2016 U17 WOMEN'S NATIONAL BASKETBALL TEAM ANNOUNCED

Thursday, June 9, 2016
U17 Women's Basketball

Canada Basketball’s women’s high performance program is pleased to announce the 2016 U17 women’s national team who will represent Canada at the 2016 U17 FIBA World Championships.
 
“After a very competitive assessment process we have selected the12 athletes who will represent Canada and looking to build on past success,” said Denise Dignard, director, women’s high performance. “Athletes have worked hard throughout the year and we look forward to seeing them continue their growth and compete against the best in the world at their age-group.”
 
The team will finish training camp on June 14th at the University of Toronto – Mississauga and will then head to Spain for a three-game exhibition tournament. The team will tip-off against Nigeria on June 22nd at the U17 FIBA World Championships in Zaragoza from June 22nd-July 3rd.
 
Jodi Gram (Bill Crothers S.S.) takes the helm in her first year as head coach of the squad after working with the team for 5 years as an assistant and apprentice coach. She will be joined by assistants Dani Sinclair (University of Victoria), Albena Branzova-Dimitrova (UQAM) and performance analyst Michele Hynes (University of Manitoba).
 
In 2015, the U16 national team won the U16 FIBA Americas Championship, capturing Canada’s first gold medal at a FIBA Americas tournament. Canada is currently ranked 4th worldwide in the FIBA youth girls rankings.
 
A full list of invited athletes and coaches can be found below. For media requests, please contact bwilliams@basketball.ca
 
2016 U17 NATIONAL TEAM INVITEES
NAME / POSITION / HEIGHT / HOMETOWN
Laeticia Amihere / Forward / 6’1” / Mississauga, ON*
Niyah Becker / Forward / 5’9” / Winnipeg, MB
Hailey Brown / Forward / 6’1” / Hamilton, ON*
Sarah Donovan / Forward / 5’9” / London, ON*

Louise Forsyth / Guard /  6’0” / Langley, BC
Hanna Hall / Guard / 5’2” / Hamilton, ON*
Taya Hanson / Guard / 5’7” / Kelowna, BC
Alyssa Jerome /  Forward / 6’1” / Toronto, ON
Roxane Makolo / Guard / 5’7” / St-Hubert, QC
Shaina Pellington / Guard / 5’6” / Pickering, ON*
Aiden Rainford / Forward / 5’10” / Toronto, ON*

Kyla Shand / Center / 6’2” / Saskatoon, SK

*Athlete supported by the Ontario High Performance Sport Inititative
 
2016 COACHING & STAFF
NAME / HOMETOWN / AFFILIATION / ROLE
Jodi Gram / Markham, ON / Bill Crothers S.S. / Head Coach
Dani Sinclair / Victoria, BC / University of Victoria / Assistant Coach
Albena Branzova-Dimitrova / Montreal, QC / UQAM / Assistant Coach
Michele Hynes / Winnipeg, MB / U of Manitoba / Performance Analyst/Apprentice Coach
Michelle Bell / Brampton, ON / Ryerson University / Athletic Therapist
Megan Pinske / Coquitlam, ON / U of Saskatchewan / Team Manager/Apprentice Coach
Marcus Jansen / Toronto, ON / Physician
Agnes Borg / Toronto, ON / Canada Basketball & Ontario Basketball / Head of Delegation*

*Coach supported by the Ontario High Performance Sport Intitiative.

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