You are welcome to join the FEB in its efforts to increase the pool of players and skill available to the national squad.
Basketball player Lorenzo Brown, who is 31 years old and was born in Georgia (the United States), has obtained Spanish nationality, which has been approved by the Council of Ministers and has already been published in the BOE. Brown will be able to compete in the Eurobasket this summer at the Spanish coach Sergio Scariolo’s urging.
The Spanish Basketball Federation issued a public thank-you to the Higher Sports Council for the actions taken to enable the nationalization of Lorenzo Brown, according to the FEB.
The addition of Brown, who previously played in the NBA (he and Scariolo were teammates on the Toronto Raptors), various European clubs, and Maccabi Tel Aviv, fits “within the FEB’s objective of growing both the player base, such as the talent available for the National Teams.”
The FEB, which extends a “warm welcome” to Lorenzo Brown, claims that his arrival will “alleviate the casualties caused by injuries” of several key players for the team, including injured Ricky Rubio and absent Sergio Rodriguez, who will be competing in the upcoming Eurobasket, and “will complement the team” after their respective recoveries.
“After declaring his intention to play for the National Team, whose career he had been admiring in recent years, Lorenzo Brown was granted Spanish citizenship. Due to his versatility on the track, he will later expand on this role as a team player, helping to make up for the loss of some of our National Team’s most charismatic players due to injuries. In order to ensure generational handovers, this interim step complements the FEB’s training efforts “, the FEB countered.
Jorge Garbajosa, the organization’s president, specifically congratulated Brown for wanting to join the Spanish basketball community. “It is the best illustration of the impact our recent competitive strategy has had on the world. Brown is coming to assist us recover from a difficult summer caused by injuries, but his contribution won’t stop there because his inclusion reflects our strategic plan to diversify our player base and talent pool “he said.
The combination of short-term and long-term policies, in Garbajosa’s words, “will enable us to elevate the level of our players and continue to promote the name of Spain to the top of international contests.”