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Still ranking number 1 in FIBA Europe zone and number 2 in the World, the host Spain will play motivated in front of their home crowd and prove to other nations that they are one of the best in the world.  Team Spain have roster of multiple NBA players like Jose Calderon, Victor Claver, Marc Gasol, Pau Gasol, Ricky Rubio and naturalized player Serge Ibaka, Team Spain is the most dangerous threat even for the number 1 rank team USA. They also have talented players from ACB Liga Endesa as their supporting cast.  Spain also has former NBA players like Juan Carlos Navarro and very athletic Rudy Fernandez. Team Spain has talented guards like Ricky Rubio with a very good passing ability, sharp shooter Jose Calderon and Juan Carlos Navarro. Gasol brothers will be the center piece under the rim with their height and talent. Spain defense also increase with the addition of Serge Ibaka, which is one of the best blocker in the NBA right now. Having an average height of 6’6” and average age of just 27 years old, team Spain is very strong and will be joining by Brazil, Egypt, France, Iran, and Serbia in Group A.  This tournament will not be exciting without seeing Spain moving to finals. Below are the team roster and scheduled games:

Jose Calderon 6'3" New York Knicks, NBA - USA 28/09/1981 - 32 years old
Sergio Llull 5'10" Real Madrid, ACB - Spain 15/11/1987 - 26 years old
Juan Carlos Navarro 6'3" F.C. Barcelona, ACB - Spain 13/06/1980 - 34 years old
Pau Ribas 6'5" Valencia Basket Club, ACB - Spain 2/3/1987 - 27 years old
Sergio Rodriguez 6'3" Real Madrid, ACB - Spain 12/6/1986 - 28 years old
Ricky Rubio 6'4" Minnesota Timberwolves, NBA - USA 21/10/1990 - 23 years old
Alex Abrines 6'6" F.C. Barcelona, ACB - Spain 1/8/1993 - 21 years old
Victor Claver 6'9" Portland Trailblazers, NBA - USA 30/08/1988 - 25 years old
Dani Diez 6'8" Real Madrid, ACB - Spain 7/4/1993 - 21 years old
Rudy Fernandez 6'5" Real Madrid, ACB - Spain 4/4/1985 - 29 years old
Serge Ibaka 6'10" Oklahoma City Thunder, NBA - USA 18/09/1989 - 24 years old
Felipe Reyes 6'9" Real Madrid, ACB - Spain 16/03/1980 - 34 years old
Marc Gasol 6'11" Memphis Grizzlies, NBA - USA 29/01/1985 - 29 years old
Pau Gasol 7'1" Chicago Bulls, NBA - NBA 6/7/1980 - 34 years old
Juan Antonio Orenga
Quim Costa


VS IRAN Saturday, August 30, 2014 22:00 (GMT +2) City, Arena: Granada
VS EGYPT Sunday, August 31, 2014 22:00 (GMT +2) City, Arena: Granada
VS BRAZIL Monday, September 01, 2014 22:00 (GMT +2) City, Arena: Granada
VS FRANCE Wednesday, September 03, 2014 22:00 (GMT +2) City, Arena: Granada
VS SERBIA Thursday, September 04, 2014 22:00 (GMT +2) City, Arena: Granada



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I'm Rod. I'm a Broadcast Engineer. I'm also a musician, composer and arranger of Kapampangan Liturgical Music. I love to write blogs related to the reality of life. I'm also an avid NBA fan and basketball blogger.

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