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Friday, February 3, 2023

Lorenzo Brown and U-20 players Núñez and Alderete in the pre-selection for Eurobasket 2022



The men’s national basketball coach, Sergio Scariolo, this Thursday presented a preselection of 22 players for Eurobasket 2022, in the presence of American guards Lorenzo Brown and Juan Núñez and Héctor Alderete, who were named European Sub-20 champions last Sunday.

Brown, who nationalized Spain last July to rival the current world champions, will join Núñez, Real Madrid point guard and European “MVP” in his category, Alderete, forward belonging to Movistar Estudiantes, one of the be debutants.

In addition, in this first list, Scariolo can count on five “veterans” who were present at the last World Cup in 2019, including captain Rudy Fernández, guards Sergio Llull and Quino Colom, as well as Juancho and Willy Hernangómez, two of them three ‘NBA’, the he could name along with Usman Garuba.

In this sense, the Spanish Basketball Federation (FEB) stressed that the inclusion of the Houston Rockets player “to work alongside the rest of the group”, as well as that of Real Madrid shooting guard Alberto Abalde, “will depend on the evolution of their respective injuries.

The rest of the players chosen by the Italy coach are now regulars on the ‘windows’, including Xabi López-Arostegui, who took the team to the last Tokyo Olympics, Jaime Fernández, Joel Parra and Darío Brizuela.

In addition, Sergio Scariolo clarified that he could not summon Ricky Rubio, Alex Abrines, Santi Aldama, Víctor Claver, Dani Díez, Sergi Martínez, Pierre Oriola and Guillem Vives “due to physical, family or political reasons of his clubs”. In this way, Barça does not contribute any player to this preselection

The players and coaching staff are meeting in Madrid next Monday, August 1st, to begin the training camp ahead of the Eurobasket, which begins September 1st and frames Spain in the group stage, which will be played in Tbilisi against Bulgaria, Georgia, Belgium , Montenegro and Turkey.

Before the start of the championship, the national team will play four preparatory games against Greece in Athens (9 August) and Madrid (11) as well as against Lithuania on Gran Canaria (16) and Vilnius (18). They later play the first two matches of the second qualifying phase for the 2023 World Cup against Iceland in Pamplona (24) and in the Netherlands (27).


Alberto Abalde (Real Madrid).

Héctor Alderete (Movistar students).

Jonathan Barreiro (Unicaja basketball).

Dario Brizuela (Unicaja Basketball).

Lorenzo Brown (Maccabi).

Quinocolom (AEK).

Alberto Diaz (Unicaja basketball).

Jaime Fernandez (Unicaja basketball).

Rudy Fernandez (Real Madrid).

Usman Garuba (Houston Rockets).

Fran Guerra (Lenovo Tenerife).

Juancho Hernangomez (Toronto Raptors).

Willy Hernangomez (New Orleans Pelicans).

Sergio Llull (Real Madrid).

Xabi López-Arostegui (Valencia basket).

Juan Nunez (Real Madrid).

Joel Parra (Joventut).

Jaime Pradilla (Valencia basket).

Sebas Saiz (Alvark Tokyo).

Miquel rescued (Gran Canaria).

Yankuba Sima (Baxi Manresa).

Santi Yusta (Casademont Zaragoza).


Source europapress.es

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