Canada Basketball has announced the 19 athletes attending the Senior Men’s National Team training camp on August 5-6 ahead of exhibition play and the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019.

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.



A full list of athletes and team schedule can be found below.
2019 SENIOR MEN'S NATIONAL TEAM TRAINING CAMP ATTENDEES 
Name
Position
Height
Hometown
Previous / Current Club
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
Toronto Raptors
Melvin Ejim
Forward
6'6"
Toronto, ON
Baloncesto MΓ‘laga (Spain)
Brady Heslip
Guard
6’2”
Burlington, ON
Istanbul BBSK (Turkey)
Cory Joseph
Guard
6'3"
Toronto, ON
Sacramento Kings
Kaza Kajami-Keane
Guard
6’2”
Ajax, ON
Mitteldeutscher BC (Germany)
Jamal Murray*Guard6'4"Kitchener, ONDenver Nuggets
Andrew Nembhard
Guard
6’5”
Aurora, ON
Florida Gators (NCAA)
Duane Notice
Guard
6’2”
Woodbridge, ON
Raptors 905 (G League)
Kelly Olynyk
Forward
7'0"
Kamloops, BC
Miami Heat
Eugene Omoruyi
Forward
6’7”
Rexdale, ON
Oregon Ducks (NCAA)
Kevin Pangos
Guard
6’2”
Newmarket, ON
FC Barcelona Basketball (Spain)
Addison Patterson
Guard
6’6”
Milton, ON
Bella Vista Prep (Arizona)
Phil Scrubb
Guard
6'4"
Richmond, BC
Club Estudiantes (Spain)
Thomas Scrubb
Forward
6’7”
Richmond, BC
SIG Strasbourg (France)
Kyle Wiltjer
Forward
6’10”
Portland, OR
Turk Telekom (Turkey)
* Injury, training camp only
2019 SENIOR MEN'S NATIONAL TEAM COACHES & STAFF
Name
Position
Hometown
Nick Nurse 
Head Coach
Carroll, Iowa
Gordie Herbert
Associate Head Coach
Penticton, BC
Nate Bjorkgren
Assistant Coach
Storm Lake, Iowa
Brad Greenberg
Assistant Coach
New York, NY
Nathaniel Mitchell
Assistant Coach
Toronto, ON
Jon Goodwillie
Assistant Coach / Film Coordinator
Etobicoke, ON
Glen Grunwald
President & CEO, Canada Basketball
Franklin Park, IL
Rowan Barrett
General Manager
Mississauga, ON
David Grundman
Basketball Operations
Toronto, ON
James DePoe
Team Manager
Toronto, ON
Jeff Petroff
Equipment Manager
Toronto, ON
Phil Jevtovic
Performance Analyst
Toronto, ON
Samuel Gibbs
IST Lead / Athletic Therapist
Toronto, ON
Jason Meehan
Athletic Therapist
Mt. Pearl, NL
Charlie Weingroff
Strength and Conditioning  
Greenwich, CT
Dr. John Philpott
Team Physician
Miramichi, NB
Dr. Peter Jensen
Sport Psychologist
Noranda, QC
Dr. Marc Bubbs
Dietician
Oakville, ON
Kevin Tucker
Team Security
Chicago, IL
Matt Walker
Communications Manager
Ancaster, ON
 2019 SENIOR MEN'S NATIONAL TEAM SCHEDULE
DATE
ITEM
TIME (ET)
 LOCATION
Aug 4-6
Training Camp

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

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.

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

Source: http://basketball.ca/en/news-article/slug-znpqlf

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