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Canada’s triumph in securing a bronze medal at the 2023 FIBA World Cup has set the stage for potential roster additions ahead of the 2024 Paris Olympics, with Andrew Nembhard and Trey Lyles emerging as potential candidates.

Coach Jordi Fernandez, buoyed by Canada’s impressive performance at the FIBA World Cup, expressed openness to augmenting the squad with fresh talent, highlighting the potential roles of emerging stars like Nembhard and Lyles, as reported by Michael Grange.

Nembhard, 24-year-old point guard, is averaging 8.9 points, 4.2 assists, and two rebounds per game for the Indiana Pacers.

Meanwhile, Lyles, 28-year-old power forward of the Sacramento Kings, is averaging 7.1 points, 4.4 rebounds, and 1.1 assists per game.

Canada’s basketball campaign in Paris will start in Group A, where they will face off against formidable opponents like Australia along with the victors of the Olympic Qualifying Tournaments in Greece and Spain.