Junior Cadougan Named To Canada's National Team
Aug 26, 2013
Former Marquette men’s basketball player Junior Cadougan has been named to Canada’s Senior Men’s National Team (SMNT) for the upcoming FIBA Americas Championship for Men in Caracas, Venezuela.
Cadougan, who concluded his career at Marquette in 2012-13, appeared in 117 career games for the Golden Eagles and helped lead the squad to a pair of Sweet 16 appearances and a run to the Elite Eight as a senior. He finished among the school’s all-time leaders in assists.
“True confidence comes from your work and I learned that at Marquette,” Cadougan said. “It’s a big reason why I have been able to be successful and I am honored by the opportunity to represent Canada in basketball.”
The team will feature seven veteran returning players from the 2011 edition of the SMNT, while five athletes will be making their official international debuts as members of the senior squad. This roster includes a record-number of four NBA players representing Team Canada in FIBA competition with Joel Anthony (Miami Heat), Cory Joseph (San Antonio Spurs), Andrew Nicholson (Orlando Magic) and Tristan Thompson (Cleveland Cavaliers).
On Friday, August 30, the SMNT will take on Jamaica to begin the 2013 FIBA Americas Championship for Men. Team Canada’s tournament opener is set for 10:30 a.m. (ET). The 10-team competition will take place over the course of 13 days, after which one team will be crowned champions of the FIBA Americas zone and four teams will have qualified for the 2014 FIBA World Cup.