TrueNorth31 wrote:Not much talk about our boys FIBA U19 National Team scheduled to play early in July in Latvia. The French, Yanks and Aussies have all announced their rosters.
I did come across this article about Benny Mathurin though;
"Mathurin and Ballo could play against each other again next month in the FIBA U19 World Cup, since Mathurin is expected to play for Canada and Ballo for Mali. Both players are expected to leave soon for their native countries to prepare for the event."
Most players this age want to use this event as a springboard to being drafted and look for assurances from the coaching staff that they will be a featured player in the program. Certainly Mathurin would be pretty good at this level. So would Josh Primo, but he is unfortunately making the NBA rounds. Ryan Nembhard seems to have committed and hopefully his Monteverde teammate Caleb Houstan a potential lottery pick in the next 2 drafts will be there as well.
I've seen a couple names here in Nova Scotia who have announced that they have been invited VIA the Instagram posts below:
Braeden MacVicar (Wolfville, NS) - Horton High School:
6'9" | F | Class of 2023
He's been a Team Nova Scotia staple, but I believe this is his first time getting an invite to a Team Canada camp.
Keyonte Beals (North Preston, NS) - Vermont Academy:
6'4" | G | Class of 2022
Beals was invited to the U16 Americas camp in 2019, but did not make the final roster.