Who will be Canada's basketball MVP at Pan Am Games?

The men's basketball competition at the Pan Am Games is underway and Canada has a chance at winning another gold in the sport.

Men's team in running to win second gold medal in history of Canada basketball

Canada's Brady Heslip (centre) shoots over Uruguay's Mathias Calfani (right) at a FIBA World Cup qualifying basketball game in 2013. ((Fernando Llano/The Associated Press))

The Pan Am Games men's basketball tournament is underway and the Canadians have a chance at following in the golden footsteps of the women's team. 

Canada kicked off the competition with a 105-88 win against the Dominican Republic on Tuesday. The team will continue in the preliminaries, facing Argentina and Mexico before the semifinals (all games will be available for live streaming via

A mix of NBA players, international players and rookies make up the 12-man roster. However, some team members are anticipated to make greater game-changing marks during the contest.