Pickering, Ajax players invited to national U18 basketball camp

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Published May 31, 2022 at 12:14 pm

Canadian players celebrate after a semi-final win at the FIBA Americas in 2018

Two basketballers from Pickering and Ajax have been invited to attend training camp for Canada’s under-18 women’s national team.

A group of 14 players, including guard Mary-Anna Asare of Pickering and forward Cheyenne Rowe of Ajax, have been selected to attend training in preparation for the FIBA U18 Women’s Americas Championship 2022 in Argentina.

The camp will run from May 30 to June 8 at Humber College in Toronto.

The championship is being held June 13-19 at Obras Sanitarias Stadium in Buenos Aires, where Canada will be competing in Group A along with Mexico, Brazil and the hosts Argentina.

The top four teams from the tournament will qualify for the FIBA U19 Women’s Basketball World Cup 2023 in Madrid, Spain.

Other players invited to camp from the Greater Golden Horseshoe include Mississauga’s Lemyah Hylton and Brampton’s Shantavia Dawkins; Jasmine Bascoe of Milton; Emma Koabel from Port Colborne, Markham’s Skylar Forbes and Alieghya Batholomew, Alisha Murray and T’vana Todd of Toronto.

The Canadian squad is being coached by Steve Bauer alongside assistants Tamara Tatham, Marlo Davis and apprentice coach/team manager Isabel Ormond.

Canada is ranked No. 8 in the women’s age-group world rankings.

The following is the full list of all 14 athletes who were invited to training camp:

With files from the Canadian Press

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