Roster Announced for fifth window of FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 Americas Qualifiers

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TORONTO, Ont. (November 23, 2018) – Canada Basketball is pleased to announce the 12-man roster for the upcoming FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 Americas Qualifiers games against Venezuela and Brazil.

Scroll down for the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 Americas Qualifiers roster.

Canada visits Venezuela on November 30 at 5:15 PM ET in a battle for the group’s top spot, before travelling to Brazil to conclude the fifth window on December 3 at 5:00 PM ET. Fans can catch all the action live on DAZN.

Head Coach Roy Rana will lead Team Canada and be joined by assistant coaches J.D. Jackson, Patrick Tatham and Michael Meeks.

“As we continue to advance towards our goal of qualifying for the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019, we are enormously proud that so many athletes have stepped up and are committed to serving the cause and our country,” said head coach Roy Rana.

“We are developing a culture of sacrifice and this group embodies the spirt of giving unconditionally to something that is greater than themselves. We are excited for the opportunities ahead in Caracas, Venezuela and Sao Paulo, Brazil,” said Rana.

Through eight games, Canada sits atop Group F with a 7-1 record and is followed by Venezuela (7-1), Brazil (6-2), Dominican Republic (5-3), U.S. Virgin Islands (2-6) and Chile (1-7).

In the second round, the three highest-placed teams from each group and the best fourth placed team between Group E and Group F (a total of seven teams) will qualify for the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019.

The FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 in China (Aug. 31-Sept. 15, 2019) will be the biggest edition of FIBA’s flagship event with a record 32 participating teams playing 92 games over 16 days.

A full list of athletes, coaches and team schedule can be found below.

SENIOR MEN’S NATIONAL TEAM WINDOW 5 ROSTER 

Name

Position

Height

Hometown

Last / Current Club

Joel Anthony

Centre

6’10”

Montreal, QC San Lorenzo Basket (Argentina)
Aaron Best

Guard

6’4″

Scarborough, ON Riesen Ludwigsburg (Germany)
Brady Heslip

Guard

6’2″

Burlington, ON Fraport Skyliners (Germany)
Kaza Kajami-Keane

Guard

6’2″

Ajax, ON Landstede Zwolle (Netherlands)
Kyle Landry

Centre

6’10”

Calgary, AB Buducnost (Montenegro)
Conor Morgan

Forward

6’9”

Victoria, BC Divina Seguros Joventut (Spain)
Duane Notice

Guard

6’2”

Woodbridge, ON Raptors 905 (G League)
Dyshawn Pierre

Forward

6’6”

Whitby, ON Banco di Srd (Italy)
Xavier Rathan-Mayes

Guard

6’4”

Markham, ON AEK Athens (Greece)
Phil Scrubb

Guard

6’4”

Richmond, BC Zenit Saint Petersburg (Russia)
Thomas Scrubb

Forward

6’7”

Richmond, BC Pallacanestro Varese (Italy)
Kyle Wiltjer

Forward

6’10”

Portland, OR Unicaja Malaga (Spain)

 

SENIOR MEN’S NATIONAL TEAM WINDOW 5 COACHES & STAFF

Name Position Hometown
Roy Rana Head Coach Toronto, ON
J.D. Jackson Assistant Coach Burnaby, BC
Patrick Tatham Assistant Coach Brampton, ON
Michael Meeks Assistant Coach Brampton, ON
Rowan Barrett Assistant GM / Executive VP Mississauga, ON
David Grundman Basketball Operations Toronto, ON
James DePoe Team Manager Toronto, ON
Dr. John Philpott Team Doctor Miramichi, NB
Samuel Gibbs Athletic Therapist Toronto, ON
Dr. Peter Jensen Sports Psychologist Toronto, ON
Jason Meehan Athletic Therapist Mt. Pearl, NL
Charlie Weingroff Strength and Conditioning Coach Newark, NJ
Jermaine Anderson Player Development Assistant Toronto, ON
Rushiraj Pancholi Video Coordinator Etobicoke, ON
Phil Jevtovic Performance Analyst Toronto, ON
Marvin Cross Team Security Cleveland, OH
Matt Walker Communications Manager Ancaster, ON

SENIOR MEN’S NATIONAL TEAM WINDOW 5 SCHEDULE

DATE ITEM
November 26-28 Training Camp

Orlando, FL

November 30 Canada vs. Venezuela

Caracas, Venezuela

December 3 Canada vs. Brazil

Sao Paulo, Brazil

 

Courtesy Canada Basketball