ROSTER ANNOUNCED FOR THURSDAY’S FIBA BASKETBALL WORLD CUP 2019 AMERICAS QUALIFIERS GAME | Canada Basketball

ROSTER ANNOUNCED FOR THURSDAY’S FIBA BASKETBALL WORLD CUP 2019 AMERICAS QUALIFIERS GAME

LAVAL, QC (September 12, 2018) - Canada Basketball is pleased to announce the 12-man roster for the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 Americas Qualifiers game against Brazil on Thursday.

Canada resumes the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 Americas Qualifiers with a first-place showdown against Brazil on Thursday, September 13 in Laval at Place Bell. Click here for ticket information.

Following Thursday’s game, Canada will travel to Valdivia to face Chile on Monday, September 17 at 7:00 p.m. EDT to conclude the fourth window.

Both games can also be streamed live in Canada on DAZN.

Head Coach Roy Rana will lead Team Canada and be joined by assistant coaches Patrick Tatham, J.D. Jackson and Michael Meeks.

With the first round of qualification now complete, the top three teams from Group B, Venezuela (5-1), Brazil (5-1) and Chile (1-5), and Group D, Canada (5-1), Dominican Republic (4-2) and U.S. Virgin Islands (2-4), will form Group F.  Canada will now face Venezuela, Brazil and Chile on a home and away basis.

The FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 in China will be the biggest edition of FIBA's flagship event with a record 32 participating teams playing 92 games over 16 days.

For the first time, the FIBA Basketball World Cup will qualify 7 teams directly for the following year's Olympic Games.

A full list of athletes, coaches and team schedule can be found below.
 
** Media are invited to attend Thursday’s shoot-around at Place Bell and are asked to arrive by 11:30 a.m. Please RSVP to mwalker@basketball.ca **

SENIOR MEN'S NATIONAL TEAM ROSTER

Name

Position

Height

Hometown

Last / Current Club

Aaron Best

Guard

6'4"

Scarborough, ON

Raptor 905 (G-League)

Khem Birch

Centre

6'9"

Montreal, QC

Orlando Magic

Manny Diressa

Guard

6’4”

Toronto, ON

KK FMP (Serbia)

Melvin Ejim

Forward

6'6"

Toronto, ON

BC UNICS (Russia)

Brady Heslip

Guard

6'2"

Burlington, ON

Fraport Skyliners (Germany)

Justin Jackson

Forward

6'7"

Scarborough, ON

Orlando Magic

Cory Joseph

Guard

6'3"

Toronto, ON

Indiana Pacers

Kaza Kajami-Keane

Guard

6'2"

Ajax, ON

Landstede Zwolle (Netherlands)

Kelly Olynyk

Centre

7'0"

Kamloops, BC

Miami Heat

Kevin Pangos

Guard

6’2”

Newmarket, ON

FC Barcelona Lassa (Spain)

Dyshawn Pierre

Forward

6’6”

Whitby, ON

Banco di Srd (Italy)

Tristan Thompson

Forward

6'9"

Brampton, ON

Cleveland Cavaliers

SENIOR MEN'S NATIONAL TEAM COACHES & STAFF

Name

Position

Hometown

Roy Rana

Head Coach

Toronto, ON

Patrick Tatham

Assistant Coach

Brampton, ON

J.D. Jackson

Assistant Coach

Burnaby, BC

Michael Meeks

Assistant Coach

Brampton, ON

Rowan Barrett

Assistant GM / Executive VP

Mississauga, ON

David Grundman

Basketball Operations

Toronto, ON

James DePoe

Team Manager

Toronto, ON

Dr. John Philpott

Team Doctor

Miramichi, NB

Samuel Gibbs

Athletic Therapist

Toronto, ON

Dr. Peter Jensen

Sports Psychologist

Toronto, ON

Jason Meehan

Athletic Therapist

Mt. Pearl, NL

Charlie Weingroff

Strength and Conditioning Coach   

Toms River, NJ

Sunny Ahluwalia

Video Coordinator

Vancouver, BC

Phil Jevtovic

Performance Analyst

Toronto, ON

Marvin Cross

Team Security

Cleveland, OH

Matt Walker

Communications Manager

Ancaster, ON