Brazil releases World Cup preliminary squad

2019-07-25T22:40:59+00:00 2019-07-25T22:57:30+00:00.

Antonis Stroggylakis

25/Jul/19 22:40

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By Eurohoops team/

Brazil head coach Aco Petrovic has invited 15 players for the national team’s training camp ahead of the 2019 World Cup.

The list includes a couple of players that compete in Europe such as veteran guard Marcelinho Huertas, guard Rafa Luz, center Augusto Lima and guard Vitor Benite. Former NBA veterans Leandro Barbosa and Anderson Varejao are also in the roster.

“The Brazilian National Team has always been and will be my priority. I like to represent the National Team; for myself and for my family,” Barbosa had said in an interview with FIBA.

The 15-man roster is as follows:

Alex Ribeiro Garcia – Minas Tênis Clube

Anderson França Varejão – CR Flamengo

Augusto Cesar Lima Brito San Pablo Burgos

Bruno Correa Fernandes Caboclo – Memphis Grizzlies

Cristiano Silva Felício  – Chicago Bulls

Jhonatan Luz dos Santos  CR Flamengo

Leandro Mateus Barbosa Minas Tênis Clube

Lucas Dias Silva – Sesi Franca

Marcelo Tieppo Huertas – Iberostar Tenerife

Marcos Henrique Louzada Silva – Sydney Kings

Marcus Vinicius Vieira de Sousa – CR Flamengo

Rafael Freire Luz (armador) – UCAM Murcia

Rafael Hettsheimeir – Sesi Franca

Vitor Alves Benite – San Pablo Burgos

Yago Mateus dos Santos – CA Paulistano