Usman Garuba joins the national team with a view to the Eurobasket

The NBA player remains doubtful due to injury

MADRID, Aug. 7 (.) –

Houston Rockets center Usman Garuba joined this Sunday the concentration of the Spanish team in Madrid, which prepares Eurobasket 2022 in September, still in the recovery phase from a sprain he suffered last month.

Garuba’s option remains unknown for the continental event that starts on September 1, but the NBA center appeared on the list that Sergio Scariolo gave last week. The incorporation of the former Real Madrid player was subject to the evolution of the ankle injury he suffered in the NBA Summer League.

The Spanish Basketball Federation (FEB) shared this Sunday a video with the arrival of Garuba at the concentration hotel of the Spanish team in the capital. The addition of the Rockets player is a positive sign, even with time for him to recover and enter Scariolo’s plans.


Before the start of the championship, the national team will play a total of four preparation matches against Greece in Athens (August 9) and Madrid (11) and against Lithuania in Gran Canaria (16) and Vilnius (18). Later, they will play the first two matches of the second qualifying phase for the 2023 World Cup against Iceland in Pamplona (24) and in the Netherlands (27).

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