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    June 23, 2016

    WATCH LIVE ONLINE: Emmanuel Akot & Daniel Sackey Selected to Canadian National U17 Cadet Team


    Canada Basketball has announced the 2016 U17 men’s national team which includes for the first time in a generation, two Manitobans on the same national team in Emmanuel Akot (left) and Daniel Sackey (right).  Eight members from the 2015 silver medal squad return to headline the 12-man team that will compete at the U17 FIBA World Championships in Zaragoza, Spain.

    Emmanuel Akot is coming off his attendance at the Bio-Steel All-Canadian Game in April and spent the last year in Utah at the Wasatch Academy and recently has been involved in the AAU circuit with teams throughout the US.  

    Daniel Sackey spent the last year in Missouri and is currently at St. Louis Christian Academy and the Canada Elite club program based out of Toronto.  

    “We’re pleased with the players’ progress and have put together a strong team,” said Dave DeAveiro, head coach. “We look forward to building off of last year’s silver medal finish in Argentina and representing Canada on the world stage.”

    The squad will complete training camp in Toronto on June 10th and head to Toulouse, France for a three-game exhibition tournament against the French hosts, Australia and Argentina. The team will then head to Zaragoza to represent Canada at the 2016 U17 FIBA World Championships from June 23rd- July 3rd.

    DeAveiro (McGill University) will be joined by assistants Michael Meeks (Canada Basketball), James Derouin (University of Ottawa) and apprentice coach, Nicky Davis (Sheridan College).

    In 2015, the U17 team won a silver medal at the U16 FIBA Americas Championships - the programs best-ever finish. Canada is currently ranked 3rd worldwide in the FIBA youth men rankings.

    A full list of athletes and coaches can be found below. 

     Emmanuel AkotF6'6Winnipeg, MBWasatch Academy
     Andrew NembhardG6'3Aurora, ONVaughn
    Rowan Barrett JrG6'6Mississauga, ONMontverde
     Jaden BediakoF6'9Brampton, ONSt. Marcellinus
    Ignas BrazdeikisF6'7Oakville, ONOrangeville Prep
    Danilo DjuricicF6'8Brampton, ONSaint Michael's
    Quincy GuerrierF6'6Montreal, QCThetford
    Noah KirkwoodF6'5Kanata, ONAshbury College
     Stefan SmithG6'0Ajax, ONBill Crothers
    Grant ShephardF6'9Kelowna, BCKelowna High
    Daniel SackeyG5'9Winnipeg, MBSt. Louis Christian
    Simisola ShittuF6’9Burlington, ONMontverde
    Emmanuel Miller
    F6'6Scarborough, ONU-Play
    Joel Brown
    G6'2Brampton, ONCIA Bouce
    2016 U17 COACHING & STAFF

    Dave DeAveiroHead CoachToronto, ONMcGill University
    Michael MeeksAssistant CoachBrampton, ONCanada Basketball
    James DerouinAssistant CoachOttawa, ONUniversity of Ottawa
    Nicky DavisApprentice CoachToronto, ONSheridan College
    Steve KonchalskiAdvisorHalifax, NSSt. Francis Xavier
    Mary LalancetteTherapistToronto, ONCanada Basketball
    Chris ChengManagerScarborough, ONNipissing University
    Mark LeungDoctorToronto, ONUniversity of Toronto
    2016 U17 SCHEDULE

    June 4th – 10th 2016Tryouts & Training CampHumber College – North
    June 15th, 2016Exhibition vs FranceToulouse, France
    June 16th , 2016Exhibition vs Australia
    June 17th , 2016Exhibition vs Argentina
    June 23rd, 2016vs AustraliaU17 World Championships
    Zaragoza, Spain
    June 25th, 2016vs Finland
    June 26th, 2016vs China
    June 28th, 2016Round of 16
    June 30th, 2016Quarter Finals
    July 1st, 2016Semi-Finals
    July 2nd, 2016Classification Games
    July 3rd, 2016Finals

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