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MEN'S NATIONAL TEAM ANNOUNCES 2015 FIBA AMERICAS ROSTER

SAN JUAN, PR (August 28, 2015)  – The Men’s National Team has announced the 12-man roster for the 2015 FIBA Americas Championship, taking place in Mexico City August 31 – September 12.

“The Tuto Marchand was a good learning experience for us as we were able to play some very good competition,” said Head Coach Jay Triano after the team went 4-0 in the Tuto Marchand Continental Cup in San Juan, Puerto Rico. “We still have work to do and know the importance of the games in Mexico.”

Canada’s first match-up will be against third-ranked Argentina on Tuesday, September 1 at 3:30 p.m. ET. The 2015 FIBA Americas will be broadcast in Canada by TSN. Click here, for full tournament broadcast schedule.

Canada will continue preliminary play in Group B taking on Cuba, Venezuela and Puerto Rico. The 1st and 2nd place teams will qualify for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

 

2015 FIBA AMERICAS MEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP ROSTER

NAME

POSITION

HEIGHT

HOMETOWN

CURRENT TEAM/CLUB

Bennett, Anthony

F

6'8

Brampton, ON

Minnesota Timberwolves (NBA)

Doornekamp, Aaron

F

6'7

Odessa, ON

Braunschweig (Germany)

Ejim, Melvin

F

6'6

Toronto, ON

Orlando Magic (NBA)

Heslip, Brady

G

6'2

Burlington, ON

 Pallacanestro Cantù (Italy)

Joseph, Cory

PG

6'3

Pickering, ON

Toronto Raptors (NBA)

Nicholson, Andrew

F

6'9

Mississauga, ON

Orlando Magic (NBA)

Olynyk, Kelly

C

7'0

Kamloops, BC

Boston Celtics (NBA)

Powell, Dwight

F

6'9

Toronto, ON

Dallas Mavericks (NBA)

Sacre, Robert

C

7'0

Vancouver, BC

Los Angeles Lakers (NBA)

Scrubb, Phil

G

6'3

Richmond, BC

AEK Athens (Greece)

Stauskas, Nik

SG

6'6

Mississauga, ON

Philadelphia 76ers (NBA)

Wiggins, Andrew

W

6’8

Vaughan, ON

Minnesota Timberwolves (NBA)

 

 

 

2015 FIBA AMERICAS COACHING & TEAM STAFF

NAME

POSITION

HOMETOWN

Jay Triano

Head Coach

Toronto, ON

Dave Smart

Assistant Coach

Ottawa, ON

David Vanterpool

Assistant Coach

Washington, DC

Bryan Gates

Assistant Coach

New Orleans, LA

Phil Handy

Development Coach

Oakland, CA

Kade Beard

Video Coordinator

Houston, TX

Scottie O'Brien

Team Statistician

Idaho Falls, Idaho

Sam Gibbs

Lead IST

Toronto, ON

Jason Meehan

Therapist

Toronto, ON

Charlie Weingroff

Strength & Conditioning

Rumble, NJ

David Cox

Sports Psych

Vancouver, BC

Marc Bubbs

Nutritionist

Toronto, ON

John Philpott

Physician

Toronto, ON

Mat Yorke

Team Manager

Toronto, ON

Jeremy Cross

Team Manager

Toronto, ON

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For more information, please contact:

Bailey Williams
Manager, Communications
E-mail: bwilliams@basketball.ca
Cell: 647-460-7976

Scott Hastie

Coordinator, Communications

E-mail: communications@basketball.ca