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FIBA Americas 2005 - Men Basketball



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Final standings

Round 2 standings
1. Argentina 6-1
2. Brazil 4-3
3. USA 4-3
4. Venezuela 4-3
5. Panama 4-3
6. Dominic.R. 3-4
7. Puerto Rico 3-4
8. Uruguay 0-7

Eliminations
Group A
1. Brazil 3-1
2. Venezuela 3-1
3. USA 2-2
4. Panama 1-3
5. Canada 1-3
Group B
1. Argentina 3-1
2. Dominic.R. 3-1
3. Puerto Rico 2-2
4. Uruguay 1-3
5. Mexico 1-3

Stats Leaders
Points
1) Machado, Bra,  24.0
2) Barbosa, Bra, 23.0
3) Batista, Uru, 20.3
4) Garcia, Dom, 20.0
5) Ayuso, Pur, 19.5

Rebounds

1) Batista, Uru, 15.3
2) Martinez, Dom 14.5
3) Ramos, Pur 11.5
4) Garcia, Pan 11.3
5) Lloreda, Pan 09.3

Assists

1) Farabello, Arg 6.3
2) Machado, Bra6.0
3) Guevara, Ven5.8
4) Barbosa, Bra4.5
5) Mazzarino, URU 4.3
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Brazilians Marcelo and Guilherme with Copaamerica trophy (Photo: CBB)
 
Brazil celebrating CopaAmerica championship (Photo: CBB)

All news by Jaime Gomez

 Machado named MVP of the tournament. - Sep 5, 2005


Marcelo
Machado


SANTO DOMINGO - 'Marcelinho' Machado (200-F/G-75, agency: Interperformances) from Brazil was selected as the MVP of the 2005 FIBA Americas Championship played in Santo Domingo, capital of the Dominican Republic.
Machado ended with an average of 23.2 points per game in ten games and guided Brazil to a Gold Medal win in the tournament with nhis consistent play on both sides of the floor.
The All Tournament Team was selected, the five elite players in the Championship were: 'Leandrinho' Barbosa (190-G-82) (BRA), 'Marcelinho' Machado (200-F/G-75, agency: Interperformances) (BRA), Francisco Garcia (201-F-81, college: Louisville) (DOM), Hector Romero (202-F-80, college: New Orleans) (VEN) and Esteban Batista (208-F/C-83) (URU).
* Qualified for the 2006 FIBA World Championship in Japan that will be played from August 19 until September 3 in Japan, where the best 24 teams in the World will play to prove who is the best basketball country in the globe.

 The Gold belongs to Brazil! - Sep 5, 2005


Leandrinho
Barbosa

SANTO DOMINGO  'Leandrinho' Barbosa (190-G-82) scored five three pointers in the final quarter and gave Brazil the Gold Medal in the 2005 FIBA Americas Championship as they defeated Argentina 100-88.
Barbosa was one of the key figures of Brazil, as Tiago Splitter (211-C/F-85, agency: Interperformances) and 'Marcelinho' Machado (200-F/G-75, agency: Interperformances) were also big figures for Brazil during the tournament. Leandro was the leader with 29 points, Splitter had 25 and Machado 21 in the win.
'Marcelinho' Machado (200-F/G-75, agency: Interperformances) was named the MVP of the FIBA Americas Championship.
Leandro scored four three pointers in the first four minutes of the final quarter and after a flagrant foul by Federico Kammerichs (203-F-80), Brazil had a 83-77 lead. After that, Barbosa continued hitting from the perimeter and sealed the game.
Argentina won the first quarter 32-21 but Brazil came back in the first half and won it 49-43 led by 17 points by Tiago and 15 by Marcelo.
The best for Argentina in the game was Roman Gonzalez (206-C-78, agency: Interperformances) with 23 points.
Argentina could not score from the perimeter in the final minutes and lost concentration doing costly turnovers as well.

 Venezuela wins the Bronze Medal after dominating USA. - Sep 4, 2005
SANTO DOMINGO - Venezuela won the Bronze Medal over USA in the Final Round of the 2005 FIBA Americas Championship by winning 93-83 after a great game by Oscar Jose Torres (195-F/G-76), Hector Romero (202-F-80, college: New Orleans) and Victor David Diaz (195-F-68, agency: Interperformances, college: Houston).
The Venezuelans dominated the whole game with a balanced offense and left Kris Lang (211-F/C-79, agency: SportsTalent, college: N.Carolina) as the only dominating force for USA with 30 points and 14 rebounds.
Oscar Jose Torres (195-F/G-76) led Venezuela with 23 points, followed with 22 points by Victor David Diaz (195-F-68, agency: Interperformances, college: Houston) and 17 by Hector Romero (202-F-80, college: New Orleans). Romero was a key figure for Venezuela in the tournament as he dominated the small forward position.
The first half ended 37-32 thanks to 13 points by Romero.
In the second half Venezuela started to pull away thanks to Torres and Diaz.
This is the second medal by Venezuela in a FIBA Americas Championship as they won the Silver Medal in the 1992 Olympic Qualifying Tournament.

