Two Lynx players set to attend 2022 Canada Basketball Women’s National Team training camp

August 24, 2022 – Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) – Minnesota Lynx Press Release

MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL – Canada Basketball today announced that Minnesota Lynx forwards Natalie Achonwa and Bridget Carleton are among 15 players scheduled to attend Canada Basketball 2022 Women’s National Team training camp from August 24 to September 8. in the city of Edmonton. On February 12, Achonwa (21 points) and Carleton (28 points) combined for 49 points in a dominating performance against Bosnia & Herzegovina in Osaka, Japan to earn a berth at the FIBA ​​Basketball World Cup.

Achonwa, 6-foot-3, has been with Team Canada since 2009 when she became the youngest player selected to the Canadian senior national team at age 16, who finished fourth. Before that, she helped Canada win a silver medal on her international debut at the FIBA ​​U-18 Americas Championship 2008, the youngest player at just 15 years old. Achonwa has also represented Team Canada at three Olympic Games (Tokyo 2020, Rio 2016 and London 2012) and at one Pan American Games (Toronto 2015).

Carleton, 6-1, helped Team Canada to a silver medal in her first appearance with the team at FIBA ​​Americas U16 2013 where she captained the team and led the team in minutes played per game (25.6). In 2014, Carleton was once again named captain of the FIBA ​​U17 World Championship team, leading Canada in both points (14.4) and minutes played (33.0) through quarters. of final. The Ontario native represented Team Canada at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

Other players scheduled to attend camp this fall are Kayla Alexander, Laeticia Amihere, Shay Colley, Quinn Dornstauder, Aaliyah Edwards, Nirra Fields, Mael Gilles, Taya Hanson, Sami Hill, Aislinn Konig, Phillipina Kyei, Kia Nurse and Cassandre Proser. The coaching staff includes head coach Victor Lapeña with assistant coaches Noelle Quinn (Seattle Storm head coach), Steve Baur and Carley Clarke.

The FIBA ​​Basketball World Cup 2022, featuring 12 of the best national teams in the world, is scheduled for September 22-October 22. 1 in Sydney. Canada’s Senior Women’s National Team remains fourth in the FIBA ​​Women’s World Ranking, presented by Nike, after the rankings were updated following the conclusion of the Women’s World Cup qualifying tournaments in FIBA. In Group B, Canada will begin play September 21 against Serbia.

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