Credit: FIBA
Credit FIBA

New Orleans Pelicans center Willy Hernangomez said that he wants to play for his national team Spain, including EuroBasket preparation games and FIBA World Cup qualification window.

Free throws this season

Points made: 18,5
Accuracy: 78,4%
Place in standings: 2
Record max: 33
Record min: 5
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"Today the list of those called up for the FIBA ​​Windows for the first phase of the 2023 World Cup qualification has been made public," started Hernangomez.

"First of all I want to congratulate and send my support to my teammates who have been called up, they deserve it", said Hernangomez.

Hernangomez was not happy with the FIBA and NBA agreement, which made it not possible for the Spanish center to help his national team in the upcoming window.

"My intention has always been to participate both in the window and in the games to prepare for the Eurobasket next September," said Hernangomez. 

"Due to the rules of the agreement between FIBA ​​and the NBA, it has not been possible," added Hernangomez.

According to Hernangomez, if he could he would join the team and it was not his decision to not join the team in the window.

"I would like to reiterate my commitment and desire to always play with the national team, it is always a pride, but this reason is totally unrelated to my personal decision," added the center.

According to the regulations, the NBA allows internationals to join their national teams 28 days before a championship.

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Guillermo Hernangomez

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MIN: 16.82
PTS: 9.1 (59.45%)
REB: 6.78
As: 1.26
ST: 0.42
BL: 0.38
TO: 1.02
GM: 50