Canada Basketball Junior Men’s National Team Camp Attendees Announced

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JUNIOR MEN’S NATIONAL TEAM CAMP ATTENDEES ANNOUNCED

Canada will compete in the U18 FIBA Americas Championship

Toronto, Ont. – The Junior Men’s National Team (JMNT) training camp will begin today, June 6th with 21 talented athletes. The nine-day camp will be held at Humber College – North Campus. A full list of athletes and coaching staff below.

Coming off a strong sixth-place finish at last year’s FIBA U19 World Championship – the best Canadian finish in the competition’s 34-year history – Head coach Roy Rana (Ryerson University) will lead the JMNT in  preparation for the U18 FIBA Americas Championship in Colorado Springs, U.S.A. Canada will look to place in the top four, which in turn qualifies them for the 2015 U19 World Championship in Greece.

“We have a tough task ahead of us, but I believe in the strength, ability and commitment of the group that we have assembled,” said Rana. “With the majority of this year’s athletes being new to the international game, our focus is on development with the goal of qualifying for Greece.”

Rana,  a native of Toronto, Ont., will serve as the team’s bench boss for the third  consecutive season. He will be joined by assistant coaches  Scott Morrison (Lakehead University) and Kirby Schepp (University of Manitoba).

Canada Basketball’s assistant general manager and executive vice-president of the Senior Men’s Program, Rowan Barrett, echoed the coach’s sentiments. “These athletes have shown tremendous skill for their respective teams and in the past with the National Team program. We’re very excited that they are taking the next step in their development.”

The team will depart for five-day competition on June 16th. For more information on the 2014 U18 FIBA Americas, please visit:http://www.fibaamericas.com/


2014 Junior Men’s National Team Training Camp Roster

Name Position Height Hometown
Ben Miller Guard 6’2 Winnipeg, MB
Biniam Ghebrekidan Centre 6’9 Gatineau, QC
Chase Vassell Guard 6’3 Pickering, ON
Chris Egi Forward 6’9 Markham, ON
Corey Johnson Guard 6’5 Ottawa, ON
Dillon Brooks Forward 6’7 Mississauga, ON
Drew Urquhart Forward 6’8 Vancouver, BC
Jadon Cohee Guard 6’4 Langley, BC
Jalen Poyser Guard 6’4 Mississauga, ON
Jamar Ergas Guard 6’3 Toronto, ON
Kamar McKnight Guard 6’3 Toronto, ON
Kareem South Guard 6’3 Toronto, ON
Kyle Alexander Forward 6’9 Milton, ON
Matt Neufeld Centre 6’10 Victoria, BC
Michael Asemota Guard 6’3 Brampton, ON
Montaque Gill-Ceasar Guard 6’6 Vaughan, ON
Munis Tutu Guard 6’0 Windsor, ON
Nevell Provo Guard 6’0 North Preston, NS
Oleksandr Otzyv Centre 6’10 Mississauga, ON
Stefan Duric Guard 6’4 Burlington, ON
Tristan Etienne Centre 6’9 Abbotsford, BC

2014 Junior Men’s National Team Staff

Name Position
Roy Rana Head Coach
Scott Morrison Assistant Coach
Kirby Schepp Assistant Coach
Krisjon Vargas Athletic Therapist
James DePoe Team Manager
Wes Clayden Doctor

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