Spain has a protracted, wealthy, history in basketball.
Spearheaded by players reminiscent of Pau Gasol, Marc Gasol and Ricky Rubio, La Roja managed to win three silver medals on the Olympics and two gold medals on the World Cup.
Spain conquered EuroBasket on three occasions as well, winning all of it in 2009, 2011 and 2015.
Sadly for the Spaniards, each Gasol brothers are not any longer on the team, and Ricky Rubio underwent surgery earlier this yr for a torn ACL that saw him miss the rest of the NBA season.
“I can already say that I is not going to take part in the EuroBasket this summer. I’ll get entangled in one other way. But I will certainly come back to the national team,” Rubio told La Vanguardia in January.
The load to hold the Spanish team falls onto a latest set of brothers now – Juancho and Willy Hernangomez.
Can Juancho and Willy carry Spain to a gold medal at EuroBasket 2022?
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What’s Spain’s final EuroBasket 2022 roster?
Spanish coach Sergio Scariolo named an initial 22-man squad for EuroBasket 2022.
For the primary time in a few years, the squad is not going to feature any Gasol brothers after each Pau and Marc announced their retirement from international basketball following Spain’s defeat to Team USA within the quarter-finals of the Tokyo Olympics.
Even without those two icons, Spain still has a number of world champions on its roster, including Rudy Fernandez, Willy Hernangomez and Juancho Hernangomez.
“We all know that we’re in a difficult moment. Generational change is a terrific challenge. We’re very clear that the values of the national team don’t vary, but the extent of talent does,” Scariolo said.
Here is Spain’s final roster for EuroBasket 2022:
- Dario Brizuela, G
- Lorenzo Brown, G
- Alberto Diaz, G
- Jaime Fernandez, G
- Rudy Fernandez, G/F
- Usman Garuba F/C
- Juancho Hernangomez, F/C
- Willy Hernangomez, C
- Xabi Lopez-Arostegui, F
- Joel Parra, F
- Jaime Pradilla, C
- Sebastian Saiz, C
What number of NBA players does Spain have on its EuroBasket roster?
Surprisingly, given how dominant the Spanish have been in the fashionable era, the team has just three players that currently play within the NBA. The rest of the Spanish roster is made up of players from the Spanish ACB and EuroLeague teams.
- Usman Garuba (Houston Rockets)
- Juancho Hernangomez (Toronto Raptors)
- Willy Hernangomez (Recent Orleans Pelicans)
When does Spain play at EuroBasket 2022?
Spain is the No. 2 FIBA-ranked team on the planet behind the USA. They are going to play in Group A at EuroBasket 2022 together with Bulgaria, Belgium, Georgia, Montenegro and Turkey.