International Hoops: Spain announces EuroBasket preliminary roster

FEB, the Spanish Basketball Federation announced the 22 players for their EuroBasket preliminary roster, which includes several participants from the recent gold medal winning squad from the 2022 FIBA U20 European Championships. The team will also includes Maccabi point guard Tel Aviv, whose addition to the team caused quite the stir.

Spain’s selections:

Alberto Abalde (Real Madrid)
Hector Alderete (Movistar Estudiantes)
Jonathan Barreiro (Unicaja)
Dario Brizuela (Unicaja)
Lorenzo Brown (Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv)
Quino Colom (Girona)
Alberto Diaz (Unicaja)
Jaime Fernandez (Lenovo Tenerife)
Rudy Fernandez (Real Madrid)
Usman Garuba (Houston Rockets)
Fran Guerra (Lenovo Tenerife)
Juan Hernangomez (Toronto Raptors)
Willy Hernangomez (New Orleans Pelicans)
Sergio Llull (Real Madrid)
Xabi Lopez-Arostegui (Valencia)
Juan Nunez (Real Madrid)
Joel Parra (Joventut)
Jaime Pradilla (Valencia)
Sebas Saiz (Alvark Tokyo)
Miquel Salvo (Gran Canaria)
Yankuba Sima (Baxi Manresa)
Santi Yusta (Casademont Zaragoza)

The team will take to the court in Tbilisi, Georgia in Group A of the EuroBasket preliminary round September 1-8, matching up against Bulgaria, Georgia, Belgium, Montenegro, and Turkey . Securing one of the top four slots in the group will secure a berth in the next round, which is the knockout stage and will take place in Berlin.

On the 24th of August, Spain will play host to Iceland and then visit the Netherlands as part of the next international window launching the final round of the 2023 FIBA World Cup Qualifiers.

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