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    January 1, 2017

    17U Female - 2017 Provincial Team Profiles


    Basketball Manitoba is proud to present the Manitoba Provincial Team program which identifies, trains and develops the top basketball players in the province.  Get to know the current team members below.  Click or tap on an image to view it in full size.







    Manitoba Provincial Team


    TEAM 17U Female
    NAME Talia Peters
    POSITION Guard
    HEIGHT 5' 5"
    PRESENT GRADE Grade 11
    PRESENT AGE 16
    HOMETOWN Winkler
    YEARS IN BASKETBALL 7 years
    SCHOOL PRESENTLY ATTENDING
    Garden Valley Collegiate
    SCHOOL ATTENDING THIS FALL
    Garden Valley Collegiate
    BASKETBALL CLUB NAME Junior Bisons
    FAVOURITE PLAYER & TEAM Diana Taurasi and Kelsey Plum. Raptors
    SUMMER GOALS Improve as an overall player and win a medal at the Canada Games
    BASKETBALL ASPIRATIONS Play post secondary basketball
    FONDEST MEMORY IN BASKETBALL Making Team Toba and travelling to play basketball in the States when I was younger.
    BIGGEST BASKETBALL INFLUENCE Pam Danis, My Mom
    AFTER HIGH SCHOOL Go to university and play CIS
    WHEN BASKETBALL CAREER IS OVER Still be involved with basketball, get more girls into the sport.
    TEAM 17U Female
    NAME Anna Kernaghan
    POSITION Guard
    HEIGHT 5' 9"
    PRESENT GRADE Grade 10
    PRESENT AGE 16
    HOMETOWN Winnipeg
    YEARS IN BASKETBALL 7 years
    SCHOOL PRESENTLY ATTENDING
    Sturgeon Heights Collegiate
    SCHOOL ATTENDING THIS FALL
    College Sturgeon Heights Collegiate
    BASKETBALL CLUB NAME Centre For Performance
    FAVOURITE PLAYER & TEAM Steph Curry; Golden State Warriors
    SUMMER GOALS To get a medal at Nationals
    BASKETBALL ASPIRATIONS To play university basketball
    FONDEST MEMORY IN BASKETBALL Winning the AAAA JV provincial championships
    BIGGEST BASKETBALL INFLUENCE My dad
    AFTER HIGH SCHOOL Go to university
    WHEN BASKETBALL CAREER IS OVER Do a career I'm passionate about
    TEAM 17U Female
    NAME Lauren  Bartlett
    POSITION Guard
    HEIGHT 5' 4"
    PRESENT GRADE Grade 10
    PRESENT AGE 15
    HOMETOWN Winnipeg
    YEARS IN BASKETBALL 9 years
    SCHOOL PRESENTLY ATTENDING
    Oak Park High School
    SCHOOL ATTENDING THIS FALL
    Oak Park High School
    BASKETBALL CLUB NAME Centre For Performance
    FAVOURITE PLAYER & TEAM Isaiah Thomas and the Toronto Raptors
    SUMMER GOALS To become a better shooter and to win a medal at the Canada Games.
    BASKETBALL ASPIRATIONS To play basketball at the university level.
    FONDEST MEMORY IN BASKETBALL Winning the 2017 provincial championship.
    BIGGEST BASKETBALL INFLUENCE My sister Deidre.
    AFTER HIGH SCHOOL After high school I would like to play basketball in university and become a doctor.
    WHEN BASKETBALL CAREER IS OVER When my basketball playing career is over I would like to stay active by participating in other sports.
