Canada Roster Finalized, Approaching FIBA Americas | Courtesy: @RonnieMexx

Canada Roster Finalized, Approaching FIBA Americas | Courtesy: @RonnieMexx

TORONTO,ON– Canada Basketball has finalized the senior national team roster, as the following twelve players will travel to Venezuela for the FIBA Americas, with the mission of qualifying for next summer’s World Championships.

The roster brings a combination of veteran leadership and young talent, with a record four NBA players.

Kyle Landry suffered a hand injury, while Kris Joseph “made the difficult decision to leave the team as he has a unique opportunity to play in China,” according to Head Coach Jay Triano.

In other words, Landry and Joseph’s absence bring the team to twelve players.

Canada will take on Jamaica to begin the 2013 FIBA Americas Championship for Men, where 10 teams will participate, with the top four teams qualifying for the FIBA World Championships.

2013 Senior Men’s National Team

Name Position Height Hometown
Jermaine Anderson* Guard 6-2 Toronto, Ont.
Joel Anthony* Centre 6-9 Montreal, Que.
Junior Cadougan Guard 6-1 Toronto, Ont.
Aaron Doornekamp* Forward 6-6 Odessa, Ont.
Brady Heslip Guard 6-2 Burlington, Ont.
Cory Joseph* Guard 6-3 Pickering, Ont.
Devoe Joseph Guard 6-4 Pickering, Ont.
Levon Kendall* Forward 6-10 Vancouver, B.C.
Andrew Nicholson Forward 6-9 Mississauga, Ont.
Andrew Rautins* Guard 6-5 Syracuse, N.Y.
Jevohn Shepherd* Forward 6-5 Scarborough, Ont.
Tristan Thompson Forward 6-9 Brampton, Ont.

*veteran returning player from the 2011 Senior Men’s National Team

2013 FIBA Americas Championship for Men 

Date Opponent Time (ET)
Friday, August 30 Jamaica 10:30 a.m.
Saturday, August 31 Puerto Rico 1:00 p.m.
Sunday, September 1 Brazil 10:30 a.m.
Tuesday, September 3 Uruguay 1:00 p.m.

For additional information, please visit the official tournament website.


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