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Puerto Rico announce final roster for U18 Americas Championship
SAN JUAN (FIBA U18 Americas championship 2018) - The Puerto Rican Basketball Federation (FBPUR) announced today the 12-players that will represent Puerto Rico at the FIBA U18 Americas Championship in St. Catharines, Canada.
|Chile's 12-player list for the FIBA U18 Americas Championship 2018|
|Algenis Quintana||Gianfranco Grafal||Jorge Torres||José Placer|
|Víctor Rosa||Adriel Linares||Dyondre Domínguez||Alejandro Vásquez|
|Isaiah Palermo||George Conditt||Giovanni Santiago||Jatsiel Colón|
"This is a great group. Not only for this tournament but for the future. They have discipline, good height and that is what will take them to another level. I am sure that these names will be heard in the future," said Omar González, coach of the Puerto Rican U18 National Team.
"We have a team with a lot of tall and athletic players for the age group. They perform well on the court and are responsible on the defensive side. There is a lot of movement of the ball and everyone touches the ball. Actually, this is a team that covers all the disciplines of the game. We will try to minimize the turnovers," added Gonzalez.
The FIBA U18 Americas Championship will run June 10-16 and the Puerto Ricans will begin the continental championship with a match-up against Panama. The Boricuas will then face The Dominican Republic and USA, to close-out the Group Phase of the competition.
The top four teams from the FIBA U18 Americas Championship will qualify to the FIBA U19 Basketball World Cup 2018.