CANADA BASKETBALL ANNOUNCES 12 WOMEN ROSTER FOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP


EDMONTON, AB – Canada Basketball announced Friday morning the 12 players who will be representing Canada at 2014 FIBA World Championship for Women that is being held September 27th to October 5th in Turkey.
   
              2014 Senior Women’s National Team Roster

Name

Position

Height

Hometown

Ayim, Miranda

Forward

6'2"

London, ON

Boogaard, Krysten

Centre

6'5"

Regina, SK

Fields, Nirra

Guard

5'7"

Montreal, QC

Gaucher, Kim

Guard

5'11"

Mission, BC

Langlois, Miah-Marie

Guard

5'7"

Windsor, ON

Murphy, Lizanne

Forward

6'0"

Beaconsfield, QC

Nurse, Kia

Guard

5'10"

Hamilton, ON

Pilypaitis, Courtnay

Guard

6'0"

Orleans, ON

Plouffe, Katherine

Forward

6'3"

Edmonton, AB

Plouffe, Michelle

Forward

6'3"

Edmonton, AB

Tatham, Tamara

Forward

6'0"

Brampton, ON

Thorburn, Shona

Guard

5'9"

Hamilton, ON

 

"After a fantastic summer of preparation, we are excited to have selected our team that will represent Canada at Worlds”, said Lisa Thomaidis, Head Coach. “These women have shown tremendous dedication and commitment to our program, and we are excited to go and showcase what we’ve been working towards. We have a great mix of youth and experience on this team.  We have several players who have experience playing at a World Championship and Olympic Games, and others who will be experiencing this level of competition for the first time in their careers.  We are looking forward to a fantastic tournament.”

 The announcement comes as Canada prepares to compete against Team USA in an exhibition game on September 15th (Live on ESPN2, 7PM ET), before closing out their pre-World Championship schedule in Logrono, Spain, where the Women will face off against both Cuba and Spain.

       Upcoming Team Canada Exhibition Games:

September 2014

Event:

Location

14th

Scrimmage vs. Team USA

Connecticut, USA

15th

Exhibition Game vs. Team USA

(Televised on ESPN2, 7pm ET)

Connecticut, USA

19th

Exhibition Game vs. Cuba

Logrono, Spain

20th

Exhibition Game vs. Spain

Logrono, Spain

 

       2014 FIBA World Championship for Women (All games broadcast live on NBATV)

September 2014

Event:

Location

27th

Game 1 (Preliminary Round - Group B)

     Vs. Mozambique, 7AM (ET)

Ankara, Turkey

28th

Game 2 (Preliminary Round - Group B)

     Vs. Turkey, 12PM (ET)

Ankara, Turkey

30th

Game 3 (Preliminary Round – Group B)

     Vs. France, 2:15PM(ET)

Ankara, Turkey

October  2014

Event:

Location

1-5th

Advancing Rounds - TBD

Istanbul, Turkey