ROSTER ANNOUNCED FOR FIFTH WINDOW OF FIBA BASKETBALL WORLD CUP 2019 AMERICAS QUALIFIERS | Canada Basketball

ROSTER ANNOUNCED FOR FIFTH WINDOW OF FIBA BASKETBALL WORLD CUP 2019 AMERICAS QUALIFIERS

TORONTO, Ont. (November 23, 2018) - Canada Basketball is pleased to announce the 12-man roster for the upcoming FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 Americas Qualifiers games against Venezuela and Brazil.

Canada visits Venezuela on November 30 at 5:15 PM ET in a battle for the group's top spot, before travelling to Brazil to conclude the fifth window on December 3 at 5:00 PM ET. Fans can catch all the action live on DAZN / Twitter.

Head Coach Roy Rana will lead Team Canada and be joined by assistant coaches J.D. Jackson, Patrick Tatham and Michael Meeks.

“As we continue to advance towards our goal of qualifying for the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019, we are enormously proud that so many athletes have stepped up and are committed to serving the cause and our country,” said head coach Roy Rana.

“We are developing a culture of sacrifice and this group embodies the spirt of giving unconditionally to something that is greater than themselves. We are excited for the opportunities ahead in Caracas, Venezuela and Sao Paulo, Brazil,” said Rana. 

Through eight games, Canada sits atop Group F with a 7-1 record and is followed by Venezuela (7-1), Brazil (6-2), Dominican Republic (5-3), U.S. Virgin Islands (2-6) and Chile (1-7).

In the second round, the three highest-placed teams from each group and the best fourth placed team between Group E and Group F (a total of seven teams) will qualify for the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019.

The FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 in China (Aug. 31-Sept. 15, 2019) will be the biggest edition of FIBA's flagship event with a record 32 participating teams playing 92 games over 16 days.

A full list of athletes, coaches and team schedule can be found below.
 
Media interested in attending training camp can contact Matt Walker (mwalker@basketball.ca). Practices will take place at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida from November 26-28.

SENIOR MEN'S NATIONAL TEAM WINDOW 5 ROSTER 

Name

Position

Height

Hometown

Last / Current Club

Joel Anthony

Centre

6'10"

Montreal, QC

San Lorenzo Basket (Argentina)

Aaron Best

Guard

6'4"

Scarborough, ON

Riesen Ludwigsburg (Germany)

Kadre GrayGuard6'1"Toronto, ONLaurentian Voyageurs (U SPORTS)

Brady Heslip

Guard

6'2"

Burlington, ON

Fraport Skyliners (Germany)

Kaza Kajami-Keane

Guard

6'2"

Ajax, ON

Landstede Zwolle (Netherlands)

Kyle Landry

Centre

6'10" 

Calgary, AB

Buducnost (Montenegro)

Conor Morgan

Forward

6’9”

Victoria, BC

Divina Seguros Joventut (Spain)

Duane Notice

Guard

6’2”

Woodbridge, ON

Raptors 905 (G League)

Dyshawn Pierre

Forward

6’6”

Whitby, ON

Banco di Srd (Italy)

Phil Scrubb

Guard

6’4”

Richmond, BC

Zenit Saint Petersburg (Russia)

Thomas Scrubb

Forward

6’7”

Richmond, BC

Pallacanestro Varese (Italy)

Kyle Wiltjer

Forward

6’10”

Portland, OR

Unicaja Malaga (Spain)

SENIOR MEN'S NATIONAL TEAM WINDOW 5 COACHES & STAFF

Name

Position

Hometown

Roy Rana

Head Coach

Toronto, ON

J.D. Jackson

Assistant Coach

Burnaby, BC

Patrick Tatham

Assistant Coach

Brampton, ON

Michael Meeks

Assistant Coach

Brampton, ON

Rowan Barrett

Assistant GM / Executive VP

Mississauga, ON

David Grundman

Basketball Operations

Toronto, ON

James DePoe

Team Manager

Toronto, ON

Dr. John Philpott

Team Doctor

Miramichi, NB

Samuel Gibbs

Athletic Therapist

Toronto, ON

Dr. Peter Jensen

Sports Psychologist

Toronto, ON

Jason Meehan

Athletic Therapist

Mt. Pearl, NL

Charlie Weingroff

Strength and Conditioning Coach   

Newark, NJ

Jermaine Anderson

Player Development Assistant

Toronto, ON

Rushiraj Pancholi

Video Coordinator

Etobicoke, ON

Phil Jevtovic

Performance Analyst

Toronto, ON

Marvin Cross

Team Security

Cleveland, OH

Matt Walker

Communications Manager

Ancaster, ON

 SENIOR MEN'S NATIONAL TEAM WINDOW 5 SCHEDULE

DATE

ITEM

 

November 26-28

Training Camp

Orlando, FL

November 30

Canada vs. Venezuela

Caracas, Venezuela

December 3

Canada vs. Brazil 

Sao Paulo, Brazil