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06/08/2017

ONTARIO ATHLETES WELL REPRESENTED ON U16 MEN’S NATIONAL TEAM ROSTER

 

 

Canada Basketball announced the final roster for the U16 Men’s National Team that will represent the nation at the FIBA U16 Americas Championship (http://www.fiba.com/americas/u16/2017) in Formosa, Argentina beginning June 14. Nine of the players are from Ontario, including seven from the Ontario Scholastic Basketball Association (OSBA).  

The nine Ontario athletes selected to U16 national team 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

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 team will continue training in Toronto until June 9. They will then head to Argentina for pre-tournament training prior to tipping off the tournament against the host nation on June 14. The tournament runs from June 14-18. 
 
Canada is currently ranked third in the FIBA Men’s Youth Rankings. The team will look to qualify for its fifth consecutive U17 World Championship. 
 
Check out the full team roster, and stay up to date with the latest news about the team by visiting the Canada Basketball website.
 
 
 

 

 

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