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Angelo Roncalli
07-09-2008, 11:32 AM
Taryn Wicijowski of Saskatchewan. She's been invited to try out for the Canadian National Jr. Team:

http://www.canada.com/reginaleaderpost/news/sports/local/story.html?id=9fd227e3-7b50-4aeb-834e-daa566a2036a

BobZag
07-10-2008, 08:15 AM
Good post players are at a premium in women's hoops. I hope Kelly gets her. Some very good programs like her, plus I wonder if we'd take both Carly Noyes and this girl. Hard to say who is better.

OZZag
08-04-2008, 05:05 PM
Good post players are at a premium in women's hoops. I hope Kelly gets her. Some very good programs like her, plus I wonder if we'd take both Carly Noyes and this girl. Hard to say who is better.

BZ, she was one of the non-NEDA players on the Canadian team and seems to have made quite an impression.

http://www.fibaamericas.com/torneos_lideres_us.asp?t=XTLILRGCOJ

Tied for team scoring and second in rebounds (behind High major prospect Kayla Alexander) she also was able to get to the line more than any other player. She will definitely be in the mix for the U19 world championships next year. The team held the US to 72 points which in itself is rather impressive.

http://www.fibaamericas.com/torneos_roster_us.asp?t=XTLILRGCOJ&team=257&n=Canada&c=CAN

Other players of note, Wijenberg from BC (NEDA) who is 16 (previously mentioned) and Nathalia Ochonwa (NEDA) who is already a top player at only 15 years of age.

Canada has a pretty good record for developing female post players at a D1 level with Nathalie Doma, Krista Phillips, Krystan Boogard, and Jessica Perry all recent examples.

OZZag
08-15-2008, 08:47 PM
Taryn will be playing this week at the Canadian Juvenille (U17) championships.

She and her Saskatchewan teamates will be up against some stiff competition with Ontario, B.C., Alberta and Nova Scotia looking to be the toughest.

Ontario will feature three NEDA attendees including the best high school player in Canada, post Kayla Alexander. The matchup between Taryn and Kayla will be an interesting one. Other players to watch B.C.'s Forward Wijenberg, Ontario's 6'2" Wing Ochanwa, Nova Scotia's Duinker and Colley (both played at FIBA U18). Alberta will have the Plouffe sisters forwards Michelle and Katherine (their sister Andrea just graduated from UW where she was a 3 year starting forward with the Huskies) and U18 FIBA player Stephanie Vermunt.

Link to the main page for this tournament is;

http://www.basketball.ca/en/hm/inside.php?sid=204&id=1695

BobZag
08-16-2008, 08:31 AM
Thanks, OZ. She sounds good. I imagine the competition for her is tough.

OZZag
08-24-2008, 06:18 PM
Thanks, OZ. She sounds good. I imagine the competition for her is tough.

As a team Saskatchewan, had a tough tournament. Ontario, as expected, rolled over everyone with the one-two punch of Alexander and Ochonwa scoring 20 each in the final.

Taryn (like Kelly Olynyk on the BC boys team) showed excellent consistency throughout the tournament and had, ironically, simular numbers to Kelly's. One point of interest she averaged over 2 assists a game (one game she had 6 assists) showing that she has some good court vision.

Saskatchewan played 3 of the 4 toughest teams and should have placed 6th.
She stood out especially against Alberta and Nova scotia where she lead her team in two close losses.

http://www.sportingpulse.com/team_info.cgi?player=Taryn%20Wicijowski&action=PSTATS&pID=189154378&client=11-5032-73510-73325-8981949

Like Kelly, she will most likely garner an Allstar (most likely 2nd team) selection.

OZZag
08-27-2008, 05:18 PM
Taryn made second team Allstar.

http://www.basketball.ca/en/hm/inside.php?sid=1&id=2349

Have a look at how Kayla towers over the other four girls! on the first team!

OZZag
09-14-2008, 06:32 PM
Taryn has been selected to play for NEDA this year.

This will be an excellent chance to improve her game and fit in with her fellow Junior national team members Ochonwa, Alexander and Wijenberg.

http://www.basketball.ca/en/hm/inside.php?sid=234&id=2383

Playing against players of this calibre everyday will be a vast improvement to what she was experiencing at home. With Alexander, Ochonwa, Yantzi, Wijenberg and the Plouffe twins (see above) all 6'2" + , her post game will certainly be tested. Funny that both Taryn and Kelly have both made NEDA for this year after we followed them through the U17 nationals.