Canada boasts one of the biggest contingents of players in the NBA. One of them is Bennedict Mathurin of the Indiana Pacers.
He was asked recently by Kane Pitman of ESPN whether he plans to represent his country at this year’s FIBA World Cup. Canada will start the tournament in Group H alongside France, Latvia and Lebanon.
“It would be an honor for me to play for my country,” the 20-year-old shooting guard said. “I think for me right now I’m trying to grow as a player. I’m trying evolve my game and get my game to the next level. So I feel like it’s up in the air right now if I make a decision of playing. Like I said, it would be an honor for me to play for my country.”
Mathurin averaged 16.7 points, 4.1 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 28.5 minutes per game during his rookie year in Indiana.