Canada’s top young basketball talent set for national age assessment camp in Toronto

Canada Basketball has announced a national age group assessment camp that will be held at the University of Toronto, Mississauga, for a group of athletes identified through the national identification process and who are eligible for the Cadette Women’s National Team (CWNT) and the Junior Women’s National Team (JWNT) programs. Arriving from coast to coast, 36 of the top age-eligible talent will be taking part in a national level training environment which includes on and off-court sessions and be assessed by national coaches. Both teams will be competing in FIBA sanctioned championship tournament this summer.
This assessment camp, combined with previously identified age-eligible athletes, will assist in determining the pool of athletes that will be chosen for the CWNT and JWNT programs.
 
The JWNT will compete this summer at the FIBA U19 World Championship for Women in Chile on July 21 – 31. The tournament will feature the best age-eligible players from 16 of the best nations across the world. Canada is assigned to Group A along with China, Egypt, and Italy.
Attending from the list of age-eligible athletes for the JWNT is Nirra Fields (Lachine, QC). Last summer, playing for the CWNT at the 2010 FIBA U17 World Championship for Women in France, Fields led the tournament in scoring with 22.4 points per game. This marked the first time a Canadian female has ever led a FIBA World Championship event in scoring. According to ESPNU, Fields is ranked the 7th best guard and 16th best overall prospect in the class of 2012, while attending Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Virginia).
Last summer, the JWNT qualified for the FIBA U19 World Championship by defeating Chile to claim bronze at the 2010 FIBA Americas U18 Championship in Colorado Springs, Colorado. A pair from Ottawa, Kellie Ring and Rashida Timbilla, are the two lone players from the bronze medal winning team that will be in attendance at this weekend’s age-assessment camp. Earlier this year, Ring chose to attend the University of Ottawa next fall; while Timbilla committed to the University of Massachusetts.
The group of 36 also includes seven members from last summer’s CWNT that competed at the 2010 FIBA U17 World Championship for Women in France, where they placed 11th. This summer, they will all be eligible to be selected to Canada’s Junior team. This strong contingent of up and coming talent include Northwestern University bound, Karly Roser (Hamilton, ON) and Dakota White (Ajax, ON), who represented Canada at the FIBA 33 competition at the first ever Youth Olympic Games last summer in Singapore.
The Canadian women have qualified for the FIBA U19 World Championships on four previous occasions, the most recent being a fourth place finish in the 2009 event. Canada finished in ninth place in the 2005 and 2007.
The 2011 CWNT will be competing this summer at FIBA Americas U16 Championship for Women in Mexico from June 13 – 18. The Cadette eligible invitees mostly consists of provincial all-stars including members from the British Columbia provincial team that won gold at the 17U National Championship and members of the Ontario provincial team that won the 15U National Championship last summer in Toronto. In total, there are 18 players invited to both camps, who participated at National Championships last summer.
The Cadette group is led by Emma Wolfram (Kamloops, BC), who was a First Team All-Star at 17U National Championships and the 15U National Championship tournament Most Valuable Player, Kia Nurse (Hamilton, ON). Other notable invitees include 15U National Championship First Team All-Stars Kolbie Orum (Maple Ridge, BC), Audrey-Ann Caron-Goudreau (Gatineau, QC) and Second Team All-Stars Aimee Wilson (Chestermere, AB), Anmol Mattu (Richmond, BC), and Hannah Jardine (St. John’s NL).
Both camps will run in conjunction with one another from April 22 – 24 at the Mississauga Campus of the University of Toronto.
Please find below the list of athletes and staff that will be present at the camp.
 
JUNIOR ELIGIBLE INVITEES
Name
Position
Height
Hometown
School / Club (2010/11)
Nirra Fields
PG
5’10”
Lachine, QC
Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Virginia)
Rashida Timbilla
G
6’1”
Ottawa, ON
John McCrae  Secondary School
Karly Roser
PG
5’10”
Hamilton, ON
St. Mary’s Catholic Secondary School
Kellie Ring
PG
5’9”
Ottawa, ON
Louis Riel Secondary School
Shalie Dheensaw
F
6’3”
Victoria, BC
Claremont High School
Alex Kiss-Rusk
P
6’3”
Beaconsfield, QC
Andover Phillips Academy
Dakota Whyte
PG
5’7”
Ajax, ON
Notre Dame Catholic Secondary School
Sami Hill
PG
5’9”
Toronto, ON
Eastern Commerce High School
Isidora Purkovic
P
5’11”
Calgary, AB
Western Canada High School
Alisha Roberts
PG
5’7"
Burnaby, BC
York House
Taijah Campbell
F
6’2”
Ajax, ON
Pickering High School
Sophie Beaudry
P
6’3”
Chambly, QC
Collège Notre-Dame de Lourdes
Becky Nash
P
6’4”
Ajax, ON
Pickering High School
Kristjana Young
W
6’0”
North Vancouver, BC
University of British Columbia
Adut Bulgak
P
6’4”
Edmonton, AB
Archbishop O’Leary Catholic High School
Catherine Traer
G
6’1”
Chelsea, QC
Louis Riel Secondary School
 
