Canadian basketball is poised for a record 2019 NBA Draft class

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Canadian basketball is poised for a record 2019 NBA Draft class

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Canadian basketball is poised for a record 2019 NBA Draft class

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Nickeil Alexander-Walker – Virginia (6’5, 210 lbs)

Alexander-Walker is the third Canadian invited to the NBA Draft’s green room and will join his cousin, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, in the NBA next season.

The Scarborough native was incredibly close to his cousin and played with him in high school at Hamilton Heights Christian Academy (Tennessee) and again during the 2016 U18 FIBA Americas Tournament, where Canada won a Silver Medal.

He has an outside shot at being taken in the NBA Draft lottery, and with his green room invite, it is very likely he will at least be chosen in the mid-first round.

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