Kyle Wiltjer scored 24 factors because the Canadian males’s basketball crew closed its second window of FIBA World Cup qualifying, routing the U.S. Virgin Islands 94-46 Sunday to stay undefeated.
Wiltjer drilled six three-pointers within the win as Canada, basically, shot the lights out from deep, going 15-of-33.
And defensively, Canada was strong, holding the U.S. Virgin Islands to 26.7 per cent taking pictures from the ground whereas turning them over 19 instances.
The Canadian led the Virgin Islands by as a lot as 51 within the contest.
Canada beat the Dominican Republic on Saturday, 85-79, within the first of this two-game qualifying window.
With the 48-point victory over the Virgin Islands, Canada now carries an general level differential of plus-132 by way of 4 qualifying video games.
Rakeem Christmas, who has had a cup of espresso within the NBA earlier than, led all Virgin Islands scorers with 15 factors.
The FIBA Basketball World Cup will start Aug. 25, 2023, hosted by Indonesia, Japan and the Philippines.
Reaching The FIBA World Cup is a crucial first step in reaching the 2024 Paris Video games. An excellent a part of Olympic qualification is instantly tied to World Cup outcomes.
Taking part in within the second of a six-window course of, Canada is now 4-0 up to now in its qualifying marketing campaign and atop of Group C within the Americas qualifiers as the one undefeated crew within the group.
Canada will subsequent play within the third qualifying window on July 1 and 4, as soon as once more in opposition to the Dominican Republic and the U.S. Virgin Islands, at a location that’s nonetheless to be decided.
Given the timing of the third window, there’s an opportunity that a few of Canada’s high-level NBA expertise, who weren’t current throughout this second window, will probably be out there to play then.
Following the third window’s conclusion the fourth-place crew in every of the 4 teams within the Americas area will probably be eradicated and the qualification course of will then enter the second spherical the place the top-three groups in every of the teams will then be cut up into two new teams.
In Canada’s case, ought to it make it out of the primary spherical, it will enter a brand new group with the 2 different high Group C finisher and the top-three finishers of Group A, which options Argentina, Panama, Paraguay and Venezuela.
From these two new teams, the top-three finishers from every of them and the higher fourth-place finisher between the 2 teams will advance to the FIBA World Cup.
To be able to decide the higher fourth-place finisher, general report, together with from the primary spherical, will probably be taken into consideration. As properly, within the occasion of an identical data, level differential is a crucial figuring out consider tiebreakers.
The Canadian males’s basketball crew hasn’t reached an Olympic Video games since 2000.