U19 Men’s National Team Announced Ahead of FIBA U19 Basketball World Cup 2019
Canada Basketball – TORONTO, ONT. (June 26, 2019) – Canada Basketball is pleased to announce the 12 athletes who will represent Canada at the FIBA U19 Basketball World Cup 2019 in Heraklion, Greece (June 29-July 7).
Click here for the U19 Men’s National Team roster.
“This team starts with a great foundation of character people along with considerable length and athleticism,” said Head Coach Dan Vanhooren. “As a staff, we are excited to see what they can accomplish in this short time together and are looking forward to the challenges this tournament can provide.”
Vanhooren (University of Calgary) will joined by assistants Dave DeAveiro (McGill University), Chris Cheng (University of Windsor) and Nate Phillippe (York University).
Canada is in Group B along with Australia, Latvia and Mali. Click here for the full tournament schedule.
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.
Last summer, the team earned a silver medal at the FIBA U18 Americas Championship 2018 in St. Catharines, Ontario.
Canada is currently ranked 2nd worldwide in the FIBA World Ranking Presented by NIKE.
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