Cohee in camp with Canada

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Walnut Grove's Jadon Cohee is in Toronto in camp with the Canadian junior men's national basketball team.
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Jadon Cohee is one of 21 players competing for a roster spot on Canada's junior men's national team.

Cohee, the standout guard with the Walnut Grove Gators basketball program, is at the camp being held at Toronto's Humber College.

The nine-day camp began June 6 in preparation for the 2014 FIBA Americas U18 championship, which will be held in Colorado Springs, Colo.

The eight-country tournament also features the United States, Argentina, Brazil, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Puerto Rico and Uruguay.

The top four qualify for the 2015 FIBA U19 world championships in Greece.

"We have a tough task ahead of us, but I believe in the strength, ability and commitment of the group that we have assembled," said Canadian coach Roy Rana.

"With the majority of this year's athletes being new to the international game, our focus is on development with the goal of qualifying for Greece."

Cohee, who graduates from Walnut Grove Secondary this month, is off to Seattle University next season on a basketball scholarship.

He finished his high school career third all-time on the scoring list at the B.C. high school 4A provincial championships. He was also named most valuable player in 2013 in helping the Gators capture the provincial title.

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