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JGX
01-06-2018, 04:24 AM
Took place a couple weeks ago:


FIBA AmeriCup 2021 South American Pre-Qualifiers
Group:
1. Bolivia
2. Peru
3. Ecuador

The South American Pre-Qualifiers will begin on February 20, 2018.

FIBA AmeriCup 2021 Central American Pre-Qualifiers
Group A
1. Belize
2. Guatemala
3. El Salvador

Group B
1. Costa Rica
2. Nicaragua
3. Honduras

The FIBA AmeriCup 2021 Central American Pre-Qualifiers will begin on February 20, 2018.

FIBA AmeriCup 2021 Caribbean Pre-Qualifiers
Group A
1. Surinam
2. Grenada
3. Guyana
4. St. Lucia
5. St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Group B
1. Antigua and Barbuda
2. Monserrat
3. Bermuda
4. Haiti
5. Barbados

The FIBA AmeriCup 2021 Caribbean Pre-Qualifiers will be played on Suriname from June 25-29, 2018.

http://www.fiba.basketball/news/results-in-for-fiba-americup-2021-pre-qualifiers-draw

JGX
06-14-2018, 03:05 AM
Guyana beat Barbados in two out of three friendly games:
https://barbadostoday.bb/2018/06/11/slam-dunked/

JGX
06-20-2018, 03:38 AM
Antigua squad (https://antiguaobserver.com/bulldogs-squad-named-urged-to-better-previous-finish/). Some of these guys are old.


Veterans Lennox “Termite” McCoy, Bryan “Hollywood” Matthew and Mario “Axel” Davis headline the selection of what is a team seemingly balanced with youth and experience.

Xavier Meade, Kareem Edwards, Adonis Humphreys, Kwame Brathwaite, Cohen DeSouza, Clinton Joshua (overseas-based), Vivian “Boast” Destin, Selassie Brathwaite and Ernest Scott (overseas-based) are all in the 12-member line-up. Kenroy Telemaque is the 13th man.

JGX
06-20-2018, 03:41 AM
Bermuda (http://bernews.com/2018/05/bba-announce-caribbean-pre-qualifier-team/)


Steveland Brown-Darrell
Adam Correia
Chris Crumpler
Bryce Gonsalves
Jaren Haley
Kameron James
Vernon Lambe III
John Lee
Jason Lowe
Yusef Riley
Seward Smith
Kevin Stephens

JGX
06-21-2018, 01:27 AM
Barbados (http://www.nationnews.com/nationnews/news/168453/ball-line-qualifier)


SQUAD: Jeremy Gill, Andre Lockhart, Akeem Marsh, Charles Vanderpool, Junior Moore, Keefe Birkett, Mark Bridgeman, George Haynes, Zahir Motara, Saeed Norville, Justin Pile, Kelan Phillips, Nigel Lloyd (head coach), Derek Browne (assistant coach).

Three-point specialist Birkett and Australia-based Marsh have been the top scorers in recent tournaments.

JGX
06-22-2018, 02:47 AM
Guyana (https://www.stabroeknews.com/2018/sports/06/21/rose-named-skipper-of-mens-b-ball-team-to-cbc/)


The team which is coached by Junior Hercules, features Stanton Rose (Captain), Harold Adams, Orland Glasgow, Shane Webster, Ray Victor, Anthony Moe, Travis Burnett, Felix Hamilton, Travis Belgrave, Denzel Devonish, Timothy Thompson and Kevon Wiggins.

On the management side, Dennis Clarke will serve as the Assistant Coach, while Nigel Hinds will act as the Manager…..

Young team--the captain Rose is just 18 years old, and Wiggins has put up big scoring numbers (on losing teams) in recent youth tournaments. Moe has played professionally(?) in El Salvador the last couple years.

JGX
06-22-2018, 02:59 AM
Montserrat (https://discovermni.com/2018/06/21/montserrat-heads-to-suriname-friday-for-basketball-tournament)


The Montserrat-based players are Kerrel Silcott, Nichon Weekes, Jamaul Wade, Vachel Murraine, Jenzel Skerrit, Dave Williams Jr. and Shaquan Wade.

They will be joined by players Immanuel Bradshaw, Kenneth White, Darius Browne, Chad Kirnon and Darren O’Garro.

