Nine Ontario Athletes Named to Men’s U16 National Team
On Thursday Canada Basketball announced the 12 athletes, including Nine from Ontario, who will represent Canada at the FIBA U16 Americas Championship 2019 in Belém, Brazil from June 3-9.
Canada is in Group B along with hosts Brazil, Puerto Rico and Uruguay. Click here for the full tournament schedule.
Canada earned a silver medal at the FIBA U16 Americas Championship 2017 in Formosa, Argentina. This will be Canada’s sixth appearance since the FIBA U16 Americas Championship began in 2009, with the country medalling in each of their previous five tournaments. They are also ranked number two worldwide in the FIBA World Ranking Presented by NIKE.
Below is the list of Ontario athletes named to the 2019 team.
|Enoch Boakye||6’9"||Brampton||Brampton Centennial S.S.|
|Jaden Clayton||5’11"||Whitby||Andrews Osbourne Academy|
|Josiah Davis||6’1"||Kitchener||Huron Heights S.S.|
|Caleb Houstan||6’9"||Mississauga||Montverde Academy|
|Dorile (DJ) Jackson||6’3"||Mississauga||St. Martin S.S|
|Dylan Kalambay||6’7"||Brampton||St. Edmund Campion C.S.S|
|Leonard Miller||6’5"||Scarborough||Thornlea S.S|
|Ryan Nembhard||5’11"||Aurora||Montverde Academy|
|Shaedon Sharpe||6’3"||London||H.B. Beal S.S|
Two Ontario coaches were also named to the team as assistants coach. The two slots will be occupied by Team Ontario Coach and Ontario Basketball’s Men’s Technical Lead Jason Dawkins (Toronto) as well as McMaster University’s Patrick Tatham (Milton).