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TORONTO, ON (June 13, 2018) - Canada Basketball announced today the 26 athletes who have been invited to attend the Women's National Team Program Assessment Camp from June 14-21 at the Saville Community Sports Centre in Edmonton, AB. 

Manitoba's Emily Potter is included in that invite list.  Emily just completed her final year at the University of Utah and was recently at a WNBA training camp with the Seattle Storm last month.  Earlier this week, she was added to the Glenlawn Collegiate Wall of Fame. 

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"I can't wait to see all of the athletes and re-connect with them after their respective seasons," said Lisa Thomaidis, Head Coach, Senior Women's National Team. "So many Canadians had excellent seasons on their respective professional and collegiate teams, so I'm excited to see the progress everyone has made."

Following the Women's National Team Program Assessment Camp, Canada will also hold Phase 1 Training Camp (June 22-July 3) at the Saville Community Sports Centre and this will be followed by exhibition games.

"We are excited to be hosting Turkey in Edmonton as our senior team's home base and to showcase the athletes and team to Canadian fans," said Denise Dignard, Director Women's High Performance. "As we begin the second year of the quad, these exhibition games will provide valuable competition mileage to our athletes and coaches as we prepare for the 2018 FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup."

Canada's Senior Women's National Team will face Turkey in a three-game exhibition series as the Edmonton Grads International Classic returns to the Saville Community Sports Centre in Edmonton on July 4-7. Single game tickets and full tournament passes are now available here for as low as $8.00. For more information on the Edmonton Grads International Classic, click here.

After successfully defending their FIBA Americas title last summer, Canada is currently ranked a program-high 5th in the FIBA World ranking presented by Nike. Canada will be participating in its 4th consecutive FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup and looking to build on its 5th place in 2014.


2018 WOMEN'S NATIONAL TEAM PROGRAM ASSESSMENT CAMP ROSTER
Name
Position
Height
Hometown 
2017-2018 Club / School
Natalie Achonwa*
Power Forward
6'3"
Guelph
Indiana Fever (WNBA)
Kayla Alexander*
Forward
6'4"
Milton, ON
Indiana Fever (WNBA)
Miranda Ayim
Forward
6'3"
London, ON
Basket Landes (France)
Adut Bulgak
Forward
6'4"
Edmonton, AB
Elitzur Ramla (Israel)/Chicago Sky (WNBA)
Hailey Brown
Forward
6'1"
Hamilton, ON
Michigan (NCAA)
Bridget Carleton
Guard
6'1"
Chatham, ON
Iowa State (NCAA)
Shay Colley
Point Guard
5'9"
Brampton, ON
Michigan State (NCAA)
Maurane Corbin
Forward
6'3"
St. Bruno, QC
Utah (NCAA)
Nirra Fields
Guard
5'6"
Lachine, QC
UNI Gyor (Hungary)
Abigail Fogg
Centre
6'4"
Sault Ste Marie, ON 
BBC Troistorrents (Switzerland)
Kim Gaucher
Shooting Guard
6'1"
Mission, BC
Mondeville (France)
Saicha Grant-Allen
Power Forward
6'4"
Hamilton, ON
Bembibre (Spain)
Ruth Hamblin
Centre
6'6"
Houston, BC
Bourges (France)/Dallas Wings (WNBA)
Sami Hill
Guard
5'10"
Toronto, ON
Donau-Ries (Germany)
Alyssa Jerome
Forward
6'2"
Toronto, ON
Stanford (NCAA)
Alex Kiss-Rusk
Centre
6'4"
Beaconsfield, QC
McGill (U SPORTS)
Aislinn Konig
Guard
5'9"
Langley, BC
North Carolina State (NCAA)
Miah-Marie Langlois
Point Guard
5'8"
Windsor, ON
Dynamo Novosibirsk (Russia)
Kia Nurse*
Guard
6'0"
Hamilton, ON
New York Liberty (WNBA)
Shaina Pellington
Guard
5'8"
Pickering, ON
Oklahoma (NCAA)
Katherine Plouffe
Forward
6'3"
Edmonton, AB
Bourges (France)
Michelle Plouffe
Forward
6'4"
Edmonton, AB
Tarbes (France)
Emily Potter
Centre
6'4"
Winnipeg, MB
Utah (NCAA)
Daneesha Provo
Guard
6'0"
Dartmouth, NS
Utah (NCAA)
Nayo Raincock-Ekunwe
Forward
6'2"
Toronto, ON
Nantes-Reze (France)
Jamie Scott
Guard
5'10"
Clarkston, WA
Ferrol (Spain)
2018 WOMEN'S NATIONAL TEAM PROGRAM ASSESSMENT CAMP COACHES & STAFF
Name
Position
Hometown
Affiliation
Lisa Thomaidis
Head Coach
Saskatoon, SK
University of Saskatchewan
Steve Baur
Assistant Coach
Wolfville, NS
Canada Basketball
Carly Clarke
Assistant Coach
Halifax, NS
Ryerson University
Max Hirst
Coordinator, Performance Analysis
Collingwood, ON
Canada Basketball
Lauren Buschmann
Sports Scientist & IST Manager
St. Catherines, ON
Canada Basketball/CSI-Ontario
Rhonda Shishkin
Physiotherapist
Saskatoon, SK
University of Saskatchewan
Danielle Dobney
Athletic Therapist 
Toronto, ON
N/A
Patrice Pepin
Physiotherapist (Phase 1)
Quebec City, QC
N/A
Bryce Tully 
Mental Performance Coach
Halifax, NS
CSC-Atlantic
Marni Wesner 
Lead Physician 
Edmonton, AB
University of Alberta
Jessica Curran
Physician (Phase 3)
Ottawa, ON
N/A
Olesia Markevych
Physician (Phase 2)
Edmonton, AB
University of Alberta
Elaine Sun
Manager, Basketball Operations
Thornhill, ON
Canada Basketball
Anne Marie Thuss
Team Manager
Hamilton, ON
McMaster University
Hailey Roll
Team Manager (Phase 1)
Port Credit, ON
N/A
Denise Dignard
Director, WHP
Port Cartier, QC
Canada Basketball
Mike MacKay
Performance Manager, WHP
Truro, NS
Canada Basketball
2018 WOMEN'S NATIONAL TEAM PROGRAM ASSESSMENT CAMP SCHEDULE
EVENT
DATES
LOCATION/TIME
Women's National Team Program Assessment Camp
June 14-21
Edmonton
Phase 1 Training Camp
June 22-July 3
Edmonton
Edmonton Grad Invitational 
(3 games vs. Turkey)
July 4-7
(July 7 @ 3pm Game 3
July 4 @ 7pm Game 1
July 6 @ 7pm Game 2
July 7 @ 3pm Game 3
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