All I got is Chad Kirnon getting arrested along with a former England cricketer for smuggling cocaine onto an airplane a decade ago. Skerritt may have played some low-level college basketball a long time ago.

mcruic
06-24-2018, 05:52 PM
South American and Central American qualifiers were not held in February as originally announced. It seems they might be in July?

Central American schedule (provisional)
10 Jul Group A - Belize - Guatemala
10 Jul Group B - Costa Rica - Nicaragua
12 Jul Group A - El Salvador - Guatemala
12 Jul Group B - Honduras - Nicaragua
15 Jul Group A - El Salvador - Belize
15 Jul Group B - Honduras - Costa Rica
17 Jul Group A - Guatemala - Belize
17 Jul Group B - Nicaragua - Costa Rica
20 Jul Group A - Guatemala - El Salvador
20 Jul Group B - Nicaragua - Honduras
22 Jul Group A - Belize - El Salvador
22 Jul Group B - Costa Rica - Honduras
26 Jul Final 1st Leg - 1st Group A - 1st Group B
29 Jul Final 2nd Leg - 1st Group B - 1st Group A

Haven't seen a South American schedule anywhere.

Federoy
06-25-2018, 02:14 AM
Outside of the heavy-hitters, I don't know much about teams from the Caribbean region. Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Is., Dominican Rep., and occasionally the Bahamas emerge from this region year after year. I'd like to see somebody new, perhaps an Antigua, start pushing their way through. The sport needs new countries to help continue its growth in popularity.

JGX
06-25-2018, 10:44 AM
Outside of the heavy-hitters, I don't know much about teams from the Caribbean region. Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Is., Dominican Rep., and occasionally the Bahamas emerge from this region year after year. I'd like to see somebody new, perhaps an Antigua, start pushing their way through. The sport needs new countries to help continue its growth in popularity.

Haiti has some potential with their large North American diaspora, if they can keep their program going. Sad to see Jamaica absent.

Day 1 results:

Haiti 78 Barbados 62
Antigua 91 Bermuda 78
Guyana 93 Grenada 64
Suriname 80 St. Lucia 61

Haiti made a triumphant return to international competition behind 33 points from UNC-Wilmington's Jeantal Cylla.

JGX
06-26-2018, 03:09 AM
Day 2:

Antigua 87 Montserrat 66
Barbados 87 Bermuda 78
Guyana 104 St. Vincent 102 (2 OT)
Suriname 69 Grenada 67

Respectable debut by Montserrat against one of the tournament favorites...I think this is their first FIBA tournament.

Bermuda is down to six players after half their team was declared ineligible following the first game. Chris Crumpler scored 33 in a losing cause.

Teenager Stanton Rose went for 41 points (9 threes) in Guyana's wild win over St. Vincent. Wonder if he has any options for playing in the US>

Suriname won on Gylan Watalameo's buzzer-beater after Grenada's Jonathan Williams had hit three free throws to tie the game.

Highlight game on Day 3 will be Antigua-Barbados, with the Bajans probably needing a win to keep their semifinal hopes alive. That group looks a lot tougher than Suriname's group, but who knows in this tournament.

JGX
06-27-2018, 02:48 AM
Day 3:

Grenada 73 St. Lucia 69
Haiti 110 Montserrat 50
Antigua 62 Barbados 55
Suriname 88 St. Vincent 86 (OT)

Last night's hero Watamaleo did it again for Suriname, hitting a late three to send the game to overtime. Dancell Leter led the hosts with 33 points and 19 rebounds.

Montserrat racked up an impressive 37 fouls in getting trounced by Haiti.

Antigua-Haiti and Suriname-Guyana tomorrow should decide the group winners.

JGX
06-28-2018, 04:18 AM
Day 4:

St. Vincent 80 St. Lucia 61
Haiti 76 Antigua 59
Bermuda 72 Montserrat 56
Guyana 83 Suriname 72

Still one day of group play remaining but the semifinals are pretty much set as Haiti-Suriname and Guyana-Antigua.

JGX
06-29-2018, 05:56 AM
Day 5:

Barbados 109 Montserrat 47
Grenada 91 St. Vincent 86
Bermuda 20 Haiti 0
Guyana 85 St. Lucia 70

Haiti beat Bermuda 96-60 but now it looks like they have forfeited their games and will play St. Lucia for ninth place? Eligibility issue?