 Argentina goes for the Gold, again! - Sep 4, 2005


Paolo
Quinteros


SANTO DOMINGO - Argentina will play for the Gold Medal in the 2005 FIBA Americas Championship against Brazil after beating Venezuela by the score of 104-93 in the Semifinals.
The Argentineans went to the tournament without their big stars, but proved to be in the elite of World Basketball by playing for a Gold Medal after just winning one in the 2004 Olympics.
Venezuela will now play USA for the Bronze Medal.
Richard Lugo (209-C-73, college: St.Francis,NY) and Oscar Jose Torres (195-F/G-76) did everything they could to stop Argentina, but the winners answered every call.
The first quarter was an intense one and it ended 33-30 with an advantage by Argentina. In the second quarter the intensity went down a bit and ended 53-50.
Venezuela tried to come back but Argentina continued shooting well from the perimeter and from the free throw line to get the win.
Paolo Quinteros (185-G-79) led Argentina with 15 points, Federico Kammerichs (203-F-80) scored 14 and Hernan Jasen (196-G-78) along with Daniel Farabello (193-G-73) scored 13 each.
Oscar Jose Torres (195-F/G-76) scored 26 points for Venezuela and Richard Lugo (209-C-73, college: St.Francis,NY) netted 19.
The Final Round will be played tomorrow starting at 18:00 PM local time with the Bronze Medal game.

 Brazil goes for the Gold Medal after beating USA in the Semifinals. - Sep 4, 2005
SANTO DOMINGO Brazil defeated USA 93-75 in the Semifinals at the 2005 FIBA Americas Championship played in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
This is their second game against each other, as USA won the first game 96-94 in the first round.
'Marcelinho' Machado (200-F/G-75, agency: Interperformances) led Brazil's balanced attack with 19 points, followed by 'Leandrinho' Barbosa (190-G-82) who scored 18 points and Guilherme Giovannoni (203-F-80, agency: Interperformances) along with Tiago Splitter (211-C/F-85, agency: Interperformances) netted 16 each.
The first half ended 51-41 in favor os Brazil after dominating the first quarter 25-17. 'Leandrinho' Barbosa (190-G-82) led the first half scorers with 11 points followed by 10 points by 'Marcelinho' Machado (200-F/G-75, agency: Interperformances).
Kris Lang (211-F/C-79, agency: SportsTalent, college: N.Carolina) led USA in the first half with 12 points, and led the USA in the game with 14 points. USA was 1-7 from three point range in the first half and was 17-37 from the field.
In the third quarter USA tried to make a comeback but Brazil came again with their key figures scoring at will to end the third quarter with a 74-60 advantage. 'Marcelinho' Machado (200-F/G-75, agency: Interperformances) scored 7 points in the quarter.
Brazil started the final quarter with a 9-0 run to put the score 83-60 and secure the game at the half point of the quarter after a basket by Guilherme Giovannoni (203-F-80, agency: Interperformances).
Now Brazil will wait for the winner of the Argentina-Venezuela game to play for the Gold, while USA will play for the Bronze against the loser.

 Familiar faces in the Semifinals. - Sep 3, 2005
SANTO DOMINGO - The standings in the Quarterfinals showed four familiar teams battling in the Semifinals: Argentina, Brazil, USA and Venezuela.
Argentina defeated Brazil 71-60, USA fell to Puerto Rico 88-80 and Venezuela lost to the Dominican Republic 87-63 to define the Semifinal matches.
Argentina who finished first in the Quarterfinals standings will take on Venezuela (21:30) and Brazil, who finished seconds takes on third place USA (19:00).
Panama ended fifth and qualified because of Argentina ending in the first four places.

