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06/05/2017

TEN ONTARIO ATHLETES INVITED TO U16 MEN’S NATIONAL TEAM TRAINING CAMP

 

Canada Basketball announced the 17 men invited to the U16 Men’s National Team tryouts and training camp this summer. Ten of the players are from Ontario, including eight from the Ontario Scholastic Basketball Association (OSBA).  

The ten Ontario athletes invited to U16 national training camp are listed below:
 

Name

Position

Height

Hometown

School

Charles Bediako

PF/C

6’9

Brampton

St. Marcellinus

Matteus Case

SG

6’3

Pickering

Pine Ridge S.S.

Cashius McNeilly*

SG

6’5

Scarborough

Thornlea S.S.

Malachi Ndur*

SF/PF

6’6

St. Thomas

Southwest Academy

Alexander Nwagha*

C

6’7

Toronto

King’s Christian Collegiate

Shemar Rathan-Mayes*

PG

5’8

Toronto

Orangeville Prep

Luka Sakota*

PG

6’4

Etobicoke

King’s Christian Collegiate

Paris Shand*

PF

6’6

Toronto

Bill Crothers

Sam Thomson*

PF

6’6

Halton Hills

King’s Christian Collegiate

Taryn Todd*

PG/SG

6’1

Vaughan

Vaughan S.S.

*OSBA athlete

Ontario is also well represented in the coaching staff with three assistant coaches from Ontario: Michael Meeks, Rob Smart, and Patrick Tatham. 

The training camp will run from June 3–9 at Humber College’s Lakeshore Campus. Following training camp, a 12-person roster will be selected to represent Canada at the FIBA U16 Americas Championship in Formosa, Argentina. The tournament begins June 14 and will serve as an opportunity for player development as Canada looks to qualify for the U17 World Championships next year. 

Canada is currently ranked third in the FIBA Men’s Youth Rankings.

Check out the full list of traning camp invitees, and stay up to date with the latest news about the team by visiting the Canada Basketball website.

 

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