Iran basketball point guard Davoudi bids farewell to national team

February 22, 2019

TEHRAN – Iran national basketball team point guard Aren Davoudi announced his retirement from international duty.

Davoudi bade farewell at the end of the match against Japan in the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 Asian qualifiers in Tehran’s Azadi Hall on Thursday, where Team Melli lost to Akatsuki Five 97-89.

From 2007, Davoudi has been a member of the Iran national basketball team, but he first played for the team during their second consecutive gold medal run at the FIBA Asia Championship 2009 in Tianjin, China. He saw action in six of nine games off the bench.

Four years later in the Philippines, Davoudi was a member of Team Melli and helped the team win the FIBA Asia Championship for the second time in a row.

Davoudi also took a silver medal at the 2010 Asian Games in Guangzhou, China.  

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