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    Exclamation FIBA 2017 AmeriCup!

    So I see that the FIBA 2017 AmeriCup will tip-off on August 25th. It will be contested in the cities of Medellin of Columbia, Montevideo of Uruguay, and Bahia Blanca and Cordoba of Argentina.

    The drawing of the groups for the preliminary round went as follows:

    GROUP A - Medellin

    Brazil
    Puerto Rico
    Mexico
    Columbia

    GROUP B - Bahia Blanca

    Virgin Islands
    Argentina
    Venezuela
    Canada

    GROUP C - Montevideo

    Dominican Republic
    USA
    Panama
    Uruguay

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    I've not seen any coverage of this event yet in the local press. The only thing I "know" about Canada's team is that tryouts will be held in Toronto in mid-August. This in my opinion is cutting it too close to the tournament for team building purposes.

    Nonetheless I hope to see the Scrubb brothers or any other players who once attended a Canadian university end up on the team.

    Last edited by Hepcat; 08-06-2017 at 02:03 PM.

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    Teams won't send proper squads and the tournament really holds no meaning
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    The tournament was always a glorified qualification tournament, and now it's no longer even that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dtown View Post
    The tournament was always a glorified qualification tournament, and now it's no longer even that.
    Yuuupppp.....

    If I could stream it for free i still would, but won't be paying for it. Teams will just use this tournament to get their second and third tier squads without NBA players ready to compete in this new qualifying format.....
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    While all that may be so, there won't be any asterisk beside the tournament in the record books. Accordingly in five to ten years time all anyone will see is the medal winners, and that's all anyone will care about. Therefore I'd still like to see Canada get the Gold.


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    Quote Originally Posted by locdogjr View Post
    Teams won't send proper squads and the tournament really holds no meaning
    Well....this tournament qualifies 7 teams for the panamerican games....it has some meaning....¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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