    TEAM 17U Female
    NAME Autumn Agar
    POSITION Forward
    HEIGHT 6' 0"
    PRESENT GRADE Grade 11
    PRESENT AGE 16
    HOMETOWN Winnipeg
    YEARS IN BASKETBALL 7 years
    SCHOOL PRESENTLY ATTENDING
    Fort Richmond Collegiate
    SCHOOL ATTENDING THIS FALL
    Fort Richmond Collegiate
    BASKETBALL CLUB NAME Centre For Performance
    FAVOURITE PLAYER & TEAM Steph Curry and Golden State
    SUMMER GOALS Learn and improve my basketball skills
    BASKETBALL ASPIRATIONS Play university basketball
    FONDEST MEMORY IN BASKETBALL Making the  provincial team for my last year possible
    BIGGEST BASKETBALL INFLUENCE My mom
    AFTER HIGH SCHOOL Study to become a teacher
    WHEN BASKETBALL CAREER IS OVER Travel to Africa
    TEAM 17U Female
    NAME Lana Shypit
    POSITION Guard
    HEIGHT 5' 9"
    PRESENT GRADE Grade 10
    PRESENT AGE 16
    HOMETOWN Winnipeg
    YEARS IN BASKETBALL 11 years
    SCHOOL PRESENTLY ATTENDING
    Glenlawn Collegiate
    SCHOOL ATTENDING THIS FALL
    Glenlawn Collegiate
    BASKETBALL CLUB NAME Centre For Performance
    FAVOURITE PLAYER & TEAM Kawhi Leonard, San Antonio Spurs
    SUMMER GOALS To win gold at the Canada Games
    BASKETBALL ASPIRATIONS To keep playing for many years
    FONDEST MEMORY IN BASKETBALL Watching my older sister play when I was 3 years old and knowing I wanted to play basketball
    BIGGEST BASKETBALL INFLUENCE My family
    AFTER HIGH SCHOOL Play basketball at university
    WHEN BASKETBALL CAREER IS OVER Become a museum curator
    TEAM 17U Female
    NAME Vanessa Lee
    POSITION Guard
    HEIGHT 5' 9"
    PRESENT GRADE Grade 11
    PRESENT AGE 17
    HOMETOWN Winnipeg
    YEARS IN BASKETBALL 8 years
    SCHOOL PRESENTLY ATTENDING
    Vincent Massey Collegiate
    SCHOOL ATTENDING THIS FALL
    Vincent Massey Collegiate
    BASKETBALL CLUB NAME Centre For Performance
    FAVOURITE PLAYER & TEAM Klay Thompson
    SUMMER GOALSImprove my skills and medal at the Canada games.
    BASKETBALL ASPIRATIONS Play in university if the opportunity is given.
    FONDEST MEMORY IN BASKETBALL Winning bronze medal at Women's Nationals in 2015.
    BIGGEST BASKETBALL INFLUENCE My brother
    AFTER HIGH SCHOOL Attend university and continue to play basketball.
    WHEN BASKETBALL CAREER IS OVER Help coach in the community.
    TEAM 17U Female
    NAME Claire Signatovich
    POSITION Forward
    HEIGHT 6' 1"
    PRESENT GRADE Grade 10
    PRESENT AGE 16
    HOMETOWN Winnipeg
    YEARS IN BASKETBALL 9 years
    SCHOOL PRESENTLY ATTENDING
    Oak Park High School
    SCHOOL ATTENDING THIS FALL
    Oak Park High School
    FAVOURITE PLAYER & TEAM Kevin Durant, Golden State Warriors
    SUMMER GOALS To medal at the Canada Games
    BASKETBALL ASPIRATIONS To get a university scholarship
    FONDEST MEMORY IN BASKETBALL Winning varsity basketball provincials this past year
    BIGGEST BASKETBALL INFLUENCE My mom
    AFTER HIGH SCHOOL Play basketball at university
    WHEN BASKETBALL CAREER IS OVER Be a doctor
    TEAM 17U Female
    NAME Emily Johnson
    POSITION Guard
    HEIGHT 6' 0"
    PRESENT GRADE Grade 10
    PRESENT AGE 16
    HOMETOWN Winnipeg
    YEARS IN BASKETBALL 10 years
    SCHOOL PRESENTLY ATTENDING
    Oak Park High School
    SCHOOL ATTENDING THIS FALL
    Oak Park High School
    BASKETBALL CLUB NAME Centre For Performance
    FAVOURITE PLAYER & TEAM Lebron James - Cleveland Cavaliers
    SUMMER GOALS This summer I would like to improve my outside shooting and rebounding.
