Ontario Athletes Dominate Team Canada Roster

Ontario athletes dominate Team Canada’s roster for the upcoming FIBA U18 Men’s Americas Championship, taking place in St. Catharines from June 10-16, 2018. On the 12-player roster, 11 athletes are from Ontario.

Amongst the 11 Ontarians are four Ontario Scholastic Basketball Association (OSBA) athletes: Jaden and Charles Bediako (Ridley College), Addison Patterson (Athlete Institute) and Jevonnie Scott (Athlete Institute).

Meanwhile, Quebec’s Tyrese Samuel, Canada’s lone non-Ontario athlete on the roster, recently announced his commitment to Orangeville Prep for this upcoming OSBA season.

A full list of Ontario athletes on the roster is below.

NameJersey NumberHeightHometownCurrent School Team
Wheza Panzo46'6"MississaugaHamilton Heights
Emanuel Miller56'7"ScarboroughLa Lumiere School
Joel Brown66'1"BramptonBrewster Academy
Jahcobi Neath86'3"TorontoCrestwood Prep College
Addison Patterson *96'6"MiltonAthlete Institute
AJ Lawson106'6"BramptonGTA Prep
Andrew Nembhard (Team Captain)116'4"TorontoMontverde Academy
Jevonnie Scott *126'5"TorontoAthlete Institute
Connor Vreeken136'4"KingstonFrontenac Secondary School
Jaden Bediako *146'8"BramptonRidley College
Charles Bediako *156'11"BramptonRidley College
*OSBA athlete


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

FIBA U18 Men’s Americas Championship

As part of the festivities, Ontario Basketball is pleased to host OBA Day on Tuesday, June 12!

Group tickets are currently available at a discounted rate:

$150 for 15 tickets (12 youth, 3 adult)

To order your group tickets, fill out the group ticket registration form and e-mail U18 Tickets to secure your seats.

For single session tickets and all available packages, visit Ticketmaster and use promo code: NIAGARA for 20% off your purchase.