19 ATHLETES ATTENDING SENIOR MEN'S NATIONAL TEAM TRAINING CAMP | Canada Basketball

19 ATHLETES ATTENDING SENIOR MEN'S NATIONAL TEAM TRAINING CAMP

TORONTO, Ont. (August 5, 2019) - Canada Basketball is pleased to announce the 19 athletes attending the Senior Men’s National Team training camp on August 5-6 ahead of exhibition play and the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019.

Canada will open exhibition play with a two-game series against Nigeria.  The Mattamy Athletic Centre in Toronto will host Team Canada on Wednesday, August 7 at 7:00 p.m. ET before the team travels to Bell MTS Place in Winnipeg for a game on Friday, August 9 at 7:00 p.m. CT.  Tickets for Toronto and Winnipeg are on sale now.

Following the Canadian exhibition games, Team Canada will travel to Australia for a five-game exhibition series against Australia (August 16-17), New Zealand (August 20-21) and the United States of America (August 26).  Tickets for these games are on sale now from Ticketek.

Last month, Canada Basketball announced Nick Nurse as Head Coach of Canada’s Senior Men’s National Team ahead of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019.

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. One of the fastest rising basketball nations in the world, Canada’s depth was on display during the Americas Qualifiers as 36 different players represented their country over the course of the six competition windows to qualify for the World Cup.

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.

Canada is in Group H for the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 and will face Australia (September 1), Lithuania (September 3) and Senegal (September 5) in the First Round.  The top two teams from Group G (Dominican Republic, France, Germany and Jordan) and Group H will qualify for the Second Round and form Group L.

The results of the three games from the First Round carry over to the Second Round with every team playing against the two teams in their new group that they have not faced.  The top two teams from each group will qualify for the Quarter-Finals.

Click here for additional details on the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 competition system.

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.

For additional information on the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019, visit http://www.fiba.basketball/basketballworldcup/2019

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

2019 SENIOR MEN'S NATIONAL TEAM TRAINING CAMP ATTENDEES 

Name

Position

Height

Hometown

Previous / Current Club

R.J. Barrett*

Guard

6'7”

Mississauga, ON

New York Knicks

Aaron Best

Guard

6'4”

Scarborough, ON

Riesen Ludwigsburg (Germany)

Khem Birch

Centre

6'9”

Montreal, QC

Orlando Magic

Chris Boucher

Centre

6'10”

Montreal, QC

Toronto Raptors

Oshae Brissett

Forward

6’8”

Mississauga, ON

Toronto Raptors

Melvin Ejim

Forward

6'6"

Toronto, ON

Baloncesto Málaga (Spain)

Brady Heslip

Guard

6’2”

Burlington, ON

Istanbul BBSK (Turkey)

Cory Joseph

Guard

6'3"

Toronto, ON

Sacramento Kings

Kaza Kajami-Keane

Guard

6’2”

Ajax, ON

Mitteldeutscher BC (Germany)

Jamal Murray*Guard6'4"Kitchener, ONDenver Nuggets

Andrew Nembhard

Guard

6’5”

Aurora, ON

Florida Gators (NCAA)

Duane Notice

Guard

6’2”

Woodbridge, ON

Raptors 905 (G League)

Kelly Olynyk

Forward

7'0"

Kamloops, BC

Miami Heat

Eugene Omoruyi

Forward

6’7”

Rexdale, ON

Oregon Ducks (NCAA)

Kevin Pangos

Guard

6’2”

Newmarket, ON

FC Barcelona Basketball (Spain)

Addison Patterson

Guard

6’6”

Milton, ON

Bella Vista Prep (Arizona)

Phil Scrubb

Guard

6'4"

Richmond, BC

Club Estudiantes (Spain)

Thomas Scrubb

Forward

6’7”

Richmond, BC

SIG Strasbourg (France)

Kyle Wiltjer

Forward

6’10”

Portland, OR

Turk Telekom (Turkey)

* Injury, training camp only

2019 SENIOR MEN'S NATIONAL TEAM 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

Jeff Petroff

Equipment 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)

7:00 PM

Mattamy Athletic Centre –

Toronto, ON

August 9

Canada vs. Nigeria (Exhibition)

8:00 PM

Bell MTS Place – 

Winnipeg, MB

August 16

Canada vs. Australia (Exhibition)

5:30 AM

RAC Arena – 

Perth, Australia

August 17

Canada vs. Australia (Exhibition)

5:30 AM

August 20

Canada vs. New Zealand (Exhibition)

5:30 AM

Quaycentre – 

Sydney, Australia

August 21

Canada vs. New Zealand (Exhibition)

5:30 AM

August 26

Canada vs. USA (Exhibition)

5:30 AM

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