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    July 18, 2019

    29 Athletes Invited to Attend Canadian Senior Men's National Team Training Camp in Lead Up to Winnipeg Exhibition Game

    TORONTO, Ont. (July 16, 2019) - Canada Basketball is pleased to announce the 29 athletes invited to attend the Senior Men’s National Team training camp ahead of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019.

    “Being asked to represent your country is a tremendous honour and we’re excited about the group of athletes that we have invited to training camp next month in Toronto,” said Rowan Barrett, Canada Basketball General Manager, Men’s High Performance.  "These athletes demonstrate the depth of talent we now have in our country, as we prepare to meet the challenge of the FIBA Basketball World Cup.
    A finalized list of Senior Men’s National Team training camp attendees will be announced prior to the start of camp.
    Canada will open exhibition play with a two-game series against Nigeria.  The Mattamy Athletic Centre in Toronto will host Team Canada on Wednesday, August 7 at 7:00 p.m. ET before the team travels to Bell MTS Place in Winnipeg for a game on Friday, August 9 at 7:00 p.m. CT.  Tickets for Toronto and Winnipeg are on sale now.
    Following the Canadian exhibition games, Team Canada will travel to Australia for a five-game exhibition series against Australia (August 16-17), New Zealand (August 20-21) and the United States of America (August 26).  Tickets for these games are on sale now from Ticketek.
    Last month, Canada Basketball announced Nick Nurse as Head Coach of Canada’s Senior Men’s National Team ahead of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019.
    Canada is heading back to the World Cup for the first time since the 2010 FIBA World Championship after finishing the FIBA Basketball World Cup Americas Qualifiers with a 10-2 record to lead Group F. One of the fastest rising basketball nations in the world, Canada’s depth was on display during the Americas Qualifiers as 36 different players represented their country over the course of the six competition windows to qualify for the World Cup.
    The FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 in China (Aug. 31-Sept. 15, 2019) will be the biggest edition of FIBA's flagship event with a record 32 participating teams playing 92 games over 16 days.
    Canada is in Group H for the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 and will face Australia (September 1), Lithuania (September 3) and Senegal (September 5) in the First Round.  The top two teams from Group G (Dominican Republic, France, Germany and Jordan) and Group H will qualify for the Second Round and form Group L.
    The results of the three games from the First Round carry over to the Second Round with every team playing against the two teams in their new group that they have not faced.  The top two teams from each group will qualify for the Quarter-Finals.
    Click here for additional details on the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 competition system.
    For the first time, the FIBA Basketball World Cup will qualify seven teams directly for the following year's Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Canada must finish either first or second in the Americas zone to earn a direct berth.
    For additional information on the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019, visit http://www.fiba.basketball/basketballworldcup/2019
    A full list of athletes and team schedule can be found below.
    2019 SENIOR MEN'S NATIONAL TEAM TRAINING CAMP INVITES 
    Name
    Position
    Height
    Hometown
    Previous / Current Club
    Nickeil Alexander-Walker
    Guard
    6’5”
    Toronto, ON
    New Orleans Pelicans
    R.J. Barrett
    Guard
    6'7”
    Mississauga, ON
    New York Knicks
    Aaron Best
    Guard
    6'4”
    Scarborough, ON
    Riesen Ludwigsburg (Germany)
    Khem Birch
    Centre
    6'9”
    Montreal, QC
    Orlando Magic
    Chris Boucher
    Centre
    6'10”
    Montreal, QC
    Toronto Raptors
    Oshae Brissett
    Forward
    6’8”
    Mississauga, ON
    Syracuse Orange (NCAA)
    Dillon Brooks
    Forward
    6'7"
    Mississauga, ON
    Memphis Grizzlies
    Brandon Clarke
    Centre
    6’8”
    Vancouver, BC
    Memphis Grizzlies
    Aaron Doornekamp
    Forward
    6’7”
    Napanee, ON
    Valencia Basket (Spain)
    Luguentz Dort
    Guard
    6’4”
    Montreal, QC
    Oklahoma City Thunder
    Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
    Guard
    6’6”
    Hamilton, ON
    Oklahoma City Thunder
    Melvin Ejim
    Forward
    6'6"
    Toronto, ON
    BC UNICS (Russia)
    Brady Heslip
    Guard
    6’2”
    Burlington, ON
    Istanbul BBSK (Turkey)
    Cory Joseph
    Guard
    6'3"
    Toronto, ON
    Sacramento Kings
    Mfiondu Kabengele
    Forward
    6’10”
    Burlington, ON
    Los Angeles Clippers
    Naz Mitrou-Long
    Guard
    6’4”
    Mississauga, ON
    Salt Lake City Stars (G League)
    Trey Lyles
    Forward
    6’10”
    Saskatoon, SK
    San Antonio Spurs
    Jamal Murray
    Guard
    6’4”
    Kitchener, ON
    Denver Nuggets
    Andrew Nembhard
    Guard
    6’5”
    Aurora, ON
    Florida Gators (NCAA)
    Kelly Olynyk
    Forward
    7'0"
    Kamloops, BC
    Miami Heat
    Kevin Pangos
    Guard
    6’2”
    Newmarket, ON
    FC Barcelona Basketball (Spain)
    Dwight Powell
    Forward
    6'11"
    Toronto, ON
    Dallas Mavericks
    Phil Scrubb
    Guard
    6'4"
    Richmond, BC
    Zenit Saint Petersburg (Russia)
    Thomas Scrubb
    Forward
    6’7”
    Richmond, BC
    Openjobmetis Varese (Italy)
    Marial Shayok
    Forward
    6’5”
    Ottawa, ON
    Philadelphia 76ers
    Andy Rautins
    Guard
    6’4”
    Syracuse, NY
    Bahcesehir Koleji Istanbul (Turkey)
    Nik Stauskas
    Guard
    6’6”
    Mississauga, ON
    Cleveland Cavaliers
    Tristan Thompson
    Centre
    6’10”
    Brampton, ON
    Cleveland Cavaliers
    Kyle Wiltjer
    Forward
    6’10”
    Portland, OR
    Unicaja Malaga (Spain)
     2019 SENIOR MEN'S NATIONAL TEAM SCHEDULE
    DATE
    ITEM
    TIME (ET)
     LOCATION
    August 4-6
    Training Camp

    OVO Athletic Centre –
    Toronto, ON
    August 7
    Canada vs. Nigeria (Exhibition)
    7:00 PM
    Mattamy Athletic Centre –
    Toronto, ON
    August 9
    Canada vs. Nigeria (Exhibition)
    8:00 PM
    Bell MTS Place – 
    Winnipeg, MB
    August 16
    Canada vs. Australia (Exhibition)
    5:30 AM
    RAC Arena – 
    Perth, Australia
    August 17
    Canada vs. Australia (Exhibition)
    5:30 AM
    August 20
    Canada vs. New Zealand (Exhibition)
    5:30 AM
    Quaycentre – 
    Sydney, Australia
    August 21
    Canada vs. New Zealand (Exhibition)
    5:30 AM
    August 26
    Canada vs. USA (Exhibition)
    5:30 AM
    Qudos Bank Arena – 
    Sydney, Australia
    September 1
    Canada vs. Australia
    3:30 AM
    FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019
    China
    September 3
    Canada vs. Lithuania
    7:30 AM
    September 5
    Canada vs. Senegal
    3:30 AM

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