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Friday / June 22.
  • Barrett, Wigginton, Kigab Headline Canadian U19 Team

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    Class of 2019 star R.J. Barrett, Iowa State-bound guard Lindell Wigginton and Oregon signee Abu Kigab headline the Canadian U19 Men’s National Team for the upcoming FIBA U19 Basketball World Cup 2017

    The 6-foot-7 Barrett, who is being recruited by a Who’s Who of Division 1 programs, is considering reclassifying to 2018 from 2019.

    Several top Canadians are not part of the team, including  Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (Kentucky), who was originally listed as a tryout participant but then pulled out, Emmanuel Akot (Arizona), Nickeil Alexander (Virginia Tech), Ignas Brazdeikis, Oshae Brissett (Syracuse), Luguentz Dort and Simi Shittu.

    “It was a competitive tryout and we’re pleased with how the team is coming together as we prepare to take on the world in Cairo,” said head coach Roy Rana.

    Canada will face Japan, Spain and Mali in the group phase of the tournament, tipping-off against Mali on Canada Day, July 1st, at 9:30 a.m. EST. The full tournament schedule is here.

    The squad will train in Mississauga until June 20th and then travel to France for exhibition play en route to Egypt.

    2017 U19 TEAM

    Bamba Amidou 6’9″ Scarborough, ON Coastal Carolina University Canada Elite
    Barrett RJ 6’7″ Mississauga, ON Montverde Academy Uplay Canada
    *Bennett Khaleem 6’4″ Hamilton, ON Sunrise Christian Academy Uplay Canada
    *Brown Joel 6’3” Brampton, ON Aspire Academy CIA Bounce
    Darling Nathan 6’5″ Sackville, NS University of
    Alabama Birmingham
    Basketball Nova Scotia
    Djuricic Danilo 6’8″ Brampton, ON Harvard University CIA Bounce
    Henry Jordan 5’10” Pickering, ON Pine Ridge SS Canada Elite
    Kigab Abu 6’7″ St. Catharines, ON University of Oregon Uplay Canada
    Kirkwood Noah 6’7″ Kanata, ON Ashbury College Brookwood Elite
    Longpre Anthony 6’9″ L’Assomption, QC Saint Joseph’s University Brookwood Elite
    Miller Emanuel 6’7″ Toronto, ON Bill Crothers SS Uplay Canada
    Oduro Prince 6’8″ Toronto, ON First Love Christian Academy Canada Elite
    Shephard Grant 6’10” Kelowna, BC University of British Columbia Drive/Uplay Canada
    *Wagner James 6’7″ Winnipeg, MB University of Manitoba Basketball Manitoba
    Wigginton Lindell 6’2″ Dartmouth, NS Iowa State University Stackhouse Elite


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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.