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Team Canada begins its quest to qualify for the FIBA AmeriCup 2025 by hosting Nicaragua on Friday evening. 

The Canadians have qualified for all 19 FIBA AmeriCups. Most recently, they earned a fourth-place finish in the 2022 tournament.

This year’s roster returns several familiar faces from 2022, including Kalif Young, Aaron Best and Abu Kigab. The roster is headlined by former Gonzaga standout Kyle Wiltjer, who dazzled during the qualifiers at the last FIBA AmeriCup.

Nicaragua, meanwhile, will automatically advance to the FIBA AmeriCup 2025, by its status as a host nation. Still, it will surely look to enter the field on the right foot, a journey that begins against the Canadians.

The Sporting News has you covered with everything that you need to know about Canada vs. Nicaragua, including the start time, schedule and live stream information. 

How to watch Canada vs. Nicaragua at the FIBA AmeriCup 2025 Qualifiers

  • Date: Friday, February 23
  • Time: 7:10 p.m. ET
  • Live Streams: Sportsnet+; Courtside 1891 on DAZN

Team Canada opens its first window of scheduling at the FIBA AmeriCup 2025 Qualifiers against Nicaragua on Friday, February 23. The game is scheduled to start at 7:10 p.m. ET from the Meridian Center in St. Catharines, Canada.

Fans have a couple of different streaming options to watch the game. They can stream the game on Sportsnet+, which is the streaming platform for Sportsnet.

Or, they can catch all the action on Courtside 1891, which is the exclusive streaming hub of FIBA. Courtside 1891 is also available on DAZN.

Team Canada roster for the FIBA AmeriCup 2025 Qualifiers

The 14-player roster for Team Canada in the initial scheduling window at the FIBA AmeriCup 2025 Qualifiers is included below.

Number Player Age Height/Weight Position
  Kyle Alexander 27 6-9, 216 lbs. F
  Trae Bell-Haynes 28 6-2, 174 lbs. G
  Johnny Berhanemeskel 31 6-2, 174 lbs. G
  Aaron Best 31 6-4, 183 lbs. G
  Kadre Gray 26 6-1, 190 lbs. G
  Jermaine Haley 26 6-7, 216 lbs. F
  Kaza Kajami-Keane 30 6-1, 185 lbs. G
  Thomas Kennedy 23 6-9, 245 lbs. F
  Abu Kigab 25 6-6, 220 lbs. F
  Lloyd Pandi 24 6-4, 191 lbs. G
  Jackson Rowe 27 6-7, 210 lbs. F
  Phil Scrubb 31 6-3, 185 lbs. G
  Kyle Wiltjer 31 6-9, 240 lbs. F
  Kalif Young 26 6-8, 250 lbs. C

When are the FIBA AmeriCup 2025 Qualifiers? 

  • Dates: 
    • Window 1: Feb. 22 to Feb. 26
    • Window 2: Nov. 21 to Nov. 25
    • Window 3: Feb. 20 to Feb. 24
  • Locations: 
    • Venezuela, Colombia, USA, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Bahamas, Argentina, Chile, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, Panama, Canada, Nicaragua, Dominican Republic, Mexico

The FIBA AmeriCup 2025 Qualifiers are divided into three scheduling windows, with the initial window beginning on Thursday, February 22. 

Sixteen teams representing nations throughout North, South and Central America are divided among four groups. Each team will play two games per window, making for a total of six games. They will compete against other teams in their group. 

At the end, the three highest-ranked teams in each group will advance to the FIBA AmeriCup 2025. 

Team Canada schedule at the FIBA AmeriCup 2025 Qualifiers

Canada resides in Group C along with Mexico, the Dominican Republic and Nicaragua. 

In this immediate window of scheduling, the Canadians will play two games against Nicaragua. 

Their entire schedule is included below.

Date Opponent Time (ET)
Feb. 23 vs Nicaragua 7:10 p.m.
Feb. 26 at Nicaragua 8:10 p.m.
Nov. 21 vs Dominican Republic TBD
Nov. 24 vs Mexico TBD
Feb. 21 at Dominican Republic TBD
Feb. 24 at Mexico TBD
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