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Does anyone know what the roster for the Men's Basketball Team that will compete next year?

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It's too soon. Only 2 teams have qualified (China and Spain); there are still 10 slots to be determined, 7 of which in the continental tournaments that will be held until September. The last 3 vacancies will be known after the Olympic qualifying tournament in July 2008.

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WWaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyy too soon for that, my friend. Anyway, in early August the race for the last Eurobasket 2007 spot will be on with the winners of the three qualifying groups forming a new group with the top team going to Spain....with the prize being a spot in Group A with Greece, Serbia, and Russia (the group of death).

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Well, they are now three teams Qualified for the Basketball competition at the Beijing Olympics. After host nation PR China and world champion Spain, the Islamic Republic of Iran qualified for the Olympics by defeating Lebanon 74-69, wining there first ever Asian Basketball championship ever in the proses.

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Meanwhile, Lebanon and Korea Republic will have a second chance to qualify for the Olympics via the FIBA's Wildcard tournament.

You know, I am kind of surprised Iran qualified considering they are ranked 32nd in the world while Lebanon, Korea Republic, Qatar and Japan are ranked 24th, 25th, 26th and 28th in the world, respectively.

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TSN has reported that Canada will play Slovenia. I'll find out more about tit when I go to FIBA website.

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On the date of 31th of january 2008, the roster for Canada is :

Name Position School/Pro Club Hometown Height

Jermaine Anderson Guard Halifax Rainmen Toronto, ON 6’2"

Ryan Bell Guard Carleton Ravens Ottawa, ON 6’5"

Denham Brown Guard Tisettanta Cantu (Italy) Toronto, ON 6'5"

Sam Dalembert Centre Philadelphia 76ers Montreal, QC 6'11"

Carl English Guard Gran Canaria (Spain) Patrick's Cove, NL 6'5"

Olu Famutimi Forward Khimik (Ukraine) Toronto, ON 6'6"

Levon Kendall Forward Panionios (Greece) Vancouver, BC 6'10"

Vlad Kuljanin Centre UNC-Willmington Toronto, ON 6'10"

Juan Mendez Forward Rishon, LZ (Israel) Montreal, QC 6'7"

Andy Rautins Guard Syracuse University Syracuse, NY 6'5"

David Thomas Forward Melbourne (Australia) Brampton, ON 6'8"

Jesse Young Forward Estudiant (Spain) Peterborough, ON 6'10"

But, until the month of august a lot of changes can happen

About the chance of Canada for qualify for Beijing, here's a copy/paiste of what I wrote few days ago in another thread (in the Canada Olympic Team thread, post #48) :

More details about the qualifying tournament taken from the Canadian Basketball federation website :

CANADA DRAWS SLOVENIA AND KOREA IN FIBA OLYMPIC QUALIFYING TOURNAMENT FOR MEN

Last Updated: January 31, 2008

(Toronto, ON) Canada’s senior men’s national basketball team has drawn Slovenia and Korea in their group for this summer’s FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Athens, Greece from July 14-20. The top three finishers from the qualifier will earn the right to compete in the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing, China, August 9-24.

The groups for the tournament are as follows:

Group A: Brazil, Greece and Lebanon

Group B: Cape Verde, Germany and New Zealand

Group C: Canada, Korea and Slovenia

Group D: Cameroon, Croatia and Puerto Rico

The teams placed 1st and 2nd in each group will advance to the Quarter-Finals; the teams placed 3rd in each group will be eliminated. Canada’s possible cross-over opponents are the countries from group C: Cameroon, Croatia and Puerto Rico.

“I like our draw,” said Men’s National Team Coach Leo Rautins. “We’re playing in Greece, so anytime you can stay away from them it’s a good thing.”

Still, Rautins wasn’t looking beyond Canada’s first round opponents. “Korea is a very tough team with a 7”4’ centre and they are a tremendous three-point shooting team. They can definitely spread the court out.

“Slovenia as well, everyone is familiar with Rasho Nesterovic of the Raptors, but they have four other players in the NBA and they’re certainly a team that we have to be concerned about,” said Rautins. “They’re a very tough team. There are no easy games, but we are very optimistic about our team’s chances,” concluded the coach.

