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Alex Franklin Named To Puerto Rico’s Final Roster For FIBA World Cup

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Former Siena Saint Alex Franklin has been name to the final roster to compete for Puerto Rico in the 2014 FIBA World Cup. The Puerto Rican Federation announced on Monday the twelve players that will represent Puerto Rico in the event which takes place every four years. This year’s World Cup takes place in host country, Spain.

 

Franklin and the Puerto Rican squad will take on Team USA at Madison Square Garden this Friday in an exhibition tune-up game before heading to Spain.

Puerto Rico will compete in Group B along which includes Argentina, Croatia, Greece, Philippines and Senegal. Their first game takes place on Saturday, August 30 against Argentina.  Other group phase games are, Sunday, 8/31 vs. Senegal, Monday 9/1 vs. Greece, Wednesday, 9/3 vs. Philippines and Thursday, 9/4 vs. Croatia.

Puerto Rican National Team Roster for the FIBA World Cup:

Carlos Arroyo
Jose Juan Barea
Carlos Rivera
David Huertas
AD Vassallo
Alex Franklin
Renaldo Balkman
Alex Galindo
Ramon Clemente
Ricardo Sanchez
Jorge Brian Diaz
Daniel Santiago

Coaching Staff:

Head coach: Paco Olmos
Assistants: Ibon Navarro, Leo Arill, Carlos Calcano, Carlos Morales

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