(Toronto, ON) – Canada Basketball’s Development Women’s National Team has taken the first step in their 2015 competitive season. The program has announced the 22 athletes, including Manitoba's Emily Potter, who have been invited to the June 6-9 tryout by invitation to represent Canada at the FISU games in Gwangiu, South Korea. The tryouts and camp will take place at the University of Toronto’s Goldring Centre.

Emily is coming off an ACL knee injury sustained last fall while at the University of Utah which forced her to miss her sophomore year with the Utes.  

Emily commented, "Being back to me means everything. I have been looking forward to this for 8 months since the day I got injured, and I am so happy for the opportunity to tryout for the national development team this summer."

Fabian McKenzie returns as the head coach of the Development Women’s National Team.

“This is going to be a highly-competitive training camp. There is an incredible amount of talent in this group and I’m excited to see how it all comes together as we prepare for the FISU games,” said McKenzie.

After the tryout period, the Development Women’s National Team will take part in a training camp at the Goldring Centre from June 10-19. Ahead of the FISU games, the squad is participating in a Chinese exhibition tournament from June 22-28.

The team will then compete in the FISU games, an international competition that brings together student-athletes from around the world. The women’s basketball competition runs July 5-13.

Athletes Invited to Tryout by Invitation
Wumi AgunbiadeForward6-1Pickering, ON
Cassandra BrownForward6-2Vernon, BC
Adut BulgakCentre6-4Edmonton, AB
Audrey-Ann Caron GoudreauForward6-3Gatineau, QC
Khaleann Ann Caron-GoudreauForward6-3Gatineau, QC
Erin ChambersForward6-0Mission, BC
Shay ColleyGuard5-7Brampton, ON
Laura DallyGuard5-9Sarnia, ON
Quinn DornstauderCentre6-4Regina, SK
Abigail FoggCentre6-4Sault Ste. Marie, ON
Saicha Grant-AllenForward6-5Hamilton, ON
Ruth HamblinCentre6-6Houston, BC
Sami HillGuard5-10Toronto, ON
Michelle HudynForward6-2Kitchener, ON
Kristine LalondeGuard5-10Cambridge, ON
Emily PotterCentre6’5Winnipeg, MB
Karly RoserGuard5-10Hamilton, ON
Saskia Van GinhovenForward6-0Edmonton, AB
Jamie WeisnerGuard5-9Clarkston, WA
Dakota WhyteGuard5-9Ajax, ON
Korissa WilliamsPoint Guard5-9Amherstburg, ON
Meg WilsonForward6-2London, ON

Coaching and support staff
Fabian McKenzieHead CoachGlace Bay, NSCape Breton
Michele BelangerAssistant CoachMississauga, ONToronto
Jeff SpeedyAssistant CoachFredericton, NBNew Brunswick
Ryan ThorneAssistant CoachMontreal, QCMcGill
Sunny AhluwaliaPerformance AnalystSurrey, BCSimon Fraser
Patrice PepinPhysiotherapistQuebec, QC
Sarah BarnesTeam ManagerSt. Catharines, ONQueen’s
Kristin AnsteyPhysician in ChinaEdmonton, AB
Denise DignardDirector High PerformanceToronto, ON

Exhibition game schedule
OpponentDateTime (EST)
Czech RepublicJune 229:00 a.m.
ChinaJune 237:00 a.m.
BrazilJune 247:00 a.m.
Czech RepublicJune 269:00 a.m.
ChinaJune 277:00 a.m.
BrazilJune 287:00 a.m.

FISU Games schedule
HungaryJuly 510:00 p.m.
KoreaJuly 65:30 p.m.
MozambiqueJuly 75:30 p.m.
TBD (9-16th & quarters)July 9TBD
TBD (5-16th games)July 10TBD
TBD (semis)July 11TBD
TBD (5-16th games & bronze)July 12TBD
TBD (gold medal game)July 13TBD

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