NORMAN – Oklahoma guard Shaina Pellington has been invited to attend Canada Basketball’s upcoming Senior Women’s National Team program assessment camp set for June 14-21 in Edmonton.
Pellington was one of 26 athletes selected by Canada’s national organization to appear the tryouts. Following the assessment camp, the Canadian women’s national team will hold a Phase 1 Training Camp, June 22 through July 3 in Edmonton. Canada will also face Turkey in a three-game exhibition series on July 4-7.
In her first season at Oklahoma, Pellington became the program’s seventh winner of the Big 12 Freshman of the Year award, averaging 13.1 points in 31 games. The Pickering, Ontario, native scored 20-plus points in seven contests and was a four-time Big 12 Freshman of the Week winner.
Pellington also earned an All-Big 12 Honorable Mention selection along with claiming a spot on the Big 12 All-Freshman Team in 2018.
This is the fourth time for Pellington to receive an invitation to represent her own country. In 2017, she guided Canada to the bronze medal at the FIBA U19 World Cup. Pellington also competed in the FIBA 2016 U17 World Cup and led Canada to a gold medal at the 2015 FIBA Americas Tournament.
She becomes the second Sooner to earn an invitation to compete with Canada’s senior national team, joining former Oklahoma All-American and two-time Big 12 Player of the Year Stacey Dales.