9 Ontarians named to Canada Basketball U19 Men’s FIBA World Cup roster
|Charles Bediako||Centre||Brampton, ON||Alabama (NCAA)|
|Javonte Brown-Ferguson||Centre||Thornhill, ON||Texas A&M (NCAA)|
|Kyle Duke||Point Guard||Toronto, ON||North Carolina A & T (NCAA)|
|Zach Edey||Centre||Toronto, ON||Purdue (NCAA)|
|Elijah Fisher||Shooting Guard||Oshawa, ON||Crestwood Prep (OSBA)|
|Khalfani Hill||Power Forward||Toronto, ON||UTEP (NCAA)|
|Caleb Houstan||Forward||Mississauga, ON||Michigan (NCAA)|
|Ryan Nembhard||Point Guard||Aurora, ON||Creighton (NCAA)|
|Nana Owusu-Anane||Forward||Burlington||Brown (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.
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.