COLLINS, Colo. - The Harlem Ambassadors show basketball team has announced the
signing of Canadian national team veteran guard Uzo Asagwara and have released
Brihtani Lassiter. In making the announcement, Ambassadors president Dale Moss
said, Uzo is everything we seek in a female performer including being a
world-class player with international experience, an excellent student-athlete
and a community-minded role model with a desire to impact the lives of young
people.  The 5 foot, 9 inch native of Winnipeg has played two seasons with
the Canadian Senior Women's National Team, including playing in the 2007
Pan-American Games and competing against Team USA's WNBA stars in the FIBA
Americas Championship. During her time with the Canadian national team, Uzo
toured both South America and Europe. has started training with the
Harlem Ambassadors on the teams December Alaska tour playing alongside show
player Taushauna Churchwell and under the direction of Coach Majic

Asagwara led Canadian collegiate women in scoring each of her
last two seasons at the University of Winnipeg, scoring 24.5 points per game in
2005-06 and 28.5 points per game in 2006-07. A stellar performer in the
classroom as well as on the basketball court, Uzo was named an Academic
All-Canadian in each of her five years at the University of Winnipeg while
earning her degree in psychiatric nursing.

In recruiting Uzo to join the
world of show basketball, Moss was certain she had the on-court persona
necessary to be a Harlem Ambassadors performer. She's going to be a great
addition, he said.

I'm very passionate about basketball, Asagwara said,
and that comes out in my energy when I play. Other people see it as confidence,
other people see it as cockiness, but it doesn't really matter how they see it. Its how I feel it and how it comes out when I play.

The Harlem
Ambassadors were conceived by Moss in 1998 and played their first game on Oct.
10 of that year in Mountain Home, Idaho. The Ambassadors feature both male and
female players and field two units which tour the U.S. and internationally, but
so far not in Canada. The team is based in Fort Collins, Colo.

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