Magnano chose the 12 pre-Olympic games against the NBA in Turkey and the Czech Republic

Magnano chose the 12 pre-Olympic games against the NBA in Turkey and the Czech Republic

Uruguayan basketball coach Ruben Magnano on Wednesday identified 12 players who will play pre-Olympic games in Victoria, Canada, for a place at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

The team began training on Monday, June 14 and completed last Tuesday with the arrival of Jason Granger from Germany, who came from the Bundesliga champions with Alba Berlin.

Granger has not played for the national team since the 2017 Copa América, where Uruguay worked as a local on a soap opera at Palacio Peñarol. Later he was not loaned from Baskonia to the playoffs and when the season ended he suffered a severe ankle injury that required surgery.

Granger at Biguá Stadium, friendly with Argentina in 2017

Magnano cut four players from the squad: Gustavo “Banchi” Parreira, Theo Metzger, Martin Rojas and Mauricio Arrigui.

Like Granger, Bruno Fitipaldo arrived after playing two excellent games in La Liga Endesa, most recently at Lenovo Tenerife, arriving from San Pablo Burgos.

Fitipaldo in Lenovo Tenerife

Luciano Parodi has just agreed to return to European basketball to play for Oliver Würzburg, after playing for Minas Tennis in Brazil.

Lucho Parodi will travel from Brazil to Germany

Juan Ignacio Ducas, who played the 2021 league in Trouville, just arranged a Hispano Americano match to play the Argentine league.

Matthias Calvani has finished his season in Japan and is now looking for a new destination after defending the Kawasaki Brave Thunders.

Matthias Galvani will face a very difficult task

Local media include Esteban Batista, vice-championship with Nacional, Federico Haller and Kirill Wachsmann of Malvin and Nicolas Borsellino of Peñarol.

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The youngest is Santiago Vescovi, who is in his second season in the US NCAA at the University of Tennessee.

Veskovy, a great promise to the National Basketball

The team is a mix of young and old, with an average height of 28.6 years and a short stature of 1.97 meters.

The Magnano coaching staff was completed by his assistants Edgardo Cogan and Javier Isis and physical trainer Marcelo Pesio.

The team began a trip to Canada Thursday morning and will arrive in Victoria before stopping in Panama and Vancouver.

player Team position age Height
Jason Granger Alba Berlin stationed 31 1,88 m
Luciano Parodi Oliver Würzburg stationed 27 1,83 m
Joaquin Rodriguez work basket stationed 22 1,94 m
Bruno Fittipaldo Lenovo Tenerife basic help 29 1,83 m
Santiago Vescovi Tennessee Volunteers basic help 19 1.91 AD
Juan Ignacio Ducas American of Hispanic descent eaves 22 2,06 m
Emiliano Ceres work basket eaves 24 2,06 m
Matthias Calvani Kawasaki Brave Thunder forward force 29 2,02 m
Federico Haller Malvin forward force 33 1.97 m
Nicholas Porsellino Penarol pivot wing 35 2,02 m
Kirill Wassman Malvin the hub 36 2,05 pm
Esteban Batista National the hub 37 2,08 m
Averages: 28,6 1.97 m

Uruguay will play on June 29 against Turkey and on July 1 against the Czech Republic. In the other series of pre-Olympic key will be Canada, Greece and China. The first two of each bracket go to the semi-finals. The semi-finals (the first against the second) and the final are played. There is only one place for Tokyo.

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Turkey will make a strong roster with American Shane Larkin as the starting guard, a cross-NBA player, and phenom Ersan Eliasova of the Utah Jazz, Furkan Korkmaz, Philadelphia 76ers, and Sidi Osman from the basketball team. Cleveland Cavaliers.

The Czech Republic will be led by Chicago Bulls player Thomas Satoransky and Jan Vesely from Fenerbahce.

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