Tryouts to take place in Toronto June 13th-14th

TORONTO, ON (June 13, 2017) – Canada Basketball’s Men’s High Performance program is pleased to announce the 22 athletes who will attend the U19 Men’s National Team tryouts from June 13th – 14th at the University of Toronto – Mississauga.

“We look forward to a competitive tryout and training session as we look to field the best team to face the world in Egypt,” Roy Rana, Head Coach, U19 Men’s National Team.

Rana (Ryerson University) will be joined by Assistants Jamie McNeilly (Virginia Tech), Paul Weir (University of New Mexico), Michael Meeks (Canada Basketball) and Mentor Coach, Steve Konchalski (St. Francis Xavier).

Following tryouts the squad will train in Mississauga until June 20th and then travel to France for exhibition play en route to Cairo, Egypt for the FIBA U19 Basketball World Cup 2017 from July 1st – 9th.

A full list of athletes, coaches and team schedule can be found below. Tryouts and training are closed to the public. Media are invited to post-practice scrums on the following dates:

Thursday, June 15

8:45 p.m. Gym Opens
9:00 p.m. AvailabilitySunday, June 18
12:45 p.m. Gym Opens
1:00 p.m. Availability

Monday, June 19
8:45 p.m. Gym Opens
9:00 p.m. Availability

Tuesday, June 20
12:45 p.m. Gym Opens
1:00 p.m. Availability

*All times are EST and subject to change

Please RSVP to Practices will take place at UTM – 3359 Mississauga Rd.

In 2016, the U18 team finished 2nd at the FIBA U18 Americas Championship. Canada is currently ranked 3rd worldwide in the FIBA Youth Men Rankings.


Bamba Amidou 6’9″ Scarborough, ON Coastal Carolina University Canada Elite
Barrett RJ 6’7″ Mississauga, ON Montverde Academy Uplay Canada
Bediako Jaden 6’10” Brampton, ON Ridley College Uplay Canada
Bennett Khaleem 6’4″ Hamilton, ON Sunrise Christian Academy Uplay Canada
Christie Alex 7’0″ Oakville, ON The MacDuffie School Boston Amateur Basketball Club
Darling Nathan 6’5″ Sackville, NS University of
Alabama Birmingham
Basketball Nova Scotia
Djuricic Danilo 6’8″ Brampton, ON Harvard University CIA Bounce
Ezeagu Kaosi 6’10” Brampton, ON Hamilton Heights Christian Academy Uplay Canada
Gilgeous-Alexander Shai 6’6″ Toronto, ON University of Kentucky Uplay Canada
Gilgeous-Alexander Thomasi 6’5″ Hamilton, ON Hamilton Heights Christian Academy Uplay Canada
Henry Jordan 5’10” Pickering, ON Pine Ridge SS Canada Elite
Kigab Abu 6’7″ St. Catharines, ON University of Oregon Uplay Canada
Kirkwood Noah 6’7″ Kanata, ON Ashbury College Brookwood Elite
Longpre Anthony 6’9″ L’Assomption, QC Saint Joseph’s University Brookwood Elite
Miller Emanuel 6’7″ Toronto, ON Bill Crothers SS Uplay Canada
Oduro Prince 6’8″ Toronto, ON First Love Christian Academy Canada Elite
Price-Noel Jahbril 6’7″ Toronto, ON Gould Academy Expressions Elite
Shephard Grant 6’10” Kelowna, BC University of British Columbia Drive/Uplay Canada
Uguak Aher 6’7″ Edmonton, AB Loyola University Chicago Drive
Vrankic Josip 6’9″ Etobicoke, ON Santa Clara University Canada Elite
Wagner James 6’7″ Winnipeg, MB University of Manitoba Basketball Manitoba
Wigginton Lindell 6’2″ Dartmouth, NS Iowa State University Stackhouse Elite

*Above list indicates athletes that accepted Team Canada invitations, additional eligible athletes declined to attend due to various circumstances, including academic and personal obligations.


Roy Rana Head Coach Toronto, ON Ryerson University
Jamie McNeilly Assistant Coach Toronto, ON Virginia Tech University
Paul Weir Assistant Coach Toronto, ON University of New Mexico
Michael Meeks Assistant Coach Brampton, ON Canada Basketball
Steve Konchalski Mentor Coach Halifax, NS St. Xavier
Krisjon Vargas Therapist Toronto, ON Canada Basketball
James DePoe Manager Toronto, ON Humber College
Wes Clayden Doctor Collingwood, ON Canada Basketball
June 12th -14th, 2017 Tryouts U of T – Mississauga
June 15th-20th, 2017 Training Camp U of T – Mississauga
June 24th, 2017 Canada vs. France Exhibition Tournament
(Troyes, France)
June 25th, 2017 Canada vs. Lithuania
June 26th, 2017 Canada vs. Spain
July 1st, 2017 Canada vs. Mali FIBA U19 Basketball World Cup
(Cairo, Egypt)
July 2nd, 2017 Canada vs. Spain
July 4th, 2017 Canada vs. Japan
July 5th, 2017 Round of 16
July 7th, 2017 Quarter-Finals
July 8th, 2017 Semi-Finals
July 9th, 2017 Finals


Courtesy Canada Basketball

Drew Ebanks

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