JGX
06-30-2018, 02:39 AM
9th Place
Haiti 100 St. Lucia 62

5th-8th Place
Grenada 88 Montserrat 57
St. Vincent 76 Bermuda 62

Semifinals
Guyana 76 Barbados 71
Antigua 76 Suriname 73

So Haiti had to forfeit because of eligibility issues with their US-born players. Articles indicate that they would like to appeal to the CAS but with FIBA's rather arbitrary regulations regarding dual nationals they are probably out of luck. I don't understand how these things aren't taken care of before the tournament. Crazy thing is that they had to go ahead and play the ninth place game with their apparently ineligible players.

JGX
07-01-2018, 08:25 PM
7th Place: Montserrat 57 Bermuda 47
5th Place: St. Vincent 82 Grenada 68
3rd Place: Barbados 81 Suriname 75
Final: Guyana 83 Antigua 70

Montserrat gets their first win over a Bermuda team reduced to five players.

JGX
07-02-2018, 04:58 AM
South American and Central American qualifiers were not held in February as originally announced. It seems they might be in July?

Central American schedule (provisional)
10 Jul Group A - Belize - Guatemala
10 Jul Group B - Costa Rica - Nicaragua
12 Jul Group A - El Salvador - Guatemala
12 Jul Group B - Honduras - Nicaragua
15 Jul Group A - El Salvador - Belize
15 Jul Group B - Honduras - Costa Rica
17 Jul Group A - Guatemala - Belize
17 Jul Group B - Nicaragua - Costa Rica
20 Jul Group A - Guatemala - El Salvador
20 Jul Group B - Nicaragua - Honduras
22 Jul Group A - Belize - El Salvador
22 Jul Group B - Costa Rica - Honduras
26 Jul Final 1st Leg - 1st Group A - 1st Group B
29 Jul Final 2nd Leg - 1st Group B - 1st Group A

Haven't seen a South American schedule anywhere.

Apparently Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua have withdrawn and the remaining three countries will play a tournament in Belize July 20-22:
https://www.breakingbelizenews.com/2018/06/30/belize-to-host-central-american-championship-for-fiba-americup/

Federoy
07-14-2018, 02:03 AM
Apparently Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua have withdrawn and the remaining three countries will play a tournament in Belize July 20-22:
https://www.breakingbelizenews.com/2018/06/30/belize-to-host-central-american-championship-for-fiba-americup/

I can only assume that lack of funding is the reason these teams withdrew.

JGX
07-15-2018, 04:47 PM
I can only assume that lack of funding is the reason these teams withdrew.

Nicaragua is out because of the current turmoil there. I don't think they would have been allowed to host games and it may have been difficult to assemble a team as well. Haven't seen anything about Honduras or Guatemala but money sounds like a plausible reason.

Coach Milt Palacio discusses Belize's prospects:
http://edition.channel5belize.com/archives/168602

JGX
07-19-2018, 02:38 PM
Haiti is appealing their disqualification:
http://lenouvelliste.com/article/190222/haiti-fait-appel-aupres-de-la-fiba

JGX
07-19-2018, 02:56 PM
Belize squad for qualifiers. Darwin Carter was on the team when they won the CARICOM championship at home in 1998:

Charlie Burgess
Darwin Carter
Jared Chatham
Englebert Cherrington
Daniel Conorque
Devin Daly
Charles Garcia
Glency Lopez
Elvis Olivera
Nick Phillips
Gregory Rudon
Richard Troyer

Garcia had a good season with Austin in the D League a couple years ago. Daly plays in Denmark.

El Salvador team:

Luis Portal
Josue Avila
Alvaro Alas
Julio Mancia
Oscar Rivera
Carlos Arias
Omar Coreas
Brayan Garcia
Ernesto Lahud
Marco Aguilar
Alejandro Arias
Robert Sandoval

JGX
07-20-2018, 03:51 AM
Costa Rica roster:

Jefny Anderson
Marco Chacon
Isaac Conejo
George Letford
Deon Lynch
Kay Martinez
Carlos Quesada
Amaurys Ripool
Alonso Sanchez
David Shedden
Daniel Shedden
Rohel Wilson

Martinez has been their top scorer in recent years. Daniel Shedden plays for NCAA D2 Montana State-Billings.