 Brazil wins and all the four qualifying spots are full. - Sep 2, 2005
SANTO DOMINGO  'Marcelinho' Machado (200-F/G-75, agency: Interperformances) and 'Leandrinho' Barbosa (190-G-82)sent Brazil to the FIBA World Championship after beating the Dominican Republic 80-72 in the FIBA Americas Championship Quarterfinals.
The result also gave Panama, USA and Venezuela a berth to the FIBA World Championship. Argentina already qualified.
'Marcelinho' Machado (200-F/G-75, agency: Interperformances) led Brazil with 23 points and Leandrinho netted 17 in the win. Luis Flores (188-G-81, college: Manhattan) scored 17 points for the losers.
The Brazilian team dominated the first quarter 28-15 as Guilherme led the way with 11 points and Marcelinho had 10.
The first half ended 38-36 in favor of Brazil.
At the start of the third quarter Brazil pulled away quickly thanks to 'Leandrinho' Barbosa (190-G-82) who scored three baskets in a row.
The Dominicans came back but Marcelinho and Leandrinho continued to hit from the perimeter to seal the game.
Brazil takes on Argentina and Venezuela takes on the Dominican Republic to finish the Quarterfinals.

 Panama closes their FIBA World Championship berth. - Sep 2, 2005
SANTO DOMINGO - Panama crushed Puerto Rico 74-55 and is one step closer into the 2006 FIBA World Championship. Puerto Rico is even closer to be eliminated.
The Panamains took advantage of the erratic game from the Puerto Ricans in the final three quarters led by Michael Hicks (190-G-76, college: Texas A&M - C.C.) and Antonio Garcia (203-F/C-76, college: Ky Wesleyan).
Michael Hicks (190-G-76, college: Texas A&M - C.C.) was unstoppable with 31 points, shooting 7-8 from two points and 5-7 from three points to drive the Puerto Rican defense.
Larry Ayuso (190-G-77, agency: Priority Sports, college: USC) led Puerto Rico with 15 points.
Panama dominated on the rebounds 45-31 and also took advantage of a poor shooting game by the losers. Antonio Garcia (203-F/C-76, college: Ky Wesleyan) was the best rebounder with 16 boards.
The first quarter was all Puerto Rico as they won it 24-14 led by Larry Ayuso (190-G-77, agency: Priority Sports, college: USC) who had 10 points. Little did Puerto Rico know that they would never score consistently and would have large periods of time without scoring.
The first half ended 34-32 with Panama up front.
Puerto Rico shot 4-28 from three point range and 3-9 from the free throw line.
Panama shot 22-44 from two points and 7-19 from three point range.
In the final day of the Quarterfinals, Puerto Rico takes on USA and Panama faces Uruguay.

 USA comes back in an impressive manner in the final quarter. - Sep 1, 2005
SANTO DOMINGO - USA made an impressive rally in the final quarter to beat Uruguay 91-77 in day 3 of the Quarterfinals in the 2005 FIBA Americas Championship.
USA made a 16-2 rally from the mid part of the fourth quarter until there was 1:30 l;eft in the game thanks to Charlie Bell (191-G-79, agency: Priority Sports, college: Michigan St.), Lynn Greer (186-G-79, college: Temple) and Ron Slay (203-F-81, agency: David Lee services, college: Tennessee) who where consistent from the perimeter and took advantage of the turnovers by Uruguay. Uruguay made costly errors and missed key free throws and easy shots to lose again.
Charlie Bell (191-G-79, agency: Priority Sports, college: Michigan St.) led USA with 20 points and was followed by McGhee Aaron (202-F-79, college: Oklahoma) with 19 points.
Nicolas Mazzarino (181-G-75, agency: Players Group) scored 32 points for Uruguay. Esteban Batista (208-F/C-83) was not a factor in the game with only 4 points and 11 rebounds.
The first half ended tied at 37, as Uruguay made a 6-0 run in the final minute. Leandro Garcia tied the game at 37 with a three points with 21 seconds left. Mazzarino scored 22 points in the first half.
USA closed the Quarterfinals against Puerto Rico and Uruguay finishes against Panama.

 Argentina gets rid of Venezuela quickly. - Sep 1, 2005
SANTO DOMINGO - Argentina crushed Venezuela in the third day of the Quarterfinals in the FIBA Americas Championship. Now Argentina is the leader of this round with three wins.
The Argentineans dominated all the game as they showed off a balanced offensive attack. Roman Gonzalez (206-C-78, agency: Interperformances) and Julio Mazzaro (186-G-79) led Argentina with 16 points and Diego Lo Grippo (198-F-78) netted 13.
Hector Romero (202-F-80, college: New Orleans) led Venezuela with 15 points.
Argentina won the first half 41-28 thanks to 10 points by Gonzalez and 7 by Paolo Quinteros (185-G-79).
In the third quarter Argentina pulled away after a 16-2 run in the first five minutes.
The Venezuelans had a poor shooting game with a 30% performance from the field.
Argentina will end the Quarterfinals against Brazil and Venezuela closes against the Dominican Republic.

