13 CANADIANS ANNOUNCED ON 2014-2015 NBA ROSTERS

TORONTO, ONWith the finalization Monday of the NBA 15-man rosters, Canada officially became the highest-represented non-US nation at any point in league history.

The 13 Canadians on NBA rosters eclipse the highest previous international total of 11, achieved by France at the start of the 2010-11 season.

A total of four Canadians joined the NBA this year, which increased the number of Canadians in the league up to a record 13. The Canadians in the 2014 draft were: Andrew Wiggins (#1), Nik Stauskas (#8) Tyler Ennis (#18) and Dwight Powell (#45). 

This past June, Andrew Wiggins became the second Canadian #1 draft pick, following Anthony Bennett who was the first in 2013.  It was the first time a country, other than the USA had back-to-back #1 NBA draft picks.

Michele O’Keefe, Executive Director of Canada Basketball commented on this historic achievement:  “We're very proud of our Canadian athletes. The commitment that they've shown to achieving their goals is remarkable”. 


           Canadian players on 2014-2015 NBA rosters are: 

Player (Hometown) – NBA Team

Joel Anthony (Montreal, QC) – Detroit Pistons

Anthony Bennett (Brampton, ON) - Minnesota Timberwolves

Samuel Dalembert (Montreal, QC) - New York Knicks

Tyler Ennis (Brampton, ON) - Phoenix Suns

Cory Joseph (Toronto, ON) - San Antonio Spurs

Steve Nash (Victoria, BC) - Los Angeles Lakers

Andrew Nicholson (Mississauga, ON) - Orlando Magic

Kelly Olynyk (Kamloops, BC) - Boston Celtics

Dwight Powell (Toronto, ON) - Boston Celtics

Robert Sacre (Vancouver, BC) - Los Angeles Lakers

Nik Stauskas (Mississauga, ON) - Sacramento Kings

Tristan Thompson (Toronto, ON) - Cleveland Cavaliers

Andrew Wiggins (Toronto, ON) - Minnesota Timberwolves