KSS Owls senior boys basketball star Braxston Bunce will represent Canada at the 2012 FIBA Americas Championship June 16 to 20 in Brazil.
Bunce, the 6-foot-11 centre who is off to Cornell University in the fall, was named as one of 12 players from across Canada who made the Junior National Basketball team.
It’s the second straight year Bunce has made the team after playing with Canada’s Junior National Basketball team as a 17-year-ol last year.
Team Canada opens play on Saturday against Puerto Rico. Finals are next Wednesday at the Arena Olimpica in Sao Sebastiao do Paraiso, Brazil.
The top four countries will represent their nations at the U-19 World Basketball Championships next summer in the Czech Republic. Canada has qualified for the past three FIBA World U19 Championships.