Play against North Macedonia (November 26) and Georgia (29), duels corresponding to the qualification phase for the 2023 World Cup
The base Dani prez, from BAXI Manresa, and the pvots Yankuba Sima (BAXI Manresa) and Jaime Pradilla (Valencia Basket) are the main novelties of the national coach Sergio Scariolo for the matches against North Macedonia and Georgia corresponding to the qualification phase for the 2023 World Cup.
The Italian coach provided his 16 chosen for this first ‘window’, as usual without players from the Euroleague teams, and with Dez, Chasm and Pradilla as the only ones who make their debut on a date and who could have their international debut.
The point guard is averaging 7.2 points and 5.8 assists with the Manresa team, which leaves him as the fifth best assistant in the Endesa League Regular League, while his teammate averages 6.9 points and 4. 1 rebounds. The ‘taronja’ pvot is gaining more prominence this year and its figures in the domestic tournament are 5.9 points and 3.2 sacks.
Along with these three players, Scariolo has completed his team with others that he already knows from previous ‘windows’ and where the presence of the veteran base stands out Quino Colom (AEK), world champion in 2019 with the national team. Catalan will act as captain with his 31 caps, followed by Joan Tailor (Lenovo Tenerife) with 21.
The national team will meet next Monday the 22nd in Guadalajara, where they will carry out their first training sessions before traveling, on Thursday, to North Macedonia, where they will play their first match in Skopje on Friday the 26th. Three days later, in Jan, meet Georgia.
LIST OF CALLED
BASES: Quino Colom (AEK Atenas), Alberto Daz and Jaime Fernndez (Unicaja), Dani Dez (BAXI Manresa).
ESCORT: Daro Brizuela (Unicaja) and Joan Sastre (Lenovo Tenerife).
WINGS: Xabi Lpez-Arstegui (Valencia Basket), Jonathan Barreiro (Unicaja), Joel Parra (Joventut Badalona) and Miquel Salv (Gran Canaria).
ALA-PVOTS: Oriol Paul (MoraBanc Andorra) and Dani Dez (Hereda San Pablo Burgos).
PVOTS: Vctor Arteaga (Morabanc Andorra), Fran Guerra (Lenovo Tenerife), Jaime Pradilla (Valencia) and Yankuba Sima (BAXI Manresa).
Reference from elmundo