NWT’s U15 Championship Basketball Teams Announced

Team NWT’s girls and boys basketball teams for the U15 National Championships have been revealed.

The bulk of the players from each team are Yellowknifers, but Inuvik, Deline, Fort Good Hope and Tulita are also represented.

NWT Basketball Technical Director Cole Marshall, who is also coaching the girls team, says he knows they will be underdogs at the championship but hopes the teams can continue to progress at every chance.

You have to continue to go in order to keep progress. I actually was talking to somebody from Canada Basketball today and they said even a little bit of progress is still progress. So that’s kind of what we want to see from the girls and the guys as well. We just hope we can continue to grow and build as a territory and try to compete just a little bit more every year that we attend.

The teams are listed here:

Boys:
Kevin Santos (Yellowknife
Jordan Balsillie (Yellowknife)
Krish Sharma (Inuvik)
Donovan Arey (Inuvik)
Blake Cook (Fort Good Hope)
Gabriel Fillion (Yellowknife)
Jack Nevitt (Yellowknife)
Joelin Murphy (Yellowknife)
Leslie Karembera (Yellowknife)
Caleb Baton (Deline)
Chase Clarke (Yellowknife)
Charles Valerio (Yellowknife)

Alternates:
Braydon Taureau (Fort Good Hope)
Brendan Mcallister (Yellowknife)
Dwayne Raddi (Inuvik)
Clay McNeely (Fort Good Hope)

Girls:
Mali Straker (Yellowknife)
Mia MacInnis (Yellowknife)
Lillian Casaway (Yellowknife)
Taya Straker (Yellowknife)
Naomi Yukon (Deline)
Drew Wolfe (Yellowknife)
Tori Bayha (Tulita)
Lili Newberry (Yellowknife)
Alison Anstey (Yellowknife)
Kaitlynn Kenny (Yellowknife)
Jordan Muchenje (Yellowknife)

Alternates:
Katherine Grandjambe (Fort Good Hope)
Abbey Newberry (Yellowknife)

The tournament runs from August 6-11 in Kamloops for the boys and Fredericton for the girls.

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