Canadian National Team Trims Roster
Not a bad parting gift for young point guard Myck Kabongo, one of two players released from Canada’s national men’s basketball team as the hard work of paring a roster to try and qualify for next summer’s World Cup begins.
Kabongo, let go Thursday along with Carleton University guard Phil Scrubb, will head to Vancouver for a series of private workouts with national team general manager and Los Angeles Lakers guard Steve Nash.
“We’re not quitting on this kid,” head coach Jay Triano said of Kabongo, who struggled in two games last week against Jamaica. “We think he can be part of this program in the future and he has to go learn from one of the best right now.”