Chris Duarte to make his Dominican Republic national team debut

2022-07-26 16:35
Credit: AP-Scanpix
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Chris Duarte is set to make his international debut in August's FIBA World Cup Qualifiers window, the NBA player confirmed to El Caribe and CDN 37.

The 25-year-old will suit up for the Dominican Republic in two games against Panama on August 25 and Venezuela on August 29.

Duarte's birthplace is listed as Montreal, Canada, but he grew up in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic.

Chris Duarte

Chris  Duarte
Team: Indiana Pacers
Position: SG
Age: 25
Height: 198 cm
Weight: 86 kg
Birth place: Dominica

Duarte is coming off an impressive rookie season with the Indiana Pacers, which selected the shooting guard out of Oregon with the 13th pick in the 2021 draft.

In 55 games this past season, including 39 starts, Duarte averaged 13.1 points, 4.1 rebounds, and 2.1 assists. He shot 43.2 percent from the field, 36.9 percent from 3-point range, and 80.4 percent from the free-throw line.

Duarte also tied for the team lead with an average of one steal per game.

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