Canadian National Team Announces Training Camp Roster

TORONTO, ON – Canada Basketball has announced the 16 athletes, who will be attending training camp in Toronto, ON from August 14-20 before heading to Mexico City for the 2015 FIBA Americas Championship.

Cory Joseph BRA

The roster includes 10 NBA talents who were not able to join the team earlier in the summer during Pan Am Games.

Training Camp is headlined by names like Andrew Wiggins, Corey Joseph and young stud who is becoming a household name in Canadian basketball fans’ homes; that is Jamal Murray.

“We have a talented mix of NBA and pro athletes and we’re excited to get them in the gym together,” said Head Coach Jay Triano. “This camp will be an opportunity to train, build team chemistry and prepare for a tough and important tournament with the goal of qualifying for Rio.”

Even with the depth that is found in the list below, Team Canada has a tough road ahead at FIBA Americas where they will take on Puerto Rico, Argentina, Venezuela and Cuba. Chemistry is the key.

Triano will be joined by Assistants Dave Smart (Ottawa, ON), David Vanterpool (Washington, DC) and Bryan Gates (New Orleans, LA).

The team will participate in the 2015 FIBA Americas Championship in Mexico City, Mexico from August 31-September 12. The 1st and 2nd place teams will qualify for the Rio 2016 Olympics.

Before FIBA Americas, Team Canada takes flight to Puerto Rico to take part in a 5-team exhibition tournament from August 23-26 at Tuto Marchand.

Friday, August 14, 2015

11:00 a.m. – 1:00p.m.           Practice

12:45 p.m. (approx.)              Doors open

1:00 (approx.)                       Media availability

Monday, August 17, 2015

11:00 a.m. – 1:00p.m.           Practice

12:45 p.m. (approx.)             Doors open

1:00 p.m. (approx.)                Media availability

2015 FIBA Americas Men’s Championship Training Camp Roster

Bennett, Anthony F 6’8 Brampton, ON Minnesota Timberwolves (NBA)
Bhullar, Sim C 7’5 Mississauga, ON Sacramento Kings (NBA)
Doornekamp, Aaron F 6’7 Odessa, ON Braunschweig (Germany)
Ejim, Melvin F 6’6 Toronto, ON Orlando Magic (NBA)
English, Carl SG 6’5 Paradise, NFLD Athens AEK (Greece)
Hanlan, Olivier G 6’4 Aylmer, QC BC Zalgiris (Lithuania)
Heslip, Brady G 6’2 Burlington, ON  Pallacanestro Cantù (Italy)
Joseph, Cory PG 6’3 Pickering, ON Toronto Raptors (NBA)
Murray, Jamal G 6’3 Kitchener, ON University of Kentucky (NCAA)
Nicholson, Andrew F 6’9 Mississauga, ON Orlando Magic (NBA)
Olynyk, Kelly C 7’0 Kamloops, BC Boston Celtics (NBA)
Powell, Dwight F 6’9 Toronto, ON Dallas Mavericks (NBA)
Sacre, Robert C 7’0 Vancouver, BC Los Angeles Lakers (NBA)
Scrubb, Phil G 6’3 Richmond, BC AEK Athens (Greece)
Stauskas, Nik SG 6’6 Mississauga, ON Philadelphia 76ers (NBA)
Wiggins, Andrew F 6’8 Vaughan, ON Minnesota Timberwolves (NBA)


Jay Triano Head Coach Toronto, ON
Dave Smart Assistant Coach Ottawa, ON
David Vanterpool Assistant Coach Washington, DC
Bryan Gates Assistant Coach New Orleans, LA
Kade Beard Video Coordinator Houston, TX
Scottie O’Brien Team Statistician Idaho Falls, Idaho
Sam Gibbs Lead IST Toronto, ON
Jason Meehan Therapist Toronto, ON
Charlie Weingroff Strength & Conditioning Rumble, NJ
David Cox Sports Psych Vancouver, BC
Marc Bubbs Nutritionist Toronto, ON
John Philpott Physician Toronto, ON
Mat Yorke Team Manager Toronto, ON
Jeremy Cross Team Manager Toronto, ON


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