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Canada Basketball announces 21 players have accepted training camp invites for Olympic Qualifying Tournament.

We're one step closer to knowing what the Canadian Senior Men's National Team will look like as it tries to secure a spot in the upcoming Olympic Games in Tokyo.

On Thursday, Canada Basketball announced the list of 21 players that have accepted an invite to its training camp.

Due to current quarantine protocols for training in Canada, the camp will be held in Tampa, FL at the Toronto Raptors facility from June 16-24. Canada will then host one of four Olympic Qualifying Tournaments at the Victoria Memorial Arena in Victoria, British Columbia from June 29-July 4, 2021.

Below, find the full list of players to accept a training camp invite, with their participation pending on the status of other professional obligations.

Senior Men's National Team FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament Training Camp Invites
Name Position Height Hometown Previous / Current Club
Kyle Alexander F 6'11" Milton, Ontario Fuenlabrada (Spain)
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 N/A
Khem Birch C 6'9" Montreal, Quebec Toronto Raptors
Oshae Brissett F 6'7" Mississauga, Ontario Indiana Pacers
Dillon Brooks F 6'7" Mississauga, Ontario Memphis Grizzlies
Brandon Clarke F 6'8" Vancouver, British Columbia Memphis Grizzlies
Aaron Doornekamp F 6'7" Napanee, Ontario Tenerife (Spain)
Luguentz Dort G 6'4" Montreal, Quebec Oklahoma City Thunder
Melvin Ejim F 6'6" Toronto, Ontario Buducnost VOLI (Montenegro)
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)
Andrew Nembhard G 6'5" Aurora, Ontario Gonzaga Bulldogs (NCAA)
Kelly Olynyk F 7'0" Kamloops, British Columbia Houston Rockets
Dwight Powell F 6'11" Toronto, Ontario Dallas Mavericks
Tristan Thompson C 6'10" Brampton, Ontario Boston Celtics
Andrew Wiggins F 6'7" Vaughan, Ontario Golden State Warriors

Among notable names that will not be in attendance are Raptors forward Chris Boucher, who missed 12 of his team's final 13 games with an MCL injury, and Thunder guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, who missed the final 29 games of the season with a plantar fascia issue.

Kevin Pangos, who is currently in discussions for a contract extension as an impending free agent in Europe, is another notable name that will not be present at June's training camp.

Canada, which has not qualified for Men's Basketball at the Summer Olympics since the 2000 Games in Sydney, Australia, has a prime opportunity to do so in 2021. Team Canada must win the six-team Olympic Qualifier it is set to host in order to secure a spot in the upcoming Olympic Games.

The other five nations it will compete with are Greece, Czech Republic, Turkey, China and Uruguay. Given the timing of the tournament, which will take place in the thick of the 2021 NBA Playoffs, some national teams might not have all of their NBA talent available.

You can catch the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament on CBC - on television and online - as well as streaming on DAZN.

Stick with NBA.com for more updates ahead of the FIBA Olympic Qualifiers and beyond.

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