19 ATHLETES INVITED TO U19 MEN’S NATIONAL TEAM TRAINING CAMP

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U19 MEN’S NATIONAL TEAM TO HOST OPEN PRACTICE

(TORONTO, ON) – Canada Basketball’s Men’s High Performance is pleased to announce the 19 athletes who have been invited to the June 6-10 U19 Men’s National Team training camp in preparation for U19 FIBA World Championships in Heraklion, Greece. The camp will take place at Humber College – North Campus.“We expect this to be a highly competitive camp,” said Roy Rana, Head Coach of the 2015 U19 Men’s National Team. “We have a strong group of athletes and look forward to preparing for the U19 World Championships.”Rana (Ryerson University) is coaching the U18/19 Men’s National Team for the fourth consecutive season. He will be joined by assistant coaches Jamie McNeilly (Virginia Tech), Kirby Schepp (University of Manitoba) and Steve Morrison (Maine Red Claws). Canadian Basketball Hall of Famer, Steve Konchalski (St. Francis Xavier University) will be a mentor coach for the group.

The U19 Men’s National Team will hold an open practices for media in preparation for U19 World Championships in Heraklion, Greece from June 27-July 5.

WHAT: U19 Men’s National Team Open practice

WHO: Athletes and coaches from the U19 Men’s National Team training camp roster

WHEN: June 10, 2015 – 12:00 P.M. & 7:30 p.m.

WHERE: Humber College – North Campus

Both practices on June 10 will be open to media 12:00 P.M. & 7:30 p.m. Coaches and athletes from the training camp roster will be available for post-practice scrums. Please contact communications@basketball.ca to confirm attendance.

The U19 team will compete in the FIBA World Championships after finishing 2nd at the U18 FIBA Americas tournament in 2014.

Additional inquiries can be directed to bwilliams@basketball.ca

Following training camp, the team will head to Europe to train, as well as compete in exhibition games in Spain ahead of the World Championships. In 2014, the squad finished 2nd at FIBA Americas. Canada is currently ranked 3rd worldwide in the FIBA Men’s age-group rankings.

ROSTER

NAME POSITION HEIGHT HOMETOWN CLUB TEAM OR SCHOOL
Dillon Brooks F 6’7 Mississauga, ON University of Oregon
Brody Clarke F 6’8 Toronto, ON University of Alberta
Jadon Cohee G 6’4 Langley, BC Seattle University
Stefan Duric G 6’6 Burlington, ON Nelson High School
Christopher Egi F 6’8 Markham, ON Harvard University
Jonah Fogg C 6’10 Sault St. Marie, ON Algoma High School
Jordan Henry G 5’9 Toronto, ON Pineridge High School
Biniam Ghebrekidian F 6’9 Gatineau, QC Ottawa Gaurdsmen
Montaque Gill-Caesar G 6’5 Toronto, ON University of Missouri
Elijah Long G 6’0 Mississauga, ON John Carroll High School
Justin Jackson F 6’7 Ajax, ON Findlay Prep High School (New Jersey)
Corey Johnson G 6’3 Ottawa, ON Northern Kings
Abu Kigab G 6’6 Toronto, ON Saint Francis
Benjamin Miller G 6’2 Winnipeg, MB Acadia University
Matthew Neufeld C 6’10 Victoria, BC Sunrise Christian Academy
Jalen Poyser G 6’4 Mississauga, ON Orangeville Prep
Nevell Provo G 6’0 Halifax, NS Huntington Prep High School (US)
Shamiel Stevenson F 6’6 Toronto, ON Wasatch Academy (Utah)
Drew Urquhart F 6’8 Vancouver, BC Eastside Catholic School (Seattle)

COACHING STAFF

NAME POSITION AFFILIATION
Roy Rana Head Coach Ryerson University
Jamie McNeilly Assistant Coach Virginia Tech
Kirby Schepp Assistant Coach University of Manitoba
Scott Morrison Assistant Coach Maine Red Claws
Steve Konchalski Mentor Coach St. Francis Xavier
James DePoe Manager Humber College
Krisjon Vargas Therapist
John Ho Doctor

COMPETITION SCHEDULE

OPPONENT DATE & TIME (EST) LOCATION
Spain June 13 – TBC Bilbao, Spain (Exhibition)
Croatia June 14 – TBC Bilbao, Spain (Exhibition)
Australia June 15 – TBC Bilbao, Spain (Exhibition)
Australia June 27 – 8:15 a.m. Heraklion, Greece
Tunisia June 28 – 8:15 a.m. Heraklion, Greece
Italy June 30 – 11:15 a.m. Heraklion, Greece

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About Canada Basketball:
Canada Basketball is a private, not-for-profit corporation committed to excellence in leading the growth of the game domestically and in pursuing medal performances on the international stage. 
Courtesy Canada Basketball
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