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Part I: U19 National Team History
By: Barry Hayes
Updated:
Under-19 Team History
Under-19 Team History
Much discussion has taken place over the explosion of young basketball talent in Canada and the annual anticipation over our youth National Teams. However, there hasn’t been a historical reference to all those that put the Red & White on to represent our country with pride. In the first of a four-part series, HoopStars Canada will give thanks to members of every youth National team in our history.

All Under-19 teams, beginning in 1979, are featured first. Each team competed in the World Championships.

Rosters will feature approximate heights, home province with graduating high school/prep program, and post-secondary playing careers.

Please send any additions or corrections to barryjhayes@hotmail.com.












1979
Host: Brazil
Result: 4-4, 7th Place out of 12
Roster:
Kerry Lichty 6'5", Ontario/Governor Simcoe - Lakehead
Eli Pasquale 6'0", Ontario/Lockerby - Victoria
Shawn Parker 6'5", Nova Scotia/Queen Elizabeth - St. Francis Xavier
Bob Fitzgerald 6'3", Ontario/St. John's - Laurier
Gerald Kazanowski 6'8", British Columbia/Nanaimo - Victoria
Norman Clarke 6'2", Ontario/Oakwood - St. Bonaventure
Rob Latter 6'8", - St. Mary's/Concordia
Greg Wiltjer 6'11", British Columbia/Parkland - North Idaho JuCo/Washington/Victoria
Jon Antonides 7'2", Ontario/Sarnia Central - Michigan
Kelly Dukeshire 6'6", British Columbia/Oak Bay - Victoria
Tom King 6'9", Manitoba/Grant Park - Manitoba
Gary Sherman

Results:
89-81 Philippines
78-76 Uruguay
63-55 Australia
72-91 USSR
80-81 Panama
59-105 USA
71-97 Argentina
108-68 Egypt

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1983
Host: Spain
Result: 1-6, 14th Place out of 14
Roster:
David Turcotte 6'2", Ontario/Lockerby - Colorado State
Byron Tokarchuk 6'8", Saskatchewan/Walter Murray - Saskatchewan
David Kipfer 6'7", Ontario/Cameron Heights - Providence
Phil Ohl 6'4", British Columbia/GP Vanier - Victoria
Joe Ogoms 6'6", Manitoba/Daniel McIntyre - Manitoba
George Papadakos 7'0", Ontario/St. Michael's - Syracuse/Michigan State
Steven Byrne 6'1", Ontario/St. Anne's - Simon Fraser/Windsor
Mark Marter 6'4", British Columbia/Argyle - UBC/Capilano
Gordon Schmidt 6'11", - Eastern Montana JuCo/Weber State/Victoria
David Southward 6'5", Quebec/Lindsay Place - Acadia/John Abbott
John Cleland 6'1", Saskatchewan/Mount Royal - Saskatchewan
John Munro , British Columbia/Mount Douglas - Victoria

Results:
94-104 Argentina
67-62 Dominican Republic
85-92 Yugoslavia
92-100 Uruguay
61-84 Angola
68-98 Australia
74-109 China

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1987 
Host: Italy
Result: 3-3, 6th Place out of 12
Roster:
Geoff McKay 6'4", British Columbia/Penticton '85 - Victoria
Spencer McKay 6'8", British Columbia/Oliver '86 - Victoria
Richard Stewart 6'4", Ontario/Oakwood '87 - St. Joseph's
Tom Johnson 6'3", British Columbia/Parkland '85 - Victoria
John-David Jackson 6'4", British Columbia/Vernon '86 - UBC
Tom Higgins 6'4", Ontario/ - Simon Fraser
Bernard Jackson 6'9", Ontario/St. Michael's '87 - Cornell
Eric Hammond 6'8", Ontario/Cedarbrae '87 - St. Francis (PA)/Guelph
Wade Smith 6'0", Nova Scotia/Queen Elizabeth '85 - St. Francis Xavier
Perry Douglas 6'0", Quebec/Vanier '88 - McGill
Brian Bleich 6'8", Ontario/Governor Simcoe '88 - Niagara/Mohawk/Brock
Mike Clarke 6'8", British Columbia/Kelowna '86 - UBC

Results:
82-88 Germany
65-76 USSR
107-60 Chinese Taipai
83-82 Italy
89-74 Brazil
68-74 Australia

