TORONTO, Ont. (February 12, 2021) - Canada Basketball is pleased to announce the Senior Men’s National Team roster for the third and final window of the FIBA AmeriCup 2022 Qualifiers.
Senior Men's National Team FIBA AmeriCup 2022 Qualifiers (Third Window) Roster
Anthony Bennett - Forward - 6'8" - Toronto, ON - N/A
Aaron Best - Guard - 6'4" - Scarborough, ON - Boulazac (France)
Johnny Berhanemeskel - Guard - 6'2" - Ottawa, ON - Nanterre (France)
Junior Cadougan - Guard - 6'1" - Toronto, ON - Fraser Valley Bandits (CEBL)
Jadon Cohee -Guard - 6'4" - Langley, BC - Mgzavrebi (Georgia)
Kadre Gray - Guard - 6'1" - Toronto, ON - Hamilton Honey Badgers (CEBL)
Jermaine Haley - Guard - 6'7" - Vancouver, BC - University of West Virginia (NCAA)
Kaza Kajami-Keane - Guard - 6'2" - Ajax, ON - Le Mans (France)
Owen Klassen - Centre - 6'10" - Kingston, ON - Boulazac (France)
Kyle Landry - Centre - 6'10" - Calgary, AB - Ottawa BlackJacks (CEBL)
MiKyle McIntosh - Forward - 6'7" - Pickering, ON - Le Portel (France)
Conor Morgan - Forward - 6'9" - Victoria, BC - Joventut (Spain)
Adika Peter-McNeilly - Guard - 6'3" - Toronto, ON - Edmonton Stingers (CEBL)
Phil Scrubb - Guard - 6'3" - Richmond, BC - Limoges (France)
Thomas Scrubb - Forward - 6'7" - Richmond, BC - Bourg (France)
Grant Shephard - Forward - 6'10" - Kelowna, BC - Carleton University (U SPORTS)
Associate Head Coach Gordie Herbert will lead the team this window and is joined by assistant coaches Michael Meeks (Canada Basketball) and Patrick Tatham (McMaster University)
Canada will play four games in total between February 17-21, facing the U.S. Virgin Islands (Feb. 17, 7:00 PM ET, Feb. 20 10:30 AM ET) and Cuba (Feb. 18, 7:00 PM ET, Feb. 21, 6:00 PM ET) twice each in a protected environment (bubble) in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Cali, Colombia will also host games between the eight teams in Group A and B.
“In these extraordinary times, it is a personal choice for our players and staff about whether to participate in this window,” said Glen Grunwald, President & CEO, Canada Basketball. "I would like to commend each and every one for their commitment to representing our country.”
Two of these games were rescheduled from November as the Senior Men’s National Team was unable to participate in the second window of the FIBA AmeriCup 2022 Qualifiers.
After extensive consultation with medical and other professionals, Canada Basketball has considered the health and safety protocols surrounding this window carefully and has worked with FIBA and the local organizing committee to address any outstanding questions and concerns regarding the protection and safety of all participants.
The Senior Men’s National Team will be tested daily for COVID-19, while FIBA and Canada Basketball have put in place a series of additional measures to protect the health and well-being of its athletes, coaches and staff.
“Our team for this window features a mix of veteran international players, as well as newcomers to the Senior Men's National Team, as we look to secure our spot in the FIBA AmeriCup 2022,” said Rowan Barrett, General Manager / Executive Vice-President, Senior Men's Program.
The FIBA AmeriCup 2022 Qualifiers feature 16 teams from the Americas zone divided into four groups of four teams. Teams will play each other twice during the qualifying phase. The top three finishing teams in each Group will earn a qualifying berth in the FIBA AmeriCup 2022.
Canada (1-1) is currently fourth in Group C along with Cuba (1-2), Dominican Republic (3-1) and U.S. Virgin Islands (1-2).
Group A consists of Argentina, Chile, Colombia and Venezuela; Group B includes Brazil, Panama, Paraguay and Uruguay; and Group D includes Bahamas, Mexico, Puerto Rico and the USA.
For additional information on the FIBA AmeriCup 2022 Qualifiers, click here. Fans in Canada can catch all the action from the FIBA AmeriCup 2022 Qualifiers live on DAZN.
The active roster for each game of the window will be finalized at the technical meeting and updates will be communicated on a game-by-game basis.
FIBA continues to monitor the COVID-19 situation in the Americas on a daily basis and communicate further updates regarding FIBA Competitions when necessary.