Seven Ontario athletes named to FIBA U19 Women’s Basketball World Cup 2021 roster • Ontario Basketball Association

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Canada Basketball has announced the 12-person roster for the 2021 FIBA U19 Women’s Basketball World Cup 2021, set for August 7 to 15. Seven Ontario athletes will represent Canada in Hungary:

Roster

Name Hometown Current School
Isaline Alexander Keswick, ON Michigan State (NCAA)
Lauren Audino* Welland, ON Western Michigan (NCAA)
Shayeann Day-Wilson Toronto, ON Syracuse (NCAA)
Rebecca Demeke Toronto, ON Rhode Island (NCAA)
Lemyah Hylton Mississauga, ON Southwest Academy (OSBA)
Emma Koabel Port Colborne, ON Niagara Prep (OSBA)
Izabella Zingaro Bolton, ON Iowa State (NCAA)

*Alternate

 

All seven athletes have competed or are currently competing in the Ontario Scholastic Basketball Association women’s league. Alexander, Audino, Hylton and Zingaro competed for Team Ontario at the last Canada Basketball National Championships held in 2019.

The U19 women’s squad will be coached by Fabian McKenzie, with Tamara Tatham and Marlo Davis joining as assistant coaches.

The team participated in training camp in Geneva, Ohio between July 22 and August 2. They’ll now travel to Hungary to compete in the FIBA U19 Women’s Basketball World Cup 2021.

In Hungary, Canada will compete in Group D with Mali, Japan and Czech Republic. Canada is currently fourth in the FIBA World Ranking presented by Nike, behind only the USA, Spain, and France. Their first game of the tournament is set for Saturday, August 7 versus Japan:

Schedule

Date Time Matchup
Saturday, August 7 8:00AM EST Canada v. Japan
Sunday, August 8 8:30AM EST Czech Republic v. Canada
Tuesday, August 10 8:30AM EST Mali v. Canada

Good luck to all Ontario athletes representing Canada on the global stage.

Links:

Canada’s U19 Women’s National Team announced ahead of the FIBA U19 Women’s Basketball World Cup 2021 (Canada Basketball)

FIBA U19 Women’s Basketball World Cup 2021 (FIBA)





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