|Mirza Begic is among the 16 candidates to report at Slovenia's training camp|
EuroBasket 2013 hosts Slovenia had announced a 34-strong preliminary squad back in February, but head coach Bozidar Maljkovic announced on Friday the 16 men he expects to report at training camp on 19 July.
The now 32-year-old guard Sani Becirovic, who last suited up for the national team at the 2010 World Championship and played in the Iranian league this year, is also absent from the squad.
The EuroBasket host nation is eager to see Udrih back in a Slovenia jersey at September's big event, as seven years have passed since his last appearance with the national team.
Real Madrid center Mirza Begic and Brose Baskets Bamberg forward Bostjan Nachbar have been granted some extra days of rest and will report at training camp on 23 July, as they both played well into June and helped their respective clubs win their domestic league titles.
Jaka Blazic is also expected to join the team on that day, if his rehabilitation goes according to plan.
The young Olimpija Ljubljana guard was planning to see action in the NBA's summer league but suffered a hip injury and has to undergo treatment instead.
Slovenia's first scheduled warm-up game is on 26 July against Poland and their 12-game long preparation schedule concludes with a friendly encounter against EuroBasket 2011 runners-up France, on 31 August.
Slovenia preliminary squad: Beno Udrih, Goran Dragic, Jaka Lakovic, Jaka Blazic, Zoran Dragic, Klemen Prepelic, Edo Muric, Boštjan Nachbar, Domen Lorbek, Luka Lapornik, Jure Balazic, Jaka Brodnik, Gezim Morina, Mirza Begic, Uros Slokar and Gasper Vidmar.