Credit: Reuters, AP - Scanpix
Credit Reuters, AP - Scanpix

Dominican Republic's national team will compete in the Second Round of the 2023 FIBA World Cup Qualifiers in August.

Karl-Anthony Towns

Karl-Anthony  Towns
Position: C
Age: 26
Height: 213 cm
Weight: 112 kg
Birth place: New Jersey, United States of America

Looking forward to the competition, the team's head coach Melvyn Lopez announced the preliminary 25-men squad for the upcoming competition.

The most notable names on the roster - Boston Celtics big man Al Horford and Minnesota Timberwolves star Karl-Anthony Towns.

If he plays for the national team, it will be a long-awaited return for Towns as he last played for the squad in 2013 in the FIBA Americas tournament while he was only 17 years old.

Horford's absence from the national team is even longer. The NBA veteran last played for the Dominican Republic in the 2012 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Venezuela where the team lost the ultimate game for the qualification to the London Olympic Games and placed 4th.

Dominican Republic are placed in Group E in the Americas Qualifiers together with Canada, Venezuela, Argentina, Panama, and the Bahamas. The team holds a win-loss record of 4-2 and is currently 4th in the group.

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