Shay Colley played with the senior national team for the first time in 2017, suiting up for two exhibition series in Europe and China in preparation for the 2017 FIBA AmeriCup. At her first senior tournament she averaged 5.5 points per game, helping Canada win their second consecutive AmeriCup gold.
In 2018, she played on both the Commonwealth Games and FIBA World Cup teams, finishing fourth and seventh, respectively. She earned her first tournament start for Canada at the 2019 FIBA AmeriCup and averaged 9.7 points over three games as Canada won silver. She was part of Canada’s fourth-place finish at the 2021 AmeriCup, averaging 6.2 points and 17.2 minutes per game. In her Olympic debut at Tokyo 2020, Colley scored 21 points.
Colley debuted with the cadette national team in 2012 and led the squad in assists to bring home a bronze medal from the U17 FIBA World Championships. She finished seventh with the junior national team at the U19 FIBA Worlds the following year. In 2014 she led the junior team in points as they won silver at the U18 FIBA Americas Championship.
Colley began her collegiate career at South Carolina before joining Michigan State as a redshirt sophomore in 2017. During her junior year in 2019 she led the team in rebounding and scored the game winning basket over Central Michigan in the first round of the NCAA tournament.
Notable International Results
Olympic Games: 2020 - 9th
Commonwealth Games: 2018 - 4th
FIBA World Cup: 2018 - 7th
FIBA World Championship (U19): 2013 - 7th
FIBA World Championship (U17): 2012 - BRONZE
FIBA AmeriCup: 2021 - 4th; 2019 - SILVER; 2017 - GOLD
FIBA Americas (U18): 2014 - SILVER