TORONTO, Canada C University of Michigan wing Jevohn Shepherd (Toronto, Ontario, Canada/West Hills Collegiate) has been selected as a member of the 15-member Canada Senior Men's National Team. Shepherd, along with the Senior Men's National Team will participate in three tours in three European countries this summer: Italy, Germany and Slovenia.
The 2006 season for Team Canada will tipoff in Bormio, Italy, Friday through Sunday (July 21-23) in a four-team exhibition tournament with Greece, Serbia and Montenegro, along with host Italy. The Senior Men's National Team will then travel to Germany where it will play in a two-game exhibition series against the Germans in Hamburg on Friday (July 28) and Nuremburg on Sunday (July 30). Finally, the team will compete in Maribor, Slovenia, playing in the International Alpos Cup Friday through Sunday (August 4-5) against Venezuela, Lebanon and Slovenia.
Shepherd makes it two straight years playing for a national team after he was invited to play in 2005 Nike Hoop Summit as a World Team member for Canada. He started on the perimeter, finished the game with 14 points, seven rebounds, two assists, a block and a steal in 25 minutes of action. In addition to playing at the Hoop Summit, he was a member of bronze medal winning Team Canada at the 2005 FIBA Under-21 World Championship in Argentina.
In his first season with the Wolverines, Shepherd played in 26 games with three starts. Primarily coming off the bench, he averaged 1.8 points and 1.1 rebounds in 8.7 minutes per game. He had a career-high nine points and six rebounds at Purdue (Feb. 11, 2006), which was his first collegiate start.
The Senior Men's National Team was selected from the 21 players invited to the training camp which was held at Humber College in Ontario (July 10-18).
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Canada Senior Men's National Team
2006 Summer Schedule
Exhibition Tournament (Bormio, Italy)
July 21 vs. Italy
July 22 vs. Greece
July 23 vs. Serbia and Montenegro
Exhibition Game One (Hambourg, Germany)
July 28 vs. Germany
Exhibition Game Two (Nurembourg, Germany)
July 30 vs. Germany
International Alpos Cup (Maribor, Slovenia)
August 4 vs. Venezuela
August 5 vs. Lebanon
August 6 vs. Slovenia
Contact: Tom Wywrot (734) 763-4423