    BASKETBALL ASPIRATIONS In the future I would like to play for a university team.
    FONDEST MEMORY IN BASKETBALL My fondest memory in basketball was winning the varsity provincial basketball finals.
    BIGGEST BASKETBALL INFLUENCE My brothers Ryan and Owen.
    AFTER HIGH SCHOOL After high school I would like to attend university and play university basketball.
    WHEN BASKETBALL CAREER IS OVER When my basketball career is over I would like to become a coach and help other players improve their skills.
    TEAM 17U Female
    NAME Jillian Duncan
    POSITION Forward
    HEIGHT 6' 0"
    PRESENT GRADE Grade 11
    PRESENT AGE 16
    HOMETOWN Winnipeg
    YEARS IN BASKETBALL 8 years
    SCHOOL PRESENTLY ATTENDING
    Linden Christian School
    SCHOOL ATTENDING THIS FALL
    Linden Christian School
    FAVOURITE PLAYER & TEAM Russell Westbrook and Oklahoma City Thunder
    SUMMER GOALS To win gold at the Canada Games
    BASKETBALL ASPIRATIONS To play basketball in University or College
    FONDEST MEMORY IN BASKETBALL Winning Bronze at the Nationals in 2015
    BIGGEST BASKETBALL INFLUENCE My Sister
    AFTER HIGH SCHOOL Play basketball
    WHEN BASKETBALL CAREER IS OVER Become a Dentist
    TEAM 17U Female
    NAME Emerson Martin
    POSITION Forward
    HEIGHT 6' 2"
    PRESENT GRADE Grade 11
    PRESENT AGE 16
    HOMETOWN Winnipeg
    YEARS IN BASKETBALL 8 years
    SCHOOL PRESENTLY ATTENDING
    Dakota Collegiate
    SCHOOL ATTENDING THIS FALL
    Dakota Collegiate
    BASKETBALL CLUB NAME Centre For Performance
    FAVOURITE PLAYER & TEAM Player: Karl-Anthony Towns Team: Golden State
    SUMMER GOALS To be more competitive and vocal on the court and to continue developing my perimeter skills.
    BASKETBALL ASPIRATIONS To have basketball apart of my future after high school. Including playing university and possible future coaching.
    FONDEST MEMORY IN BASKETBALL Winning a close game against the Glenlawn Lions in the SCAC finals and being awarded with league MVP.
    BIGGEST BASKETBALL INFLUENCE All of my amazing coaches that continue to push me and help develop my skills.
    AFTER HIGH SCHOOL To continue my education in the field of kinesiology and play basketball at a high level.
    WHEN BASKETBALL CAREER IS OVER Find a way to keep basketball apart of my life by coaching and work as an athletic therapist.
