FISU UPDATE: Canada Advances to Semi-Final Led by Tyson Hinz and Warren Ward

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SHENZHEN, CHINA–The Canadian University team comprised of the brightest prospects in the CIS have achieved great success thus far in China for the FISU games, led by 2010-2011 CIS MVP, Tyson Hinz and Ottawa Gee Gee, Warren Ward.

Canada holds a record of 4-1 with victories over Turkey, Serbia, Hong Kong and Romania, losing only to Austalia, 63-61.

The team now moves on to face Lithuania on Sunday in a semi-final matchup. The last occasion that Canada’s university team medaled was in 2007 when they earned bronze in Thailand.

Canada has earned gold once in team history, which happened to be on Canadian soil in 1983 [Edmonton, Alberta].

Led by the combination of a deep talent pool and experienced coaches, this group has a legitimate chance to capture gold, but first they will need to take care of Lithuania on Sunday.

STATS

Tyson Hinz                                  Warren Ward

15.2 PPG, 4.6 RPG, 2.2 APG, 1.6 SPG                  11 PPG, 4 RPG

                       

CANADA’S ALL-TIME MEDALS

2011 CANADA SUMMER UNIVERSAIDE ROSTER

GOLD (1)

1983 (Edmonton, Canada): 83-68 win over Yugoslavia in final

SILVER (3)

1997 (Sicily, Italy)
1993 (Buffalo, USA)
1991 (Sheffield, England)

BRONZE (4)

2007 (Bangkok, Thailand)
2003 (Daegu, South Korea)
1995 (Fukuoka, Japan)
1985 (Kobe, Japan)

 2011 SUMMER UNIVERSAIDE CIS ROSTER

         
Position Name Height University Hometown
Guard Jordan Baker 6’7 Alberta Edmonton, Alta.
Guard Kyle Desmarais 6’3 Concordia Montreal, Que.
Guard Cole Hobin 6’6 Carleton Ashton, Ont.
Guard Jahmal Jones 6’0 Ryerson Mississauga, Ont.
Guard Warren Ward 6’5 Ottawa London, Ont.
Guard Nathan Yu 6’2 UBC Prince George, B.C.
Forward Boris Bakovic 6’8 Calgary Toronto, Ont.
Forward Kale Harrison 6’5 Wilfrid Laurier Stratford, Ont.
Forward Tyson Hinz 6’6 Carleton Ottawa, Ont.
Forward Owen Klassen 6’10 Acadia Kingston, Ont.
Forward Michael Lieffers 6’8 Saskatchewan Saskatoon, Sask.
Forward Lien Phillip 6’8 Windsor Toronto, Ont.
         
STAFF        
Position Name University    
Head coach Kevin Hanson UBC    
Assistant coach John Campbell Dalhousie    
Assistant coach Barnaby Craddock Fraser Valley    
Team manager Sandy MacIntosh    
Athletic therapist Geoff Mabey

 

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