JGX
07-23-2018, 05:12 AM
Costa Rica beat Belize 57-52 in the decisive game after both teams beat El Salvador. Belize led 44-36 in the third quarter before self-destructing.

JGX
08-04-2018, 03:03 AM
Bolivia and Ecuador will play August 7th and 11th for the South American spot in the next round.

JGX
08-12-2018, 10:14 PM
Bolivia advanced on total points after winning the first leg 78-51 at home and losing the second 81-76 in Ecuador.

JGX
02-21-2019, 03:50 PM
Second round of qualifiers is this weekend:

Group A
Belize (host)
Cuba
Bahamas
Antigua/Barbuda

Group B
Colombia (host)
Guyana
Bolivia
Paraguay

Apparently Costa Rica withdrew and was replaced by Belize.

JGX
02-23-2019, 04:35 AM
Day 1

Group A
Cuba 88 Bahamas 74
Belize 96 Antigua/Barbuda 70

Group B
Paraguay 93 Guyana 53
Colombia 84 Bolivia 51

Group A streamed here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjrRs-FsI9g46M3ogL4WzhA
Group B streamed here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs1_qT9wXJmqj6xdUVM_QGw

Not sure Belize's whirlwind style will be as effective against younger Cuba and Bahamas teams.

JGX
02-24-2019, 04:48 AM
Day 2

Group A
Bahamas 110 Antigua/Barbuda 56
Cuba 82 Belize 80

Group B
Paraguay 75 Bolivia 73
Colombia 114 Guyana 68

Cuba blows a 12-point fourth quarter lead but wins it on a basket by Guzman with 15 seconds left. Belize missed two open threes on their final possession. Belize plays the Bahamas for the second spot in the next round.

Colombia and Paraguay clinched advancement from Group B, Paraguay needing a pair of late free throws to get past an improving Bolivian team. Colombia scored 68 points in the second half against Guyana.

JGX
02-25-2019, 04:34 AM
Group A
Cuba 123 Antigua/Barbuda 70
Bahamas 86 Belize 72

Group B
Guyana 73 Bolivia 65
Colombia 93 Paraguay 82

All four teams that played in the WC qualifiers advance. Nice win for Guyana after a pair of heavy defeats.

judasmartel
03-03-2019, 06:54 AM
I don't know if you follow lower-level Asia-Pacific basketball, but how do you think these Caribbean and lower-tier South American teams will fare against SEA and lower-tier Oceania teams?

mojo13
01-17-2020, 05:39 PM
Any rosters showing up yet?

The first round starts in about a month - starting to see Eurobasket rosters show up out there that look fairly decent.


AmeriCup is just so meaningless nowadays, it is tough to tell what kind of players are going to play. I have no idea for Canada - seems like G-League guys (non-two ways) and some domestic players are the most likely result. But for I know FIBA is pressuring FIBA-tied clubs in Europe to release players to go back home and play.

I'm curious if any of Canada's Euro pros show up for this.

mojo13
01-17-2020, 05:59 PM
I don't know if you follow lower-level Asia-Pacific basketball, but how do you think these Caribbean and lower-tier South American teams will fare against SEA and lower-tier Oceania teams?


I don't know if you follow lower-level Asia-Pacific basketball, but how do you think these Caribbean and lower-tier South American teams will fare against SEA and lower-tier Oceania teams?

I'd put Uruguay and Mexico on par with Philippines, South Korea and China. So take that as a measuring stick. Mexico can be better than all three depending on if they get their best playing.
Panama is almost in this group too (loads of US born players with Panamanian passports). USVI can be dangerous with their better players could beat most Asian teams too (but they are not deep). Bahamas with Heild and Ayton is on par with USVI (better?). I think Mexico and Uruguay would have easily qualified for the WC if in the Asia group - probably Panama too - they seem at that Jordan/Lebanon level. USVI just could not get its best players together constantly enough and had funding issues...but maybe.

Bahamas without Heild/Ayton is in the tier with Cuba, Columbia, Chile - all a big step down in FIBA Americas - this group who I think you are talking about lose to Asia's best but likely are better than Kazak, Qatar, Syria, India, Iraq, Taiwan, HK etc.).

Any other thoughts out there?

