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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