Adam Paige named to U19 Mens National Team

    Paige is the only Canada West athlete named to the U19 roster, and one of three U SPORTS athletes.

    By Connor Hood on June 18, 2019

    First-year Golden Bear Adam Paige is one of 19 athletes invited to the U19 Men's National Team training camp. Paige is the only Canada West athlete named to the U19 roster, and one of three U SPORTS athletes. 

    Canada is preparing to compete at the FIBA U19 Basketball World Cup 2019 in Heraklion, Greece (June 29-July 7). Last summer, the team earned a silver medal at the FIBA U18 Americas Championship 2018 in St. Catharines, Ontario.

    Paige earned the 2019 Canada West Rookie of the Year Award, and was a U SPORTS All-Rookie team member. He played in all 20 games for the Bears as a first-year player, finishing fifth on the team in scoring, averaging 8.7 points per game. The Surrey, B.C. product played more than 23 minutes per game for Alberta, who finished with a 15-5 record.

    This will be Canada’s eleventh appearance at the event since the 1979 World Championship for Junior Men. Canada is currently ranked 2nd worldwide in the FIBA World Ranking Presented by NIKE.


    Name Height Hometown Current School Team
    Matthew-Alexander Moncrieffe 6’6" Lakeshore, ON Orangeville Prep.
    Keon Ambrose-Hylton 6’7" Whitby, ON Andrews Osborne Academy
    Charles Bediako 6’11" Brampton, ON Andrews Osborne Academy
    Jaden Bediako 6’10" Brampton, ON Ridley College
    Joel Brown 6’2" Brampton, ON Brewster Academy
    Darius DeAveiro 5’11" Ottawa, ON RISE Academy
    Thomas Kennedy 6’9" Windsor, ON University of Windsor
    Benjamin Krikke 6’8.5" Edmonton, AB Jasper Place H.S
    AJ Lawson 6’6" Brampton, ON University of South Carolina
    Karim Mane 6’4" Saint-Hubert, QC Vanier College
    Malachi Ndur 6’7" St. Thomas, ON Cushing Academy
    Jahcobi Neath 6’4" Toronto, ON Crestwood Preparatory
    Adam Paige 6’7" Surrey, BC University of Alberta
    Wheza Panzo 6’5.5" Mississauga, ON Hamilton Heights
    Josh Primo 6’4.5" Mississauga, ON Huntington Prep
    Luka Sakota 6’5" Etobicoke, ON King’s Christian Collegiate
    Tyrese Samuel 6’8" LaSalle, QC Orangeville Prep.
    Damion Squire 5’11" LaSalle, QC University of California, Davis
    Connor Vreeken 6’4" Kingston, ON Carleton University