Originally posted on Project Spurs  |  Last updated 9/10/13
San Antonio Spurs fans have watched closely as Cory Joseph led the Canadian National Team through the first round of the FIBA Americas Championship before Canada hit a few bumps in the road in the second round that eventually led to them losing out on a bid to the World Cup in Spain next summer. Joseph looked impressive and appeared to continually progress after a nice Finals run, followed by him leading the Spurs summer league squad in Vegas. Another player that has watched plenty of Joseph was right there with Joseph in Caracas as one of the city of San Antonio’s other representatives. Orlando Mendez-Valdez, a San Antonio native and Lanier High School graduate is currently starting at shooting guard for the Mexican National Team that has surprised many, especially considering they didn’t qualify for the FIBA Americas Championship and replaced Panama, who was banned from international play this summer. Mendez-Valdez, who naturally followed the Spurs growing up in ...
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