The base of the Spanish basketball team Carlos Alocen will not travel this Thursday to Las Vegas (United States), where Spain will play against the North American team their last preparatory match for the Tokyo Olympics, for having had close contact with a positive for covid-19, according to the Spanish Basketball Federation (FEB).
The 20-year-old Spanish guard leaves the concentration of the Spanish team earlier than expected, so the expedition is reduced to the 14 available players, in addition to Juancho Hernangómez, injured in the first of the friendlies against France and that it is difficult to be in Tokyo 2020, although he will travel to Las Vegas so that his ailment is valued by his team, the Minnesota Timberwolves.
“Carlos has taken a step forward in his growth this month. We reinforce the conviction that he will be a very important player for the future of the national team,” said the Spanish coach, Sergio Scariolo, through the FEB website.
The Italian coach said that he is “happy” with Alocen’s work and was “sure” that “after one more year of experience with his club”, the Real Madrid, Alocén will be able to “return with more strength and possibilities next summer”.