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Canada Basketball – Development Team Will Compete In Exhibition Tour

TORONTO, ON (June 15, 2016) – Canada Basketball’s women’s high performance program is pleased to announce the 2016 women’s development team.
 
 “We had a great training camp and continue to build on our Canadian style of play,” said Fabian McKenzie, head coach. “We’re looking forward to competing against top international competition and gaining more international game experience for athletes in our 2017-2020 senior pool.”
 
The team will finish-up a 9-day training camp on June 16th in Toronto. The squad will then head to Prague for a 5-game exhibition tournament from June 20th – 25th   where they will take on the Czech Republic, Japan and Slovakia.
 
“Our development program is a key component of our building and maintaining our Gold Medal Profile and continued sustainability of national team athletes,” Denise Dignard, director, women’s high performance. “We have a great group of talented players who are committed to representing Canada.”

McKenzie (Cape Breton University), will be joined by assistants Michele Belanger (University of Toronto), Jeff Speedy (University of New Brunswick) and Performance Analyst Sunny Ahluwalia.
 
In 2015, the Development team placed 2nd and won a silver medal at the FISU World University Games in South Korea – a best-ever finish for the team.
 
A full list of athletes and coaches can be found below. For media requests, please contact bwilliams@basketball.ca.

2016 DEVELOPMENT TEAM 

 

 

 

 

NAME                                     POSITION                    HEIGHT            HOMETOWN
Bridget Carleton                       Guard                               6’1”                 Chatham, ON
Shay Colley                             Guard                              5’7”                 Brampton, ON
Maurane Corbin                        Forward                           6’3”                 St. Bruno, QC
Paige Crozon                           Forward                           6’1”                 Humboldt, SK
Quinn Dornstauder                   Centre                             6’4”                 Regina, SK

Tamara Farquhar                      Forward                          6’0”                 Pierrefonds, QC
Abigail Fogg                             Forward                          6’4”                 Sault Ste Marie, ON
Mael Gilles                              Guard/Forward                 6’1”                 Montreal, QC
Sami Hill                                  Guard                             5’10”               Toronto, ON
Emily Potter                             Centre                             6’4”                 Winnipeg, MB
Daneesha Provo                      Guard                              5’10”               Dartmouth, NS
Karly Roser                             Guard                              5’ 10”              Hamilton, ON
Dakota Whyte                         Guard                               5’9”                 Ajax, ON       
 

2016 COACHING & STAFF

NAME

HOMETOWN

AFFILIATION

POSITION

Fabian McKenzie

Glace Bay, NS

Cape Breton University

Head Coach

Michele Belanger

Mississauga, ON

University of Toronto

Assistant Coach

Jeff Speedy

Fredericton, NB

University of New Brunswick

Assistant Coach

Sunny Ahluwalia

Surrey, BC

n/a

Performance Analyst

Patrice Pepin

Quebec, QC

n/a

Physiotherapist

Sarah Leaitch

Newmarket, ON

n/a

Team Manager

 

 
2016 SCHEDULE

DATE

ITEM

LOCATION

June 7th -16th, 2016

Training Camp

UofT – Mississauga

June 20th, 2016

Vs. Czech Republic

Exhibition Tournament
Prague, Czech Republic

June 22nd, 2016

Vs. Japan

June 23rd, 2016

Vs. Slovakia

June 24th, 2016

Vs. Czech Republic

June 25th, 2016

Vs. Czech U20

 

 

 

For More Information & Media Requests, contact:
Bailey Williams, bwilliams@basketball.ca, 647.460.7976