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2012 Canadian Junior National Team Rosters Set



Canada Basketball has announced their Junior Women National Team that will be competing for a FIBA Americas U18 crown, from August 15-19, 2012.

This year’s team, which features players born on or after January 1, 1994, will feature five players that already have previous experience representing Canada on the international stage including: Paige Crozon, Taijah Campbell, Cheyanne Roger, Kaylee Halvorson and Isidora Purkovic.

This year’s competition takes place in Gurabo, Puerto Rico, where Canada will find themselves in Group B, pitted directly against Brazil, Puerto Rico and Mexico. The next stage after this tournament, is the World Championships. In order for Canada to qualify for those Championships, a minimum of a Semi-Final birth at FIBA Americas will be necessary.

The following is the roster and alternate representing Team Canada:

Name,  Position, Height, Class (Commitment)
Renee Byrne, Guard, 5’10”, Class of 2012 (University of Alberta commit)
Taijah Campbell, Forward, 6’3″, Class of 2012 (Virginia Tech commit)
Samantha Cooper, Guard/Forward, 6’1″, Class of 2013
Paige Crozon, Guard, 6’0″, Class of 2012 (University of Utah commit)
Kaylee Halvorson, Guard, 5’11”, Class of 2012 (University of Regina commit)
Ruth Hamblin, Centre, 6’5″, Class of 2012 (University of Oregon commit)
Samantha Hill, Guard, 5’10”, Class of 2013
Michelle Hudyn, Forward, 6’2″, Class of 2012 (University of Missouri commit)
Kaili Lukan, Guard, 5’10”, Class of 2012 (University of Green Bay-Wisconsin commit)
Sarah-Jane Marois, Guard, 5’6″, Class of 2014
Isidora Purkovic, Guard, 5″11″, Class of 2012 (University of Arizona)
Cheyanne Roger, Forward, 6’1″, Class of 2013

Abigail Fogg, Centre, 6’3″, Class of 2012 (American University)