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    October 28, 2014

    13 Canadians Announced on 2014-15 NBA Rosters; Highest number of Canadian players ever in an NBA season

    TORONTO, ON – With the finalization Monday of the NBA 15-man rosters, Canada officially became the highest-represented non-US nation at any point in league history.

    The 13 Canadians on NBA rosters eclipse the highest previous international total of 11, achieved by France at the start of the 2010-11 season.

    A total of four Canadians joined the NBA this year, which increased the number of Canadians in the league up to a record 13. The Canadians in the 2014 draft were: Andrew Wiggins (#1), Nik Stauskas (#8) Tyler Ennis (#18) and Dwight Powell (#45).

    This past June, Andrew Wiggins became the second Canadian #1 draft pick, following Anthony Bennett who was the first in 2013.  It was the first time a country, other than the USA had back-to-back #1 NBA draft picks.

    Michele O’Keefe, Executive Director of Canada Basketball commented on this historic achievement:  “We're very proud of our Canadian athletes. The commitment that they've shown to achieving their goals is remarkable”.

                          Canadian players on 2014-2015 NBA rosters are: 
                          Player (Hometown) – NBA Team

                          Joel Anthony (Montreal, QC) – Detroit Pistons
                          Anthony Bennett (Brampton, ON) - Minnesota Timberwolves
                          Samuel Dalembert (Montreal, QC) - New York Knicks
                          Tyler Ennis (Brampton, ON) - Phoenix Suns
                          Cory Joseph (Toronto, ON) - San Antonio Spurs
                          Steve Nash (Victoria, BC) - Los Angeles Lakers
                          Andrew Nicholson (Mississauga, ON) - Orlando Magic
                          Kelly Olynyk (Toronto, ON) - Boston Celtics
                          Dwight Powell (Toronto, ON) - Boston Celtics
                          Robert Sacre (Vancouver, BC) - Los Angeles Lakers
                          Nik Stauskas (Mississauga, ON) - Sacramento Kings
                          Tristan Thompson (Toronto, ON) - Cleveland Cavaliers
                          Andrew Wiggins (Toronto, ON) - Minnesota Timberwolves


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