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Canada Basketball – U17 Team Will Compete in 2016 FIBA World Championships in Spain
 

TORONTO, ON (June 4, 2016) – Canada Basketball is pleased to announce the 22 athletes invited to the U17 men’s national team tryouts and training camp from June 4th-10th at Humber College – North Campus in Toronto, ON.
 
“We’re excited to bring this young group together. Last summer we had our best ever finish at this age-level and we look forward to seeing their development and representing Canada on the world stage,” said Dave DeAveiro, head coach.
 
DeAveiro (McGill University) will be joined by assistants Michael Meeks (Canada Basketball), James Derouin (University of Ottawa) and apprentice coach, Nicky Davis (Sheridan College).
 
Following training camp the final 12-man roster will head to France for an exhibition tournament en route to representing Canada at the 2016 U17 FIBA World Championships in Zaragoza, Spain from June 23rd– July 3rd.
 
In 2015, the U17 team won a silver medal at the U16 FIBA Americas Championships – the programs 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 U17 TRAINING CAMP INVITEES

NAME

POSITION

HEIGHT

HOMETOWN

CLUB/SCHOOL

 Fardaws Aimaq

F

6’7

Richmond, ON

Steveston-London

 Emmanuel Akot

F

6’6

Winnipeg, MB

Wasatch Academy

 Andrew Nembhard

G

6’4

Aurora, ON

Vaughn

Rowan Barrett Jr

G

6’5

Mississauga, ON

Montverde

 Jaden Bediako

F

6’8

Brampton, ON

St. Marcellinus

Mason Bourcier

G

6’2

Kelowna BC

Kelowna S.S.

Ignas Brazdeikis

F

6’6

Oakville, ON

Orangeville Prep

Joel Brown

G

6’2

Brampton, ON

CIA Bounce

Isaiah Bujdoso

G

6’1

Hamilton, ON

Sir Allan MacNab

 Maurice Calloo

F

6’8

Windsor, ON

Spire Institute

Jake Cowley

F

6’7

Langley, BC

Delta

 Liam Courtney

F

6’10

Cambridge, ON

Saint John’s Kilmarnock

Danilo Djuricic

F

6’8

Brampton, ON

Saint Michael’s

Kaosi Ezeagu

F

6’8

Brampton, ON

Bishop Elite

Quincy Guerrier

F

6’6

Montreal, QC

Thetford

Noah Kirkwood

F

6’5

Kanata, ON

Ashbury College

Jaelin Llewellyn

G

6’1

Mississauga, ON

Orangeville Prep

Emmanuel Miller

F

6’6

Scarborough, ON

U-Play

 Lloyd Pandi

G

6’3

Ottawa, ON

Ashbury College

 Stefan Smith

G

6’0

Ajax, ON

Bill Crothers

Grant Shephard

F

6’9

Kelowna, BC

Kelowna High

Daniel Sackey

G

5’10

Winnipeg, MB

St. Louis Christian

 
2016 U17 COACHING & STAFF

NAME

POSITION

HOMETOWN

TEAM/CLUB

Dave DeAveiro

Head Coach

Toronto, ON

McGill University

Michael Meeks

Assistant Coach

Brampton, ON

Canada Basketball

James Derouin

Assistant Coach

Ottawa, ON

University of Ottawa

Nicky Davis

Apprentice Coach

Toronto, ON

Sheridan College

Steve Konchalski

Advisor

Halifax, NS

St. Francis Xavier

Mary Lalancette

Therapist

Toronto, ON

Canada Basketball

Chris Cheng

Manager

Scarborough, ON

Nipissing University

Mark Leung

Doctor

Toronto, ON

University of Toronto

 
2016 U17 SCHEDULE

DATE

ITEM

LOCATION

June 4th – 10th 2016

Tryouts & Training Camp

Humber College – North

June 15th-17th

Exhibition Tournament

France

June 23rd, 2016

vs Australia

U17 World Championships
Zaragoza, Spain

June 25th, 2016

vs Finland

June 26th, 2016

vs China

June 28th, 2016

Round of 16

June 30th, 2016

Quarter Finals

July 1st, 2016

Semi-Finals

July 2nd, 2016

Classification Games

July 3rd, 2016

Finals

 

 For More Information & Media Requests, contact:

Bailey Williams, bwilliams@basketball.ca, 647.460.7976