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Canada Basketball’s Women’s High Performance program has announced the final roster for the U16 Women’s National Team set to compete in the FIBA Americas Championship in Buenos Aires, Argentina.  University of Manitoba's Women's Basketball Coach Michele Sung (Hynes) is returning to the program as their Performance Analyst.  
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“After a very competitive tryout we have selected 12 athletes to represent Canada this summer in Argentina for the FIBA U16 Women’s Americas Championship,” said Jodi Gram, Head Coach. “We look forward to a competitive tournament as we continue to grow our next generation of Canadian athletes.”

Gram (Bill Crothers S.S.) takes the helm in her second year as Head Coach along with Co-Head Coach Dani Sinclair (University of Victoria). Gram and Sinclair will be joined by Assistant Coach Albena Branzova-Dimitrova (UQAM) and Performance Analyst, Michele Sung (University of Manitoba).

The team is currently at training camp until June 3rd at the University of Toronto - Mississauga and will travel to Buenos Aires, Argentina for the FIBA U16 Women's Americas Championship taking place June 7th-11th. The team looks to maintain its 2015 gold medal finish and also qualify for the 2018 FIBA U17 Worlds.
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The team will tip-off the tournament against Venezuela on Wednesday June 7 at 12:45 p.m. EST.
Canada is currently ranked 4th worldwide in the FIBA youth girls rankings.

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

2017 U16 TEAM ROSTER
#NAMEPOSITIONHOMETOWNSCHOOL
4Sarah Te-BiasuPoint GuardMontreal, QCÉcole Lucien-Pagé
5Kaillie Hall     Shooting GuardStoney Creek, ONLincoln Prep
6Aerial WilsonPoint GuardDundas, ONTRC Academy
7Kenya Côté–LysiusShooting GuardSt. Constant, QCÉcole Lucien-Pagé
8Makayla EnnisShooting Guard/Small ForwardBrampton, ON           TRC Academy
9Donna NtambueSmall ForwardMontreal, QÉcole Lucien-Page
10Aaliyah EdwardsForwardKingston, ONFrontenac Secondary
11Yvonne EjimPower ForwardCalgary, ABSt. Elizabeth Seaton
12Merissah Russell      ForwardOttawa, ONLongfields-Davison Heights SS
13Brynn MasikewichPower ForwardCalgary, ABSt. Francis Secondary
14Deanna Tuchscherer       Power ForwardChilliwack, BCGW Graham Secondary
15Olivia Morgan-CherchasCentreKamloops, BCS. Kamloops Secondary

2017 U16 COACHING & TEAM STAFF
NAMEPOSITIONHOMETOWNAFFILIATION
Jodi GramHead CoachMarkham, ONBill Crothers Secondary
Dani SinclairCo-Head CoachVictoria, BCUniversity of Victoria
Albena Branzova-DimitrovaAssistant CoachMontreal, QCUniversité du Québec à Montréal
Michele SungPerformance AnalystWinnipeg, MBUniversity of Manitoba
Michelle BellAthletic TherapistBrampton, ONRyerson University
Marcus JansenPhysicianToronto, ONn/a
Mireille BelandHead of DelegationRepentigny, QCVanier College
Agnes BorgWomen’s Youth Player Development ManagerToronto, ONCanada Basketball
Vanessa RobertsonTeam AssistantWolfville, NSUniversity of Ottawa

2017 U16 WOMEN’S AMERICAS CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE
DATETIME (EST)OPPONENT
Wednesday June 79:45 a.m.Venezuela
Thursday June 82:15 p.m.Dominican Republic
Friday June 94:30 p.m.Argentina
Saturday June 10TBCSemi-Final
Sunday June 11TBCFinal
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