Carl English is not the first elite basketball player to come out of Canada Here are five others with roots north of the border.
G Steve Nash
The Mavericks' All-Star point guard (above), from Victoria, B.C., is the best Canadian hoopster ever.
G Leo Rautins
This Ontarian had a modest NBA career (1983-85) but was a standout shooting guard at Syracuse.
F Rick Fox
The former Celtics and current Lakers starter has a Bahamian father and a Canadian mother who was an Olympic high jumper.
F Jamaal Magloire
The sometimes dominating Hornets rebounder played at Kentucky after graduating from a Toronto high school.
C Todd MacCulloch
The Sixers' big man from Winnipeg is more well-rounded than ex-Montrealer Bill Wennington.