Ntilikina, Markkanen, and others set for World Cup Qualifiers

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Giannis Askounis

25/May/22 17:19


Plenty of NBA players coming in for France and Finland in the next 2023 FIBA World Cup Qualifiers

By Johnny Askounis/ info@eurohoops.net

France and Finland opened the series of official announcements regarding the players available for the next international window, including the next batch of games for the 2023 FIBA World Cup European Qualifiers. Both confirmed initial squads Wednesday.

After a perfect four-game run, France clinched a berth to the second round through Group E. Before heading to Group K, the Blues will complete the current stage by visiting Montenegro and hosting Hungary in early July.

16-man squad:

Andrew Albicy (Gran Canaria)
Isaia Cordinier (Virtus Segafredo Bologna)
Petr Cornelie (Grand Rapids Gold)
Jaylen Hoard (Oklahoma City Thunder)
Mouhammadou Jaiteh (Virtus Segafredo Bologna)
Louis Labeyrie (Valencia)
Paul Lacombe (LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne)
Nicolas Lang (Limoges CSP)
Amath MBaye (Pinar Karsiyaka)
Theo Maledon (Oklahoma City Thunder)
Yoan Makoundou (Cholet)
Frank Ntilikina (Dallas Mavericks)
Elie Okobo (LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne)
Yakuba Ouattara (AS Monaco)
Vincent Poirier (Real Madrid)
Terry Tarpey (Le Mans)

Finland sits on top of Group C behind a 3-1 W-L tally but has yet to punch in a ticket to the next round. The remaining games feature Sweden at home on 30 June and a visit to Croatia on 3 July.

21-man squad:

Daniel Dolenc
Jacob Grandison
Shawn Hopkins
Shawn Huff
Mikael Jantunen (Filou Oostende)
Henri Kantonen (Kauhajoki)
Petteri Koponen
Carl Lindbom
Miro Little (Sunrise Christian, HS)
Alexander Madsen
Lauri Markkanen (Cleveland Cavaliers)
Edon Maxhuni (Heroes Den Bosch)
Alex Murphy
Erik Murphy
Juho Nenonen (Vilpas Vikings)
Olivier Nkamhoua (Tennessee, NCAA)
Topias Palmi (Hubo Limburg United)
Sasu Salin (Lenovo Tenerife)
Ilari Seppala (Arges Pitesti)
Elias Valtonen (Baxi Manresa)
Jamar Wilson

Photo Credit: FIBA.basketball