Jackson eyes spot for Canada

Brookswood's Tayla Jackson goes up for two of her 18 points during the Bobcats' opening round victory over the Claremont Spartans on day one of the B.C. AAA senior girls basketball championships at the Langley Events Centre.
— image credit: Rob Newell/Black Press

While her classmates are enjoying the last few days of spring break, Langley’s Tayla Jackson is off in Toronto in pursuit of representing her country.

Jackson is among the 20 players invited  for the women’s age group assessment camp, which runs March 29 to April 1 at Toronto’s Humber College.

The players are all jockeying for a position on Canada’s cadette team (players born in 1997 or later) which will compete this summer at the FIBA Americas U16 championship. It will be held June 19 to 23 in Mexico.

The 15-year-old Jackson, a Grade 10 student at Brookswood Secondary, helped the ’Cats senior girls team win silver at the B.C. girls AAA basketball championships earlier this month.

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