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VEN2013 - The stage is set for the 2013 FIBA Americas Championship draw
2/27/2013


Caracas, Venezuela - The stage is set. The Catia Theatre in Caracas, Venezuela will host the 2013 FIBA Americas Championship Draw at 11am tomorrow, February 28th.

The draw will be conducted by Mr. Aníbal García, with the special invitees of Julio Lamas, current Head Coach of the National Team of Argentina, Flor Melendez, currently Head Coach of the Puerto Rico National Team and past players, Oscar Torres from Venezuela and Jerome Mincy from Puerto Rico.

Also present will be the directives of the International Basketball Federation in Americas, Mr. Horacio Muratore, President of FIBA Americas, and its Secretary General, Mr. Alberto Garcia, along with President of the Venezuelan Basketball Federation, Mr. Carmelo Cortez, the President of the Dominican Basketball Federation, Mr. Rafael Uribe and the People's Minister for Sport, Mr. Hector Rodriguez.

The seeding for the draw is configured as follows:

Argentina - Brazil
Puerto Rico - Dominican Republic
Mexico - Uruguay
Jamaica - Paraguay
Venezuela - Canada

As host, Venezuela, in the figure of the NF President, Mr. Cortez, will select the group in which they will play.

Then the numbers will be drawn and Venezuela will decide who within their group team they will face in the final game of the first round.

The 2013 FIBA Americas Championship will be played in the Poliedro of Caracas, Venezuela from August 30 to September 11, and will classify four national teams to the 2014 FIBA World Cup in Spain.

 

 

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