 Panama wins on day 2 in the Quarterfinals against the Dominican Republic. - Sep 1, 2005
SANTO DOMINGO -- Panama defeated the Dominican Republic to close day 2 of the Quarterfinals in the FIBA Americas Championship.
Danilo Pinnock scored all his 15 points in the second half to lead the Panamanians into victory.
Jaime Lloreda (203-F/C-80, agency: Octagon, college: LSU) led the winners with 18 points and Jair Peralta (178-G-76, college: Tennessee-Martin) netted 15.
Jack Michael Martinez (202-F/C-81, agency: Paris Global Sports, college: Miami, FL) and Luis Flores (188-G-81, college: Manhattan) scored 18 each for the losers.
The first half ended 44-36 as Francisco Garcia (201-F-81, college: Louisville) scored 11 points for the hosts, but Panama came back in the second half led by Pinnock and Jair Peralta (178-G-76, college: Tennessee-Martin) to win the game.
A three pointer by Michael Hicks (190-G-76, college: Texas A&M - C.C.) gave Panama a 82-74 lead with 2:31 left to calm down the crowd gathered at the Palace and secure the win.
Panama plays against Puerto Rico and the Dominicans take on Brazil on day 3 in the Quarterfinals.

 Argentina crushes USA. - Aug 31, 2005
SANTO DOMINGO - Argentina crushed USA in day 2 of the Quarterfinals in the FIBA Americas Championship by the score of 84-67.
This was the first meeting between the two teams since the Semifinals in the Olympic Games where Argentina went on to win the Gold. Paolo Quinteros (185-G-79) netted 21 points and Leonardo Gutierrez (200-F-78) had 14 for the winners. Tyus Edney (178-G-73, college: UCLA) and Kris Lang led USA with 11 and Charlie Bell had 10.
Argentina won the first half 34-26 thanks to 11 points by Quinteros.
USA made a comeback in the third quarter, closing the game 47-46 with 2:04 left, but Argentina pulled away thanks to Gutierrez and Quinteros who gave Argentina a double digit lead in the mid part of the fourth quarter.
Argentina faces Venezuela and USA takes on Uruguay tomorrow.

 Puerto Rico defeats Brazil in double OT. - Aug 31, 2005
SANTO DOMINGO -- Puerto Rico defeated Brazil 107-101 in double overtime at the 2005 FIBA Americas Championship to maintain their hopes alive to qualify for the 2006 FIBA World Championship.
Larry Ayuso (190-G-77, agency: Priority Sports, college: USC) and 'Marcelinho' Machado (200-F/G-75, agency: Interperformances) were in a great duel during the whole game. Machado had to compensate for the bad game that 'Leandrinho' Barbosa (190-G-82) played.
Ayuso ended with 29 points and Machado 34. Barbosa had 8 points, his worst performance so far.
Machado scored two free throws to put the game 81-78 with Brazil on top, but Larry Ayuso (190-G-77, agency: Priority Sports, college: USC) netted a three pointer with 22.8 left to tie the game and force the first overtime.
Marcelinho scored 9 points in the first overtime but Ayuso came to the rescue again and scored another basket with 15.8 left to tie at 93 and force the second opertime. Ayuso scored 8 points in the second overtime and Filiberto Rivera (187-G-82, college: UTEP) along with Rick Apodaca (192-G-80, agency: Paris Global Sports, college: Hofstra) scored four free throws in the last 20 seconds to seal the game. Puerto Rico had a 43-28 halftime deficit and they were down at one point by 19. In the second half Puerto Rico used smaller lineup and came back.
Tiago scored 23 points and grabbed 18 points in a losing cause.
Tomorrow Brazil plays the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico will take on Panama.

