Canada Basketball announced a 14-player senior men's roster ahead of the upcoming FIBA World Cup qualifying window on Tuesday that includes the likes of R.J. Barrett, Jamal Murray and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander.
All 14 men on the roster has agreed to a three-year commitment to the team and is complementary to the previously announced winter core.
“The true value of chemistry, camaraderie and continuity cannot be overlooked when building any team,” Toronto Raptors and Canada head coach Nick Nurse said in a statement. “By assembling committed core groups of players and staff to represent Canada over the next several years, we firmly believe will position this program for sustained success, both now and in the future.”
Canada Basketball also announced a Canada Day qualifier in Hamilton against the Dominican Republic, marking the first time Canada will have played on home soil since February of 2020.
“Hamilton has a long basketball history and has tremendous basketball programs and fans that support the game,” Canada general manager Rowan Barrett said in a statement. “Hamilton is also home to a number of athletes within our national team programs.”
Along with the Dominican Republic, Canada will meet the US Virgin Islands and Bahamas in Group C of the World Cup qualifying stage.
The 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup is set for the Philippines and Japan from Aug. 25 to Sept. 10, 2023.
CANADA BASKETBALL SUMMER CORE
|Nickeil Alexander-Walker||SG||Utah Jazz||Toronto|
|R.J. Barrett||SG/SF||New York Knicks||Mississauga, Ont.|
|Khem Birch||C||Toronto Raptors||Montreal|
|Oshae Brissett||SF/SG||Indiana Pacers||Toronto|
|Dillon Brooks||SG/SF||Memphis Grizzlies||Mississauga, Ont.|
|Luguentz Dort||SG/SF||Oklahoma City Thunder||Montreal|
|Zach Edey||C||Purdue (NCAA)||Toronto|
|Melvin Ejim||SF/PF||Cedevita Olimpija (Slovenia)||Toronto|
|Shai Gilgeous-Alexander||PG/SG||Oklahoma City Thunder||Hamilton, Ont.|
|Cory Joseph||PG||Detroit Pistons||Toronto|
|Jamal Murray||PG||Denver Nuggets||Kitchener, Ont.|
|Kelly Olynyk||PF/C||Detroit Pistons||Toronto|
|Kevin Pangos||PG||Unattached||Holland Landing, Ont.|
|Dwight Powell||PF/C||Dallas Mavericks||Toronto|