The NPH team got together to speculate who will make Team Canada in their attempt to qualify for the Rio 2016 Olympics, and today we get another clue.
Canada Basketball has unveiled their 13-man roster for the Tuto Marchand Cup, an exhibition tune-up before the FIBA Americas Championship in Mexico.
Sim Bhullar has been left off the roster, the first time an NBA player has been cut from Team Canada. Veteran wing Carl English was also left off and Jamal Murray will reporting to classes at Kentucky after all.
One more cut will be made before the FIBA Americas qualifier.
Per Canada Basketball:
“We’ve had an intense camp and we’re looking forward to transitioning into game play,” said Jay Triano, Head Coach. “Tuto Marchand will give us an opportunity to play against some of our key competition prior to the Olympic qualifier.”
Triano will be joined by Assistants Dave Smart (Ottawa, ON), David Vanterpool (Washington, DC) and Bryan Gates (New Orleans, LA).
Team Canada will take on Argentina, Brazil, Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico in the 5-team exhibition tournament. Click here for full schedule. Fans can watch the Tuto Marchand Continental Cup on LiveBasketball.TV.
Following the exhibition tournament, the Men’s National Team will announce the final 12 players who will represent Canada at the FIBA Americas, where the 1st and 2nd place teams will qualify for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
The 2015 FIBA Americas Championship takes place in Mexico City, Mexico from August 31-September 12.
2015 TUTO MARCHAND ROSTER
|Bennett, Anthony||F||6’8||Brampton, ON||Minnesota Timberwolves (NBA)|
|Doornekamp, Aaron||F||6’7||Odessa, ON||Braunschweig (Germany)|
|Ejim, Melvin||F||6’6||Toronto, ON||Orlando Magic (NBA)|
|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)|
|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)|