12 ATHLETES SELECTED FOR SENIOR WOMEN'S NATIONAL TEAM ASIA EXHIBITION SERIES | Canada Basketball

12 ATHLETES SELECTED FOR SENIOR WOMEN'S NATIONAL TEAM ASIA EXHIBITION SERIES

EDMONTON, AB (July 25, 2018) - Canada Basketball announced today the 12 athletes who will represent Canada in a four-game Asia Exhibition series in China and Japan from August 1-7.

As preparations continue ahead of the FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup 2018, Canada will face 10th ranked China and 13th ranked Japan.  At the FIBA Women's Asia Cup 2017, Japan (champions) and China (3rdplace) both qualified for this September's World Cup. 

Steve Baur (Canada Basketball) will assume head coaching duties for the series and will be joined by fellow assistant Carly Clarke (Ryerson University).

"It is a great opportunity to play against other teams heading to the World Cup later this summer." said Baur.  "Facing China at home then heading to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Summer Games site to play Japan is going to be a great challenge.  The two teams have contrasting styles, so this will be a great test for us, both offensively and defensively, to assess where we currently are."

A full list of athletes and coaches can be found below. Training camp is closed to the public. Media are invited to post-practice scrums on the following dates:

Thursday, July 26

11:15 a.m. Gym Opens
11:35 a.m. Availability

Friday, July 27

10:50 a.m. Gym Opens
11:10 a.m. Availability

*All times are MDT and subject to change

Media interested in attending training camp can contact Matt Walker (mwalker@basketball.ca).  Practices will take place at the Saville Community Sports Centre in Edmonton.

Canada is currently ranked a program-high 5th in the FIBA World ranking presented by Nike.

2018 WOMEN'S NATIONAL TEAM ASIA EXHIBITION ROSTER

#

Name

Position

Height

Hometown 

Club / School

9

Miranda Ayim

Forward

6'3"

London, ON

Basket Landes (France)

6

Bridget Carleton

Guard

6'1"

Chatham, ON

Iowa State (NCAA)

13

Shay Colley

Point Guard

5'9"

Brampton, ON

Michigan State (NCAA)

7

Abigail Fogg

Centre

6'4"

Sault Ste Marie, ON 

BBC Troistorrents (Switzerland)

15

Saicha Grant-Allen

Power Forward

6'4"

Hamilton, ON

Bembibre (Spain)

22

Ruth Hamblin

Centre

6'6"

Houston, BC

Castor Braine (Belgium)

5

Sami Hill

Guard

5'10"

Toronto, ON

Donau-Ries (Germany)

8

Alyssa Jerome

Forward

6'2"

Toronto, ON

Stanford (NCAA)

11

Alex Kiss-Rusk

Centre

6'4"

Beaconsfield, QC

BC Marburg (Germany)

4

Miah-Marie Langlois

Point Guard

5'8"

Windsor, ON

Novosibirsk Dynamo (Russia)

14

Emily Potter

Centre

6'4"

Winnipeg, MB

Politechnika Gdanska (Poland)

10

Daneesha Provo

Guard

6'0"

Dartmouth, NS

Utah (NCAA)

2018 WOMEN'S NATIONAL TEAM ASIA EXHIBITION COACHES & STAFF

Name

Position

Hometown

Affiliation

Steve Baur

Head Coach

Wolfville, NS

Canada Basketball

Carly Clarke

Assistant Coach

Halifax, NS

Ryerson University

Max Hirst

Coordinator, Performance Analysis

Collingwood, ON

Canada Basketball

Lauren Buschmann

Sports Scientist & IST Manager

St. Catherines, ON

Canada Basketball/CSI-Ontario

Rhonda Shishkin

Physiotherapist

Saskatoon, SK

University of Saskatchewan

Danielle Dobney

Athletic Therapist 

Toronto, ON

N/A

Olesia Markevych

Physician 

Edmonton, AB

University of Alberta

Anne Marie Thuss

Team Manager

Hamilton, ON

McMaster University

2018 WOMEN'S NATIONAL TEAM ASIA EXHIBITION SCHEDULE

DATE

ITEM

TIME

Location

July 19 - July 27

Phase 2 Training Camp

 

Saville Community Sports Centre - Edmonton

August 1

Canada vs. China

7:30 AM ET 

Zhangjiang, China

August 3

Canada vs. China

7:30 AM ET

Guangzhou, China

August 5

Canada vs. Japan

2:00 AM ET

Nagaoka, Japan

August 7

Canada vs. Japan

6:00 AM ET

Takasaki, Japan