Elite Performance Academy basketball star Corey Johnson has been named to Canada's Junior Men's National Team (JMNT)!
Corey's selection process began May 22 with an open ID Camp in Toronto, after which he was selected to continue to a 2nd camp that same week. From there, he was selected as one of only 21 players to attend the JMNT National Team Camp during the week of June 6th. After a week of competition with Canada's best U18 talent, Corey's performance led to him being named one of the 12 members of Canada's Junior National Team.
The team heads immediately to Colorado Springs for training, before competing in the 2014 U18 FIBA Americas Championship starting on June 20.
Corey is the only member of Team Canada from Ottawa. He has attracted multiple scholarship offers for next year, from universities and prep schools in both Canada and the US.
Huge Congrats Corey!
Basketball Canada Press Release
JUNIOR MEN’S 2014 NATIONAL TEAM ANNOUNCED
Canada will compete in the U18 FIBA Americas Championship
July 13, 2014
Toronto, Ont. – Canada Basketball is pleased to announce the Junior Men’s National Team (JMNT) roster that will represent Team Canada at the FIBA Americas U18 Championship for Men in Colorado Springs.
“We’re pleased with the progress the team has made over the course of the training camp,” said head coach Roy Rana. “These athletes have shown outstanding work ethic and commitment to the team to solidify their spots on our final roster.”
Canada will begin group play in the FIBA Americas U18 Championship on Friday, June 20 against Brazil.
“For many of these athletes, this is their first time representing Canada in international competition,” said Rowan Barrett, Executive Vice President/Assistant General Manager, Men’s High Performance. “This will be a tremendous opportunity for growth and development, with the goal of qualifying for the 2015 U19 World Championships in Greece.”
2014 FIBA Americas U18 Championship – Preliminary Round Schedule
Date Opponent Time (ET) Friday, June 20 Brazil 11:00 Saturday, June 21 Dominican Republic 9:00 Sunday, June 22 Puerto Rico 9:00
For more information on the FIBA Americas U18 Championships, please visit: http://www.fibaamericas.com/
2014 Junior Men’s National Team Roster
# Name Position Height Hometown 4 Munis Tutu Guard 6’0 Windsor, ON 5 Drew Urquhart Forward 6’8 Vancouver, BC 6 Ben Miller Guard 6’2 Winnipeg, MB 7 Montaque Gill-Caeser Guard 6’6 Vaughan, ON 8 Stefan Duric Guard 6’4 Burlington, ON 9 Dillon Brooks Forward 6’7 Mississauga, ON 10 Nevell Provo Guard 6’0 North Preston, NS 11 Corey Johnson Guard 6’5 Ottawa, ON 12 Tristan Etienne Centre 6’9 Abbotsford, BC 13 Chris Egi Forward 6’9 Markham, ON 14 Biniam Ghebrekidan Centre 6’9 Gatineau, QC 15 Jonah Fogg Centre 6’10 Sault Ste. Marie, ON Alternate Jadon Cohee Guard 6’4 Langley, BC Alternate Jalen Poyser Guard 6’4 Mississauga, ON Alternate Jamar Ergas Guard 6’3 Toronto, ON Alternate Matt Neufeld Centre 6’10 Victoria, BC
2014 Junior Men’s National Team Staff
Name Position Roy Rana Head Coach Scott Morrison Assistant Coach Kirby Schepp Assistant Coach Krisjon Vargas Athletic Therapist James DePoe Team Manager Wes Clayden Doctor