19 ATHLETES SELECTED FOR CANADA BASKETBALL U19 MEN’S NATIONAL TEAM TRAINING CAMP | Canada Basketball

19 ATHLETES SELECTED FOR CANADA BASKETBALL U19 MEN’S NATIONAL TEAM TRAINING CAMP

TORONTO, ONT. (June 13, 2019)  Canada Basketball is pleased to announce the 19 athletes invited to the U19 Men's National Team training camp.

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

Canada is preparing to compete at the FIBA U19 Basketball World Cup 2019 in Heraklion, Greece (June 29-July 7). Last summer, the team earned a silver medal at the FIBA U18 Americas Championship 2018 in St. Catharines, Ontario.

Canada is in Group B along with Australia, Latvia and Mali.

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.

Prior to the training camp, Canada Basketball’s Men High Performance Program held an open tryout on June 8-9 for Canadian male athletes born January 1, 2000 or later.

A full list of athletes, coaches and team schedule can be found below.  Training camp will take place at Humber College – North from June 12-19 and is closed to the public.

Media interested in attending training camp are asked to RSVP to mwalker@basketball.ca.

Canada is currently ranked 2nd worldwide in the FIBA World Ranking Presented by NIKE.

2019 U19 MEN’S NATIONAL TEAM TRAINING CAMP ROSTER

Name

Height

Hometown

Current School Team

Matthew-Alexander Moncrieffe

6’6"

Lakeshore, ON

Orangeville Prep.

Keon Ambrose-Hylton

6’7"

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

Darius DeAveiro

5’11"

Ottawa, ON

RISE Academy

Thomas Kennedy

6’9"

Windsor, ON

University of Windsor

Benjamin Krikke

6’8.5"

Edmonton, AB

Jasper Place H.S

AJ Lawson

6’6"

Brampton, ON

University of South Carolina

Karim Mane

6’4"

Saint-Hubert, QC

Vanier College

Malachi Ndur

6’7"

St. Thomas, ON

Cushing Academy

Jahcobi Neath

6’4"

Toronto, ON

Crestwood Preparatory

Adam Paige

6’7"

Surrey, BC

University of Alberta

Wheza Panzo

6’5.5"

Mississauga, ON

Hamilton Heights

Josh Primo

6’4.5"

Mississauga, ON

Huntington Prep

Luka Sakota

6’5"

Etobicoke, ON

King’s Christian Collegiate

Tyrese Samuel

6’8"

LaSalle, QC

Orangeville Prep.

Damion Squire

5’11"

LaSalle, QC

University of California, Davis

Connor Vreeken

6’4"

Kingston, ON

Carleton University

 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 Greene

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 U1World 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