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
|Name||Height||Hometown||Current School Team|
|Matthew-Alexander Moncrieffe||6’6″||Lakeshore, ON||Orangeville Prep.|
|Keon Ambrose-Hylton||6’8″||Whitby, ON||Andrews Osborne Academy|
|Charles Bediako||6’11″||Brampton, ON||Andrews Osborne Academy|
|Jaden Bediako||6’10″||Brampton, ON||Ridley College|
|Joel Brown||6’2″||Brampton, ON||Brewster Academy|
|Thomas Kennedy||6’9″||Windsor, ON||University of Windsor|
|AJ Lawson||6’6″||Toronto, ON||University of South Carolina|
|Karim Mane||6’4″||Saint-Hubert, QC||Vanier College|
|Jahcobi Neath||6’4″||Toronto, ON||Crestwood Preparatory|
|Josh Primo||6’4.5″||Mississauga, ON||Huntington Prep|
|Tyrese Samuel||6’8″||LaSalle, QC||Orangeville Prep.|
|Damion Squire||5’11″||LaSalle, QC||University of California, Davis|
2019 U19 MEN’S NATIONAL TEAM COACHES & STAFF
|Dan Vanhooren||Head Coach||Calgary, AB||University of Calgary|
|Dave DeAveiro||Assistant Coach||Toronto, ON||McGill University|
|Chris Cheng||Assistant Coach||Scarborough, ON||University of Windsor|
|Nate Philippe||Assistant Coach||Toronto, ON||York University|
|Scott Waithe||Team Manager||Scarborough, ON||Seneca College|
|Krisjon Vargas||Athletic Therapist||Toronto, ON||Canada Basketball|
|Onika Green||Team Psychologist||Oakville, ON||University of Ottawa|
|Dr. Fahim Merali||Team Physician (France)||Toronto, ON||University of Toronto|
|Dr. Jacquelyn Corkum||Team Physician (World Cup)||Halifax, NS||Dalhousie University|
2019 U19 MEN’S NATIONAL TEAM SCHEDULE
|June 8-9||Open Tryout||Humber College (North Campus) – Toronto|
|June 12-19||Training Camp|
|June 22||Canada vs. New Zealand||1:00 PM||France Exhibition|
|June 23||Canada vs. France||12:00 PM|
|June 29||Canada vs. Australia||8:30 AM||FIBA U19 World Cup 2019Heraklion, Greece|
|June 30||Canada vs. Mali||6:45 AM|
|July 2||Canada vs. Latvia||11:15 AM|
|July 3||Round of 16||TBD|
Courtesy Canada Basketball