Oliver Tapped To Lead Team Canada

Oliver-3D basketball(WINDSOR, ON) – 3D Global Sports Canada has announced that the Windsor Lancers men’s basketball head coach, Chris Oliver, has been named to lead Team Canada at the 40th William Jones Cup tournament in Taipei, Taiwan. from July 14 to 22. The Jones Cup is an international tournament held annually since 1977 in Taipei.

“It is an honor to represent our country, and I am humbled to have this opportunity,” said Oliver. “I’m particularly excited to be asked to serve as head coach in a tournament as rich in tradition as the Jones Cup.”

Windsor Lancers head coach Chris Oliver gives direction to his players during OUA play on 28 October 2017.Photo by John Skinner.

Windsor Lancers head coach Chris Oliver gives direction to his players during OUA play on 28 October 2017.
Photo by John Skinner.

The three-time OUA Men’s Basketball Coach of the Year will aim to return Team Canada to gold medal standing after the country’s 2017 performance. Canada is 2-4-0 in overall medal standings, first winning gold in 1996.

Oliver has spent the last 13 seasons with the Lancers program at the University of Windsor.

“I would like to thank 3D Global Sports for giving me the opportunity to lead and work with an organization that creates such incredible exposure opportunities for players and coaching staffs through life experiences, travel, and participation in international competitions,” said Oliver.

3D Global Sports expects to announce the training camp, full roster and coaching staff in the coming weeks.

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