Andrew Wiggins has decided to spend the summer preparing for his upcoming year at University of Kansas. Wiggins, who is entering his freshman year, has been a member of the Canadian national team in both 2010 and 2012. Last year, the Junior Men's National Team captured the bronze medal at the FIBA Americas U18 Championship to secure a berth at this year's FIBA U19 World Championship in Prague, Czech Republic at the end of June. Head coach Roy Rana will begin training camp this Sunday to prepare the team for this competition.
Andrew's presence with the junior team will be missed, but Canada Basketball is confident that with the depth of talent and the excellent staff leading the team, Canada will be prepared for the World Championship tournament.
Rowan Barrett, executive vice-president and assistant general manager of Canada Basketball's Senior Men's program, commented that, "at 18 years old, Andrew has a long basketball career ahead of him. Andrew’s decision to prepare himself this summer for the upcoming season is a decision we acknowledge. Our team will miss Andrew this summer, but we remain focused on Andrew's long-term development and our organizational goals for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and beyond”.