Montenegro Name Ambitious Squad

15.06.2012

U16 MEN DIVISION B

Montenegro U16 preliminary squad
The Montenegro U16 preliminary squad at the national basketball federation offices during their presentation on Thursday

Montenegro have named the 22 players who will compete for places in the side that will play at the U16 European Championship Division B.

The tournament will be played in Bucharest from 19 to 29 July, and Montenegro are in Group C with Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Romania and Estonia.

Among those named is Aleksandar Dozic and he says the primary aim for Montenegro is to win promotion to Division A.

"We have a gifted generation and with a good atmosphere and preparation, we can achieve this goal," he said.

"I promise that we will do our best to achieve this goal."

The team has 35 days worth of preparation for the Division B event.

During the build-up, they will face the likes of Croatia, Turkey and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Coach Djordjije Pavicevic said of his players: "They must understand that this is their first stop in a representative team and the start to their careers.

"They have quality and with good preparation, we will be one of the main candidates for promotion to Division A.

"This is our only goal."

Preliminary squad: Aleksandar Dožić, Aleksandar Novosel, Petar Popović, Zoran Nikolić, Lazar Pavićević, Feđa Đurišić, Nemanja Vuksanović, Mihailo Radunović, Danijel Kalezić, Miloš Anđelić, Vasilije Knežević, Vasilije Baćović, Nešo Piletzić, Emir Hadžibegović, Antonio Radović, Nikola Markuš, Zdravko Bošković, Petar Ivanović, Vuk Damjanović, Balša Strunjaš, Svetislav Slavković and Stefan Kasalica.


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