SENIOR MEN'S NATIONAL TEAM SEPTEMBER 2018 TRAINING CAMP ROSTER ANNOUNCED
TORONTO, Ont. (September 4, 2018) - Canada Basketball is pleased to announce the roster for training camp ahead of September’s FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 Americas Qualifiers.
Canada resumes the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 Americas Qualifiers on Thursday, September 13 at 7:30 p.m. EDT in Laval at Place Bell against Brazil. Tickets for the event are on sale now through evenko for as low as $31.
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.
Head Coach Roy Rana will lead Team Canada and be joined by assistant coaches Nathaniel Mitchell, Patrick Tatham, J.D. Jackson and Michael Meeks.
“Always honoured to answer the call to represent my country in international competition and I’m looking forward to the journey with our family on the floor,” said head coach Roy Rana.
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.
"As the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 Americas Qualifiers continue, the program depth we’ve been building over the years will be crucial for the success of our team,” said Rowan Barrett, Assistant GM/Executive VP, Senior Men's Program. “September’s games are an important step for Canada as we work towards our goal of qualifying for the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019.”
In the second round, the three highest-placed teams from each group and the best fourth placed team between Group E and Group F (a total of seven teams) will qualify for the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019.
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.
A full list of athletes, coaches and team schedule can be found below.
Media interested in attending training camp can contact Matt Walker (firstname.lastname@example.org). Practices are closed to the public and will take place at the Centre Sportif on the campus of Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) from September 6-11. Details regarding media availabilities will be announced shortly.
SENIOR MEN'S NATIONAL TEAM SEPTEMBER 2018 TRAINING CAMP ROSTER
Last / Current Club
San Lorenzo Basket (Argentina)
Fraport Skyliners (Germany)
Raptor 905 (G-League)
KK FMP (Serbia)
BC UNICS (Russia)
London Lightning (NBL Canada)
Fraport Skyliners (Germany)
Landstede Zwolle (Netherlands)
BM Slam Stal (Poland)
FC Barcelona Lassa (Spain)
Banco di Srd (Italy)
SENIOR MEN'S NATIONAL TEAM SEPTEMBER 2018 TRAINING CAMP COACHES & STAFF
|Nathaniel Mitchell||Assistant Coach||Toronto, ON|
|Patrick Tatham||Assistant Coach||Brampton, ON|
Assistant GM / Executive VP
|David Grundman||Basketball Operations||Toronto, ON|
Dr. John Philpott
Dr. Peter Jensen
Mt. Pearl, NL
Strength and Conditioning Coach
SENIOR MEN'S NATIONAL TEAM SEPTEMBER 2018 SCHEDULE
UQAM – Montreal, Que.
Canada vs. Brazil
Place Bell - Laval
Canada vs. Chile