RECIFE, Brazil (September 1, 2022) – Canada Basketball announced Thursday the Senior Men's National Team roster for the upcoming FIBA AmeriCup 2022.
The FIBA AmeriCup 2022 returns to Brazil for the first time since 1984, when it was held in São Paulo, with the 19th edition of the tournament running September 2-11, 2022 at the Geraldão Arena in Recife. Fans in Canada can catch all the action streaming live on Courtside 1891.
Prior to the selection, the team hosted a training camp last week in Victoria, B.C. before departing for Brazil.
Nathaniel Mitchell, who made his Canadian head coaching debut earlier this summer at the inaugural GLOBL JAM, will be head coach for Canada at the FIBA AmeriCup 2022. Mitchell will be joined on the bench by assistant coaches Dave DeAveiro, Michael Meeks and Scott Morrison.
Canada is in Group A and will face hosts Brazil (Sept. 2, 7:10 p.m. ET), Uruguay (Sept. 3, 4:40 p.m. ET), and Colombia (Sept. 5, 10:10 a.m. ET) in the Group Phase. The two best finishers in each group as well as the two best third-place teams in the competition will move on to the quarterfinals.
Canada went 3-1 to finish atop Group C in the FIBA AmeriCup 2022 Qualifiers to successfully qualify for the FIBA AmeriCup 2022.
The FIBA AmeriCup was originally scheduled to be held in 2021 but was rescheduled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Canada is currently ranked 18th in the FIBA World Ranking presented by Nike.