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Canada Basketball: Training camp dates, roster, schedule and opponents for FIBA Men's Olympic Qualifying Tournament

The Canadian Senior Men's National Team has one last shot to qualify for the upcoming Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan.

As one of the 16 best non-qualifying teams at the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup, Canada earned an opportunity to compete in one of four Olympic Qualifying Tournaments, which begin in late June. Before then, 19 invitees will convene for training camp under head coach Nick Nurse.

When and where is training camp? Who will be representing the country? When and where will the tournament take place?

Below, find everything you need to know as Canada Basketball gears up for an important series of weeks.

When is Canada Basketball's training camp?

The Canadian Men's National Team will convene for training camp on Wednesday, June 16, at the Toronto Raptors training facilities in Tampa, FL due to ongoing quarantine protocols for training in Canada.

Canada Basketball recently finalized a list of 19 athletes that are participants at training camp.

Senior Men's National Team FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament Training Camp Invites
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
Charles Bediako C 6'10" Brampton, Ontario Alabama Crimson Tide (NCAA)
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
Zach Edey C 7'4" Toronto, Ontario Purdue Boilermakers (NCAA)
Melvin Ejim F 6'6" Toronto, Ontario Buducnost VOLI (Montenegro)
Cory Joseph G 6'3" Toronto, Ontario Detroit Pistons
Owen Klassen C 6'10" Kingston, Ontario Boulazac Basket Dordogne (France)
Trey Lyles F 6'10" Saskatoon, Saskatchewan San Antonio Spurs
Bennedict Mathurin G 6'7" Montreal, Quebec Arizona Wildcats (NCAA)
Isiaha Mike G 6'8" Toronto, Ontario Niners Chemnitz (Germany)
Mychal Mulder G 6'3" Windsor, Ontario Golden State Warriors
Andrew Nembhard G 6'5" Aurora, Ontario Gonzaga Bulldogs (NCAA)
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

Injuries to Thunder guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Raptors forward Chris Boucher and Denver Nuggets guard Jamal Murray will keep them from representing Canada in this summer's competition.

Among NBA players that will not attend after initially accepting invites, are Dillon Brooks, Oshae Brissett, Brandon Clarke and Kelly Olynyk.

When is the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament?

Four six-team FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournaments will be held from June 29-July 4.

Along with Croatia, Lithuania and Serbia, Canada will serve as a tournament host, with all games being played at Victoria Memorial Arena in Victoria, British Columbia.

Each tournament has two three-team groups. Each team will play the other two teams in its own group (two games for each team) and the top two teams in each group will advance to the semifinals. The two semi-final winners will advance to the Final, with the winner qualifying for the Tokyo Olympic Games.

Canada's grouping and schedule at the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament

The Canadian Men's National Team will be in Group A along with Greece and China. Group B consists of Uruguay, Czech Republic and Turkey.

FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament Groups
Group A Group B
Country Ranking Country Ranking
Canada 21 Uruguay 45
Greece 6 Czech Republic 12
China 29 Turkey 15

The top two teams from Group A along with the top two teams from Group B will advance to the semifinals.

Key Dates

Thursday, June 24: Canadian Men's National Team is slated to arrive in Victoria after training camp in Tampa

Friday, June 25: Official bubble entry, COVID-19 testing and isolation period

Saturday, June 26-Monday, June 28: Practice sessions

Canada Men's National Team game schedule
Date Game Time
Tuesday, June 29 Canada vs. Greece 7:05 p.m.
Wednesday, June 30 Canada vs. China 7:05 p.m.
Saturday, July 3 Semifinal Game 1 4:05 p.m.
Saturday, July 3 Semifinal Game 2 7:35 p.m.
Sunday, July 4 Final 7:05 p.m.

All times Eastern.

How to watch Canada at the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament

The FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament will be broadcast by the CBC across its various platforms, both on television and online, as well as streamed on DAZN.

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