Slovenia Name Preliminary Squad

12 February 2013

EUROBASKET 2013

7. Primoz Brezec (Slovenia)
Primoz Brezec has been named in the Slovenian preliminary squad, despite earlier announcing his international retirement.

EuroBasket 2013 host nation, Slovenia, have announced a 34-man preliminary squad ahead of this summer's tournament.

Slovenian head coach Bozidar Maljkovic's list includes NBA players Goran Dragic and Beno Udrih who have announced their desire to represent their country on home soil.

Primoz Brezec, who recently retired from international basketball, has also been added to the list, hinting that the big man may be re-considering his retirement. The 33-year-old is currently playing in Russia for Nizhny Novgorod.

The list also includes six naturalised players, but only one of the six can be included in the final squad of 12 to play at EuroBasket.

 


 

PRELIMINARY SQUAD


Point Guards: Beno Udrih (Milwaukee Bucks, NBA); Goran Dragic (Phoenix Suns, NBA); Jaka Lakovic (Sidigas Avellino, Italy); Luka Rupnik (Union Olimpija, Slovenia), Matej Rojc (KRKA, Slovenia), Aleksandar Capin (Radnicki, Serbia).

Shooting Guards: Domen Lorbek (KRKA, Slovenia); Jaka Blazic (Union Olimpija); Zoran Dragic (Unicaja, Spain); Klemen Prepelic (Union Olimpija, Slovenia); Jaka Klobucar (KRKA, Slovenia); Sani Becirovic (Petrochimi, Iran); Sandi Cebular (Lobe Huesca, Spain); Miha Lapornik (Zlatorog, Slovenia); Erjon Kastrati (KRKA, Slovenia).

Small Forwards: Bostjan Nachbar (Brose Baskets, Germany); Edo Muric (KRKA, Slovenia); Marko Pajic (KRKA, Slovenia), Dino Muric (Union Olimpija, Slovenia); Luka Lapornik (Zlatorog, Slovenia).

Power Forwards: Erazem Lorbek (FC Barcelona, Spain); Uros Slokar (Gran Canaria, Spain); Jure Balazic (Erdemir, Turkey); Miha Zupan (Turk Telekom, Turkey); Matjaz Smodis (KRKA, Slovenia); Drazen Bubnic (Union Olimpija, Slovenia); Gezim Morina (Helios, Slovenia); Tomaz Bolcina (KRKA, Slovenia).

Centers: Mirza Begic (Real Madrid, Spain); Gasper Vidmar (Besiktas, Turkey); Matej Krusic (Lobe Huesca, Spain); Primoz Brezec (Nizhny Novgorod, Russia); Hasan Rizvic (Enisey, Russia); Alen Omic (Union Olimpija, Slovenia).


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