    TEAM 17U Female
    NAME Deborah Nkiasi
    POSITION Forward
    HEIGHT 6' 0"
    PRESENT GRADE Grade 11
    PRESENT AGE 17
    HOMETOWN Winnipeg
    YEARS IN BASKETBALL 8 years
    SCHOOL PRESENTLY ATTENDING
    Vincent Massey Collegiate
    SCHOOL ATTENDING THIS FALL
    Vincent Massey Collegiate
    FAVOURITE PLAYER & TEAM Kevin Durant
    SUMMER GOALS Win Gold for the summer games
    BASKETBALL ASPIRATIONS To play basketball in the CIS
    FONDEST MEMORY IN BASKETBALL Winning provincials in 2016
    BIGGEST BASKETBALL INFLUENCE Coach Emile Wallack
    AFTER HIGH SCHOOL Go to university and play Basketball
    WHEN BASKETBALL CAREER IS OVER Obtain a good job and have a family
    TEAM 17U Female
    NAME Niyah Becker
    POSITION Guard
    HEIGHT 6' 2"
    PRESENT GRADE Grade 11
    PRESENT AGE 16
    HOMETOWN Winnipeg
    YEARS IN BASKETBALL 8 years
    SCHOOL PRESENTLY ATTENDING
    Vincent Massey Collegiate
    SCHOOL ATTENDING THIS FALL Lincoln Prep
    BASKETBALL CLUB NAME Centre For Performance
    FAVOURITE PLAYER & TEAM N/A
    SUMMER GOALS Medal at Canada Games
    BASKETBALL ASPIRATIONS Represent Canada in the Olympics, see how far basketball will take me
    FONDEST MEMORY IN BASKETBALL Representing Canada in Spain for the U17 world championships
    BIGGEST BASKETBALL INFLUENCE My dad
    AFTER HIGH SCHOOL Pursue basketball
    WHEN BASKETBALL CAREER IS OVER Still be involved in the sport
    TEAM 17U Female
    NAME Sonum Sidhu
    POSITION Guard
    HEIGHT 5' 8"
    PRESENT GRADE Grade 11
    PRESENT AGE 16
    HOMETOWN Winnipeg
    YEARS IN BASKETBALL 6 years
    SCHOOL PRESENTLY ATTENDING
    Fort Richmond Collegiate
    SCHOOL ATTENDING THIS FALL
    Fort Richmond Collegiate
    BASKETBALL CLUB NAME Centre For Performance
    FAVOURITE PLAYER & TEAM Kyrie Irving
    SUMMER GOALS Further develop my skills
    BASKETBALL ASPIRATIONS Get ranked
    FONDEST MEMORY IN BASKETBALL Winning bronze at 15U nationals
    BIGGEST BASKETBALL INFLUENCE Sisters
    AFTER HIGH SCHOOL Go to university
    WHEN BASKETBALL CAREER IS OVER Coach
    TEAM 17U Female
    NAME Mikayla Funk
    POSITION Forward
    HEIGHT 6' 3"
    PRESENT GRADE Grade 11
    PRESENT AGE 16
    HOMETOWN Winkler
    YEARS IN BASKETBALL 3 years
    SCHOOL PRESENTLY ATTENDING
    Northlands Parkway Collegiate
    SCHOOL ATTENDING THIS FALL
    Northlands Parkway Collegiate
    BASKETBALL CLUB NAME Centre For Performance
    FAVOURITE PLAYER & TEAM DeMar DeRozan
    SUMMER GOALS To improve my skills and get a better understanding of the game
    BASKETBALL ASPIRATIONS I hope to play on a university team
    FONDEST MEMORY IN BASKETBALL Making the 2016 Manitoba provincial team
    BIGGEST BASKETBALL INFLUENCE My parents
    AFTER HIGH SCHOOL I would like to go to university and study kinesiology
    WHEN BASKETBALL CAREER IS OVER Follow the kinesiology path and find a job I enjoy
    TEAM 17U Female
    NAME Faith Clearsky
    POSITION Guard
    HEIGHT 5' 10"
    PRESENT GRADE Grade 10
    PRESENT AGE 16
    HOMETOWN Brandon
    YEARS IN BASKETBALL 2 years
    SCHOOL PRESENTLY ATTENDING
    Crocus Plains Regional
    SCHOOL ATTENDING THIS FALL
    Crocus Plains
    BASKETBALL CLUB NAME Plainsmen
    FAVOURITE PLAYER & TEAM Kyrie Irving / Cavs
    SUMMER GOALS Improve on game
    BASKETBALL ASPIRATIONS Play college ball/wnba
    FONDEST MEMORY IN BASKETBALL Getting on varsity team in grade 9
    BIGGEST BASKETBALL INFLUENCE Coach Hartman
    AFTER HIGH SCHOOL College
    WHEN BASKETBALL CAREER IS OVER Police officer
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