Men’s U16 FIBA Americas Roster Announced

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Team will represent Canada in Argentina

TORONTO, ON (June 6, 2017) – Canada Basketball’s Men’s High Performance program is pleased to announce the U16 team that will represent Canada at the FIBA U16 Americas Championship in Formosa, Argentina beginning June 14th.

“We’re pleased with the competiveness of this tryout and we’re excited to continue working with these young men as we prepare for the FIBA Americas,” said Craig Beaucamp, Head Coach.

The team will train in Toronto until June 9th and then head to Argentina for pre-tournament training, prior to tipping-off against the host country in game one of the preliminary round. The full FIBA U16 Americas schedule can be found here.

Canada will look to qualify for its 5th-consecutive U17 World Championship. Canada is currently ranked 3rd worldwide in the FIBA Youth Men Rankings.

The final roster, coaches and staff can be found below. For media requests, please contact bwilliams@basketball.ca.

FIBA U16 AMERICAS 2017 ROSTER

LAST FIRST POSITION HEIGHT HOMETOWN SCHOOL CLUB TEAM
Bediako Charles PF/C 6’9” Brampton, ON St. Marcellinus Uplay Canada
Barthelemy* Keeshawn PG 6’0″ Montreal, QC Cape Fear Academy Brookwood Elite
Case Matteus SG 6’3″ Pickering, ON Pine Ridge Secondary School Northern Kings
Koulibaly Jefferson PG 6’3″ Montreal, QC Our Saviour New American New York Rens
Krikke Benjamin PF 6’7″ Edmonton, AB Jasper Place High School Team Alberta
McNeilly Cashius SG 6’5″ Scarborough, ON Thornlea Secondary Canada Elite
Ndur Malachi SF/PF 6’6″ St. Thomas, ON Central Elgin Collegiate Institute Northern Kings
Nwagha Alexander C 6’7″ Toronto, ON King’s Christian Prep Burlington IBSA
Radocaj Victor F 6’7″ Richmond, BC Robert Alexander McMath Secondary Drive Basketball
Rathan-Mayes Shemar PG 5’8″ Toronto, ON Athlete Institute CIA Bounce
Rioux* Emile PF/C 6’8″ Anjou, QC De Mortagnes Brookwood Elite
Sakota Luka PG 6’4″ Etobicoke, ON Kings Christian Collegiate Burlington IBSA
Shand Paris PF 6’6″ Toronto, ON Bill Crothers Uplay Canada
Todd Taryn PG/SG 6’1″ Vaughn, ON Vaughan Secondary School Uplay Canada

*Alternates

COACHING & TEAM STAFF

NAME POSITION HOMETOWN TEAM/CLUB
Craig Beaucamp Head Coach Victoria, BC University of Victoria
Rob Smart Assistant Coach Oakville, ON Carleton University
Patrick Tatham Assistant Coach Mississauga, ON McMaster University
Michael Meeks Assistant Coach Brampton, ON Canada Basketball
Eric Savage Team Manager Gatineau, QC Humber College
Steve Konchalski Mentor Coach Halifax, NS Canada Basketball
Mary Lalancette Athletic Therapist Halifax, NS Canada Basketball
Fahim Merali Physician Toronto, ON University of Toronto

2017 U16 SCHEDULE

DATE EVENT LOCATION
June 3-8 Training Camp University of Toronto – Mississauga
June 9-14 Training FIBA U16 Americas Championship (Formosa, Argentina)
June 14 Canada vs. Argentina
June 15 Canada vs. Paraguay
June 16 Canada vs. Venezuela
June 17 Semi-Final
June 18 Final

Courtesy Canada Basketball

Drew Ebanks

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