Cadet National Team Tryout Roster Released…Justin Jackson, Chris Egi, Jadon Cohee + more!
TORONTO – Canada Basketball announced today the 30 athletes who were invited to the invitational tryouts for the cadet men’s national team. The 2012 cadet men’s national team is for Canadian athletes born January 1, 1995 or later. The team will compete in the FIBA U17 World Championship for Men in Lithuania from June 29 – July 8. The tryouts will take place at Ryerson University from May 18 – 21.
2012 CADET MEN’S NATIONAL TEAM – INVITATIONAL TRYOUT ROSTER
|Jake Babic||Guard||6-3||Oakville, ON||St. Ignatius of Loyola (HS)|
|Tyrell Bellot-Green||Forward||6-6||Toronto, ON||Oakwood Collegiate (HS)|
|Jauquin Bennett-Boire||Guard||6-2||Saskatoon, SK||Yale (HS)|
|Tanveer Bhullar||Centre||7-2||North York, ON||Huntington Prep (HS)|
|Devonte Campbell||Forward||6-5||Maple, ON||Villanova College (HS)|
|Brody Clarke||Guard||6-6||Toronto, ON||Oakwood Collegiate (HS)|
|Jadon Cohee||Guard||6-4||Langley, BC||Walnut Grove (HS)|
|Jabari Craig||Centre||6-10||Toronto, ON||Fairmont Prep (HS)|
|Malcolm Duvivier||Guard||6-1||Toronto, ON||St. Michael’s (HS)|
|Chris Egi||Forward||6-6||Markham, ON||St. Andrew’s (HS)|
|Jamar Ergas||Guard||6-3||Toronto, ON||Christian Faith Center Academy (HS)|
|Jasdeep Gill||Guard||6-5||Chestemere, AB||Chestermere (HS)|
|Alex Hart||Forward||6-11||Kelowna, BC||Immaculata (HS)|
|Justin Jackson||Forward||6-6||Scarborough, ON||Charles Gordon (MS)|
|Miroslav Jaksic||Forward||6-9||Windsor, ON||Herman (HS)|
|Narcisse Kalamba||Forward||6-6||Longueuil, QC||St-Jean Baptiste (HS)|
|Raynold Kasongo||Forward||6-7||Scarborough, ON||East Ridge (HS)|
|James Madewan||Guard||6-4||Richmond, BC||RC Palmer (HS)|
|Chris McComber||Forward||6-6||Nepean, ON||John McCrae (HS)|
|Kamar McKnight||Guard||6-4||Toronto, ON||St. Patrick’s (HS)|
|Erik Nissen||Forward||6-7||Quispamsis, NB||Kennebecasis Valley (HS)|
|Anthony Pate||Guard||6-3||Oakville, ON||St. Patrick’s (HS)|
|Jalen Poyser||Guard||6-2||Brampton, ON||Father Henry Carr (HS)|
|Nevell Provo||Guard||6-0||Halifax, NS||Huntington Prep (HS)|
|Michael Quinn||Centre||6-10||Rockland, ON||Louis Riel (HS)|
|Jordan Robinson||Forward||6-9||Toronto, ON||Quality Education Academy (HS)|
|Marial Shayok||Guard||6-5||Ottawa, ON||St. Patrick’s (HS)|
|Michael Shoveller||Centre||6-9||Arnprior, ON||Arnprior District (HS)|
|Atlee Simon||Guard||6-0||Regina, SK||Harvest City Christian Academy (HS)|
|Kevin Zabo||Guard||6-1||Gatineau, QC||Montrose Christian (HS)|
Head coach, David DeAveiro commented on the upcoming tryouts, “We are extremely excited about our list of invitees coming to tryouts this weekend. It promises to be a very competitive camp with a high level of talent. It is an exciting time for basketball at the cadet level in Canada.”
In the FIBA U17 World Championship for Men, Canada was placed in Group B which includes: Argentina, Croatia, Korea, Lithuania and Spain. Canada qualified for this tournament by placing third in the 2011 FIBA Americas U16 Championship for Men.
In the first ever FIBA U17 World Championship in 2010, Canada won a bronze medal after beating Lithuania 83 – 81. The 2010 team included, Anthony Bennett, Kevin Pangos and Andrew Wiggins.
The tryout schedule for the cadet men’s national team is as follows:
2012 CADET MEN’S NATIONAL TEAM – INVITATIONAL TRYOUT SECHEDULE
All practices take place at Ryerson University, Kerr Hall Gym.
|Friday, May 18||Practice Group 1||4:00pm – 5:30pm|
|Friday, May 18||Practice Group 2||5:30pm – 7:00pm|
|Saturday, May 19||Practice Group 1||8:30am – 9:45am and 4:00pm – 5:30pm|
|Saturday, May 19||Practice Group 2||9:45am – 11:00am and 5:30pm – 7:00pm|
|Sunday, May 20||Practice Group 1||8:30am – 9:45am and 4:00pm – 5:30pm|
|Sunday, May 20||Practice Group 2||9:45am – 11:00am and 5:30pm – 7:00pm|
|Monday, May 21||Practice Group 1 & 2||9:00am – 11:00am|
NOTE: Due to the number of participating athletes, the cadet men’s national team tryouts will operate in two practice groups over the course of the weekend, merging together for the final practice. All practices will be open to spectators. The court area will be closed, but spectators will be allowed to watch from the second floor balcony, overlooking the court.