Toronto, Ont. – Canada’s best student athletes have assembled in Portland, Ore. for training camp. The group of 16 men will be led by Senior Men’s National Team head coach Jay Triano as they prepare for this summer’s competitions.

The team will grow as a single unit in the state-of-the-art Bo Jackson Fitness Center located at Nike World Headquarters where a dedicated team of training staff will help these young men develop their skills and talents. The 16 athletes selected will go through a rigorous workout and practice regimen before heading overseas to play in an exhibition series in China.

Canada Basketball logoHead coach Triano, assistant coach of the Portland Trail Blazers, will be joined by an experienced staff as the team prepares for this summer’s FISU Summer Universiade. Assistant coaches Dave Smart, Greg Francis and Phil Handy will lend their extensive coaching expertise and impressive knowledge base to the team.

Canada Basketball’s assistant general manager and executive vice-president of the Senior Men’s Program, Rowan Barrett, sees the event as an excellent gauge of Canada’s young talent, as well as a unique learning experience. “The group that we have selected represent some of the best young athletes in Canada. The exhibition tournament in China and the FISU games in Russia will serve as a stepping-stone for these 16 athletes as our country prepares for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.”

The FISU Summer Universiade, also known as the World University Games, will feature the top tier of student athletes from across the globe competing in the largest international sporting event outside of the Olympic Games. The event will take place in Kazan, Russia from July 6 to 17.


2013 Development Men’s National Team Tryout Roster

Name Position Height Hometown
Mangisto Arop Guard 6-6 Edmonton, Alta.
Jordan Bachynski Centre 7-2 Calgary, Alta.
Murphy Burnatowski Forward 6-7 Waterloo, Ont.
Justin Edwards Guard 6-3 Whitby, Ont.
Melvin Ejim Guard 6-6 Toronto, Ont.
Olivier Hanlan Guard 6-3 Aylmer, Que.
Brady Heslip Guard 6-2 Burlington, Ont.
Owen Klassen Forward 6-10 Kingston, Ont.
Daniel Mullings Forward 6-2 Toronto, Ont.
Grant Mullins Guard 6-3 Burlington, Ont.
Kevin Pangos Guard 6-1 Holland Landing, Ont.
Dwight Powell Forward 6-9 Toronto, Ont.
Laurent Rivard Guard 6-5 Saint-Bruno, Que.
Philip Scrubb Guard 6-3 Richmond, B.C.
Thomas Scrubb Forward 6-5 Montreal, Que.
Kyle Wiltjer Forward 6-9 Portland, Ore.


2013 Development Men’s National Team Staff

Name Position
Jay Triano Head Coach
Dave Smart Assistant Coach
Greg Francis Assistant Coach
Phil Handy Assistant Coach
Sam Gibbs Therapist
Charlie Weingroff Strength and Conditioning Coach
Marc Bubbs Nutritionist
David Cox Sport Psychologist
Chris Cheng Team Manager
K.C. Beard Video Coordinator
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One thought on “Development Men’s National Team Training Camp Roster Announced

  1. Tommy says:

    Here we go again.  Warren Ward is showing NBA scouts that he can compete at a high level, just like some other CIS athletes, but yet only 3 CIS players get a chance to tryout.  Would you look at that 2 Carleton players and yet their coach is also a assistant coach.  No respect to Canadian CIS Players.

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