Colombia with 16-man squad for AmeriCup
BOGOTA (FIBA AmeriCup 2017) - The players of joint hosts Colombia have joined coach Guillermo Moreno and begun getting ready for the FIBA AmeriCup.
Edgar Alonso Moreno Asprilla, Jhon Jairo Hernandez and Rodrigo Caicedo, members of the Cimarrones side that just captured the Colombian domestic crown, are among the 16 players in the squad.
There is also a healthy contingent of players who compete in American college basketball, including Florida State's Braian Angola Rodas, Texas A&M's Tonny Trocha-Morelos and East Tennessee State's Hanner Mosquera-Perea.
|Colombia 16-player preliminary squad for FIBA AmeriCup 2017|
|Luis Almanza||Braian Angola Rodas||Freddy Asprilla||Hansel Atencia|
|Rodrigio Caicedo||Jhon Hernandez||Michael Hinestroza||Michael Jackson|
|Jhan Paul Mejia||Edgar Moreno||Stalin Ortiz||Hanner Mosquera-Perea|
|Divier Perez||Leonardo Salazar||Diego Tello||Tonny Trocha-Morelos|
Colombia will play in a four nations tournament in Salta, Argentina, from August 18-22 with Brazil, Uruguay and the Argentinians.
At the AmeriCup, Colombia are hosting Group A and will face Brazil, Puerto Rico and Mexico.
Stalin Ortiz was Colombia's leading scorer at the 2016 South American Championship
The best team from each of the three groups will advance to the Final Phase, along with Group B hosts Argentina, who will automatically qualify because of their status as the main organizer of the competition. The Final Phase will be played in Cordoba (Argentina).