Senior Men’s National Team Announced Ahead of FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019

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DONGGUAN, CHINA (August 30, 2019) – Canada Basketball is pleased to announce the roster for the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019.

Click here for the Senior Men’s National Team FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 roster.

“Playing for your country is one of the greatest honours in sport and the players are fully committed to giving everything they have for Canada,” said Nick Nurse, Head Coach, Senior Men’s National Team.  “I’m proud of the group of players we’ve selected to represent Canada at the upcoming FIBA Basketball World Cup.”

Fans in Canada can catch all the action from the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 streaming live and on demand on DAZN.

Canada is heading back to the World Cup for the first time since the 2010 FIBA World Championship after finishing the FIBA Basketball World Cup Americas Qualifiers with a 10-2 record to lead Group F.  

This will be Canada’s 14th appearance at the World Cup.  The country’s highest placement in the tournament was back-to-back sixth place finishes in 1978 and 1982.

Canada is in Group H for the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 and will face Australia (September 1, 3:30 AM ET), Lithuania (September 3, 7:30 AM ET) and Senegal (September 5, 3:30 AM ET) in the First Round.  Click here for the competition schedule.

“Training camp and exhibition games against other international federations have been an important opportunity for us to further evaluate our team,” said Rowan Barrett, General Manager, Men’s High Performance. “We have a tremendous opportunity in front of us at the FIBA Basketball World Cup and are excited for the challenge as we represent Canada”.

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.

For the first time, the FIBA Basketball World Cup will qualify seven teams directly for the following year’s Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Canada must finish either first or second in the Americas zone to earn a direct berth.  Click here for additional information on Olympic qualification.

Courtesy Canada Basketball