The roster for the team that will represent Canada in the Fiba U-17’s World Cup next month has been released.
Among the names that have been added to the roster are NPH #1 ranked 2020 Addison Patterson of Athlete Institute, who just finished representing Canada at the U-18 America’s earlier this month in St. Catherines, and #2 ranked class of 2021 Charles Bediako of Ridley College, who also represented Canada for that event.
Also a part of the roster is NPH #3 ranked Josh Hemmings out of Oak Hill Academy, and the top NPH ranked player out of Quebec in Tre-Vaughn Minott out of Ecole Secondaire St-Laurent Edifice Emile-Legault.
The coaching staff this time around will be headed up by University of Manitoba Head Coach Kirby Schepp. This will be Schepp’s second time as head coach for a Canadian team, with his coaching debut coming back in April at the Commonwealth Games, where Canada earned a silver medal.
Canada will be in Group C and will face Montenegro, Egypt and New Zealand in the group phase of the tournament, tipping-off against Montenegro on June 30 at 2:15 PM.
Following pre-competition training in Mexico City, the team will travel to Argentina for an additional training camp from June 23 to the 27th ahead of the FIBA U-17 World Cup.