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Canada announce 16-player preliminary pool for FIBA Women's AmeriCup

TORONTO (Canada) - Canada Basketball announced the 16-players that were invited to attend training camp for the FIBA Women's AmeriCup 2019.

Canada's 16-player preliminary list
Natalie Achonwa Kayla Alexander Laeticia Amihere Miranda Ayim
Bridget Carleton Shay Colley Quinn Dornstauder Aaliyah Edwards
Kim Gaucher Ruth Hamblin Sami Hill Miah-Marie Langlois
Kia Nurse Shaina Pellington Nayo Raincock-Ekunwe Jamie Scott

“The FIBA Women's AmeriCup is the official start of our Tokyo Olympic qualification process, so I know we’re all excited to get back together and continue this journey,” said coach Lisa Thomaidis, Head Coach in the Canada Basketball Press Release. “Our experiences earlier this summer have enabled us to fine-tune our processes so that we can hit the ground running. As always, representing Canada is such a huge honor for all of us and we’re excited to get going.”

The FIBA Women’s AmeriCup 2019 will be played September 22-29 at the historic Coliseo Roberto Clemente in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Canada was drawn to Group A for the continental competition along with the Dominican Republic, Cuba, Mexico, and hosts Puerto Rico. The Canadians will begin the continental championship against Mexico.

The FIBA Women’s AmeriCup 2019 will begin with a Group Phase, where teams play round-robin format for four days. The top two teams from each group advance to the Semi-Finals of the FIBA Women’s AmeriCup 2019 on September 28. The winners of the Semi-Finals will go-on to play for the continental title on September 29.

The FIBA Women’s AmeriCup 2019 will qualify the top 8 teams to the FIBA Women’s Olympic Pre-Qualifying Tournaments in November.