USA denies visa to Panama NT players
It has been reported that the head coach, his assistant and six players of Panama NT were denied their visas by the US Government.
According to the federation, the applications were revoked despite being authorized by FIBA Americas, USA Basketball and the tournament organizing comitee. The stated motive is the apparent lack of enough funds for each individual, though the federation claims they had met every step of the process.
If none of these players can get to Vegas, there is a chance Panama could pull out from the Tournament.
The players are PG Joel Muñoz, SF Maximiliano Gómez, PF Reyjavick De Gracia, C Antonio García, Amir Alvarado and Eduardo Isaac.