Kingston’s Aaliyah Edwards has been selected to Canada Basketball’s U16 women’s national team that will compete in the FIBA Americas Championship in Buenos Aires, Argentina, beginning next week.
Edwards, a Grade 9 student at Frontenac Secondary School, led the Falcons to Kingston Area Secondary Schools Athletic Association junior girls championship over the winter. She was also a member of the Kingston Impact’s Team Edwards that finished fourth in the top division of the Ontario Cup U16 major midget girls tournament in late April.
Edwards made the 12-player roster as a forward. She was one of five Ontario players named to the team.
Jodi Gram returns for her second year as the U16 head coach. Canada is ranked fourth in the FIBA youth girls rankings.
"After a very competitive tryout, we have selected 12 athletes to represent Canada. We look forward to a competitive tournament as we continue to grow our next generation of Canadian athletes," Gram stated on the Canada Basketball website.
The team is currently at training camp until Saturday at the University of Toronto. The FIBA U16 Americas Championship takes place June 7-11.
The team will tip off the tournament against Venezuela on June 7.
— The Whig-Standard