All three Canadian players on the University of Utah's women's basketball team were named to Canada's National Development team today. Those players are senior Paige Crozon, Junior Emily Potter, and sophomore Daneesha Provo. The women were among 17 athletes invited to participate in the Development team's training camp and all made the final 12 woman roster.
When ALL THREE of your Canadians make the National Development Team ⚫️⚪️ congrats Emily, Paige & Daneesha! https://t.co/JFKak844CE— Utah Women's Hoops (@UTAHWBB) June 15, 2016
The players will finish up a nine day training camp with the Canadian national team on Thursday in Toronto. Then it is off to Europe next week, where the team will play in a five game tournament in Prague against the Czech Republic, Japan and Slovakia.
Crozon, the most veteran player of the three, is one of Utah's most all around players, averaging 13.1 ppg and 8.2 rpg with 11 double-doubles last season. Potter, a 6-6 junior, has four appearances with the Canadian National Team. She is already fourth on Utah's all time list with 126 career blocked shots. She has 21 career double-doubles and scored 20 or more points in eight games last season. Provo will be a sophomore after transferring from Clemson after the 2014-15 season. a 6-0 wing, she averaged 5.3 ppg and 2.1 rpg in 15.1 mpg with the Tigers.
The Canadian team is coming off it's best performance ever, winning the silver medal at the FISU World University Games in 2015. The addition of these three talented Utes should provide a boost as the team looks to improve upon last year's performance. For the Utah program, having all three play together through the summer in international play will undoubtedly help continue to build chemistry between the group and provide the Utes with invaluable experience that could give them an advantage come next Pac-12 season.
Congratulations to Paige, Emily and Daneesha on earning your spot on the Canada's 2016 National Development Team!