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Huertas, Clavell and Rodriguez highlight Puerto Rico's preliminary list
SAN JUAN (FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 Americas Qualifiers) – Puerto Rican Head Coach Eddie Casiano announced Puerto Rico’s 24-player preliminary list for the next window of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 Americas Qualifiers, where the “12 Magnificos” will face Uruguay and Panama.
|Puerto Rico's Preliminary pool|
|Ángel Rodríguez||Gary Browne||Alexander Abreu||Gian Clavell|
|David Huertas||Javier Mojica||Ángel Vassallo||Gilberto Clavell|
|Ramón Clemente||Tyler Davis||Ricardo Sánchez||Jorge Bryan Díaz|
|Michael Rosario||John Holland||Devon Collier||Carlos López|
|Christopher Ortiz||Alexander Franklin||Christopher Gastón||Eduardo J. González|
|Luis Hernández||Christopher Brady||Jonathan Rodríguez||Ángel Alamo|
“This list did not suffer many changes and we have enough artillery for a good demonstration in this next window of the Qualifiers," said Casiano in the Puerto Rican Basketball Federation Press Release.
Gian Clavell, Ángel Rodríguez, and Ricardo Sánchez are present in the preliminary lists and currently hold a perfect attendance record for the Boricuas at the Qualifiers, having participated in the previous 8 games.
Gian Clavell and David Huertas will be key figures for the team as two pure scorers for the team. Clavel and Huertas average 12.8 and 11.8 points per game, respectively.
Puerto Rico’s games at the next window of the Americas Qualifiers will be as visitors. First, the Boricuas will travel to Montevideo to face the Uruguayan team on November 29, from there they relocate to Panama City for a December 2 game against Panama.
Their game at the newly inaugurated Antel Arena on November 29 will be Puerto Rico’s and Uruguay’s first match-up at the Qualifiers. The teams will meet again when the Boricuas receive the Uruguayans on February 25.
Puerto Rico and Panama already faced each other during Americas Qualifiers in an 82-73 win for the Boricuas at San Juan. Puerto Rico will search for the same result at Panama’s Arena Roberto Duran on December 2.