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Canada Basketball – U18 Men Will Compete in 2016 FIBA Americas in Chile

 
TORONTO, ON (June 4, 2016) – Canada Basketball is pleased to announce the 18 athletes invited to the U18 men’s national team tryouts and training camp, June 4th – 8th at Humber College – North Campus in Toronto, ON.
 
“We’re looking forward to working with this group,” said Roy Rana, head coach. “It will be a competitive camp as we look to put together the best team to compete in Chile at the FIBA Americas.”
 
Rana (Ryerson University) will be joined by assistants Jamie McNeilly (Virginia Tech), Kirby Schepp (University of Manitoba), Craig Beaucamp (University of Victoria) and mentor coach, Steve Konchalski (St. Francis Xavier).
 
The squad will re-group July 12th – 14th in Toronto for training prior to traveling to Valdivia, Chile for the 2016 U18 FIBA Americas from July 19th-23rd, where they will look to qualify for the 2017 U19 World Championships.
 
In 2015, the U19 men’s national team finished 5th at the U19 FIBA World Championships – the program’s best-ever finish. Canada is currently ranked 3rd worldwide in the FIBA youth men rankings.
 
A full list of athletes and coaches can be found below. For media requests, please contact bwilliams@basketball.ca.
 
2016 U18 TRAINING CAMP INVITEES

Name

Position

Height

Hometown

Club/School

Nickeil Alexander-Walker

G

6’5

Scarborough, ON

Hamilton Heights Christian

O’Shae Brissett

F

6’8

Pickering, ON

Findlay Prep

Alex Carson

G

6’5

Lower Sackville, NS

Sackville High School

Alex Christie

C

6’11

Oakville, ON

Holy Trinity Catholic SS

Nathan Darling

G

6’3

Halifax, NS

DeMantha Catholic

Shaivonte Gilgeous-Alexander

G

6’4

Hamilton, ON

Hamilton Heights Christian

Jake Hammell

F

7’0

Kirkland Lake, ON

IMG Academy

Jahvon Henry-Blair

F

6’2

Brampton, ON

Orangeville Prep

Jordan Henry

G

5’9

Toronto, ON

Pine Ridge Secondary School

Brandon John

F

6’9

Brantford, ON

The Hill Academy

Abu Kigab

F

6’6

St. Catharines, ON

Prolific Prep

Therren Shelton-Szmidt

G

6’5

Mississauga, ON

Hamilton Heights Christian

Shamiel Stevenson

G

6’6

Oakville, ON

Wasatch Academy

Aher Uguak

F

6’6

Edmonton, AB

Harry Ainlay

Josip Vrankic

F

6’9

Etobicoke, ON

Wasatch Academy

James Wagner

F

6’7

Winnipeg, MB

John Taylor Collegiate

Howard Washington Jr

G

6’2

Buffalo, NY

Athlete Institute

Lindell Wiggington

G

5’10

Dartmouth, NS

Oak Hill Academy

 
2016 U18 COACHING & STAFF

NAME

POSITION

HOMETOWN

TEAM/CLUB

Roy Rana

Head Coach

Toronto, ON

Ryerson University

Jamie McNeilly

Assistant Coach

Toronto, ON

Virginia Tech University

Kirby Schepp

Assistant Coach

Winnipeg, MB

University of Manitoba

Craig Beaucamp

Assistant Coach

Burnaby, BC

University of Victoria

Krisjon Vargas

Therapist

Toronto, ON

Canada Basketball

James DePoe

Manager

Toronto, ON

Humber College

Ian Cohen

Doctor

Toronto, ON

University of Toronto

 
2016 U18 SCHEDULE

DATE

ITEM

LOCATION

June 4th -8th, 2016

Tryouts & Training

Humber College – North

July 12th-14th, 2016

Training Camp

Humber College – North

July 15th – 18th, 2016

Training

Valdivia, Chile

July 19th, 2016

Vs. Argentina

U18 FIBA Americas
Valdivia, Chile

July 20th, 2016

Vs. Dominican Republic

July 21st, 2016

Vs. Brazil

July 22nd, 2016

Semi-Finals

July 23rd, 2016

Finals

 

 For More Information & Media Requests, contact:

Bailey Williams, bwilliams@basketball.ca, 647.460.7976