)/Dallas Wings (WNBA)

Sami Hill

Guard

5'10"

Toronto, ON

Donau-Ries (Germany)

Alyssa Jerome

Forward

6'2"

Toronto, ON

Stanford (NCAA)

Alex Kiss-Rusk

Centre

6'4"

Beaconsfield, QC

McGill (U SPORTS)

Aislinn Konig

Guard

5'9"

Langley, BC

North Carolina State (NCAA)

Miah-Marie Langlois

Point Guard

5'8"

Windsor, ON

Dynamo Novosibirsk (Russia)

Kia Nurse*

Guard

6'0"

Hamilton, ON

New York Liberty (WNBA)

Shaina Pellington

Guard

5'8"

Pickering, ON

Oklahoma (NCAA)

Katherine Plouffe

Forward

6'3"

Edmonton, AB

Bourges (France)

Michelle Plouffe

Forward

6'4"

Edmonton, AB

Tarbes (France)

Emily Potter

Centre

6'4"

Winnipeg, MB

Utah (NCAA)

Daneesha Provo

Guard

6'0"

Dartmouth, NS

Utah (NCAA)

Nayo Raincock-Ekunwe

Forward

6'2"

Vernon, BC

Nantes-Reze (France)

Jamie Scott

Guard

5'10"

Clarkston, WA

Ferrol (Spain)

2018 WOMEN'S NATIONAL TEAM PROGRAM ASSESSMENT CAMP COACHES & STAFF

Name

Position

Hometown

Affiliation

Lisa Thomaidis

Head Coach

Saskatoon, SK

University of Saskatchewan

Steve Baur

Assistant Coach

Wolfville, NS

Canada Basketball

Carly Clarke

Assistant Coach

Halifax, NS

Ryerson University

Max Hirst

Coordinator, Performance Analysis

Collingwood, ON

Canada Basketball

Lauren Buschmann

Sports Scientist & IST Manager

St. Catherines, ON

Canada Basketball/CSI-Ontario

Rhonda Shishkin

Physiotherapist

Saskatoon, SK

University of Saskatchewan

Danielle Dobney

Athletic Therapist 

Toronto, ON

N/A

Patrice Pepin

Physiotherapist (Phase 1)

Quebec City, QC

N/A

Bryce Tully 

Mental Performance Coach

Halifax, NS

CSC-Atlantic

Marni Wesner 

Lead Physician 

Edmonton, AB

University of Alberta

Jessica Curran

Physician (Phase 3)

Ottawa, ON

N/A

Olesia Markevych

Physician (Phase 2)

Edmonton, AB

University of Alberta

Elaine Sun

Manager, Basketball Operations

Thornhill, ON

Canada Basketball

Anne Marie Thuss

Team Manager

Hamilton, ON

McMaster University

Hailey Roll

Team Manager (Phase 1)

Port Credit, ON

N/A

Denise Dignard

Director, WHP

Port Cartier, QC

Canada Basketball

Mike MacKay

Performance Manager, WHP

Truro, NS

Canada Basketball

2018 WOMEN'S NATIONAL TEAM PROGRAM ASSESSMENT CAMP SCHEDULE

EVENT

DATES

LOCATION/TIME

Women's National Team Program Assessment Camp

June 14-21

Edmonton

Phase 1 Training Camp

June 22-July 3

Edmonton

Edmonton Grad Invitational 

(3 games vs. Turkey)

July 4-7

(July 7 @ 3pm Game 3

July 4 @ 7pm Game 1

July 6 @ 7pm Game 2

July 7 @ 3pm Game 3