Andrew Wiggins Team Canada Global Challenge Alum. Courtesy: Nike

Andrew Wiggins Team Canada Global Challenge Alum.
Courtesy: Nike

The Nike Global Challenge will tip off later this week in Washington D.C., and team Canada will be talent laden from top to bottom.

Big name players such as Marial Shayok, Chris Egi, Montaque Gill-Caesar and Jamal Murray will lead the way. A couple gems from Quebec in Kevin Zabo and 7’1 Link Kabadyundi will also look to make contributions to this capable roster.

Canada will play a scrimmage game on Wednesday against Brazil, before beginning pool play on Thursday morning against Team USA West.

The Finals will be played Saturday July 20th with the first place teams in each of the two pools going head to head for the Global Challenge crown.

Nike Global Challenge Canada Roster

Name Hgt.

Kevin Zabo 6-2

Jamal Murray 6-4

Jalen Poyser 6-4

Marial Shayok 6-6

Montaque Caeser-Gill 6-6

Dillon Brooks 6-6

Tyrell Bellot-Green 6-6

Chris Egi 6-8

Jabari Craig 6-11

Link Kabadyundi 7-1

Head Coach:

Tony McIntyre (CIA Bounce)

Assistant Coaches:

Roy Rana (Ryerson University) Vidal Massiah (Northern Kings)


Pool A                               Pool B

1. Canada                       1.   Brasil

2. France                         2.   Pan Africa

3. USA East                     3.   USA Midwest

4. USA West                   4.   USA South



Thursday July 18th

Game 1 10:00 am  – Canada v. USA West

Game 2 12:00 pm  – France v. USA East

Game 3 2:00 pm – Brasil v. USA Midwest

Game 4 4:00 pm – Pan Africa v. USA South

Game 5 6:00 pm – USA West v. France

Game 6 8:00 pm – USA East v. Canada

Friday July 19th

Game 7 10:00 am – USA South v. Brasil

Game 8 12:00 pm – Pan Africa v. USA Midwest

Game 9 2:00 pm – France v. Canada

Game 10 4:00 pm – USA West v. USA East

Game 11 6:00 pm – Brasil v. Pan Africa

Game 12 8:00 pm – USA Midwest v. USA South

Saturday July 20th 

Game 13 10:00 am – 4th Pool A v. 4th Pool B

Game 14 12:00 pm – 3rd Pool A v. 3rd Pool B

Game 15 2:00 pm – 2nd Pool A v. 2nd Pool B

Game 16 4:00 pm – 1st Pool A v. 1st Pool B (Championship Game)


Carlan Gay

Written by Carlan Gay

Carlan Gay is the host of "The Voice" and a contributor at @NorthPoleHoops providing you with content from the High school level all the way to the pros. You can find Carlan behind the mic broadcasting at the High school, CIS and pro (NBL Canada) Levels.


3 thoughts on “Team Canada Nike Global Challenge Roster Released, Talent Heavy

  1. Stephen Williams says:

    No Trey Lyles or Justin Jackson?

  2. Babaloo says:

    I love your guy’s site, but the editing in a lot of articles (players’ names, formatting, etc.) needs to be taken up a notch if you truly want to be taken seriously on a global level!

    1. Babaloo says:

      “Montaque Caeser-Gill” –> Montaque Gill-Caesar…

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