19 ATHLETES INVITED TO U19 MEN'S NATIONAL TEAM TRAINING CAMP | Canada Basketball

19 ATHLETES INVITED TO U19 MEN'S NATIONAL TEAM TRAINING CAMP

 

TORONTO, ON - Canada Basketball's Men's High Performance is pleased to announce the 19 athletes who have been invited to the June 6-10 U19 Men's National Team training camp in preparation for U19 FIBA World Championships in Heraklion, Greece. The camp will take place at Humber College - North Campus.

"We expect this to be a highly competitive camp," said Roy Rana, Head Coach of the 2015 U19 Men's National Team. "We have a strong group of athletes and look forward to preparing for the U19 World Championships."

Rana (Ryerson University) is coaching the U18/19 Men's National Team for the fourth consecutive season. He will be joined by assistant coaches Jamie McNeilly (Virginia Tech), Kirby Schepp (University of Manitoba) and Steve Morrison (Maine Red Claws). Canadian Basketball Hall of Famer, Steve Konchalski (St. Francis Xavier University) will be a mentor coach for the group.

Practice on June 10th will be open to media, beginning at 11:30 a.m. ET and 5:30 p.m. for a scrimmage against Ryerson University. Coaches and athletes will be available for post-practice scrums. Media can contact communications@basketball.ca to confirm attendance.

Following training camp, the team will head to Europe to train, as well as compete in exhibition games in Spain ahead of the World Championships. In 2014, the squad finished 2nd at FIBA Americas. Canada is currently ranked 3rd worldwide in the FIBA Menâ??s age-group rankings.

ROSTER

NAME

POSITION

HEIGHT

HOMETOWN

CLUB TEAM OR SCHOOL

Dillon Brooks

F

6'7

Mississauga, ON

University of Oregon

Brody Clarke

F

6'8

Toronto, ON

University of Alberta

Jadon Cohee

G

6'4

Langley, BC

Seattle University

Stefan Duric

G

6'6

Burlington, ON

Nelson High School

Christopher Egi

F

6'8

Markham, ON

Harvard University

Jonah Fogg

C

6'10

Sault Ste. Marie, ON

Algoma High School

Jordan Henry

G

5'9

Toronto, ON

Pineridge High School

Biniam Ghebrekidian

F

6'9

Gatineau, QC

Ottawa Guardsmen

Montaque Gill-Caesar

G

6'5

Toronto, ON

University of Missouri

Elijah Long

G

6'0

Mississauga, ON

John Carroll High School

Justin Jackson

F

6'7

Ajax, ON

Findlay Prep High School (New Jersey)

Corey Johnson

G

6'3

Ottawa, ON

Northern Kings

Abu Kigab

G

6'6

Toronto, ON

Saint Francis

Benjamin Miller

G

6'2

Winnipeg, MB

Acadia University

Matthew Neufeld

C

6'10

Victoria, BC

Sunrise Christian Academy

Jalen Poyser

G

6'4

Mississauga, ON

Orangeville Prep

Nevell Provo

G

6'0

Halifax, NS

Huntington Prep High School (US)

Shamiel Stevenson

F

6'6

Toronto, ON

Wasatch Academy (Utah)

Drew Urquhart

F

6'8

Vancouver, BC

Eastside Catholic School (Seattle)

COACHING STAFF

NAME

POSITION

AFFILIATION

Roy Rana

Head Coach

Ryerson University

Jamie McNeilly

Assistant Coach

Virginia Tech

Kirby Schepp

Assistant Coach

University of Manitoba

Scott Morrison

Assistant Coach

Maine Red Claws

Steve Konchalski

Mentor Coach

St. Francis Xavier

James DePoe

Manager

Humber College

Krisjon Vargas

Therapist

 

John Ho

Doctor

 

COMPETITION SCHEDULE

OPPONENT

DATE & TIME (EST)

LOCATION

Spain

June 13 - TBC

Bilbao, Spain (Exhibition)

Croatia

June 14 - TBC

Bilbao, Spain (Exhibition)

Australia

June 15 â?? TBC

Bilbao, Spain (Exhibition)

Australia

June 27 - 8:15 a.m.

Heraklion, Greece

Tunisia

June 28 â?? 8:15 a.m.

Heraklion, Greece

Italy

June 30 â?? 11:15 a.m.

Heraklion, Greece

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