Canada Expects Wiggins, Ennis, Bennett to Play in 2015 Olympic Qualifying; Targeting Gold in 2020
NEW YORK –– Canadian men’s national team coach Jay Triano expects Andrew Wiggins, Tyler Ennis, Anthony Bennett and the country’s talented young core of basketball players to compete in Olympic qualifying in 2015.
But he says the big payoff with this group might not come until the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
“The future’s going to be great,” Triano, an assistant with the Portland Trail Blazers, told SheridanHoops.com on Wednesday following a 94-90 win over the Knicks at Madison Square Garden. ”But it’s not going to happen overnight. It’s not going to happen at the next Olympics, it might be the following Olympics.”
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