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Twelve athletes selected to represent Canada at FIBA U17 Women’s Basketball World Cup 2024

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Jul 5, 2024

TORONTO (July 5, 2024) - Canada Basketball announced Friday the U17 Women's National Team Roster roster for the upcoming FIBA U17 Women’s Basketball World Cup 2024.

The FIBA U17 Women’s Basketball World Cup will be held in Irapuato, Mexico, from July 13 to 21. All games will be streamed live on FIBA's YouTube channel.  

The 16 competing teams have been divided into four groups. Canada is in Group D and will compete against Egypt (July 13, 5:00 p.m. ET), Chinese Tapei (July 14, 5:00 p.m. ET), and France (July 16, 2:30 p.m. ET) in the Group Phase.  

Following the Group Phase, all sixteen teams will advance to the competition's Final Phase with a single-elimination format in place from the Round of 16 onwards.  The winners of the Round of 16 will advance to the quarterfinals, while the other teams will play in the Classification Games for places 9-16.  

Canada sees most of its players returning from the U16 Women’s National Team that captured silver at the FIBA U16 Women's Americas Championship 2023 last summer, including Avery Arije, Chance Berry, Jahda Denis, Rachael Okokoh, Cearah Parchment, Deniya Prawl, Savannah Swords, and Jordyn Wheeler.  

Fabienne Blizzard, who coached Canada’s U16 Women’s National Team last summer, will return as head coach to lead Canada at the FIBA U17 Women’s World Cup 2024.  Assistant coaches Isabel Ormond and Dianna Ros will return from last summer’s silver medal-winning staff. Tenicha Gittens and Jalynn Skeir will serve as Coach Consultant and Team Manager/Apprentice Coach, respectively, and Performance Analyst Drew Smillie round out the bench.

Canada qualified for the FIBA U17 Women’s Basketball World Cup 2024 with their second-place finish last summer and is looking to build on their fourth-place finish at the FIBA U17 Women’s Basketball World Cup in 2022.  

Canada is coming off their best World Cup finish in 2022. The only previous 4th place result came in 2012, ten years prior.

Canada is currently ranked 3rd overall in the FIBA World Ranking presented by Nike, following the conclusion of the FIBA 2023 Youth Events.