Canada Qualifies For 2018 FIBA U17 Basketball World Cup

Canada’s U16 Men’s National Team finished 2nd at the 2017 FIBA U16 Americas Championship, taking home the silver medal after a 111-60 loss to the United States. Luka Sakota (Etobicoke, ON) scored a team-high 17 points, while Cashius McNeilly (Scarborough, ON) and Shemar Rathan-Mayes (Toronto, ON) added 15 and 14 points, respectively.

“Obviously a disappointing ending, but overall I’m really proud of the group. For them to qualify for the worlds and get a silver medal is still a great accomplishment and we look forward to next year.” – Craig Beaucamp, Head Coach

Cashius McNeilly, Shemar Rathan-Mayes, Malachi Ndur, Benjamin Krikke and Charles Bediako started for Canada
With the result, Canada qualifies for the 2018 FIBA U17 Basketball World Cup.