INVITATIONAL TRYOUTS ROSTER AND SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED FOR CADET MEN’S NATIONAL TEAM

TORONTO – Canada Basketball announced today the 30 athletes who were invited to the invitational tryouts for the cadet men’s national team. The 2012 cadet men’s national team is for Canadian athletes born January 1,1995 or later. The team will compete in the FIBA U17 World Championship for Men in Lithuania from June 29 – July 8. The tryouts will take place at Ryerson University from May 18 – 21. 

 2012 CADET MEN’S NATIONAL TEAM – INVITATIONAL TRYOUT ROSTER

Name
Position
Height
Hometown

School (2011-12)

Jake Babic
Guard
6-3
Oakville, ON

St. Ignatius of Loyola (HS)

Tyrell Bellot-Green
Forward
6-6
Toronto, ON

Oakwood Collegiate (HS)

Jauquin Bennett-Boire
Guard
6-2
Saskatoon, SK
Yale (HS)
Tanveer Bhullar
Centre
7-2
North York, ON
Huntington Prep (HS)
Devonte Campbell
Forward
6-5
Maple, ON
Villanova College (HS)
Brody Clarke
Guard
6-6
Toronto, ON

Oakwood Collegiate (HS)

Jadon Cohee
Guard
6-4
Langley, BC
Walnut Grove (HS)
Jabari Craig
Centre
6-10
Toronto, ON
Fairmont Prep (HS)
Malcolm Duvivier
Guard
6-1
Toronto, ON
St. Michael's (HS)
Chris Egi
Forward
6-6
Markham, ON
St. Andrew's (HS)
Jamar Ergas
Guard
6-3
Toronto, ON

Christian Faith Center Academy (HS)

Jasdeep Gill
Guard
6-5
Chestemere, AB
Chestermere (HS)
Alex Hart
Forward
6-11
Kelowna, BC
Immaculata (HS)
Justin Jackson
Forward
6-6
Scarborough, ON
Charles Gordon (MS)
Miroslav Jaksic
Forward
6-9
Windsor, ON
Herman (HS)
Narcisse Kalamba
Forward
6-6
Longueuil, QC
St-Jean Baptiste (HS)
Raynold Kasongo
Forward
6-7
Scarborough, ON
East Ridge (HS)
James Madewan
Guard
6-4
Richmond, BC
RC Palmer (HS)
Chris McComber
Forward
6-6
Nepean, ON
John McCrae (HS)
Kamar McKnight
Guard
6-4
Toronto, ON
St. Patrick's (HS)
Erik Nissen
Forward
6-7
Quispamsis, NB

Kennebecasis Valley (HS)

Anthony Pate
Guard
6-3
Oakville, ON
St. Patrick's (HS)
Jalen Poyser
Guard
6-2
Brampton, ON
Father Henry Carr (HS)
Nevell Provo
Guard
6-0
Halifax, NS
Huntington Prep (HS)
Michael Quinn
Centre
6-10
Rockland, ON
Louis Riel (HS)
Jordan Robinson
Forward
6-9
Toronto, ON

Quality Education Academy (HS)

Marial Shayok
Guard
6-5
Ottawa, ON
St. Patrick's (HS)
Michael Shoveller
Centre
6-9
Arnprior, ON
Arnprior District (HS)
Atlee Simon
Guard
6-0
Regina, SK

Harvest City Christian Academy (HS)

Kevin Zabo
Guard
6-1
Gatineau, QC

Montrose Christian (HS)

 
Head coach, David
DeAveiro commented on the upcoming tryouts, “We are extremely excited about our list of invitees coming to tryouts this weekend. It promises to be a very competitive camp with a high level of talent.  It is an exciting time for basketball at the cadet level in Canada.”  

In the FIBA U17 World Championship for Men, Canada was placed in Group B which includes: Argentina, Croatia, Korea, Lithuania and Spain. Canada qualified for this tournament by placing third in the 2011 FIBA Americas U16 Championship for Men.

In the first ever FIBA U17 World Championship in 2010, Canada won a bronze medal after beating Lithuania 83 – 81. The 2010 team included, Anthony Bennett, Kevin Pangos and Andrew Wiggins.

The tryout schedule for the cadet men’s national team is as follows:

2012 CADET MEN’S NATIONAL TEAM – INVITATIONAL TRYOUT SECHEDULE
All practices take place at Ryerson University, Kerr Hall Gym
.

Date

Group

Time

Friday, May 18

Practice Group 1

4:00pm – 5:30pm

Friday, May 18

Practice Group 2

5:30pm – 7:00pm

Saturday, May 19

Practice Group 1

8:30am – 9:45am and 4:00pm – 5:30pm

Saturday, May 19

Practice Group 2

9:45am – 11:00am and 5:30pm – 7:00pm

Sunday, May 20

Practice Group 1

8:30am – 9:45am and 4:00pm – 5:30pm

Sunday, May 20

Practice Group 2

9:45am – 11:00am and 5:30pm – 7:00pm

Monday, May 21

Practice Group 1 & 2

9:00am – 11:00am


NOTE:
Due to the number of participating athletes, the cadet men’s national team tryouts will operate in two practice groups over the course of the weekend, merging together for the final practice. All practices will be open to spectators. The court area will be closed, but spectators are allowed to watch from the second floor balcony overlooking the court.