Congratulations to Crestwood’s Aaliyah Edwards (’20) who as a 16-year-old has been named to the Senior Women’s National team and will join the team later this month for a five-game European exhibition tour. Canada will be playing in Belgium (June 14-16) and Great Britain (June 18-19).
Edwards is the youngest of 12 players member of Team Canada, which includes players who compete in the WNBA, NCAA and for European club teams.
According to Basketball Canada, the exhibition games will help Canada prepare for a summer schedule that will see the team participate in the FIBA Women’s AmeriCup 2019 and the 2019 Pan-Am Games in Lima, Peru, as well as the FIBA Women’s Pre-Qualifying Tournaments in the Americas region this fall.
Edwards could also play this summer for the U19 women’s team at the FIBA U19 Women’s World Cup 2019 in Bangkok, Thailand, July 20-28.
In November, Canada will play in one of two FIBA Women’s Pre-Qualifying Tournaments in the Americas region to qualify for one of the four global FIBA Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournaments 2020, taking place in February 2020. Canada will qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games with a top-three finish in its group in the FIBA Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournaments 2020.
Team Canada is currently ranked fifth in the world.
Congratulations Aaliyah, we cannot wait to follow your year ahead and to cheer you on along the way!!!