Still undefeated in Group C, after the third qualifying window for the 2023 World Cup, which was held at the beginning of July, the Canadian team will find their way back to the FIBA courts with the same group in the coming days. This time for the fourth window, which counts as the start of the second round.
Switched to Group E for this second phase, the men of Nick Nurse have two matches on the program: Argentina on August 25, in Victoria, then Panama, on August 29, in Panama City. Before playing these matches, Canada will quickly prepare, since a mini training camp is planned on the campus of the University of Victoria, from August 22 to 24.
A camp in which five NBAers will participate, who are not in Nick Nurse’s group of 15, but who will support the selection during these two days. Thereby, RJ Barrett, Jamal Murray, Dillon Brooks, Lu sleeps and Khem Birsh will serve as sparring partners to Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and his teammates.
The group of 15: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Nickeil Alexander-Walker, Trae Bell-Haynes, Oshae Brissett, Zach Edey, Melvin Ejim, Cory Joseph, Kelly Olynyk, Kevin Pangos, Dwight Powell, Kassius Robertson, Phil Scrubb, Thomas Scrubb, Kyle Wiltjer and Kalif Young .