Austrian Young Guns Ready For Eurobasket Qualifiers


With an average age of just 22, Austria’s men’s national team will be one of the youngest on display in Division B of Eurobasket 2005.

The side, led by Head Coach Michael Schrittwieser, came up against some quality opposition this weekend, taking on Hungary, Poland (both Division A) and Iceland in a friendly tournament.

Although they didn’t record a victory, the Austrians will go into their Eurobasket games with some further experience of international basketball.

“Those games are the best way to prepare the players for the hard qualification against Cyprus and afterwards against Albania and Belarus,” said Schrittwieser.

“Some of our players had their first game with national team at the beginning of these preparation-weeks, the oldest player also has only 10 games for Austria.”

The following players will suit up for Austria in September:

Hannes Artner (Stahlbau Oberwart)
Matthias Dockner (Arkadia Traiskirchen)
David Jandl (Stahlbau Oberwart)
Peter Hütter (Basket Swans Gmunden)
Samuel Knabl (Superfund Bulls Kapfenberg)
Martin Kohlmaier (Superfund Bulls Kapfenberg)
Matthias Mayer (Basket Swans Gmunden)
DeTeri Mayes (Basket Swans Gmunden)
David Mogyoro (BK Klosterneuburg)
Markus Pargfrieder (Kraftwerk Wels)
Thomas Stelzer (Basket Swans Gmunden)
Peter Strobl (UKJ SÜBA St. Pölten)
Bernd Volcic (Mons, Belgium)

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