Friday July 15 2011 – 10:07pm Eastern – Toronto, ON
The Canadian Senior Men’s National Team has officially opened up camp in Toronto … beginning their quest to the FIBA Americas tournament (Olympic Qualifier) in Argentina later this summer.
Canada’s training camp roster includes:
|Jermaine Anderson||Guard||6’2||Toronto, ON||Panionios (Greece)|
|Joel Anthony||Centre||6’9||Montreal, QC||Miami (NBA)|
|Mangisto Arop||Guard||6’5||Edmonton, AB||Gonzaga University (NCAA)|
|Antwi Atuahene||Guard||6’3||Mississauga, ON||Leones (Mexico)|
|Denham Brown||Guard||6’5||Toronto, ON||Dnipro (Ukraine)|
|Murphy Burnatowski||Forward||6’6||Waterloo, ON||University of Maine (NCAA)|
|Aaron Doornekamp||Forward||6’7||Odessa, ON||Caserta (Italy)|
|Carl English||Guard||6’5||St. John’s NL||DKV Joventut (Spain)|
|Jeff Ferguson||Center||6’11||Toronto, ON||Edmonton (IBL)|
|Brady Heslip||Guard||6’2||Burlington, ON||Baylor University (NCAA)|
|Levon Kendall||Forward||6’10||Vancouver, BC||Obradorio (Spain)|
|Nemanja Mitrovic||Guard||6’5||Toronto, ON||University of Portland (NCAA)|
|Kelly Olynyk||Forward||6’11||Kamloops, BC||Gonzaga University (NCAA)|
|Andy Rautins||Guard||6’5||Syracuse, NY||New York (NBA)|
|Jevohn Shepherd||Forward||6’6||Toronto, ON||Frankfurt (Germany)|
|Jamie Vanderbeken||Forward||6’11||Belleville, ON||Iowa State University (NCAA)|
|Jesse Young||Center||6’10||Peterborough, ON||Banca Tercas (Italy)|
Camp began earlier tonight with the Canadians’ first practice at Ryerson University and Leo Rautins and his staff will continue to work with the team until next Saturday … with two workouts per day for most of the upcoming week.
When camp wraps up on July 23, Team Canada will head overseas for a handful of exhibition games in Italy, France, and the Czech Republic (July 24 – August 5).
The Canadians will then head back to Toronto for a little bit of rest and relaxation before being a 2nd round of training camp from Aug. 12 – 20 … including 2 exhibition games against Belgium in T.O. on August 13 (at Ryerson) and in Hamilton (at McMaster) on August 14.
The FIBA Americas Championship begins on August 30 in Mar Del Plata, Argentina.