TORONTO, ONT. (June 18, 2022) – Canada Basketball announced Saturday the 20 athletes invited to attend training camp at Humber College from June 19th-25th ahead of the FIBA U17 Basketball World Cup 2022.
The FIBA U17 Basketball World Cup 2022 will be held July 2-10, 2022 at the Palacio de Deportes Jose Maria Martin Carpena in Malaga, Spain and fans can catch all the action streaming live on FIBA YouTube.
Coming off a bronze medal at the FIBA U18 Americas Championship 2022 last week, head coach Patrick Tatham is back to lead Canada once again and his U16 coaching staff from last summer remains intact as assistant coaches Jason Dawkins, Charles Hantoumakos and Tarry Upshaw also return.
Canada is in Group A and will face Asia TBC (July 2, 7:15 AM ET), France (July 3, 9:45 AM ET) and Serbia (July 5, 9:45 AM ET).
All teams qualify for the Round of 16, where they will cross between Groups A and B and C and D (A1 v B4, A2 v B3, etc.). The winners of the Round of 16 games advance to the quarter-finals, while the losers move on to the classification games for places 9-16.
The FIBA U17 Basketball World Cup 2022 will be the first U17 age-group event since 2018 when Canada finished fourth. The FIBA U17 Basketball World Cup 2020 was cancelled as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Players selected to attend training camp attended a Canada Basketball Men’s High Performance National Team Age-Group Assessment Camp in April.
Canada is currently ranked 4th overall in the FIBA men’s age-group rankings, presented by Nike.