Parolin Named to Team Canada for FIBA U19 World Cup

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BETHLEHEM, Pennsylvania – Aspiring Lehigh basketball player Dominic Parolin will represent his country at the FIBA ​​U19 World Cup, which kicks off in Latvia this weekend. A native of Coquitlam, British Columbia, is one of 14 athletes on Canada’s roster for the World Cup, which begins Saturday. Canada is runner-up and is aiming for a second gold medal after winning the 2017 title in Cairo, Egypt.

The sixteen (16) teams participating in the FIBA ​​U19 Basketball World Cup 2021 were divided into four (4) groups (A, B, C and D) of four (4) teams each. Each team plays against all other teams in its own group (3 games in total for each team). Canada is in Group A along with Senegal, Lithuania and Japan. Canada face Lithuania on Saturday before facing Japan and Senegal next Tuesday. The round of 16 starts on Friday July 9th. Click here for the full tournament schedule.

Parolin enjoyed a strong freshman season with the Brown and White, finishing fifth in scoring (6.1 points per game) and fourth in rebounding (4.3 per contest) with the Mountain Hawks. He shot 47.1 percent from the field (32 of 68) and 77.8 percent from the free throw line (28 of 36). Parolin’s top game came in Lehigh’s win at Loyola, hitting a career high of 15 points and 10 rebounds while blasting 7 of 11 out of the field.

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Surname position height Hometown Previous / current club
Charles Bediako center 6-11 Brampton, A. Alabama
Javonte Brown-Ferguson center 6-11 Thorn Hill, ON Texas A&M
Kyle Duke Guard 6-3 Toronto, ON North Carolina A&T
Zach Edey center 7-4 Toronto, ON Purdue
Elijah Fischer Guard 6-7 Oshawa, ON Crestwood Prep
Khalfani hill Forward 6-9 Toronto, ON Crawford
Caleb Houston Forward 6-8 Missassauga, ON Michigan
Enoch Kalambay Forward 6-5 Gatineau, QC Tallahassee CC
Bennedict Mathurin Guard 6-7 Montreal, QC Arizona
Thomas ndong Forward 6-8 Montreal, QC NBA Academy Latin America
Ryan Nembhard Guard 5-11 Aurora, A. Creighton
Nana Owusu-Anane Forward 6-8 Burlington, ON brown
Dominic Parolin center 6-8 Coquitlam, BC Lehigh
Olivier-Maxence Prosper Forward 6-8 Montreal, QC Marquette
FIBA U19 World Cup schedule
3rd of July # 2 Canada vs. # 5 Lithuania 8 p.m. ET
# 1 United States vs. # 6 Turkey 10:30 p.m. ET
4th of July # 2 Canada vs. # 27 Japan 5 p.m. ET
# 1 United States vs. # 20 Mali 1:30 p.m. ET
July 6th # 2 Canada vs. # 38 Senegal 5 p.m. ET
# 1 United States vs. # 11 Australia 1:30 p.m. ET
7th of July Round 16
July 9th Quarter finals
10th of July Semifinals
July 11th championship

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