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Lorenzo Brown will be able to represent the Spanish national team in EuroBasket 2022 after the Spanish Ministry of Justice approved his express naturalization.

The serious injury of Ricky Rubio and the resignation of Sergio Rodriguez from the national team have forced Sergio Scariolo and the Federation itself to look for an alternative, so that the sports performance of the squad does not suffer, via Marca.

The 31-year-old Brown has had to give up his American passport. Moreover, the arrival of Lorenzo Brown closes the doors for Serge Ibaka, who expressed willingness to play in the upcoming EuroBasket.

FIBA ‚Äč‚Äčregulations only allow one naturalized athlete to compete for each national team.

The new addition of Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv, Brown averaged 13.8 points, 3.6 rebounds, 6.1 assists, and 17.3 PIR for UNICS Kazan in the EuroLeague last season.

Following the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the subsequent war, UNICS were suspended from the competition along with two other clubs from the aggressor's country.

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Makar
Wow, what a pussies... One of greats basketball countrys just buy they PG. Shame and disrespect...
2022-07-05
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