Canada Basketball has announced the 12 athletes invited to the U19 Women's National Age-Group Assessment Camp at Athlete Institute in Orangeville, Ontario from March 26-28.
Roxane Makolo of the RSEQ’s Dawson Blues is among the players selected. The two-time CCAA All-Canadian led the Blues to a bronze medal at the CCAA Women’s Basketball National Championship last week in Sainte-Foy, QC.
Head Coach Claire Meadows (University of Saskatchewan) will be joined by assistants Ryan Thorne (McGill University) and Erin McAleenan (York University).
“I’m looking forward to another successful training camp as we prepare for the FIBA U19 Women's Basketball World Cup 2019 this summer,” said head coach Claire Meadows. “It is always an honour to work with and prepare our top athletes for the international stage.”
The objective of the camp is to provide a national training environment with international focus to top identified athletes born in 2000 and later. Players will continue to be evaluated by national team coaches and technical staff for the purposes of identifying those who will be invited to the represent Canada this summer.
Athletes born 2000 or later will be assessed for their participation on the U19 team, competing at the FIBA U19 Women's Basketball World Cup 2019 in Bangkok, Thailand (July 20-28). Last summer, the team earned a silver medal at the FIBA U18 Women's Americas Championship 2018 in Mexico City, Mexico.
Canada is currently ranked 4th worldwide in the FIBA World Ranking.
All athletes attending the camp will also be participating in the first-ever BioSteel All Canadian Girls Basketball Game on Sunday, March 31 at the Goldring Centre for High Performance Sport.
-With files from Canada Basketball