Canadian Men’s National Team Eliminated from FIBA AmeriCup
Being led by the likes of Joel Anthony proved to be a little to costly for the Canadians as the men’s national team bowed out of the 2017 FIBA AmeriCup.
Following a loss at the hands of the Argentinians, Team Canada fell to a 1-2 record, failing to advance to the semifinals. The team’s lone win came against the Venezuelans, a game in which Team Canada closed the deal by a score of 75-66.
With a lack of star power at this summer’s event, the Canadians showcased young, up-and-coming stars like Dylan Ennis and Dillon Brooks, as well as Florida State Seminoles star Xavier Rathan-Mayes, who finished Canada’s final game with 22-points and eight boards.
“Watching our young players get better everyday and watching a group that really began to understand how much we have to fight in every game to win.” Said National Team head coach Roy Rana. “These games are about passion as much as they are about tactics and strategy. I think we got better and better and it’s been nothing but a positive experience here.”
Next up for the Canadians, the national team will attempt to qualify for next year’s FIBA Basketball World Cup in November.