Bridget Carleton and have been selected as the Toyota Players of the Week for the week from February 7-13.
In the two games played at the FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup Qualifying tournament in Osaka, Bridget led Team Canada in minutes per game (37.2), points per game (20.0), field goal percentage (68.2%), 3-point percentage (76.9%), and steals per game (3.0). In Canada’s win over Bosnia, Bridget poured in 28 points while going 6/7 from 3-point line. In the tournament Bridget went 10/13 from distance – leading the tournament in most-made 3-point shots and was named to the tournament All-Star team for her efforts. The Chatham, ON native played for Iowa State University (NCAA) where she had the best single-season in ISU history and earned Big 12 Player of the Year honours. Making her WNBA debut in 2019, Carleton recently re-signed for a third year with the Minnesota Lynx and is also in her third season oversea’s, currently playing for Ramat Hasharon (Israel). Having played over 80 games for Team Canada over the past 8 years, the 6’1'' guard most recently competed with the FIBA Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament team that went 3-0 and secured Canada’s third consecutive Olympic appearance, which allowed Carleton to make her Olympic debut with Canada this past summer in Tokyo.
Big FIBA Europe Cup game for Chery this past weekend with Avtodor Saratov (Russia) in a tough OT loss where he scored 23 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists while shooting 7/9 from the field. The 5’11” point guard from Montreal, QC first played two seasons at State Fair Community College where he was regarded as one of the best junior college players in the country before signing to Baylor (NCAA), where as a Senior he was named to the Second Team All-Big 12. After university, Chery began a successful professional career overseas playing in Hungary, Spain, France, Italy and now Russia. Chery played for Team Canada in 5 games at the 2010 U18 National tournament and then played his first two games with the Senior Men's National Team in November in Window 1 of the FIBA World Cup 2023 Qualifiers.
Canada Basketball’s Toyota Players of the Week are proudly sponsored by Toyota Canada.