Canada Basketball unveiled a list of 29 players on Tuesday who have been invited to participate in the senior men’s national team training camp for the 2019 FIBA World Cup, but missing from the list will be one of the nation’s most talented hoopers.
Minnesota Timberwolves forward Andrew Wiggins wasn’t included among the list which features NBA rookies R.J. Barrett and Nickeil Alexander-Walker along with NCAA players such as Andrew Nembard, EuroLeaguers like Kevin Pangos and the expected NBA suspects in Jamal Murray, Tristan Thompson and Cory Joseph.
Wiggins hasn’t suited up for Canada since the 2015 FIBA AmeriCup.
A finalized list of training camp invitees will be announced prior to the start of camp, which takes place between Aug. 4-6 at OVO Athletic Centre.
Canada plays exhibition contests against Nigeria at Mattamy Athletic Centre on Aug. 7 and Aug. 9 at Bell MTS Place in Winnipeg before the team leaves the country for some more tune-up games in Australia beginning Aug. 16.
Canada begins its FIBA World Cup on Sept. 1 against Australia. The Canadians also play Lithuania and Senegal in Group H.
The full list of training camp invitees can be seen below:
|Nickeil Alexander-Walker||Guard||Toronto, ON||New Orleans Pelicans|
|R.J. Barrett||Guard||Mississauga, ON||New York Knicks|
|Aaron Best||Guard||Scarborough, ON||Riesen Ludwigsburg (Germany)|
|Khem Birch||Centre||Montreal, QC||Orlando Magic|
|Chris Boucher||Centre||Montreal, QC||Toronto Raptors|
|Oshae Brissett||Forward||Mississauga, ON||Syracuse Orange (NCAA)|
|Dillon Brooks||Forward||Mississauga, ON||Memphis Grizzlies|
|Brandon Clarke||Centre||Vancouver, BC||Memphis Grizzlies|
|Aaron Doornekamp||Forward||Napanee, ON||Valencia Basket (Spain)|
|Luguentz Dort||Guard||Montreal, QC||Oklahoma City Thunder|
|Shai Gilgeous-Alexander||Guard||Hamilton, ON||Oklahoma City Thunder|
|Melvin Ejim||Forward||Toronto, ON||BC UNICS (Russia)|
|Brady Heslip||Guard||Burlington, ON||Istanbul BBSK (Turkey)|
|Cory Joseph||Guard||Toronto, ON||Sacramento Kings|
|Mfiondu Kabengele||Forward||Burlington, ON||Los Angeles Clippers|
|Naz Mitrou-Long||Guard||Mississauga, ON||Salt Lake City Stars (G League)|
|Trey Lyles||Forward||Saskatoon, SK||San Antonio Spurs|
|Jamal Murray||Guard||Kitchener, ON||Denver Nuggets|
|Andrew Nembhard||Guard||Aurora, ON||Florida Gators (NCAA)|
|Kelly Olynyk||Forward||Kamloops, BC||Miami Heat|
|Kevin Pangos||Guard||Newmarket, ON||FC Barcelona Basketball (Spain)|
|Dwight Powell||Forward||Toronto, ON||Dallas Mavericks|
|Phil Scrubb||Guard||Richmond, BC||Zenit Saint Petersburg (Russia)|
|Thomas Scrubb||Forward||Richmond, BC||Openjobmetis Varese (Italy)|
|Marial Shayok||Forward||Ottawa, ON||Philadelphia 76ers|
|Andy Rautins||Guard||Syracuse, NY||Bahcesehir Koleji Istanbul (Turkey)|
|Nik Stauskas||Guard||Mississauga, ON||Cleveland Cavaliers|
|Tristan Thompson||Centre||Brampton, ON||Cleveland Cavaliers|
|Kyle Wiltjer||Forward||Portland, OR||Unicaja Malaga (Spain)|