Marcelinho Huertas (40 years old), after the victory of Luis Scola


Marcelinho Huertas He is one of the 17 players with the coach Alexander Petrovic in the initial selection of Brazil who will compete in the next pre-Olympic in Riga (Latvia). The veteran Lenovo Tenerife player will turn 41 in a few days, on May 25, but he has shown exceptional form throughout this season.

Huertas is looking to compete in his third Olympic Games after London’2012 and Rio’2016. To do so, the South American team must win the Riga pre-Olympic, where hosts Latvia, Philippines, Georgia, Cameroon and Montenegro will also compete.

If Brazil succeeds in qualifying for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, Huertas will have the opportunity – if his health allows – to become the second oldest basketball player to compete at the Games. The oldest Olympian in this sport is the Argentine Luis Scolawith the 41 years and 99 days. If Huertas plays in the next few Games he will be 41 years old and 61 on opening day.

Source: La Verdad


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