2023 FIBA World Cup

FIBA World Cup Team Profile: Puerto Rico

Get ready for the FIBA Basketball World Cup with a team-by-team breakdown of the 32 countries in the competition.

For the 10th straight year, No. 20-ranked Puerto Rico will participate in the FIBA World Cup. After securing their spot on the last day of American qualifiers, the team brings tenacity and determination to the court. Under coach Nelson Colon’s leadership, Puerto Rico is aiming to be competitive in Group B.

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Coach: Nelson Colon

What to Watch

Puerto Rico is led by Alvarado, a Pelicans fan favorite and the 2023 Jordan Rising Stars MVP. He is joined by a handful of teammates who’ve had stints with the NBA, including Tremont Waters (who played for three teams in three seasons). With this duo leading the charge, Puerto Rico could make some waves in FIBA play.

Group Play Schedule

  • Aug. 26: Puerto Rico vs South Sudan (4 a.m. ET)
  • Aug. 28: Puerto Rico vs. Serbia (8 a.m. ET)
  • Aug. 30: Puerto Rico vs. China (8 a.m. ET)

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