Canadian University National Team (FISU) Announced: Kevin Pangos, Kyle Wiltjer, Melvin Ejim + more!

Toronto, ON– Canada Basketball recently announced the university national team roster composed of the top post-secondary players (CIS & NCAA).

Courtesy: Canada Basketball
Courtesy: Canada Basketball

This team, referred to as the Development Mens National Team (DMNT) recently took part in the Four Nations’ International Invitational Tournament in China, where the team went a perfect 9-0 against select teams from around the world.

“Our student team has done well in their preparations thus far under the leadership of Jay Triano and his staff. We look forward to our team being very competitive and representing Canada with great pride on the international stage,” said Rowan Barrett, assistant general manager and executive vice-president of the Senior Men’s Program.

The team will now compete in Russia at the FISU games, also known as the World University Games, where they will kick off competition on July 7 against Sweden.

The Summer Universiade – the largest sporting event outside of the Olympic Games – will see the best student-athlete teams across the world compete in a variety of sports. The men’s quarter-finals begin on Sunday, July 14 with the semifinal match-ups slated for the following day, before the finale tips-off on Tuesday evening.

Canada is the reigning silver medalist from the 2011 Universiade in China, but have bolstered up their roster with NCAA talent and will look to capture gold–which would be only the second time in the games`history (FISU title 1983 in Edmonton).

Below is the 2013 FISU roster:

2013 Development Men’s National Team

No. Name Position Height Hometown
4 Kevin Pangos Guard 6-1 Holland Landing, Ont.
5 Brady Heslip Guard 6-2 Burlington, Ont.
6 Kyle Wiltjer Forward 6-9 Portland, Ore.
7 Melvin Ejim Guard 6-6 Toronto, Ont.
8 Thomas Scrubb Forward 6-5 Montreal, Que.
9 Mangisto Arop Guard 6-6 Edmonton, Alta.
10 Daniel Mullings Forward 6-2 Toronto, Ont.
11 Philip Scrubb Guard 6-3 Richmond, B.C.
12 Dwight Powell Forward 6-9 Toronto, Ont.
13 Jordan Bachynski Centre 7-2 Calgary, Alta.
14 Murphy Burnatowski Forward 6-7 Waterloo, Ont.
15 Owen Klassen Forward 6-10 Kingston, Ont.

2013 FISU Summer Universiade – Preliminary Round Schedule

Date Opponent Time (ET)
Sunday, July 7 Sweden 12:30 p.m.
Monday, July 8 United Arab Emirates 2:00 a.m.
Wednesday, July 10 Australia 5:00 a.m.
Thursday, July 11 Czech Republic 12:30 p.m.
Friday, July 12 United States 5:00 a.m.

2013 Development Men’s National Team – Staff

Name Position
Jay Triano Head Coach
Greg Francis Assistant Coach
John Campbell Assistant Coach
Shawn Swords Assistant Coach
Sam Gibbs Athletic Therapist
Kade Beard Video Co-ordinator
Patrick Tatham Team Manager
Scottie Stats Team Statistician

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