TORONTO, ONT. (July 7, 2022) – Canada Basketball announced Thursday the U17 Women’s National Team roster for the upcoming FIBA U17 Women’s Basketball World Cup 2022.
The FIBA U17 Women's Basketball World Cup 2022 will be held July 9-17 in Debrecen, Hungary and fans can catch all the action streaming live on FIBA YouTube.
Canada is in Group C and will face Spain (July 9, 9:00 a.m. ET), Korea (July 10, 6:00 a.m. ET) and Egypt (July 12, 9:00 a.m. ET).
Head Coach Cheryl Jean-Paul returns to lead Canada and her U16 coaching staff from last summer also remains intact as Fabienne Blizzard and Nate McKibbon are both back on the bench.
All teams qualify for the Round of 16, where they will cross between Groups A and B and C and D (A1 v B4, A2 v B3, etc.). The winners of the Round of 16 games advance to the quarter-finals, while the losers move on to the classification games for places 9-16.
Prior to departing for Hungary, Canada held a selection camp with 14 athletes at Humber College.
The FIBA U17 Women’s Basketball World Cup 2022 will be the first U17 age-group event since 2018 when Canada finished ninth. The FIBA U17 Women’s Basketball World Cup 2020 was cancelled as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Canada is currently ranked 8th overall in the FIBA women's age-group rankings, presented by Nike.