FINAL 2015 U16 MEN’S NATIONAL TEAM ROSTER ANNOUNCED | Canada Basketball

FINAL 2015 U16 MEN’S NATIONAL TEAM ROSTER ANNOUNCED

TORONTO, ON – Canada Basketball is pleased to announce the final U16 Men’s National Team that will represent Team Canada at the U16 FIBA Americas in Bahia Blanca, Argentina from June 10-14.

“Our athletes have shown outstanding work ethic and commitment to the team to solidify their spots on our final roster,” said Head Coach, Dave DeAveiro. “We’re pleased with the progress the team has made over the course of our training camps this year and we’re looking forward to competing.”

DeAveiro, a native of Toronto, returs for his fourth year coaching the U16/U17 age-group team. He is joined by assistants Michael Meeks (Canada Basketball) and James Derouin (University of Ottawa), as well as apprentice coach Nicky Davis (Sheridan College).

“It will be the first time these athletes will have the opportunity to represent Canada in international competition,” said Rowan Barrett, Executive Vice President/Assistant General Manager, Men’s High Performance. “This is an important opportunity for growth and development as athletes and young men.”

The team will complete its final training camp at Humber College – North Campus on Thursday, before heading to Argentina. The squad will face-off against Venezuela, Mexico and Argentina in the preliminary round of the U16 FIBA Americas. 

Athletes were identified throughout the year in a series of identification camps and recommendations from the Provincial/Territorial Service Organizations. In 2014, the U16 squad finished 6th at the 2014 FIBA U17 World Cup in Dubai. Canada is currently ranked 3rd worldwide in the FIBA Men’s age-group rankings.

A full team list and game schedule below.

2015 U16 TEAM ROSTER

ATHLETE NAME

POSITION

HEIGHT

HOMETOWN

CLUB

Barrett Jr, Rowan

Wing

6'5

 

Mississauga, ON

REDA/Brampton Warriors/Tyler Ennis Jordan Brand

Bediako, Jaden

Forward

6'8

Brampton, ON

Team Breakdown/Brampton Warriors/Tyler Ennis Jordan Brand

Brazdeikis, Ignas

Wing

6'6

Oakville, ON

Oakville Venom/CIA Bounce/Tyler Ennis Jordan Brand

Carr, Marcus

PG

6'1

Woodbridge, ON

Northern Kings

Courtney, Liam

Forward

6'10

Cambridge, ON

REDA/Waterloo Wolverines/Canada Elite

Djuricic, Danilo

Forward

6'7

Brampton, ON

Brampton Warriors/CIA Bounce/Team Tyler Ennis

Kabongo, Jonathan

PG

6'4

Toronto, ON

CIA Bounce/Tyler Ennis Jordan Brand

Kirkwood, Noah

Wing

6'5

Kanata, ON

Ottawa Next Level

Llewellyn, Jaelin

PG

6'1

Mississauga,  ON

Oakville/CIA Bounce/Tyler Ennis Jordan Brand Team

Nembhard, Andrew

PG

6'2

Aurora, ON

Vaughan Panthers/ Brampton Warriors/Tyler Ennis Jordan Brand

Shephard, Grant

Forward

6'9

Kelowna, BC

Junior Heat

Shittu, Simisola

Wing

6'9

Burlington, ON

REDA/CIA Bounce/Tyler Ennis Jordan Brand

 

 

STAFF

NAME

TITLE

SCHOOL/ROLE

Dave DeAveiro

Head Coach

McGill University, Head Coach

Michael Meeks

Assistant Coach

Canada Basketball, Manager of Youth Player Development

James Derouin

Assistant Coach

University of Ottawa, Head Coach

Nicky Davis

Apprentice Coach

Sheridan College, Assistant Coach

Mary Lalancette

Therapist

Ryerson University, Athletic Therapist

Chris Cheng

Manager

Nipissing University, Head Coach

Mark Leung

Doctor

University of Toronto, Team Physician

 

U16 FIBA AMERICAS – BAHIA BLANCA, ARGENTINA

OPPONENT

DATE

TIME (EST)

Venezuela

June 10

12:45 p.m.

Mexico

June 11

5:15 p.m.

Argentina

June 12

7:30 p.m.

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