SENIOR MEN'S NATIONAL TEAM JUNE 2018 TRAINING CAMP INVITEES ANNOUNCED | Canada Basketball

SENIOR MEN'S NATIONAL TEAM JUNE 2018 TRAINING CAMP INVITEES ANNOUNCED

TORONTO, Ont. (May 28, 2018) - Canada Basketball is pleased to announce the players who have been invited to participate in training camp and exhibition play ahead of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 Americas Qualifiers next month. 

"We're excited to continue the positive momentum that has been created through the first two windows as we look to take another step forward in our goal of qualifying for the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019," said Jay Triano, Head Coach.

As announced today in Vancouver, the team will travel to British Columbia to face China in the Pacific Rim Basketball Classic in late June.  Rogers Arena in downtown Vancouver will host Team Canada on Friday, June 22 at 7:30 PM PT before the team travels to the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre in Victoria for a game on Sunday, June 24 at 5:00 PM PT.

Canada resumes the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 Americas Qualifiers with a first-place showdown against Dominican Republic on Friday, June 29 in Toronto, before concluding the first-round with a Canada Day long weekend matchup versus U.S. Virgin Islands at The Arena at TD Place on Monday, July 2 in Ottawa.

"The new qualification structure has showcased the depth of our program, that we have grown over several years, as we currently find ourselves near the top of our group heading into pivotal matchups to conclude the first round," said Rowan Barrett, Assistant GM/Executive VP, Senior Men's Program.  "Hosting meaningful games at home on Canadian soil is an experience our players won' ever forget."

The Richmond Olympic Oval will host training camp on June 20-21.  Additional information regarding the finalized roster and media availabilities will be announced at a later date.

Additional information regarding the finalized roster and media availabilities will be announced at a later date.

SENIOR MEN'S NATIONAL TEAM JUNE 2018 TRAINING CAMP INVITEES

Name

Position

Height

Hometown

Current Club

Anthony Bennett

Forward

6'8"

Toronto, ON

Maine Red Claws (G-League)

Aaron Best

Guard

6'4"

Scarborough, ON

Raptors 905 (G-League)

Khem Birch

Centre

6'9"

Montreal, QC

Orlando Magic

Chris Boucher

Forward

6'10"

Montreal, QC

Golden State Warriors

Dillon Brooks

Forward

6'7"

Mississauga, ON

Memphis Grizzlies

Melvin Ejim

Forward

6'6"

Toronto, ON

BC UNICS (Russia)

Olivier Hanlan

Guard

6'4"

Aylmer, QC

Austin Spurs (G-League)

Brady Heslip

Guard

6'2"

Burlington, ON

Trabzonspor (Turkey)

Cory Joseph

Guard

6'3"

Toronto, ON

Indiana Pacers

Kaza Kajami-Keane

Guard

6'2"

Ajax, ON

Raptors 905 (G-League)

Jamal Murray

Guard

6'4"

Kitchener, ON

Denver Nuggets

Andrew Nicholson

Forward

6'9"

Mississauga, ON

Guangdong Southern Tigers (China)

Kelly Olynyk

Centre

7'0"

Kamloops, BC

Miami Heat

Kevin Pangos

Guard

6'1"

Holland Landing, ON

BC Zalgiris (Lithuania)

Dwight Powell

Forward

6'9"

Toronto, ON

Dallas Mavericks

Phil Scrubb

Guard

6'3"

Richmond, BC

Fraport Skyliners (Germany)

Tommy Scrubb

Forward

6'5"

Richmond, BC

S.S. Felice Scandone (Italy)

Tristan Thompson

Centre

6'9"

Toronto, ON

Cleveland Cavaliers

** Players unavailable for June: Tyler Ennis, Nik Stauskas, Andrew Wiggins, Trey Lyles 

For information on ticket sales for the FIBA World Cup Qualifier games:

http://basketball.ca/en/news-article/tickets-on-sale-for-fiba-basketball-world-cup-2019-americas-qual