TORONTO, ONT. (June 2, 2024) –Canada Basketball announced Sunday the U18 Men’s National Team roster for the upcoming FIBA U18 Men’s AmeriCup 2024.  The roster includes Manitoba's Ramogi Nyagudi.  

The FIBA U18 Men’s AmeriCup 2024 will be held June 3-9 at the Estadio Obras Sanitarias in Buenos Aires, Argentina. 

Canada is in Group A, along with Dominican Republic (June 3, 2:10p.m. E.T.), Puerto Rico (June 4, 11:40 a.m. E.T.) and Venezuela (June 5, 11:40a.m. E.T.).

Canada will look to improve on their last showing at the U18 tournament, where the red and white captured bronze behind an 81-57 win over this year’s hosts Argentina.

7-foot-7 center Olivier Rioux makes his fourth straight age group team with Canada, most recently competing with the U19 men’s national team last summer that placed seventh overall.

Rioux, alongside Jaion Pitt – who previously competed with the U17 (2022)and U19 (2023) national teams – will be looked at early and often for their experience on the international stage.

Fans can catch all the action streaming live on YouTube (FIBA Channel)YouTube (FIBA Channel).  

Head Coach Ramรณn Dรญaz will make his Canadian national team coaching debut at the tournament, joined by Nathan Grant who previously coached at both this age group in 2022 and the U19 national team last summer, as well as Charles Hantoumakos, and former senior national team player, Kyle Landry.

The top four teams from the FIBA U18 Men’s AmeriCup 2024 will qualify for the FIBA U19 Men’s Basketball World Cup 2025.

Canada is currently ranked 9th overall in the FIBA men’s age-group rankings, presented by Nike.


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