The Dominican Republic men’s basketball team will play its first training session on Wednesday as it begins its qualifying journey for the 2023 Basketball World Cup.
The team, under the guidance of Melvin Lopez, prepares for its first qualifying window, which will take place on Dominican soil, on Sunday and Monday at Virgilio Travieso Soto Sports Palace. This Wednesday, the team will have its first training session.
It will be a series of two matches against the same competitors.
And on Sunday they will play the first of the Bahamas against Canada at 5:00 pm, and at 8:00 pm the Virgin Islands vs. the Dominicans.
The next day, the same competitors will face each other, and the only thing that will change is the location of each one.
The Dominican Republic is one of 16 countries across the Americas seeking a place in the World Cup.
It will compete in Group C, which it shares with Canada, the Virgin Islands and the Bahamas.
According to FIBA reports, each team will play 12 games in total during the qualifying round, during which a total of six windows will also be played.
By the time the qualifying round ends in February 2023, from this American continent, seven countries will win a ticket to the World Cup.
On Monday, Lopez announced his selection of 12 people.
They are: Eloy Vargas, Gilves Solano, Mike Torres, Andres Velez, Captain Victor Les, Gerardo Soiro, Adonis Henriquez, Brandon Francis, Sadil Rojas, Juan Guerrero, Jonathan Araujo and Jerome Rodriguez. Soiro is back in the first team and for Rodriguez it will be an interesting reintegration after a good period of absence.