Canada Basketball’s women’s high performance program is has announced the 17 athletes who have been invited to Development team training camp, which includes two Manitobans in Keneca Pingue-Giles & Emily Potter.

Keneca is coming off an outstanding season at Ryerson University where she was named the CIS Player of the Year in her 5th and final season with the Rams.  She was also named the OUA Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year.  Keneca is a product of the University of Winnipeg Collegiate.

Emily is currently in Europe with the Canadian Senior National Team as part of a pre-Olympic series of games and will be heading into her Junior year at the University of Utah this fall.     

 “We’re looking forward to a summer of training and gaining important international game experience,” said Fabian McKenzie, head coach. “Continuing to develop the next wave of talent in Canada is integral to our continued success on the world stage.”

McKenzie (Cape Breton University), will be joined by assistants Michele Belanger (University of Toronto), Jeff Speedy (University of New Brunswick) and Performance Analyst Sunny Ahluwalia.

The team will participate in a 9-day training camp from June 7th -16th at the University of Toronto – Mississauga. The final 12-woman squad will head to Prague for a 5-game exhibition tournament from June 20th – 25th.

In 2015, the Development team finished 2nd and won a silver medal at the FISU World University Games in South Korea – a best-ever finish for the team.

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

NAME                                POSITION           HEIGHT           HOMETOWN
Christina Buttenham          Guard                      5’11”              Hamilton, ON
Bridget Carleton                 Guard                      6’1”                Chatham, ON
Julia Chandler                    Forward                   6’2”                Toronto, ON
Shay Colley                        Guard                      5’7”                Brampton, ON
Mauranne Corbin                Forward                  6’3”                St. Bruno, QC
Paige Crozon                      Forward                   6’1”               Humboldt, SK
Quinn Dornstauder             Centre                      6’4”               Regina, SK
Tamara Farquhar                Forward                   6’0”               Pierrefonds, QC
Abigail Fogg                        Forward                   6’4”               Sault Ste Marie, ON
Mael Gilles                          Guard/Forward        6’1”                Montreal, QC
Sami Hill                             Guard                      5’10”               Toronto, ON
Keneca Pingue-Giles          Guard                      5’7”                Winnipeg, MB
Emily Potter                        Centre                      6’4”                Winnipeg, MB

Daneesha Provo                 Guard                      5’10”              Dartmouth, NS
Karly Roser                         Guard                      5’ 10”             Hamilton, ON
Dakota Whyte                     Guard                       5’9”                Ajax, ON       
Lauren Yearwood               Post                           6’3”               Victoria, BC
Fabian McKenzieGlace Bay, NSCape Breton UniversityHead Coach
Michele BelangerMississauga, ONUniversity of TorontoAssistant Coach
Jeff SpeedyFredericton, NBUniversity of New BrunswickAssistant Coach
Chantal ValleeWindsor, ONUniversity of WindsorGuest Coach
Sunny AhluwaliaSurrey, BCn/aPerformance Analyst
Patrice PepinQuebec, QCn/aPhysiotherapist
Sarah LeaitchNewmarket, ONn/aTeam Manager

June 7th -16th, 2016Training CampUofT – Mississauga
June 20th2016Vs. Czech RepublicExhibition Tournament
Prague, Czech Republic
June 22nd, 2016Vs. Japan
June 23rd, 2016Vs. Slovakia
June 24th, 2016Vs. Czech Republic
June 25th, 2016Vs. Czech U20
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