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Canada Basketball – TORONTO, ONT. (June 14, 2019) – Canada Basketball is pleased to announce the 19 athletes invited to the U19 Men’s National Team training camp.

Click here for the U19 Men’s National Team training camp roster.

Head Coach Dan Vanhooren (University of Calgary) will joined by assistants Dave DeAveiro (McGill University), Chris Cheng (University of Windsor) and Nate Phillippe (York University).

Canada is preparing to compete at the FIBA U19 Basketball World Cup 2019 in Heraklion, Greece (June 29-July 7). Last summer, the team earned a silver medal at the FIBA U18 Americas Championship 2018 in St. Catharines, Ontario.

Canada is in Group B along with Australia, Latvia and Mali.

Canada earned a historic gold medal at the FIBA U19 Basketball World Cup 2017 in Cairo, Egypt.  The gold was Canada’s first in an international FIBA competition and their highest placement at the tournament since a fifth-place finish at the FIBA U19 World Championship 2015.  This will be Canada’s eleventh appearance at the event since the 1979 World Championship for Junior Men.

Prior to the training camp, Canada Basketball’s Men High Performance Program held an open tryout on June 8-9 for Canadian male athletes born January 1, 2000 or later.

Training camp will take place at Humber College – North from June 12-19 and is closed to the public.

Media interested in attending training camp are asked to RSVP to mwalker@basketball.ca.

Canada is currently ranked 2nd worldwide in the FIBA World Ranking Presented by NIKE.

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