JGX
01-19-2020, 06:57 AM
US to play all their home games in DC this round:
https://www.usab.com/news-events/news/2020/01/americup-game-site.aspx

mojo13
01-19-2020, 04:29 PM
US to play all their home games in DC this round:
https://www.usab.com/news-events/news/2020/01/americup-game-site.aspx


Looks like the USA will be pulling most of its roster from the G League.

usagre
01-19-2020, 07:13 PM
Looks like the USA will be pulling most of its roster from the G League.

No surprise. And it will most likely do the same for the next World Cup in 2023. As for the Americup the only time it was taken seriously was when an Olympic birth was at stake.

mojo13
01-20-2020, 05:02 PM
No surprise. And it will most likely do the same for the next World Cup in 2023. As for the Americup the only time it was taken seriously was when an Olympic birth was at stake.

I actually thought this was best case scenario here. It is still a massive talent pool very good players and considering the low profile of these games, I though they may not even get G League players.

If Canada can get a few of our better non-twoway G League players to play here, I'll be pretty stoked (Mychal Mulder, Lindell Wigginton, Tyler Ennis, Simi Shittu,).


I did notice the better non-EuroLeague players are showing up on European rosters that have already been announced. So maybe we get a few guys flying back.

Dtown
02-09-2020, 10:59 PM
Wow I'm making a eurobasket qualifier thread, and I had no idea the Americup was even doing it!

I think the rule is we have to send a team now to the Americup to qualify for the Olympics or World Cup, otherwise I imagine we'd entirely ignore it.

Really for Mexico, Canada, and the US this is just a matter of beating up the Bahamas for qualification.

JGX
02-13-2020, 04:25 AM
US team for the first qualifying window:


Confirmed for the team are: Jaylen Adams (Wisconsin Herd/St. Bonaventure); Justin Anderson (Long Island Nets/Virginia); Cody Demps (Stockton Kings/ Sacramento State); Kyle Fogg (Beijing Royal Fighters, China/Arizona); Abdul Gaddy (Oklahoma City Blue/Washington); Devon Hall (Oklahoma City Blue/Virginia); Jalen Jones (Capital City Go-Go/Texas A&M); J.P. Macura (Canton Charge/Xavier); Eric Mika (Stockton Kings/Brigham Young); Ivan Rabb (Westchester Knicks/California) Levi Randolph (Canton Charge/Alabama); and James Webb (Iowa Wolves/Boise State).

Former NBA head coach Mike Fratello is serving as head coach of the USA Basketball Men’s National Team for the February 2020 FIBA AmeriCup qualifying games. Longtime NBA and college assistant coach Andy Greer and former NBA and USA Basketball athlete Othella Harrington are serving as USA assistant coaches.

https://www.usab.com/news-events/news/2020/02/men-americup-qualifying-team.aspx

Interesting that they are bringing Fogg in from China.

mojo13
02-13-2020, 05:10 PM
Really good 12 man roster for Canada considering the circumstances and stakes.
Many of our better European based non-EuroLeague pros. A few guys missing like Melvin Ejim (injured) Kyle Wiltjer, Tommy Scrubb, Dylan Ennis, Oliver Hanlan, Kenny Chery. But Andrew Nichsolon is a big get with the CBA suspended indefinitely.



Trae Bell-Haynes
Guard
6’1”
Unionville, ON
Helsinki Seagulls (Finland)

Aaron Best
Guard
6'4”
Scarborough, ON
Paok Thessaloniki (Greece)

Kaza Kajami-Keane
Guard
6’2”
Ajax, ON
Syntainics MBC Weissenfels (Germany)

Owen Klassen
Centre
6’10”
Kingston, ON
Telenet Antwerp Giants (Belgium)

Kyle Landry
Centre
6’10”
Calgary, AB
KK Buducnost VOLI Podgorica (Montenegro)

MiKyle McIntosh
Forward
6’7”
Pickering, ON
Filou Oostende (Belgium)

Conor Morgan
Forward
6’9”
Victoria, B.C.
Divina Seguros Joventut Badalona (Spain)

Andrew Nicholson
Forward
6’9”
Mississauga, ON
Guangzhou Loong Lions (China)

Duane Notice
Guard
6’2”
Woodbridge, ON
Raptors 905 (G League)

Dyshawn Pierre
Forward
6’6”
Whitby, ON
Banco Di Sardegna Sassari (Italy)

Kassius Robertson
Guard
6’3”
Toronto, ON
Lavoropiu Fortitudo Bologna (Italy)

Phil Scrubb
Guard
6'4"
Richmond, BC
Movistar Estudiantes Madrid (Spain)



Surprising as this is as good as our mid-season World Cup Qualifier teams. I bet the guys really bought into a mid-season trip home to see family and friends and then a little vacation in the DR.

