Team USA is usually regarded as the strongest team in international tournaments.
But over the last few years, Team USA has lost a bit of the fear that they imposed in most teams over the decades.
Speaking of which, teams such as Canada have emerged as legitimate contenders for international tournaments.
The teams for the 2024 Olympics will soon start to emerge and Shaedon Sharpe of the Portland Trail Blazers wants to play for Canada via Basketball on Twitter.
𝐒𝐡𝐚𝐞𝐝𝐨𝐧 𝐒𝐡𝐚𝐫𝐩𝐞 𝐰𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐥𝐢𝐤𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐩𝐥𝐚𝐲 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐓𝐞𝐚𝐦 𝐂𝐚𝐧𝐚𝐝𝐚 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟒 𝐏𝐚𝐫𝐢𝐬 𝐎𝐥𝐲𝐦𝐩𝐢𝐜𝐬 🇨🇦
“I haven’t been invited yet but if I’m invited, I can’t miss out on that opportunity”
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— BASKETBALL ON 𝕏 (@BasketballOnX) September 23, 2023
Sharpe shared his wish to play for Canada in the upcoming 2024 Paris Olympics.
He revealed he’s yet to receive an invitation to play for Canada, but if he receives the invitation, he will certainly play without any second thoughts for his national team.
Canada is riding high after defeating Team USA in a game to win the bronze medal of the 2023 FIBA World Cup.
Team USA was stunned as they were defeated by Canada.
The biggest name playing for Canada is Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, who finally reached stardom in the 2022-23 season.
Sharpe had a terrific rookie season with the Portland Trail Blazers.
The seventh overall pick in the 2022 NBA Draft averaged 9.9 points, 3.0 rebounds, and 1.2 assists over 80 games in the season.
Considering it was his rookie year, Sharpe is bound to improve and only get better from this point forward.
If he shows great potential during his sophomore season with the Trail Blazers, he may get the nod to play in Canada’s jersey for the 2024 Paris Olympics and beyond.
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