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76ers' Dalembert to play for Canada after gaining citizenship

Updated: August 7, 2007, 8:17 PM ET
Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA -- Samuel Dalembert was sworn in as a Canadian citizen on Tuesday, clearing the way for the Philadelphia 76ers center to join the Canadian national team.

The 6-foot-11 Dalembert, who averaged 10.7 points and 8.9 rebounds for the Sixers last season, moved to Canada as a teenager. He won a Quebec High School championship and played on Quebec's provincial basketball team.

Dalembert, who lived in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, until his early teens, still has ...

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