Bouchard added to Canada roster at NBA’s Celebrity Game

Eugenie Bouchard returns the ball to Alison Riske during day four of the International at Devonshire Park, Eastbourne, England. (Gareth Fuller/PA via AP)


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Milos Raonic was scheduled to join WNBA MVP Elena Delle Donne as the only active pro athletes taking part in the NBA’s Celebrity Game on Friday night. But now you can add another Canadian tennis star to the list: Eugenie Bouchard will be hitting the hardwood tonight as part of the Canada roster.

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The 21 year-old has pulled out from some tournaments as of late— most recently Canada’s Fed Cup match in Quebec City— as she continues to work her way back into form following a concussion suffered at the US Open in late 2015.

Guelph, ON native and WNBA standout Natalie Achonwa had previously been included on the Canada roster, but has since been replaced by former Indiana Fever star and Canadian Olympian Tammy Sutton-Brown. Toronto Raptors all-star DeMar DeRozan has been named an assistant coach for Team Canada, joining Steve Nash and Jose Bautista on Drake’s staff.

This year, the NBA's annual celebrity game will feature a Canada vs. USA format for the first time. Here's hoping we'll see Genie toss Milos an alley-oop or two.

The Celebrity Game begins at 7 pm and can be seen on Sportsnet and TSN.


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