2015 U19 Canadian Men’s National Team Announced

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TORONTO, ON – Canada Basketball’s Men’s High Performance is pleased to announce the 12 athletes, coaches and staff who will represent Canada at the U19 FIBA World Championships in Heraklion, Greece.

“It is an honour to take this group of young men and an incredible staff to Greece for the World Championship. The commitment and character of this group has been impressive,” said Roy Rana, Head Coach of the 2015 U19 Men’s National Team. “We look forward to representing our country with great passion and developing the next wave of Canadian talent that will represent our men’s team in the future.

Rana (Ryerson University) is coaching the U18/19 Men’s National Team for the fourth consecutive season. He is joined by assistant coaches Jamie McNeilly (Virginia Tech), Kirby Schepp (University of Manitoba) and Scott Morrison (Maine Red Claws). Canadian Basketball Hall of Famer, Steve Konchalski (St. Francis Xavier University) is a mentor coach for the group.

Five athletes return from the 2014 squad who finished 2nd at the FIBA Americas in Colorado Springs – the best ever finish for a Men’s Age-Group team: Dillon Brooks (University of Oregon), Christopher Egi (Harvard University), Corey Johnson (Northern Kings), Nevell Provo (Pine Ridge High School); and Drew Urquhart (University of Vermont).

Canada is currently ranked 3rd worldwide in the FIBA Men’s Age-Group rankings.

The team will head to Europe to train, as well as compete in exhibition games in Spain ahead of the World Championships. A full team and staff roster below, as well as competition schedule. U19 World Championship Games will be streamed live at www.youtube.com/FIBA. Follow @CanBball for links and score updates.

ROSTER

NAME

POSITION

HEIGHT

HOMETOWN

CLUB TEAM OR SCHOOL

Dillon Brooks F 6’7 Mississauga, ON University of Oregon
Brody Clarke F 6’8 Toronto, ON University of Alberta
Jadon Cohee G 6’4 Langley, BC Seattle University
Christopher Egi F 6’8 Markham, ON Harvard University
Jordan Henry G 5’9 Toronto, ON Pine Ridge High School (Pickering)
Justin Jackson F 6’7 Ajax, ON Findlay Prep High School (Nevada)
Corey Johnson G 6’3 Ottawa, ON Vermont Academy (Saxtons River)
Abu Kigab G 6’6 St. Catharines, ON Saint Francis (St. Catharines)
Matthew Neufeld C 6’10 Victoria, BC Sunrise Christian Academy (Wichita)
Jalen Poyser G 6’4 Mississauga, ON Orangeville Prep
Nevell Provo G 6’0 Halifax, NS Pine Ridge High School (Pickering)
Drew Urquhart F 6’8 Vancouver, BC University of Vermont

 

COACHING STAFF

NAME POSITION AFFILIATION
Roy Rana Head Coach Ryerson University
Jamie McNeilly Assistant Coach Virginia Tech
Kirby Schepp Assistant Coach University of Manitoba
Scott Morrison Assistant Coach Maine Red Claws
Steve Konchalski Mentor Coach St. Francis Xavier
James DePoe Manager Humber College
Krisjon Vargas Therapist
John Ho Doctor

 

COMPETITION SCHEDULE

OPPONENT DATE & TIME (EST) LOCATION
Spain June 13 – TBC Bilbao, Spain (Exhibition)
Croatia June 14 – TBC Bilbao, Spain (Exhibition)
Australia June 15 – TBC Bilbao, Spain (Exhibition)
Australia June 27 – 8:15 a.m. Heraklion, Greece
Tunisia June 28 – 8:15 a.m. Heraklion, Greece
Italy June 30 – 11:15 a.m. Heraklion, Greece

 

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