View Full Version : JP Batista tabbed for Brazil National Team FIBA Americas

08-02-2013, 02:26 PM
Contrats to JP! Per a Google translation of the team's website (http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=auto&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.cbb.com.br%2FPortalCBB%2FNotici as%2FShow%2F11601):


Salta, Uruguay - coach Ruben Magnano announced the convening pivot Joo Paulo Batista to place the pivot also Prestes Filho, who is with knee problems and not follow with the national team. For Brazil, JP was gold medal at Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro (2007), champion of the Copa America Puerto Rico (2009) and the South American Championship in Colombia (2010).

"He's a player with a very good technical condition to act pivot inside. It's what we need with the problem of Filho. He will fight in the same conditions with the other athletes who are training, "said Magnano, who spoke by phone with John Paul ..

The player is on holiday in Recife, but presents itself on Saturday night (day 3), in So Paulo. On Sunday (4), is already training with assistant coach Jose Alves Neto and players who were in Brazil.

"I am excited about the new call. It's always a lot of happiness to wear hopscotch and defend Brazil. I will do my part to be able to get between 12 to go to the America's Cup, "said pivot Pernambuco 32 years old, going to his sixth season at Le Mans.

08-02-2013, 08:24 PM

08-22-2013, 02:42 PM
JP is playing right now in the Tuto Marchand cup against the Dominican Republic. Brazil is leading 40-33 (http://www.fibalivestats.com/matches/18/08/78/57/79gSRU4nPa6U/), at the half. JP has 4 points and, surprisingly, no rebounds, in a little over 8 minutes.

08-22-2013, 03:51 PM
Brazil wins by a hair, 78-77, after leading throughout the game. JP with 6 points, in 10:54.

I'm sure I'm a hopeless homer, but I don't understand why Brazil doesn't give JP more minutes ...

08-31-2013, 12:05 PM
Play underway at the FIBA Americas Championship in Venezuela. JP had 7 points & 7 rebounds in 16 minutes in the opener against Puerto Rico. Brazil lost 65-72. Brazil vs Canada tomorrow. All games on WatchESPN.

08-31-2013, 04:26 PM
Always a pleasure when StretchLimo visits!

Thanks for the tip about Brazil v. Canada tomorrow on ESPN3 (http://espn.go.com/watchespn/index#type/upcoming/startDate/20130901/). It's scheduled for 8:20 AM Pacific.

09-03-2013, 09:56 PM
Quick exit for Brazil. Went 0-4 and they are out of the tournament. JP averaged 6.5 points and 6.0 rebounds in 17.3 minutes.