12 Ontario Athletes Invited to Senior Women’s National Team Training Camp Ahead of 2019 FIBA Women’s AmeriCup
Canada Basketball has invited 16 athletes to attend the Senior Women’s National Team Training Camp ahead of the FIBA Women’s AmeriCup 2019 in Puerto Rico. Among those 16 athletes are 12 players from Ontario, including seven Team Ontario alumni and three OSBA alumni.
The full Ontario roster can be found below:
|Natalie Achonwa*||Forward||6'3"||Guelph, ON||Indiana Fever (WNBA)|
|Kayla Alexander*||Forward||6'4"||Milton, ON||Chicago Sky (WNBA) / Cukurova Mersin (Turkey)|
|Laeticia Amihere*º||Forward||6'4"||Mississauga, ON||South Carolina (NCAA)|
|Miranda Ayim||Forward||6'3"||London, ON||Basket Landes (France)|
|Bridget Carleton*||Guard||6'1"||Chatham, ON||Minnesota Lynx (WNBA) / Townsville Fire (Australia)|
|Shay Colley*||Guard||5'9"||Brampton, ON||Michigan State (NCAA)|
|Aaliyah Edwards*º||Forward||6'3"||Kingston, ON||Crestwood Prep (OSBA)|
|Sami Hill||Guard||5'10"||Toronto, ON||Donau-Ries (Germany)|
|Miah-Marie Langlois||Guard||5'8"||Windsor, ON||Dynamo Novosibirsk (Russia)|
|Kia Nurse*||Guard||6'0"||Hamilton, ON||New York Liberty (WNBA) / Canberra Capitals (Australia)|
|Shaina Pellington*º||Guard||5'8"||Pickering, ON||Arizona (NCAA)|
|Nayo Raincock-Ekunwe||Forward||6'2"||Toronto, ON||New York Liberty (WNBA) / Nadezhda Orenburg (Russia)|
º = OSBA Alumni
The FIBA Women’s AmeriCup is the first stage in qualification for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The tournament will be held in Puerto Rico from September 22 to 29.
Team Canada will play the round robin stage in Group A with the Dominican Republic, Cuba, Mexico and tournament hosts Puerto Rico. Beyond the group stage, the top two teams from each group will advance to the semifinals, and that winner to the finals of the tournament against the eventual winner of Group B.
Training camp is on now through September 18 at the University of Alberta’s training facility in Edmonton. Team Canada will then head to Puerto Rico for their first group stage match versus Mexico on September 22. All games will be stream live on DAZN in Canada.
Congratulations to all athletes invited to training camp, and good luck to Team Canada as they prepare to finish at the top in Puerto Rico.
View the full Canada Basketball release here.