U19 MEN'S NATIONAL TEAM ANNOUNCED

TORONTO, ON (June 16, 2017) - Canada Basketball's Men's High Performance program is pleased to announce the athletes who will represent Canada at the FIBA U19 Basketball World Cup 2017 in Cairo, Egypt from July 1st-9th.

"It was a competitive tryout and we're pleased with how the team is coming together as we prepare to take on the world in Cairo," said Roy Rana, Head Coach, U19 Men's National Team.

Canada will face Japan, Spain and Mali in the group phase of the tournament, tipping-off against Mali on Canada Day, July 1st, at 9:30 a.m. EST. The full tournament schedule is here.

The squad will train in Mississauga until June 20th and then travel to France for exhibition play en route to Cairo, Egypt.

A full list of athletes, coaches and team schedule can be found below. Training camp is closed to the public. Media are invited to post-practice scrums on the following dates:

Friday, June 16 
12:00 p.m. Gym Opens
12:15 p.m. Availability

Sunday, June 18

12:45 p.m. Gym Opens
1:00 p.m. Availability

Monday, June 19
8:45 p.m. Gym Opens
9:00 p.m. Availability

Tuesday, June 20

1:15 p.m. Gym Opens
1:30 p.m. Availability

*All times are EST and subject to change

Please RSVP to bwilliams@basketball.ca. Practices will take place at UTM - 3359 Mississauga Rd.

In 2016, the U18 team finished 2nd at the FIBA U18 Americas Championship. Canada is currently ranked 3rd worldwide in the FIBA Youth Men Rankings.

 

2017 U19 TEAM

LAST NAME

FIRST NAME

HEIGHT

HOMETOWN

SCHOOL

CLUB TEAM

Bamba

Amidou

6'9"

Scarborough, ON

Coastal Carolina University

Canada Elite

Barrett

RJ

6'7"

Mississauga, ON

Montverde Academy

Uplay Canada

*Bennett

Khaleem

6'4"

Hamilton, ON

Sunrise Christian Academy

Uplay Canada

*Brown

Joel

6'3"

Brampton, ON

Aspire Academy

CIA Bounce

Darling

Nathan

6'5"

Sackville, NS

University of
Alabama Birmingham

Basketball Nova Scotia 

Djuricic

Danilo

6'8"

Brampton, ON

Harvard University

CIA Bounce

Henry

Jordan

5'10"

Pickering, ON

Pine Ridge SS

Canada Elite

Kigab

Abu

6'7"

St. Catharines, ON

University of Oregon

Uplay Canada

Kirkwood

Noah

6'7"

Kanata, ON

Ashbury College

Brookwood Elite

Longpre

Anthony

6'9"

L'Assomption, QC

Saint Joseph's University

Brookwood Elite

Miller

Emanuel

6'7"

Toronto, ON

Bill Crothers SS

Uplay Canada

Oduro

Prince

6'8"

Toronto, ON

First Love Christian Academy

Canada Elite

Shephard

Grant

6'10"

Kelowna, BC

University of British Columbia

Drive/Uplay Canada

*Wagner

James

6'7"

Winnipeg, MB

University of Manitoba

Basketball Manitoba 

Wigginton

Lindell

6'2"

Dartmouth, NS

Iowa State University

Stackhouse Elite

*Alternates

 

2017 U19 COACHES & STAFF

NAME

POSITION

HOMETOWN

TEAM/CLUB

Roy Rana

Head Coach

Toronto, ON

Ryerson University

Jamie McNeilly

Assistant Coach

Toronto, ON

Virginia Tech University

Paul Weir

Assistant Coach

Toronto, ON

University of New Mexico

Michael Meeks

Assistant Coach

Brampton, ON

Canada Basketball

Steve Konchalski

Mentor Coach

Halifax, NS

St. Francis Xavier

Krisjon Vargas

Therapist

Toronto, ON

Canada Basketball

James DePoe

Manager

Toronto, ON

Humber College

Wes Clayden

Doctor

Woodbridge, ON

Canada Basketball

 

2017 U19 SCHEDULE

DATE

ITEM

LOCATION

June 15th-20th, 2017

Training Camp

U of T - Mississauga

June 24th, 2017

Canada vs. France

Exhibition Tournament
(Troyes, France)

June 25th, 2017

Canada vs. Lithuania

June 26th, 2017

Canada vs. Spain

July 1st, 2017

Canada vs. Mali

FIBA U19 Basketball World Cup
(Cairo, Egypt)

July 2nd, 2017

Canada vs. Spain

July 4th, 2017

Canada vs. Japan

July 5th, 2017

Round of 16

July 7th, 2017

Quarter-Finals

July 8th, 2017

Semi-Finals

July 9th, 2017

Finals

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For more information, contact:

Bailey Williams, bwilliams@basketball.ca, 647.460.7976