U19 WOMEN'S NATIONAL TEAM ANNOUNCED AHEAD OF FIBA U19 WOMEN'S BASKETBALL WORLD CUP 2019 | Canada Basketball

U19 WOMEN'S NATIONAL TEAM ANNOUNCED AHEAD OF FIBA U19 WOMEN'S BASKETBALL WORLD CUP 2019

TORONTO, ONT. (July 12, 2019) – Canada Basketball is pleased to announce the 12 athletes who will represent Canada at the FIBA U19 Women's Basketball World Cup 2019 in Bangkok, Thailand (July 20-28).  

“We've had a very competitive training camp so far,” said Head Coach Claire Meadows.  “The athletes have put in a lot of work and have made good progress in their training. We are looking forward to representing Canada on the international stage in Thailand at the FIBA U19 Women's Basketball World Cup.”

Meadows (University of Saskatchwan) will be joined by assistants Ryan Thorne (McGill University) and Erin McAleenan (York University).

Canada is in Group A along with Latvia, Mozambique and hosts Thailand.

Canada earned a historic bronze medal at the FIBA U19 Women's Basketball World Cup 2017 in Udine and Cividale del Friuli, Italy.  The bronze was Canada’s first medal in eight appearances at the event since it began in 1985.

Last summer, the team earned a silver medal at the FIBA U18 Women's Americas Championship 2018 in Mexico City, Mexico.

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

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

2019 U19 WOMEN'S NATIONAL TEAM ROSTER

Name

Height

Hometown

Current School Team 

Niyah Becker

6’2”

Winnipeg, MB

University of Utah 

Maggie Besselink*

6’2”

Kingston, ON

Holy Cross C.S.S.

Micah Dennis

5’9”

Toronto, ON

Capital Courts

Faith Dut

6’2”

Surrey, BC

Semiahmoo S.S.

Aaliyah Edwards

6’3”

Kingston, ON

Crestwood Prep

Yvonne Ejim

6’0”

Calgary, AB

Bishop Carrol H.S.

Taya Hanson

5’10”

Kelowna, BC

Arizona State University

Justina King

5’8”

Scarborough, ON

Long Beach State University 

Roxane Makolo

5’10”

St. Hubert, QC

Dawson College

Brynn Masikewich

6’1”

Calgary, AB

Lincoln Prep

Christina Morra

6’2”

Mississauga, ON

Wake Forest University

Merissah Russell

5’11”

Ottawa, ON

Capital Courts

Sarah Te-Biasu

5’2”

Montreal, QC

Niagara Prep

*Selected but unable to participate due to injury 

2019 U19 WOMEN'S NATIONAL TEAM COACHES & STAFF

NAME

POSITION

HOMETOWN

AFFILIATION

Claire Meadows

Head Coach

Brantford, ON

University of Saskatchewan

Ryan Thorne

Assistant Coach

Montreal, QC

McGill University

Erin McAleenan

Assistant Coach

Sussex, NB

York University

Connor Jay

Performance Analyst

Saskatoon, SK

University of Saskatchewan

SuFei Yue

Physician

Vancouver, BC

University of Toronto

Elyse Jobin

Physiotherapist

Quebec City, QC

N/A

Kristina Alvero

Team Manager

Toronto, ON

Philip Pocock CSS 

Mike MacKay

Performance Manager

Truro, NS

Canada Basketball

2019 U19 WOMEN'S NATIONAL TEAM SCHEDULE

DATE

ITEM

TIME (ET)

 LOCATION

July 2-3

Tryouts by Invitation

 

York University - Toronto

July 4-13

Training Camp

 

July 20

Canada vs. Latvia

1:00 AM

FIBA U19 Women’s Basketball World Cup 2019

Bangkok, Thailand

July 21

Canada vs. Mozambique

3:30 AM

July 23

Canada vs. Thailand

3:15 AM

July 24

Round of 16

TBD

July 26

Quarter-finals

TBD

July 27

Semifinals

TBD

July 28

Finals

TBD