With the aim of continuing to grow as a team, but without ceasing to dream of qualifying for Tokyo, the Uruguayan basketball team comes out tonight on stage in the Pre-olympic from Victoria, Canada.
The Light blue will play from the hour 23:35 (televising of Directv Sports) in front of Turkey in the Victoria Memorial Arena of the city that will host Group “A” with Greece, China and the host, and of “B” with Uruguay, Turkey and Czech Republic.
The first two of each series will advance to the semifinal and then the winners of those crosses will be measured in the final that will grant a place in the Olympic Games, event in which the Uruguayan basketball said present for the last time in Los Angeles 1984.
With the Argentine Ruben Magnano As a coach and a team that mixes experience and a lot of youth, the team will face a tough rival that features several players from NBA, including the eaves Cedi Osman Cleveland Cavaliers, where he averaged 20.4 points per game.
In addition, the Europeans have players of the stature of Furkan korkmaz from Philadelphia Sixers, Ersan Ilyasova from Utah Jazz, and Omer Yurtseven, who has already been drafted by the Miami Heat.
And as if that were not enough, the base Bugrahan tuncer and the escort Melin mahmutoglu They also appear as good figures of the team of Orhun Jan.
The Light blue he will bet on a good, orderly and intense defense and the effectiveness in attack to be able to compete as equals against a rival who in the previous is clearly superior and whose main objective was to get the ticket to Tokyo.
“We are very excited and eager for the tournament to start and above all eager to win, something key,” he said. Juan Ducasse to Ovation, adding that “we know the rivals that we are going to face and the difficulties of these two games, but we made a good preparation and we are prepared to go out to compete and try to put Uruguay as high as possible.”
The second presentation of the Celeste in the Pre-Olympic of Victoria will be on Thursday from 11:35 pm in Uruguay against the Czech Republic, another tough European team.
Santiago Vescovi arrives with wind in his shirt
Tennessee Basketball, the University team that bears that name and in which Santiago Vescovi plays, congratulated the 19-year-old point guard for being part of the blue team that the Canadian Olympic Qualifiers will play.
“Since joining the Tennessee program during the 2019-20 season, he has been a key contributor to the Volunteers in a season and a half. The native of Montevideo, Uruguay has started 42 of his 46 games and has an average of 9.5 points per game in his career “, published the University on its website adding:” Vescovi led Tennessee in minutes and assists by game, while his ratio of 1.6 assists to turnovers also led the team and ranked second among all players in the Southeastern Conference.
“Let’s go Uruguay”, was the message from Tennessee Basketball on their social networks.