Scariolo: “Dominican Republic has a lot of quality, another good test”


The national basketball coach, Sergio Scariolo, valued as “a good test” the last preparation game for the World Cup this Saturday against the Dominican Republic in Granada, a team with “a lot of quality” to continue “testing” and “growing”.

“We face the last preparation game with our heads as always, well set on the World Cup, rather than on the game itself. To try things out, try solutions. Play players that we are interested in playing,” he said in statements provided by the Spanish Basketball Federation (FEB).

“With the awareness that it is a rival that has put all rivals in trouble, and that it has a lot of quality. Very good game generators, very skilled big players and a world superstar like Karl-Anthony Towns,” he added.

The coach of the European and world champion highlighted the demanding line of a set-up based on level friendlies that ends this Saturday, a week before the World Cup debut. “Once again a good test to continue growing, much more focused on how we have to play than on the final result,” he concluded.