This Sunday afternoon, by air, the players of the Argentine basketball teamwhich will settle in this city to face the final stage of the preparation, facing the window for the playoffs and the AmeriCup.
The squad of 14 called by coach Néstor “Ché” García completed the first part of their practices in Bahía Blanca, where they trained until this Sunday morning.
This Saturday, an open practice was held at the Dow Center complex, in the southern city, which was attended by more than 2,000 people, in a special session as part of the mini-concentration in Bahía Blanca.
The 14 summoned plus the nicoleño Bautista Lugarini (player of Valencia of Spain) participated in the works, under the supervision of García and his assistants, Pablo Prigioni and Leonardo Gutiérrez,
The organization allowed that, in addition to observing the training sessions, people could interact with the players and coaching staff, talking, taking photos and asking for autographs.
After four days in “the capital of basketball”, the selected team will move to Mar del Plata, with the aim of facing the rest of the preparation with training sessions at the “Islas Malvinas” Sports Center, before traveling to Victoria, Canada, on Monday 22, to face the local team, on Thursday 25.
And he will return to Mar del Plata for the confrontation against Bahamasthe monday 29, with clear reminiscences of the 2011 Americas Pre-Olympic Games, which was awarded to the selected “albiceleste” in a remembered final against Brazil.
Argentina adds 5 wins and 1 loss, to start the second phase of these qualifiers with an accumulated 11 points and will be part of group E, with Canada (12), Venezuela (11), Dominican Republic (10), Panama (8) and Bahamas (8).
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