LANGLEY, BC (December 9, 2016) – December 8th, 2016 Canada Basketball announced its 71 athletes from across the country whom will be invited to participate in the Women's National Age-Group Assessment Camps at Humber College (Toronto, ON) and Saville Community Sports Centre (Edmonton, AB) from December 15th – 19th. Further training will be provided for those identified and invited to the next stage of the 2017 age-group programs.

With an international focus, Canada Basketball will provide a national training environment which will include national team coaches, sports scientists, and technical staff to aid top identified female athletes born in 1998 or later. Athletes born in 1998 or later will be assessed for their participation in the U19 team, competing at the 2017 U19 FIBA World Championships in Udine and Cividale del Friuli, Italy from July 22nd-30th. For athletes born 2001 or later, assessment will be for participation in the U16 team competing this summer at the 2017 U16 FIBA Americas Championships.

British Columbia will be represented by 9 athletes participating in the West Camp (Edmonton, AB) – the most of the western provinces.

“This is a great accomplishment for these athletes. All of these players are members of our High Performance POD training program. Their selection to the camp further demonstrates the close link between Canada Basketball and Basketball B.C.’s High Performance programming. Basketball BC is proud to support these Provincial Pod athletes and look forward to continuing to help them in their training and development.”

For a full list of athletes, coaches, and staff invited to the assessment camp click here.

2016 December Age Group Assessment Camp Invitees—West Camp:

Georgia Alexander (2000) – Victoria, BC - Oak Bay HS

Sophie de Goede (1999) – Victoria, BC – Oak Bay HS

Kennedy Dickie (2001) – Kelowna, BC – Kelowna SS

Louise Forsyth (1999) – Langley, BC – Brookswood SS

Tanis Metcalfe (2000) – North Vancouver, BC – Carson Graham HS

Olivia Morgan-Cherchas (2001) – Kamloops, BC – South Kamloops SS

Tavia Rowell (2001) – Abbotsford, BC – Walnut Grove SS

Sage Stobbart (1999) – North Vancouver, BC – Seycove HS

Deanna Tuchscherer (2001) – Chilliwack, BC – GW Graham SS

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