KADRE GRAY ADDED TO ROSTER AHEAD OF FIBA BASKETBALL WORLD CUP 2019 AMERICAS QUALIFIERS
TORONTO, Ont. (November 29, 2018) - Canada Basketball announced today that guard Kadre Gray has been added to the roster ahead of the upcoming FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 Americas Qualifiers games against Venezuela and Brazil.
Gray replaces guard Xavier Rathan-Mayes in the lineup due to injury.
In his third season with the Laurentian Voyageurs (U SPORTS), the Toronto, Ont. native is averaging 32.4 points, 7.5 assists and 7.4 rebounds per game. Last year, Gray, a 6’1”, 190 lbs guard, was named the U SPORTS Men’s Basketball Player of the Year after finishing second in scoring, averaging 24.4 points per game and led the league with 141 assists.
Canada visits Venezuela on November 30 at 5:15 PM ET in a battle for the group's top spot, before travelling to Brazil to conclude the fifth window on December 3 at 5:00 PM ET. Fans can catch all the action live on DAZN.
Through eight games, Canada sits atop Group F with a 7-1 record and is followed by Venezuela (7-1), Brazil (6-2), Dominican Republic (5-3), U.S. Virgin Islands (2-6) and Chile (1-7).
The FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 in China (Aug. 31-Sept. 15, 2019) will be the biggest edition of FIBA's flagship event with a record 32 participating teams playing 92 games over 16 days.