Minnesota Timberwolves forward Juancho Hernangomez has made Spain’s Olympic team despite being ruled out of the competition earlier this month.
Hernangomez, 25, injured his left shoulder during a scrimmage with France July 8 and the Spanish Basketball Federation said he would need time to recover.
Drafted with the No. 15 overall pick in 2016 by the Denver Nuggets, Hernangomez has spent five years in the NBA. For his career, he averages 5.7 points and 3.5 rebounds in 16.4 minutes per game.
Hernangomez is one of four NBA players on Spain’s team, along with his brother Willy, his Minnesota teammate Ricky Rubio and Los Angeles Lakers center Marc Gasol.
Other notable players on Spain include six-time NBA All-Star Paul Gasol and NBA draft prospect Usman Garuba.
Team U.S.A defeated Spain 83-76 in its most recent (and final) Olympics exhibition Sunday.
Spain opens the Olympics on July 26 against Japan.
–Field Level Media