Warriors Rookie to Play for Brazil on International Stage

Gui Santos


Gui Santos brings up the ball during a Golden State Warriors Summer League game.

After a stronger-than-expected showing in Summer League, Golden State Warriors rookie Gui Santos could have another chance to show what he can do on the big stage.

The 20-year-old, taken with the No. 55 overall pick in June’s NBA Draft, has been named to the preliminary roster for the Brazilian national team for the upcoming FIBA ​​AmeriCup 2022 tournament. Santos already turned heads with some strong performances for the Warriors during the Las Vegas Summer League, and will give Golden State another look at his potential as he competes in the tournament that includes a number of NBA veterans.

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Santos Has Opportunity to Shine

Santos was one of 25 players listed on Brazil’s preliminary roster for the international tournament, which Brazil will be hosting from September 2 to 11. The list includes some other NBA veterans, including former Washington Wizards guard Raul Neto and former Houston Rockets big man Bruno Caboclo.

As his draft profile on NBA.com noted, Santos has plenty of experience playing in Brazil. He has played in Brazil’s NBB, averaging 10.5 points, 5.0 rebounds and 2.2