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