Gonzaga Bulldogs point guard Andrew Nembhard has accepted an invitation to attend the Canada’s Senior Men’s National Team training camp in advance of the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament. He will be joined by fellow Zags Brandon Clarke and Kelly Olynyk.
Nembhard, who hails from Aurora, Ontario, is the only collegiate play in the mix. The other 20 players all play professional basketball, with a majority of those in the NBA. Considering he is one of the youngest players in the mix, it is still an impressive invitation for the Gonzaga guard.
Last season, Nembhard was a key part of the Zags’ near championship run. He averaged 9.2 points per game, but more importantly, had an assist to turnover ratio of nearly 4:1 in almost 30 minutes per game. This upcoming season, without Jalen Suggs, Joel Ayayi, or Corey Kispert in the backcourt, Nembhard is expected to take more of an offensive load.
The training camp runs from June 16-24. Canada is in Group A of the FIBA tournament and will face Greece on June 29 and China on June 30. The top two teams in each group advance to the semifinals.