The Brazilian Under-17 men’s team is set to compete in the category’s South American Championship, between November 16th and 20th, in Valledupar, Colombia. Brazil debuts on the 16th, against Paraguay, with live broadcast on FIBA’s YouTube. The 12 athletes travel to Colombia this Tuesday, the 14th.
In addition to the title, the tournament is also worth three places in the Copa América U18, in 2024.
The team’s coach will be Jece Leite, from Pato-PR, and the technical coordinator will be Demétrius Ferraciú, from Paulistano; Marcelo Bandiera, from Campineiro, is the assistant.
In total, eight teams compete in the South American Championship. Brazil fell into Group A, with Chile, Ecuador and Paraguay. Group B has Argentina, Venezuela, Colombia and Uruguay.
According to the competition format, the teams play within the brackets, with the best two from each advancing to the semifinals. The matches will be broadcast live on FIBA YouTube.
– It’s an honor to arrive here, it was difficult to make this call-up, a task that I share with the entire committee and they were fundamental in preparing the list of those called up, as they are people I know, they are coaches who have been with these boys in other teams and follow their development through some time. The boys who are here in Brazil compete in the highest level championships, and those outside the country are also developing and being subjected to the highest challenges, making this group a good mix of schools – said Jece. Convocation – Selection Men’s Brazilian Under-17
Below is the team call-up:
Jonathan Moreira – Pinheiros-SP
Junior Kemm – Barcelona-ESP
Antônio Gomes – Paulistano-SP
Arthur Bueris – Mogi-SP
Vitor Meili – Pinheiros-SP
Diogo Alves – High School-USA
Enrico Borio – High School-USA
Pedro Pastre – Stella Azzurra-ITA
Pietro Martins – Paulistano-SP
Gustavo Guimarães – Riviera Prep-USA
Gabriel Ferreira – NBA Academy-MEX
Isaque Duarte – Flamengo-RJ