Canada Basketball Team's Standings
See how Canada is doing in their next tournament. From the World Cup of Basketball to the Americas Championship, Canada Basketball team standings will reflect what’s going on and update after every game.
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Canada’s history in competitive international basketball is not pretty. Silver at the 1936 Olympics – the first Olympics to have basketball – is the brightest spot on the team's resume. Since then the Canadian team has two fourth-place finishes in the games and has yet to crack the top five at the World Basketball Championships.
Canada’s last endeavour in the FIBA World Basketball Cup ended in disappointment and embarrassment, as the Canadians were spanked 89-67 by Spain – in 2010 – and they did not even qualify for the 2014 tournament. The team since then has been restructured and improved – due to Canada’s rising interest in basketball, which can be dated back to the turn of the millennium.
As the sport grows in the Great White North, more talented players began to immerse themselves. No longer is Canada’s national team a one-trick pony or a single superstar surrounded by replacement quality players. Canada – in 2016 – had a dozen players in the National Basketball Association and much more is expected to be drafted before the 2019 World Championships.
Over the next decade or so NBA standouts Andrew Wiggins, Tristin Thompson, and Cory Joseph look to be the core building blocks team Canada focuses on. Up-comers such as Jamal Murray and Thon Maker – both highly touted NBA prospects as of early 2016 – will likely join them as well as other NBA players and stars overseas. With the help of two-time MVP Steve Nash, Canadians can feel confident in their country’s roster.