Spain basketball list for July windows

the national coach Sergio Scariolo has summoned 15 players and a guest to prepare the three matches to be played in the July ‘window’, corresponding to the first qualifying phase for the World Cup 2023.

With the pass mathematically assured, Spain will face North Macedonia, Georgia and Ukraine with a mixture of players that combine experience and youth.

Those summoned by Scariolo will meet next Monday the 27th in Zaragoza, where they will carry out the first training sessions and will play the first of the matches on Friday, July 1, against North Macedonia. The selection will also face Georgia, on Monday July 4 in Tblisi, and Ukraine, on Thursday 7, in Riga. This last match is the one corresponding to the second Window, postponed last February due to the armed conflict.

Spain already has the mathematical pass

Los 15 summoned players are: Jonathan Barreiro (Unicaja), Ferran Bassas (Joventut), Darío Brizuela (Unicaja), Quino Colom (AEK Atenas), Alberto Díaz (Unicaja), Dani Díez (Hereda San Pablo Burgos), Jaime Fernández (Unicaja), Fran Guerra ( Lenovo Tenerife), Xabi López-Arostegui (Valencia), Joel Parra (Joventut), Jaime Pradilla (Valencia), Miquel Salvó (Gran Canaria), Sebas Saiz (Almark Tokyo), Yankuba Sima (Baxi Manresa) and Santi Yusta (Casademont Zaragoza ). He will also participate in the concentration, as a guest, Tyson Pérez (Morabank Andorra).

“As always, we have a very interesting mix of future projects and established players who have already contributed a lot to the National Team”, valued Scariolo in statements sent by the Spanish Federation.

“With them we want to face these three quite demanding games. Also, this working group will give us indications to choose which and how many of them will be part of the group that will prepare from August 1st the Eurobasket this year,” he added.

Spain is undefeated in this first qualifying phase for the 2023 World Cup after beating North Macedonia at home (65-94) and Georgia (89-61) and Ukraine (88-74) at home. Both Spain and Georgia are mathematically assured of qualifying for the second phase, in which they will face Italy, Iceland and the Netherlands in August.



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