ESPN ranks Canada as the likely #4 in the Tournament, which is exactly where they need to finish to make it to the World Cup in Spain next year.
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Canada just been buried by the refs in the 4th quarter. At least Nicholson had great game tonight.
Solid games from Thompson and Nicholson.
Not having watched the game, but looking at the boxscore, Canada wasn't taking and making its 3 point shots. We need Heslip and Joseph to have decent shooting games, so were not reliant on Thompson and Nicholson to carry us. I hope we can finish 4th in the tournament.
anyone know where i can download the Fiba games. I missed the first two vs Jamaica and Brazil
They played Puerto Rico also.
Canada is looking strong in the Fiba Americas. I think we're the 3rd best team and could win it all the way we've been playing lately. Seems like Corey Joseph has found his groove and is playing awesome. We just demolished Brazil, Uruguay, and Jamaica, and barely lost to Puerto Rico on a late collapse. I like our chances in the 2nd round.
Levon Kendall, and Tristan Thompson have been dominating on the boards. Andrew Nicholson has been scoring inside and out.
So if we Qualify for the official summer Olympics next year can Bennett and Wiggins be a part of that team or no? I'm not too familiar with how Fiba works since i don't usually get a chance to watch it much.
Summer Olympics are 2016, next summer is FIBA worlds. But yes, you can declare your roster for each tournament. Most of the strong teams like Argentina and Brazil are okay with their stars skipping a tournament like the Americas, because they can include them in the big tournament the following summer (and because their ranking gives them an excellent shot at a wildcard berth even if they miss qualifying).
So for Canada, if the make the worlds, they'll have another selection camp next summer.
Canada just crushed Mexico today, all but guaranteeing a top 4 finish as Mexico was our main competition for the 3rd-4th spot.
Final Score 89-67.
Corey Joseph had another amazing game and is really emerging in this tournament (17pts, 8reb, 6ast). Thompson and Nicholson were also solid, and we got great contributions from non-NBA'ers Rautins (19pts, 4-6 3pt) and Heslip (21pts, 5-8 3pt). Our guard play worried me in the warmup games but the guards have looked great in the actual tournament.
Next up is Venezuela tomorrow, another team which could potentially place top 4, so if we crush them as well then I give us a great shot of winning the whole thing.
Thanks for these updates Primer!!
Am I reading the standings correctly..?
If Canada wins against Venezuala tonight, and Puerto Rico loses to Dominican Republic; then Canada is in First Place?? Or tied for First anyway?