Brody Clarke named to Canadian FISU team

    Clarke to suit up for Canada in Naples, Italy in July.

    By Connor Hood on May 29, 2019

    Fresh off his fourth season with the Alberta Golden Bears, one that was highlighted by spots on the Canada West and U SPORTS all-star teams, forward Brody Clarke has been named to the Canadian Men's basketball team for the 2019 Summer FISU Games. The games will run from July 3rd to 14th in Naples, Italy. 

    Clarke is the first Golden Bear to be selected to the FISU team since Mamadou Gueye and Jordan Baker earned spots on the 2015 squad in Gwangju, South Korea.

    The Toronto, Ontario product is coming off his best season with the Golden Bears, as he finished second in Canada West with 19.8 points per game, with a U SPORTS-leading 11.0 rebounds per game. Clarke has also spent the summer playing professionally with the Edmonton Stingers of the CEBL. 

    Team Canada is looking for their first FISU medal since Baker and company earned a silver in 2011. Canada's biggest performance came in 1983 in Edmonton, when they defeated Yugoslavia to earn their lone gold medal. 

    Canada finished 16th in 2017 with 13 medals in Taipei City. This year's event will feature over 9,300 athletes from 128 countries. 

    First Name Last Name School Hometown Program
    Ali Sow Laurier Ottawa, Ont. Communications Studies
    Kadre Gray Laurentian Toronto, Ont. Health Promotion
    Brody Clarke Alberta Toronto, Ont. Engineering
    Tanner Graham Queen's Kingston, Ont. Kinesiology
    Marc-André Fortin Laval Sainte-Marie, Que. Physical & Health Ed.
    Sascha Kappos Dalhousie Miami, Fla. Marine Biology
    Nikita Kasongo Saint Mary's Chateauguay, Que. Criminology
    Alex Carson Dalhousie Lower Sackville, N.S. Recreation Management
    Johneil Simpson Brock Toronto, Ont. Communications
    Munis Tutu Carleton Windsor, Ont. Psychology
    Mambi Diawara Calgary Montreal, Que. Arts
    Grant Sheppard UBC Kelowna, B.C. Kinesiology

    Team Leader:
    Justin Serresse, Laurier

    Head Coach: Shawn Swords, Laurentian

    Assistant Coach: John Campbell, Toronto