19 INTERNATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSIGNMENTS FOR 13 CANADIAN OFFICIALS

TORONTO, ON - This year Canadian basketball international official assignments will be at an all-time high as 13 referees have been selected to partake in 19 assignments for FIBA, Pan Am Games, Women’s EuroBasket, FISU and Tuto Marchand Cup events. This marks the most assignments ever provided to Canadians during one competitive season.
 
“Congratulations to all of these officials. It is great to see there will be such a Canadian presence throughout the 2015 international competitive season,” said Canada Basketball President & CEO, Michele O’Keefe. “These assignments are a tremendous honour and highlight the skill, credibility and standing these officials have in the global basketball community.”
 
Three of the 13 Canadians have been selected as commissioners for events: Nadine Crowley (Ottawa), FIBA Americas Women’s Championship in Edmonton; Mike Thomson (Vancouver, BC), FIBA Americas Men’s Championship in Monterrey, Mexico; and Mike Homsy (Montreal, QC), Pan Am Games, Toronto.
 
“The Canadian Association of Basketball Officials is extremely proud of the recognition of and respect for our representatives on the world’s basketball stage, “said Ted Montgomery, President of Canadian Association of Basketball Officials. “ James Naismith invented basketball and we officials are honoured to play our small part in carrying forward Canada's involvement in the game at the international level.”
 
10 will act as officials in 11 competitions across the globe, from Toronto to Gwangju, Korea. A full list of assignments below.
 
"Canadian officials are regarded as some of the top in the world and this year’s assignments are indicative of that," said Karen Lasuik (Edmonton, AB). Lasuik will officiate the EuroBasket for women in Romania and Hungary, as well as the FIBA Americas Women’s Championship in Edmonton.
 
Last Name
First Name
Hometown
Assignment
Role
Crowley
Nadine
Ottawa, ON
FIBA Americas Women’s Championship – Edmonton, AB
Commissioner
Donnelly
Neil
Regina, SK
Tuto Marchand Cup – San Juan, Puerto Rico
Official
Homsy
Mike
Montreal, QC
Pan Am Games – Toronto, ON
Commissioner
Kallio
Matt
Edmonton, AB
Pan Am Games – Toronto, ON
Official
Kerrison
Ryley
Calgary, AB
U16 FIBA Americas for Men – Bahia Blanca, Argentina
Official
Lasuik
Karen
Edmonton, AB
EuroBasket Women – Hungary & Romania
Official
FIBA Americas Women’s Championship – Edmonton, AB
Official
 
Malo
 
Maripier
 
Montreal, QC
FIBA U19 World Championship for Women – Chekhov, Russia
Official
FIBA Americas Women’s Championship – Edmonton, AB
Official
Nordlee
Stephanie
Lethbridge, AB
U16 FIBA Americas for Women – Puebla, Mexico
Official
Seibel
Steve
Kamloops, BC
FIBA Americas League
Official
FIBA Americas Men’s Championship – Monterrey, Mexico
Official
Stothart
Perry
Edmonton, AB
FISU Games – Gwangju, Korea
Official
Thomson
Mike
Vancouver, BC
FIBA Americas Men’s Championship – Monterrey, Mexico
Commissioner
Vuong
Christine
Toronto, ON
FISU Games – Gwangju, Korea
Official
Weiland
Mike
Calgary, AB
U19 FIBA World Championship for Men – Heraklion, Greece
Official
FIBA Americas League – Throughout Americas
Official
Pan Am Games – Toronto, ON
Official
FIBA Americas Men’s Championship – Monterrey, Mexico
Official