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Canada Drops Jamaican National Team, 81-72

Courtesy: Hurricanesports.com
          Release: 08/09/2013
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Durand Scott’s Jamaican National Basketball Team fell to Canada 81-72 Thursday Night. The game marked the first of a two game friendly between the FIBA Americas participants.

Canadian men's basketball coach Jay Triano’s nephew, Brady Heslip, scored 18 points and was named player of the game. 

Jamaica got off to a quick start with the first four points of the game but failed to regain the lead. Jamaica brought the game to within two at the half thanks to Jamaica’s Adrian Uter, who scored 15 of his 16 points in the first half. Scott added three points in limited action.

Heslip scored 12 points in the fourth quarter, helping the Canadians pull away. He finished the night 7-of-10 shooting, including 4-for-7 from three-point range.

The Jack Donohue International Classic is a warm-up for the 2013 FIBA Americas Championship, where four nations will earn the right to represent their countries in the 2014 FIBA World Cup.

Canada and Jamaica meet again at the Ryerson University's Mattamy Athletic Centre Saturday night at 7 p.m. 

Rosters for the national teams are below. 


Team Jamaica Roster
No. Name Position Height Hometown
4 Dylan Ennis Guard 6-2 Brampton, Ont.
5 Adrian Uter Forward/Centre 6-8 Manchester, Jamaica
6 Patrick Ewing Jr. Forward 6-8 Boston, Mass.
7 Garfield Blair Guard/Forward 6-5 Orlando, Fla.
8 Weyinmi Rose Guard 6-9 New York, N.Y.
9 Akeem Scott Guard 6-2 New York, N.Y.
10 Durand Scott Guard 6-5 New York, N.Y.
11 Lynford Brown Guard 6-3 Spanish Town, Jamaica
12 Michael Rogers Forward 6-5 Kingston, Jamaica
13 Adrian Forbes Forward/Centre 6-9 Spanish Town, Jamaica
14 Samardo Samuels Forward/Centre 6-9 Trelawny, Jamaica
15 Christopher Walker Forward 6-6 Kingston, Jamaica

Team Canada Roster pool
No. Name Position Height Hometown
3 Brady Heslip Guard 6-2 Burlington, Ont.
4 Jermaine Anderson Guard 6-2 Toronto, Ont.
5 Cory Joseph Guard 6-3 Pickering, Ont.
6 Kris Joseph Forward 6-7 Montreal, Que.
7 Andrew Nicholson Forward 6-9 Mississauga, Ont.
8 Carl English Guard 6-5 St. John's, N.L.
9 Jevohn Shepherd Forward 6-5 Scarborough, Ont.
10 Andrew Rautins Guard 6-4 Syracuse, N.Y.
11 Aaron Doornekamp Forward 6-6 Odessa, Ont.
12 Myck Kabongo Guard 6-1 Toronto, Ont.
13 Tristan Thompson Forward 6-9 Brampton, Ont.
14 Levon Kendall Forward 6-10 Vancouver, B.C.
15 Joel Anthony Centre 6-9 Montreal, Que.
16 Philip Scrubb Guard 6-3 Richmond, B.C.
17 Junior Cadougan Guard 6-1 Toronto, Ont.
18 Devoe Joseph Guard 6-4 Pickering, Ont.
19 Kyle Landry Forward 6-9 Calgary, Alta.
Please note: the 12-man rosters for each game will be decided on game-day




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