Aidan Love

Whitehorse athlete Aidan Love has returned home from junior mens's international wheelchair basketball championships in Turkey. ((CBC))

Whitehorse wheelchair basketball player Aidan Love is back home after playing with Team Canada at the International Wheelchair Basketball Junior Men's Championship in Adana, Turkey.

Love was the only player from Canada's territories on the national team. He said games in Britain and then the championship in Turkey have improved the national team's skills.

"Our games against Great Britain at Stoke were really eye opening, but we made really good improvements which is good to see. And then when we got to Turkey we kept improving. We lost a few games but we also won some so we were really happy," he said.

Team Canada finished in sixth place at the championship. 

Love is now getting ready to go to Toronto to take part in a year-round training program at the Wheelchair Basketball Canada Academy.