18 ATHLETES SELECTED FOR CANADA BASKETBALL U16 MEN’S NATIONAL TEAM TRAINING CAMP | Canada Basketball

18 ATHLETES SELECTED FOR CANADA BASKETBALL U16 MEN’S NATIONAL TEAM TRAINING CAMP

TORONTO, ONT. (May 21, 2019)  Canada Basketball is pleased to announce the 18 athletes invited to the U16 men's national team training camp.

Head Coach Kirby Schepp returns and will be joined by assistants Jason Dawkins (Ontario Basketball), Kevin Duffie (Acadia University) and Patrick Tatham (McMaster University).

The FIBA U16 Americas Championship 2019 in Belém, Brazil (June 3-9) will qualify the top-four teams to the FIBA U17 Basketball World Cup 2020.

Canada is in Group B along with hosts Brazil, Puerto Rico and Uruguay.

Canada earned a silver medal at the FIBA U16 Americas Championship 2017 in Formosa, Argentina. This will be Canada’s sixth appearance since the FIBA U16 Americas Championship began in 2009, with the country medalling in each of their previous five tournaments.

Prior to the training camp, Canada Basketball’s Men High Performance Program held an assessment camp on May 20 for Canadian male athletes born in either 2003 and 2004.  In addition, open identification sessions were held in Toronto and Edmonton last fall.

A full list of athletes, coaches and team schedule can be found below.  Training camp will take place at University of Toronto Mississauga and is closed to the public. Media are invited to post-practice scrums on the following dates:

Thursday, May 23

12:45 p.m. Gym Opens
1:00 p.m. Availability

Thursday, May 30

1:45 p.m. Gym Opens
2:00 p.m. Availability

*All times are EDT and subject to change

Media interested in attending training camp are asked to contact mwalker@basketball.ca to RSVP.

Canada is currently ranked 2nd worldwide in the FIBA World Ranking Presented by NIKE.

2019 U16 MEN’S NATIONAL TEAM TRAINING CAMP ROSTER

NAME

HEIGHT

HOMETOWN

CURRENT SCHOOL TEAM

Brody Adams

6’10"

Ottawa, ON

Canadian Topflight Academy

Keyonte Beals

6’2"

Dartmouth, NS

Rectory 

Enoch Boakye

6’9"

Brampton, ON

Brampton Centennial S.S.

Jaden Clayton

5’11"

Whitby, ON

Andrews Osbourne Academy

Josiah Davis

6’1"

Kitchener, ON

Huron Heights S.S.

Jefferson de la Cruz Monegro

6’1"

LaSalle, QC

École Lucien-Pagé

Caleb Houstan

6’9"

Mississauga, ON

Montverde Academy

Luke Hunger

6’8"

Montreal, QC

Ashbury College

Nigel Hylton

6’8"

Toronto, ON

Oakwood Collegiate

Dorile (DJ) Jackson

6’3"

Mississauga, ON

St. Martin S.S

Dylan Kalambay

6’7"

Brampton, ON

St. Edmund Campion C.S.S

Jaden Kirkwood

6’4"

Kanata, ON

Ashbury College

Leonard Miller

6’5"

Scarborough, ON

Thornlea S.S

Ryan Nembhard

5’11"

Aurora, ON

Montverde Academy

Milos Nenadic

6’8"

Kitchener, ON

Cameron Heights Collegiate

Shaedon Sharpe

6’3"

London, ON

H.B. Beal S.S

Caelum Swanton-Rodger

6’9"

Calgary, AB

Sir Winston Churchill S.S

Jayden Webley

6’9"

Calgary, AB

Montverde Academy

 2019 U16 MEN’S NATIONAL TEAM COACHES & STAFF

NAME

POSITION

HOMETOWN

AFFILIATION

Kirby Schepp

Head Coach

Winnipeg, MB

University of Manitoba

Jason Dawkins

Assistant Coach

Toronto, ON

Team Ontario

Kevin Duffie

Assistant Coach

Grand Falls, NB

Acadia University

Patrick Tatham

Assistant Coach

Milton, ON

McMaster University

Alessandro Francella

Physician

Richmond Hill, ON

University of Toronto

Mary Lalancette

Athletic Therapist

Orangeville, ON

Canada Basketball

Mike Meeks

Mentor Coach

Brampton, ON

Canada Basketball

Charles Hantoumakos

Team Manager

Toronto, ON

Thornlea Prep

2019 U16 MEN’S NATIONAL TEAM SCHEDULE

DATE

ITEM

TIME (ET)

 LOCATION

May 20

Assessment Camp

 

University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM)

May 21-23

Training Camp

 

May 27-30

Training Camp

 

June 3

Canada vs. Uruguay

12:30 PM

 

FIBA U16 Americas Championship 2019

Belem, Brazil

June 4

Canada vs. Brazil

7:30 PM

June 5

Canada vs. Puerto Rico

5:15 PM

June 7

Quarter-finals

TBD

June 8

Semifinals

TBD

June 9

Finals

TBD