CADETTE ELIGIBLE INVITEES
Name
Position
Height
Hometown
School / Club (2010/11)
Kia Nurse
PG
5’11"
Hamilton,ON
St. Thomas More H.S.
Khaleann Caron-Goudreau
WING
6’1"
Gatineau, QC
Nicolas Gatineau
Audrey-Ann Caron-Goudreau
WING
6’1"
Gatineau, QC
Nicolas Gatineau
Aimee Wilson
FORWARD
6’2"
Chestermere, AB
Chestermere High School
Emma Wolfram
POST
6’4"
Kamloops, BC
South Kamloops
Katie Daley
PG
5’8"
Hanwell, NB
Fredericton High School
Jane McLaughlin
GUARD
5’9"
Souris, PEI
Souris Regional High School
Alison Keough
POST
6’0
Marion Bridge, NS
Riverview Rural High School
Hannah Jardine
WING
6’ 0”
St. John’s, NL
O’Donel High School
Charlotte Kot
FORWARD
6’0
Regina, SK
Leboldus High School
Emily Potter
POST
6’4"
Winnipeg, MB
Glenlawn Collegiate
Saicha Grant-Allen
FORWARD
6’4
Hamilton, ON
Glendale High School
Mikalah Mulrain
FORWARD
6’2
Brampton, ON
Central West High School
Cheyenne Roger
POST
6’2
Etobicoke, ON
Michael Power/St. Joseph’s
Anmol Mattu
PG
5’3"
Richmond, BC
Steveston-London
Maya Olynyk
GUARD
5’10
Kamloops, BC
South Kamloops
Kayla Gordon
GUARD
5’10"
Prince George, BC
Cedars Christian
Kolbie Orum
WING
6’2"
Maple Ridge, BC
Maple Ridge
Michelle Bos
GUARD
5’9
Surry, BC
Holy Cross High School
Eternati Willock
FORWARD
6’2”
Scarborough, ON
Cardinal Leger Catholic School

 2011 AGE GROUP ASSESSMENT CAMP STAFF

Name
Position
Hometown
Rich Chambers
2011 Junior National Head Coach
Port Moody, BC
Chantal Vallee
2011 Junior National Assistant Coach
Windsor, ON
Donna Branch
 2011 Junior National Assistant Coach
Lethbridge, AB
Mike Mackay
Manager, Coaching Education
Truro, NS
Mireille Beland
CP-QC Head Coach
Repentigny, QC
Carly Clarke
CP-PEI Head Coach
Charlottetown, PEI
Agnes Borg
TAS-ON Coach
Toronto, ON
Andre Desjardins
TAS-ON Coach
Orleans, ON
Jodi Gram
TAS-ON Coach
Markham, ON
Justin Howe
Therapist
Mississauga, ON
Michelle Bell
Therapist
Brampton, ON
 
TRAINING SCHEDULE
Training Day
Time
Location
Friday, April 22, 2011
9:00 am – 11:30 am
5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
UTM Sports Gym A, B*
Saturday, April 23, 2011
9:00 am – 11:30 am
5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
UTM Sports Gym A, B*
Sunday, April 24, 2011
9:00 am – 11:30 am
5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
UTM Sports Gym A, B*
Monday, April 25, 2011
8:30 am – 11:00 am
UTM Sports Gym A, B*

* Observation Guidelines for coaches and family:
  • Observing coaches, family and friends are asked to observe practices at UTM gyms A & B from outside the gym through the available windows and viewing areas outside the gym
  • There will be no contact with the athletes and coaches before, during or after practices.
 
Location: University of Toronto – Mississauga Campus
3359 Mississauga Rd N., Mississauga, ON L5L 1C6
GYM:  UTM Sports Gym A, B and C (All training sessions are located here)

Moving forward for CANADA BASKETBALL 2011 NATIONAL TEAMS AND COMPETITIONS:
 
TEAM
EVENT
LOCATION / DATE
Cadet Men
FIBA Americas U16 Championship for Men
Leon / Guanajuanto, Mexico (June 21 – 25)
Cadette  Women
FIBA Americas U16 Championship for Women
Merida / Yucatan, Mexico (June 13-18)
Junior Men
FIBA U19 World Championship for Men
Liepaja / Valmiera / Riga, Latvia (June 30 – July 10)
Junior Women
FIBA U19 World Championship for Women
Talcahuano / Puerto Monnt / Puerto Varas / Valdivia / Vina del Mar, Chile (July 20 – 30)
Men & Women Development Teams
FISU Summer Universiade (Men and Women)
Shenzhen, China (August 12 – 23)
Senior Men
FIBA Americas Championship for Men (Olympic Qualifying Tournament)
Mar del Plata, Argentina (August 30-September 11)
Senior Women
FIBA Americas Championship for Women (Olympic Qualifying Tournament)
Neiva, Colombia (September 24 – October 1)
Men’s & Women’s Senior Teams
Pan American Games
Guadalajara, Mexico (October 21 – 30)
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