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    July 12, 2018

    Manitoba's Niyah Becker Invited to National U18 National Team Training Camp

     

    TORONTO, ONT. (July 12, 2018) - Canada Basketball has announced the 20 athletes invited to the U18 women's national team invitational tryouts and training camp at York University from July 14-28.  The list of invitees include Manitoba's Niyah Becker.  Niyah was a member of Team Canada at the Commonwealth Games team that competed in Australia back in April.  She will be heading to the University of Utah this fall for her first year with the Utes.

    Niyah at the 2017 Canada Games in Winnipeg
    Head Coach Claire Meadows will be joined by assistants Ryan Thorne (McGill University) and Erin McAleenan (York University)

    "We have a strong group of athletes who are ready to compete in preparation for the FIBA U18 Women's Americas Championship," said Head Coach Claire Meadows. "It is always an honour to be able to represent your country as we look to qualify a Canadian team to the FIBA U19 Women's Basketball World Cup 2019"

    Following the end of the invitational tryouts and training period, the team will depart for Mexico City, Mexico to begin their quest for a gold medal in the FIBA U18 Women's Americas Championship 2018.

    A full list of athletes and coaches can be found below. Tryouts and training camp are closed to the public. Media are invited to post-practice scrums on the following dates:

    Niyah at the 2018 Commonwealth Games
    in Australia 
    Monday, July 23

    5:45 p.m. Gym Opens
    6:00 p.m. Availability

    Saturday, July 28

    5:45 p.m. Gym Opens
    6:00 p.m. Availability

    *All times are EDT and subject to change

    Media interested in attending training camp can contact Matt Walker (mwalker@basketball.ca).  Practices will take place at York University.

    Last summer, the team earned a bronze medal at the FIBA U19 Women's Basketball World Cup 2017 in Udine / Cividale Del Fruiuli, Italy.  Canada is currently ranked 4th worldwide in the FIBA World Ranking Presented by NIKE.

    2018 U18 WOMEN'S NATIONAL TEAM INVITATIONAL TRYOUTS AND TRAINING CAMP INVITEES


    Name
    Height
    Hometown
    2017-18 School Team 
    Carly Ahlstrom
    5'11"
    Calgary, AB
    Centennial H.S.
    Georgia Alexander
    6'1"
    Victoria, BC
    Oak Bay S.S.
    Niyah Becker
    6'1"
    Winnipeg, MB
    Lincoln Prep
    Brianna Breedy
    5'5"
    Ajax, ON
    Pickering H.S.
    Kiandra Browne
    6'0"
    Pointe-Claire, QC
    E. S. St-Laurent
    Julia Chadwick
    6'0"
    Ottawa, ON
    Durham Elite
    Kenya Cote-Lysis
    5'8"
    St. Constant, QC
    E. S. Lucien-Page
    Ashley De Sousa Martins
    5'11"
    Saskatoon, SK
    Aden Bowman C.I.
    Rachel Farwell
    6'0"
    Rothesay, NB
    Kennebecasis Valley H.S.
    Naomi Ganpo
    6'2"
    Brampton, ON
    Bishop Macdonell C.H.S.
    Taya Hanson
    5'9"
    Kelowna, BC
    Kelowna S.S.
    Paule-Beline Ibata
    5'7"
    Pierrefonds, QC
    College Montmorency
    Kaitlin Jockims
    5'8"
    Saskatoon, SK
    Centennial Collegiate
    Justina King
    5'7"
    Scarborough, ON
    Ribet Academy
    Roxane Makolo
    5'10"
    St. Hubert, QC
    Dawson College
    Sammie Martin
    6'2"
    Sudbury, ON
    Southwest Academy
    Tiya Misir
    5'2"
    Markham, ON
    Bill Crothers S.S.
    Christina Morra
    6'1"
    Mississauga, ON
    King's Christian College
    Kylee O'Hara
    5'11"
    Ajax, ON
    Durham Elite
    Keishana Washington
    5'5"
    Pickering, ON
    Durham Elite
    2018 U18 WOMEN'S NATIONAL TEAM COACHES & STAFF
    NAME
    POSITION
    HOMETOWN
    AFFILIATION
    Claire Meadows
    Head Coach
    Brantford, ON
    Unattached
    Ryan Thorne
    Assistant Coach
    Montreal, QC
    McGill University
    Erin McAleenan
    Assistant Coach
    Sussex, NB
    York University
    Erika Persson
    Physician
    Edmonton, AB
    University of Alberta
    Elyse Jobin
    Physiotherapist
    Quebec City, QC
    N/A
    Connor Jay
    Performance Analyst
    Saskatoon, SK
    University of Saskatchewan
    Elaine Sun
    Manager, Basketball Operations
    Thornhill, ON
    Canada Basketball
    Mireille Beland
    Head of Delegation
    Repentigny, QC
    Vanier College

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