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    June 20, 2017

    Manitoba's James Wagner Named as Alternate on Canada's U19 National Team


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    James in action with Team Canada last summer
    Canada Basketball’s Men’s High Performance program has announced the athletes who will represent Canada at the FIBA U19 Basketball World Cup 2017
     in Cairo, Egypt from July 1st-9th. Manitoba's James Wagner has been named an alternate on the roster and will remain with the team during the rest of the training camp.  

    “It was a competitive tryout and we’re pleased with how the team is coming together as we prepare to take on the world in Cairo,” said Roy Rana, Head Coach, U19 Men’s National Team.

    Canada will face Japan, Spain and Mali in the group phase of the tournament, tipping-off against Mali on Canada Day, July 1st, at 9:30 a.m. EST. The full tournament schedule is here.



    The squad will train in Mississauga until June 20th and then travel to France for exhibition play en route to Egypt. 


    A full list of athletes, coaches and team schedule can be found below. 
     
    In 2016, the U18 team finished 2nd at the FIBA U18 Americas Championship. Canada is currently ranked 3rd worldwide in the FIBA Youth Men Rankings

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    2017 U19 TEAM

    LAST NAMEFIRST NAMEHEIGHTHOMETOWNSCHOOLCLUB TEAM
    BambaAmidou6'9"Scarborough, ONCoastal Carolina UniversityCanada Elite
    BarrettRJ6'7"Mississauga, ONMontverde AcademyUplay Canada
    *BennettKhaleem6'4"Hamilton, ONSunrise Christian AcademyUplay Canada
    *BrownJoel6’3”Brampton, ONAspire AcademyCIA Bounce
    DarlingNathan6'5"Sackville, NSUniversity of
    Alabama Birmingham
    Basketball Nova Scotia 
    DjuricicDanilo6'8"Brampton, ONHarvard UniversityCIA Bounce
    HenryJordan5'10"Pickering, ONPine Ridge SSCanada Elite
    KigabAbu6'7"St. Catharines, ONUniversity of OregonUplay Canada
    KirkwoodNoah6'7"Kanata, ONAshbury CollegeBrookwood Elite
    LongpreAnthony6'9"L'Assomption, QCSaint Joseph's UniversityBrookwood Elite
    MillerEmanuel6'7"Toronto, ONBill Crothers SSUplay Canada
    OduroPrince6'8"Toronto, ONFirst Love Christian AcademyCanada Elite
    ShephardGrant6'10"Kelowna, BCUniversity of British ColumbiaDrive/Uplay Canada
    *WagnerJames6'7"Winnipeg, MBUniversity of ManitobaBasketball Manitoba 
    WiggintonLindell6'2"Dartmouth, NSIowa State UniversityStackhouse Elite
    *Alternates

    2017 U19 COACHES & STAFF

    NAMEPOSITIONHOMETOWNTEAM/CLUB
    Roy RanaHead CoachToronto, ONRyerson University
    Jamie McNeillyAssistant CoachToronto, ONVirginia Tech University
    Paul WeirAssistant CoachToronto, ONUniversity of New Mexico
    Michael MeeksAssistant CoachBrampton, ONCanada Basketball
    Steve KonchalskiMentor CoachHalifax, NSSt. Francis Xavier
    Krisjon VargasTherapistToronto, ONCanada Basketball
    James DePoeManagerToronto, ONHumber College
    Wes ClaydenDoctorWoodbridge, ONCanada Basketball


    2017 U19 SCHEDULE

    DATEITEMLOCATION
    June 15th-20th, 2017Training CampU of T - Mississauga
    June 24th, 2017Canada vs. FranceExhibition Tournament
    (Troyes, France)
    June 25th, 2017Canada vs. Lithuania
    June 26th, 2017Canada vs. Spain
    July 1st, 2017Canada vs. Mali
      FIBA U19 Basketball
    World Cup
    (Cairo, Egypt)
    July 2nd, 2017Canada vs. Spain
    July 4th, 2017Canada vs. Japan
    July 5th, 2017Round of 16
    July 7th, 2017Quarter-Finals
    July 8th, 2017Semi-Finals
    July 9th, 2017Finals
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