The Team will be representing Canada from July 1 at the third stage of American Qualifiers until the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.
Canadian Basketball Association has announced its 14-player squad for the upcoming summer season. The players will represent Canada in the upcoming Americas World Cup Qualifiers, which are due on July 1, until the Paris Olympics games, scheduled in 2024.
Canada, which is currently ranked the number 18 team in the world, has had a three-year commitment with their Core players to be available for the Senior Men’s National Team. Last year, Canada missed out on the Olympics after a poor performance in the Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Victoria, B.C. last year.
The summer core of Team Canada is coached by Toronto Raptors head coach Nick Nurse, who also coached the team during the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup in China, where Canada finished 31st. the squad comprises many NBA, international and NCAA standouts, that includes:
- Nickeil Alexander-Walker (Utah Jazz)
- RJ Barrett (New York Knicks)
- Khem Birch (Toronto Raptors)
- Oshae Brissett (Indiana Pacers)
- Dillon Brooks (Memphis Grizzlies)
- Zach Edey (Purdue University)
- Melvin Ejim (Cedevita Olimpija)
- Luguentz Dort (Oklahoma City Thunder)
- Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (Oklahoma City Thunder)
- Kelly Olynyk (Detroit Pistons)
- Cory Joseph (Detroit Pistons)
- Jamal Murray (Denver Nuggets)
- Dwight Powell (Dallas Mavericks)
- Kevin Pangos (Team Canada).
Canada is placed in Group C and is currently undefeated, having a record of 4-0 in the first two Qualifier stages. The other three teams in Group C are Dominican Republic, US Virgin Islands, and the Bahamas. 16 teams from the Americas, made from the Caribbean, North America, Central America, and South America are competing for a total of six slots in the upcoming FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023.