International Basketball Federation (FIBA), the governing body of Basketball, has officially released the final line-up of Canada Men’s national basketball team for the 2016 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament.
Here’s the official line-up of Canada Men’s Basketball Team:
|4||SCRUBB, Philip||Guard||6'3"||Fraport Skyliners (GER), BBL|
|5||GILGEOUS-ALEXANDER, Shai||Guard||6'2"||Hamilton Heights Christian Academy (USA), HS|
|6||JOSEPH, Cory (C)||Guard||6'4"||Toronto Raptors (CAN), NBA|
|7||EJIM, Melvin||Forward||6'6"||Reyer Venezia ( ITA), Serie A|
|8||SCRUBB, Thomas||Forward||6'5"||Giessen 46ers (GER), BBL|
|9||BIRCH, Khem||Forward||6'9"||Olympiacos (GRE) , GBL|
|10||BENNETT, Anthony||Forward||6'7"||Toronto R ptors (CAN), NBA|
|11||ENNIS, Tyler||Guard||6'2"||Milwaukee Bucks (USA), NBA|
|12||HESLIP, Brady||Guard||6'2||AV Cantu (ITA), Serie A|
|13||THOMPSON, Tristan||Forward||6'9"||Cleveland Cavaliers (USA), NBA|
|14||KENDALL, Levon||Forward||6'11"||Estudiantes (ESP), ACB|
|15||ANTHONY, Joel||Center||6'9"||Detroit Pistons (USA), NBA|
Team Average Height:
|TRIANO, Howard James||Head Coach|
|SMART, David Charles||Assistant Coach|
|MORRISON, Scott||Assistant Coach|
Canada, ranked 26 in the world by FIBA, will play in Group A of the Rio Games qualifier tournament in Manila, Philippines, with round-robin games against Turkey and Senegal. The Philippines, France and New Zealand will play in Group B.
The top two teams from each group in the preliminary rounds will move on to the semifinal crossover games.
Those teams will then compete in the finals, with the champion qualifying for 2016 Rio Olympics.
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