Parolin Named to Team Canada for FIBA U19 World Cup
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|