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Jamal Murray, Chris Egi, Marial Shayok, Montaque Caeser-Gill Highlight Canada’s 2013 Nike Global Challenge Roster



Washington, D.C – (BasketballBuzz) – The Nike Global Challenge has proved itself as valuable stop for some the Top prospects to showcase their skills in front of Global Audience. Canada’s top prospects have used the platform to elevate their game and eventually making their way to NBA. Names like Andrew Wiggins, Anthony Bennett, Trey Lyles, have come and gone thought the Global Challenge, which features a total of 8-teams, four international teams (Canada, Brazil, France, Pan-Africa) and four USA  (West, MidWest, South, East.)

Canada’s top prospects have represented Canada well at the event and they are coming off a hard-fought 100-86 loss at the hands of USA MidWest in the 2012 Championship game. Furthermore, Canadians have had a appetite for snagging MVP honors, since its start in 2007 five Canadians have been named International MVP, with Andrew Wiggins taking the crown a twice. Additional twelve Canadians have also craved their names on the International All-Tournament Team.

The 2013 roster is highlighted by two returnees from last year’s roster, in Ottawa area natives Marial Shayok, and Zevin Zabo. Canadian Junior National Team Member Chris Egi and 2013 Jordan Brand International game MVP Jamal Murray will also look to make a splash at this years event.

2013 Canada Global Challenge Roster

Point Guards
Kevin Zabo – (6’2, Gatineau, Quebec)
Jamal Murray – (6’4, Kitchener, Ontario)
Jalen Poyser – (6’4, Brampton, Ontario)

Marial Shayok – (6’6, Ottawa, Ontario)
Montaque Caeser-Gill – (6’6, Vaughan, Ontario)
Dillon Brooks – (6’6, Mississauga, Ontario)
Tyrell Bellot-Green – (6’6, Mississauga, Ontario)

Chris Egi – (6’8, Markham, Ontario)
Jabari Craig – (6’11, Scarborough, Ontario)
Link Kabadyundi – (7’1, Montreal, Quebec

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Head Coach
Tony McIntyre – (CIA Bounce)

Assistant Coaches
Roy Rana – (Ryerson University)
Vidal Massiah – (Northern Kings)

Past Canadians Who Won International MVP at the Global Challenge
Tristan Thompson (International MVP)

Khem Birch (International MVP)

Andrew Wiggins (International MVP)

Andrew Wiggins & Trey Lyles (International MVP)

Past Canadians Been Selected To The International All-Tournament Team at the Global Challenge

Marc Trasonlini
Kyle Johnson

Alwayne Bigby

Tristan Thompson (MVP)
Mangisto Arop
Myck Kabongo

Khem Birch (MVP)
Kyle Wiltjer

Andrew Wiggins (MVP)
Anthony Bennett

Andrew Wiggins (Co-MVP)
Trey Lyles (Co-MVP)

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