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U16 Men's National Team Final Training Camp Tips Off May 28

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May 25, 2015

TORONTO, ON -- The U16 Men's National Team will hold its final training camp in preparation for U16 FIBA Americas in Bahia Blanca, Argentina from June 10-14. Head Coach, Dave DeAveiro will gather his 14-man squad in Toronto, Ont. at Humber College - North Campus from May 28-June 4.

The U16 team will compete in the FIBA Americas competition, which serves as a qualifier for the 2016 FIBA World Championships.

DeAveiro, a native of Toronto, returns for his fourth year coaching the U16/U17 age-group team. He is joined by assistants Michael Meeks (Canada Basketball) and James Derouin (University of Ottawa), as well as apprentice coach Nicky Davis (Sheridan College).

DeAveiro will host a media conference call on May 28 at 3:00 P.M. to discuss the upcoming competitive season.

Practice on June 2 will be open to media, beginning at 12:00 p.m. ET. Coaches and athletes will be available for post-practice scrums. Media can contact communications@basketball.ca to confirm attendance for conference call and/or open practice.

A full team and staff roster below. Additional inquiries can be directed to bwilliams@basketball.ca

2015 U16 men's national team Roster

<table border="0" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr><td nowrap="nowrap"><p><strong>ATHLETE NAME</strong></p></td><td nowrap="nowrap"><p><strong>POSITION</strong></p></td><td nowrap="nowrap"><p><strong>HOMETOWN</strong></p></td><td nowrap="nowrap"><p><strong>CLUB</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td nowrap="nowrap"><p>Barrett Jr, Rowan</p></td><td nowrap="nowrap"><p>Wing</p></td><td nowrap="nowrap"><p>Mississauga, ON</p></td><td nowrap="nowrap"><p>REDA/Brampton Warriors/Tyler Ennis Jordan Brand</p></td></tr><tr><td nowrap="nowrap"><p>Bediako, Jaden</p></td><td nowrap="nowrap"><p>Forward</p></td><td nowrap="nowrap"><p>Brampton, ON</p></td><td nowrap="nowrap"><p>Team Breakdown/Brampton Warriors/Tyler Ennis Jordan Brand</p></td></tr><tr><td nowrap="nowrap"><p>Brazdeikis, Ignas</p></td><td nowrap="nowrap"><p>Wing</p></td><td nowrap="nowrap"><p>Oakville, ON</p></td><td nowrap="nowrap"><p>Oakville Venom/CIA Bounce/Tyler Ennis Jordan Brand</p></td></tr><tr><td nowrap="nowrap"><p>Carr, Marcus</p></td><td nowrap="nowrap"><p>PG</p></td><td nowrap="nowrap"><p>Woodbridge, ON</p></td><td nowrap="nowrap"><p>Northern Kings</p></td></tr><tr><td nowrap="nowrap"><p>Courtney, Liam</p></td><td nowrap="nowrap"><p>Forward</p></td><td nowrap="nowrap"><p>Cambridge, ON</p></td><td nowrap="nowrap"><p>REDA/Waterloo Wolverines/Canada Elite</p></td></tr><tr><td nowrap="nowrap"><p>Djuricic, Danilo</p></td><td nowrap="nowrap"><p>Forward</p></td><td nowrap="nowrap"><p>Brampton, ON</p></td><td nowrap="nowrap"><p>CIA Bounce/Team Tyler Ennis</p></td></tr><tr><td nowrap="nowrap"><p>Kabongo, Jonathan</p></td><td nowrap="nowrap"><p>PG</p></td><td nowrap="nowrap"><p>Toronto, ON</p></td><td nowrap="nowrap"><p>CIA Bounce/Tyler Ennis Jordan Brand</p></td></tr><tr><td nowrap="nowrap"><p>Kirkwood, Noah</p></td><td nowrap="nowrap"><p>Wing</p></td><td nowrap="nowrap"><p>Kanata, ON</p></td><td nowrap="nowrap"><p>Ottawa Next Level</p></td></tr><tr><td nowrap="nowrap"><p>Llewellyn, Jaelin</p></td><td nowrap="nowrap"><p>PG</p></td><td nowrap="nowrap"><p>Mississauga, ON</p></td><td nowrap="nowrap"><p>Oakville/CIA Bounce/Tyler Ennis Jordan Brand Team</p></td></tr><tr><td nowrap="nowrap"><p>Nembhard, Andrew</p></td><td nowrap="nowrap"><p>PG</p></td><td nowrap="nowrap"><p>Aurora, ON</p></td><td nowrap="nowrap"><p>Vaughan Panthers/ Brampton Warriors/Tyler Ennis Jordan Brand</p></td></tr><tr><td nowrap="nowrap"><p>Shephard, Grant</p></td><td nowrap="nowrap"><p>Forward</p></td><td nowrap="nowrap"><p>Kelowna, BC</p></td><td nowrap="nowrap"><p>Junior Heat</p></td></tr><tr><td nowrap="nowrap"><p>Shittu, Simisola</p></td><td nowrap="nowrap"><p>Wing</p></td><td nowrap="nowrap"><p>Burlington, ON</p></td><td nowrap="nowrap"><p>REDA/CIA Bounce/Tyler Ennis Jordan Brand</p></td></tr><tr><td nowrap="nowrap"><p>John, Brandon</p></td><td nowrap="nowrap"><p>Forward</p></td><td nowrap="nowrap"><p>Brantford, ON</p></td><td nowrap="nowrap"><p>CIA Bounce/Tyler Ennis Jordan Brand</p></td></tr><tr><td nowrap="nowrap"><p>Saunders, Keshaun</p></td><td nowrap="nowrap"><p>Wing</p></td><td nowrap="nowrap"><p>Brampton, ON</p></td><td nowrap="nowrap"><p>Oakville Venom/CIA Bounce/Tyler Ennis Jordan Brand</p></td></tr></tbody></table>

<table border="0" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr><td><p align="center"><strong>NAME</strong></p></td><td><p align="center"><strong>POSITION</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Dave DeAveiro</p></td><td><p>Head Coach</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>James Derouin</p></td><td><p>Assistant Coach</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Nicky Davis</p></td><td><p>Assistant Coach</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Michael Meeks</p></td><td><p>Assistant Coach</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Mary Lalancette</p></td><td><p>Therapist</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Chris Cheng</p></td><td><p>Manager</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Mark Leung</p></td><td><p>Doctor</p></td></tr></tbody></table>

U16 FIBA Americas - Bahia Blanca, Argentina

<table border="0" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr><td><p align="center"><strong>OPPONENT</strong></p></td><td><p align="center"><strong>TIME (EST)</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Venezuela</p></td><td><p>12:45 p.m.</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Mexico</p></td><td><p>5:15 p.m.</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Argentina</p></td><td><p>7:30 p.m.</p></td></tr></tbody></table>

For more information, please contact:

Bailey Williams

Manager, Communications

Email: bwilliams@basketball.ca

Cell: 647-460-7976