On Point Summer Pro Am Combine Sunday June 25th, 11:30am-2pm

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ON POINT Summer Pro-Am hosted at the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre @tpascentre IS HERE!!!
League starting Wednesday June 28th, 2017 and continuing on Wednesdays for 6 weeks at the Toronto Pan Am Centre at 875 Morningside Ave. M1C-0C7. Toronto, On.

LEAGUE COMBINE SUNDAY JUNE 25TH AT THE PAN AM SPORTS CENTRE 875 MORNINGSIDE AVE. M1C-0C7.
IN-PERSON REGISTRATION:
11:30AM-NOON
COMBINE: 12-2PM
2 COURTS OF ACTION
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COST $10 ***FILL OUT THE ONLINE COMBINE REGISTRATION FORM BELOW***

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Jay Triano Named Chair of FIBA U18 Americas Championship 2018

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Official Event Logo Released
-Canada Basketball, Niagara Sports Commission and the City of St. Catharines to host International event June 10-16, 2018

ST. CATHARINES, ON (June 23, 2017) – Today, Canada Basketball and the Niagara Sports Commission are pleased to announce Jay Triano as the Chair of the FIBA U18 Americas Championship 2018, taking place in St. Catharines June 10-16, 2018.

A native of the Niagara region, Triano will champion the event, which will highlight up-and-coming Canadian basketball talents and showcases the city of St. Catharines as a premium tourist and events destination.

Head Coach of the Men’s National Team and Associate Coach with the NBA’s Phoenix Suns, Triano is a fixture in the Canadian sports community. A national team alumnus, he captained Team Canada at the 1984 and 1988 Olympic Games. Triano is also a Canadian Basketball Hall of Famer.

This is the first time Canada will host the seven-day tournament, which will take place at the world-class Meridian Centre. The tournament will see Canada along with seven teams from the Americas Zone vying for a top-three finish to qualify for the FIBA U19 Basketball World Cup 2019.

Canada’s youth men are currently ranked 3rd in the world and 2nd in the Americas.  Athletes born January 1, 2000 or later will be eligible to participate in the 2018 FIBA U18 Americas.

Canada Basketball and the Niagara Sports Commission also unveiled the official tournament logo, which represents the host city, the sport and the nation.

The tournament ticket information to be released in August 2017. For more information, please visit www.fiba.com/americas/u18/2018.

QUOTES

“I’m honoured to help bring this exciting international basketball event to Niagara. I’m extremely proud of our region’s rich basketball history and of the talent Canada continues to produce.”

-Jay Triano, Chair, FIBA U18 Americas 2018 / Head Coach, Men’s National Team

“We’re thrilled to have Jay as chair of the FIBA U18 Americas. We know he will bring his immense dedication and passion for basketball, this country and the Niagara region to this role and help make this tournament a success.”

Michele O’Keefe, President & CEO, Canada Basketball

“We are extremely excited to have Jay Triano as the chair for the FIBA U18 Americas Championship. With Jay’s basketball roots being in Niagara Falls, and his long list of impressive accomplishments in the sport that includes currently serving as the Head Coach of Canada Basketball’s Senior Men’s team, he is the perfect choice for this basketball event that will be held in Canada for the very first time.”

Henry D’Angela, Chair of the Niagara Sport Commission

Photos and article Courtesy Canada Basketball

Drew Ebanks

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Canada Basketball announces World Cup Qualifying game in Halifax

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Sport and Entertainment Atlantic and the City of Halifax to host first Team Canada home game of new FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 Americas Qualifiers

HALIFAX, NS (June 22, 2017) – Today, Canada Basketball in partnership with Sport and Entertainment Atlantic, announced that the Scotiabank Centre in downtown Halifax will host the first Senior Men’s National Team home game of the new FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 Americas Qualifiers.

Canada will open the qualifying process on Friday, November 24, 2017 against Bahamas with tipoff scheduled for 8:00 pm AST.

Tickets for the event will go on sale through Ticket Atlantic on Friday, June 30 and range in price from $10 for students and youth to $50 for court side seating.

The FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 Americas Qualifier will be a festival of basketball that will also feature an Atlantic University Sport (AUS) men’s  game between Acadia University and St. Francis Xavier University.

Along with the doubleheader, Canada Basketball and Basketball Nova Scotia will also be hosting a Steve Nash Youth Basketball Clinic and a coaching clinic among other events leading up to the games.

Beginning in November 2017, the Qualifiers will establish a new road to the FIBA Basketball World Cup China 2019.  The new format will take place over the course of six windows and feature the world’s top 80 national teams playing 1,200 games in front of millions of fans all around the globe.

During the first phase, Canada will play home and away games against Bahamas, Dominican Republic and the U.S. Virgin Islands.  The top three teams in the pool following the first phase will move onto a second phase of competition against three new FIBA Americas opponents.

