The Spanish Basketball Federation has announced the list of players who will participate in the Last FIBA Window of the first qualifying phase for the 2023 World Cup. In her None of the internationals who play in the NBA appear: Ricky Rubiobeing injured, and the brothers Willy and Juancho Hernangomez, Usman Garuba and Santi Aldamawhy the rules of the American League prevent it. There is also no representation of Real Madrid and Barcelona, who finished the Endesa League last Sunday.
The NBA allows internationals to concentrate with their national teams 28 days before the championship is held. As this summer there is a lot of national team activity, it is impossible to be in everything. There are FIBA window next weekthe last of the first phase, and another one before the Eurobasket (August 24 and 27), which will be the first of the second qualifying round for the World Cup. And then, el Eurobasket. You had to choose between so many dates.
Although the commitment of the internationals was maximum and they wanted to bethe FEB has preferred to skip this Window, in which Spain is no longer at stake, and come to the beginning of the concentration, set for August 1participate in those matches in the next Window against Italy, Holland or Iceland and then dispute in tournament. In the same case is, for example, Serbia. Nikola Jockic He has shown his availability to play with the national team, but it is impossible for him to spend so much time with the national team.
- Jonathan Barreiro (Unicaja)
- Ferran Bassas (Badalona Youth)
- Dario Brizuela (Unicaja)
- Quino Colom (AEK Athens)
- Alberto Diaz (Unicaja)
- Dani Díez (Inherits San Pablo Burgos)
- Jaime Fernandez (Unicaja)
- Fran Guerra (Lenovo Tenerife)
- Xabi López-Arostegui (Valencia Basket)
- Joel Parra (Badalona Youth)
- Jaime Pradilla (Valencia Basket)
- Miquel Salvó (CB Gran Canaria)
- Sebas Saiz (Almark Tokyo)
- Baxi Manresa – I Love You
- Santi Yusta (Casademont Zaragoza)
- Guest: Tyson Pérez (MoraBanc Andorra).
The team, already qualified for the second phase, will face three games in this FIBA Window that starts next week: the On July 1 they face North Macedonia in Zaragoza, on the 4th they visit Georgia in Tblisi in a preview of what will be the Eurobasket and on the 7th they close this tour in Riga against Ukraine in the game postponed by the war.
The coach Sergio Scariolo believes that the list “has a very interesting mix of future projects and established players who have already contributed a lot to the team. With them we want to face these three quite demanding games. Also, this working group will give us indications to choose which and how many of them will be part of the group that will prepare the Eurobasket starting on August 1”.