JGX
02-14-2020, 04:12 AM
Mexican federation has been suspended by FIBA but they will still be allowed to play Americup qualifiers:
https://www.insidethegames.biz/articles/1090382/fiba-suspends-ademeba

Dominican Republic 19-man roster:
https://twitter.com/RDBSeleccion/status/1228046876273979394

soulis79
02-15-2020, 10:20 AM
Really good 12 man roster for Canada considering the circumstances and stakes.
Kyle Landry
Centre
6’10”
Calgary, AB
KK Buducnost VOLI Podgorica (Montenegro)


I thought he had retired. Is he really an active player?

mojo13
02-15-2020, 02:58 PM
I thought he had retired. Is he really an active player?

He has been retired from pro 5x5 for two years, but has been very active repping Canada for 3x3.
I guess he is in good enough shape to play.

He played in a number of WC Qualifiers and was fairly decent. Plus you take away the NBA, G League 2-ways, EuroLeague and he is among the better centers left over for Canada. I don’t know who would be better than Landry that is clearly available to play. Joel Anthony was a thought be he is now indeed fully retired. Dejan Kravic? But he seems to be in Serbia’s fold.

mojo13
02-19-2020, 02:15 AM
Domincan Republic announces its final 12 man roster for the upcoming Americup Qaulfier hom and home series.
Víctor Liz
Rigoberto Mendoza
Gelvys Solano
Eloy Vargas
Ronald Roberts Jr.
Juan Miguel Suero
Luis Montero
Ángel Delgado
Adris De León
A. Henríquez
M. J. Rhett
M. Dicent


This is a pretty good roster. Lots of guys from their summer World Cup team (6 of top 8 MPG players) including 3 starters & PPG leaders - Victor Liz, Elroy Vargas & Gelvis Solano. Rigoberto Mendoza, Luis Montero & Ronald Roberts had big roles off the bench. Plus some meaningful reinforcements in Delgado & Rhett

Recall the Dominican Republic beat Germany & Jordan at the 2019 FIBA World Cup. Lost a close one to Australia & was beaten handily by France & Lithuania. All in a better performance than Canada. Canada has a few bench players returning from the WC but no starters returning and really just role players in Keane, Klassen, Phil Scrubb and Morgan - none who really played key roles (maybe Scrubb). By that description the DR seems like a more formidable team and the the favorite in these games - but if you look at the talent of the individual players and the quality of clubs/Leagues they are playing for Canada seems to have a decisive advantage.

Together is seems these teams stack up well and we will likely see competitive games that could go either way.

Dtown
02-21-2020, 01:53 AM
USA 83
PR 70

US gave up a 30 point lead but hung on.

JGX
02-21-2020, 02:38 PM
Didn't get to watch the US game but lol that was Puerto Rico's full squad.

Venezuela and Colombia both pulling off road upsets.

Dtown
02-23-2020, 09:59 PM
US picks up another win, should qualify next window without any difficulty.

Dtown
02-25-2020, 12:17 AM
Looks like the whole everyone beat up on the Bahamas went bust last night

mojo13
02-25-2020, 04:14 PM
Canada has that game stolen from them.

That last second three was good yet it was called a 2 pointer to send the game into overtime - when 4 of 5 Canadian bigs were already fouled out.

Here is the video.

https://twitter.com/jencarnacion13/status/1232302762890801157?s=21

mojo13
02-26-2020, 04:59 PM
Canada has that game stolen from them.

That last second three was good yet it was called a 2 pointer to send the game into overtime - when 4 of 5 Canadian bigs were already fouled out.

Here is the video.

https://twitter.com/jencarnacion13/status/1232302762890801157?s=21

Game winning 3 ruled good by ref two feet away staring at Conor Morgan's feet. Head ref overturns call without video proof. The angles we saw on TV were bad angles and inconclusive. Certainly nothing to overturn a call on the floor. And video proof surfaces after the game clearly showing it is good. Canada files formal protest - FIBA denies - with wording making it sound it is not a protestable event (which seems insane). Not a good look for FIBA.

