Carleton to play for Team Canada


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Iowa State guard Bridget Carleton lays the ball up during a fast break opportunity against Kansas State in the Big 12 tournament in Oklahoma City.

Aaron Marner

A year ago, Bridget Carleton just missed out on making the Canadian women’s basketball roster in advance of the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Now, she’s doing everything to make sure she doesn’t miss her chance in 2020.

Iowa State junior-to-be Bridget Carleton will play for Team Canada in this month’s five-game tournament in Europe, scheduled to begin May 26.

The unanimous All-Big 12 first-teamer will also have a chance to play in the second phase of camp in June for a spot in a six-game tournament in China.

The summer with Team Canada will conclude at the end of July when Team Canada sets its roster for the 2017 FIBA Women’s AmeriCup.

Carleton, who averaged 15 points and 5.7 rebounds per game as a sophomore, should be on track to compete with Team Canada for several years.