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Thompson, Joseph + Ennis headline Canada’s 2016 Olympic Qualifying Roster

Canada’s Senior Men’s National Team (SMNT) announced it’s final roster of players and coaching staff which will compete at the 2016 FIBA Olympic Qualifier. Headlined by childhood, lifelong friends and NBA Champions Tristan Thompson (Cleveland Cavaliers) and Cory Joseph (Toronto Raptors) alongside Tyler Ennis (Milwakee Bucks), Team Canada features a talented but short-handed squad who is without the services of Andrew Wiggins (Minnesota Timberwolves), Kelly Onlynk (Boston Celtics), Andrew Nicholson (Washington Wizards), Nik Stauskas (Philadelphia 76ers) and Trey Lyles (Utah Jazz)

Canada looking to end its 16-year Olympic basketball drought went well 4-1 in exhubiton play leading up to the “Thrills in Manilla” scoring key wins over Italy, Croatia.

NAME

#

POSITION

HEIGHT

HOMETOWN

TEAM/SCHOOL

Shai Alexander

5

G

6'4

Hamilton, ON

Hamilton Heights Christian Academy

Joel Anthony

15

F

6'9

Montreal, QC

Detroit Pistons

Anthony Bennett

10

F

6'8

Toronto, ON

Toronto Raptors*

Khem Birch

9

F

6'9

Montreal, QC

Olympiakos

Melvin Ejim

7

F

6'6

Toronto, ON

Reyer Venezia

Tyler Ennis

11

G

6'2

Brampton, ON

Milwaukee Bucks

Brady Heslip

12

G

6'2

Burlington, ON

Pallacanestro Cantu*

Cory Joseph

6

G

6'3

Pickering, ON

Toronto Raptors

Levon Kendall    

14

F

6'10

Vancouver, BC

Movistar Estudiantes*

Philip Scrubb

4

G

6'3

Richmond, BC

Fraport Skyliners

Thomas Scrubb

8

G

6'6

Richmond, BC

Giessen 46ers

Tristan Thompson

13

C

6'9

Brampton, ON

Cleveland Cavaliers

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