vs Mexico August 27- Live @ 4pm on The Score (Replay @ 10pm)
vs Virgin Islands August 28th- Live @ 4pm on The Score (Replay @ 10pm)
vs Uruguay August 29th- Live @4pm Replay on The Score (Replay @ 10pm)
vs Puerto Rico August 30th- Live @ 9pm On The Score ( Replay Mon @ 3pm)
This is an important tournament for Canada and for the future of coach Leo Rautins one has to believe. Should Canada not find a way to qualify it would likely mean the end of the line for Leo as coach of the team. Here is the roster he will be counting on to get it done.
|4||Jermaine Anderson*||Guard||6’2||Toronto, ON||Tuebingen (Germany)|
|15||Joel Anthony*||Centre||6’9||Montreal, QC||Miami Heat (NBA)|
|6||Ryan Bell||Guard||6’5||Ottawa, ON||Schalke (Germany)|
|7||Jermaine Bucknor||Forward||6’7||Edmonton, AB||Maurienne (France)|
|11||Aaron Doornekamp*||Forward||6’7||Odessa, ON||Carleton University (CIS)|
|8||Carl English*||Guard||6’5||Patrick’s Cove, NF||Gran Canaria (Spain)|
|9||Olu Famutimi*||Forward||6'6||Toronto, ON||Khimik (Ukraine)|
|14||Levon Kendall*||Forward||6’10||Vancouver, BC||Panionios (Greece)|
|5||Tyler Kepkay*||Guard||5’10||Vancouver, BC||University of Utah (NCAA)|
|13||Kyle Landry||Forward||6'9||Calgary, AB||Mons-Hainaut (Belgium)|
|10||Andy Rautins*||Guard||6’5||Syracuse, NY||Syracuse University (NCAA)|
|12||Jesse Young*||Forward||6’10||Peterborough, ON||Murcia (Spain)|
The * indicates those players were on the 2008 team that tried to qualify for the Olympics in China.
The Dino Blogger will be watching and in fact I am going to live blog the games as well. For now it will be here on the Dino Nation Blog if that changes in terms of venue I will let you know. But if you want to join some basketball fans or you can't get to a T.V and want to follow team Canada you can do so with me here at the Dino Nation Blog.
I will also talk some Canada Basketball this week on DNB Radio. There will be lots of chance to talk Raptors but at least for a few days the Dino Nation Blog is going a different red and white. Go Canada Go!!!