U17 WOMEN'S NATIONAL TEAM ANNOUNCED AHEAD OF FIBA U17 WOMEN'S BASKETBALL WORLD CUP 2018 | Canada Basketball

U17 WOMEN'S NATIONAL TEAM ANNOUNCED AHEAD OF FIBA U17 WOMEN'S BASKETBALL WORLD CUP 2018

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. 

A full list of athletes, coaches and team schedule can be found below. 

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

#

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