MEN'S NATIONAL TEAM ANNOUNCES 2015 FIBA AMERICAS TRAINING CAMP ROSTER AND MEDIA AVAILABILITY

TORONTO, ON - The Canadian Men's National Team has announced the 16 athletes, including 10 players from the NBA, who will attend training camp in Toronto, ON from August 14-20 in advance of the 2015 FIBA Americas Championship in Mexico City.

"We have a talented mix of NBA and pro athletes and we're excited to get them in the gym together," said Head Coach Jay Triano. "This camp will be an opportunity to train, build team chemistry and prepare for a tough and important tournament with the goal of qualifying for Rio."

Triano will be joined by Assistants Dave Smart (Ottawa, ON), David Vanterpool (Washington, DC) and Bryan Gates (New Orleans, LA).

Tryouts and training camp will take place from August 14-20 at the Air Canada Centre. Full training camp roster and staff list below.

The team will participate in the 2015 FIBA Americas Championship in Mexico City, Mexico from August 31-September 12. The 1st and 2nd place teams will qualify for the Rio 2016 Olympics.

In advance of the FIBA Americas, Team Canada will head to Puerto Rico to participate in the Tuto Marchand 5-team exhibition tournament from August 23-26.

TRAINING CAMP MEDIA AVAILABILITY

The team will host post-practice media availability at the Air Canada Centre at the following datesPlease enter at Gate 2 on Bay Street. 

Friday, August 14, 2015

11:00 a.m. - 1:00p.m.           Practice

12:45 p.m. (approx.)              Doors open

1:00 (approx.)                       Media availability

Monday, August 17, 2015

11:00 a.m. - 1:00p.m.           Practice

12:45 p.m. (approx.)             Doors open

1:00 p.m. (approx.)                       Media availability

To apply for access, email communciations@basketball.ca.

For media interested in attending the 2015 FIBA Americas Championship or Tuto Marchand Cup, click here to apply for media accreditation.

2015 FIBA Americas Men's Championship Training Camp Roster

NAME

POSITION

HEIGHT

HOMETOWN

CURRENT TEAM/CLUB

Bennett, Anthony

F

6'8

Brampton, ON

Minnesota Timberwolves (NBA)

Bhullar, Sim

C

7'5

Mississauga, ON

Sacramento Kings (NBA)

Doornekamp, Aaron

F

6'7

Odessa, ON

Braunschweig (Germany)

Ejim, Melvin

F

6'6

Toronto, ON

Orlando Magic (NBA)

English, Carl

SG

6'5

Paradise, NFLD

Athens AEK (Greece)

Hanlan, Olivier

G

6'4

Aylmer, QC

BC Zalgiris (Lithuania)

Heslip, Brady

G

6'2

Burlington, ON

 Pallacanestro Cantù (Italy)

Joseph, Cory

PG

6'3

Pickering, ON

Toronto Raptors (NBA)

Murray, Jamal

G

6'3

Kitchener, ON

University of Kentucky (NCAA)

Nicholson, Andrew

F

6'9

Mississauga, ON

Orlando Magic (NBA)

Olynyk, Kelly

C

7'0

Kamloops, BC

Boston Celtics (NBA)

Powell, Dwight

F

6'9

Toronto, ON

Dallas Mavericks (NBA)

Sacre, Robert

C

7'0

Vancouver, BC

Los Angeles Lakers (NBA)

Scrubb, Phil

G

6'3

Richmond, BC

AEK Athens (Greece)

Stauskas, Nik

SG

6'6

Mississauga, ON

Philadelphia 76ers (NBA)

Wiggins, Andrew

F

6'8

Vaughan, ON

Minnesota Timberwolves (NBA)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2015 FIBA AMERICAS COACHING & TEAM STAFF

NAME

POSITION

HOMETOWN

Jay Triano

Head Coach

Toronto, ON

Dave Smart

Assistant Coach

Ottawa, ON

David Vanterpool

Assistant Coach

Washington, DC

Bryan Gates

Assistant Coach

New Orleans, LA

Kade Beard

Video Coordinator

Houston, TX

Scottie O'Brien

Team Statistician

Idaho Falls, Idaho

Sam Gibbs

Lead IST

Toronto, ON

Jason Meehan

Therapist

Toronto, ON

Charlie Weingroff

Strength & Conditioning

Rumble, NJ

David Cox

Sports Psych

Vancouver, BC

Marc Bubbs

Nutritionist

Toronto, ON

John Philpott

Physician

Toronto, ON

Mat Yorke

Team Manager

Toronto, ON

Jeremy Cross

Team Manager

Toronto, ON

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For more information, please contact:

Bailey Williams
Manager, Communications
E-mail: bwilliams@basketball.ca
Cell: 647-460-7976

Scott Hastie

Coordinator, Communications

E-mail: communications@basketball.ca