TORONTO, ON–Canada Basketball has unveiled the official roster for this summer’s Cadet Men’s National Team (CMNT) that will compete at the 2011 FIBA Americas U16 Championship for Men from June 21 – 25 in Cancun, Mexico.
2011 CANADIAN CADET MEN’S NATIONAL TEAM
Name | Position | Height | Hometown | School
Tyrell Bellot-Green | F | 6’5 | Toronto, ON | Oakwood Collegiate
Brody Clarke | G | 6’6 | Toronto, ON | Oakwood Collegiate
Noah Daoust | F | 6’8 | Dorval, QC | Selwyn House
Malcolm Duvivier | PG | 6’0 | Toronto , ON | St. Michael’s College
Christopher Egi | F | 6’8 | Toronto, ON | St. Andrew’s College
Miroslav Jaksic | F | 6’11 | Windsor, ON | W.F. Herman Secondary School
Christopher McComber | F | 6’7 | Nepean, ON | John McCrae High School
Anthony Pate | G | 6’3 | Oakville, ON | Holy Trinity Catholic Secondary School
Jordan Robinson | F | 6’7 | Toronto, ON |Quality Education Academy
Marial Shayok | G | 6’4 | Ottawa, ON | St. Patrick’s High School
Patrick Steeves | F | 6’7 | Montreal, QC | Jean de Brebeuf
Kevin Zabo | PG | 6’0 | Gatinaeu, QC | St. Mark’s School
2011 CADET MEN’S NATIONAL TEAM STAFF
Roy Rana | Head Coach | Toronto, ON
Kirby Schepp | Assistant Coach | Winnipeg, MB
Jamie McNeilly | Assistant Coach | Toronto, ON
Madhav Trivedi | Team Manager | Toronto, ON
Krisjon Vargas | Athletic Therapist | Toronto, ON
Dr. Mark Leung | Team Doctor | Toronto, ON
Name | Position | Hometown
2011 FIBA AMERICAS U16 CHAMPIONSHIP FOR MEN – PRELIMINARY ROUND SCHEDULE
Tuesday, June 21 | Chile vs. Canada | 2:00 PM CDT (3:00 PM EST Cancun, Mexico0
Wednesday, June 22Canada vs. CONCENCABA4:00 PM CDT (5:00 PM EST)
Thursday, June 23Mexico vs. Canada8:00 PM CDT (9:00 PM EST)
“The 2011 Cadet National Team is an exciting group loaded with talent and future potential,” said Head Coach Roy Rana. “The group has gelled very quickly into a tight group which is not surprising due to their impressive character. We are excited about FIBA Americas and looking forward to representing Canada with great passion in our quest to qualify for the 2012 FIBA U17 World Championship.”
The 2011 FIBA Americas U16 Championship features the best players aged 16 years and younger from eight qualifying nations from the FIBA Americas zone. In a draw to determine the groups for the tournament, Canada was assigned to Group A with Chile, Mexico, and the champion from the still to be decided CONCENCABA tournament.
The CMNT will begin play on June 21 against Chile, then play the CONCENCABA champion the following day, and wrap up preliminary round play on June 23 versus Mexico. The top two finishers from each group move on to the semi-finals. The top three finishers of this summer’s competition will qualify for the 2012 FIBA U17 World Championship in Lithuania.
All the games will be broadcast live streaming online at http://ww.fibaamericas.com.
Among the 12 players who made the team, a core group of standouts from the 2010 National Championships includes 17U gold medalist, Kevin Zabo (Gatineau, QC), 15U First Team All-Star, Patrick Steeves (Montreal, QC) and 15U gold medalist and tournament MVP, Tyrell Bellot-Green (Toronto, ON). The entire roster will represent Canada for the first time at a FIBA sanctioned event.
In the inaugural FIBA Americas U16 Championship in 2009, Canada defeated Venezuela to capture the bronze medal and qualify for the 2010 U17 FIBA World Championship in Hamburg, Germany, where they defeated Lithuania to win bronze.
Attached are the CMNT official roster and preliminary round schedule for the 2011 FIBA Americas U16 Championship.
All Team Canada game summaries and boxscores will be posted on http://www.basketball.ca.