22 ATHLETES ATTEND U19 MEN'S NATIONAL TEAM TRYOUTS

TORONTO, ON (June 13, 2017) - Canada Basketball's Men's High Performance program is pleased to announce the 22 athletes who will attend the U19 Men's National Team tryouts from June 13th - 14th at the University of Toronto - Mississauga.
 
"We look forward to a competitive tryout and training session as we look to field the best team to face the world in Egypt," Roy Rana, Head Coach, U19 Men's National Team.
 
Rana (Ryerson University) will be joined by Assistants Jamie McNeilly (Virginia Tech), Paul Weir (University of New Mexico), Michael Meeks (Canada Basketball) and Mentor Coach, Steve Konchalski (St. Francis Xavier).
 
Following tryouts the squad will train in Mississauga until June 20th and then travel to France for exhibition play en route to Cairo, Egypt for the FIBA U19 Basketball World Cup 2017 from July 1st - 9th.
 
A full list of athletes, coaches and team schedule can be found below. Tryouts and training are closed to the public. Media are invited to post-practice scrums on the following dates:

Thursday, June 15 
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

Monday, June 19
8:45 p.m. Gym Opens
9:00 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 TRAINING CAMP ROSTER
LAST NAMEFIRST NAMEHEIGHTHOMETOWNSCHOOLCLUB TEAM
BambaAmidou6'9"Scarborough, ONCoastal Carolina UniversityCanada Elite
BarrettRJ6'7"Mississauga, ONMontverde AcademyUplay Canada
BediakoJaden6'10"Brampton, ONRidley CollegeUplay Canada
BennettKhaleem6'4"Hamilton, ONSunrise Christian AcademyUplay Canada
ChristieAlex7'0"Oakville, ONThe MacDuffie SchoolBoston Amateur Basketball Club
DarlingNathan6'5"Sackville, NSUniversity of
Alabama Birmingham
Basketball Nova Scotia 
DjuricicDanilo6'8"Brampton, ONHarvard UniversityCIA Bounce
EzeaguKaosi6'10"Brampton, ONHamilton Heights Christian AcademyUplay Canada
Gilgeous-AlexanderShai6'6"Toronto, ONUniversity of KentuckyUplay Canada
Gilgeous-AlexanderThomasi6'5"Hamilton, ONHamilton Heights Christian AcademyUplay Canada
HenryJordan5'10"Pickering, ONPine Ridge SSCanada Elite
KigabAbu6'7"St. Catharines, ONUniversity of OregonUplay Canada
KirkwoodNoah6'7"Kanata, ONAshbury CollegeBrookwood Elite
LongpreAnthony6'9"L'Assomption, QCSaint Joseph's UniversityBrookwood Elite
MillerEmanuel6'7"Toronto, ONBill Crothers SSUplay Canada
OduroPrince6'8"Toronto, ONFirst Love Christian AcademyCanada Elite
Price-NoelJahbril6'7"Toronto, ONGould AcademyExpressions Elite
ShephardGrant6'10"Kelowna, BCUniversity of British ColumbiaDrive/Uplay Canada
UguakAher6'7"Edmonton, ABLoyola University ChicagoDrive
VrankicJosip6'9"Etobicoke, ONSanta Clara UniversityCanada Elite
WagnerJames6'7"Winnipeg, MBUniversity of ManitobaBasketball Manitoba 
WiggintonLindell6'2"Dartmouth, NSIowa State UniversityStackhouse Elite
*Above list indicates athletes that accepted Team Canada invitations, additional eligible athletes declined to attend due to various circumstances, including academic and personal obligations.
 
2017 U19 COACHES & STAFF
NAMEPOSITIONHOMETOWNTEAM/CLUB
Roy RanaHead CoachToronto, ONRyerson University
Jamie McNeillyAssistant CoachToronto, ONVirginia Tech University
Paul WeirAssistant CoachToronto, ONUniversity of New Mexico
Michael MeeksAssistant CoachBrampton, ONCanada Basketball
Steve KonchalskiMentor CoachHalifax, NSSt. Xavier
Krisjon VargasTherapistToronto, ONCanada Basketball
James DePoeManagerToronto, ONHumber College
Wes ClaydenDoctorWoodbridge, ONCanada Basketball
 
2017 U19 SCHEDULE
DATEITEMLOCATION
June 12th -14th, 2017TryoutsU of T - Mississauga
June 15th-20th, 2017Training CampU of T - Mississauga
June 24th, 2017Canada vs. FranceExhibition Tournament
(Troyes, France)
June 25th, 2017Canada vs. Lithuania
June 26th, 2017Canada vs. Spain
July 1st, 2017Canada vs. MaliFIBA U19 Basketball World Cup
(Cairo, Egypt)
July 2nd, 2017Canada vs. Spain
July 4th, 2017Canada vs. Japan
July 5th, 2017Round of 16
July 7th, 2017Quarter-Finals
July 8th, 2017Semi-Finals
July 9th, 2017Finals
 
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Ceci est disponible egalement en francais. Contactez Bailey Williams ci-dessous pour l'obtenir.  
 
For more information, contact:
Bailey Williams, bwilliams@basketball.ca, 647.460.7976