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07/18/2017

MEET THE TEAM ONTARIO GIRLS COMPETING THIS SUMMER

 Ontario Basketball is pleased to introduce the final rosters of the athletes who will be representing the province in U15 and U17 play this summer.

TEAM ONTARIO U17 GIRLS ROSTER 2017

The U17 Girls' provincial team, coached by Christa Eniojukan, will be competing at the 2017 Canada Summer Games in Winnipeg, Manitoba from July 28 - August 4th.

Last year at the National Championships, Ontario's U17 Girls won gold. Four years ago at the last Canada Games Ontario's U17 Girls also won gold.

Watch Team Ontario U17 Girls play on the FREE Live Stream -->

Keishana Washington
• Favourite Team O Alum: Dakota Whyte, Shay Colley
• 2017 OSBA 2nd Team All-Star
• Won Gold and 1st team All-Star at 2015 U15 Nationals
• Style of Play: Ankle Breaker

Aerial Wilson
• Won Silver with Cadette National team at 2017 FIBA Americas
• OSBA All-Academic with TRC Academy
• Won Bronze in 2016, Gold in 2015 with U15 Team O at Nationals
• Style of Play: Smart, Accurate

Makayla Ennis
• Won Silver with Cadette National team at 2017 FIBA Americas
• OSBA 2nd Team All-Star with TRC Academy
• Won Bronze and 1st team All-Star at 2016 U15 Nationals
• Style of Play: Silky Smooth

Christina Morra
• OSBA 2nd Team All-Star with King’s Christian
• Won gold and 2nd team All-Star at 2016 U17 Nationals
• Won gold and 2nd team All-Star at 2015 U15 Nationals
• Style of Play: Physicality, Finisher

Julia Chadwick
• Hometown: Ottawa
• Participates in the OSBA with Durham Elite
• Favourite shoes: KD’s
• Style of Play: Versatile, Rebounder

Kylee O'Hara

• First Jersey: Chris Paul
• OSBA All-Academic with Durham Elite
• Won Gold and 1st team All-Star at 2015 U15 Nationals
• Style of Play: Versatile, Length

Mide Oriyomi
• Favourite Team O Alum: Kia Nurse
• Favourite shoes: Jordan 11 Space Jams
• Participates in the OSBA with King’s Christian
• Style of Play: Fast, Versatile

Keahna Riley
• Hometown: Walpole Island
• Height: 6’7”
• First Jersey: Steph Curry
• Style of Play: Paint Presence

Kallie Hall
• Won Silver with Cadette National team at 2017 FIBA Americas
• Won 2017 OSBA Championship with Lincoln Prep
• Won Bronze with U15 team in 2016
• Style of Play: Diverse, Aggressive

Laura Donovan
• Inspiration: parents and all three siblings played
• Favourite Team O Alum: sister Sarah Donovan
• Joining Southwest Academy in London next OSBA season
• Style of Play: Energetic, Smooth

Xianna Josephs
• Favourite Team O Alum: Hailey Brown
• Favourite shoe: Jordan 11s
• Participates in the OSBA with TRC Academy
• Style of Play: Strong, Explosive

Taylor Featherstone
• First Jersey: Steph Curry
• Favourite Shoes: Nike Prestos/ Kobes
• Participates in the OSBA with Louis-Riel in Ottawa
• Style of Play: Shooting, Vocal
 

TEAM ONTARIO U15 GIRLS ROSTER 2017

Ontario's U15 provincial team, coached by Fabienne Blizzard, will compete at the Canada Basketball National Championships hosted by Regina, Saskatchewan for the second straight year.

In 2016's competition the Ontario Girls earned a third-place finish bringing home Bronze and is looking to bounce back this summer.

Watch Team Ontario U15 Girls play on the FREE Live Stream -->

Aaliyah Edwards
• Favourite Team O Alum: Kia Nurse
• Fav shoes/ jersey: Kobe Kobe Kobe!
• Style of play: Determined, Calm
• Goals for the summer: Develop physically and mentally

Merissah Russell
• Hometown: Ottawa
• Inspiration: Watching LeBron play
• Favourite court: My driveway
• Style of play: Aggressive, Competitive

Rebecca Marzan Demeke
• Inspiration: Older brother Theo
• Favourite Court: Abilities Centre
• Favourite shoes: Air Force 1s
• Style of play: Competitive, Creative

Isabella Gaudet
• Favourite Team O Alums: Alyssa Jerome, Cory Joseph
• Favourite court: Carleton
• First NBA jersey: Kyle Lowry
• Style of play: Technical, Fast

Lauren Foullong
• Inspiration: My dad used to play
• Favourite Team O Alum: Cory Joseph
• Summer goals: Increase defensive intensity
• Style of play: Collective, Calm

Callie Wright
• Favourite Team O Alum: Kia Nurse
• Favourite Court: Abilities Centre
• Favourite shoes: Jordan UNC 11s
• Style of play: Aggressive, Competetive


Cianté Downs

• Hometown: Maple
• First started: 4 years old. My whole family played
• Summer goals: improve shot and handles
• Style of play: Defence first

Izabella Zingaro
• Height: 6’3”
• First jersey: Amir Johnson
• Favourite court: Humberview SS
• Style of play: Competitive, Aggressive

Jada Grannum
• Inspiration: My dad and brothers all play
• Favourite Team O Alum: Kia Nurse
• Favourite court: Ryerson’s gym
• Style of play: Post Game

Cassie Joli-Coeur
• Hometown: Johnstown
• Favourite court: Queen’s Arc in Kingston
• Favourite shoes: Kyrie’s
• Style of play: Strategy, Speed

Maryama Turkstra
• Favourite Team O Alum: Natalie Achonwa
• Favourite court: Humber
• Favourite shoes: Air Huaraches
• Style of play: Aggressive, Defence

Kayla Drummond
• Inspiration: Dad is Dwight Drummond
• Photoshy?: No, first to step up on Media Day
• Height: 5’11”
• Style of play: Control, Defence

 

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