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    The 29th Summer Universiade (World University Games) will be held from August 19-30, 2017, in Taipei (TPE).

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    In Men's Basketball tournament Purdue Boilermakers will represent USA, repeating the 2015 WUG choice, when Kansas Jayhawks represented USA and eventually won the gold.
    http://www.purduesports.com/sports/m...053116aaa.html

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    USA Basketball won't send any team to women's tournament either, and University of Maryland will represent USA at Taipei WUG.
    http://www.umterps.com/ViewArticle.d...CLID=211160622

    It's a strange decision, as USA had no problems in assembling good women national teams at least in the last four WUG editions, always taking gold. Maybe the late schedule of the event (19-30 Aug) or the relationships USA Basketball/US-IUSF have played a role in this. Unfortunately, a big gap is growing between Senior and youth national teams (up to U19), with college players almost disappearing from international competition.

    USA women at WUG were previously represented by UNC Charlotte in 2007 and by a Big 12 Conference all-star team in 2003, both finishing 6th.

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    Team sports draw.

    Australia, Lithuania and Russia are in the same group in both men's and women's basketball tournaments.

    Lithuania men and women prelim rosters:
    http://www.musukrepsinis.lt/naujieno...iu-kandidatus/

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    Quote Originally Posted by carlo View Post
    Team sports draw.

    Australia, Lithuania and Russia are in the same group in both men's and women's basketball tournaments.

    Lithuania men and women prelim rosters:
    http://www.musukrepsinis.lt/naujieno...iu-kandidatus/
    Pretty excited to get to watch this tournament, does anyone know much about it?
    I know purdue is representing USA and I've see Taiwan's team but know little else

    Any other squads to watch out for? NBA prospects? Anyone know who will represent Canada?
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    Germany men's prelim roster:

    Mahir Agva,
    Ismet Akpinar,
    Robin Amaize,
    Besnik Bekteshi,
    Niklas Geske,
    Till Gloger,
    Jonas Grof,
    Stephan Haukohl,
    Stefan Ilzhöfer,
    Bazoumana Kone,
    Dominic Lockhart,
    Malik Müller,
    Andreas Obst,
    Johannes Richter,
    Sid-Marlon Theis,
    Johannes Thiemann,
    Maximilian Ugrai,
    Jan Niklas Wimberg

    Geske, Haukohl and Thiemann were members of the 2015 WUG team that earned silver.

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    University of Maryland, set to represent USA women, has substantially weakened after completing the past NCAA season with a good 32-3 record.

    Besides losing graduated stars Brionna Jones and Shatori Walker-Kimbrough to the pros as expected, Maryland was affected by several offseason transfers of promising young players, WBCA national freshman of the year Destiny Slocum, soph Kiah Gillespie and back up center Jenna Staiti. This leaves a big hole in the available roster and Terps will maybe need some reinforcement from other colleges.

    This is Terps' current players roster:
    http://www.umterps.com/SportSelect.d...9&SPSID=716398

    Nine athletes, deducting Greek player Christinaki, it's rather a depleted line-up.

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    Australia women's team named:

    Keely Froling, Fw, 6-2, born 1996 (University of Canberra)
    Darcee Garbin, Fw, 6-2, 1994 (James Cook University)
    Megan McKay, Fw, 6-3, 1997 (Saint Mary’s College 2019)
    Vanessa Panousis, G, 5-7, 1995 (Virginia Tech 2017)
    Lauren Scherf, F/C, 6-5, 1996 (Melbourne University)
    Alex Sharp, G, 6-0, 1997 (Wake Forest 2020)
    Alanna Smith, Fw, 6-3, 1996 (Stanford 2019)
    Tahlia Tupaea, G, 5-9, 1997 (Sydney Uni Flames)
    Carli Turner, G, 6-0, 1995 (Saint Mary’s College 2018)
    Kristy Wallace, G, 5-11, 1995 (Baylor 2018)
    Abigail Wehrung, G, 5-10, 1995 (University of Canberra)
    Alex Wilson, G, 5-9, 1994 (NSW TAFE)

    It's a mix of US-college and domestic league players. Tupaea was drafted this year with #36 by Minnesota Lynx.

    http://basketball.net.au/2017-womens...eam-announced/
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    Quote Originally Posted by locdogjr View Post
    Pretty excited to get to watch this tournament, does anyone know much about it?
    I know purdue is representing USA and I've see Taiwan's team but know little else

    Any other squads to watch out for? NBA prospects? Anyone know who will represent Canada?
    Re: Canada. Although 2013 saw Canada use a very solid roster of many of our better NCAA players (plus the Scrubbs) which beat the USA, 2015 was a disappointment with an "All CIS" team of relatively no-names.
    The quietness of the roster this year tells me they are still scrambling an will likely be a low profile, low caliber CIS team.

    I am more concerned with the u19 Worlds and whether we will be able to rally our best players for that. Like the US, once they are off to the NCAAs it is hard to get players to rep Canada on the World stage. The NCAA and the coaches are not that supportive of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mojo13 View Post
    Re: Canada. Although 2013 saw Canada use a very solid roster of many of our better NCAA players (plus the Scrubbs) which beat the USA, 2015 was a disappointment with an "All CIS" team of relatively no-names.
    The quietness of the roster this year tells me they are still scrambling an will likely be a low profile, low caliber CIS team.

