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    June 27, 2019

    Manitoba's Niyah Becker Invited to U19 Canadian National Team Training Camp


    TORONTO, ONT. (June 27, 2019) – Canada Basketball is pleased to announce the 16 athletes, including Manitoba's Niyah Becker, invited to the U19 women's national team training camp at York University from July 2-13.


    Niyah is coming off her first year at the University of Utah Women's basketball program and was with the national team program for the past number of years. 

    “We have an impressive group of athletes coming into camp and I’m very honoured to be able to lead this group and work with this staff in preparation for the FIBA U19 Women's Basketball World Cup,” said head coach Claire Meadows.  “We understand the commitment it takes to compete at the international level and will be dedicated to representing Canada with pride throughout this journey.”

    Joining Meadows will be assistants Ryan Thorne (McGill University) and Erin McAleenan (York University).

    “We look forward to seeing the athletes compete as we will have another competitive tryout this year,” said Denise Dignard, Director, Women’s High Performance.  "We're also excited to see the progress they've made during their school/club seasons and our staff is ready to start working with the athletes to help them achieve the highest level of excellence on the world stage.”

    Canada is preparing to compete at the FIBA U19 Women's Basketball World Cup 2019 in Bangkok, Thailand (July 20-28). Last summer, the team earned a silver medal at the FIBA U18 Women's Americas Championship 2018 in Mexico City, Mexico.

    Canada is in Group A along with Latvia, Mozambique and hosts Thailand.

    Canada earned a historic bronze medal at the FIBA U19 Women's Basketball World Cup 2017 in Udine and Cividale del Friuli, Italy.  The bronze was Canada’s first medal in eight appearances at the event since it began in 1985.

    Prior to the training camp, Canada Basketball’s Women’s High Performance Program will hold tryouts by invitiation on July 2-3 for athletes born January 1, 2000 or later.

    A full list of athletes, coaches and team schedule can be found below.  Training camp will take place at York University from July 2-13 and is closed to the public.

    Canada is currently ranked 4th worldwide in the FIBA World Ranking Presented by NIKE.

    2019 U19 WOMEN'S NATIONAL TEAM TRAINING CAMP INVITES


    Name
    Height
    Hometown
    Current School Team 
    Niyah Becker
    6’2”
    Winnipeg, MB
    University of Utah 
    Maggie Besselink
    6’2”
    Kingston, ON
    Holy Cross C.S.S.
    Micah Dennis
    5’9”
    Toronto, ON
    Capital Courts
    Faith Dut
    6’2”
    Surrey, BC
    Semiahmoo S.S.
    Aaliyah Edwards
    6’3”
    Kingston, ON
    Crestwood Prep
    Yvonne Ejim
    6’0”
    Calgary, AB
    Bishop Carrol H.S.
    Taya Hanson
    5’10”
    Kelowna, BC
    Arizona State University
    Justina King
    5’8”
    Scarborough, ON
    Long Beach State University 
    Roxane Makolo
    5’10”
    St. Hubert, QC
    Dawson College
    Brynn Masikewich
    6’1”
    Calgary, AB
    Lincoln Prep
    Olivia Morgan-Cherchas
    6’5”
    Kamloops, BC
    South Kamloops S.S
    Christina Morra
    6’2”
    Mississauga, ON
    Wake Forest University
    Merissah Russell
    5’11”
    Ottawa, ON
    Capital Courts
    Sarah Te-Biasu
    5’2”
    Montreal, QC
    Niagara Prep
    Keishana Washington
    5’7”
    Pickering, ON
    Drexel University
    Aerial Wilson
    5’6”
    Dundas, ON
    TRC Academy
     2019 U19 WOMEN'S NATIONAL TEAM COACHES & STAFF
    NAME
    POSITION
    HOMETOWN
    AFFILIATION
    Clarissa Meadows
    Head Coach
    Brantford, ON
    University of Saskatchewan
    Ryan Thorne
    Assistant Coach
    Montreal, QC
    McGill University
    Erin McAleenan
    Assistant Coach
    Sussex, NB
    York University
    Connor Jay
    Performance Analyst
    Saskatoon, SK
    University of Saskatchewan
    SuFei Yue
    Physician
    Vancouver, BC
    University of Toronto
    Elyse Jobin
    Physiotherapist
    Quebec City, QC
    N/A
    Kristina Alvero
    Team Manager
    Toronto, ON
    Philip Pocock CSS 
    Mike MacKay
    Performance Manager
    Truro, NS
    Canada Basketball
    2019 U19 WOMEN'S NATIONAL TEAM SCHEDULE
    DATE
    ITEM
    TIME (ET)
     LOCATION
    July 2-3
    Tryouts by Invitation

    York University - Toronto
    July 4-13
    Training Camp

    July 20
    Canada vs. Latvia
    1:00 AM
    FIBA U19 Women’s Basketball World Cup 2019
    Bangkok, Thailand
    July 21
    Canada vs. Mozambique
    3:30 AM
    July 23
    Canada vs. Thailand
    3:15 AM
    July 24
    Round of 16
    TBD
    July 26
    Quarter-finals
    TBD
    July 27
    Semifinals
    TBD
    July 28
    Finals
    TBD

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