9 Ontarians named to Canada Basketball U19 Men’s FIBA World Cup roster

When the FIBA U19 Basketball World Cup tournament tips off in Latvia on Saturday, July 3rd there will be nine players from Ontario on Canada Basketball’s junior men’s national team roster.

Charles BediakoCentreBrampton, ONAlabama (NCAA)
Javonte Brown-FergusonCentreThornhill, ONTexas A&M (NCAA)
Kyle DukePoint GuardToronto, ONNorth Carolina A & T (NCAA)
Zach EdeyCentreToronto, ONPurdue (NCAA)
Elijah FisherShooting GuardOshawa, ONCrestwood Prep (OSBA)
Khalfani HillPower ForwardToronto, ONUTEP (NCAA)
Caleb HoustanForwardMississauga, ONMichigan (NCAA)
Ryan NembhardPoint GuardAurora, ONCreighton (NCAA)
Nana Owusu-AnaneForwardBurlingtonBrown (NCAA)

The tournament will crown the world juniors champion as Team Canada attempts to reclaim gold. In 2017 Canada, led by RJ Barrett, won their historic first gold medal but could not repeat in 2019 with the United States again claiming top honours. The gold was Canada’s first in an international FIBA competition. Canada is currently ranked #2 in the NIKE FIBA Boys’ rankings, the highest ranking of any of Canada’s national teams.

Head Coach Paul Weir will lead Team Canada FIBA U19 Basketball World Cup 2021 and is accompanied by assistant coaches Patrick Tatham, Shawn Swords, and Justin Serresse.

Canada will start the tournament in Group A with Senegal, Lithuania, and Japan. Fans can watch live games on DAZN, or free on the FIBA YouTube channel.


July 3 vs Lithuania (8:00AM ET) – Won 80-71

July 4 vs Japan (5:00AM ET) – Won 100-75

July 6 vs Senegal (5:00AM ET) – Won 85-56

July 7 Round of 16 vs. Puerto Rico (2:00PM ET) – Won 86-56

July 9 Quarter-finals vs. Spain (5:00AM ET)

July 10 Semi-finals

July 11 Finals


FIBA’s U19 Women’s Basketball World Cup begins August 11th in Hungary.