MEN’S NATIONAL TEAM ANNOUNCES 2015 FIBA AMERICAS TRAINING CAMP ROSTER

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16 athletes will compete for a spot on the Olympic qualification team

(TORONTO, ON) – The Canadian Men’s National Team has announced the 16 athletes, including 11 players from the NBA, who will attend training camp in Toronto, ON from August 14-20 in advance of the 2015 FIBA Americas Championship in Mexico City. “We have a talented mix of NBA and pro athletes and we’re excited to get them in the gym together,” said Head Coach Jay Triano. “This camp will be an opportunity to train, build team chemistry and prepare for a tough and important tournament with the goal of qualifying for Rio.” 

Triano will be joined by Assistants Dave Smart (Ottawa, ON), David Vanterpool (Washington, DC) and Bryan Gates (New Orleans, LA).

Tryouts and training camp will take place from August 14-20 at the Air Canada Centre. Full training camp roster and staff list below.

The team will participate in the 2015 FIBA Americas Championship in Mexico City, Mexico from August 31-September 12. The 1st and 2nd place teams will qualify for the Rio 2016 Olympics.

In advance of the FIBA Americas, Team Canada will head to Puerto Rico to participate in the Tuto Marchand 5-team exhibition tournament from August 23-26.

2015 FIBA AMERICAS MEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP TRAINING CAMP ROSTER

NAME POSITION HEIGHT HOMETOWN CURRENT TEAM/CLUB
Bennett, Anthony F 6’8 Brampton, ON Minnesota Timberwolves (NBA)
Bhullar, Sim C 7’5 Mississauga, ON Sacramento Kings (NBA)
Doornekamp, Aaron F 6’7 Odessa, ON Braunschweig (Germany)
Ejim, Melvin F 6’6 Toronto, ON Orlando Magic (NBA)
English, Carl SG 6’5 Paradise, NF Athens AEK (Greece)
Hanlan, Olivier G 6’4 Aylmer, QC BC Zalgiris (Lithuania)
Heslip, Brady G 6’2 Burlington, ON  Pallacanestro Cantù (Italy)
Joseph, Cory PG 6’3 Pickering, ON Toronto Raptors (NBA)
Murray, Jamal G 6’3 Kitchener, ON University of Kentucky (NCAA)
Nicholson, Andrew F 6’9 Mississauga, ON Orlando Magic (NBA)
Olynyk, Kelly C 7’0 Kamloops, BC Boston Celtics (NBA)
Powell, Dwight F 6’9 Toronto, ON Dallas Mavericks (NBA)
Sacre, Robert C 7’0 Vancouver, BC Los Angeles Lakers (NBA)
Scrubb, Phil G 6’3 Richmond, BC AEK Athens (Greece)
Stauskas, Nik SG 6’6 Mississauga, ON Philadelphia 76ers (NBA)
Wiggins, Andrew F 6’8 Vaughan, ON Minnesota Timberwolves (NBA)

2015 FIBA AMERICAS COACHING & TEAM STAFF
NAME POSITION HOMETOWN
Jay Triano Head Coach Toronto, ON
Dave Smart Assistant Coach Ottawa, ON
David Vanterpool Assistant Coach Washington, DC
Bryan Gates Assistant Coach New Orleans, LA
Kade Beard Video Coordinator Houston, TX
Scottie O’Brien Team Statistician Idaho Falls, Idaho
Sam Gibbs Lead IST Toronto, ON
Jason Meehan Therapist Toronto, ON
Charlie Weingroff Strength & Conditioning Rumble, NJ
David Cox Sports Psych Vancouver, BC
Marc Bubbs Nutritionist Toronto, ON
John Philpott Physician Toronto, ON
Mat Yorke Team Manager Toronto, ON
Jeremy Cross Team Manager Toronto, ON
About Canada Basketball:
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Courtesy Canada Basketball
Drew Ebanks
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