U19 Men’s National Team announced ahead of FIBA U19 Basketball World Cup 2019

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TORONTO, ONT. (June 26, 2019) – Canada Basketball is pleased to announce the 12 athletes who will represent Canada at the FIBA U19 Basketball World Cup 2019 in Heraklion, Greece (June 29-July 7).

U19 Men’s National Team roster below

“This team starts with a great foundation of character people along with considerable length and athleticism,” said Head Coach Dan Vanhooren.  “As a staff, we are excited to see what they can accomplish in this short time together and are looking forward to the challenges this tournament can provide.”

Vanhooren (University of Calgary) will joined by assistants Dave DeAveiro (McGill University), Chris Cheng (University of Windsor) and Nate Phillippe (York University).

Canada is in Group B along with Australia, Latvia and Mali.  Click here for the full tournament schedule.

Canada earned a historic gold medal at the FIBA U19 Basketball World Cup 2017 in Cairo, Egypt.  The gold was Canada’s first in an international FIBA competition and their highest placement at the tournament since a fifth place finish at the FIBA U19 World Championship 2015.  This will be Canada’s eleventh appearance at the event since the 1979 World Championship for Junior Men.

Last summer, the team earned a silver medal at the FIBA U18 Americas Championship 2018 in St. Catharines, Ontario.

Canada is currently ranked 2nd worldwide in the FIBA World Ranking Presented by NIKE.

2019 U19 MEN’S NATIONAL TEAM ROSTER

NameHeightHometownCurrent School Team
Matthew-Alexander Moncrieffe6’6″Lakeshore, ONOrangeville Prep.
Keon Ambrose-Hylton6’8″Whitby, ONAndrews Osborne Academy
Charles Bediako6’11″Brampton, ONAndrews Osborne Academy
Jaden Bediako6’10″Brampton, ONRidley College
Joel Brown6’2″Brampton, ONBrewster Academy
Thomas Kennedy6’9″Windsor, ONUniversity of Windsor
AJ Lawson6’6″Toronto, ONUniversity of South Carolina
Karim Mane6’4″Saint-Hubert, QCVanier College
Jahcobi Neath6’4″Toronto, ONCrestwood Preparatory
Josh Primo6’4.5″Mississauga, ONHuntington Prep
Tyrese Samuel6’8″LaSalle, QCOrangeville Prep.
Damion Squire5’11″LaSalle, QCUniversity of California, Davis

2019 U19 MEN’S NATIONAL TEAM COACHES & STAFF

NAMEPOSITIONHOMETOWNAFFILIATION
Dan VanhoorenHead CoachCalgary, ABUniversity of Calgary
Dave DeAveiroAssistant CoachToronto, ONMcGill University
Chris ChengAssistant CoachScarborough, ONUniversity of Windsor
Nate PhilippeAssistant CoachToronto, ONYork University
Scott WaitheTeam ManagerScarborough, ONSeneca College
Krisjon VargasAthletic TherapistToronto, ONCanada Basketball 
Onika GreenTeam PsychologistOakville, ONUniversity of Ottawa
Dr. Fahim MeraliTeam Physician (France)Toronto, ONUniversity of Toronto
Dr. Jacquelyn CorkumTeam Physician (World Cup)Halifax, NSDalhousie University

2019 U19 MEN’S NATIONAL TEAM SCHEDULE

DATEITEMTIME (ET) LOCATION
June 8-9Open Tryout Humber College (North Campus) – Toronto
June 12-19Training Camp 
June 22Canada vs. New Zealand1:00 PMFrance Exhibition
June 23Canada vs. France12:00 PM
June 29Canada vs. Australia8:30 AMFIBA U19 World Cup 2019Heraklion, Greece
June 30Canada vs. Mali6:45 AM
July 2Canada vs. Latvia11:15 AM
July 3Round of 16TBD
June 5Quarter-finalsTBD
June 6SemifinalsTBD
June 7FinalsTBD

Courtesy Canada Basketball