Santiago Vescovi to compete for spot on Uruguay’s Olympic qualifying team

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Santiago Vescovi will compete to represent Uruguay and qualify for the upcoming Olympics.

He will be one of 16 players vying for 12 spots on Uruguay’s Olympic qualifying roster.

Uruguay’s 16 hopefuls will begin practicing on June 14.

The roster will be trimmed to 12 players before the team competes for a spot in the 2021 Tokyo Olympics field.

The FIBA qualifying tournament will be held June 29-July 4 in Victoria, Canada.

Uruguay will play in a group stage against Turkey (June 29) and the Czech Republic (July 1) before moving on to a bracket stage, which will include Greece, China and Canada.

The winner of bracket stage advances to Tokyo for the Olympics, scheduled for July 25-Aug. 7.