CANADA GAMES PROVING GROUND FOR FUTURE NATIONAL TEAM STANDOUTS

TORONTO, ON (July 26, 2017) – It's been 50 years since the first Canada Games, held in Quebec City in 1967. Since then, the Games have alternated every two years between winter and summer and grown to become Canada’s largest multi-sport competition for young athletes.

The Canada Summer Games are a key step in the development of Canada’s next national, international and Olympic basketball stars. From Nate Darling to Katherine Plouffe to Philip Scrubb, this national under-17 competition has served as a stepping stone for number of athletes who have represented Canada on the international stage throughout the years.

The upcoming Canada Summer Games in Winnipeg, MB will feature eleven athletes who have represented Canada in international competition this summer alone. With the way basketball is trending in Canada, look for the country’s next up-and-coming basketball stars to make their mark in Winnipeg.

Nineteen different sports will be on display over the two-week duration of the Games, with basketball running from Saturday, July 29 until Friday, August 4. Click here for the full sport schedule.

For a closer look at the provinces and territories taking part in this year’s competition, check out Part One and Two of the Canada Games Untold Sport Story previews. 

2017 TEAM CANADA ATHLETES IN WINNIPEG

Female

Name

Province/Territory

Team

Kenya Côté–Lysius

Quebec

U16 Women's National Team

Yvonne Ejim

Alberta

U16 Women's National Team

Makayla Ennis

Ontario

U16 Women's National Team

Kaillie Hall

Ontario

U16 Women's National Team

Brynn Masikewich

Alberta

U16 Women's National Team

Donna Ntambue

Quebec

U16 Women's National Team

Sarah Te-Biasu

Quebec

U16 Women's National Team

Aerial Wilson

Ontario

U16 Women's National Team

Male

Name

Province/Territory

Team

Joel Brown*

Ontario

U19 Men's National Team

Ben Krikke

Alberta

U16 Men's National Team

Emanuel Miller

Ontario

U19 Men's National Team

*alternate

RECENT CANADA GAMES/TEAM CANADA ATHLETES

Female

Year

Name

Province/Territory

2013

Bridget Carleton

Ontario

2013

Shay Colley

Ontario

2013

Libby Epoch

Saskatchewan

2013

Erika Steeves

Quebec

2009

Paige Crozon

Saskatchewan

2009

Laura Dally

Ontario

2009

Nirra Fields

Quebec

2009

Katherine Plouffe

Alberta

Male

Year

Name

Province/Territory

2013

Nate Darling

Nova Scotia

2009

Anthony Bennett

Ontario

2009

Kenny Fred-Cherry

Quebec

2009

Olivier Hanlan

Quebec

2009

Naz Mitrou-Long

Ontario

2009

Kevin Pangos

Ontario

2009

Philip Scrubb

British Columbia

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For more information, contact:

Matt Walker, mwalker@basketball.ca