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Young Kia Nurse a bright star for Canadian basketball
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Talking to a well-spoken Kia Nurse, you may forget she's just 17 years old. Watching her play point guard for Canada the past few games at the FIBA Americas women's tournament in Mexico can do the same. With the retirement of longtime Team Canada floor general Teresa Gabriele after last year's London Olympics, the job of point guard has fallen into the very young, but increasingly capable hands... [Read More]

Cuba's Women's Team wins 2013 FIBA Americas Basketball Tournament
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In an excellent demonstration of teamwork, Cuba women's team beat Canada 79-71 thus winning the FIBA Americas basketball tournament, which ended in Xalapa, Mexico. This is the third time Cuba wins this type of tourney. The previous titles were achieved in 1999 and 2005. Cuba, Canada and Brazil, in that order, topped the final standings and also reached the ticket to the World Championships in... [Read More]

Will Canada and Andrew Wiggins get wild card to 2014 World Cup?
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Andrew Wiggins will not be taking his talents to Spain next summer. Unless … Well, first things first. Canada, which should have a team that can compete for a medal (maybe even gold?) by the time the Tokyo Olympics roll around in 2020 (Wiggins, Anthony Bennett, Kelly Olynyk, Andrew Nicholson, Cory Joseph; Tristan Thompson, all in their primes) failed to qualify for the 2014 World Cup by losi... [Read More]

Canada's Andrew Nicholson shines at 2013 FIBA Americas
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Minus the foul trouble and some late meltdowns Nicholson shined at the 2013 FIBA Americas. A poor weekend showing eliminated Canada from the 2013 FIBA Americas, meaning it didn't qualify for the 2014 World Cup, but the Magic power forward played brilliantly. [Read More]

Hot shooting Venezuela cools down Canada at 2014 FIBA World Qualifier
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Caracas, Venezuela - (BasketballBuzz) - Cory Joseph and Tristan Thompson sparked a late 13-0 run that fell just short as a hot shooting Venezuela hung on to defeat Canada 64-59 at the 2013 FIBA Americas Championships. Canada trailing by a game-high 14 points in the late stages and struggling to find points, the Canadian defense locked in by holding the host scoreless for over a key five minute ... [Read More]

Decisive Defensive Effort & Timely Three-Point Shooting Pushes Canada Past Mexico 89-67 At 2013 FIBA Americas Championships
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Caracas, Venezuela - (BasketballBuzz) - In a decisive fourth quarter, Canada's team defense limited Mexico to just nine points to break open a two-point game after three-quarters as Canada blasted Mexico 89-67 to improve to 3-1 in the second round of the 2013 FIBA Americas Championships. Brady Heslip (Burlington, Ont.) came off the bench to spark Canada's offense with a team high 21 points and... [Read More]

Luis Scola, Argentina's golden age holdover eyes winning last chapters
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Luis Scola leads Argentina's national squad with the deportment of a man displaying a renewed sense of energy. The new Indiana Pacers forward's exit from Phoenix meant a cylinder of oxygen for the veteran, so much weight off the back of the 33-year-old big man. And after a season in Arizona, the ex-Houston Rocket never imagined that the final stretch of his career would be on an Indiana roster ... [Read More]

Pickering's Cory Joseph shining for Canada at 2013 FIBA Americas
Image of Pickering's Cory Joseph shining for Canada at 2013 FIBA Americas
Another victory to close the opening round-robin portion of the FIBA Americas would ensure Canada enters the next phase 2-1 and would enhance the odds of advancing further. Victories against teams previously eliminated do not carry forward. The squad has been able to come together and play well quicker than most anticipated. That’s largely been because of how good Pickering’s Cory Joseph has... [Read More]

Cory Joseph Excited About Canada's Chances At 2013 FIBA Americas
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"I've learned a lot since I've been playing for the Spurs. Being in a franchise like that helps you grow as a player but also grow as a leader.I know that I can bring a lot of things to the national team and I’ll give everything for my country on the court," he explained. Capped for the first time with the senior national team in 2011, Joseph takes his attachment to the national team very serio... [Read More]

Canada Outlasts Puerto Rico To Claim Bronze Medal At 2013 FIBA Americas U16 Championships
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Maldonado, Argentina - (BasketballBuzz) - Canada's Cadet Men's National Team rebounded from a heartbreaking loss in the Semi-finals and defeated Puerto Rico 62-50 to win the Bronze Medal at the 2013 FIBA Americas U16 Championships. Unlike the previous game against Argentina, three Canadians reached double-figures, once again led by Jamal Murray's 15 points and three rebounds and four steals. Ko... [Read More]

Canada's U16 Team Loses Heartbreaking OT Semi-Final To Argentina At 2013 FIBA Americas
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Maldonado, Argentina - (BasketballBuzz) - Canada's Cadet Men's National Team (CMNT) fought hard but couldn't contain a much physical and stronger Argentina team and dropped a heartbreaking 65-64 overtime semi-final decision at the 2013 FIBA Americas U16 Championships. Jamal Murray did all he could to try and put the Canadians in the Gold medal game with a game-high 27 points (11 in the third-q... [Read More]

Canada's U16 Men Route Uruguay, Win Group B At 2013 FIBA Americas; Qualify For 2014 U17 Worlds
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Maldonado, Uruguay - (BasketballBuzz) - Canada's U16 National Men's team easily defeated host nation Uruguay 75-53 to improve to 3-0 and win group B at the 2013 FIBA Americas championships. The victory also qualifies Canada for 2014 FIBA U17 World Championships, location still to be determined. Jamal Murray (Kitchener, ON) once again paced the young Canadians with a game-high 17 points and n... [Read More]

Jamal Murray`s 24 Points Carries Canada Past Puerto Rico At 2013 FIBA Americas U16 Championship
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Uruguay - BasketballBuzz - Kitchener, ON native Jamal Murray continues to make a name for himself. Murray's 24 points, seven rebounds including four-three pointers led Canada's U16 Men's National team past Puerto Rico 76-63 in the opening game of the 2013 FIBA Americas taking place in Uruguay. Murray broke out on the international scene by capturing MVP honors at the 2013 Jordan Brand Classi... [Read More]