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Basketball: Italy faces Puerto Rico in Gigi Datome’s last game as a player in Italy

Basketball: Italy faces Puerto Rico in Gigi Datome’s last game as a player in Italy

after triumph Acropolis Championship Thanks to the two victories over Serbia and Greece, italbasket He returns to Italy for another friendly test in preparation for the 2023 World Cup. Tomorrow at 21:00in fact, Pala d’Andre by Ravenna The challenge scene will be against the national team Puerto Rico.

The match will also be an opportunity to celebrate Gigi Datome: the Azzurri captain will, in fact, play his last game in the national team’s shirt in Italy tomorrow evening.. Sardinian basketball player – the best player in the national team LBA Finals And Italian champion with Olympia Milano – he decided to say goodbye to playing basketball, not before playing last summer with the top Italian team. The boys under coach Gianmarco Buzico arrive at the match against Puerto Rico after a positive winning streak of four wins in the most matches to date in light of the World Series: after the two victories in the World Series. Trentino Basketball Cup Against Turkey and China, Fontecchio and his comrades scored again in the famous Acropolis Championship by defeating teams of the caliber of Serbia (89-88) and Greece (74-70) and also won the title for the fourth time. At the end of the game against Puerto Rico – or perhaps even in the following hours – the coach will announce what the last two pieces will be. To go and decide the twelve who will travel to Asia for the friendlies against Brazil and New Zealand (scheduled in Shenzhen – China – between August 20-21) as a starter for the World Cup debut scheduled for August 25 in Manila (Philippines) against Angola.

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Puerto Rico participates in the friendly match against the Azzurri national team, after suffering a crushing defeat against the United States A few days ago, in another test, in preparation for the World Championships. Italy and Puerto Rico have already intersected in the semi-finals before the Olympics Belgrade 2021, when the Azzurri beat the Central American team that opened the doors for them to a triumphant final in which they beat the hosts, thus separating the pass for. Tokyo Games. The keys to the game were assigned to Jordan Howard, with Isaiah Pinheiro and John Holland The most experienced players on a team that also in recent history achieved fourth place in the Five Circles Review at Athens 2004 – surprising the USA in the opening game of that tournament.

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