Israel announced preliminary squad ahead of EuroBasket

2017-06-10T21:36:39+00:00 2017-06-10T21:51:35+00:00.

Antonis Stroggylakis

10/Jun/17 21:36

No less than 21 (!) players are included in the preliminary squad of Israeli for the 2017 EuroBasket tournament where they will also serve as one of the hosting countries

By Eurohoops team/

Israeli national team head coach Erez Eldestein and his assistants Dan Shamir and Alon Stein have selected 21 players for the training camp ahead of the 2017 EuroBasket tournament.

As the country’s basketball federation announced, the national team will give its first preparation game with Romania in late July and then will travel to St. Petersburg to play against Russia and Finland.

Israel is seeded in Group B of the preliminary round of the EuroBasket along with Lithuania, Italy, Georgia, Ukraine and Germany. The games will be played in Tel Aviv and four teams will advance from the Group.

The complete list of players is as follows:

Omri Casspi (Minesotta Timberwolves)

Lior Eliyahu (Hapoel Jerusalem)

Rich Howell (Hapoel Jerusalem)

Jake Cohen (Maccabi Ashdod)

Yogev Ohayon (Maccabi Tel Aviv)

Gal Mekel (Maccabi Tel Aviv)

Yotam Halperin (Hapoel Jerusalem)

Rafi Menco (Hapoel Eiliat)

Idan Zalmanson (Maccabi Rishon)

Bar Timor (Hapoel Jerusalem)

Raviv Limonad (Hapoel Tel Aviv)

Shawn Dawson (Maccabi Rishon)

Guy Pnini (Maccabi Tel Aviv)

Karam Mashour (Bnei Herzilya)

Amit Simhon (Maccabi Haifa)

Oz Blazer (Maccabi Haifa)

Egor Koulechov (Rice Owls)

Elishay Kadir (Maccabi Rishon)

Itay Segev (Maccabi Tel Aviv)

Alex Chouberich (Hapoel Holon)

Tomer Ginat (Hapoel Tel Aviv)