Pacers' Scola lead Argentina into second round of FIBA Americas Championship

Christian Petersen

Luis Scola is playing to help qualify Argentina for the 2014 World Championships.

Indiana Pacers forward Luis Scola (yep, still getting used to that one) is getting in work ahead of training camp by leading the Argentinian national team in the FIBA Americas Championship in Caracas, Venezuela.

Argentina advanced to the second round with a 3-1 record in first round pool play. In the four games, Scola averaged 14 points and seven rebounds to help pace his team as you can see in these highlights. Argentina tip off second-round play today against undefeated Puerto Rico which is led by J.J. Barea and Renaldo Balkman.

Scola is the sole NBA player on his team this time around as his national team tries to qualify for the 2014 World Championship in Spain. The top four teams from the Americas Championship will qualify for the World Cup. Argentina has been an international power over the last dozen years as Scola teamed up with other NBA players such as, Manu Ginobili, Andres Nocioni, Carlos Delfino and Pablo Prigioni. But this time around, Scola is going it alone with a new generation of players representing his country.

Here's more on Scola playing for his country and looking ahead to joining the Pacers.

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