Rick Pitino has set the final roster for his first major tournament as the front man for Puerto Rico basketball.
Pitino's team will participate in the Pan American games in Toronto from July 21-July 25. They'll take on Brazil in the opening game of the tournament on July 21, they'll face the United States the next day, and then Venezuela on July 23. The semifinals and finals of the tournament will take place on July 24 and July 25.
Here's the roster Pitino will be taking with him to Canada:
José Juan Barea
Alejandro 'Bimbo' Carmona
Jezreel de Jesús
With professional seasons around the world just now wrapping up, Pitino has already stated that many of these players will not be on the Puerto Rican national team roster that will attempt to qualify for the Olympics.
If you're interested, here's the roster for the American team, which is being coached by Gonzaga's Mark Few:
Ron Baker (Wichita State/Scott City, Kan.)
Malcolm Brogdon (Virginia/Atlanta, Ga.)
Bobby Brown (Dongguan Leopards, China/Los Angeles, Calif.)
Ryan Hollins (Sacramento Kings/Pasadena, Calif.)
Keith Langford (UNICS Kazan, Russia/Fort Worth, Texas)
Shawn Long (Louisiana/Morgan City, La.)
Taurean Prince (Baylor/San Antonio, Texas)
Anthony Randolph (Lokomotiv-Kuban, Russia/ Pasadena, Calif.)
Kaleb Tarczewski (Arizona/Claremont, N.H.)
Romelo Trimble (Maryland/Upper Marlboro, Md.)
Denzel Valentine (Michigan State/Lansing, Mich.)
Damien Wilkins (Indios de Mayagüez, Puerto Rico/Orlando, Fla.).
Puerto Rico defeated the Dominican Republic 92-87 in a tournament tune-up game on Tuesday. The two teams will face one another again today.