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Wednesday, June 7, 2023

BIOGRAPHY, WIKIPEDIA AND NATIONALITY: RJ Barrett trolled for being a Canadian

BIOGRAPHY, WIKIPEDIA AND NATIONALITY: RJ Barrett trolled for being a Canadian. (Read More Here).

New York Knicks star RJ Barrett is heading back north this summer as one of 14 players set to represent Team Canada in its push to return to the Olympic Games. Barrett and his compatriots have all inked three-year commitments that will enlist them for all international competitions through the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris.

The team will first look to capture a berth in next year's FIBA Basketball World Cup in Asia, with qualifying matchups scheduled for July 1 and 4 against the Dominican Republic and the US Virgin Islands respectively. Barrett is the son of Team Canada general manager/executive vice president Rowan, who previously repped the team in an on-court capacity in several tournaments, including the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney (the squad's last Olympic appearance to date). The team will be led by Toronto Raptors head coach Nick Nurse and other notable names joining Barrett on the roster include Dillon Brooks, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Jamal Murray, and Dwight Powell. Rowan Alexander "RJ" Barrett Jr. (born June 14, 2000) is a Canadian professional basketball player for the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was selected third overall in the 2019 NBA draft by the New York Knicks after one year with the Duke Blue Devils.

Born in Toronto as the son of former basketball player Rowan Barrett, Barrett shone at St. Marcellinus Secondary School in Mississauga, Ontario, before transferring to Montverde Academy in Montverde, Florida. He was a five-star recruit and the consensus top recruit in the 2018 class, earning Naismith Prep Player of the Year and Gatorade National Player of the Year accolades in his final high school season whilst playing as a shooting guard a majority of the season. He was ranked the top player in his class by all recruiting services and was the first player since LeBron James to sweep all major awards in high school and win the national championship.

With the Canadian national under-19 team, Barrett was named MVP at the 2017 FIBA Under-19 Basketball World Cup after leading his team to a gold medal. He debuted for the senior team during qualification for the 2019 FIBA World Cup.

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