Bison rookie James Wagner is among players at 2017 U19 men's basketball national team open tryout at Humber College - Lakeshore Campus (Etobicoke, ON) on Sunday, June 11. In addition, Bison men's basketball head coach Kirby Schepp is guest coach at the camp and now in his eighth summer with the national program.
Wagner, 18, had a breakout season in his first year with the Herd at the forward position as he was named to the 2016-17 Canada West All-Rookie Team. The Winnipeg native was third in Canada West and led the team at 56.8% field goal percentage and was fifth in team scoring with 7.5 points per game while playing in all 20 conference games in 2016-17. In a veteran laden squad, Wagner averaged 17.9 minutes per game (sixth on team) and the 6'7", 200 lbs. forward grabbed 3.6 rebounds (fourth on team) and tied for second with 0.4 blocks per game. In the 2017 Canada West playoffs, Wagner was fifth on the team with 7.3 point per game while third with 51.4 field goal percentage shooting in 18.0 minutes per playoff game.
|Coach Kirby Schepp|
Bison Notes: Wagner was part of 2016 U18 men's basketball Canadian national team that competed in U18 FIBA Americas in Chile from July 19-23 and won a silver medal.