Turkey did not qualify for the Olympic Games and as the main reason for the failure they state that Larkin and Wilbekin did not play.

Turkey disappointed the nation in the pre-qualification tournament in Istanbul, as it was defeated by Croatia 71:84 in the final. At this tournament, coach Ergin Ataman could not count on Shane Larkin and Scottie Wilbekin.

As reported by Turkish journalists, the basketball association of that country will ask the two to explain the reasons why they were not available to the coach in the pre-qualification.

Both are Americans with Turkish passports and now they could face punishment. They have 24 hours to explain in detail the reasons why they took a break this summer.

During the qualification for Mundobasket, both played individual matches. However, even that did not help Turkey qualify for the World Cup, as it finished behind Greece, Latvia and Serbia.


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