Team Canada preps for U19 World Championship at Durham College

Canada Basketball’s junior women’s national team recently held their tryouts and training camp at Durham College to prepare for the FIBA U19 World Championships being held in Panevezys, Lithuania. Players from across the country joined head coach Rich Chambers for the two-week training camp from June 28 to Sunday, July 7 at the Campus and Recreation Wellness Centre located at the Oshawa campus.

The team will travel overseas following the conclusion of camp for exhibition games in France and Spain before arriving at the World Championships in Lithuania on Tuesday, July 16. The 11-day tournament begins on Thursday, July 18 with Team Canada being drawn in Group C alongside Senegal, France and the Netherlands.

Canada is currently ranked ninth in the FIBA World Rankings and has previously finished third in the 2012 U17 Women’s Championship in Netherlands, defeating Japan 84-77 in the bronze medal game and fifth in the 2011 U19 World Championship in Chile, defeating France 70-52 in the consolation round.

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