The FIBA Americas qualifying tournament tips off in Mexico City on Monday with two spots in the 2016 Olympics at stake. A total of 12 teams from around the world will play next August in Rio de Janeiro.
The United States has already qualified by virtue of being the current FIBA World Champions. Brazil has also qualified because it will host the 2016 Games. That leaves spots for the top-two finishers in the upcoming 10-team tournament that includes favorites Argentina, Canada, Puerto Rico and Mexico.
While the tournament is not stocked with high-level NBA talent, there are some important players to keep your eye on.