Things are once again looking up for Argentina’s national basketball team.
After an impressive run during the mid-to-late 2000’s, which including a shocking gold-medal win at the 2004 Olympic Games, Argentina has slowly seen a decline in results, most notably finishing 11th at the 2014 FIBA World Cup.
Age has something to do with that decline–stars such as Manu Ginobili, Luis Scola and Andres Nocioni who were so important to that ’04 gold-medal run are now 39, 36 and 36 years old, respectively–but the future is bright for Sergio Hernandez’s team.
That starts with 25-year-old point guard Facundo Campazzo, who poured in 33 points and 11 assists last week against Brazil and would likely be getting more NBA love if not for a contract with Real Madrid.
Throw in a pair of talented 23-year-old guards in Nicolas Brussino and Patricio Garino, who are both set to make their way to the NBA in 2016, and while the 2016 Games in Rio haven’t gone all that smoothly for the Argentinians, there’s a lot to be excited about going forward.
Here’s a complete look at their roster:
Argentina Olympic Basketball Roster
You can click on the player’s name for stats with their club team
PG: Facundo Campazzo, UCAM Murcia, on loan from Real Madrid (Spain)
SG: Manu Ginobili, San Antonio Spurs (USA)
SF: Andres Nocioni, Real Madrid (Spain)
PF: Luis Scola, Brooklyn Nets (USA)
C: Roberto Acuna, Penarol (Argentina)
Note: Argentina has used different starting lineups throughout the Olympics
G: Nicolas Laprovittola, CB Estudiantes (Spain)
G: Nicolas Brussino, Dallas Mavericks (USA), formerly of Penarol (Argentina)
G/F: Patricio Garino, San Antonio Spurs (USA), formerly of George Washington University (USA)
F: Carlos Delfino, last played for the Houston Rockets (USA)
F: Gabriel Deck, Quimsa (Argentina)
F: Leo Mainoldi, Gimnasia Indalo (Argentina)
C: Marcos Delia, UCAM Murcia (Spain)
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