    I am more concerned with the u19 Worlds and whether we will be able to rally our best players for that. Like the US, once they are off to the NCAAs it is hard to get players to rep Canada on the World stage. The NCAA and the coaches are not that supportive of it.
    I'm definitely more concerned with how our u19 team does, but since the World Uni Games is happening up the road from me and i can go quite easily, it'd be great if Canada sent a competent team at least!
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    Australia men's team named:

    Kyle Adnam, Deakin University
    Emmett Naar, St Mary’s College (USA)
    Dejan Vasiljevic, University of Miami (USA)
    Matthew Kenyon, University of Southern Queensland
    Tanner Krebs, St Mary’s College (USA)
    Xavier Cooks, Winthrop University (USA)
    Jack McVeigh, University of Nebraska (USA)
    Rhys Vague, Edith Cowan University
    Craig Moller, Sydney University
    Tyrell Harrison, University of Southern Queensland
    Duop Reath, Louisiana State University (USA)
    Gorjok Gak, Florida State (USA)

    Seven players come from NCAA.

    AUS has been drawn in a tough group, together with Lithuania, Russia, Ukraine, Israel and Mozambique.

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    Should be a very competitive team, the other five players are all NBL players who moonlight as students, although perhaps Cooks is the most talented. I'm glad most of our best players want to play for our national teams, unlike Canada for instance. One name missing is Jock Landale (Saint Mary's), who would fill an obvious need at centre. I thought he might turn pro but not so, would like to know why he's not there.

    Does anyone know how many advance out of the group? Two or four?

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    Two from each group will advance to QF.

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    Canada men's roster announced:

    David Kapinga, Calgary
    Mambi Diawara, Calgary
    Justus Alleyn, Manitoba
    Kevin Bercy, StFX
    Jordan Jensen-Whyte, UBC
    Kaza Kajami-Keane, Carleton
    Alexandre Leclerc, Laval
    Javon Masters, UNB
    Conor Morgan, UBC
    Erik Nissen, Acadia
    Jean-Emmanuel Pierre-Charles, Ottawa
    Connor Wood, Carleton

    http://www.basketball.ca/en/news-art...-fisu-summer-u

    It's again a CIS squad, little known players. Best should be All-Canadian guards Keane and Wood as well as fw Morgan.

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    Canada men's roster announced:

    David Kapinga, Calgary
    Mambi Diawara, Calgary
    Justus Alleyn, Manitoba
    Kevin Bercy, StFX
    Jordan Jensen-Whyte, UBC
    Kaza Kajami-Keane, Carleton
    Alexandre Leclerc, Laval
    Javon Masters, UNB
    Conor Morgan, UBC
    Erik Nissen, Acadia
    Jean-Emmanuel Pierre-Charles, Ottawa
    Connor Wood, Carleton

    I'll speak frankly. Rohan Barrett should be out of a job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roofman View Post
    Canada men's roster announced:

    David Kapinga, Calgary
    Mambi Diawara, Calgary
    Justus Alleyn, Manitoba
    Kevin Bercy, StFX
    Jordan Jensen-Whyte, UBC
    Kaza Kajami-Keane, Carleton
    Alexandre Leclerc, Laval
    Javon Masters, UNB
    Conor Morgan, UBC
    Erik Nissen, Acadia
    Jean-Emmanuel Pierre-Charles, Ottawa
    Connor Wood, Carleton

    I'll speak frankly. Rohan Barrett should be out of a job.
    What? Not for this.
    Canada has a long history of sending CIS teams to the tournament. It is not regarded highly and I can remember only once when we sent a team of better NCAA players.

    We have had good success historically with CIS teams at this minor tournament. And damned if we didn't win this thing with a CIS squad in 2011.

    Most top players in this age range have better things to do like pursue their pro career.

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    2016-17 seniors Malina Howard and Tori Jankoska added to Maryland roster that will represent USA Women's team. Terps' Howard is still at Maryland and eligible to play. She earned international experience with U18/19 US NT. Jankoska is Michigan State all-time scorer and was Chicago Sky's #9 draft but dnp in WNBA. Terps complete roster has not been announced yet.

    http://www.umterps.com/ViewArticle.d...CLID=211645890

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roofman View Post
    Canada men's roster announced:

    David Kapinga, Calgary
    Mambi Diawara, Calgary
    Justus Alleyn, Manitoba
    Kevin Bercy, StFX
    Jordan Jensen-Whyte, UBC
    Kaza Kajami-Keane, Carleton
    Alexandre Leclerc, Laval
    Javon Masters, UNB
    Conor Morgan, UBC
    Erik Nissen, Acadia
    Jean-Emmanuel Pierre-Charles, Ottawa
    Connor Wood, Carleton

    I'll speak frankly. Rohan Barrett should be out of a job.
    Why? For sending a very proper Canadian university student team with emphasis on both the Canadian and student parts and not bending the rules whatsoever? Which is therefore a team I can whole-heartedly support?


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    Quote Originally Posted by mojo13 View Post
    Like the US, once they are off to the NCAAs it is hard to get players to rep Canada on the World stage. The NCAA and the coaches are not that supportive of it.


    And some people wonder why I'm unhappy to see Canadian athletes enroll in U.S. colleges.


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    That's a pretty good squad!! A few of the players coming for the Jones Cup as well!
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    Jones Cup you say?

    Jones Cup

    Hmmmmm, here's the Canadian roster:


    #2 – Dwayne Smith (204cm, 95kgs)
    #3 – Shaquille Keith (201cm, 102kgs)
    #4 – Joey Haywood (190cm, 84kgs)
    #5 – Diego Kapelan (192cm, 84kgs)
    #6 – Joel Friesen (198cm, 92kgs)
    #7 – Tramique Sutherland (182cm, 80kgs)
    #8 – Garreyy Williamson (198cm, 92kgs)
    #9 – Conor Morgan (210cm, 98kgs)
    #10 – Connor Wood (203cm, 95kgs)
    #11 – Dallin Bachynski (214cm, 118kgs)
    #12 – Michale Kyser (212cm, 98kgs)

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