By Eurohoops team / email@example.com
Denver Nuggets star Nikola Jokic and Atlanta Hawks hero Bogdan Bogdanovic are among the names called by Serbia NT head coach Igor Kokoskov, for the nation’s preliminary roster ahead of the Olympic Qualifying Tournament starting June 29.
Dallas Mavericks big man Boban Marjanovic also enters the list, while all three players are currently competing in the NBA playoffs.
Serbia will play in the FIBA Olympic qualifying tournament from June 29 to July 4, where they will fight for first place and a ticket to Tokyo’s Olympics. The tournament will be held in Belgrade, in the Aleksandar Nikolic hall and will also feature the national teams of Italy, Puerto Rico, Senegal, the Philippines and the Dominican Republic.
Serbia will compete in Group A against the Dominican Republic and the Philippines, while Puerto Rico, Italy and Senegal will compete in Group B. Two teams from each group will advance to the semifinals, which is scheduled for July 3. The final battle for a ticket to Tokyo will be held a day later.
Below is Kokoskov’s preliminary roster for the Qualifiers, also featuring EuroLeague season and Final Four MVP Vasilije Micic:
Milos Teodosic, Stefan Jovic, Vasilije Micic, Aleksa Avramovic, Bogdan Bogdanovic, Danilo Andjusic, Ognjen Jaramaz, Branko Lazic, Nikola Kalinic, Vladimir Lucic, Ognjen Dobric, Dragan Milosavljevic, Nemanja Bjelica, Dejan Davidovac, Filip Petrusev, Dalibor Ilic, Nikola Milutinov, Boban Marjanovic, Miroslav Raduljica, Alen Smailagic, Marko Guduric, Nikola Jokic, Aleksej Pokusevski, Vanja Marinkovic and Nemanja Nedovic.