12 ATHLETES HEAD TO EUROPE FOR FIVE-GAME EXHIBITION SERIES

6th-ranked Canada to play in Spain & France

TORONTO, ON (May 23, 2017) - Twelve athletes were selected from the first phase of the Women's National Team assessment camp to travel to Europe for a five-day tournament in France and Spain.
 
"This first phase of training is focused on developing our next generation of athletes and assessing where we are globally," said Lisa Thomaidis, head coach, women's national team. "We'll play some of the best teams in the world in this tournament - which will help us set benchmarks - and determine what we need to build upon in phase two."
 
The five-game tournament tips-off on May 26th against 2nd-ranked Spain. Canada, currently 6th in FIBA World Rankings, will then face-off against 13th-ranked Japan, 27th-ranked Montenegro, 3rd-ranked France and 41st-ranked Ukraine.

The full European Exhibition staff list, roster and schedule follows. Follow Canada Basketball on Twitter for game streaming details and live game coverage.

2017 SENIOR NATIONAL TEAM EUROPEAN EXHIBITION ROSTER

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NAME

POSITION

HEIGHT

HOMETOWN

CLUB / SCHOOL ('16-'17)

4

Miah-Marie Langlois

Guard

5'8

Windsor, ON

Enisey Krasnoyarski Kraj (Russia)

5

Laura Dally

Guard

6'0

Sarnia, ON

BG 89 Avides (Germany)

6

Shay Colley

Guard

5'7

Brampton, ON

Michigan State (NCAA)

7

Saicha Grant-Allen

Centre

6'5

Hamilton, ON

Dayton (NCAA)/Los Angeles Sparks (WNBA)

8

Sami Hill

Guard

5'10

Toronto, ON

Virginia Tech (NCAA)

9

Alyssa Jerome

Forward

6'1

Toronto, ON

Harbord Collegiate (HS)

10

Bridget Carleton

Guard

6'1

Chatham, ON

Iowa State (NCAA)

11

Ruth Hamblin

Centre

6'6

Houston, BC

Perth Lynx (Australia)

12

Jamie Scott

Guard

5'9

Clarkston, WA

Flying Foxes (Austria)/Los Angeles Sparks (WNBA)

13

Laeticia Amihere

Forward

6'3

Mississauga, ON

King's Christian Collegiate (OSBA)

14

Katherine Plouffe

Forward

6'3

Edmonton, AB

Nantes Reze (France)/Phoenix Mercury (WNBA)

15

Michelle Plouffe

Forward

6'3

Edmonton, AB

Mondeville (France)

COACHING & TEAM STAFF

NAME

POSITION

HOMETOWN

Lisa Thomaidis

Head Coach

Saskatoon, SK

Steve Baur

Assistant Coach

Wolfville, NS

Fabian McKenzie

Assistant Coach (DWNT HC)

Glace Bay, NS

Carly Clarke

Assistant Coach (JWNT HC)

Halifax, NS

Rhonda Shishkin

Physiotherapist

Saskatoon, SK

Danielle Dobney

Athletic Therapist

Toronto, ON

Lauren Buschmann

Basketball Scientist / IST Manager

St. Catharines, ON

Kristin Anstey

Physician (Phase 1 Competition)

Edmonton, AB

Hailey Roll

Team Manager

Port Credit, ON

Denise Dignard

Director, Womenâ??s High Performance

Toronto, ON

2017 EUROPEAN EXHIBITION SCHEDULE

TOURNAMENT IN SPAIN

DATES

TIMES (EST)

LOCATION

Canada vs. Spain

May 26

1:00 P.M.

Torrelavega, Spain

Canada vs. Japan

May 27

1:00 P.M.

TOURNAMENT IN FRANCE

 

 

Bordeaux, France

Canada vs. Montenegro

May 31

10:30 A.M.

Canada vs. France

June 1

1:00 P.M.

Canada vs. Ukraine

June 2

10:30  A.M.

*Game times subject to change

Canada will re-group in Edmonton in June for the second phase of training, followed by a 6-game exhibition tournament in China.  The final phase of training will begin July 23rd in Edmonton where the final roster for the FIBA Women's AmeriCup 2017 will be confirmed.

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For more information, contact:

Bailey Williams, bwilliams@basketball.ca, 647.460.7976