U16 Men’s National Team Stacked

Today Canada Basketball named the roster for the Cadet (U16) Men’s National Team and the list is STACKED with budding stars on the national Canadian hoops scene.

Just check the roster list below to see names including Rowan Barrett Jr., Simi Shittu, Andrew Nembhard, Keshaun Saunders, and Jonathan Kabongo.

So many of the top talents NPH has been scouting for years will come together to squad up under head coach Dave DeAverio for the FIBA Americas qualifier later this summer.

Per Canada Basketball:

The U16 Men’s National Team will hold its final training camp in preparation for U16 FIBA Americas in Bahia Blanca, Argentina from June 10-14. Head Coach, Dave DeAveiro will gather his 14-man squad in Toronto, Ont. at Humber College – North Campus from May 28-June 4.

The U16 team will compete in the FIBA Americas competition, which serves as a qualifier for the 2016 FIBA World Championships.

DeAveiro, a native of Toronto, returns for his fourth year coaching the U16/U17 age-group team. He is joined by assistants Michael Meeks (Canada Basketball) and James Derouin (University of Ottawa), as well as apprentice coach Nicky Davis (Sheridan College).


Barrett Jr, Rowan Wing Mississauga, ON REDA/Brampton Warriors/Tyler Ennis Jordan Brand
Bediako, Jaden Forward Brampton, ON Team Breakdown/Brampton Warriors/Tyler Ennis Jordan Brand
Brazdeikis, Ignas Wing Oakville, ON Oakville Venom/CIA Bounce/Tyler Ennis Jordan Brand
Carr, Marcus PG Woodbridge, ON Northern Kings
Courtney, Liam Forward Cambridge, ON REDA/Waterloo Wolverines/Canada Elite
Djuricic, Danilo Forward Brampton, ON CIA Bounce/Team Tyler Ennis
Kabongo, Jonathan PG Toronto, ON CIA Bounce/Tyler Ennis Jordan Brand
Kirkwood, Noah Wing Kanata, ON Ottawa Next Level
Llewellyn, Jaelin PG Mississauga, ON Oakville/CIA Bounce/Tyler Ennis Jordan Brand Team
Nembhard, Andrew PG Aurora, ON Vaughan Panthers/ Brampton Warriors/Tyler Ennis Jordan Brand
Shephard, Grant Forward Kelowna, BC Junior Heat
Shittu, Simisola Wing Burlington, ON REDA/CIA Bounce/Tyler Ennis Jordan Brand
John, Brandon Forward Brantford, ON CIA Bounce/Tyler Ennis Jordan Brand
Saunders, Keshaun Wing Brampton, ON Oakville Venom/CIA Bounce/Tyler Ennis Jordan Brand




Dave DeAveiro Head Coach
James Derouin Assistant Coach
Nicky Davis Assistant Coach
Michael Meeks Assistant Coach
Mary Lancette Therapist
Chris Cheng Manager
Mark Leung Doctor


Be sure to check back soon for more in-depth coverage of the Men’s U16 National Team by NorthPoleHoops!

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