At the conclusion of the six windows, the top seven teams overall in the Americas Region will advance to the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 in China from August 31 – September 15.

Canada’s Senior Men’s National Team are currently ranked 24th in the world and 8th in the Americas Region. The pool of athletes that will represent Canada during the qualifying process will consist of Canada’s best players playing in both North America and Internationally.

QUOTES

“Canada Basketball is excited to begin our road to China by hosting our first qualifying game in Halifax.  The introduction of the new FIBA system allows us to showcase our national team to Canadians from coast-to-coast-to-coast and put Canada on display as a world-class destination for international basketball events.”

– Michele O’Keefe, President & CEO, Canada Basketball

“Scotiabank Centre offers the perfect backdrop to showcase our country’s best-in-class athletes.  Together with our community, we look forward to creating a memorable experience for the players, coaches, volunteers and fans.”

– Carrie Cussons, President & CEO, Scotiabank Centre

“We are thrilled to welcome the first FIBA World Cup Qualifying game for Team Canada to Halifax.  As the return of the Final 8 demonstrated, Halifax loves premier Basketball events and we are excited to continue showcasing the very best of amateur basketball.”

– Derek Martin, President, Sports & Entertainment Atlantic

“Nova Scotia has a rich history of basketball in Canada and we look forward to welcoming some of the best players our country has to offer to Halifax in November.”

– David Wagg, Executive Director, Basketball Nova Scotia

FIRST PHASE SCHEDULE

Friday, November 24, 2017 vs Bahamas – Halifax, Nova Scotia
Monday, November 27, 2017 @ Dominican Republic

Thursday, February 22, 2018 @ US Virgin Islands
Sunday, February 25, 2018 @ Bahamas

Friday, June 29, 2018 vs Dominican Republic – TBD
Monday, July 2, 2018 vs US Virgin Islands – TBD

Courtesy Canada Basketball

Drew Ebanks

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U16 Men Finish 2nd at 2017 FIBA Americas Championship

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FORMOSA, ARGENTINA (June 18, 2017) – Canada’s U16 Men’s National Team finished 2nd at the 2017 FIBA U16 Americas Championship, taking home the silver medal after a 111-60 loss to the United States. Luka Sakota (Etobicoke, ON) scored a team-high 17 points, while Cashius McNeilly (Scarborough, ON) and Shemar Rathan-Mayes (Toronto, ON) added 15 and 14 points, respectively.

With the result, Canada qualifies for the 2018 FIBA U17 Basketball World Cup.

Click here for the box score.

Cashius McNeilly, Shemar Rathan-Mayes, Malachi Ndur, Benjamin Krikke and Charles Bediako started for Canada. Click here for the full team roster.

QUOTES

“Obviously a disappointing ending, but overall I’m really proud of the group. For them to qualify for the worlds and get a silver medal is still a great accomplishment and we look forward to next year.” – Craig Beaucamp, Head Coach

UP NEXT

Canada’s U19 Men’s National Team travels to Troyes, France in preparation for the 2017 FIBA U19 Basketball World Cup. The team will face France on Saturday, June 24 at 2:00 PM EST in the first of three pre-tournament games. Stay tuned to @CanBball on Twitter for more information.

 

Courtesy Canada Basketball

Drew Ebanks

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Canada Advances to FIBA U16 Americas Final with 81-66 Win Over Puerto Rico

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FORMOSA, ARGENTINA (June 17, 2017) – Canada defeated Puerto Rico 81-66 in the semi-finals at the 2017 FIBA U16 Americas Championship. With this victory, Canada advances to the finals and will play the winner of the second semi-final game between Argentina and The United States of America.

Cashius McNeilly (Scarborough, ON) led Canada with 23 points and 9 rebounds while Shemar Rathan-Mayes (Toronto, ON) added 14 points and 4 rebounds. Benjamin Krikke (Edmonton, AB) and Taryn Todd (Vaughn, ON) combined for a total of 18 points.

Click here for the box score.

Cashius McNeilly, Shemar Rathan-Mayes, Malachi Ndur, Benjamin Krikke and Charles Bediako started for Canada. Click here for the full team roster.

QUOTES

“We had a few too many turnovers tonight but we accomplished our goal. We now focus on preparing for the gold medal game so that we can come out strong tomorrow night.” – Craig Beaucamp, Head Coach

“We got out and transitioned pretty well. It was a tough matchup, but we filled their lanes as best we could and played great defence. We have to continue to work and play our game in tomorrow’s final and the results will play out from there.” – Benjamin Krikke (Edmonton, AB).
UP NEXT

Canada moves on to the finals and will face the the U.S.A. on Sunday June 18 at 7pm.

Story and Photo courtesy of Canada Basketball

Drew Ebanks

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On Point Summer Pro Am Presented by TPASC Begins June 28th, 2017

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ON POINT Summer Pro-Am presented by the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre @tpascentre IS HERE!!!

