18 Athletes Invited to Cadet Men’s National Team Camp

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18 Athletes Invited to Cadet Men’s National Team Camp
Athletes and Coaches Announced for Easter Camp

Eighteen athletes from across the country have been invited to participate in the Cadet Men’s National Team Easter camp at Humber College – North Campus. The camp will take place from April 3-April 6.

“We’re excited to bring this talented young group together. The majority of these athletes have been developed by their community clubs, schools, the Provincial Service Organizations and Canada Basketball as well” said Rowan Barrett, Executive Vice President and Assistant General Manager of Men’s High Performance. “We have also assembled an experienced staff of coaches, therapists, doctors and managers who are committed to the long-term development and success of our Cadet athletes.”

This past summer, the Cadet National Team finished 6th at the 2014 FIBA U17 World Cup in Dubai, led by head coach Dave DeAveiro. In 2015, athletes born in 1999 or later will take part in the U16 FIBA Americas in Bahia Blanca, Argentina from June 10-14.

Canada is currently ranked 3rd worldwide in the FIBA Men’s Age Group rankings.
A full list of selected athletes and staff are listed below.

Media are invited to attend Friday and Monday practices 30 minutes prior to the end of the session. The viewing gallery is open for all practices.

Friday, April 3rd – 6:00-9:00 p.m. (open to media)
Saturday, April 4th – 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. & 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. (viewing gallery only)
Sunday, April 5th – 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. & 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. (viewing gallery only)
Monday, April 6th – 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (open to media)

For interview requests, please contact bwilliams@basketball.ca.A full list of athletes and staff below.

Athletes:

Athlete Name Position Hometown Club
Barrett Jr, Rowan Wing Mississauga REDA/Brampton Warriors/Tyler Ennis Jordan Brand
Bediako, Jaden Forward Brampton Team Breakdown/Brampton Warriors/Tyler Ennis Jordan Brand
Boisvert, Owen Forward Ottawa OYBA
Brazdeikis, Ignas Wing Oakville Oakville Venom/CIA Bounce/Tyler Ennis Jordan Brand
Carr, Marcus PG Woodbridge Northern Kings
Courtney, Liam Forward Cambridge REDA/Waterloo Wolverines/Canada Elite
Djuricic, Danilo Forward Brampton CIA Bounce/Team Tyler Ennis
Farquhar Jr., Kentebe PG Montreal Brookwood Elite
John, Brandon Forward Brantford CIA Bounce/Tyler Ennis Jordan Brand
Kabongo, Jonathan PG Toronto CIA Bounce/Tyler Ennis Jordan Brand
Kenyon, Brandon Forward Caledonia U-Play
Kirkwood, Noah Wing Kanata Ottawa Next Level
Llewellyn, Jaelin PG Mississauga Oakville/CIA Bounce/Tyler Ennis Jordan Brand Team
Nembhard, Andrew PG Aurora Vaughan Panthers/ Brampton Warriors/Tyler Ennis Jordan Brand
Saunders, Keshaun Wing Brampton Oakville Venom/CIA Bounce/Tyler Ennis Jordan Brand
Shephard, Grant Forward Kelowna Junior Heat
Shittu, Simi Wing Burlington REDA/CIA Bounce/Tyler Ennis Jordan Brand

Staff:

Name Title School/Role
Dave DeAveiro Head Coach McGill University, Head Coach
Michael Meeks Assistant Coach Canada Basketball, Manager of Youth Player Development
James Derouin Assistant Coach University of Ottawa, Head Coach
Nicky Davis Apprentice Coach Sheridan College, Assistant Coach
Mary Lalancette Therapist Ryerson University, Athletic Therapist
Chris Cheng Manager Nipissing University, Head Coach
Mark Leung Doctor University of Toronto, Team Physician

For media availability and interview requests please contact bwilliams@basketball.ca

Courtesy Canada Basketball

Drew Ebanks

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