The Mexican national basketball team will face Jordan for the King’s Cup title, this Monday at 8:00 p.m. at the Prince Hamza Hall Arena.
The Mexican team won its first two matches: they defeated Angola and Portugal, 78-76 and 79-71, respectively.
It is worth mentioning that the King's Cup is part of the Mexican team’s preparation tour for the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023, which will take place from August 25 to September 10 in Japan, Indonesia and the Philippines, the latter country being the host of the Mexican team.
As group rivals in the World Cup, Mexico will have encounters against Montenegro, Lithuania and Egypt. The Mexican team has only qualified twice in 50 years for a Basketball World Cup: in 2014 and this year, with the support of the Mexican coach, Omar Quintero.
The players that make up the team are: Paul Stoll (Michigan), Jorge Gutiérrez (Chihuahua), Moisés Andriassi (state of Mexico), Iván Montano (Veracruz), Orlando Méndez (Texas), Francisco Cruz (Sonora), Gael Bonilla (state of Mexico), Gabriel Girón Jr. (Nuevo León), Fabián Jaimes (State of Mexico), Jorge Camacho (Sonora), Héctor Hernández (Chihuahua), Joshua Ibarra (Texas), Israel Gutiérrez (Hidalgo) and Daniel Amigo (Chihuahua).