Swords has been a part of Basketball Canada’s national team program, both as a player and a coach, for a number of years but the FIBA U-18 3x3 Championship marks his first time as the head coach of a national team.
Canada’s U18 men’s team is comprised of Brody Clarke (Toronto), Chris McComber (Nepean), Marko Pirovic (Bolton) and Troy Reid-Knight (Vaughn).
The men’s U-18 team was placed in Group A with Belize, China, France, Iran, New Zealand, Poland and Slovakia. The first team of each group will advance to the quarter-finals, the second and third team of each group will play a preliminary heat, from which four teams will advance to quarter-finals.
For a complete schedule and up-to-date results, visit http://spain2012.fiba.com/.
Swords’ Voyageurs are playing host to the Georgian College Grizzlies Friday night in exhibition action. Tip-off is at 7 p.m. in the Ben Avery Gym.