Who should be on Canada's roster for 2024 Olympics? Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Jamal Murray headline list
The state of Canada Basketball has never been better.
For the men's team, results are beginning to serve as a reflection of the program's progress, as the national team made history by winning bronze at the 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup, punching its ticket to the 2024 Paris Olympics in the process.
Canada's 2023 World Cup team was led by Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, one of seven active NBA players on the roster, which is only a fraction of the 20-plus Canadian players that are currently on an NBA roster. The second figure is the one that is strumming up excitement for the future of Canada Basketball, as the program will have its pick of NBA players to bring to the Olympics and beyond.
"About the team next year? I don't know," head coach Jordi Fernandez said. "We have a great program. We have guys that want to be a part of it, and we'll decide when the time comes. But all these guys have a No. 1 ticket because they've made this happen.