Canada Basketball: Believe the hype

Carl English is one of the veterans that will be leaned on to help the lead the young core of...

Carl English is one of the veterans that will be leaned on to help the lead the young core of Canada Basketball. (Reuters)

RYAN WOLSTAT, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:02 PM ET

Carl English has seen some dark times as a member of Canada Basketball’s senior men’s team.

Which is a big part of why he is loving life these days as part of a program that is very much on the rise.

“I’m happy with the direction that the program’s going in,” said the pride of Newfoundland, now 32, who has been a contributor for the senior men for well over a decade.

“Jay’s (Triano, the head coach) back involved and Steve (Nash) and Rowan (Barrett), a lot of guys that did great things for team Canada, so it’s from my perspective, a great time to be involved.”

English is in Toronto as a very capable elder statesman as Canada transitions from a senior team that has been absent from recent competitions to one that is expected to be an international power in the coming years.

Though he led the Spanish ACB League in scoring last year, the University of Hawaii star remains as humble as ever.

 


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