They weren’t all no-shows on opening day of training camp for Canada’s senior men’s basketball team.
In fact, 19 men in uniform took part in various scrimmages as head coach Nick Nurse and his staff got a look at various lineup combinations.
No one, though, could hold a candle to the level of commitment Thomas Scrubb showed on the opening day of camp.
Scrubb was married on Saturday and rather than head out on his honeymoon, he was at camp Monday morning.
Team general manger Rowan Barrett revealed that tidbit when he was asked about the level of commitment his players were showing.
“Our focus is on who is here,” Barrett said. “We do have a number of players who are here. We have players who just got married (on Saturday) who are here. No honeymoon or the honeymoon is going to be in Australia with a 10-foot rim, a ball and a bunch of his brothers. We’re going to focus on that and continue to look at what we can do as a team. Nick and his coaching staff are already devising what they need to do well, working in situational play in the first practice.”
Scrubb was a member of perennial University champs at Carleton in Ottawa. The 6-foot-7 forward out of Richmond, B.C., most recently played with Openjobmetis Varese in Italy.
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