Senior Men’s National Team September 2018 Training Camp Roster Announced

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TORONTO, Ont. (September 4, 2018) – Canada Basketball is pleased to announce the roster for training camp ahead of September’s FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 Americas Qualifiers.

See below for the September FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 Americas Qualifiers training camp roster.

Canada resumes the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 Americas Qualifiers on Thursday, September 13 at 7:30 p.m. EDT in Laval at Place Bell against Brazil. Tickets for the event are on sale now through evenko for as low as $31.

Following Thursday’s game, Canada will travel to Valdivia to face Chile on Monday, September 17 at 7:00 p.m. EDT to conclude the fourth window.

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

“Always honoured to answer the call to represent my country in international competition and I’m looking forward to the journey with our family on the floor,” said head coach Roy Rana.

With the first round of qualification now complete, the top three teams from Group B, Venezuela (5-1), Brazil (5-1) and Chile (1-5), and Group D, Canada (5-1), Dominican Republic (4-2) and U.S. Virgin Islands (2-4), will form Group F.  Canada will now face Venezuela, Brazil and Chile on a home and away basis.

“As the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 Americas Qualifiers continue, the program depth we’ve been building over the years will be crucial for the success of our team,” said Rowan Barrett, Assistant GM/Executive VP, Senior Men’s Program.  “September’s games are an important step for Canada as we work towards our goal of qualifying for the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019.”

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.

SENIOR MEN’S NATIONAL TEAM SEPTEMBER 2018 TRAINING CAMP ROSTER 

Name

Position

Height

Hometown

Last / Current Club

Joel Anthony

Centre

6’9″

Montreal, QC San Lorenzo Basket (Argentina)
Trae Bell-Haynes

Guard

6’2”

Toronto, ON Fraport Skyliners (Germany)
Aaron Best

Guard

6’4″

Scarborough, ON Raptor 905 (G-League)
Khem Birch

Centre

6’9″

Montreal, QC Orlando Magic
Dillon Brooks

Forward

6’7″

Mississauga, ON Memphis Grizzlies
Manny Diressa

Guard

6’4”

Toronto, ON KK FMP (Serbia)
Melvin Ejim

Forward

6’6″

Toronto, ON BC UNICS (Russia)
Joel Friesen

Guard

6’4″

Abbotsford, BC London Lightning (NBL Canada)
Brady Heslip

Guard

6’2″

Burlington, ON Fraport Skyliners (Germany)
Justin Jackson

Forward

6’7″

Scarborough, ON Orlando Magic
Cory Joseph

Guard

6’3″

Toronto, ON Indiana Pacers
Kaza Kajami-Keane

Guard

6’2″

Ajax, ON Landstede Zwolle (Netherlands)
Kyle Landry

Centre

6’10”

Calgary, AB Buducnost (Montenegro)
Duane Notice

Guard

6’2”

Woodbridge, ON BM Slam Stal (Poland)
Kelly Olynyk

Centre

7’0″

Kamloops, BC Miami Heat
Kevin Pangos

Guard

6’2”

Newmarket, ON FC Barcelona Lassa (Spain)
Dyshawn Pierre

Forward

6’6”

Whitby, ON Banco di Srd (Italy)
Tristan Thompson

Forward

6’9″

Brampton, ON Cleveland Cavaliers

 

SENIOR MEN’S NATIONAL TEAM SEPTEMBER 2018 TRAINING CAMP COACHES & STAFF

Name Position Hometown
Roy Rana Head Coach Toronto, ON
Nathaniel Mitchell Assistant Coach Toronto, ON
Patrick Tatham Assistant Coach Brampton, ON
J.D. Jackson Assistant Coach Burnaby, BC
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
Sunny Ahluwalia Video Coordinator Vancouver, BC
Phil Jevtovic Performance Analyst Toronto, ON
Marvin Cross Team Security Cleveland, OH
Matt Walker Communications Manager Ancaster, ON

 

SENIOR MEN’S NATIONAL TEAM SEPTEMBER 2018 SCHEDULE

DATE ITEM
September 6-11 Training Camp

UQAM – Montreal, Que.

September 13 Canada vs. Brazil

Place Bell – Laval

September 17 Canada vs. Chile

Valdivia, Chile

 

Courtesy Canada Basketball