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1991 
Host: Canada (Edmonton, Alberta)
Result: 2-6, 8th Place out of 16
Roster:
Keith Vassell 6'3", Ontario/Mother Teresa '91 - Brandon
Rowan Barrett 6'4", Ontario/West Hill '92 - St. John's
Sean Van Koughnett 6'7", Ontario/Bluevale '90 - Waterloo
Deon George 6'6", Quebec/Vanier '90 - St. Francis (PA)
Sherman Hamilton 6'1", Ontario/Westwood '91 - Florida Tech/VCU
Peter Walcott 6'1", Quebec/Vanier '91 - Florida Tech
John Ryan 6'3", New Brunswick/Sussex Regional '90 - Cape Breton
Will Njoku 6'9", Nova Scotia/Halifax West '90 - St. Mary's
Derek Christiansen 6'6", British Columbia/Sentinel '89 - UBC
Jeff Foreman 6'7", Manitoba/Windsor Park '89 - Winnipeg
Rick Rosu-Myles 6'10", Ontario/North Middlesex '90 - Boston U
Joey Walker 6'5", New Brunswick/Kennebecasis Valley '90 - Acadia

Results:
78-96 Italy
82-81 Uruguay
91-65 Angola
69-86 Brazil
72-97 USA
65-69 Argentina
77-92 Spain

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2007
Host: Serbia
Result: 4-4, 10th Place out of 16
Roster:
Devoe Joseph 6'3", Ontario/Pickering '08 - Minnesota/Oregon
Kai Williams 6'6", Saskatchewan/Campbell '06 - South Dakota State
Boris Bakovic 6'8", Ontario/East York '06 - Ryerson/Calgary
Jon House 6'5", Ontario/Centennial '07 - Belmont
Scott Brittain 6'8", Ontario/Iroquois Ridge '06 - Boston U
Alwayne Bigby 6'4", Ontario/Eastern Commerce '09 - Northeastern/Rhode Island
Cory Joseph 6'1", Ontario/Findlay Prep '10 - Texas
Max Zuyderhoff-Craig 7'0", Quebec/St. Thomas More Prep '07 - Loyola Marymount/Columbia
Maurice Walker 6'9", Ontario/Brewster '10 - Minnesota
Zach Nagtzaam 6'11", Ontario/Southwood '07 - Ohio
Chretien Lukusa 6'2", Ontario/Eastern Commerce '07 - Binghamton
Keaton Cole 5'10", Ontario/Eastern Commerce '08 - Western Carolina

Results:
82-60 Nigeria
58-81 Turkey
70-81 Australia
69-83 Spain
99-83 Korea
87-82 Argentina
94-90 China
75-86 Lithuania

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2009 
Host: New Zealand
Result: 4-5, 7th Place out of 12
Roster:
Mangisto Arop 6'5", Alberta/NEDA '09 - Gonzaga/Indiana State
Cory Joseph 6'3", Ontario/Findlay Prep '10 - Texas
Kelly Olynyk 6'11", British Columbia/South Kamloops '09 - Gonzaga
Tristan Thompson 6'9", Ontario/Findlay Prep '10 - Texas
Marc Trasolini 6'7", British Columbia/Vancouver College '08 - Santa Clara
Jordan Baker 6'7", Alberta/Harry Ainlay '09 - Alberta
Ty Nurse 6'0", British Columbia/NEDA '09 - Midland JuCo/Texas Tech
Rob Gagliardi 6'2", Ontario/Pickering '09 - Durham
Mike Allison 6'7", Ontario/NEDA '09 - Maine
Laurent Rivard 6'5", Quebec/Northfield-Mount Hermon '10 - Harvard
Rob Dewar 6'11", Ontario/NEDA '09 - Alberta
Murphy Burnatowski 6'7", Ontario/NEDA '09 - Maine/Colgate

Results:
77-88 Australia
99-53 Syria
75-82 Spain
77-83 Croatia
108-70 Kazakhstan
67-57 Argentina
73-93 USA (Quarterfinals)
65-67 Purto Rico
82-74 France

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2011
Host: Latvia
Result: 3-5, 11th Place out of 16
Roster:
Dyshawn Pierre 6'6", Ontario/Anderson '12 - Dayton
Kevin Pangos 6'1", Ontario/Dr. John Denison '11 - Gonzaga
Sim Bhullar 7'4", Ontario/Huntington Prep '11 - New Mexico State
Junior Lomomba 6'4", Quebec/Madison Memorial '12 - Cleveland State/Providence/Western Kentucky
Julian Clarke 6'3", Ontario/Oakwood '10 - Santa Clara/Toronto
Olivier Hanlan 6'3", Quebec/New Hampton '12 - Boston College
Phil Scrubb 6'3", British Columbia/Vancouver College '10 - Carleton
Justin Shaver 6'6", Ontario/John McCrae '11 - Carleton/Nipissing
Stefan Jankovic 6'9", Ontario/Huntington Prep '12 - Missouri/Hawaii
Matt Letkeman 6'7", British Columbia/Yale '10 - Calgary
Braxston Bunce 6'11", British Columbia/Kelowna '12 - Cornell
Negus Webster-Chan 6'7", Ontario/Huntington Prep '12 - Missouri/Hawaii

