Canada Basketball announces invites for Men’s FIBA training camp

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On Thursday morning, Canada Basketball officially released the 21 players invited to tryout as part of the Senior Men’s National Team for the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament.

The list includes:

  • Kyle Alexander
  • Nickeil Alexander-Walker
  • RJ Barrett
  • Trae Bell-Haynes
  • Anthony Bennett
  • Khem Birch
  • Oshae Brissett
  • Dillon Brooks
  • Brandon Clarke
  • Aaron Doornekamp
  • Luguentz Dort
  • Melvin Ejim
  • Cory Joseph
  • Trey Lyles
  • Mychal Mulder
  • Andrew Nembhard
  • Andrew Nicholson
  • Kelly Olynyk
  • Dwight Powell
  • Tristan Thompson
  • Andrew Wiggins

Training camp begins June 16 and ends on June 24.

Barrett, Brooks, Clarke, Powell, and Thompson are currently playing with their respective teams in the first round of the NBA playoffs.

Notable Canadians like Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (torn plantar fascia) and Jamal Murray (torn ACL) missed out due to injuries but surely would have assisted the men in their efforts during the qualifier.

Chris Boucher will not play to recover from injury:

The players selected after the qualifier will go on to compete for the Men’s National Team in Victoria, B.C., as they continue to prove themselves in hopes of helping Canada earn a spot in the Tokyo Olympic Games.

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