Photo by Julio Cortez/Associated Press

Photo by Julio Cortez/Associated Press

Team Canada announced the final roster for their Senior Men’s team, which will be heading to Manila, Philippines July 5th to try and qualify for the Rio Olympics in August.

Name Number Position Height HometownTeam/School
Shai Alexander

5Guard 6'4Hamilton, ONHamilton Heights Christian Academy
Joel Anthony

15Forward6'9Montreal, QCDetroit Pistons
Anthony Bennett

10Forward6'8Toronto, ONToronto Raptors
Khem Birch

9Forward6'9Montreal, QCOlympiakos
Melvin Ejim

7Forward6'6Toronto, ONReyer Venezia
Tyler Ennis

11Guard6'2Brampton, ONMilwaukee Bucks
Brady Heslip

12Guard6'2Burlington, ONPallacanestro Cantu
Cory Joseph

6Guard6'3Pickering, ONToronto Raptors
Levon Kendall

14Forward6'10Vancouver, BCMovistar Estudiantes
Philip Scrubb

4Guard6'3Richmond, BCFraport Skyliners
Thomas Scrubb

8Guard6'6Richmond, BCGiessen 46ers
Tristan Thompson

13Centre6'9Brampton, ONCleveland Cavaliers

The team just finished a successful European exhibition tournament, where they finished with a 4-1 record while playing China, Croatia, Italy and Puerto Rico. Corey Joseph and Joel Anthony joined the team for their last game against Puerto Rico, and Tristan Thompson will be joining the team in Manila. 

Canada will play in Group A taking on Turkey on July 5th and Senegal on July 6th at 6:30 a.m. ET, respectively. The Philippines, France and New Zealand will play in Group B. The top two teams from each group in the preliminary rounds will move on to the semi-final crossover games. The top two teams will then compete in the finals, with the champion qualifying for Rio. 

Sean Marranca

Written by Sean Marranca

Sean Marranca is an NPH Correspondent covering Canadian Basketball from high school to the NBA. Follow him on Twitter @Sean_NPH


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