13 Ontario Athletes Invited to U17 Men’s National Team Training Camp

Canada Basketball announced the 17 men invited to the U17 Men’s National Team training camp this month.

Of the 17 invitees, 13 athletes are from Ontario and nine have played in the Ontario Scholastic Basketball Association (OSBA).

The 13 Ontario athletes plus the players with OSBA ties are listed below.

Keon Ambrose Hylton6'7"Toronto, ONHamilton Heights
Keeshawn Barthelemy *6'1"Montreal, QCAthlete Institute
Charles Bediako *6'11"Brampton, ONRidley College
Zachry Edey7'2"East York, ONLeaside High School
Josh Hemmings6'8"Toronto, ONOak Hill Academy
Caleb Houstan6'8"Mississauga, ONSt. Marcellinus
Cashius McNeilly6'3"Toronto, ONSt. Joseph Catholic Central High School
Matthew Alexander-Moncrieffe *6'7"Lakeshore, ONOrangeville Prep
Malachi Ndur *6'8"St. Thomas, ONSouthwest Academy
Alexander Nwagha *6'8"Milton, ONKing's Christian Collegiate
Addison Patterson *6'5"Milton, ONAthlete Institute
Shemar Rathan-Mayes *5'9"Scarborough, ONOrangeville Prep
Luka Sakota *6'4"Etobicoke, ONKing's Christian Collegiate
Taryn Todd *6'2"Vaughan, ONVaughan Secondary School
*OSBA athlete


Ontario Basketball is also represented on the team’s coaching staff with Men’s Technical Lead Jason Dawkins named as an assistant coach.

Team Canada will compete at the FIBA U17 Men’s Basketball World Cup in Argentina from June 30 to July 8, 2018.

The team will train in Toronto from June 11–16. They will then travel to Mexico City for pre-competition training before arriving in Argentina to begin tournament play.

Training camp invitees Charles Bediako and Addison Patterson have already gotten a taste of the national team this summer; they are both currently playing in the FIBA U18 Men’s Americas Championship in St. Catharines.

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

Visit the Canada Basketball website for the full training camp roster, including the coaching staff.