FIBA Basketball World Cup

FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019: Canada Basketball announces final roster

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Cory Joseph (NBA Getty Images)

Canada's final roster for the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 has been announced.

12 players will represent Canada at the tournament, including Sacramento Kings guard Cory Joseph who wasn't with the team during their trip to Australia where they played five exhibition games prior to the World Cup.

Joining Joseph from the NBA is Orlando Magic centre Khem Birch. The roster is otherwise comprised of overseas players, plus Florida Gators guard Andrew Nembhard.

"Playing for your country is one of the greatest honours in sport and the players are fully committed to giving everything they have for Canada," said head coach Nick Nurse. "I'm proud of the group of players we've selected to represent Canada at the upcoming FIBA Basketball World Cup."

# Name Position Height Hometown Previous / Current Club
24 Khem Birch Centre 6'9" Montreal, QC Orlando Magic
3 Melvin Ejim Forward 6'6" Toronto, ON Baloncesto Málaga (Spain)
4 Brady Heslip Guard 6'2" Burlington, ON Istanbul BBSK (Turkey)
6 Cory Joseph Guard 6'3" Toronto, ON Sacramento Kings
10 Kaza Kajami-Keane Guard 6'2" Ajax, ON Mitteldeutscher BC (Germany)
17 Owen Klassen Centre 6'10" Kington, ON Antwerp Giants (Belgium)
13 Conor Morgan Forward 6'9" Victoria, BC Divina Seguros Joventut (Spain)
11 Andrew Nembhard Guard 6'5" Aurora, ON Florida Gators (NCAA)
1 Kevin Pangos Guard 6'2" Newmarket, ON FC Barcelona Basketball (Spain)
23 Phil Scrubb Guard 6'4" Richmond, BC Club Estudiantes (Spain)
21 Thomas Scrubb Forward 6'7" Richmond, BC SIG Strasbourg (France)
33 Kyle Wiltjer Forward 6'10" Portland, OR Turk Telekom (Turkey)

Canada is in Group H with Lithuania, Australia and Senegal in the World Cup. Canada split their exhibition games against Australia this month, beating the Boomers by 20 points in the first matchup and losing by eight points in the second.

Canada will play Australia on Sept. 1, followed by Lithuania on Sept. 3 and Senegal on Sept. 5.

Fans in Canada can stream the games live and on demand on DAZN.

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