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    July 16, 2019

    Manitoba’s Niyah Becker Selected to Canadian U19 National Team



    TORONTO, ONT. (July 12, 2019) – Canada Basketball is pleased to announce the 12 athletes who will represent Canada at the FIBA U19 Women's Basketball World Cup 2019 in Bangkok, Thailand (July 20-28).
    “We've had a very competitive training camp so far,” said Head Coach Claire Meadows.  “The athletes have put in a lot of work and have made good progress in their training. We are looking forward to representing Canada on the international stage in Thailand at the FIBA U19 Women's Basketball World Cup.”
    Meadows (University of Saskatchwan) will be joined by assistants Ryan Thorne (McGill University) and Erin McAleenan (York University).
    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.
    Last summer, the team earned a silver medal at the FIBA U18 Women's Americas Championship 2018 in Mexico City, Mexico.
    A full list of athletes, coaches and team schedule can be found below.  
    Canada is currently ranked 4th worldwide in the FIBA World Ranking Presented by NIKE.
    2019 U19 WOMEN'S NATIONAL TEAM ROSTER
    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
    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
    *Selected but unable to participate due to injury 
    2019 U19 WOMEN'S NATIONAL TEAM COACHES & STAFF
    NAME
    POSITION
    HOMETOWN
    AFFILIATION
    Claire 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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