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Canada climbs to all-time high of third in FIBA World Ranking Girls, presented by Nike

U19 Women


Dec 18, 2023

MIES, Switzerland (Dec. 18, 2023) - Fuelled by a historic bronze medal at the FIBA U19 Women’s Basketball World Cup 2023, Canada is now slotted number-three in the FIBA World Ranking Girls, presented by Nike.

Led by the likes of Syla Swords, Toby Fournier and Cassandre Prosper, Canada went 6-1 at the event en route to capturing the country’s second-ever medal in U19 Women’s World Cup history.

Swords’ 26 points — the most ever by a Canadian in a medal game at the tournament — helped the U19 Women’s National Team storm back from an 11-point fourth-quarter deficit, before prevailing 80-73 in overtime over France to claim bronze.

Canada, who rose two spots since the last edition of the rankings last year, now has 721.1 points and now sit just 5.1 points behind second-ranked France. The number-three ranking in the FIBA World Ranking Girls is the highest ever for Canada.

Canada’s surge up the rankings is also thanks to the U16 Women’s National Team’s silver medal at the FIBA U16 Women’s Americas Championship 2023.

Savannah Swords, Deniya Brawl and Cearah Parchment helped Canada go 5-1 in the tournament before claiming silver after a 79-59 loss to the United States in the gold medal game Yucatán, Mexico. 

After winning gold this summer in a victory over Spain, the United States remain as the number-one ranked team in the world with 830.2 points.

Next up for Canada is the FIBA Women’s U17 Basketball World Cup 2024, which is set for July 13-21 in Mexico, and the FIBA U16 Women's Americas Championship.

For more information about the method used in the calculation of the FIBA World Ranking Youth Women, please refer to the "How it works" section.

Click here to view the full FIBA World Ranking Girls, presented by Nike.