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Basketball RD closes 2021 brilliantly

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Santo Domingo.- Basketball in the Dominican Republic had a year 2021 full of many lights.
From world classifications, as well as the creation of a U-22 National Development League and the arrival of Chris Duarte to the NBA, are some of the achievements that adorn the discipline of the rim and the ball of the country.

“This year has been brilliant, thank God last August we were able to put the U-22 league into operation, as well as the National Basketball League (LNB), which recessed last year due to the pandemic”, expressed Rafael Uribe, president of the Dominican Basketball Federation (Fedombal).

Uribe highlighted the participation of the top Creole quintet in the First Qualifying Window for the 2023 Basketball World Cup.

The team finished undefeated (2-0) after having the Virgin Islands in their commitments in the event that took place in the country.

The president of the Fedombal also weighed the qualification for the U-17 World Championship, which will be played in the city of Alicante, Spain in 2022. Also the pass to the FIBA ​​U-18 Championship of the Americas 2022 (Premundial).

Regarding the 3 × 3 modality, he said that its representatives have yielded positive results to the nation, “Those teams, both male and female, have imposed their talent in those events, such is the silver medal of our girls in the Pan American Games in Cali, Colombia, as did the boys, who achieved a bronze in the first FIBA ​​3 × 3 AmeriCup, which was held in Miami.

Those are small brushstrokes of the fruits that we are having, not only as Fedombal, but as a country ”, Rafael said.

Worthy representatives
On the other hand, Uribe, praised the arrival of Chris Duarte to the best basketball in the world and become the ninth player of Dominican origin drafted in the super league.

He also welcomed the growth of the next Dominicans to reach the NBA, such are the cases of Jean Montero, who operates in the Overtime Elite League, in the United States; Lester Quiñones, of the Memphis Tigers, in the American Athletic Conference; David Jones, DePaul Blue Demons, Chicago, Illinois; Joel Soriano, St John’s University, among others.

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