The American coach at this stage thanked the quarterback Andrzej Mazurczak for his cooperation. According to FIBA regulations, 12 competitors can take part in the Olympic qualification. On Sunday, Jarosław Zyskowski, who joined the team after the birth of the child, and AJ Slaughter, after the end of the games in Kuwait, where with the Al Kuwait SC team won the national championship, arrived in Kaunas.
Poles have been in Kaunas since Friday and have already had several training sessions in Żalgirio Arena, where the competition for one place in the Olympic tournament will begin on Tuesday. On Sunday, there were two training sessions and a photo session for FIBA. Only gym classes are scheduled for Monday. At. At 13.45 there will also be a press conference with the participation of coach Taylor and team captain Mateusz Ponitka.
The White and Red rivals in group B of the Lithuanian tournament will be the teams of Angola (Tuesday, 15.30) and Slovenia (Thursday, 15.30). The two best teams will play in the semi-final against Lithuania, South Korea or Venezuela on Saturday. Only the winner of the tournament will perform in Tokyo.
The team that advanced from Kaunas at the Olympics will play in Group C against Argentina, Japan and Spain. The Tokyo tournament will take place from July 25 to August 7.
The composition of the Polish national team for the Olympic qualifying tournament in Kaunas:
Playmaker: Łukasz Kolenda, Łukasz Koszarek, AJ Slaughter
Throwers: Jakub Garbacz, Michał Michalak, Mateusz Ponitka
Wingmen: Michał Sokołowski, Jarosław Zyskowski, Aaron Cel
Middle: Aleksander Balcerowski, Adam Hrycaniuk, Damian Kulig
Creation date: June 27, 2021, 10:14