Argentina Rumors

In the World Cup Qualifiers game of Argentina against Paraguay, on February 26, Andres Nocioni will be present in the Carlos Guerrero Arena to see his national team “No. 13” jersey getting retired. Chapu, who retired last June as a Real Madrid player, played 121 official games with the national team, scoring 1364 points. Nocioni won Olympic Gold medal in 2004 and is third among the players with more games, behind Luis Scola and Leonardo Gutierrez.

The United States made a stirring rally to erase a 20-point deficit and win the gold-medal game of AmeriCup 2017, but Hawks swingman Nico Brussino performed brilliantly for Argentina in defeat. The 24-year-old scored a game-high 26 points on 8-for-11 shooting from the field, while also adding 6 rebounds and 6 assists. His ability to make baskets from a full step beyond the three-point line and his skill for finding open teammates in position to score kept the United States defense on edge for the full 40 minutes of the top international competition among countries of North and South America.
USA Basketball‏: FINAL: 🇺🇸 #USABAmeriCup 81, 🇦🇷 Argentina 76. What. A. Win. The USA erases a 20-point second half deficit to claim #AmeriCup2017 gold!