Sunday, 12 August 2007

Magloire to miss qualifiers ?

If this article by Ryan Wolstat from Sun Media is any indication, the chances of 6'11" Jamaal Magloire suiting up for Canada at this summer's FIBA Americas Olympic qualifier in Las Vegas are slim Magloire can't say yes; Won't play with Canada for now

MORE ON CANADA VS. KOREA IN THAILAND Canada's 3 point loss to Korea was not without excitement at the end as the Canadians fought back hard in the fourth and had the ball with the game tied however two threes by Jamie McNeilly and Tristan Blackwood would just not go down. With 30 seconds left and the game tied, Neil MacDonald missed an attack layup at the rim and on the subsequent possession, Korea took advantage of a Canadian decision to help on a penetrator by kicking out to a three point shooter who knocked down the game winning three with only seconds remaining. Still, Canada had a chance to tie but Josh Gibson-Bascombe's late 3 did not go down. Reports indicate that Canada struggled from the line and were a step slow defensively. Despite their worst effort of the tournament thus far, Canada was still in position to win and the team is still confident going into their game tomorrow against Isreal. Canada now has to respond and take care of a very good Israel team which defeated New Zealand by 3 after being up 17. Recall that Canada earlier defeated New Zealand by 12 after leading by as many as 18. Canada vs. Isreal goes Monday morning at 4:45 ET.

A note from the FIBA Americas site on Canada's final game in Argentina during a recent trip. Canada was represented by a make-shift lineup that had not had any significant practice time together and were coached by a pair of Toronto area high school coaches. BUENOS AIRES - Argentina dominated Canada 113-83 at Luna Park in Buenos Aires as they said goodbye to their fans. Their next tournament is the Tuto Marchand Cup from August 16-18 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. They had a 19-7 run in the first six minutes as Scola scored 12 points. The first quarter ended 33-23 in favor of Argentina and the first half 61-48. At the end of the third quarter Scola continued hitting to have a 87-67 lead and never looked back. Scola ended with 31 points.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Magloire won't play for Canada?....again?
Gee, what a surprise.
Seriously, isn't about time we just give up on this clown?