The Adidas Nations tour jumps off today in Los Angeles, and brings together some of the top talent across the globe to compete and challenge themselves at the international level.

Adidas invites players from around the world to compose four American teams, a Canadian team, an Asian Pacific team, an African team, and a Latin American team to battle on the courts and develop with some of the top coaches and players by their side. From the Adidas Nations website:

“A multi-faceted international curriculum featuring NBA coaches and players, as well as current collegiate players acting as camp counselors, will provide invaluable insight and first-hand knowledge to the participants, illustrating the pressures, rigors and challenges that accompany the rise of any aspiring NBA star.” 

Team Canada kicks off its schedule of games tonight at 6:30 Pacific Time against Team Africa. Below is the roster of Canadian studs that will represent this nation down in L.A. Mississauga native and Iowa St player Naz Long will also be in attendance as part of the College roster of Camp Instructors, and will look to impart some of his knowledge on the young crop of talent coming into camp.

Name Height Position
Andrew Nembhard6'3''Guard
Anthony Longpre 6'9''Forward
Cashius McNeilly 6'3'' Guard
Eliel Sem Nsoseme 6'8''Forward
Howard Washington 6'2''Guard
Ignas Brazdeikis 6'6''Guard
Jahvon Blair 6'3''Guard
Jake Cowley 6'8''Forward
Jerome Desrosiers 6'6''Forward
Josip Vrankic 6'9''Forward
Luguentz Dort 6'4''Guard
Marcus Carr 6'1''Guard
Nickeil Alexander Walker 6'5''Guard
Noah Kirkwood 6'6''Guard
Oshae Brissett 6'6''Forward

Canada Elite’s Co-Director Shane James took to Twitter to congratulate his players on getting the invite to L.A, and Cashius McNeilly showed off the swag provided by Adidas. The trip to Cali seems like it will be an unreal experience for the young Canadians who made the trip. 

 

Elias Sbiet

Written by Elias Sbiet

Elias is the National Recruiting Analyst at NPH, keeping you up to date with Canadian basketball news on Canada's top prospects. You will find Elias at events across North America providing coverage and evaluating talent. He has been involved in the game as a scout, servicing NCAA, CIS and NBA teams for nearly a decade.

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