DEVELOPMENT MEN’S NATIONAL TEAM ANNOUNCED

Canada Basketball is proud to announce the 12 student-athletes who will represent Canada as the Development Men’s National Team (DMNT) at the 2013 FISU Summer Universiade in Kazan, Russia. The DMNT recently took part in the Four Nations’ International Invitational Tournament – an 11-day tournament through central China. In addition to the host nation, Canada played collegiate squads from the United States and Latvia, finishing with a perfect 9-0 record.

Rowan Barrett, assistant general manager and executive vice-president of the Senior Men’s Program, commented on the upcoming competition by saying, “Our student team has done well in their preparations thus far under the leadership of Jay Triano and his staff. We look forward to our team being very competitive and representing Canada with great pride on the international stage.”

Also known as the World University Games, the competition will kick-off for Team Canada on July 7 with a match-up against Sweden. The Summer Universiade – the largest sporting event outside of the Olympic Games – will see the best student-athlete teams across the world compete in a variety of sports. The men’s quarter-finals begin on Sunday, July 14 with the semifinal match-ups slated for the following day, before the finale tips-off on Tuesday evening.

2013 Development Men’s National Team

No. Name Position Height Hometown
4 Kevin Pangos Guard 6-1 Holland Landing, Ont.
5 Brady Heslip Guard 6-2 Burlington, Ont.
6 Kyle Wiltjer Forward 6-9 Portland, Ore.
7 Melvin Ejim Guard 6-6 Toronto, Ont.
8 Thomas Scrubb Forward 6-5 Montreal, Que.
9 Mangisto Arop Guard 6-6 Edmonton, Alta.
10 Daniel Mullings Forward 6-2 Toronto, Ont.
11 Philip Scrubb Guard 6-3 Richmond, B.C.
12 Dwight Powell Forward 6-9 Toronto, Ont.
13 Jordan Bachynski Centre 7-2 Calgary, Alta.
14 Murphy Burnatowski Forward 6-7 Waterloo, Ont.
15 Owen Klassen Forward 6-10 Kingston, Ont.

2013 FISU Summer Universiade – Preliminary Round Schedule

Date Opponent Time (ET)
Sunday, July 7 Sweden 12:30 p.m.
Monday, July 8 United Arab Emirates 2:00 a.m.
Wednesday, July 10 Australia 5:00 a.m.
Thursday, July 11 Czech Republic 12:30 p.m.
Friday, July 12 United States 5:00 a.m.

2013 Development Men’s National Team Staff

Name Position
Jay Triano Head Coach
Greg Francis Assistant Coach
John Campbell Assistant Coach
Shawn Swords Assistant Coach
Sam Gibbs Athletic Therapist
Kade Beard Video Coordinator
Patrick Tatham Team Manager
Scottie Stats Team Statistician