With senior Jonathan Tavernari (Brazil) and sophomore Charles Abouo (Cote d'Ivoire) competing with their respective national teams, I thought it would be interesting to see where those teams ranked amongst the rest of the world's national teams. All the national teams are ranked by FIBA using a point system.
Brazil is currently 16th in world and fourth out of 11 teams in FIBA Americas (the world is divided into five zones, including Africa, Americas, Asia, Europe and Oceania). Cote d'Ivoire is 51st in the world and 11th out of 19 teams in FIBA Africa.
Speaking of Jonathan, check out the Q&A recently posted on BYUCougars.com.
The NBA Summer League is set to tipoff on July 10 in Las Vegas. For those not able to make the trip to see former Cougars Lee Cummard (Phoenix Suns) and Trent Plaisted (Detroit Pistons) in action, the NBA is making every game available on demand for a slight cost.
Plaisted and the Pistons will debut vs. the Sacramento Kings. on July 10 at 3 p.m. PT and Cummard and the Suns will debut on July 13 at 3 p.m. PT vs. the Dallas Mavericks. Here is the complete schedule.