can confirm two Ghanaian-Canadians have been named in Canada’s National Men’s Under 19 Basketball Team for the Under 19 Basketball World Cup.

The Under 19 World Cup tips off on Saturday, July 3 and is scheduled to end on Sunday, July 11 with games to be hosted in Latvia’s capital, Riga.

Bediako Photo Courtesy: 247Sports

Charles Bediako and Nana Owusu-Anane have been named in the team to compete for the 2017 World Champions that was led by New York Knicks Guard RJ Barrett.


6 foot 11 inch Center Bediako and 6 foot 9 Power Forward Owusu-Anane are expected to man the frontcourt positions for Team Canada though the latter has the ability and athleticism to play as a Small Forward.

Bediako Photo Courtesy: FIBA

Both players are expected to compete at the College level immediately after the tournament with Bediako competing for University of Alabama and Owusu-Ansah doing same at Brown University.

Charles Bediako had a brief run with Canada’s Senior Men’s Team Camp but was omitted from its final list. Below is the full roster for the Under 19 Group:

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah

@YawMintYM on Twitter


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