Judging by the Puerto Rican coach Jorge Rincon, the final draw for the FIBA U-19 World Cup was a “good draw”.
Puerto Rico will meet its rivals from the group stage of the major tournament on Wednesday, which will be held in Latvia from 3 to 11 July.
Puerto Rico is in Group B, along with Latvia, Serbia and Iran.
“In the face of such an important and strong competition, the draw was good. In the World Cup, all matches are difficult and you have to prepare,” Rincon said.
The Puerto Rican team will begin training during the second week of May.
Currently, the Puerto Rico Basketball Association (Fbpur) is processing the arrival of players residing outside the island to begin training.
“We have already started looking for information about potential competitors and at least Latvia and Serbia have participated in competitions in U-16. I have videos and a list of them. Of course, players and managers can change. But we can analyze trends from players, their groups and their best players. That would be the step.” next “.
Rincon will have assistants Evan Rios and Raymond Centron.
The United States won the last championships by beating Mali in 2019.
The tournament includes 16 teams.
Canada, Lithuania, Japan and Senegal confirmed the first group.
Meanwhile, Group C includes Spain, France, South Korea and Argentina.
For its part, the United States, Turkey, Australia and Mali teams fell into the fourth group.