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2022-23 Canadians in the NBA (L-R) - Chris Boucher, Kelly Olynyk, Andrew Wiggins, Jamal Murray, RJ Barrett, Brandon Clarke, Khem Birch, Luguentz Dort, Caleb Houstan, Shaedon Sharpe, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Dillon Brooks, Cory Joseph, Joshua Primo, Mfiondu Kabengele, Dwight Powell, Bennedict Mathurin, Trey Lyles, Nickeil Alexander-Walker, Andrew Nembhard, Chris Duarte, Oshae Brissett, Dalano Banton, Eugene Omoruyi
2022-23 Canadians in the NBA (L-R) - Chris Boucher, Kelly Olynyk, Andrew Wiggins, Jamal Murray, RJ Barrett, Brandon Clarke, Khem Birch, Luguentz Dort, Caleb Houstan, Shaedon Sharpe, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Dillon Brooks, Cory Joseph, Joshua Primo, Mfiondu Kabengele, Dwight Powell, Bennedict Mathurin, Trey Lyles, Nickeil Alexander-Walker, Andrew Nembhard, Chris Duarte, Oshae Brissett, Dalano Banton, Eugene Omoruyi
2022-23 Canadians in the NBA (L-R) - Chris Boucher, Kelly Olynyk, Andrew Wiggins, Jamal Murray, RJ Barrett, Brandon Clarke, Khem Birch, Luguentz Dort, Caleb Houstan, Shaedon Sharpe, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Dillon Brooks, Cory Joseph, Joshua Primo, Mfiondu Kabengele, Dwight Powell, Bennedict Mathurin, Trey Lyles, Nickeil Alexander-Walker, Andrew Nembhard, Chris Duarte, Oshae Brissett, Dalano Banton, Eugene Omoruyi - Photo/Illustrations: Edilson J. Silva/BasketballBuzz

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2022-23 Canadian NBA Stats Tracker

The golden state era of Canadian basketball is here. A record 24 players are on opening day rosters. Follow all the action, stay on top of the stats and insights with the 2022-23 BasketballBuzz Canadian NBA stats tracker.

The history of Canadians in the National Basketball Association (NBA) dates back to November 1, 1946. Italian-Canadian Hank Biasatti became the first international player to play in the Basketball Association of America (BAA).

Three years later, the BAA scooped-up the competition and rebranded to become the NBA that we all love and gracefully enjoy today.

Biasatti, a five-foot-eleven Windsor, Ontario dual sports star and the only Canadian to play professionally in the NBA and Major League Baseball (MLB) was one of six Canadians invited to tryout for the inaugural training camp of the Toronto Huskies.

The Assumption College standout beat out the competition and became the first Canadian player selected to the Huskies opening day roster. As a substitute, in front of 7200 fans, Biasatti made history when he entered the BBA’s inaugural game between the Toronto Huskies and the New York Knickerbockers at the Maple Leaf Gardens.

Seventy-six (76) years later, it is hard to phantom just how quickly the game of basketball has grown and evolved across Canada. Since then, a total of sixty-five (65) Canadians have been drafted into the NBA, by far the most by any country outside the United States.

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Today, It’s almost impossible to watch an NBA game that doesn’t feature one or multiple Canadian basketball players.

Further, illustrating the continuous growth and yet another reminder that we are indeed living in the golden state era of Canadian basketball. A total of twenty-nine (28 + Simisola Shittu) Canadian players participated in NBA training camps, leading to a record-high twenty-four (24) names officially earning a roster spot on opening day of the 2022-23 NBA season.

Record 24 Canadians on 2022-23 NBA opening day rosters

The twenty-four players, surpasses the previous mark of 23, set during the 2021-22 season and represents a staggering 38.0% percent of the total (63) Canadian players that have ever played in the NBA since the inaugural 1946-47 BBA season.

A far distant memory, from the six invites to the Huskies’ 1946 tryout and the thirty-five (35) players that were drafted and the nineteen (19) that played in the BBA/NBA from 1947 to 2010.

Beginning with Andy Rautins in 2010, Canada has produced 29 NBA Draft picks, twenty (20) first and nine (9) second-round selections to date, including four active undrafted players.

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Supplemented by the best incoming Canadian NBA rookie class of all-time, the 2022-23 NBA season is expected to be one for the history books.

High-flying rookies Bennedict Mathurin and Shaedon Sharpe, floor general Andrew Nembhard and sharp-shooter Caleb Houstan join an experienced core of Canadians in the NBA.

Veteran point guard Cory Joseph will play in his eleventh (11) season in the league. The 31-year-old trails only Steve Nash (18), Rick Fox (13), Bill Wennington (13), Samuel Dalembert (13) and Jamaal Magloire (12) for most seasons played by a Canadian basketball player.

Not far behind is six-foot-eleven Kelly Olynyk who enters his ninth (9th) season in the league. The Kamloops, BC hoops star has found his stride in recent years and is poised to play a key role for the rebuilding Utah Jazz.

As per the previous, not one, but last two seasons, we continue to do the heavy lifting by make it easier for basketball fans to stay connected to all the action with our industry leading NBA stats trackers and interactive charts.

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Back for its third season, the 2022-23 BasketballBuzz Canadian NBA stats tracker is packed with all the stats you need, we offer per game, advanced and total game statistics for all NBA Canadian players.

We’ve made lots of of improvements, the first and most important one is related to speed. We have managed to make all of our stats trackers faster and more responsive.

Additionally, we’ve sprinkled a nice visual touch by adding player headshots to make it easier on the eye.

Lastly, we have also added average and total columns to show the cumulative average and totals of all the combined players.

We are always looking for ways to improve. Feel free to drop a comment and let us know how you are using the stats tracker and if you approve of the improvements.

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2022-23 Canadian NBA Stats Tracker – Per Game

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