In preparation for the FISU Summer Universiade, 14 players will join the Development Men’s National Team (DMNT) as it travels to China for the 2013 Four Nations’ International Invitational Tournament. The competition will see Canada face the United States, Latvia and host country China as the squad travels across the nation. The teams will play in Kaixian, Huaihua and Wuqi over the course of two weeks. 

The rigorous schedule will feature the teams playing three games in three days in each city with a single travel day in-between. The assistant general manager and executive vice-president of Canada Basketball’s Senior Men’s Program, Rowan Barrett, sees the compact timeline as a “unique learning and training opportunity where the team will gain invaluable experience against some of the elite teams in the world.”

Through their participation, the countries competing in the Four Nations’ International Invitational Tournament have shown their continued dedication to the promotion and growth of the game across the globe. The student-athlete teams from Canada and the United States will meet again on the court at July’s World University Games in Kazan, Russia. 

2013 Development Men’s National Team – Exhibition Tour Roster

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 Laurent Rivard Guard 6-5 Saint-Bruno, Que.
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.
16 Daniel Mullings Forward 6-2 Toronto, Ont.
17 Grant Mullins Guard 6-3 Burlington, Ont.

2013 Four Nations’ International Invitational Tournament Schedule

Date Opponent Location Time (ET)
June 8 United States Kaixian, China 8:30 a.m.
June 9 China Kaixian, China 7:00 a.m.
June 10 Latvia Kaixian, China 7:00 a.m.
June 12 China Huaihua, China 7:00 a.m.
June 13 United States Huaihua, China 8:30 a.m.
June 14 Latvia Huaihua, China 7:00 a.m.
June 16 United States Wuqi, China 8:30 a.m.
June 17 China Wuqi, China 7:00 a.m.
June 18 Latvia Wuqi, China 7:00 a.m.

2013 Development Men’s National Team – Exhibition Tour Staff

Name Position
Jay Triano Head Coach
Dave Smart Assistant Coach
Pete Guarasci Assistant Coach
Sam Gibbs Therapist
Chris Cheng Team Manager
K.C. Beard Video Coordinator
Scottie Stats Team Statistician