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Former Zags Olynyk, Sacre Make Canadian National Team

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Kelly Olynyk and Robert Sacre both were named to the Canadian National Team. Kelly Olynyk and Robert Sacre both were named to the Canadian National Team.

Canada Basketball Release

TORONTO, ON (August 20) - The Canadian Men's National Team has announced the 13 athletes, who will attend the Tuto Marchand Continental Cup exhibition tournament in Puerto Rico from August 23-26, ahead of the 2015 FIBA Americas Men's Championship in Mexico City.

"We've had an intense camp and we’re looking forward to transitioning into game play," said Jay Triano, Head Coach. "Tuto Marchand will give us an opportunity to play against some of our key competition prior to the Olympic qualifier."

Triano will be joined by Assistants Dave Smart (Ottawa, ON), David Vanterpool (Washington, DC) and Bryan Gates (New Orleans, LA).

Team Canada will take on Argentina, Brazil, Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico in the 5-team exhibition tournament. Click here for full schedule.

Following the exhibition tournament, the Men's National Team will announce the final 12 players who will represent Canada at the FIBA Americas, where the 1st and 2nd place teams will qualify for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Fans can watch the exhibition tournament at LiveBasketball.TV

The 2015 FIBA Americas Championship takes place in Mexico City, Mexico from August 31-September 12.

2015 TUTO MARCHAND ROSTER

NAME

POSITION

HEIGHT

HOMETOWN

CURRENT TEAM/CLUB

Bennett, Anthony

F

6'8

Brampton, ON

Minnesota Timberwolves (NBA)

Doornekamp, Aaron

F

6'7

Odessa, ON

Braunschweig (Germany)

Ejim, Melvin

F

6'6

Toronto, ON

Orlando Magic (NBA)

Hanlan, Olivier

G

6'4

Aylmer, QC

BC Zalgiris (Lithuania)

Heslip, Brady

G

6'2

Burlington, ON

 Pallacanestro Cantu (Italy)

Joseph, Cory

PG

6'3

Pickering, ON

Toronto Raptors (NBA)

Nicholson, Andrew

F

6'9

Mississauga, ON

Orlando Magic (NBA)

Olynyk, Kelly

C

7'0

Kamloops, BC

Boston Celtics (NBA)

Powell, Dwight

F

6'9

Toronto, ON

Dallas Mavericks (NBA)

Sacre, Robert

C

7'0

Vancouver, BC

Los Angeles Lakers (NBA)

Scrubb, Phil

G

6'3

Richmond, BC

AEK Athens (Greece)

Stauskas, Nik

SG

6'6

Mississauga, ON

Philadelphia 76ers (NBA)

Wiggins, Andrew

F

6'8

Vaughan, ON

Minnesota Timberwolves (NBA)

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