Chilliwack hoops star selected for Argentina tournament

GW Graham student Deanna Tuchscherer will represent Canada in the FIBA Americas Championship.

Chilliwack basketball star Deanna Tuchscherer has been named to the final roster for the U-16 national team that will rep Canada at the 2017 FIBA Americas Championship.

The tournament tips off June 7 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

The GW Graham student is one of two British Columbians on the roster, along with Kamloops native Olivia Morgan-Cherchas. The 12 person roster includes two from Alberta, five from Ontario and three from Quebec.

The team is currently training at the University of Toronto-Mississauga and will enter the tournament ranked fourth in the FIBA youth girl rankings.

Canada won gold at the 2015 FIBA Americans Championship and opens defence of its title against June 7 vs Venezuela. Tuchscherer’s team will face the Dominican Republic on June 8 and Argentina on June 9. While those four teams make up Group A, Group B consists of Colombia, Mexico, Puerto Rico and the United States.

The tournament semi-finals are June 10 and the final on June 11.