JUNIOR WOMEN’S NATIONAL TEAM ANNOUNCED

Canada Basketball is pleased to announce the athletes who will represent Canada as the Junior Women’s National Team (JWNT) this summer at the FIBA U19 World Championship for Women in Lithuania. Team Canada qualified for the tournament following a fourth place finish at the 2012 FIBA Americas U18 Championship for Women in Gurabo, Puerto Rico.

Head coach Rich Chambers of Port Moody, B.C. spoke to the ability and quality of the under-19 age-group when asked about the 2013 squad. "We had seventeen very talented players come into camp and it was a very competitive and difficult selection process. From a positive perspective, it is good for Canada Basketball that athletes have to play well in a very pressured situation to make the National Team. All the girls that were invited into camp came in extremely fit with many of the players reaching their personal best in various areas of physical testing. Everyone is working hard to get ready for both the exhibition schedule in Europe and the World Championship in Lithuania."

The competition, taking place in the host cities of Klaipeda and Panevezys, will feature the best under-19 teams from across the globe as they chase the title of world champion. The JWNT will face Senegal, the Netherlands and France in the preliminary round of the tournament.

2013 Junior Women's National Team

No. Name Position Height Hometown
4 Sarah-Jane Marois Guard 5-7 Quebec, Que.
5 Kayla Davis Guard 5-7 Brampton, Ont.
6 Sami Hill Guard 5-10 Toronto, Ont.
7 Shay Colley Guard 5-9 Brampton, Ont.
8 Daneesha Provo Guard 5-10 Dartmouth, N.S.
9 Quinn Dornstauder Post 6-4 Regina, Sask.
10 Jamie Weisner Guard 5-9 Clarkston, Wash.
11 Sam Cooper Forward 6-1 Sudbury, Ont.
12 Emily Potter Post 6-5 Winnipeg, Man.
13 Kaylee Halvorson* Guard 6-0 Regina, Sask.
14 Emma Wolfram Post 6-5 Kamloops, B.C.
15 Saicha Grant-Allen Post 6-4 Hamilton, Ont.

* injury replacement for Anna-Lee Policicchio of Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.

2013 FIBA U19 World Championship for Women – Preliminary Round Schedule

Date Opponent Time (ET)
Thursday, July 18 Senegal 5:45 a.m.
Friday, July 19 Netherlands 6:30 a.m.
Saturday, July 20 France 6:30 a.m.

For the full schedule, please visit the tournament's official site.