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The world stage means everything to Steve Nash

Thursday, September 10th, 2015

In the latest instalment of Canada Rising, senior men's basketball GM Steve Nash talks about the joy of representing Canada on the world stage.

Andrew Wiggins, Canada aiming for Rio at FIBA semis

Thursday, September 10th, 2015
Andrew Wiggins

Canada is in position to secure a berth to its first Olympic basketball tournament since Sydney 2000, with Andrew Wiggins leading a young team that has been too much to handle in the qualifiers and is aiming to be a surprise in Rio 2016.

Canada extends win streak to 7 at FIBA Americas

Wednesday, September 9th, 2015

Canada defeated the Dominican Republic 120-103 on Wednesday afternoon at the FIBA Americas championship. Cory Joseph had 19 points as Canada picked up its seventh straight win.

Canada routs Mexico to qualify for FIBA Americas semfinals

Tuesday, September 8th, 2015

Andrew Wiggins poured in a game-high 17 points as the Canadian men's basketball team downed host Mexico 94-73 on Tuesday in second-round action at the FIBA Americas Championship.

Andrew Wiggins, Canada cruise past Uruguay at FIBA Americas

Monday, September 7th, 2015

Andrew Wiggins scored 11 of his 18 points in the third quarter to lead the Canadian men's basketball team to a 109-82 victory over Uruguay in second-round action at the FIBA Americas Championship on Monday.

Talent shining through for Canada at FIBA Americas

Sunday, September 6th, 2015

Brady Heslip poured in 23 points off the bench to lead Canada's men's basketball team in a 103-66 thrashing of Panama on Sunday in second-round play at the FIBA Americas Championship.

FIBA Americas: Canada knows task ahead in round 2

Sunday, September 6th, 2015
Andrew Wiggins

Team Canada knows exactly what they are facing as the second round of the FIBA Americas qualifying tournament begins Sunday in Mexico City with a game against Panama.

FIBA Americas: Canada blows out Puerto Rico

Friday, September 4th, 2015
Mexico FIBA Americas Basketball

The Canadians reeled off their third win in as many days at the FIBA Americas, topping Puerto Rico 112-92 on Friday in Mexico City.

Canada’s Nik Stauskas steps up in FIBA Americas win

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015

Nik Stauskas scored 16 points and went 4-for-5 from 3-point range to lead Canada to a 82-62 win over Venezuela at the FIBA Americas men's basketball tourney on Thursday. He has his confidence back after struggling at the Olympic qualifier tune-up event.

Canada books spot in 2nd round at Olympic qualifier

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

Andrew Wiggins and Nik Stauskas each had 15 points to lead Canada to a 101-59 rout of Cuba on Wednesday at the FIBA Americas men's basketball championship