Once both Alberto Díaz (Spain) and Kendrick Perry (Montenegro) have practically assured their presence in the World Cup, the Unicaja fans now set their eyes on the Melvin Ejim’s future with the Canadian team under the command of the newly released international coach Jordi Fernández. Does the compositor power forward have a chance of going to the World Cup in Japan, the Philippines and Indonesia?
The truth is that according to the initial list, it was really difficult to see Ejim with the Canadian shirt in the matches of the championship. However, the great news is that his name is in the squad of 13 players who have moved to Germany to play some friendlies before facing Spain in the tournament in Granada, together with the Dominican Republic. However, he has an outstanding role as he has already shown in this first friendly against Germany, helping his team from behind to try to recover a deficit that came to close to 20 points and ended in 86-81 for the Germans.
The list, actually, is 14 players. However, the great star Jamal Murray has not traveled to Europe to continue treating an injury that keeps his presence in suspense in the world Cup. Canada itself has already revealed that it is not certain that the base can compete from August 25 for the international title.
So, for now, these are the 13 players that make up the North American team: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Lu Dort, Nickeil Alexander-Walker, Phil Scrubb, Trae Bell-Haynes, RJ Barrett, Dillon Brooks, Melvin Ejim, Thomas Scrubb, Kelly Olynyk, Dwight Powell, Zach Edey, and Kyle Alexander. The 13 names among which the typesetter is looking for a place to be one of the 12 chosen.
It is true that it is not a star of international recognition, but His season with Unicaja well deserves the reward of attending the World Cup. A piece of news that would complicate the preseason for Ibon Navarro, since we must remember the injury to Yankuba Sima and the more than possible caps for Alberto Díaz and Kendrick Perry.