International Hoops: European FIBA World Cup qualifiers locked in

Eight national teams survive the European pre-qualifiers of the 2023 FIBA World Cup By Eurohoops Team at Eurohoops.net / info@eurohoops.net Belarus, Iceland, Latvia, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Portugal, Slovakia, and Sweden have advanced through the European pre-qualifiers of the 2023 FIBA World Cup. They will join 24 more countries in the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 Qualifiers. A total of 12 national teams will progress to the final stage scheduled to take place in Indonesia, Japan, and the Philippines. The Qualifiers draw will take place on August 31. Per FIBA.BASKETBALL: “The 32-team field…

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Rui Hachimura to miss last two games of FIBA World Cup

Washington Wizards’ 2019 NBA Draft Lottery pick Rui Hachimura has been playing for Japan in the FIBA World Cup. The former Gonzaga standout will miss the final two games of the World Cup due to knee discomfort and general fatigue. Here is a statment from JBA on Hachimura’s status: The Wizards and Japan Basketball have been operating under a carefully created load management plan to protect Rui’s health after a long NCAA season, the NBA draft and the NBA summer league. Rui experienced knee discomfort and general fatigue during the…

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How Australia defeated Team USA

Written for nbl.com.au by Liam Santamaria Moments after the Boomers pulled off their historic victory over the USA on Saturday, Andrew Bogut looked his teammates in the eye and addressed them. That was a massive win, he told them, and we made history today, but we can go one of two directions from here: let’s stay focused on the ultimate goal. It’s a message each of the Boomers would echo during their postgame media commitments. Of course, it makes sense for the Boomers to keep a lid on what went…

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