 Venezuela qualified for the 2006 FIBA World Championship. - Aug 31, 2005
SANTO DOMINGO – Venezuela qualified for the 2006 FIBA World Championship after winning their second straight game in the Quarterfinal Round in the FIBA Americas Championship as they defeated Uruguay 101-99.
Two free throws by Diego Guevara (184-G-77, agency: Interperformances, college: Charlotte) with nine seconds left gave the Venezuelans their third berth to the FIBA World Championship that will be played in Japan.
With two games left, Venezuela secured the pass to the FIBA World Championship and Uruguay is officially eliminated. Uruguay won the first half 51-46.
Veteran Victor David Diaz (195-F-68, agency: Interperformances, college: Houston) scored 22 points, 17 of them in the second half. Oscar Jose Torres (195-F/G-76) led Venezuela with 26 points; Tomas Aguiar netted 21 and Hector Romero (202-F-80, college: New Orleans) 11 to lead the balanced attack.
Esteban Batista (208-F/C-83) led Uruguay with 25 points and 18 boards. Mauricio Aguiar (198-F-83, agency: Players Group) had 21 points and Nicolas Mazzarino (181-G-75, agency: Players Group) scored 20.

 Venezuela qualified for the 2006 FIBA World Championship. - Aug 31, 2005
SANTO DOMINGO – Venezuela qualified for the 2006 FIBA World Championship after winning their second straight game in the Quarterfinal Round in the FIBA Americas Championship as they defeated Uruguay 101-99.
Two free throws by Diego Guevara (184-G-77, agency: Interperformances, college: Charlotte) with nine seconds left gave the Venezuelans their third berth to the FIBA World Championship that will be played in Japan.
With two games left, Venezuela secured the pass to the FIBA World Championship and Uruguay is officially eliminated. Uruguay won the first half 51-46.
Veteran Victor David Diaz (195-F-68, agency: Interperformances, college: Houston) scored 22 points, 17 of them in the second half. Oscar Jose Torres (195-F/G-76) led Venezuela with 26 points; Tomas Aguiar netted 21 and Hector Romero (202-F-80, college: New Orleans) 11 to lead the balanced attack.
Esteban Batista (208-F/C-83) led Uruguay with 25 points and 18 boards. Mauricio Aguiar (198-F-83, agency: Players Group) had 21 points and Nicolas Mazzarino (181-G-75, agency: Players Group) scored 20.

 Venezuela passes over Puerto Rico in Quarterfinals. - Aug 31, 2005
SANTO DOMINGO - Venezuela defeated Puerto Rico 82-73 in the Quarterfinals at the 2005 FIBA Americas Championship for Men.
Both teams had a low output on offense as the first half was won by Puerto Rico 29-27. Larry Ayuso (190-G-77, agency: Priority Sports, college: USC) led Puerto Rico with 9 points and Hector Romero (202-F-80, college: New Orleans) led the Venezuelan attack with 12 points.
Venezuela shot 0-7 from three point range and 28% from the field in the first half, while Puerto Rico also shot 28% from the field and made two three pointers in six attempts.
In the third quarter Venezuela started to heat up on offense led by Hector Romero (202-F-80, college: New Orleans) who ended with 27 points. Richard Lugo (209-C-73, college: St.Francis,NY) ended with 15 points and 11 rebounds and Oscar Jose Torres (195-F/G-76) netted 14 points.
Larry Ayuso (190-G-77, agency: Priority Sports, college: USC) led Puerto Rico with 22 points and Rick Apodaca (192-G-80, agency: Paris Global Sports, college: Hofstra) had 19.
Puerto Rico will face Brazil and Venezuela will take on Uruguay on day 2 of the Quarterfinals.


 Argentina Losses To Panama - Aug 30, 2005
Argentina run out of gas in the final minutes and lost to Panama 89-84 in the second round opener, and now has to face USA. Jair Peralta and Danilo Pinock Glover combined for 45 points, 12 rebounds and 7 assists for Panama, while Federico Kammerichs led Argentina, who lost the rebounding battle 44-27 with 18 points.

 Brazil crushes Uruguay in the Quarterfinals. - Aug 30, 2005
SANTO DOMINGO - A great offensive run in the second half gave Brazil a 89-69 win in the second game of the Quarterfinals in the 2005 FIBA Americas Championship.
The first half ended 37-35 favoring Uruguay. Both teams had a bad shooting performance in the first 20 minutes of the game.
Brazil recovered in the second half as they scored 33 points in the third quarter but Uruguay was still having problems and lost the game by a large margin.
'Leandrinho' Barbosa (190-G-82) ended with 27 points, Tiago Splitter (211-C/F-85, agency: Interperformances) had 22 points and 12 boards and 'Marcelinho' Machado (200-F/G-75, agency: Interperformances) netted 18.
Esteban Batista (208-F/C-83) had 20 points and Nicolas Mazzarino (181-G-75, agency: Players Group) 16 for Uruguay.
Brazil will take on Puerto Rico and Uruguay faces Venezuela tomorrow.

