Dominican Republic Rumors
Boban Marjanovic had 18 points plus 10 rebounds and Filip Petrusev scored 17 as the Serbian national team kicked off its games in Belgrade’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament with a 94 – 76 win over the Dominican Republic. Reigning EuroLeague and Final Four MVP Vasilije Micic added 16 points (6-14 shots) and five assists for Serbia while Nemanja Bjelica scored 12 points and grabbed five rebounds.
The Dominican Republic came in with quite an upset for the Germans and with their 70-68 victory, they can rest on top of Group G (2-0) and with a ticket to the second round of FIBA World Cup in their hands.
Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 26 points (7/8 2-pointers, 12/14 free throws) in 22:38 as Greece defeated Dominican Republic 87 – 75 in a game for the international preparation tournament that is held in Suzhou ahead of the World Cup. Apart from his 26 points, Antetokounmpo grabbed four rebounds and blocked his opponents thrice.
Spain kicked off the game against the Dominican Republic with a big run and kept going as they recorded a convincing 102-70 win. Ricky Rubio led the way with 20 points – 14 in the first half – and six assists in the 20 minutes he spent on the floor.
Marc J. Spears: The NBA and new Sixers center Al Horford are launching the first Jr. NBA camp in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. The three-day camp will host 108 local boys and girls (ages 14-16) from under-served communities across the Dominican Republic from July 25-27.