Centre Chris Boucher and forward Oshae Brissett of the Toronto Raptors have said they intend to play for Canada at an Olympic men’s basketball qualifying tournament next year in Victoria.
Montreal’s Boucher has seen increased minutes with the Raptors due to an injury to bench leader Serge Ibaka. The former MVP of the developmental G League is averaging 6.2 points, 5.1 rebounds and 13.5 minutes per game. He has posted a double-double in three of his last five games.
“To shut down all the rumours, I (would) love to play for team Canada this summer,” Boucher posted on Twitter.