Sabonis, Valanciunas included in Lithuania’s EuroBasket Qualifiers preliminary squad

2020-10-21T14:32:10+00:00 2020-10-21T14:38:35+00:00.

Antonis Stroggylakis

21/Oct/20 14:32

Eurohoops.net

The Lithuanian Federation hopes to have the two NBAers available in the upcoming Qualifying Window.

By Eurohoops team/ info@eurohoops.net

Domantas Sabonis and Jonas Valanciunas headline the preliminary roster of Lithuania for the upcoming 2022 EuroBasket Qualifiers on November. The two NBAers want to play with their national team and all that remains is for their clubs to greenlight their participation.

“I’m excited that both Domantas Sabonis, both Jonas Valanciunas have expressed their interest in joining the national team,” Lithuania coach Darius Maskoliunas said, per FIBA. “Everything is now in the hands of Federation officials, who are formalizing things with the Indiana Pacers and the Memphis Grizzlies, respectively. I’m hopeful they will be able to help our team again.”

The list of players also includes veterans Jonas Maciulis,  Mindaugas Kuzminskas and Mantas Kalnietis plus ACB September MVP Laurynas Birutis. Lithuania will be hosting Denmark (26/11) and Belgium (29/11) in Vilnius.

Lithuania 25-man squad for FIBA EuroBasket 2022 Qualifiers    
Laurynas Beliauskas Eimantas Bendzius Laurynas Birutis Marek Blazevic Arnas Butkevicius
Tomas Dimsa Martynas Echodas Deividas Gailius Dovydas Giedraitis Zygimantas Janavicius
Adas Juskevicius Evaldas Kairys Mantas Kalnietis Arnoldas Kulboka Mindaugas Kuzminskas
Jonas Maciulis Augustas Marciulionis Gytis Masiulis Domantas Sabonis Deivydas Sirvydis
Jonas Valanciunas Paulius Valinskas Sarunas Vasiliauskas Arnas Velicka Eigirdas Zukauskas

Photo: FIBA