Results:
109-93 Korea
84-88 Croatia
68-111 Lithuania
54-83 USA (Quarterfinals)
91-71 Egypt
73-94 Serbia
96-99 Latvia
84-79 Egypt

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2013 
Host: Czech Republic
Result: 4-5, 6th Place out of 16
Roster:
Tyler Ennis 6'2", Ontario/St. Benedict's Prep '13 - Syracuse
Trey Lyles 6'10", Saskatchewan/Arsenal Tech '14 - Kentucky
Xavier Rathan-Mayes 6'4", Ontario/Huntington Prep '13 - Florida State
Chris Egi 6'8", Ontario/Montverde '14 - Harvard
Duane Notice 6'2", Ontario/St. Thomas More Prep '13 - South Carolina
Joe DeCiman 6'5", Saskatchewan/Dr. Martin LeBoldus '12 - Colorado State
Marko Pirovic 6'7", Ontario/Thornlea '13 - Maine
Denzell Taylor 6'7", Ontario/St. Benedict's Prep '13 - Old Dominion
Kaza Kajami-Keane 6'2", Ontario/Christian Faith Center '12 - Illinois State/Cleveland State/Carleton
Agunwa Okolie 6'8", Ontario/Archbishop Denis O'Connor '12 - Harvard
Manroop Clair 6'0", British Columbia/Huntington Prep '12 - Hawaii/Seattle
MiKyle McIntosh 6'6", Ontario/22 Feet Academy '13 - Illinois State/Oregon

Results:
70-81 Spain
66-79 Croatia
93-75 Korea
76-82 Lithuania
95-57 Iran
78-62 Argentina
67-109 USA (Quarterfinals)
110-100 [3OT] China
68-72 Spain

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2015
Host: Greece
Result: 6-1, 5th Place out of 16
Roster:
Dillon Brooks 6'7", Ontario/Findlay Prep '14 - Oregon
Justin Jackson 6'7", Ontario/Hill Academy '16 - Maryland
Corey Johnson 6'3", Ontario/Vermont Academy '15 - Harvard
Jalen Poyser 6'4", Ontario/Orangeville Prep '15 - UNLV/St. Bonaventure
Jadon Cohee 6'4", British Columbia/Walnut Grove '14 - Seattle/Southern Utah
Chris Egi 6'8", Ontario/Montverde '14 - Harvard
Matt Neufeld 6'11", British Columbia/Sunrise Christian '15 - Saint Louis/California-Davis
Drew Urquhart 6'8", British Columbia/Eastside Catholic '14 - Vermont
Abu Kigab 6'6", Ontario/Prolific Prep '17 - Oregon
Jordan Henry 5'9", Ontario/Pine Ridge '17 - Ryerson
Nevell Provo 6'0", Nova Scotia/Pine Ridge '15 - Loyola (MD)
Brody Clarke 6'8", Ontario/Oakwood '14 - Alberta

Results:
74-71 Australia
93-36 Tunisia
78-54 Italy
100-64 Korea (Round of 16)
71-84 Croatia (Quarterfinals)
66-58 Australia
77-44 Italy

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2017
Host: Egypt
Result: 6-1, 1st Place out of 16
Roster:
RJ Barrett 6'7", Ontario/Montverde '19
Abu Kigab 6'6", Ontario/Prolific Prep '17 - Oregon
Lindell Wigginton 6'2", Nova Scotia/Oak Hill '17 - Iowa State
Danilo Djuricic 6'7", Ontario/St. Michael's '17 - Harvard
Grant Shephard 6'10", British Columbia/Montverde '17 - UBC
Nate Darling 6'4", Nova Scotia/DeMatha '16 - Alabama-Birmingham
Jordan Henry 5'9", Ontario/Pine Ridge '17 - Ryerson
Amidou Bamba 6'8", Ontario/High Point Christian '16 - Coastal Carolina
Noah Kirkwood 6'6", Ontario/Northfield-Mount Hermon '18
Prince Oduro 6'8", Ontario/First Love Christian '17 - Siena
Emanuel Miller 6'7", Ontario/Bill Crothers '19
Anthony Longpre 6'9", Quebec/Glenelg '17 - St. Joseph's

Results:
91-42 Mali
73-78 Spain
100-75 Japan
87-65 Angola (Round of 16)
73-67 France (Quarterfinals)
99-87 USA (Semifinals)
79-60 Italy (Final)