 Surprising win by Panama. - Aug 30, 2005
SANTO DOMINGO -- Jair Peralta (178-G-76, college: Tennessee-Martin) and Danilo Pinnock took control of the offense in the final minutes to give Panama a surprising win over Argentina 89-84 as the Quarterfinal Round opened in the 2005 FIBA Americas Championship.
Panama was down in the score most of the game, but they were always close. The winner had a 76-74 lead with 4:36 left in the game thanks to a three pointer by Pinnock.
Jair Peralta (178-G-76, college: Tennessee-Martin) sealed the game with six straight points in the final 1:25. Peralta ended with 24 points and Pinnock netted 21.
Federico Kammerichs (203-F-80) scored 18 points and Hernan Jasen (196-G-78) had 13.
Tomorrow Argentina will face USA and Panama will take on the Dominican Republic.

 Games Results:
August 24, 2005
USA 94, Panama 72
Brazil 111, Venezuela 88
Mexico 96, Argentina 82
Dominican Republic 72, Uruguay 69

August 25, 2005
USA 96, Brazil 94
Venezuela 100, Canada 91
Uruguay 91, Mexico 60
Argentina 96, Puerto Rico 79

August 26, 2005
Brazil 83, Panama 77
Canada 92, USA 76
Puerto Rico 95, Uruguay 80
Dominican Republic 104, Mexico 94

August 27, 2005
Argentina 86, Uruguay 72
Venezuela 71, USA 70
Panama 79, Canada 54
Dominican Republic 89, Puerto Rico 86

August 28, 2005
Brazil 105, Canada 81
Venezuela 71, Panama 70
Puerto Rico 94, Mexico 74
Argentina 84, Dom. Republic 60

First round over. Canada and Mexico are eliminated.

August 30, 2005 (Second Round)
Panama 89, Argentina 84
Brazil 89, Uruguay 69
Venezuela 82, Puerto Rico 73
USA 111, Dominican Republic 86

August 31, 2005 (Second Round)
Venezuela 101, Uruguay 99
Puerto Rico 107, Brazil 101
Argentina 84, USA 67
Panama 88, Dom.Republic 78

September 1, 2005 (Second Round)
Argentina 78, Venezuela 60
USA 91, Uruguay 77
Panama 74, Puerto Rico 55
Brazil 80, D.Republic 72

September 2, 2005 (Second Round)
Panama 78, Uruguay 71
Argentina 71, Brazil 60
Puerto Rico 88, USA 83
D.Republic 87, Venezuela 63


September 3, 2005 (Medal Semifinals)

Brazil 93, USA 75
Argentina 104, Venezuela 93

September 4, 2005 (Finals) Bronze Medal Game:
Venezuela 93, USA 83

Gold Medal Game:
Brazil 100, Argentina 88


ROSTERS OF PARTICIPATING TEAMS
ARGENTINA



Farabello



Fernandez



Gonzalez



Quinteros



Jasen

4 Antonio Porta (186-G-83) of Villaggio Solidago Livorno (ITA)
5 Julio Mazzaro (186-G-79) of Club River Plate Buenos Aires
6 Roman Gonzalez (206-C-78) of Atletico Argentino Junin
7 Diego Lo Grippo (198-F-78) of Alerta Cantabria Lobos (ESP)
8 Daniel Farabello (193-G-73) of Casti Group Varese (ITA)
9 Gabriel Fernandez (204-C-76) of Casti Group Varese (ITA)

10 Leonardo Gutierrez (200-F-78) of Ben Hur Rafaela
12 Juan Gutierrez (205-F/C-83) of Obras Sanitarias Buenos Aires
13 Paolo Quinteros (185-G-79) of Boca Juniors Capital Feder
14 Hernan Jasen (196-G-78) of Adecco Estudiantes Madrid (ESP)

15 Federico Kammerichs (203-F-80) of Pamesa Valencia (ESP)

BRAZIL



Machado



Marcelinho



Alex



Giovannoni



Leandrinho

4 'Marcelinho' Machado (200-F/G-75) of Unit/Uberlandia
5 'Nezinho' dos Santos (185-G-81) of COC Ribeirao Preto
6 'Murilo' da Rosa (207-C-83) of Franca Basquete Sao Paulo
7 'Marcelinho' Huertas (192-G-83) of DKV Joventut Badalona (ESP)
8 'Leandrinho' Barbosa (190-G-82) of Phoenix Suns (USA)
9 Jefferson Antonio (207-F/C-83) of Paulistano/DIX AMICO
10 'Alex' Garcia (191-G-80) of New Orleans Hornets (USA)
11 Anderson Varejao (205-C-82) of Cleveland Cavaliers (USA)
12 Guilherme Giovannoni (203-F-80) of Benetton Treviso (ITA)
13 Rafael Hettsheimeir (207-C-86) of Akasvayu Vic (ESP)
14 'Caio' Torres (211-C-87) of Paulistano/DIX AMICO
15 Tiago Splitter (211-C/F-85) of Tau Ceramica Vitoria (ESP)
Head Coach: 'Lula' Ferreira

