Only 1 Oregon Duck among Canada’s 14-core FIBA players this summer

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14 Canadian basketball players – ranging from NBA stars to NCAA and international performers – committed to representing Canada over the next three years as the country ramps up for the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris.

One former Oregon Ducks star – Memphis Grizzlies forward Dillon Brooks – is among the commitments for the Canadians. At this time he will not be joined by fellow countrymen and Oregon alumni Chris Boucher.

Many felt Boucher’s size and outside shooting would be a huge boost for the Canadian squad, but Boucher’s upcoming free agency likely caused him to forego the events happening this summer, lest he risk injuring himself and jeopardizing his NBA future.

As noted by Sportsnet writer Blake Murphy, additional events in 2023 will almost certainly include more Canadian players, and perhaps Boucher will be among them at that time.

For now, Brooks will be joined by a handful of NBA stars, including RJ Barrett, Nickeil Alexander-Walker, Kelly Olynyk, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Jamal Murray, and Dwight Powell, as well as Purdue’s Zach Edey and former Gonzaga point guard Kevin Pangos.

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