Team Canada to face China in inaugural Pacific Rim Basketball Classic


Canada Basketball announced Monday that Canada?s senior men?s national team will travel to British Columbia to face China in the Pacific Rim Basketball Classic in late June.

Rogers Arena in downtown Vancouver will host the Canada vs. China match-up on Friday, June 22 at 7:30 p.m. PT before the teams travel to the Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre in Victoria for a game on Sunday, June 24 at 5 p.m. PT.

Tickets for Vancouver will go on sale Thursday, May 31, at 10 a.m. PT at  Victoria match tickets will go on sale simultaneously Thursday, May 31, at 10 a.m. PT at Tickets start as low as $20.

Canada?s roster will feature some of the country?s biggest and brightest stars, including players playing professionally in the NBA, NBA G League and several of the top professional leagues overseas.

Head Coach Jay Triano, who played at Simon Fraser University from 1977-1981 before becoming the head coach of his alma mater from 1988-1995, returns to the Canadian bench after being unavailable for the previous two windows while coaching in the NBA.

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