The Argentine basketball team will begin its preparation today on the way to the double date of World Cup qualifiers that it will hold at the end of the month against Canada and the Bahamas, in the opening of the second phase of the route that leads to Indonesia-Japan-Philippines 2023.
Work will start at the Dow Center in the city of Bahía Blanca. The team led by Néstor “Che” García will train in that setting for a little less than a week and then will move to Mar del Plata, to practice at the Islas Malvinas Sports Center.
The representative albiceleste, which has a cumulative record of 5 wins and one loss, will be made up of 14 basketball players.
It will feature the expected returns of Buenos Aires point guard Nicolás Laprovíttola (Barcelona, Spain) and forward Gabriel Deck (Real Madrid, Spain), who missed the previous window against Venezuela (69-66) and Panama (88-77), between June and last July.
On the other hand, Mar del Plata point guard Luca Vildoza, who will continue training with his NBA team, Milwaukee Bucks, and Santa Fe inmate Francisco Cáffaro, who is participating in a tour of Italy with his US NCAA team, were left out of the call: University of Virginia.
The designated ones are Facundo Campazzo (Denver Nuggets, USA); Nicolás Laprovittola (Barcelona, Spain); José Vildoza (Flamengo, Brazil); Leandro Bolmaro (Utah Jazz, USA); Gabriel Deck (Real Madrid, Spain); Carlos Delfino (Libertas Pesaro, Italy); Marcos Delía (without club); Nicolás Brussino (Gran Canaria, Spain); Juan Pablo Vaulet (BAXI Manresa, Spain).
Also, Juan Francisco Fernández (Fuenlabrada, Spain); Patricio Garino (Girona Basket, Spain); Tayavek Gallizzi (Córdoba Institute); Tomás Chapero (Sant Josep, Spain) and Máximo Fjellerup (Girona Basket, Spain).
Those chosen by the coach from Bahia will also be available for the AmeriCup (Copa América) that will take place in Recife, Brazil, starting on September 2.
Argentina, according to the program ahead, will face Canada on Thursday the 25th in the city of Victoria.
While on Monday 29, at the Islas Malvinas Sports Center in the city of Mar del Plata, the albiceleste team will receive the Bahamas team.