DEVELOPMENT WOMEN’S NATIONAL TEAM ANNOUNCES TOURNAMENT ROSTER
Canada Basketball – FINAL ROSTER SELECTED TO REPRESENT CANADA IN JAPAN AND TAIWAN
TORONTO, ON (August 4, 2017) – Canada Basketball’s Women’s High Performance Program is pleased to announce the final roster for the Development Women’s National Team set to compete at the U24 Women Basketball League Four Nations 2017 and Taipei 2017 29th Summer Universiade this month.
“We are pleased to confirm the twelve players who will represent Canada and gain international mileage against a variety of styles and levels of development national teams,” said Denise Dignard, Director, Women’s High Performance. “We look forward to seeing their progress as individuals and as a team as we grow our athlete pool and provide our Canadian coaches with valuable international experience.”
Fabian McKenzie takes the helm in his sixth year as Head Coach and is joined by assistant coaches Chantal Vallée and Nate McKibbon.
The team is currently training at Ryerson University (Kerr Hall) until August 8th and will first travel to Tokyo, Japan on August 9 to compete at the inaugural U24 Women Basketball League Four Nations 2017 where they will face off against Japan, USA and Australia. Canada tips-off tournament play on August 12 against host Japan at 3:30 AM ET.
Following this tournament, the team will then travel to Taipei City, Taiwan to compete at the Taipei 2017 29thSummer Universiade. Canada tips-off tournament play on August 21 against Portugal at 3 AM ET.
Canada is currently ranked 6th in the FIBA Women’s World Rankings.
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The full staff list, roster and schedule can be found below. Follow Canada Basketball on Twitter for game streaming details and live game coverage.
2017 DWNT ROSTER
|4||Ceejay Nofuente||Guard||5’8”||Toronto, ON||Humber College (OCAA/CCAA)|
|5||Jaelyne Kirkpatrick||Guard||5’6”||Oakville, ON||University of Illinois (NCAA)|
|6||Mariah Nunes||Guard||5’10”||Ajax, ON||University of Saskatchewan (U SPORTS)|
|7||Kellie Ring||Guard||5’9”||Ottawa, ON||Ryerson University (U SPORTS)|
|8||Megan Lindquist||Forward||6’0″||Saskatoon, SK||University of Saskatchewan (U SPORTS)|
|9||Mael Gilles||Guard||6’1”||Montreal, QC||Rutgers University (NCAA)|
|10||Paige Crozon||Forward||6’1”||Humboldt, SK||University of Utah (NCAA)|
|11||Catherine Traer||Forward||6’1”||Chelsea, QC||Carleton University (U SPORTS)|
|12||Abigail Fogg||Centre||6’4”||Sault Ste. Marie, ON||University of South Dakota (NCAA)|
|13||Alison Keough||Forward||6’1”||Marion Bridge, NS||Cape Breton University (U SPORTS)|
|14||Alex Kiss-Rusk||Centre||6’4”||Beaconsfield, QC||McGill University (U SPORTS)|
|15||Angela Bongomin||Centre||6’2”||Regina, SK||University of Regina (U SPORTS)|
|Fabian McKenzie||Head Coach||Glace Bay, NS||Cape Breton University|
|Chantal Vallée||Assistant Coach||Montreal, QC||University of Windsor|
|Nate McKibbon||Assistant Coach||Hamilton, ON||Mount Royal University|
|Patrice Pepin||Physiotherapist||Montreal, QC||n/a|
|Ryan Nguyen||Performance Analyst||Markham, ON||n/a|
|Elaine Sun||Team Leader||Thornhill, ON||Canada Basketball|
|Halifax, NS||University of Toronto|
|July 29-August 8||Tryouts and Training Camp||Ryerson University – Kerr Hall (379 Victoria St, Toronto, ON M5B 0A1)|
|August 9||Travel to Japan||Katayanagi Arena
|August 12-15||U24 Women Basketball League Four Nations 2017|
|August 12||Canada vs. Japan @ 3:30 AM ET|
|August 13||Canada vs. USA @ 3:30 AM ET|
|August 15||Canada vs. Australia @ 3:30 AM ET|
|August 20-29||Taipei 2017 29th Summer Universiade||Taipei Heping Basketball Gymnasium
Taipei City, Taiwan
|August 21||Canada vs. Portugal @ 3:00 AM ET|
|August 22||Canada vs. Korea @ 8:00 AM ET|
|August 23||Canada vs. Japan @ 3:00 AM ET|
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