FIBA World Championship 2006 - Unofficial Blog

Thursday, June 29, 2006

Panama's basketball recruited Ruben Garces

In order to get ready for the competitions, Panama basketball player Ruben Garces has arrived in his homeland to begin training for the Centrobasket tournament, while guards Eduardo Cota and Danilo Pinnock have also confirmed their inclusion.

As we know, Garces, who will join the team for the first time since announcing his international retirement in 1999, has already arrived in Panama City. Cota is due to arrive on Wednesday with Pinnock following on Friday.

In fact, Panama are getting ready to host the Centrobasket championship, a qualifier for the Central American and Caribbean Sport Games in Colombia, the 2007 Pan-American Sport Games in Rio de Janeiro and next year's FIBA Americas Championship.

This Championship will be held from July 4-8, and in preparation Panama will play two friendly matches against Venezuela this weekend.

Right after the Centrobasket tournament, Panama will travel to Japan to play in the FIBA World Championship in August, where they have been drawn in Group B alongside Germany, Spain, New Zealand, Angola and hosts Japan.

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