Belgium will lean heavily on Axel Hervelle this summer as they try to join the Eurobasket 2005 party in Serbia & Montenegro in September.
The Liege-born player, a broad-shouldered, athletic 2.05m forward at Real Madrid, averaged 12.2 points and 10.7 rebounds for his country last year during the Belgians' unsuccessful qualifying campaign.
Following the meeting of the FIBA Europe Board in November 2002, it was decided that a new system of qualification would be implemented for the 2005 European Championship for Men.
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