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2023 Canada Basketball National Championships begin today in Sherbrooke, Calgary

SHERBROOKE, QUE. & EDMONTON (July 31, 2023) – The Canada Basketball 15U & 17U Boys and Girls National Championships are officially upon us.

In collaboration with Canada Basketball, Alberta Basketball and Basketball Québec will play host to the respective tournaments on the campuses of the University of Calgary and Bishop’s University, as the best of the best from across the nation compete for national glory from July 31 to Aug. 5.

The action gets underway on Monday with 20 games on the docket between Sherbrooke and Calgary.

Preliminary games run for the opening three days of competition, before playoff games take place Thursday, Aug. 3 and Friday, Aug. 4, with medal games to follow on Saturday, Aug. 5.

Fans can follow along to live results, stats, standings, leaders and more by visiting respective Boys and Girls stats sites, with all the games will be streamed on the Canada Basketball YouTube Channel.

“National Championships are an essential contributor to the growth and development of basketball in Canada,” said Michael Bartlett, President & CEO of Canada Basketball. 

“Not only do they provide an amazing opportunity for young, elite Canadian basketball players, including many of our current and future national team players, but also an opportunity to compete best-on-best on home soil in front of family, friends and fans.”

Prominent players to participate in past tournaments include the likes of Bridget Carleton, RJ Barrett, Kia Nurse, Andrew Nembhard, Laeticia Amihere, Benedict Mathurin, Aaliyah Edwards and Cory Joseph.

Ontario enters the event as the reigning champion in 15U and 17U Girls, as well as 15U Boys, while Quebec will look to defend its crown in 17U Boys, after having won in both 2022 and 2019, the two last editions of the tournaments with both the 2020 and 2021 National Championships having been cancelled due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

All event pass options are available to purchase at the respective tournament venues. An adult (18+) championship pass is $45, while student (w/ID) championship pass is $25. Day pass prices for adults are $10 and for students (w/ID) $5. Admission is free for children under the age of six.

The Canada Basketball 15U & 17U National Championships are the premier national amateur sport events for the Canadian basketball community. Each summer, Canada’s top next generation of high performance athletes at the 15U and 17U age groups, competes for the National Championship title while representing their home province/territory.

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