Mejri and Roll headline Tunisia’s final roster

2019-08-18T15:36:11+00:00 2019-08-18T15:36:46+00:00.

Aris Barkas

18/Aug/19 15:36

The African champions have a strong roster for the upcoming tournament.

By Eurohoops team/

Tunisia can turn heads in the upcoming FIBA World Cup as the team announced a strong final roster, which will travel to China.

According to FIBA:

After almost two months of preparations that saw the reigning African champions holding training camps in France, China and the Czech Republic, head coach Mario Palma trimmed the team from 16 to the final 12 players for the 32-nation World Cup, which starts in less than two weeks.

Shooting guard Michael Roll, who has recently joined Olimpia Milano from Israel’s Maccabi Tel Aviv, and Dallas Mavericks‘ center Salah Mejri, who both missed the last window of the World Cup African Qualifiers in December 2018 in Angola, return for Tunisia and the FIBA World Cup. 

The roster includes the following players: Omar Abada, Mohamed Abassi, Makram Ben Romdhane, Ziyed Chennoufi, Mourad El Mabrouk, Mokhtar Ghayaza, Mouhamed Hadidane, Nizar Knioua, Salah Mejri, Omar Mouhli, Michael Roll, Radhouane Slimane.

The North Africans, who are set to make their first World Cup appearance since 2010, will face Spain, Puerto Rico and Iran in Group C in the Chinese city of Guangzhou.

In order to the advance to the Second Round, Tunisia will need to finish in the first two places of their group.

Photo credit: FIBA