22 November, 2021
28 February, 2023
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Campazzo returns home for the Americas Qualifiers' sixth window

MIAMI (United States) – Star guard Facundo Campazzo is back with the Argentinian National Team for the sixth window of the 2023 FIBA World Cup Americas Qualifiers, to take place this February.

The Argentinian Basketball Confederation (CAB) announced their preliminary 17-man roster that includes other stalwarts like Leandro Bolmaro, Carlos Delfino and Patricio Garino that will be returning after missing the previous window in November.


Campazzo and company's presence are great additions that will strengthen a Pablo Prigioni squad, currently sitting in second place in Group E (7-3), that still needs to notch wins to clinch their spot in the World Cup, to be played this August and September in Philippines, Japan and Indonesia.

During this sixth and final window, Argentina will play against Canada (10-0) on the 23rd and Dominican Republic (7-3) on the 26th, both at home at Polideportivo Islas Malvinas in Mar del Plata. That arena was Campazzo's home during his stellar years in Argentina's domestic league with Peñarol, where he won the title in four occasions (2010, 2011, 2012 and 2014).

Campazzo, who started the season in the NBA with the Dallas Mavericks and currently plays for Red Star Belgrade (averaging 13.4 PTS, 6.9 AST and 2.1 STL in the Adriatic League), already played four games with his national team in these Americas Qualifiers. In those games, the speedy point guard averaged 20.5 points (shooting 50.0 percent from behind the arc), 7.3 assists, 4.3 rebounds and 2.3 steals. In those matchups, Argentina had a 3-1 record after beating Venezuela, Panama and Bahamas and losing to Canada.

"Facu" also led Argentina to the title at the 2022 FIBA AmeriCup in Brazil last September. There, the 31-year-old was named to the tournament's First Team while leading his squad with 12.3 points and 8.3 assists.