Tavernari Named to Brazilian Senior National Team 12-Man Roster

SAO -- For the second-straight summer BYU’s Jonathan Tavernari is the only non-professional to make the Brazilian Senior National Team’s 12-man roster. The roster includes NBA stars Leandro Barbosa (Phoenix Suns) and Anderson Varejao (Cleveland Cavaliers) and Spanish League star Tiago Splitter, a former first-round pick of the San Antonio Spurs.

Tavernari and the Brazilian Senior National Team will participate in the Marchand Continental Championship Cup from Aug. 18 to 20 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Beginning Aug. 26 Brazil will compete in the 2009 FIBA Americas Championship. The top four teams qualify for the 2010 FIBA World Championship.

Brazil will be a member of Group B at the Americas Championship along with Argentina, Dominican Republic, Panama and Venezuela. Group A includes Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands and Uruguay.

Tavernari has been playing with the Brazilian National Team all summer, helping his country finish undefeated at the International Tournament of Almada (Lisbon, Portugual) and the Torneio Super Four Eletrobras (Rio de Janeiro) and fourth at the Jogos da Lusofonia (Lisbon). Tavernari and Brazil also played in the Super Four Tournament in Argentina and finished 1-2.

In all Tavernari has played 12 games and is averaging 12.1 points and shooting 63.8 percent from the field and 61.5 percent on threes.

See the roster announcement at FIBA.com and the official site of Brazilian Basketball.

Tavernari's Total Stats with Brazil in 2009

 

Tourney Min FG FGA PCT 3FG FGA PCT FT FTA PCT OFF DEF TOT STL AST TO BLK PF TP

Almada 71:25 15 24 .625 10 16 .625 5 6 .833 0 6 6 2 0 3 1 9 45

J da L 101:23 16 26 .615 12 20 .600 8 11 .727 1 8 9 3 5 3 0 6 52

TSFE 36:01 6 8 .750 2 3 .667 0 0 .000 2 1 3 0 4 1 0 1 14

Totals 208:49 37 58 .638 24 39 .615 13 17 .765 3 15 18 5 9 7 1 16 111*

*145 including the three games in Argentina

Games Played/Started: 9/7

Averages

Min/Game: 23:12

Pts/Game: 12.3 (12.1 including the three games in Argentina)

Ast/Game: 1.0

Reb/Game: 2.0

Stl/Game: 0.6

Tavernari's Stats at the Torneio Super Four Eletrobras in Rio

Opponent Min FG FGA PCT 3FG FGA PCT FT FTA PCT OFF DEF TOT STL AST TO BLK PF TP

Uruguay 12:55 3 3 1.00 2 2 1.00 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 8

Argentina 23:06 3 5 .600 0 1 .000 0 0 .000 2 1 3 0 2 0 0 1 6

Totals 36:01 6 8 .750 2 3 .667 0 0 .000 2 1 3 0 4 1 0 1 14

Games Played/Started: 2/0

Averages

Min/Game: 18:01

Pts/Game: 7.0

Ast/Game: 2.0

Reb/Game: 1.5

Tavernari at the Super Four Tournament in Argentina

Official stats were not tracked. Tavernari finished with 34 points in three games. Other stats not available.

Tavernari's Stats at the Jogos da Lusofonia

Opponent Min FG FGA PCT 3FG FGA PCT FT FTA PCT OFF DEF TOT STL AST TO BLK PF TP

C. Verde 20:31 4 6 .667 2 4 .500 0 0 .000 0 1 1 0 4 2 0 1 10

G.B. 17:49 5 7 .714 4 6 .667 3 4 .750 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 2 17

Angola 32:59 1 3 .333 1 3 .333 5 7 .714 0 3 3 0 1 1 0 1 8

Portugal 30:04 6 10 .600 5 7 .714 0 0 .000 1 1 2 3 0 0 0 2 17

Totals 101:23 16 26 .615 12 20 .600 8 11 .727 1 8 9 3 5 3 0 6 52

Games Played/Started: 4/4

Averages

Min/Game: 25:21

Pts/Game: 13.0

Ast/Game: 1.3

Reb/Game: 2.3

Stl/Game: 0.8

Tavernari's Stats in the International Tournament of Almada

Opponent Min FG FGA PCT 3FG FGA PCT FT FTA PCT OFF DEF TOT STL AST TO BLK PF TP

Angola 26:50 8 13 .615 7 11 .636 2 2 1.000 0 3 3 0 0 0 1 3 25

Finland 24:00 4 5 .800 3 3 1.000 0 0 .000 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 11

Portugal 20:35 3 6 .500 0 2 .000 3 4 .750 0 3 3 1 0 2 0 4 9

Totals 71:25 15 24 .625 10 16 .625 5 6 .833 0 6 6 2 0 3 1 9 45

Games Played/Started: 3/3

Averages

Min/Game: 23:48

Pts/Game: 15.0

Reb/Game: 2.0

Stl/Game: 0.7

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