Melvin López works so that the Dominican team wins its two games

The coach of the national basketball team Melvyn López said on Wednesday that “we are very focused on achieving these two wins over the weekend, which would put us in a comfortable position in Group C.”

López stressed that the preparation has been arduous with the integration in the first days of training of almost all the players that would make up the squad on that occasion.

The Dominican leader has been in charge since last Monday of the training sessions that will take place at the Professor Virgilio Travieso Soto Sports Palace, with a view to participating in the Second Window of the 2023 Basketball World Cup Qualifier, which will have alternate venues. in Indonesia, the Philippines and Japan.

The Dominican squad will play against Canada on Saturday, February 26, and against the Bahamas on Sunday, February 27, both matches starting at 6:00 in the afternoon, at the Palacio de los Deportes.

The last players to join were the captain Víctor Liz, Sadiel Rojas, Gelvis Solano and Andrés Féliz, who joined those present from the first day such as Ángel Luis Delgado, Rigoberto Mendoza and Juan Guerrero.

As well as Juan Miguel Suero, Ángel Núñez, Adonis Henríquez, Luis David Montero, Richard Bautista, Bryan Martínez and Yassel Pérez.

“These players have a lot of value for the aspirations of the national team and we count on them,” López exclaimed.

The Dominican Republic has a 2-0 record and will look to improve to 4-0 if they win against Canada and the Bahamas.

With López in training, the Immortal of Sport José -Maíta- Mercedes, director of the Fedombal National Teams Project, who is part of the coaching staff, along with David Díaz, Jonathan Matos and Ruddy Martínez, the doctor is Elieser Luvin, the therapist Marvin Zamora and the physical trainer is Santiago Alfaro.

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“We are going to seek the path to our third consecutive participation in a Basketball World Championship, after attending Spain 2014 and China 2019,” said López.

Access to the press

López reported that the media have access to the field every day for a period of 30 minutes to interview the manager, coaches and players.

He indicated that it will be from 5:15 to 5:45 in the afternoon for the sports writers to carry out their usual professional work in support of their national basketball team.

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