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R.J. Barrett was born on June 14, 2000. Three months later, his father flew off to Sydney to compete for Canada basketball in the summer Olympics.
Rowan Barrett Sr. already had an accomplished career by the time he made his Olympics debut. He was good player at St. John’s in the mid ’90s and then embarked on a professional career that took him around with the world, with stops in Spain, Argentina, and eventually France and Italy.
In Sydney, Barrett teamed up with 26-year-old point guard Steve Nash to help Canada to a seventh-place finish. Canada hasn’t been back to the Olympics since. Barrett and Nash are tasked with changing that.
In 2012, Nash was named general manager of Canada basketball. Barrett was hired as assistant GM. The two have known each other since they were teenagers coming up in the national program back before anyone thought Canada could ever be a basketball powerhouse.
Now their best hopes may rest on the broad shoulders of young Rowan Jr.
Like his father, basketball has already carried R.J. Barrett far away Cheap Liverpool Soccer Jerseys from his home in Mississauga, Ontario. He came to the United States for high school Cheap MLB Jerseys at Florida’s Montverde Academy, the same school that recently produced Ben Simmons, D’Angelo Russell, and a host of other high-major recruits.