ABA announces final rosters for 2024 National Championship teams

Jul. 05, 2024

Alberta Basketball Association (ABA) is excited to announce the final 12-player rosters for its provincial teams that will compete at the 2024 Canada Basketball National Championships from Aug. 5 to 10.

York University in Toronto, Ont., is hosting the Boys 15U and 17U championships, while the Girls 15U and 17U championships take place at Memorial University of Newfoundland in St. John’s, NL.

For full rosters and coaching staffs please visit the Team Alberta 2024 site.

Nearly a dozen cities or towns across the province are represented on the teams. Rosters include athletes that have been involved with national team programming, such as TJ Wal (17U Boys) of Edmonton, who is currently representing Canada at the FIBA U17 Basketball World Cup 2024 in Turkey.

Team Alberta’s head coaches, David Kapinga (15U Boys), Matt Daley (17U Boys), Marissa Lindquist (15U Girls), and Megan Wickstrom (17U Girls), are among the brightest basketball minds in the province.

"ABA provincial teams hold a cherished place in the hearts of everyone fortunate enough to participate, whether as players or coaches,” says Dave Drabiuk, ABA Executive Director. “This program represents both a pivotal step on the journey to future achievements and a testament to the dedication and hard work invested thus far.”

Team Alberta is looking to build off a tremendously successful showing at the National Championships last year, when all four teams placed top 5, and the 17U Boys and 17U Girls both won silver. ABA’s 2024 rosters feature several returning players, including Calgarians Kira Airey and Amanda Guss (17U Girls) who received all-star honours in 2023.

“I am really excited about the teams that will represent Alberta this summer on the national stage,” Drabiuk says. “We have podium potential in all four categories.”

Team Alberta has served as a launching pad for some of the country’s top athletes. Four ABA provincial team alumni will be competing at the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris, including Kacie Bosch of Lethbridge along with Edmonton natives Katherine Plouffe and Michelle Plouffe on Canada’s women’s 3x3 team, as well as Calgary’s Yvonne Ejim on Canada’s senior women’s national team.