Fabian McKenzie, Women's Basketball

Fabian McKenzie, Women's Basketball



Name:  Fabian McKenzie
University: Cape Breton University 
Sport: Women’s Basketball
Position: Head Coach
Hometown: Glace Bay, NS
Year: Entering 19th

CBU Head Coach Fabian McKenzie is once agian part of Canada Women's Basketball National Program. He will be taking part in evaluation camps in Canada before travelling with the team to Europe. McKenzie has been named the Development Women's National Team Head Coach. 




Lisa Thomaidis Head Coach Dundas, ON
Shawnee Harle Assistant Coach Calgary, AB
Steve Baur Assistant Coach Wolfville, NS
Fabian McKenzie Assistant Coach (DWNT HC) Glace Bay, NS
Carly Clarke Assistant Coach (JWNT HC) Halifax, NS
Jacqueline Lavallee Guest Coach Saskatoon, SK


TORONTO, ON (May 11, 2017) – Today, Canada Basketball announced the 33 athletes invited to participate in the Women's National Team Program Assessment camp from May 12-22 at the Saville Community Sports Centre in Edmonton, AB.

"After our second-consecutive trip to the Olympics, we're excited to start preparing for a new qualifying cycle," said Denise Dignard, Director, Women's High Performance. "This phase is focused on bringing our pool of athletes together and assessing our path forward to Tokyo 2020. Our athletes, coaches and staff have all had great seasons with their respective clubs and schools and we're looking forward to coming together."

Media are invited to post-practice scrums on the following dates. Please RSVP to bwilliams@basketball.ca. Practices will take place at the Saville Centre (11610 65 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB).

Saturday, May 13 
4:30 p.m. Gym Opens
5:00 p.m. Availability

Monday, May 15 
4:30 p.m. Gym Opens
5:00 p.m. Availability

Thursday, May 18 
4:30 p.m. Gym Opens
5:00 p.m. Availability

Saturday, May 20
12:15 p.m. Gym Opens
12:45 p.m. Availability

Monday, May 22
4:30 p.m. Gym Opens
5:00 p.m. Availability

All times in MDT. Dates & times subject to change. 

Following training, a squad will be named to travel to Spain and France for a five-game exhibition tour. Canada, currently ranked 6th in the world, will face-off against 2nd-ranked Spain, 13th-ranked Japan, 27th-ranked Montenegro, 3rd-ranked France, and 41st-ranked Ukraine.

The full list of invitees, staff and schedule for Phase 1 follows:


Natalie Achonwa*     PF 6'3" Guelph, ON Indiana Fever (WNBA)
Kayla Alexander*       F/C 6'4" Barrie, ON San Antonio Stars (WNBA)
Laeticia Amihere        F          6'3" Mississauga, ON King's Christian Collegiate (OSBA)
Miranda Ayim                        PF 6'3" London, ON Basket Landes (France)
Adut Bulgak                C 6'4" Edmonton, AB San Antonio Stars (WNBA)
Bridget Carleton        G 6'1" Chatham, ON Iowa State (NCAA)
Shay Colley                G 5'7" Brampton, ON Michigan State (NCAA)
Paige Crozon  F 6'1" Humboldt, SK Utah (NCAA)
Mauranne Corbin      F 6'3" St. Bruno, QC Montmorency (CECEP)
Laura Dally                  G 5'9" Sarnia, ON BG 89 Avides (Germany)
Quinn Dornstauder     C 6'4" Regina, SK Los Angeles Sparks (WNBA)
Nirra Fields G 5'6" Montreal, QC Atlanta Dream (WNBA)
Mael Gilles                 G/F 6'1" Montreal, QC Montmorency (CECEP)
Saicha Grant-Allen* C         6'5" Hamilton, ON Los Angeles Sparks (WNBA)
Ruth Hamblin  C 6'6" Houston, BC Perth (Australia)
Sami Hill                       G 5'10" Toronto, ON Virginia Tech (NCAA)
Alyssa Jerome            F 6'1" Toronto, ON Harbord CI (HS)
Jaelyne Kirkpatrick G 5'7" Oakville, ON Illinois (NCAA)
Alex Kiss-Rusk# C 6'4" Beaconsfield, QC McGill (U Sport)
Aislinn Konig    G 5'9" Langley, BC NC State (NCAA)
Miah-Marie Langlois  PG       5'8" Windsor, ON Enisey Krasnoyarski Kraj (Russia)
Kia Nurse         PG 6'0" Hamilton, ON UConn (NCAA)
Shaina Pellington        G 5'7" Pickering, ON Durham Elite (OSBA)
Katherine Plouffe        SF 6'3" Edmonton, AB Phoenix Mercury (WNBA)
Michelle Plouffe         SF 6'3" Edmonton, AB Mondeville (France)
Emily Potter    C 6'4" Winnipeg, MB Utah (NCAA)
Daneesha Provo F 6'0" Dartmouth, NS Utah (NCAA)
Nayo Raincock-Ekunwe* F 6'2" Vernon, BC New York Liberty (WNBA)
Kellie Ring# G 5'9" Ottawa, ON Ryerson (U Sport)
Erika Steeves# F 6'2" Montreal, QC Brown (NCAA)
Rashida Timbilla# F 6'1" Ottawa, ON Lombos Quinta (Portugal)
Jamie Weisner*          G 5'9" Clarkston, WA Los Angeles Sparks (WNBA)
Dakota Whyte            G 5'9" Ajax, ON Proteas (Greece)

*Athletes currently in WNBA season as of May 10, 2017
#Athletes invited from Women's Open ID Camp on May 10, 2017