U19 Men’s National Team Announced

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U19 Team to represent Canada at the FIBA U19 Basketball World Cup
in Cairo, Egypt

TORONTO, ON (June 16, 2017) – Canada Basketball’s Men’s High Performance program is pleased to announce the athletes who will represent Canada at the FIBA U19 Basketball World Cup 2017 in Cairo, Egypt from July 1st-9th.

“It was a competitive tryout and we’re pleased with how the team is coming together as we prepare to take on the world in Cairo,” said Roy Rana, Head Coach, U19 Men’s National Team.

Canada will face Japan, Spain and Mali in the group phase of the tournament, tipping-off against Mali on Canada Day, July 1st, at 9:30 a.m. EST. The full tournament schedule is here.

The squad will train in Mississauga until June 20th and then travel to France for exhibition play en route to Egypt.

A full list of athletes, coaches and team schedule can be found below. Training camp is closed to the public. Media are invited to post-practice scrums on the following dates:

Friday, June 16
12:00 p.m. Gym Opens
12:15 p.m. Availability
Monday, June 19
8:45 p.m. Gym Opens
9:00 p.m. Availability
Sunday, June 18
12:45 p.m. Gym Opens
1:00 p.m. Availability
Tuesday, June 20
12:45 p.m. Gym Opens
1:00 p.m. Availability

*All times are EST and subject to change

Please RSVP to bwilliams@basketball.ca. Practices will take place at UTM – 3359 Mississauga Rd.

In 2016, the U18 team finished 2nd at the FIBA U18 Americas Championship. Canada is currently ranked 3rd worldwide in the FIBA Youth Men Rankings.

2017 U19 TEAM

LAST NAME FIRST NAME HEIGHT HOMETOWN SCHOOL CLUB TEAM
Bamba Amidou 6’9″ Scarborough, ON Coastal Carolina University Canada Elite
Barrett RJ 6’7″ Mississauga, ON Montverde Academy Uplay Canada
*Bennett Khaleem 6’4″ Hamilton, ON Sunrise Christian Academy Uplay Canada
*Brown Joel 6’3” Brampton, ON Aspire Academy CIA Bounce
Darling Nathan 6’5″ Sackville, NS University of
Alabama Birmingham
Basketball Nova Scotia
Djuricic Danilo 6’8″ Brampton, ON Harvard University CIA Bounce
Henry Jordan 5’10” Pickering, ON Pine Ridge SS Canada Elite
Kigab Abu 6’7″ St. Catharines, ON University of Oregon Uplay Canada
Kirkwood Noah 6’7″ Kanata, ON Ashbury College Brookwood Elite
Longpre Anthony 6’9″ L’Assomption, QC Saint Joseph’s University Brookwood Elite
Miller Emanuel 6’7″ Toronto, ON Bill Crothers SS Uplay Canada
Oduro Prince 6’8″ Toronto, ON First Love Christian Academy Canada Elite
Shephard Grant 6’10” Kelowna, BC University of British Columbia Drive/Uplay Canada
*Wagner James 6’7″ Winnipeg, MB University of Manitoba Basketball Manitoba
Wigginton Lindell 6’2″ Dartmouth, NS Iowa State University Stackhouse Elite

*Alternates

2017 U19 COACHES & STAFF

NAME POSITION HOMETOWN TEAM/CLUB
Roy Rana Head Coach Toronto, ON Ryerson University
Jamie McNeilly Assistant Coach Toronto, ON Virginia Tech University
Paul Weir Assistant Coach Toronto, ON University of New Mexico
Michael Meeks Assistant Coach Brampton, ON Canada Basketball
Steve Konchalski Mentor Coach Halifax, NS St. Francis Xavier
Krisjon Vargas Therapist Toronto, ON Canada Basketball
James DePoe Manager Toronto, ON Humber College
Wes Clayden Doctor Woodbridge, ON Canada Basketball

2017 U19 SCHEDULE

DATE ITEM LOCATION
June 15th-20th, 2017 Training Camp U of T – Mississauga
June 24th, 2017 Canada vs. France Exhibition Tournament
(Troyes, France)
June 25th, 2017 Canada vs. Lithuania
June 26th, 2017 Canada vs. Spain
July 1st, 2017 Canada vs. Mali
  FIBA U19 Basketball
World Cup
(Cairo, Egypt)
July 2nd, 2017 Canada vs. Spain
July 4th, 2017 Canada vs. Japan
July 5th, 2017 Round of 16
July 7th, 2017 Quarter-Finals
July 8th, 2017 Semi-Finals
July 9th, 2017 Finals

 

Courtesy Canada Basketball

Drew Ebanks

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