CANADA


Kendall


Anderson


English


Jobity


Massiah
4 Jermaine Anderson (188-G) of Fordham University (USA)
5 Denham Brown (196-F-83) of University of Connecticut (USA)
6 James Gillingham (194-G-81) of TBB Trier (GER)
7 Randy Nohr (184-G-77) of Benetton Fribourg Olympic (SUI)
8 Carl English (192-G-81) of Florida Flame (USA)
9 Levon Kendall (210-F-84) of University of Pittsburgh (USA)
10 Jermaine Bucknor (198-F-83) of University of Richmond (USA)
11 Vidal Massiah (198-G/F-79) of Oliveirense Caçarola (POR)
12 Richard Anderson (199-F-77) of Kraftwerk Wels (AUT)
13 Juan Mendez (202-F-81) of Niagara University (USA)
14 Nate Doornekamp (212-C-82) of TBB Trier (GER)
15 Kevin Jobity (206-F/C-74) of Champville (LEB)
Head Coach: Leo Rautins
Assistants: Dave Smart , Greg Francis
DOMINICAN REP.


Flores


Lopez


Garcia


Martinez


Asselin
5 Marlon Martinez (204-F/C-77) of Marineros de Puerto Plata
6 Luis Flores (188-G-81) of Denver Nuggets (USA)
7 Andy Williams (195-G/F-80) of Caneros de La Romana
8 Josh Asselin (211-C/F-78) of Alerta Cantabria Lobos (ESP)
9 Amaury Filion (206-C/F-81) of Metros de Santiago
10 Joel Ramirez (191-G-81) of Panteras del Distrito Nacional
11 Francisco Garcia (201-F-81) of Sacramento Kings (USA)
13 Felipe Lopez (197-G/F-74) of Metros de Santiago
14 Jaime Peterson (204-F-71) of ALM Evreux Basket (FRA)
15 Jack Michael Martinez (202-F/C-81) of Atleticos San German (PUR)
Franklin Western (200-F-72) of Constituyentes de San Cristobal
Edgar Sosa (188-G) of High School (USA)
Head Coach: Keith Smart
MEXICO


Beck


Quintero


Llamas


Crouse


Avila
4 Romel Beck (201-G/F-82) of University of Nevada -Las Vegas (USA)
5 Victor Avila (209-C-77) of Halcones de la UV Xalapa
6 Antonio Pedroza
7 Horacio Llamas (211-C-73) of Soles de Mexicali
10 Jesus Ramses Benitez (209-C-79) of Soles de Mexicali
11 Omar Quintero (182-G-81) of Forum Filatelico Valladolid (ESP)
12 Alonso Izaguirre (200-G/F-76) of Frayles de Guasave
13 Enrique Zuniga (193-G-75) of Lechugueros de Leon
14 David Crouse (211-F/C-74) of Lobos de la UAC
15 Adam Parada (213-C-81) of Correcaminos UAT Victoria
Head Coach: Jorge Ramirez Mota
Coach Assistant: Jose Francisco Ramirez
PANAMA



Hicks



Gomez



Lloreda



Cardenas



Peralta

4 Joel Tesis (206-C-85) of John Brown (USA)
5 Jair Peralta (178-G-76) of Canguros de Parque Lefevre
7 Maximiliano Gomez (192-G/F-75) of Chorrillo
8 Eduardo Isaac (190-G/F-80) of Navieros de Colon
9 Chris Warren (196-F-81) of Reflex Beograd (SCG)
10 Reyjavick De Gracia (203-F/C-81) of John Brown University (USA)
11 Michael Hicks (190-G-76) of Agricola Gloria Montecatini (ITA)
12 Dionisio Gomez (203-F-80) of Central Entrerriano (ARG)
13 Antonio Garcia (203-F/C-76) of Deportivo Ciudad Quevedo Los Rios (ECU)
14 Jaime Lloreda (203-F/C-80) of Pinar Karsiyaka SK Izmir (TUR)
15 Eric Cardenas (206-C-73) of ESPE Quito (ECU)
Head Coach: Nolan Richardson
Assistants: Enrique Grenald and Raul Pineda