Starting Wednesday June 28th, 2017 and continuing on Wednesdays for 6 weeks at the Toronto Pan Am Centre at 875 Morningside Ave. M1C-0C7. Toronto, On.

NEXT WEEK’S LEAGUE COMBINE DETAILS COMING SOON!

PRO-AM FEATURES:
State of the Art facility
High Level and skilled players
4-6 Teams
Professional Arena Setup
including in-game scoreboard stats
Stationary Bikes
Media Room
DJ/Entertainment

EXTENSIVE ON POINT SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS & EXPOSURE…HASHTAG #OPProAm

***Sponsorship opportunities available.
***Vendor table/booths available.

FOR INFO: 416.520.5390

EMAIL: info@onpointbasketball.com

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U16 Men Defeat Venezuela 80-43 at 2017 FIBA Americas Championship

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CANADA FINISHES 1ST IN POOL A, FACES PUERTO RICO IN SEMI-FINALS

FORMOSA, ARGENTINA (June 16, 2017) – Canada’s U16 Men’s National Team defeated Venezuela, 80-43, in the final game of the group phase at the 2017 FIBA U16 Americas Championship. Taryn Todd (Vaughan, ON) had a team-high 13 points, while Luka Sakota (Etobicoke, ON) added 11 points, 5 assists and 4 rebounds to lead a well-balanced Canadian attack.

Click here for the box score.

Cashius McNeilly, Shemar Rathan-Mayes, Malachi Ndur, Benjamin Krikke and Charles Bediako started for Canada. Click here for the full team roster.

Malachi Ndur
QUOTES
“We’re happy to be through to the next round and we’ve got some very tough games ahead of us. The team seems to be coming together, but obviously our toughest games are ahead.” – Craig Beaucamp, Head Coach“I thought we played well on the defensive end, but we have to play better offense and get ready for the next game. We’ll have to play good defense (tomorrow) against Puerto Rico’s guards.” – Taryn Todd (Vaughan, ON)

UP NEXT
Canada will face Puerto Rico on Saturday, June 17 in the semi-finals of the FIBA U16 Americas Championship. The game tips off at 5:45 PM EST. Click here to catch the game and get live stats.

Recap and photos Courtesy Canada Basketball
Drew Ebanks
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U19 Men’s National Team Announced

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U19 Team to represent Canada at the FIBA U19 Basketball World Cup
in Cairo, Egypt

TORONTO, ON (June 16, 2017) – Canada Basketball’s Men’s High Performance program is pleased to announce the athletes who will represent Canada at the FIBA U19 Basketball World Cup 2017 in Cairo, Egypt from July 1st-9th.

“It was a competitive tryout and we’re pleased with how the team is coming together as we prepare to take on the world in Cairo,” said Roy Rana, Head Coach, U19 Men’s National Team.

Canada will face Japan, Spain and Mali in the group phase of the tournament, tipping-off against Mali on Canada Day, July 1st, at 9:30 a.m. EST. The full tournament schedule is here.

The squad will train in Mississauga until June 20th and then travel to France for exhibition play en route to Egypt.

A full list of athletes, coaches and team schedule can be found below. Training camp is closed to the public. Media are invited to post-practice scrums on the following dates:

Friday, June 16
12:00 p.m. Gym Opens
12:15 p.m. Availability
Monday, June 19
8:45 p.m. Gym Opens
9:00 p.m. Availability
Sunday, June 18
12:45 p.m. Gym Opens
1:00 p.m. Availability
Tuesday, June 20
12:45 p.m. Gym Opens
1:00 p.m. Availability

*All times are EST and subject to change

Please RSVP to bwilliams@basketball.ca. Practices will take place at UTM – 3359 Mississauga Rd.

In 2016, the U18 team finished 2nd at the FIBA U18 Americas Championship. Canada is currently ranked 3rd worldwide in the FIBA Youth Men Rankings.

2017 U19 TEAM

LAST NAME FIRST NAME HEIGHT HOMETOWN SCHOOL CLUB TEAM
Bamba Amidou 6’9″ Scarborough, ON Coastal Carolina University Canada Elite
Barrett RJ 6’7″ Mississauga, ON Montverde Academy Uplay Canada
*Bennett Khaleem 6’4″ Hamilton, ON Sunrise Christian Academy Uplay Canada
*Brown Joel 6’3” Brampton, ON Aspire Academy CIA Bounce
Darling Nathan 6’5″ Sackville, NS University of
Alabama Birmingham
Basketball Nova Scotia
Djuricic Danilo 6’8″ Brampton, ON Harvard University CIA Bounce
Henry Jordan 5’10” Pickering, ON Pine Ridge SS Canada Elite
Kigab Abu 6’7″ St. Catharines, ON University of Oregon Uplay Canada
Kirkwood Noah 6’7″ Kanata, ON Ashbury College Brookwood Elite
Longpre Anthony 6’9″ L’Assomption, QC Saint Joseph’s University Brookwood Elite
Miller Emanuel 6’7″ Toronto, ON Bill Crothers SS Uplay Canada
Oduro Prince 6’8″ Toronto, ON First Love Christian Academy Canada Elite
Shephard Grant 6’10” Kelowna, BC University of British Columbia Drive/Uplay Canada
*Wagner James 6’7″ Winnipeg, MB University of Manitoba Basketball Manitoba
Wigginton Lindell 6’2″ Dartmouth, NS Iowa State University Stackhouse Elite

