Team will represent Canada in Argentina
TORONTO, ON (June 6, 2017) – Canada Basketball’s Men’s High Performance program is pleased to announce the U16 team that will represent Canada at the FIBA U16 Americas Championship in Formosa, Argentina beginning June 14th.
“We’re pleased with the competiveness of this tryout and we’re excited to continue working with these young men as we prepare for the FIBA Americas,” said Craig Beaucamp, Head Coach.
The team will train in Toronto until June 9th and then head to Argentina for pre-tournament training, prior to tipping-off against the host country in game one of the preliminary round. The full FIBA U16 Americas schedule can be found here.
Canada will look to qualify for its 5th-consecutive U17 World Championship. Canada is currently ranked 3rd worldwide in the FIBA Youth Men Rankings.
The final roster, coaches and staff can be found below. For media requests, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
FIBA U16 AMERICAS 2017 ROSTER
|Bediako||Charles||PF/C||6’9”||Brampton, ON||St. Marcellinus||Uplay Canada|
|Barthelemy*||Keeshawn||PG||6’0″||Montreal, QC||Cape Fear Academy||Brookwood Elite|
|Case||Matteus||SG||6’3″||Pickering, ON||Pine Ridge Secondary School||Northern Kings|
|Koulibaly||Jefferson||PG||6’3″||Montreal, QC||Our Saviour New American||New York Rens|
|Krikke||Benjamin||PF||6’7″||Edmonton, AB||Jasper Place High School||Team Alberta|
|McNeilly||Cashius||SG||6’5″||Scarborough, ON||Thornlea Secondary||Canada Elite|
|Ndur||Malachi||SF/PF||6’6″||St. Thomas, ON||Central Elgin Collegiate Institute||Northern Kings|
|Nwagha||Alexander||C||6’7″||Toronto, ON||King’s Christian Prep||Burlington IBSA|
|Radocaj||Victor||F||6’7″||Richmond, BC||Robert Alexander McMath Secondary||Drive Basketball|
|Rathan-Mayes||Shemar||PG||5’8″||Toronto, ON||Athlete Institute||CIA Bounce|
|Rioux*||Emile||PF/C||6’8″||Anjou, QC||De Mortagnes||Brookwood Elite|
|Sakota||Luka||PG||6’4″||Etobicoke, ON||Kings Christian Collegiate||Burlington IBSA|
|Shand||Paris||PF||6’6″||Toronto, ON||Bill Crothers||Uplay Canada|
|Todd||Taryn||PG/SG||6’1″||Vaughn, ON||Vaughan Secondary School||Uplay Canada|
COACHING & TEAM STAFF
|Craig Beaucamp||Head Coach||Victoria, BC||University of Victoria|
|Rob Smart||Assistant Coach||Oakville, ON||Carleton University|
|Patrick Tatham||Assistant Coach||Mississauga, ON||McMaster University|
|Michael Meeks||Assistant Coach||Brampton, ON||Canada Basketball|
|Eric Savage||Team Manager||Gatineau, QC||Humber College|
|Steve Konchalski||Mentor Coach||Halifax, NS||Canada Basketball|
|Mary Lalancette||Athletic Therapist||Halifax, NS||Canada Basketball|
|Fahim Merali||Physician||Toronto, ON||University of Toronto|
2017 U16 SCHEDULE
|June 3-8||Training Camp||University of Toronto – Mississauga|
|June 9-14||Training||FIBA U16 Americas Championship (Formosa, Argentina)|
|June 14||Canada vs. Argentina|
|June 15||Canada vs. Paraguay|
|June 16||Canada vs. Venezuela|
Courtesy Canada Basketball