TORONTO, Ont. (June 14, 2022) – As announced Tuesday evening, live on Tim & Friends, twenty-two of the country’s top NextGen U23 male athletes have accepted training camp invitations ahead of this summer’s inaugural GLOBL JAM Fives tournament at Mattamy Athletic Centre in downtown Toronto.
Click here for the U23 Men’s National Team training camp attendees.
Set to take place in Toronto from July 5-10, GLOBL JAM will shine the international spotlight on the game’s rising stars and feature women’s and men’s teams from around the world competing in an Under-23 tournament live at Mattamy Athletic Centre and broadcast nationally on Sportsnet.
Session passes (2 games) are on sale now via Ticketmaster. Additional ticket information, along with schedule and volunteer opportunities can be found at globljam.ca.
Rowan Barrett, General Manager/Executive Vice-President, Senior Men’s Program, and Michael Meeks, Assistant General Manager, Men’s Basketball Operations, have assembled preliminary roster that ranges in experience, from gold medal winners with Canada at the FIBA U19 World Cup 2017 to those looking to put on the jersey and represent their country for the first time.
As announced last week, head coach Nathaniel Mitchell will lead the Canadian men’s team alongside assistant coaches Dave DeAveiro, Jamie McNeilly and Scott Morrison, as well as apprentice coach, Kalisha Keane.
Training camp will be held June 24-July 4, 2022 at Scotiabank Arena ahead of GLOBL JAM tipping off on July 5. Additional details on upcoming availabilities, as well as the media accreditation application process, will be shared next week.
With a round-robin preliminary round format, Canada will face Brazil (July 5, 9:00 PM ET), USA (July 6, 9:00 PM ET) and Italy (July 7, 9:00 PM ET). All teams will advance to the semifinal round on Saturday, July 9, followed by the Championship games on Sunday, July 10.