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    June 8, 2015

    Manitoba's Ben Miller Invited to Final U19 Canadian National Team Camp; Kirby Schepp on Coaching Staff

    TORONTO, ON – Canada Basketball’s Men’s High Performance has announced 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 invite list includes Manitoba's Ben Miller who was a member of the team last summer that brought home a Silver Medal at the FIBA Americas World Qualifier.  Ben returns to the training camp after a successful rookie year at Acadia University.  University of Manitoba Men's Basketball Coach Kirby Schepp is also back with the team as an assistant coach.  Additionally, Bison Team manager Hudson Isaak will also get an opportunity to be with the team in training camp.  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.

    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 Men’s age-group rankings.
    Dillon BrooksF6'7Mississauga, ONUniversity of Oregon
    Brody ClarkeF6'8Toronto, ONUniversity of Alberta
    Jadon CoheeG6'4Langley, BCSeattle University
    Stefan DuricG6'6Burlington, ONNelson High School
    Christopher EgiF6'8Markham, ONHarvard University
    Jonah FoggC6'10Sault St. Marie, ONAlgoma High School
    Jordan HenryG5'9Toronto, ONPineridge High School
    Biniam GhebrekidianF6'9Gatineau, QCOttawa Gaurdsmen
    Montaque Gill-CaesarG6'5Toronto, ONUniversity of Missouri
    Elijah LongG6'0Mississauga, ONJohn Carroll High School
    Justin JacksonF6'7Ajax, ONFindlay Prep High School (New Jersey)
    Corey JohnsonG6'3Ottawa, ONNorthern Kings
    Abu KigabG6'6Toronto, ONSaint Francis
    Benjamin MillerG6'2Winnipeg, MBAcadia University
    Matthew NeufeldC6'10Victoria, BCSunrise Christian Academy
    Jalen PoyserG6'4Mississauga, ONOrangeville Prep
    Nevell ProvoG6'0Halifax, NSHuntington Prep High School (US)
    Shamiel StevensonF6'6Toronto, ONWasatch Academy (Utah)
    Drew UrquhartF6'8Vancouver, BCEastside Catholic School (Seattle)

    Roy RanaHead CoachRyerson University
    Jamie McNeillyAssistant CoachVirginia Tech
    Kirby ScheppAssistant CoachUniversity of Manitoba
    Scott MorrisonAssistant CoachMaine Red Claws
    Steve KonchalskiMentor CoachSt. Francis Xavier
    James DePoeManagerHumber College
    Krisjon VargasTherapist
    John HoDoctor

    SpainJune 13 - TBCBilbao, Spain (Exhibition)
    CroatiaJune 14 - TBCBilbao, Spain (Exhibition)
    AustraliaJune 15 – TBCBilbao, Spain (Exhibition)
    AustraliaJune 27 - 8:15 a.m.Heraklion, Greece
    TunisiaJune 28 – 8:15 a.m.Heraklion, Greece
    ItalyJune 30 – 11:15 a.m.Heraklion, Greece
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