SENIOR MEN'S NATIONAL TEAM ANNOUNCED AHEAD OF FIBA BASKETBALL WORLD CUP | Canada Basketball

SENIOR MEN'S NATIONAL TEAM ANNOUNCED AHEAD OF FIBA BASKETBALL WORLD CUP

DONGGUAN, CHINA (August 30, 2019) - Canada Basketball is pleased to announce the roster for the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019.

“Playing for your country is one of the greatest honours in sport and the players are fully committed to giving everything they have for Canada,” said Nick Nurse, Head Coach, Senior Men’s National Team.  “I’m proud of the group of players we’ve selected to represent Canada at the upcoming FIBA Basketball World Cup.”

Fans in Canada can catch all the action from the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 streaming live and on demand on DAZN.

Canada is heading back to the World Cup for the first time since the 2010 FIBA World Championship after finishing the FIBA Basketball World Cup Americas Qualifiers with a 10-2 record to lead Group F.  

This will be Canada’s 14th appearance at the World Cup.  The country’s highest placement in the tournament was back-to-back sixth place finishes in 1978 and 1982.

Canada is in Group H for the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 and will face Australia (September 1, 3:30 AM ET), Lithuania (September 3, 7:30 AM ET) and Senegal (September 5, 3:30 AM ET) in the First Round.  Click here for the competition schedule.

“Training camp and exhibition games against other international federations have been an important opportunity for us to further evaluate our team,” said Rowan Barrett, General Manager, Men’s High Performance. “We have a tremendous opportunity in front of us at the FIBA Basketball World Cup and are excited for the challenge as we represent Canada”.

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.

For the first time, the FIBA Basketball World Cup will qualify seven teams directly for the following year's Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Canada must finish either first or second in the Americas zone to earn a direct berth.  Click here for additional information on Olympic qualification.

A full list of athletes and team schedule can be found below.

SENIOR MEN'S NATIONAL TEAM FIBA BASKETBALL WORLD CUP 2019 ROSTER

#

Name

Position

Height

Hometown

Previous / Current Club

24

Khem Birch

Centre

6'9”

Montreal, QC

Orlando Magic

3

Melvin Ejim

Forward

6'6"

Toronto, ON

Baloncesto Málaga (Spain)

4

Brady Heslip

Guard

6’2”

Burlington, ON

Istanbul BBSK (Turkey)

6

Cory Joseph

Guard

6'3"

Toronto, ON

Sacramento Kings

10

Kaza Kajami-Keane

Guard

6’2”

Ajax, ON

Mitteldeutscher BC (Germany)

17

Owen Klassen

Centre

6’10”

Kington, ON

Antwerp Giants (Belgium)

13

Conor Morgan

Forward

6’9”

Victoria, BC

Divina Seguros Joventut (Spain)

11

Andrew Nembhard

Guard

6’5”

Aurora, ON

Florida Gators (NCAA)

1

Kevin Pangos

Guard

6’2”

Newmarket, ON

FC Barcelona Basketball (Spain)

23

Phil Scrubb

Guard

6'4"

Richmond, BC

Club Estudiantes (Spain)

21

Thomas Scrubb

Forward

6’7”

Richmond, BC

SIG Strasbourg (France)

33

Kyle Wiltjer

Forward

6’10”

Portland, OR

Turk Telekom (Turkey)

SENIOR MEN'S NATIONAL TEAM FIBA BASKETBALL WORLD CUP 2019 COACHES & STAFF

Name

Position

Hometown

Nick Nurse 

Head Coach

Carroll, Iowa

Gordie Herbert

Associate Head Coach

Penticton, BC

Nate Bjorkgren

Assistant Coach

Storm Lake, Iowa

Brad Greenberg

Assistant Coach

New York, NY

Nathaniel Mitchell

Assistant Coach

Toronto, ON

Jon Goodwillie

Assistant Coach / Film Coordinator

Etobicoke, ON

Glen Grunwald

President & CEO, Canada Basketball

Franklin Park, IL

Rowan Barrett

General Manager

Mississauga, ON

David Grundman

Basketball Operations

Toronto, ON

James DePoe

Team Manager

Toronto, ON

Phil Jevtovic

Performance Analyst

Toronto, ON

Samuel Gibbs

IST Lead / Athletic Therapist

Toronto, ON

Jason Meehan

Athletic Therapist

Mt. Pearl, NL

Charlie Weingroff

Strength and Conditioning  

Greenwich, CT

Dr. John Philpott

Team Physician

Miramichi, NB

Dr. Peter Jensen

Sport Psychologist

Noranda, QC

Dr. Marc Bubbs

Dietician

Oakville, ON

Kevin Tucker

Team Security

Chicago, IL

Matt Walker

Communications Manager

Ancaster, ON

 2019 SENIOR MEN'S NATIONAL TEAM SCHEDULE

DATE

ITEM

TIME (ET)

 LOCATION

August 4-6

Training Camp

 

OVO Athletic Centre –

Toronto, ON

August 7

Canada vs. Nigeria (Exhibition)

W 96-87

Mattamy Athletic Centre –

Toronto, ON

August 9

Canada vs. Nigeria (Exhibition)

L 90-81

Bell MTS Place – 

Winnipeg, MB

August 16

Canada vs. Australia (Exhibition)

W 90-70

RAC Arena – 

Perth, Australia

August 17

Canada vs. Australia (Exhibition)

L 81-73

August 20

Canada vs. New Zealand (Exhibition)

W 122-88

Quaycentre – 

Sydney, Australia

August 21

Canada vs. New Zealand (Exhibition)

W 103-100 (OT)

August 26

Canada vs. USA (Exhibition)

L 84-68

Qudos Bank Arena – 

Sydney, Australia

September 1

Canada vs. Australia

3:30 AM

FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019

China

September 3

Canada vs. Lithuania

7:30 AM

September 5

Canada vs. Senegal

3:30 AM