Andrew Nicholson will once again be playing for the Canadian Men’s National Team during their 11 game exhibition series. Nicholson, along with fellow NBA players Cory Joseph, Kelly Olynyk and Robert Sacre, were named to the 15 man roster on Tuesday. It will be the second consecutive summer that Nicholson has played for the Canadian National Team.
This could be a huge opportunity for Nicholson to rebuild his confidence and get his game back on the right track. After a few strong games to start his sophomore season, Nicholson struggled mightily, falling out of the rotation and not seeing the court at times throughout the remainder of the season.
It’s also an opportunity for Nicholson to continue to grow his game, something that he did last summer when he added a corner three-point shot to his arsenal.
The team’s general manager, two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash had this to say about his pool of players, “We are fortunate to have a talented pool of athletes to work with. We have depth in each position and are able to field a strong team with a mix of NBA players, veterans of the international game, and university players.”
The team left for Europe on Tuesday morning following a morning practice session. During their 15 day trip, the team will play Spain, Slovenia, Ukraine, Croatia (twice), Serbia, Turkey and Angola, who are all gearing up for next months FIBA World Cup. They will also face Georgia, Italy and Bosnia, who will not be participating in the World Cup when it beings in late August.