SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (February 25, 2022) – Canada Basketball announced Friday the Senior Men’s National Team roster the second window of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 Qualifiers.

Canada will face the hosts Dominican Republic on Saturday, February 26 (5:00 PM ET) followed by U.S. Virgin Islands on Sunday, February 27 (2:00 PM ET), live on Sportsnet.

As a result of the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, the second window of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 Qualifiers will be held in a bubble format to ensure the health and safety of all participants with both of Canada’s games in the window to be played in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

Eighty national teams will play games across six qualifying windows to secure their place among the 30 teams who will join hosts Japan and the Philippines in the 32-team edition of FIBA’s flagship event.

In the Americas region, 16 teams will face off over two rounds with the three best teams from each group, and the fourth-placed team qualifying for the FIBA Basketball 2023 World Cup.  For additional information on the format of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 Qualifiers, click here.

Canada is in Group C for the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 Qualifiers and will face Dominican Republic, US Virgin Islands and Bahamas.  Canada swept its two-game series against the Bahamas in the first window of the competition and currently is tied atop the group with Dominican Republic with a 2-0 record.

The FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023, set to take place from August 25 to September 10, 2023, will see the Group Phase take place in the Philippines, Japan and Indonesia. The Final Phase will follow in the Philippines capital city of Manila.

Team Canada Roster

Kyle Alexander

Trae Bell-Haynes

Aaron Best

Kenny Chery

Kaza Kajami-Keane

Owen Klassen

Jean-Victor Mukama

Kassius Robertson

Phil Scrubb

Thomas Scrubb

Kyle Wiltjer

Kalif Young

Courtesy Canada Basketball

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