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    May 29, 2017

    Manitoba's Michele Sung Returning as Performance Analyst with Canada's U16 National Team

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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
    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

    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

    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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