Junior Cadougan is returning to his basketball roots.
The 6’1”, 205-pound Cadougan, the former Marquette floor general who spent four seasons in the Brew City (2009-13) and Toronto, Ontario native, was named to Canada’s Senior Men’s National Team (SMNT) on Monday for the upcoming FIBA Americas Championship in Caracas, Venezuela.
Cadougan, who played in 117 outings for MU and is tied for ninth in school history in career assists (435), was one of a dozen players selected to the squad, which includes current NBA players Joel Anthony (Miami Heat), Cory Joseph (San Antonio Spurs), Andrew Nicholson (Orlando Magic) and Tristan Thompson (Cleveland Cavaliers), respectively.
“True confidence comes from your hard work and I learned that at Marquette,” cited Cadougan, 23, who averaged 8.5 points and 3.8 assists this past season as the Golden Eagles marched to their first Elite Eight appearance since 2003, as reported by gomarquette.com. “It’s a big reason why I have been able to be successful and I am honored by the opportunity to represent Canada in basketball.”
Led by head coach Jay Triano, one-time head coach of the Toronto Raptors (2008-11), Canada’s Senior Men’s National Team will kick off the FIBA Americas Championship on Friday, Aug. 30 when they face off against Jamaica at 10:30 a.m. EST.