U19 MEN'S NATIONAL TEAM ANNOUNCED AHEAD OF FIBA U19 BASKETBALL WORLD CUP 2019 | Canada Basketball

U19 MEN'S NATIONAL TEAM ANNOUNCED AHEAD OF FIBA U19 BASKETBALL WORLD CUP 2019

TORONTO, ONT. (June 26, 2019) – Canada Basketball is pleased to announce the 12 athletes who will represent Canada at the FIBA U19 Basketball World Cup 2019 in Heraklion, Greece (June 29-July 7).

“This team starts with a great foundation of character people along with considerable length and athleticism,” said Head Coach Dan Vanhooren.  “As a staff, we are excited to see what they can accomplish in this short time together and are looking forward to the challenges this tournament can provide.”

Vanhooren (University of Calgary) will joined by assistants Dave DeAveiro (McGill University), Chris Cheng (University of Windsor) and Nate Phillippe (York University).

Canada is in Group B along with Australia, Latvia and Mali.  Click here for the full tournament schedule.

Canada earned a historic gold medal at the FIBA U19 Basketball World Cup 2017 in Cairo, Egypt.  The gold was Canada's first in an international FIBA competition and their highest placement at the tournament since a fifth place finish at the FIBA U19 World Championship 2015.  This will be Canada’s eleventh appearance at the event since the 1979 World Championship for Junior Men.

Last summer, the team earned a silver medal at the FIBA U18 Americas Championship 2018 in St. Catharines, Ontario.

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 U19 MEN’S NATIONAL TEAM ROSTER

Name

Height

Hometown

Current School Team

Matthew-Alexander Moncrieffe

6’6"

Lakeshore, ON

Orangeville Prep.

Keon Ambrose-Hylton

6’8"

Whitby, ON

Andrews Osborne Academy

Charles Bediako

6’11"

Brampton, ON

Andrews Osborne Academy

Jaden Bediako

6’10"

Brampton, ON

Ridley College

Joel Brown

6’2"

Brampton, ON

Brewster Academy

Thomas Kennedy

6’9"

Windsor, ON

University of Windsor

AJ Lawson

6’6"

Toronto, ON

University of South Carolina

Karim Mane

6’4"

Saint-Hubert, QC

Vanier College

Jahcobi Neath

6’4"

Toronto, ON

Crestwood Preparatory

Josh Primo

6’4.5"

Mississauga, ON

Huntington Prep

Tyrese Samuel

6’8"

LaSalle, QC

Orangeville Prep.

Damion Squire

5’11"

LaSalle, QC

University of California, Davis

2019 U19 MEN’S NATIONAL TEAM COACHES & STAFF

NAME

POSITION

HOMETOWN

AFFILIATION

Dan Vanhooren

Head Coach

Calgary, AB

University of Calgary

Dave DeAveiro

Assistant Coach

Toronto, ON

McGill University

Chris Cheng

Assistant Coach

Scarborough, ON

University of Windsor

Nate Philippe

Assistant Coach

Toronto, ON

York University

Scott Waithe

Team Manager

Scarborough, ON

Seneca College

Krisjon Vargas

Athletic Therapist

Toronto, ON

Canada Basketball 

Onika Green

Team Psychologist

Oakville, ON

University of Ottawa

Dr. Fahim Merali

Team Physician (France)

Toronto, ON

University of Toronto

Dr. Jacquelyn Corkum

Team Physician (World Cup)

Halifax, NS

Dalhousie University

2019 U19 MEN’S NATIONAL TEAM SCHEDULE

DATE

ITEM

TIME (ET)

 LOCATION

June 8-9

Open Tryout

 

Humber College (North Campus) - Toronto

June 12-19

Training Camp

 

June 22

Canada vs. New Zealand

1:00 PM

France Exhibition

June 23

Canada vs. France

12:00 PM

June 29

Canada vs. Australia

8:30 AM

FIBA U19 World Cup 2019

Heraklion, Greece

June 30

Canada vs. Mali

6:45 AM

July 2

Canada vs. Latvia

11:15 AM

July 3

Round of 16

TBD

June 5

Quarter-finals

TBD

June 6

Semifinals

TBD

June 7

Finals

TBD