Boban Marjanovich Photo: Dallas “Mavericks”
Nemaņa Bjelica, the champion of last season of the National Basketball Association (NBA), is also included in the list of candidates for the Serbian men’s basketball team before the game with Latvia, the Serbian Basketball Federation (KSS) announced on Monday.
The official training camp for the Serbian national team will start on June 23, but a few days later the basketball players will go to Nis. On June 29, the Serbian national team will go from Nisa to Riga, where they will play a match with the Latvian national team a day later, and then return to Nisa, where a duel with Belgium is planned for July 3. In addition to Bjelica, who became the NBA champion with the GoldenState Warriors last week, the list of candidates also includes Boban Marjanovic, who played together with Kristaps Porziņģis and Dāvis Bertāns this season, as well as Serbian basketball star Miloš Teodosičs, who laid the groundwork for the first match for the Serbian national team. .
The Latvian national team has won three victories in the first four games of Group A of the 2023 World Cup qualifying tournament, as well as experienced a minimal loss of guests against Serbia. The Latvian and Serbian national teams have already secured the right to play in the second stage of the qualification. In the game on June 30, in which Latvia will host Serbia, it will be decided which team will take the first place in the group. In the second stage, the top three teams in Group A will compete with the teams in Group B (Greece, Turkey and the UK). The two games will take place in August, November and February 2023. The top three teams out of six will qualify for the final tournament.
List of candidates for the national team of Serbia
Dushan Ristich (Fuenlavrad’s Urbas, Spain), Milos Teodosichi (Bologna’s Virtus, Italy), Balsa Koprivica, Alex Avramovich, Uros Trifunovich, Neman Dangubich (all – Belgrade Partizan), Aleksa Uskokovich, Belgrade (Crvena zvezda)), Boris Simaničs, Nikola Jovičs (both Mega Mozzart in Belgrade), Marko Jagodičs Kurica (Podgorice Budučnost Voli, Montenegro), Aleksa Novakovich, Marko Pecarski (both Chachac Borac), Jaramaz (Bayern Munich, Germany), Danilo Andrushicch (Monaco, France), Van Marinkovich (Baskonia, Vitoria, Spain), Dejan Todorovich (Lenovo, Tenerife, Spain), Neman Bjelica (Golden State Warriors), NBA), Philip Petrushev (Istanbul Anadolu Efes, Turkey), Boban Marjanovich (Dallas Mavericks, NBA).