Antić With Solid Final Game For Macedonia

Tuesday, September 10, 2013
By Jaryd Wilson

New Atlanta Hawk Pero Antić scored a game-high 16 points in a 76-66 loss to Latvia in Macedonia’s final EuroBasket game Monday.

Antić went 10-12 from the free throw line, hit two three-pointers and also grabbed five rebounds.

Macedonia struggled in the FIBA qualifying tournament, going 1-4 and failing to advance to round two.  Antić averaged 13.8 points, eight rebounds and shot 41 percent over the five-game stretch.

Antić will now turn his focus toward getting ready for Hawks training camp.  The 6’11″ center will be the first Macedonian-born player to ever play in the NBA.

In the FIBA Americas Championship, Gustavo Ayón has led Mexico into the Final Four.  Mexico has already qualified for the World Cup in Spain next year, and they’re trying to take their Cinderella story all the way to the Americas tournament title.  Despite not having Al Horford, the Dominican Republic also qualified for Spain.

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