ROSTER ANNOUNCED FOR MEN'S BASKETBALL TEAM AT 2017 FISU SUMMER UNIVERSIADE
TORONTO, ON (June 29, 2017) - U SPORTS announced Thursday the roster for the men's basketball team set to represent Canada at the 2017 Summer Universiade in Taipei City, Chinese Taipei.
The 2017 Summer Universiade is set for Aug. 19-30 in Taipei City. The full roster and players to watch for men's basketball are available below.
The women's basketball team will be announced later this summer.
U SPORTS schools represented: 9
Highest-represented school: Calgary, UBC and Carleton (2 each)
David Kapinga, Calgary
Mambi Diawara, Calgary
Justus Alleyn, Manitoba
Kevin Bercy, StFX
Jordan Jensen-Whyte, UBC
Kaza Kajami-Keane, Carleton
Alexandre Leclerc, Laval
Javon Masters, UNB
Conor Morgan, UBC
Erik Nissen, Acadia
Jean-Emmanuel Pierre-Charles, Ottawa
Connor Wood, Carleton
Athletes to watch:
Carleton guards Kaza Kajami-Keane and Connor Wood led the Ravens to their seventh straight national title and 13th banner in 15 years. Wood, the U SPORTS Player of the Year and a First Team All-Canadian averaged a career-high 19.2 points per game, while ranking second nationally in three-pointers (76) and third in three-point conversion rate (50.3 per cent). Teammate Kajami-Keane was also impressive, picking up Championship MVP and a Second Team All-Canadian nod with the second-most assists in Canada (99) to go along with 15.5 points per game. Out west, UBC guard and First Team All-Canadian Conor Morgan averaged the second-highest points per game (23.1), the third-most points scored (438) as well as 7.5 rebounds per contest.
Head Coach: Kevin Hanson, UBC
Assistant Coach: Daniel Vanhooren, Calgary
Assistant Coach: Team Leader: Jacques Paiement Jr., Laval
Medical: Kevin Valcke, UBC
2015 Universiade Team Canada Result: 6th
About the 2017 Summer Universiade
The Summer Universiade is a biennial international multi-sport event open to competitors who are at least 17 and less than 28 years of age as of January 1 in the year of the Games. Participants must be full-time students at a post-secondary institution (university, college, CEGEP) or have graduated from a post-secondary institution in the year preceding the event.
The 2017 Summer Universiade will feature 14 compulsory sports and seven optional sports. Compulsory sports: athletics, basketball, fencing, football (soccer), artistic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, swimming, diving, water polo, tennis, volleyball, judo, table tennis and taekwondo. Optional sports: archery, badminton, baseball, golf, roller sports, weightlifting and wushu.
Official website: http://www.taipei2017.com.tw/