Sunday, June 29, 2008
Dalembert heads Canada's roster for Olympics qualifier
Samuel Dalembert of the Philadelphia 76ers and Joel Anthony of the Miami Heat headline Canada's 12-man basketball roster for an Olympic qualifying tournament.
Canadian coach Leo Rautins named his roster Sunday, wrapping up a 10-day training camp.
"We're very excited about this team," Rautins said. "The guys have all been working extremely hard and we're just looking forward to getting things started."
Also on the team are guard Rowan Barrett, who has spent 10 years in the national program, and Tyler Kepkay, a guard for Utah making his national team debut. Rautins' son Andy, a Syracuse guard, recovered from knee surgery to make the squad.
Canada needs a top-three finish in July 14-20 qualifying tournament in Greece to earn an Olympic spot. The Canadians are grouped with Slovenia and South Korea.