17 Athletes Selected To Attend U16 Men’s National Team Training Camp

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TORONTO, ON (June 3, 2017) – Canada Basketball’s Men’s High Performance program is pleased to announce the 17 athletes who will attend the 2017 U16 Men’s National Team tryouts and training camp at U of T Mississauga (UTM) beginning Saturday.

“We’re looking forward to working with this group of young men,” said Craig Beaucamp, Head Coach. “It will be a competitive camp as we look to put together the best team to compete at the FIBA U16 Americas Championship.”Joining Beaucamp (University of Victoria) on the bench will be Assistants Rob Smart (Carleton University), Patrick Tatham (McMaster University), and Michael Meeks (Canada Basketball). Steve Konchalski (Canada Basketball) will also join as the Mentor Coach.

“This competition will provide the opportunity to develop our next wave of athletes, as we look to qualify for the U17 Worlds in 2018,” added Michael Meeks, Manager of Canada Basketball Men’s Youth Player Development.

The group will train in Toronto until June 9th and the final 12-man roster will be selected to represent Canada at the FIBA U16 Americas Championship in Formosa, Argentina.

Canada is currently ranked 3rd worldwide in the FIBA Youth Men Rankings.

A full list of invited athletes and coaches can be found below. Training camp is closed to the public, for media access, please contact bwilliams@basketball.ca.

2017 U16 TRAINING CAMP ROSTER

LAST FIRST POSITION HEIGHT HOMETOWN SCHOOL CLUB TEAM
Bediako Charles PF/C 6’9′ Brampton, ON St. Marcellinus Uplay Canada
Barthelemy Keeshawn PG 6’0″ Montreal, QC Cape Fear Academy Brookwood Elite
Case Matteus SG 6’3″ Pickering, ON Pine Ridge Secondary School Northern Kings
Gauthier Sidney PG 6’1″ Blainville, QC College Laval Laval College
Koulibaly Jefferson PG 6’3″ Montreal, QC Our Saviour New American New York Rens
Krikke Benjamin PF 6’7″ Edmonton, AB Jasper Place High School Team Alberta
McNeilly Cashius SG 6’5″ Scarborough, ON Thornlea Secondary Canada Elite
Ndur Malachi SF/PF 6’6″ St. Thomas, ON Central Elgin Collegiate Institute Northern Kings
Nwagha Alexander C 6’7″ Toronto, ON King’s Christian Prep Burlington IBSA
Radocaj Victor F 6’7″ Richmond, BC Robert Alexander McMath Secondary Drive Basketball
Rathan-Mayes Shemar PG 5’8″ Toronto, ON Athlete Institute CIA Bounce
Rioux Emile PF/C 6’8″ Anjou, QC De Mortagnes Brookwood Elite
Sakota Luka PG 6’4″ Etobicoke, ON Kings Christian Collegiate Burlington IBSA
Shand Paris PF 6’6″ Toronto, ON Bill Crothers Uplay Canada
Thomson Sam PF 6’6″ Halton Hills, ON King’s Christian Collegiate Burlington IBSA
Todd Taryn PG/SG 6’1″ Vaughn, ON Vaughan Secondary School Uplay Canada
Tynes Kellen PG 5’9″ Dartmouth, NS Auburn Drive High School Auburn Drive HS

 

COACHING & TEAM STAFF

NAME POSITION HOMETOWN TEAM/CLUB
Craig Beaucamp Head Coach Victoria, BC University of Victoria
Rob Smart Assistant Coach Oakville, ON Carleton University
Patrick Tatham Assistant Coach Mississauga, ON McMaster University
Michael Meeks Assistant Coach Brampton, ON Canada Basketball
Eric Savage Team Manager Gatineau, QC Humber College
Steve Konchalski Mentor Coach Halifax, NS Canada Basketball
Mary Lalancette Athletic Therapist Halifax, NS Canada Basketball
Fahim Merali Physician Toronto, ON University of Toronto

 

2017 U16 SCHEDULE
DATE EVENT LOCATION
June 3-8 Training Camp University of Toronto – Mississauga
June 9-14 Training FIBA U16 Americas Championship (Formosa, Argentina)
June 14 Canada vs. Argentina
June 15 Canada vs. Paraguay
June 16 Canada vs. Venezuela
June 17 Semi-Final
June 18 Final

 

Courtesy Canada Basketball

Drew Ebanks