Brazilian Basketball Federation has confirmed what was rumored earlier today, that wing Iziane Castro Marques has been cut from the team for actions off the court.
Decision to cut her was made by the manager Hortencia and the coaching staff.
Brazil will continue to play with 11 players, because the only substitutions right now that can be made are for injury reasons.
It’s not the first time Castro Marques has had issues with Brazilian coaching staff – she got in a conflict with coaches during 2008 Olympic Qualification Tournament and was left off the NT for Beijing Olympic games.
Brazilian NT currently is in France where they’ll play in a four team tournament with France, Australia and China.
Brazil have been drawn in Group B in the Olympics with Russia, Australia, Great Britain, France and Canada.
Update: Castro Marques was cut for taking her boyfriend to sleep in her hotel room for a couple of nights. She apologized for that to the team and management and asked to be take back on the squad. There was no indication the decision will be overturned.