Carleton Cracks Canada’s National Development Roster

Bridget Carleton

Bridget Carleton drives against a Chinese player while representing Canada – Photo by

Chatham’s Bridget Carleton was one of thirteen players named to Canada’s 2016 Women’s National Development Team this week.

Canada Basketball’s high performance program held a training camp this month, which finishes today in Toronto, with the team heading to Europe next week.

“We had a great training camp and continue to build on our Canadian style of play,” said Canada’s head coach, Fabian McKenzie in a Canada Basketball news release. “We’re looking forward to competing against top international competition and gaining more international game experience for athletes in our 2017-2020 senior pool.”

Canada’s National Development team will now head to Prague, Czech Republic for a 5-game exhibition tournament from June 20-25, where they will play the Czech Republic, Japan, and Slovakia.

Carleton, who starred for the NCAA’s Iowa State Cyclones this season, was Big 12 Freshman of the Week five times averaging 12.0 points, 6.7 rebounds, and 1.7 assists en route to being named an All-Big 12 Freshman Team selection.

Carleton is also in line to challenge for a spot with Canada’s National team at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games this summer, as she’ll participate with Canada’s National Team during a variety of European exhibition events this summer leading up to the games. She is the youngest member of Canada’s roster.

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