Credit: FIBA
Credit FIBA

Alberto Abalde and Santiago Yusta are leaving the Spanish national team for EuroBasket 2022, via Marca and Mundo Deportivo.

Santiago Yusta

Santiago  Yusta
Position: SF, PF
Age: 25
Height: 200 cm
Weight: 83 kg
Birth place: Spain

Abalde is out due to an injury, while Yusta's departure is related to a decision by head coach Sergio Scariolo.

After a victory in the friendly game against Greece, Scariolo also commented on Usman Garuba who is recovering from injury.

As stated by the Italian specialist, the Houston Rockets big man is far from his best condition, but the team will wait for him to catch up with the rest of the players.

"He is doing a little better but his physical condition is far from acceptable to play. He was out for a long time due to the injury and he has not played much this year. We are ready to wait a little longer," Scariolo said. 

Garuba will travel with the team to Gran Canaria, but he is not expected to play against Lithuania in the next preparation game.

Spain will host the Baltic nation on August 16.

Remaining Spanish NT squad:

  • Dario Brizuela
  • Lorenzo Brown
  • Quino Colom
  • Jaime Fernandez
  • Rudy Fernandez
  • Usman Garuba
  • Fran Guerra
  • Juancho Hernangomez
  • Willy Hernangomez
  • Sergio Llull
  • Xabi Lopez-Arostegui
  • Juan Nunez
  • Joel Parra
  • Jaime Pradilla
  • Sebas Saiz
  • Yankuba Sima
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