The Spanish team was drawn in Group C, in which you’ll have a few rivals that a priori should not put in too many difficulties to those of Scariolo: Tunisia, Puerto Rico and Iran. If Spain qualifies for the second stage (pass two teams), it will be measured with the two selections that pass of group D (Serbia, Italy, Angola, Philippines), which are expected to be Serbs and transalpine.
The debut of Scariolo will be on the 31st of August with the selection of north africa in which is a priori not match one of the most simple of the Spanish in the World. Despite this, however, will have to be careful with a team that is the current african champion, because in 2017 he won the title after defeating in the final to Nigeria.
Without a doubt, the big star of the tunisian people is Salah Mejri, an old acquaintance of the Spanish fans for their passage through the Obradoiro and Real Madrid. The pivot, a force of nature and a great bully, has already four seasons with the Dallas Mavericks of the NBA, although without too much luck, as just has been set-up minutes in any of them.
in Addition Mejri, the combined Scariolo will have to pay attention to the points of the eaves Ziyed Chennoufi, the work on the painting of Makram Ben Romdahne and the address of the base Mourad El Mabrouk.
The second crash, on Monday 2 September, aims as the more complicated to a selection with a great tradition baloncestística and who is ranked number 16 in the ranking of FIBA.
The combined boricua is in addition to the current champion Held (the tournament played by Central America, the Caribbean, and Mexico) after his victory in the last edition, in 2016, when Puerto Rico won in a disputadísima end to the Mexican team.
however, the Puerto Ricans arrive with a major low, with his great star, the NBA’s JJ Barea, finally will not be in China because that is still recovering from his injury in the Achilles heel.
won’t be in the tournament two other NBA, Shabazz Napier and Maurice Harkless, as confirmed by the president of the Federation of Puerto Rican, did not reply to attempts by receptacles.
as well, and without their stars, NBA, Puerto Rico will arrive with Isaiah Pineiro as a great hope, a player who has recently signed with the Sacramento Kings. Along the eaves, which will debut with the selection, the reference to the offensive will be John Holland.
Spain will close the first phase of the World Wednesday, September 4, selection against Persian, a duel that took place in the last championship in 2014, when the team then led by Juan Antonio Orenga achieved the victory without too many complications (90-60).
The Iranian team, current runner-up Asian (only fell in the final to the powerful selection Australian) because it is not, however, the team’s inexperienced then, and basketball is growing a lot.
His big star remains the giant Hamed Haddadi, a former NBA and an authentic force of nature underneath the rings. Next, to the pivot, the young base Behnam Yakhchali and the veteran winger Samad Nikkhah Bahrami will be the other players that will have to be careful.