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Canada is set to enter its "Golden Age" of basketball. The stars that grew up watching Vince Carter and Tracy McGrady on those young Raptors are about to come of age and make their mark in the NBA. The talk about Andrew Wiggins has already gotten everyone pumped. And Team Canada has already added Jay Triano as a head coach and Steve Nash as a general manager/ambassador for the team.
Throw on top the influx of talent which includes the aforementioned Wiggins and 2013 first overall pick Anthony Bennett, and Canada is a train that is coming.
One of the players that can be included in Canada's "Golden Age" is Magic forward Andrew Nicholson. Nicholson made his national team debut with Canada in a 81-72 win over Jamaica on Thursday. Nicholson scored nine points on 4-for-12 shooting and grabbed four rebounds for Canada in the win. The Toronto Sun article said Nicholson struggled with the more physical play typical of FIBA games.
That has been something t...
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