U16 Men Finish 2nd at 2017 FIBA Americas Championship

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FORMOSA, ARGENTINA (June 18, 2017) – Canada’s U16 Men’s National Team finished 2nd at the 2017 FIBA U16 Americas Championship, taking home the silver medal after a 111-60 loss to the United States. Luka Sakota (Etobicoke, ON) scored a team-high 17 points, while Cashius McNeilly (Scarborough, ON) and Shemar Rathan-Mayes (Toronto, ON) added 15 and 14 points, respectively.

With the result, Canada qualifies for the 2018 FIBA U17 Basketball World Cup.

Click here for the box score.

Cashius McNeilly, Shemar Rathan-Mayes, Malachi Ndur, Benjamin Krikke and Charles Bediako started for Canada. Click here for the full team roster.

QUOTES

“Obviously a disappointing ending, but overall I’m really proud of the group. For them to qualify for the worlds and get a silver medal is still a great accomplishment and we look forward to next year.” – Craig Beaucamp, Head Coach

UP NEXT

Canada’s U19 Men’s National Team travels to Troyes, France in preparation for the 2017 FIBA U19 Basketball World Cup. The team will face France on Saturday, June 24 at 2:00 PM EST in the first of three pre-tournament games. Stay tuned to @CanBball on Twitter for more information.

 

Courtesy Canada Basketball

Drew Ebanks

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