Roster announced for second window of FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 Americas Qualifiers

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TORONTO, ON (February 19, 2018) – Canada Basketball is pleased to announce the 12-man roster for the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 Americas Qualifiers games against the U.S. Virgin Islands and Bahamas.

Canada returns to the court on Thursday, Feb. 22 at 4:30 p.m. (EST) against the U.S. Virgin Islands before playing its final matchup of the second window on Sunday, Feb. 25 versus the Bahamas at 8:00 p.m. (EST).Both games will be played at the Kendal G. L. Isaacs National Gymnasium in Nassau, Bahamas and fans can catch all the action streaming live on DAZN.

Following the previously mentioned games, Canada’s pursuit of a FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 berth will continue at home on Friday, Jun. 29 at 8:30 p.m. (EST) as Canada hosts Dominican Republic at Ricoh Coliseum.  Canada will then travel to TD Place in Ottawa to conclude the first-round on Monday, Jul. 2 at 1:30 p.m. (EST) against U.S. Virgin Islands.

Canada currently sits tied for second place in Group D with a 1-1 record following the first window of competition.

2018 SMNT FEBRUARY WORLD CUP AMERICAS QUALIFIER ROSTER

Name Position   Height   Hometown Current Club
Jermaine Anderson Guard 6’2” Toronto, ON Free Agent
Joel Anthony Centre 6’9″ Montreal, QC Free Agent
Anthony Bennett Forward 6’8″ Toronto, ON Maine Red Claws (G-League)
Aaron Best Guard 6’4” Scarborough, ON Raptors 905 (G-League)
Melvin Ejim Forward 6’7” Toronto, ON Unics (Russia)
Brady Heslip Guard 6’2″ Burlington, ON Trabzonspor (Turkey)
Kaza Kajami-Keane Guard 6’1″ Ajax, ON Raptors 905 (G-League)
Kyle Landry Centre 6’10” Calgary, AB Buducnost (Montenegro)
Adika Peter-McNeilly Guard 6’3” Toronto, ON Ludwigsburg (Germany)
Dyshawn Pierre Forward 6’6″ Whitby, ON Banco di Srd (Italy)
Thomas Scrubb Forward 6’6″ Richmond, B.C. Scandone AV (Italy)
Jevohn Shepherd Guard 6’5” Toronto, ON SLUC Nancy (France)
2018 SMNT STAFF LIST
Name Position Hometown
Gordie Herbert Head Coach Toronto, ON
Michael Meeks Assistant Coach Brampton, ON
Jack Sikma Assistant Coach Kankakee, Illinois
Nathaniel Mitchell Assistant Coach Toronto, ON
James DePoe Team Manager Toronto, ON
David Grundman Team Manager Toronto, ON
Dr. John Philpott Team Doctor Miramichi, NB
Samuel Gibbs Athletic Therapist Toronto, ON
Jason Meehan Athletic Therapist Toronto, ON
Charlie Weingroff Strength and Conditioning Coach Newark, NJ
Dipesh Mistry Video Coordinator Phoenix, AZ
Phil Jevtovic Performance Analyst Toronto, ON
Matt Walker Communications Manager Ancaster, ON
Dr. Peter Jensen Sports Psychologist Toronto, ON
2018 SMNT SCHEDULE
ITEM DATES   LOCATION
Canada vs. US Virgin Islands February 22 Nassau, Bahamas
Canada vs. Bahamas February 25 Nassau, Bahamas
Training camp in Bahamas is closed to the public.
Courtesy Canada Basketball