ROSTER ANNOUNCED FOR FIBA BASKETBALL WORLD CUP 2019 AMERICAS QUALIFIERS

TORONTO, ON (November 17, 2017) - Canada Basketball is pleased to announce the 12-man roster for the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 Americas Qualifiers in Halifax and Dominican Republic.

"This is an exciting time and opportunity for basketball in our country and we're thankful to begin our journey towards the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 next week in Halifax," said head coach Roy Rana. 

"Having the opportunity to represent your country is something most players only dream of. But to have the chance to do it at home, in front of friends, family and fellow Canadians is an honor we treasure. All the athletes in our pool have and are continuing to make a tremendous effort to be part of this journey and we are thankful and excited for this 12 that will represent all of us in Halifax and Dominican Republic."

The Scotiabank Centre in Halifax will host the first Senior Men's National Team home game as Canada opens the qualifying process on Friday, November 24, 2017 against Bahamas with tip-off scheduled for 8:15 pm AST.  Tickets for the event are on sale now through Ticket Atlantic.

Following Friday's game, Canada will travel to Dominican Republic where tipoff is scheduled for Monday, November 27 at 7:00 PM ET.

2017 SMNT NOVEMBER WORLD CUP AMERICAS QUALIFIER ROSTER

Name

Position

Height

Hometown

Current Club

Joel Anthony

Centre

6'9"

Montreal, QC

Free Agent

Anthony Bennett

Forward

6'8"

Toronto, ON

Northern Arizona Suns (G-League)

Grandy Glaze

Centre

6'7"

Toronto, ON

St. John's Edge (NBL of Can)

Olivier Hanlan

Guard

6'4"

Aylmer, QC

Austin Spurs (G-League)

Brady Heslip

Guard

6'2"

Burlington, ON

Trabzonspor (Turkey)

Kaza Kajami-Keane

Guard

6'1"

Ajax, ON

Raptors 905 (G-League)

Owen Klassen

Centre

6'10"

Kingston, ON

PAOK (Greece)

Dyshawn Pierre

Forward

6'6"

Whitby, ON

Banco di Srd (Italy)

Xavier Rathan-Mayes

Guard

6'4"

Scarborough, ON

Westchester Knicks (G-League)

Phil Scrubb

Guard

6'3"

Richmond, B.C.

Fraport SKY (Germany)

Thomas Scrubb

Forward

6'6"

Richmond, B.C.

Scandone AV (Italy)

Marc Trasolini

Centre

6'9"

Vancouver, B.C.

Hokkaido L. (Japan)

2017 SMNT STAFF LIST

Name

Position

Hometown

Roy Rana 

Head Coach

Toronto, ON  

Michael Meeks

Assistant Coach

Brampton, ON

Jack Sikma

Assistant Coach

Kankakee, Illinois   

Dave Smart

Assistant Coach

Kingston, ON

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

Toronto, ON

Charlie Weingroff

Strength and Conditioning Coach   

Newark, NJ

Joe RasoScoutHamilton, ON

Dipesh Mistry

Video Coordinator

Markham, ON

Phil Jevtovic

Performance Analyst

Toronto, ON

Matt Walker

Communications Manager

Ancaster, ON

Peter Jensen

Sports Psychologist

Toronto, ON

2017 SMNT SCHEDULE

ITEM

DATES  

LOCATION

Training Camp

November 20-November 23

Halifax, NS

Bahamas vs. Canada

November 24

Halifax, NS

Travel to Dominican Republic

November 25

Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic

Canada vs. Dominican Republic

November 27

Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic

Training camp is closed to the public.  Media are invited to post-practice scrums on the following dates. Please RSVP to mwalker@basketball.ca.

MEDIA AVAILABILITY

Tuesday, November 21 (Canada Games Centre)
11:30 a.m. Press Conference

Tuesday, November 21 (Canada Games Centre)
1:45 p.m. Gym Opens
2:00 p.m. Availability

Wednesday, November 22 (Canada Games Centre)
1:45 p.m. Gym Opens
2:00 p.m. Availability

Friday, November 24 (Scotiabank Centre)
1:45 p.m. Gym Opens
2:00 p.m. Availability

*All times are AST and subject to change.