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
|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
|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.