|23 May 2012|
|Center Marko Todorovic is one of three Montenegro players who will play at their second consecutive U20 European Championship|
Montenegro have announced that rising star Nikola Ivanovic will play at the U18 European Championship in Lithuania and Latvia this summer and not at the U20 event in Slovenia.
The 1.87m guard was in last year's team at the U20 European Championship and averaged 9.4 points, two assists and 2.3 rebounds in 28.5 minute per game.
Montenegro finished seventh in 2011.
Coach Mihailo Pavicevic will also not call Nemanja Djurisic, who is hurt and unable to play.
The power forward poured in 14.3 points and corralled seven rebounds a game for Montenegro at the U18 European Championship in 2010.
Marko Todorovic of Joventut Badalona has been named in the 17-man preliminary squad for the U20 tournament.
The 2.10m center averaged 8.6 points, 7.9 boards, 1.1 blocks and 1.4 steals at least year's U20 European Championship in Spain.
Forward Radosav Spasojevic and guard Andrej Pajovic are the other two players who featured on last year's U20 team and will be returning this summer.
In Slovenia, Montenegro will face Germany, Serbia and France in Group A.
Montenegro preliminary squad: Andrej Pajovic, Bojan Ratkovic, Mihailo Kasalica, Ivan Fatic, Nemanja Grabovica, Milos Latkovic, Marko Mugosa, Radosav Spasojevic, Danilo Dragovic, Vukota Pavic, Danilo Nikolic, Marko Todorovic, Luka Radovic, Nihad Musovic, Filip Sekulic, Pavle Raickovic and Marko Kovac.