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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Ignas Brazdeikis – Michigan (6’7, 220 lbs)

With unflappable confidence and aggressive nature as a scorer, Brazdeikis put together a very impressive freshman season for Michigan. He was born in Kaunas, Lithuania, though his family would eventually settle in Canada, particularly Etobicoke and then Oakville, Ontario.

Brazdeikis played for Canada’s Silver Medal winning U16 team in the 2015 FIBA Americas as well. He also was twice named the MVP of the Ontario Scholastic Basketball Association while at Orangeville Prep, playing a nice role in the World Teams 2018 Hoop Summit victory.

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