The nucleus of the senior men’s national team that finished fifth at last summer’s FIBA Americas Championship in Las Vegas, Nevada is committed to returning for the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament, with Rautins adding that others, including Miami Heat forward Joel Anthony of the NBA, will vie for a spot on the team as well.

The schedule for the tournament is as follows:

Preliminary Round

14th July 2008:

Game A1: Greece vs. Lebanon

Game B1: New Zealand vs. Cape Verde

Game C1: Korea vs. Slovenia

Game D1: Croatia vs. Cameroon

15th July 2008:

Game A2: Lebanon vs. Brazil

Game B2: Cape Verde vs. Germany

Game C2: Slovenia vs. Canada

Game D2: Cameroon vs. Puerto Rico

16th July 2008:

Game A3: Brazil vs. Greece

Game B3: Germany vs. New Zealand

Game C3: Canada vs. Korea

Game D3: Puerto Rico vs. Croatia

The teams placed 1st and 2nd in each group will advance to the Quarter-Finals; the teams placed 3rd in each group will be eliminated and may return home. The games of the Preliminary Round and the Quarter-Finals will be played at 13:00 hours, 15:30 hours, 19:30 hours and 22:00 hours. The exact order of games will be fixed in March.

17th July 2008: Rest Day

3. Quarter-Finals:

18th July 2008:

Game 13: A1 vs. B2

Game 14: B1 vs. A2

Game 15: C1 vs. D2

Game 16: D1 vs. C2

The games of the Quarter-Finals will be played at 13:00 hours, 15:30 hours, 19:30 hours and 22:00 hours.

4. Semi-Finals:

19th July 2008:

Game 17: Winner 13 vs. Winner 15

Game 18: Winner 14 vs. Winner 16

The two winners of the Semi-Finals will qualify for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. The two losers will play in the Finals the game for the 3rd place (Game 19 below) for one remaining Olympic spot. The Semi-Final games will be played at 19:00 hours and 21:30 hours.

5. Finals:

20th July 2008:

Game 19 (20:00 hours): Loser 17 vs. Loser 18

The winner will qualify for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.

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On the date of 31th of january 2008, the roster for Canada is :

Name Position School/Pro Club Hometown Height

Jermaine Anderson Guard Halifax Rainmen Toronto, ON 6’2"

Ryan Bell Guard Carleton Ravens Ottawa, ON 6’5"

Denham Brown Guard Ti

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I've got to see the basketball game on July 14th. I hope they broadcast it.

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Update today from the IOC for the basketball tourney so far. For the women here, these teams have been grouped already:

Group A: Australia, Korea, and Russia

Group B: China, Mali, New Zealand and the USA

Group A still has 3 more spots to fill; Group B still has 2 more spots to fill. The June 9-15 event at Madrid, Spain, will determine all those spots. As a review, these teams still can qualify here for Beijing 2008:

- Senegal

- Angola

- Cuba

- Brazil

- Argentina

- Japan

- Chinese Taipei

- Spain

- Belarus

- Latvia

- Czech Republic

- Fiji

For the men, these teams have already qualified: Angola, Argentina, Australia, China, Iran, Lithuania, Russia, Spain and the USA.

There are still 3 more spots to fill. The July 14-20 event at Athens, Greece, will determine all those spots. As a review, these teams can still qualify here for Beijing 2008:

- Cameroon

- Cape Verde

- Puerto Rico

- Brazil

- Canada

- Lebanon

- Korea

- Greece

- Germany

- Croatia

- Slovenia

- New Zealand

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Actually, the women have 5 more teams to be decided in June--3 to be added to group A and 2 to group B.

The men have 3 more teams to be decided at qualifier in July. Grouping of currently-qualified has already been done:

GROUP A: Iran, Lithuania, Argentina, Russia, Australia (+ 1 more tbd)

GROUP B: China, Anglola, Spain, USA (+ 2 more tbd)

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Actually, the women have 5 more teams to be decided in June--3 to be added to group A and 2 to group B.

Of course, this was already stated by the previous poster. Sorry 'bout that, I should be restricted from morning postings until at least 2 cups of coffee are in me!!

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