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Canada's 2018 September training camp roster features six NBA players

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Cory Joseph, Kelly Olynyk and Tristan Thompson (Getty Images)

On Tuesday, Canada Basketball announced the training camp roster for this month's FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 Americas Qualifiers.

September's roster features six of the 14 Canadians that will participate in an NBA training camp later in the month and three former NBA champions (Joel Anthony, Cory Joseph and Tristan Thompson).

Canada Senior Men's National Team September 2018 Training Camp Roster

Name Position Height Hometown Last/Current Club
Joel Anthony Centre 6'9" Montreal, QC San Lorenzo Basket (Argentina)
Trae Bell-Haynes Guard 6'2" Toronto, ON Fraport Skyliners (Germany)
Aaron Best Guard 6'4" Scarborough, ON Raptors 905
Khem Birch Centre 6'9" Montreal, QC Orlando Magic
Dillon Brooks Forward 6'7" Mississauga, ON Memphis Grizzlies
Many Diressa Guard 6'4" Toronto, ON KK FMP (Serbia)
Melvin Ejim Forward 6'6" Toronto, ON BC UNICS (Russia)
Joel Friesen Guard 6'4" Abbotsford, BC London Lightning (NBL Canada)
Brady Heslip Guard 6'2" Burlington, ON Fraport Skyliners (Germany)
Justin Jackson Forward 6'7" Scarborough, ON Orlando Magic
Cory Joseph Guard 6'3" Toronto, ON Indiana Pacers
Kaza Kajami-Keane Guard 6'2" Ajax, ON Landstede Zwolle (Netherlands)
Kyle Landry Centre 6'10" Calgary, AB Buducnost (Montenegro)
Duane Notice Guard 6'2" Woodbridge, ON BM Slam Stal (Poland)
Kelly Olynyk Centre 7'0" Kamloops, BC Miami Heat
Kevin Pangos Guard 6'2" Newmarket, ON FC Barcelona Lassa (Spain)
Dyshawn Pierre Forward 6'6" Whitby, ON Banco di Srd (Italy)
Tristan Thompson Forward 6'9" Brampton, ON Cleveland Cavaliers

Team Canada is in qualifying Group F along with Venezuela, Brazil, Chile, the Dominican Republic and U.S. Virgin Islands. In this window of qualifiers, Canada will face Brazil on Thursday, Sept. 13 and Chile on Monday, Sept. 17.

The three highest-placed teams from Group F will automatically qualify for the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019, which takes place in China from Aug. 31-Sept. 15 2019.

Canada Senior Men's National Team September Schedule

Date Event Location
September 6-11 Training Camp UQAM - Montreal, Que.
September 13 Canada vs. Brazil Place Bell - Laval, Que.
September 17 Canada vs. Chile Valdivia, Chile

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