SENIOR MEN’S NATIONAL TEAM ANNOUNCED AHEAD OF FIBA AMERICUP 2021 QUALIFIERS
TORONTO, Ont. (February 13, 2020) - Canada Basketball is pleased to announce the Senior Men’s National Team roster for the FIBA AmeriCup 2021 Qualifiers.
“It is always a great honour to represent Canada,” said head coach Gordie Herbert. “We’re looking forward to facing the Dominican Republic in a home-and-away series which will be a great experience for us as a team. Rowan Barrett, Michael Meeks and David Grundman have done a great job assembling a terrific group and we hope that Canadian fans will come out next Friday and support our players who are proudly representing this country.”
Canada will face Dominican Republic at the Tribute Communities Centre in Oshawa, Ontario on Friday, February 21 at 7:00 PM ET before travelling to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic for a rematch on Monday, February 24.
Tickets are on sale now for as low as $13.49 for children and are available at the Tribute Communities Centrebox office, 1-877-436-8811 and http://www.tributecommunitiescentre.com.
The FIBA AmeriCup 2021 Qualifiers will feature 16 teams from the Americas zone divided into four groups of four teams. Teams will play each other twice, home and away, during the qualifying phase with three windows set for February 21-24 2020, November 2020 and February 2021.
Canada is in Group C along with Cuba, Dominican Republic and U.S. Virgin Islands.
Group A consists of Argentina, Chile, Colombia and Venezuela; Group B includes Brazil, Panama, Paraguay and Uruguay; and Group D includes Bahamas, Mexico, Puerto Rico and the USA.
The top three finishing teams in each Group will earn a qualifying berth in the FIBA AmeriCup 2021.
For additional information on the FIBA AmeriCup 2021 Qualifiers, click here.
A full list of athletes and team schedule can be found below.
Media interested in attending practice are asked to contact Matt Walker firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP. In addition, media interested in covering Friday’s game are requested to apply for accreditation via the FIBA Media Portal.
SENIOR MEN'S NATIONAL TEAM FIBA AMERICUP 2021 QUALIFIERS ROSTER
Previous / Current Club
Helsinki Seagulls (Finland)
Paok Thessaloniki (Greece)
Syntainics MBC Weissenfels (Germany)
Telenet Antwerp Giants (Belgium)
KK Buducnost VOLI Podgorica (Montenegro)
Filou Oostende (Belgium)
Divina Seguros Joventut Badalona (Spain)
Guangzhou Loong Lions (China)
Raptors 905 (G League)
Banco Di Sardegna Sassari (Italy)
Lavoropiu Fortitudo Bologna (Italy)
Movistar Estudiantes Madrid (Spain)
SENIOR MEN'S NATIONAL TEAM FIBA AMERICUP 2021 QUALIFIERS COACHES & STAFF
President & CEO, Canada Basketball
Franklin Park, IL
IST Lead / Athletic Therapist
Mt. Pearl, NL
Strength and Conditioning
Dr. John Philpott
Dr. Peter Jensen
SENIOR MEN'S NATIONAL TEAM FIBA AMERICUP 2021 QUALIFIERS SCHEDULE
Canada vs. Dominican Republic
Tribute Communities Centre –
Canada @ Dominican Republic
Palacio de los Deportes Virgilio Travieso Soto –
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Canada @ Cuba
Canada @ U.S. Virgin Islands
Canada vs. Cuba
Canada vs. U.S. Virgin Islands