PUERTO RICO


Hatton


Ayuso


Fajardo


Ramos


Apodaca
4 Peter John Ramos (222-C-85) of Washington Wizards (USA)
5 David Cortez (198-G/F-81) of Capitanes de Arecibo
6 Bobby Joe Hatton (187-G-76) of Leones de Ponce
7 Filiberto Rivera (187-G-82) of The Univ.of Texas at El Paso (USA)
8 Rick Apodaca (192-G-80) of Atleticos de San German
9 Christian Dalmau (194-G-77) of Atleticos de San German
10 Larry Ayuso (190-G-77) of Capitanes de Arecibo
11 Antonio Latimer (204-F/G-78) of Vaqueros de Bayamon
12 Gabriel Colon (200-G/F-84) of Leones de Ponce
13 Sharif Fajardo (205-F/C-76) of Capitanes de Arecibo
14 Angel Figueroa (191-G-80) of Capitanes de Arecibo
15 Manuel Narvaez (211-C-81) of Leones de Ponce
Head Coach: Julio Toro
URUGUAY



Aguiar



Batista



Castrillon



Garcia Morales



Mazzarino

4 Diego Castrillon (199-F-75) of Capurro
5 Sebastian Izaguirre (203-C/F-85) of Larranaga
6 Mauricio Aguiar (198-F-83) of Banco di Sardegna Sassari (ITA)
7 Pablo Morales (200-F-78) of Salto Uruguay
8 Nicolas Mazzarino (181-G-75) of Vertical Vision Cantu (ITA)
9 Claudio Charquero (202-C-77) of Paysandu BB
10 Leandro Garcia Morales (186-G-80) of Club Atletico Olimpia
11 Martin Osimani (192-G-81) of University of Duquesne (USA)
12 Gaston Paez (206-C/F-79) of Independiente Mercedes
13 Luis Silveira (189-G/F-71) of Salto Uruguay
14 Nicolas Borsellino (204-C-86) of Capurro
15 Esteban Batista (208-F/C-83) of Calpe Aguas (ESP)
Head Coach: Alberto Espasandin

USA


Beasley


Bell


Chubb


Edney


Greer
4 Tyus Edney (178-G-73) of Lottomatica Roma (ITA)
5 Marque Perry (186-G-81) of Olympiakos S.F.P. Pireus (GRE)
6 Lynn Greer (186-G-79) of Pompea Napoli (ITA)
7 Charlie Bell (191-G-79) of Milwaukee Bucks (NBA)
8 Alex Scales (192-G-78) of Seoul Samsung Thunders (KOR)
9 Tang Hamilton (201-F-78) of Fayetteville Patriots (NBDL)
10 Ron Slay (203-F-81) of Asheville Altitude (NBDL)
11 Adam Chubb (207-F/C-81) of Mobis Phoebus (KOR)
12 Noel Felix (205-C/F-81) of Talk N Text Phone Pals (PHI)
13 Aaron McGhee (202-F-79) of Pusan KTF Magic Wings (KOR)
14 Jerome Beasley (208-F-80) of Sioux Falls Skyforce (CBA)
15 Kris Lang (211-F/C-79) of Caffe Maxim Virtus Bologna (ITA)
Head Coach: Morris McHone
Assistants: Dennis Johnson, Joe Meyer
VENEZUELA



Diaz



Lugo



Torres



Guevara



Jones
4 Victor David Diaz (195-F-68) of Cocodrilos de Caracas
5 Luis Julio (196-F-82) of Gaiteros de Zulia
6 Ernesto Mijares (190-G-76) of Marinos de Anzoategui
7 Richard Lugo (209-C-73) of Capitanes de Arecibo (PUR)
8 Tomas Aguilera (198-F-77) of Cocodrilos de Caracas
9 Oscar Jose Torres (195-F/G-76) of BC Khimky Moscow (RUS)
10 Askia Jones (196-G-71) of Guaros de Lara
11 Miguel Angel Marriaga (205-C-84) of Gaiteros de Zulia
12 Hector Romero (202-F-80) of Marinos de Anzoategui
13 Diego Guevara (184-G-77) of Guaros de Lara
14 Herbert Bayona (211-C-78) of Guaiqueries de Margarita
15 Carlos Morris (194-F-75) of Gatos de Monagas Cats
Head Coach: Nestor Salazar
Assistants Nelson Solorzano and Carlos Gil
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