Spain have presented their 15-man strong preliminary squad to defend the EuroBasket title in a promotional event in Madrid. The You First players Victor Sada and naturalised Congoloese forward Serge Ibaka have been included in the roster.
Regarding Ibaka, the national coach Sergio Scariolo believes Serge can make a big impact: "He is a quality player with physical and athletic ability, and very promising technique. Along the way, we'll see what he can bring. He has improved technically to be in better shape than we expected, but now we have to see how he fits in the group. However, I expect to see him on the court because I don't see he will have a problem integrating into the group."
Spain squad: Juan Carlos Navarro, Felipe Reyes, Pau Gasol, Rudy Fernandez, Jose Manuel Calderon, Marc Gasol, Ricky Rubio, Victor Claver, Sergio Llull, Fernando San Emeterio, Carlos Suarez, Rafa Martinez, Victor Sada, Serge Ibaka, Xavi Rey.