Recently appointed Bosnia-Herzegovina coach Mensur Bajramovic has included three new names in his 24-man squad that will gather next month to be preparations for European Championship qualifying.
PAOK's 2.20m centre Aleksandar Radojevic, Banjalucka Pivara's Danilo Papalic and Leotar's Goran Ikonic have all been called into the senior side for the first time.
"Our big problem is the play-maker position," Bajramovic said. "For this reason, I spoke with veteran Gordan Firic and he has agreed to play for the national team again."
The country will begin its preparations for the 2005 Eurobasket qualifying games on July 25 in Sarajevo. Friendlies against Bulgaria on August 13-14 are on the fixture list, while others are expected to be scheduled in the coming weeks.
Bosnia-Herzegovina finished 15th out 16 teams in the European Championships staged in Sweden last year. They face Turkey on September 8 in their first qualifying game.
Preliminary squad: Haris Mujezinovic, Elvir Ovcina, Damir Krupalija, Kenan Bajramovic, Aleksandar Radojevic, Ermin Jazvin, Esmir Rizvic, Marko Scekic, Mirza Teletovic, Samir Leric, Jasmin Hukic, Barisa Krasic, Tarik Valjevac, Gordan Firic, Damir Mrsic, Terrel Castle, Zelimir Stevanovic, Sinisa
Kovacevic, Ivan Opacak, Domagoj Pinjuh, Danilo Palalic, Feliks Kojadinovic, Dalibor Stupar and Goran Ikonic.