The FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Victoria, British Columbia, begins on Tuesday, June 29 and lasts through Sunday, July 4.
After holding training camp in Tampa, FL, the Canadian Senior Men's National Team travelled to Victoria to serve as the host of the six-team tournament, in which the champion will qualify for a spot in the upcoming Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan.
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Per FIBA regulations, Canada had to trim its training camp roster from 19 athletes down to a final roster of 12 ahead of the tournament. Here's a look at the finalized roster:
🇨🇦🏀 Senior Men's National Team announced ahead of FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament.- Canada Basketball (@CanBball) June 28, 2021
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|Name||Position||Height||Hometown||Previous / Current Club|
|Nickeil Alexander-Walker||G||6'6"||Toronto, Ontario||New Orleans Pelicans|
|R.J. Barrett||G||6'6"||Mississauga, Ontario||New York Knicks|
|Trae Bell-Haynes||G||6'2"||Toronto, Ontario||Crailsheim Merlins (Germany)|
|Anthony Bennett||F||6'8"||Toronto, Ontario||Cangrejeros de Santurce (Puerto Rico)|
|Aaron Doornekamp||F||6'7"||Napanee, Ontario||Tenerife (Spain)|
|Luguentz Dort||G||6'4"||Montreal, Quebec||Oklahoma City Thunder|
|Cory Joseph||G||6'3"||Toronto, Ontario||Detroit Pistons|
|Trey Lyles||F||6'10"||Saskatoon, Saskatchewan||San Antonio Spurs|
|Mychal Mulder||G||6'3"||Windsor, Ontario||Golden State Warriors|
|Andrew Nicholson||F||6'9"||Mississauga, Ontario||Fujian Sturgeons (China)|
|Dwight Powell||F||6'11"||Toronto, Ontario||Dallas Mavericks|
|Andrew Wiggins||F||6'7"||Vaughan, Ontario||Golden State Warriors|
Head coach: Nick Nurse
Assistant coaches: Nate Bjorkgren, Jon Goodwillie, Gordie Herbert, Michael Meeks, Nate Mitchell
Advanced scout: John Corbacio
Consultant: David Blatt
Of the 12-man group, there are 10 players with NBA experience and eight active NBA players. As reported by Sportsnet's Michael Grange, longtime Canadian National Team member Melvin Ejim had to withdraw from consideration to tend to a personal matter.
Canada begins its group play schedule on Tuesday, June 29 at 7:05 p.m. ET when it takes on a Greece team that features former NBA players Nick Calathes and Georgios Papagiannis as well as a current NBA player in Kostas Antetokounmpo.
On Wednesday, Canada will take on China at 7:05 p.m. ET.
Each game will be broadcast by the CBC across its various platforms, both on television and online, as well as streamed on DAZN. Stick with NBA.com for more coverage on the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament, as Canada's Men's team looks to qualify for the Olympics for the first time since 2000.
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