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Carleton University’s Aaron Doornekamp Helps Team Canada Earn Berth in 2010 Basketball World Championships.

Former Raven Star Sinks Two Three-Point Baskets Late in Game to Send Canada to Turkey Next Summer!

(San Juan, PR) Aaron Doornekamp, Odessa, Ontario, a four-time CIS National Championship Forward with the Carleton University Ravens (OUA/CIS), hit two crucial three-point shots in the dying minutes of Team Canada’s must win game with the Dominican Republic to help Canada defeat the DR, 80-76 and earn a berth in the 2010 Basketball World Championships to be held in Istanbul, Turkey from August 28th to September 12th, 2010. 

The former CIS Men’s Basketball Player of the Year and BLG Nominee played 21 minutes against the Dominican Republic scoring 8-points, pulling down 2 defensive rebounds and recording 1 assist as he helped Team Canada finish the round robin portion of the tournament with a 3-4 record, good enough to qualify for the World Championship and play in the FIBA Americas Championship Medal Round against Argentina, Brazil and Puerto Rico.

Doornekamp graduated with a degree in Commerce, from the Sprott School of Business.  During his playing career Aaron was named the 2008 CIS Player of the Year, 2008 OUA Male Athlete of the Year and 2008 BLG Nominee representing the OUA.  Aaron was a first team All-Canadian in 2008 and Second Team All-Canadian in 2009.  He won numerous Most Valuable Player Awards during his career at Carleton was named the 2008 Carleton Raven Male Athlete of the Year and 2009 Graduating Male Athlete of the Year.

“Aaron has achieved what he has achieved due to his incredible work ethic and desire to improve.  He has worked as hard as anyone who I have ever coached and it is great to see him be such an integral part of Canada qualifying for the World Championships in Turkey next year.  It is very much deserved,” said Carleton’s Head Coach Dave Smart, the architect of 6 CIS Men’s Basketball National Championships at Carleton University.

For more information on the FIBA Americas Championship visit www.fibaamericas.com or Basketball Canada’s web site at www.basketball.ca

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