*Alternates

2017 U19 COACHES & STAFF

NAME POSITION HOMETOWN TEAM/CLUB
Roy Rana Head Coach Toronto, ON Ryerson University
Jamie McNeilly Assistant Coach Toronto, ON Virginia Tech University
Paul Weir Assistant Coach Toronto, ON University of New Mexico
Michael Meeks Assistant Coach Brampton, ON Canada Basketball
Steve Konchalski Mentor Coach Halifax, NS St. Francis Xavier
Krisjon Vargas Therapist Toronto, ON Canada Basketball
James DePoe Manager Toronto, ON Humber College
Wes Clayden Doctor Woodbridge, ON Canada Basketball

2017 U19 SCHEDULE

DATE ITEM LOCATION
June 15th-20th, 2017 Training Camp U of T – Mississauga
June 24th, 2017 Canada vs. France Exhibition Tournament
(Troyes, France)
June 25th, 2017 Canada vs. Lithuania
June 26th, 2017 Canada vs. Spain
July 1st, 2017 Canada vs. Mali
  FIBA U19 Basketball
World Cup
(Cairo, Egypt)
July 2nd, 2017 Canada vs. Spain
July 4th, 2017 Canada vs. Japan
July 5th, 2017 Round of 16
July 7th, 2017 Quarter-Finals
July 8th, 2017 Semi-Finals
July 9th, 2017 Finals

 

Courtesy Canada Basketball

Drew Ebanks

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Canada holds of Paraguay in 79-71 win

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FORMOSA, ARGENTINA (June 15, 2017) – The U16 Men defeated Paraguay 79-71 in game two of the group phase at the 2017 FIBA U16 Americas Championship. Shemar Rathan-Mayes (Toronto, ON) had 21 points and 7 rebounds, Luka Sakota (Etobicoke, ON) added 15 points and Paris Shand (Toronto, ON) had 6 points and 9 rebounds.

Click here for the box score.

Cashius McNeilly, Shemar Rathan-Mayes, Malachi Ndur, Benjamin Krikke and Charles Bediako started for Canada. Click here for the full team roster.

QUOTES

“We were happy to get the win against a tough Paraguay team. We have to continue to improve throughout the tournament as a lot of tough games lie ahead.” – Craig Beaucamp, Head Coach

“We knew we were playing a tough team and had to work hard for every possession. We made some key stops on defence to hold our lead. We have a lot of confidence right now and we want to continue our momentum into the next game.” – Shemar Rathan-Mayes (Toronto, ON)
UP NEXT

Canada’s final game of the group phase is against Venezuela on Friday, June 16 at 5:45 PM EST. Click here to catch the game and get live stats.

Story and photo courtesy of Canada Basketball

Drew Ebanks

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Canada Wins 75-61 against Argentina in FIBA U16 Americas Championship Opener

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FORMOSA, ARGENTINA (June 14, 2017) – The U16 Men tipped-off their summer season with a 75-61 win against host Argentina at the 2017 FIBA U16 Americas Championship. Cashius McNeilly (Scarborough, ON) led the team with 22 points and 6 rebounds while Malachi Ndur (St. Thomas, ON) and Luka Sakota (Etobicoke, ON) each had 8 points and 9 rebounds.

Click here for the box score.

Cashius McNeilly, Shemar Rathan-Mayes, Malachi Ndur, Benjamin Krikke and Charles Bediako started for Canada. Click here for the full team roster.

QUOTES

“It was a great test for us tonight being in Argentina. We had a lot of energy and kept focused during a heated environment. We have to keep building as a team each game and look forward to tomorrow’s game against Paraguay.”
-Craig Beaucamp, Head Coach

“It was a good first win for our team. Argentina went on a run but we fought back hard to win. The home crowd created a great atmosphere and we now focus on our game tomorrow.”
-Cashius McNeilly (Scarborough, ON)

Malachi Ndur

UP NEXT

Canada’s next game of the group phase is against Paraguay on Thursday, June 15 at 3:30 PM EST. Click here to catch the game and get live stats.

Courtesy Canada Basketball (incl. pics)

Drew Ebanks

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