Canada Basketball, May 28, 2021
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Saskatoon-born Trey Lyles is one of 21 athletes who accepted an invitation to attend Canada’s Senior Men’s National Team training camp ahead of the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament.
The team will hold camp in Tampa, Florida at the Toronto Raptors temporary training facilities June 16-24 before travelling to Victoria for the qualifier, June 29 to July 4.
Lyles became the first Saskatoon-born player drafted to the NBA in 2015. His father, Tom, played on the Saskatoon Storm in the World Basketball League in the early 90s. The Lyles family including his Saskatoon and Canadian mother, Jessie, lived in Canada until 2002. Lyles currently plays for the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA.
Canada is in Group A of the qualifying tournament and will meet Greece and China. The winner of the tournament books a ticket to the Tokyo Olympic Games. It would be the first time Canada has appeared in the Olympics in men’s basketball since 2000.
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