|11 June 2013|
EUROBASKET WOMEN 2013
|Ana Dabovic was one of Serbia's key players during last summer's Qualification Round |
Serbian head coach Marina Maljkovic has put the finishing touches to her first ever EuroBasket Women roster and will hand no fewer than seven players a debut at the event.
When Serbia step out in Trelaze at the weekend, less than half of their roster will have tasted Final Round action, with Ana Dabovic, Bojana Vulic, Sasa Cado, Dajana Butulija, Jovana Rad, Nevena Jovanovic, and Sara Krnjic all now able to look forward to a first major tournament experience.
EuroLeague Women star Jelena Milovanovic tops the list of those who have played previously at a Final Round and she will be expected to lead the team from the frontcourt.
There are also five players included who play for Coach Maljkovic at club level with Partizan Galenika.
The two unfortunate players who didn't make it were Tijana Ajdukovic and Aleksandra Crvendakic, a 17-year-old prospect who is now likely to spearhead the Serbian challenge at the U19 World Championship for Women next month and also the U18 European Championship Women in Croatia during August.
The full roster is as follows: Ana Dabovic (TED Ankara), Bojana Vulic (Canik Bld), Sasa Cado (Partizan Galenika), Dajana Butulija (Partizan Galenika), Ines Ajanovic (SK Cesis), Ivanka Matic (Municipal Targoviste), Jelena Milovanovic (UE Sopron), Jovana Rad (Tarbes GB), Milica Dabovic (Partizan Galenika), Nevena Jovanovic (Partizan Galenika), Sara Krnjic (UE Sopron), Tamara Radocaj (Partizan Galenika)