Here is Canada Basketball's presser:
http://basketball.ca/en/news-article/canada-basketball-protest-rejected-following-overtime-loss-to-do


I sure hope that ref is demoted and never works at this level again. That is the definition of a "stolen game".

JGX
11-25-2020, 04:00 AM
We are back!


Returning former NBA head coach Mike Fratello and featuring 11 players who were active in the NBA G League in 2019-20 and six players with USA Basketball experience, USA Basketball today announced the coaching staff and the 13 players who will participate in the USA’s Nov. 23-28 training camp to determine the 12-man roster for the November 2020 FIBA AmeriCup Qualifying games.



Fratello, who served as head coach of the USA Basketball November 2020 AmeriCup Qualifying Team and led the U.S. to a 2-0 record, returns to lead the USA in the November AmeriCup Qualifying window. Also returning to the coaching staff as assistant coaches are November 2020 USA AmeriCup Qualifying assistant Othella Harrington and long-time NBA coach Joe Prunty.



Selected for the training camp were: Kaiser Gates (Maine Red Claws/Xavier); Tyler Hall (Westchester Knicks/Montana State); Jalen Hudson (Capital City Go-Go/Florida); Amile Jefferson (Lakeland Magic/Duke); John Jenkins (Hapoel Eilat, Israel/Vanderbilt); Jemerrio Jones (Wisconsin Herd/New Mexico State); Josh Magette (Lakeland Magic/Alabama-Huntsville); Yante Maten (Maine Red Claws/Georgia); Sir’Dominic Pointer (Canton Charge/St. John’s); Levi Randolph (Canton Charge/Alabama); Tyler Roberson (South Bay Lakers/Syracuse); Travis Trice (Gemani Basket Brescia, Italy/Michigan State); and Paul White (Salt Lake City Stars/Oregon).



The USA team will train daily Nov. 23-28 in Indianapolis, Indiana, and will play Bahamas on Nov. 29 (4 p.m. EST) and Mexico (7:30 p.m. EST) on Nov. 30. The full 2019-20 FIBA AmeriCup Qualifying schedule is available at https://www.usab.com/mens/americup/game-schedule.aspx.

Puerto Rico will also be playing Mexico and the Bahamas in Indianapolis.

Dtown
12-01-2020, 02:28 AM
US beats Mexico for a drama free qualification.

Though not a whole lot of drama overall in this competition, only big name in any danger is Puerto Rico who only just beat the Bahamas today and it will likely come down to the final game between the two.

Hepcat
12-03-2020, 05:36 PM
I see that Canada has games February 19th against Cuba and February 22nd against the Virgin Islands which Canada now needs to win to be assured of qualifying for AmeriCup 2022.

:eek:

JGX
02-20-2021, 08:07 PM
Is their anyone who raises their game in national team play more than Walter Hodge?

Mindozas
02-21-2021, 08:51 AM
Yeah, Hodge at 34yo still balling. 44pts and 44 eff and that's without drawn fouls... Amazing, but still wasn't enough to beat Canada. 3 close losses in 4 days. It must be heartbreaking for US Virgin Islands, they needed at least one to keep qualifying hopes alive. Wondering what will happen with 3 remaining Cuba's games in this group, I guess this might be the last chance for Hodge and co, if Cuba will withdraw.

Also Bahamas failed short vs Puerto Rico, they had 9pts lead coming into 4qtr, but weren't able to keep it. That would have kicked Puerto-Rico out if I'm not wrong, huge sensation

Dtown
02-21-2021, 02:35 PM
Bahamas definitely came the closest to making this qualifier interesting, but Puerto Rico outlasted them.

Edit: Actually I take that back, if they ever manage to play a game it looks like Cuba will get in over the Virgin Islands. That's somewhat of a mini shock.

JGX
02-21-2021, 07:17 PM
Edit: Actually I take that back, if they ever manage to play a game it looks like Cuba will get in over the Virgin Islands. That's somewhat of a mini shock.

USVI giving Canada and DR all they can handle but losing to Cuba by 27 points in their only home game of the competition is a tough way to go out.

Bahamas nearly beat PR in November as well...would love to see them break through at some point.

Walter Hodge though
https://youtu.be/nkdZ7AJojtE?t=201