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.
21 athletes accept invitations to attend 🇨🇦🏀 Senior Men's National Team FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament training camp.- Canada Basketball (@CanBball) May 27, 2021
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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.
|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.
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