Two European champions and two rookies on Scariolo’s list

The National Coach, Sergio Scariolo, announced this Wednesday the list of 16 players summoneds to dispute in Iceland (Thursday 23) and caceres (Sunday 26) the last two qualifying matches for the World Cup 2023, tournament for which Spain is already classified. The summoned players are:

  • Francis Alonso (Surne Bilbao Basket), 4 caps
  • Jonathan Barreiro (Unicaja), 10 caps
  • Ferran Bassas (Gran Canaria), 9 caps
  • Pep Busquets (Joventut Badalona), 1 cap
  • Michael Caicedo (Coviran Granada)
  • Alberto Díaz (Unicaja), 23 caps
  • Sergi García (Río Breogán), 6 caps
  • Fran Guerra (Lenovo Tenerife), 12 caps
  • Rubén Guerrero (Monbus Obradoiro), 8 caps
  • Juan Núñez (Ratipharm Ulm, Germany), 5 caps
  • Joel Parra (Joventut Badalona), 24 caps
  • Tyson Pérez (Real Betis Basketball), 2 caps
  • Miquel Salvó (Gran Canaria), 5 caps
  • Jaume Sorolla (Girona Basketball)
  • Edgar Vicedo (Monbus Obradoiro), 7 caps
  • Eric Vila (Basquet Girona), 1 cap

The next monday 20the National Team will focus on Alicante, where it will begin to prepare for the last Qualifying Window for the 2023 World Cup. A day later, the expedition will head to Reykjavikwhere he will face Iceland he thursday 23 at 8:45 p.m.. The next day, he will travel back to Cáceres, where he will face Italy on sunday 26 at 6:00 p.m. in thel Multipurpose Pavilion from the extreme city.

It will be the first time that the National Team faces a concentration like number 1 in the FIBA ​​World Ranking. Among the novelties, the debuts of Michael Caicedo and Jaume Sorolla stand out in a list that has the presence of two European champions this past summer in Berlin: Joel Parra (captain) and Alberto Díaz. Pursuant to the agreement reached between the FEB and the Virtus Pallacanestro Bolognaa, Sergio Scariolo will be able toto reconcile their positions as National Selector and coach of the Italian teamas it already did in the November Window.

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Scariolo will direct the training sessions of the National Team in person at Alicante and caceres, as well as the match against Italy in Cáceres. During the stay of the national team in Iceland, the coach will keep in constant contact with his coaching staff to monitor and direct team workwhich will be headed by Louis Guil and integrated by Joaquin Prado, Jorge Lorenzo, Victor Garcia and Manuel Aller.

Scariolo wants to continue competing

Sergio Scariolo spoke about the call-up and what he hopes to achieve with this renewed group: “Despite the fact that we have already secured the classification, we want to keep competing”, he commented.

”A list that has news, but also has players whoand have already defended the Spain shirt with great efficiency in previous engagements. We also have some European Champion and, above all, we have a great commitment and some fgreat desire to meet again and write new pages that our fans are proud”, he expressed before the meeting.

”Although qualifying for the World Cup is already assured, we want to continue competing and we want to continue playing good games and possibly win”ended the four times Eurobasket champion.

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