For the third straight year, Chatham’s Bridget Carleton will suit up for Team Ontario at the Canada Games. Carleton was selected to play for the U17 Team Ontario Basketball team, which will compete this August in Sherbrooke, Quebec.
Carleton has played for Team Ontario’s U15 team the past two seasons, winning a National Championship.
In prepreation for this year’s tournament she will participate in 8 training Camps and two exhibition tournaments being held in Chicago (Nike Tournament of Champions) and Washington DC. (Junior National Championships).
Carleton, 15, is currently a grade 10 student at John McGregor Secondary School where she plays for the Senior Basketball team, is also playing for the St. Clair JUEL team this season. She has also been invited to tryout for the Canadian U16 team (Cadette Team). This team will compete in the FIBA Americas tournament in June.
Carleton, playing with the local Chatham-Kent Wildcats the last two seasons, also helped her team to two Provincial championships.
Last year, Carleton received the 2012 U15 Hazel Milner Award for outstanding contribution to the sport of basketball in her community at the Basketball Ontario Awards Gala.