TORONTO, ON (November 17, 2017) - Canada Basketball has announced the 12-man roster for the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 Americas Qualifiers in Halifax and Dominican Republic.

“This is an exciting time and opportunity for basketball in our country and we're thankful to begin our journey towards the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 next week in Halifax,” said head coach Roy Rana.


"Having the opportunity to represent your country is something most players only dream of. But to have the chance to do it at home, in front of friends, family and fellow Canadians is an honor we treasure. All the athletes in our pool have and are continuing to make a tremendous effort to be part of this journey and we are thankful and excited for this 12 that will represent all of us in Halifax and Dominican Republic.”

The Scotiabank Centre in Halifax will host the first Senior Men's National Team home game as Canada opens the qualifying process on Friday, November 24, 2017 against Bahamas with tip-off scheduled for 8:15 pm AST.  Tickets for the event are on sale now through Ticket Atlantic.

Following Friday's game, Canada will travel to Dominican Republic where tipoff is scheduled for Monday, November 27 at 7:00 PM ET.

2017 SMNT NOVEMBER WORLD CUP AMERICAS QUALIFIER ROSTER

NamePositionHeightHometownCurrent Club
Joel AnthonyCentre6’9”Montreal, QCFree Agent
Anthony BennettForward6’8”Toronto, ONNorthern Arizona Suns (G-League)
Grandy GlazeCentre6’7”Toronto, ONSt. John’s Edge (NBL of Can)
Olivier HanlanGuard6’4”Aylmer, QCAustin Spurs (G-League)
Brady HeslipGuard6’2”Burlington, ONTrabzonspor (Turkey)
Kaza Kajami-KeaneGuard6’1”Ajax, ONRaptors 905 (G-League)
Owen KlassenCentre6’10”Kingston, ONPAOK (Greece)
Dyshawn PierreForward6’6”Whitby, ONBanco di Srd (Italy)
Xavier Rathan-MayesGuard6’3”Scarborough, ONWestchester Knicks (G-League)
Phil ScrubbGuard6’3”Richmond, B.C.Fraport SKY (Germany)
Thomas ScrubbForward6’6”Richmond, B.C.Scandone AV (Italy)
Marc TrasoliniCentre6’9”Vancouver, B.C.Hokkaido L. (Japan)

2017 SMNT STAFF LIST
 
NamePositionHometown
Roy Rana Head CoachToronto, ON  
Michael MeeksAssistant CoachBrampton, ON
Jack SikmaAssistant CoachKankakee, Illinois   
Dave SmartAssistant CoachKingston, ON
Nathaniel MitchellAssistant CoachToronto, ON
James DePoeTeam ManagerToronto, ON
David GrundmanTeam ManagerToronto, ON
Dr. John PhilpottTeam DoctorMiramichi, NB
Samuel GibbsAthletic TherapistToronto, ON
Jason MeehanAthletic TherapistToronto, ON
Charlie WeingroffStrength and Conditioning Coach   Newark, NJ
Dipesh MistryVideo CoordinatorMarkham, ON
Phil JevtovicPerformance AnalystToronto, ON
Matt WalkerCommunications ManagerAncaster, ON
Peter JensenSports PsychologistToronto, ON

2017 SMNT SCHEDULE
 
ItemDatesLocation
Training CampNovember 20-November 23Halifax, NS
Bahamas vs. CanadaNovember 24Halifax, NS
Travel to Dominican RepublicNovember 25Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic
Canada vs. Dominican RepublicNovember 27Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic

Photo credit: CBC.ca
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