Bahian coach Mauro Pola, assisted by Javier Ilmini and Gustavo Sapochnik, called up 21 basketball players from whom he would make the final payroll. The Chubut coach was already part of the national team’s coaching staff at the 2019 World Cup played in Greece.
The players mentioned in this first pre-selection are Benjamin Marchioro (Class of 2004, Varese, Italy); Maximo Lomelo (2005, Athens de Cordoba); Lucas Fresno (2004, Stella Azzurra, Italy); Nicolas Stenta (2004, Boca Juniors); Santiago Troyte (2004, University of San Diego, USA)
Juan Manuel Bocca (2005, Obradoiro, Spain); Bautista Giralt (2004, NBA Academy, Mexico); Juan Ignacio Respaud (2005, Sanitary Works); Ignacio Ortega (2004, Emagino de Villa Maria);
Lee Alia (2004, Athens de Cordoba); Fausto Moussa (2004, Cordoba Institute); Francisco Espinosa (2004, Maryville University, USA); Diego Columb (2004, Quimsa de Santiago del Estero); Lucas Giovanetti (2005, student from Madrid, Spain); Matias Stanic (2005, Athens of Córdoba)
Mauro Villa (2004, Varese Academy, Italy); Dylan Borden (2004, Gran Canaria, Spain); Bautista Rodríguez (2004, without club); Alonso Easterling (2006, Fayetteville Academy, USA); Nicolás Petri (2006, Athens de Córdoba) and Renzo Giaccone (2004, Amgino di Villa Maria).
The Albiceleste delegation will travel to Europe on Wednesday, 14 June. The world premiere will be against Turkey in Argentina on Saturday 24th at 12:00 PM.
Then, the Argentina team will take on Hungary on Sunday 25 (12.30) and South Korea on Tuesday 27 (12.30). All matches are valid for Zone D.