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Anthony Bennett highlights Canada's Pan Am men's basketball roster

07/18/2015 12:20 EDT | Updated 07/18/2016 05:59 EDT
TORONTO - Minnesota Timberwolves forward Anthony Bennett headlines the final lineup for Canada's men's basketball team at the Pan American Games.

The former first overall draft pick will be joined on the 12-man roster by fellow NBAers Andrew Nicholson (Orlando) and Sim Bhullar (Sacramento).

Rising star Jamal Murray is the youngest on the squad at 18. He recently committed to play for the NCAA's Kentucky Wildcats.

Canada opens its preliminary round competition Tuesday against the Dominican Republic at Ryerson University's Mattamy Athletic Centre.

After the tournament, the Canadians will compete at the FIBA Americas men's championship, which is a qualifier for the Rio Olympics next summer.

Rounding out the roster are national team veterans Aaron Dornekamp and Carl English, European pros Junior Cadougan, Melvin Ejim, Brady Heslip and Daniel Mullings, and college standouts Dillon Brooks and Kyle Wiltjer.

Coach Jay Triano selected the final 12 from a 16-man tryout roster.

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