SENIOR MEN'S NATIONAL TEAM SEPTEMBER 2018 TRAINING CAMP ROSTER ANNOUNCED | Canada Basketball

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 (mwalker@basketball.ca). 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 

Name

Position

Height

Hometown

Last / Current Club

Joel Anthony

Centre

6'9"

Montreal, QC

San Lorenzo Basket (Argentina)

Trae Bell-Haynes

Guard

6’2”

Toronto, ON

Fraport Skyliners (Germany)

Aaron Best

Guard

6'4"

Scarborough, ON

Raptor 905 (G-League)

Khem Birch

Centre

6'9"

Montreal, QC

Orlando Magic

Dillon Brooks

Forward

6'7"

Mississauga, ON

Memphis Grizzlies

Manny Diressa

Guard

6’4”

Toronto, ON

KK FMP (Serbia)

Melvin Ejim

Forward

6'6"

Toronto, ON

BC UNICS (Russia)

Joel Friesen

Guard

6'4"

Abbotsford, BC

London Lightning (NBL Canada)

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)

Kyle Landry

Centre

6'10" 

Calgary, AB

Buducnost (Montenegro)

Duane Notice

Guard

6’2”

Woodbridge, ON

BM Slam Stal (Poland)

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 SEPTEMBER 2018 TRAINING CAMP COACHES & STAFF

Name

Position

Hometown

Roy Rana

Head Coach

Toronto, ON

Nathaniel MitchellAssistant CoachToronto, ON
Patrick TathamAssistant CoachBrampton, ON

J.D. Jackson

Assistant Coach

Burnaby, BC

Michael Meeks

Assistant Coach

Brampton, ON

Rowan Barrett

Assistant GM / Executive VP

Mississauga, ON

David GrundmanBasketball OperationsToronto, 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   

Newark, 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

 SENIOR MEN'S NATIONAL TEAM SEPTEMBER 2018 SCHEDULE

DATE

ITEM

 

September 6-11

Training Camp

UQAM – Montreal, Que.

September 13

Canada vs. Brazil

Place Bell - Laval

September 17

Canada vs. Chile

Valdivia, Chile