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The SMNT start in Venezuela, the NBL Canada, Rathan-Mayes ineligible, Stauskas in Canadian Content

The Senior Men's National Team is starting their journey to qualify for the FIBA Basketball World Cup today, Xavier Rathan-Mayes is ineligible for the year, lots of NBL Canada news, Nik Stauskas, Kia Nurse, Lakehead retools and more in today's Canadian Content ...

Nik dishes on his summer ...
Nik dishes on his summer ...
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We will start off with some National Team news ...

SENIOR MEN’S NATIONAL TEAM ANNOUNCED | Canada Basketball

Canada goes dismal 0-4 at Tuto Marchand Cup - Sportsnet.ca

Canadian men’s basketball team’s road to the 2014 World Cup begins in Venezuela | The Eh Game - Yahoo! Sports Canada

Injuries, opportunities shape final roster for Canada’s men’s basketball team ahead of FIBA Americas Championship | Eh Game - Yahoo! Sports Canada

Do you agree with this ... Canadian hoops team needs to win for the future | Basketball | Sports | Toronto Sun

Another great vid from our man Drew Ebanks at On Point ... Canada Basketball - Basketball Symphonic - YouTube

Remember folks, the Senior Men are playing their first game of the FIBA Americas Qualifying tournament this morning at 11:00am against Jamaica.

Next are the pro stories ...

Kelly Olynyk proud of comparisons to Boston Celtics legend Kevin McHale, Dallas Mavericks superstar Dirk Nowitzki | masslive.com

Boston Celtics rookie Kelly Olynyk is enjoying the ride so far - ESPN Boston

League MVP to sign with Lightning | The London Free Press

A's ink Zabas

Back in a flash | The London Free Press

Express trade for Halifax leading scorer | Windsor Star

Gabe Freeman happy to be ‘home’ with London Lightning | Metro

National Basketball League team to be known as Island Storm - Sports - The Guardian

Express complete deal for Brown

London Lightning sign two | The London Free Press

SkyHawks sign guard Justin Tubbs

"Making history" - Basketball - Orléans Star

Germany - Alba Berlin Sign Levon Kendall | MLBB - Sports Agency WebSite Template

Keenan Milburn joining German hoops league - Comox Valley Record

Here are some big NC-Double-Eh looks ...

This is incredibly unfortunate ... Florida St. frosh Xavier Rathan-Mayes ineligible for 2013-14 season - CBSSports.com

The fallout from Ro Russell: Canadian guard Xavier Rathan-Mayes must sit out season at Florida State | Buzzing The Net - Yahoo! Sports Canada

Q&A: Nik Stauskas talks Canada, summer progress, last season and more in local interview — UM Hoops.com

Now for the high school stuff ...

Great interview here on Kia Nurse ... Powerade 24: Kia Nurse - TSN Video

Basketball Manitoba - Ayob Ayob Commits to Williston State University

And last but not least we have some CIS and CCAA news for you ...

Bobcats' Benabdelhak back on track - Brandon Sun

Vallee benches several Lancers for breaking team rules | Windsor Star

NetNewsledger.com - Lakehead University Thunderwolves Basketball Reload

Rustlers training camp all about competition | Lloydminster Meridian Booster