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19 athletes participating in Senior Men's National Team camp ahead of FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament

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Jun 21, 2021

TAMPA, Florida (June 21, 2021) - Canada Basketball announced Monday the 19 athletes participating in Canada’s Senior Men’s National Team training camp ahead of the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament.

As a result of the on-going COVID-19 pandemic and current quarantine protocols for training in Canada, the Senior Men’s National Team are holding training camp in Tampa, Florida next month at the Toronto Raptors temporary training facilities before travelling to Victoria ahead of the start of the tournament.

Canada is hosting one of four FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournaments at the Victoria Memorial Arena in Victoria, B.C from June 29-July 4, 2021.  Fans in Canada can catch all the action live on CBC across its various platforms, both on television and online, as well as streamed on DAZN.

The FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournaments feature the 16 best-placed non-qualified teams from the FIBA Basketball World Cup and two highest-ranked countries per region in the FIBA World Ranking, Presented by NIKE.

Canada is in Group A for the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament and will face Greece (June 29 - 7:05 PM ET) and China (June 30 - 7:05 PM ET) in the Group Phase, while Uruguay, Czech Republic and Turkey have been drawn into Group B for the Victoria FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament. Click here for a full tournament schedule.

Each team will play the other two teams in its own group (two games for each team).  The top two teams in each group will advance to the semifinals.  The two semi-final winners will advance to the Final, with the winner qualifying for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

The winner of the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Victoria has drawn Group A for the Group Phase of the Tokyo 2020 Men’s Olympic Basketball Tournament and will face Iran, France and USA.

In addition to Canada, the National Federations of Croatia (Split), Lithuania (Kaunas) and Serbia (Belgrade) will also host FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournaments.

Canada is currently ranked 21st in the FIBA World Ranking, Presented by NIKE and is looking to return to the Olympics for the first time since 2000.

SENIOR MEN'S NATIONAL TEAM FIBA OLYMPIC QUALIFYING TOURNAMENT TRAINING CAMP ROSTER

Name

Position

Height

Hometown

Previous / Current Club

Nickeil Alexander-Walker

Guard

6’6”

Toronto, ON

New Orleans Pelicans

R.J. Barrett

Guard

6'6”

Mississauga, ON

New York Knicks

Charles Bediako

Centre

6’10”

Brampton, ON

Alabama Crimson Tide (NCAA)

Trae Bell-Haynes

Guard

6'2”

Toronto, ON

Crailsheim Merlins (Germany)

Anthony Bennett

Forward

6’8”

Toronto, ON

Cangrejeros de Santurce (Puerto Rico)

Aaron Doornekamp

Forward

6’7”

Napanee, ON

Tenerife (Spain)

Luguentz Dort

Guard

6’4”

Montreal, QC

Oklahoma City Thunder

Zach Edey

Centre

7’4”

Toronto, ON

Purdue Boilermakers (NCAA)

Melvin Ejim

Forward

6'6"

Toronto, ON

Buducnost VOLI (Montenegro)

Cory Joseph

Guard

6'3"

Toronto, ON

Detroit Pistons

Owen Klassen

Centre

6'10"

Kingston, ON

Boulazac Basket Dordogne (France)

Trey Lyles

Forward

6’10”

Saskatoon, SK

San Antonio Spurs

Bennedict Mathurin

Guard

6’7”

Montreal, QC

Arizona Wildcats (NCAA)

Isiaha Mike

Guard

6’8”

Toronto, ON

Niners Chemnitz (Germany)

Mychal Mulder

Guard

6’3”

Windsor, ON

Golden State Warriors

Andrew Nembhard

Guard

6’5”

Aurora, ON

Gonzaga Bulldogs (NCAA)

Andrew Nicholson

Forward

6’9”

Mississauga, ON

Fujian Sturgeons (China)

Dwight Powell

Forward

6'11"

Toronto, ON

Dallas Mavericks

Andrew Wiggins

Forward

6’7”

Vaughan, ON

Golden State Warriors