U16 MEN'S NATIONAL TEAM ANNOUNCED AHEAD OF FIBA U16 AMERICAS CHAMPIONSHIP 2019 | Canada Basketball

U16 MEN'S NATIONAL TEAM ANNOUNCED AHEAD OF FIBA U16 AMERICAS CHAMPIONSHIP 2019

TORONTO, ONT. (May 30, 2019) -- Canada Basketball is pleased to announce the 12 athletes who will represent Canada at the FIBA U16 Americas Championship 2019 in Belém, Brazil from June 3-9.

“We’re excited to move forward with a really outstanding group of high characters kids that I think are going to represent Canada very well,” said Head Coach Kirby Schepp.  

Schepp will be joined by assistants Jason Dawkins (Ontario Basketball), Kevin Duffie (Acadia University) and Patrick Tatham (McMaster University).

Canada is in Group B along with hosts Brazil, Puerto Rico and Uruguay.  Click here for the full tournament schedule.

Canada earned a silver medal at the FIBA U16 Americas Championship 2017 in Formosa, Argentina. This will be Canada’s sixth appearance since the FIBA U16 Americas Championship began in 2009, with the country medalling in each of their previous five tournaments.

A full list of athletes, coaches and team schedule can be found below.

Canada is currently ranked 2nd worldwide in the FIBA World Ranking Presented by NIKE.

2019 U16 MEN’S NATIONAL TEAM ROSTER

NAME

HEIGHT

HOMETOWN

CURRENT SCHOOL TEAM

Enoch Boakye

6’9"

Brampton, ON

Brampton Centennial S.S.

Jaden Clayton

5’11"

Whitby, ON

Andrews Osbourne Academy

Josiah Davis

6’1"

Kitchener, ON

Huron Heights S.S.

Caleb Houstan

6’9"

Mississauga, ON

Montverde Academy

Luke Hunger

6’8"

Montreal, QC

Ashbury College

Dorile (DJ) Jackson

6’3"

Mississauga, ON

St. Martin S.S

Dylan Kalambay

6’7"

Brampton, ON

St. Edmund Campion C.S.S

Leonard Miller

6’5"

Scarborough, ON

Thornlea S.S

Ryan Nembhard

5’11"

Aurora, ON

Montverde Academy

Shaedon Sharpe

6’3"

London, ON

H.B. Beal S.S

Caelum Swanton-Rodger

6’9"

Calgary, AB

Sir Winston Churchill S.S

Jayden Webley

6’9"

Calgary, AB

Montverde Academy

 2019 U16 MEN’S NATIONAL TEAM COACHES & STAFF

NAME

POSITION

HOMETOWN

AFFILIATION

Kirby Schepp

Head Coach

Winnipeg, MB

University of Manitoba

Jason Dawkins

Assistant Coach

Toronto, ON

Team Ontario

Kevin Duffie

Assistant Coach

Grand Falls, NB

Acadia University

Patrick Tatham

Assistant Coach

Milton, ON

McMaster University

Alessandro Francella

Physician

Richmond Hill, ON

University of Toronto

Mary Lalancette

Athletic Therapist

Orangeville, ON

Canada Basketball

Mike Meeks

Mentor Coach

Brampton, ON

Canada Basketball

Charles Hantoumakos

Team Manager

Toronto, ON

Thornlea Prep

2019 U16 MEN’S NATIONAL TEAM SCHEDULE

DATE

ITEM

TIME (ET)

 LOCATION

June 3

Canada vs. Uruguay

12:30 PM

 

FIBA U16 Americas Championship 2019

Belem, Brazil

June 4

Canada vs. Brazil

7:30 PM

June 5

Canada vs. Puerto Rico

5:15 PM

June 7

Quarter-finals

TBD

June 8

Semifinals

TBD

June 9

Finals

TBD