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Karl-Anthony Towns wears the Dominican Republic jersey in memory of his mother

If Chris Duarte and Al Horford will not finally be present in the ranks of the Dominican Republic for the World Cup, Karl Anthony Towns On the other hand, he will be there to represent the country of origin of his mother, who died in April 2020 from complications after a coronavirus infection.

A disappearance which of course marked him a lot, and precisely motivated his desire to return to the selection this summer, ten years after his last appearance in the Dominican jersey.

I have carefully considered this decision. And in the end, I judged that the timing was right [pour revenir]. I feel good physically, because I haven’t strained my physique too much this season because of my injury. », declares “KAT”, who has indeed missed 51 games this season due to a calf injury. ” It’s a good opportunity to work on my game, and then with the death of my mother, I felt an urgency [à revenir en sélection]. »

Then the former first choice of the 2015 Draft to thank his club, which as for Anthony Edwards with Team USA, Rudy Gobert with France, Kyle Anderson with China and Nickeil Alexander-Walker with Canada, did not object to his participation in the World Cup with his country.

Wolves have always shown their support, as soon as I told them about my desire to play for the national team “Adds the former Kentucky. ” It’s a great experience for all of us. »

The final word for Nestor Garcia, the coach of the Dominican Republic, who describes the commitment of the Wolves player as ” great contribution for the program, which as a reminder is in Group A, made up of Italy, Angola and the host country Philippines, and will potentially cross with the group of Serbia in the second round.

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