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

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

TORONTO, ON (February 19, 2018) - Canada Basketball is pleased to announce the 12-man roster for the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 Americas Qualifiers games against the U.S. Virgin Islands and Bahamas.

Canada returns to the court on Thursday, Feb. 22 at 4:30 p.m. (EST) against the U.S. Virgin Islands before playing its final matchup of the second window on Sunday, Feb. 25 versus the Bahamas at 8:00 p.m. (EST). 

Both games will be played at the Kendal G. L. Isaacs National Gymnasium in Nassau, Bahamas and fans can catch all the action streaming live on DAZN.

Following the previously mentioned games, Canada's pursuit of a FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 berth will continue at home on Friday, Jun. 29 at 8:30 p.m. (EST) as Canada hosts Dominican Republic at Ricoh Coliseum.  Canada will then travel to TD Place in Ottawa to conclude the first-round on Monday, Jul. 2 at 1:30 p.m. (EST) against U.S. Virgin Islands.

Canada currently sits tied for second place in Group D with a 1-1 record following the first window of competition.

2018 SMNT FEBRUARY WORLD CUP AMERICAS QUALIFIER ROSTER

Name

Position

Height

Hometown

Current Club

Jermaine Anderson

Guard

6'2"

Toronto, ON

Free Agent

Joel Anthony

Centre

6'9"

Montreal, QC

Free Agent

Anthony Bennett

Forward

6'8"

Toronto, ON

Maine Red Claws (G-League)

Aaron Best

Guard

6'4"

Scarborough, ON   

Raptors 905 (G-League)

Melvin Ejim

Forward

6'7"

Toronto, ON

Unics (Russia)

Brady Heslip

Guard

6'2"

Burlington, ON

Trabzonspor (Turkey)

Kaza Kajami-Keane

Guard

6'1"

Ajax, ON

Raptors 905 (G-League)

Kyle Landry

Centre

6'10"

Calgary, AB

Buducnost (Montenegro)

Adika Peter-McNeilly   

Guard

6'3"

Toronto, ON

Ludwigsburg (Germany)

Dyshawn Pierre

Forward   

6'6"

Whitby, ON

Banco di Srd (Italy)

Thomas Scrubb

Forward

6'6"

Richmond, B.C.

Scandone AV (Italy)

Jevohn Shepherd

Guard

6'5"

Toronto, ON

SLUC Nancy (France)

2018 SMNT STAFF LIST

Name

Position

Hometown

Gordie Herbert 

Head Coach

Toronto, ON  

Michael Meeks

Assistant Coach

Brampton, ON

Jack Sikma

Assistant Coach

Kankakee, Illinois   

Nathaniel Mitchell

Assistant Coach

Toronto, ON

James DePoe

Team Manager

Toronto, ON

David Grundman

Team Manager

Toronto, ON

Dr. John Philpott

Team Doctor

Miramichi, NB

Samuel Gibbs

Athletic Therapist

Toronto, ON

Jason Meehan

Athletic Therapist

Mt. Pearl, NL

Charlie Weingroff

Strength and Conditioning Coach   

Newark, NJ

Dipesh Mistry

Video Coordinator

Phoenix, AZ

Phil Jevtovic

Performance Analyst

Toronto, ON

Matt Walker

Communications Manager

Ancaster, ON

Dr. Peter Jensen

Sports Psychologist

Toronto, ON

2018 SMNT SCHEDULE

ITEM

DATES  

LOCATION

Canada vs. US Virgin Islands

February 22

Nassau, Bahamas

Canada vs. Bahamas

February 25

Nassau, Bahamas

Training camp in Bahamas is closed to the public.  Media are invited to post-practice scrums.  Please RSVP to mwalker@basketball.ca for more information.