U17 Men’s National Team announced ahead of FIBA U17 Basketball World Cup 2018

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TORONTO, ON (June 24, 2018) – Canada Basketball is pleased to announce the 12 athletes who will represent Canada at the FIBA U17 Basketball World Cup 2018 in Rosario and Santa Fe, Argentina from June 30 – July 8, 2018.

U17 Men’s National Team roster, coaching staff & World Cup Schedule:

Name

Height

Hometown

Current School Team 

Current Club

Keon Ambrose-Hylton

6’7″

Toronto, ON

Hamilton Heights

Nike UPlay Canada

Keeshawn Barthelemy

6’1″

Montreal, QC

Athlete Institute

Brookwood Elite

Charles Bediako

6’11”

Brampton, ON

Ridley College

Nike UPlay Canada

Josh Hemmings

6’8″

Toronto, ON

Oak Hill Academy

Nike UPlay Canada

Caleb Houstan

6’8″

Mississauga, ON

St. Marcellinus

CIA Bounce

Benjamin Krikke

6’8″

Edmonton, AB

Jasper Place High School

Team Alberta

Cashius McNeilly

6’3″

Toronto, ON

St. Joseph Catholic Central High School

Canada Elite

Tre-Vaughn Minott

6’8″

Montreal, QC

Ecole Secondaire St-Laurent Edifice Emile-Legault

Team Quebec

Matthew Alexander- Moncrieffe

6’7″

Lakeshore, ON

Orangeville Prep

CIA Bounce

Addison Patterson

6’5″

Milton, ON

Athlete Institute

CIA Bounce

Shemar Rathan-Mayes

5’11”

Scarborough, ON

Orangeville Prep

CIA Bounce

Luka Sakota

6’4″

Etobicoke, ON

King’s Christian Collegiate

Canada Elite

 

Addison Patterson

2018 U17 MEN’S NATIONAL TEAM COACHES & STAFF

NAME POSITION HOMETOWN TEAM/CLUB
Kirby Schepp Head Coach Winnipeg, MB University of Manitoba
Dan Vanhooren Assistant Coach Calgary, AB University of Calgary
Michael Meeks Assistant Coach Brampton, ON Canada Basketball
Jason Dawkins Assistant Coach Toronto, ON Team Ontario

 

Charles Bediako

2018 U17 MEN’S NATIONAL TEAM SCHEDULE

DATE ITEM
June 23-27 Pre-Competition Training

Argentina

June 30 Canada vs. Montenegro

FIBA U17 Basketball World Cup 2018

Rosario & Santa Fe, Argentina

July 1 Canada vs. Egypt
July 3 Canada vs. New Zealand
July 4 Round of 16
July 6 Quarter-finals
July 7 Semifinals
July 8 Finals

 

Head Coach Kirby Schepp (University of Manitoba) will be joined by assistants Michael Meeks (Canada Basketball), Dan Vanhooren (University of Calgary), and Jason Dawkins (Ontario Basketball).

Canada is in Group C and will face Montenegro, Egypt and New Zealand in the group phase of the tournament, tipping-off against Montenegro on June 30 at 2:15 PM ET.  Click here for the full tournament schedule.

Following pre-competition training in Mexico City, the team will travel to Argentina for additional training from June 23-27 ahead of the FIBA U17 Basketball World Cup 2018.

Last summer, Canada’s U16 team earned a silver medal at the FIBA U16 Americas Championship 2017 in Formosa, Argentina.

Canada is currently ranked 2nd worldwide in the FIBA Youth Men Rankings.