Bosnia and Herzegovina Have Final Squad

22 August 2013

EUROBASKET 2013

Spectators at the weekend four-nation friendly tournament in Ulm, Germany will have the chance to watch competing the Bosnia and Herzegovina 12-man squad that will take to the courts in Slovenia for EuroBasket 2013.

12. Mirza Teletovic (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Mirza Teletovic is back to lead Bosnia and Herzegovina in an attempt to go past the First Round

Unlike F.Y.R of Macedonia, Greece and hosts Germany, the other three sides in the warm-up tournament, Bosnia and Herzegovina opted to announce their final squad for the big September event before boarding the plane to Ulm.

The latest players to be released from the EuroBasket-bound team by head coach Aleksandar (Aco) Petrović were point guard Filip Adamović and power forward Miralem Halilović.

Neither of the two players had participated in a major tournament with the senior national team in the past.

The two stars that carried the team in last summer's Qualification Round, Brooklyn Nets forward Mirza Teletovic and all-round guard Nihad Dedovic, who recently joined Bayern Munich, headline the Bosnia and Herzegovina squad that will compete at the EuroBasket.

However, Petrovic has been able to count with some familiar faces as re-enforcements to the team that had already impressed last summer with its high-paced tempo and offensive spirit.

The first addition of a former international comes in the form of playmaker Nemanja Gordic, who had last suited up for the national team at EuroBasket 2011.

Gordic had a solid season for Serbian league and Adriatic ABA League champions Partizan Belgrade, averaging 5.5 points, 1.8 assists and one rebound per game in the latter competition.

 

9. Edin Bavcic (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Edin Bavcic returns to the Bosnia and Herzegovina squad after missing out on the qualification campaign in 2012

The second player to make his return to the national team at EuroBasket 2013 will be 29-year-old power forward Edin Bavcic, bolstering a frontcourt of considerable size, as a back-up to Teletovic.

Petrovic has at his disposal possibly the tallest duo of centers at this EuroBasket, comprising of the 2.20m Nedzad Sinanovic and the 2.10m Elmedin Kikanovic, who had delivered some impressive displays in the Qualification Round.

Andrija Stipanovic is the fifth frontline player that Petrovic has chosen on his EuroBasket team, with the 27-year-old preparing to make his senior national team debut in Slovenia.

In such company, talented 19-year-old center Jusuf Nurkic had to miss out on the first EuroBasket of his career.

Nurkic was included initially in the preliminary squad as cover for the then injured Sinanovic but Petrovic had made it clear from the start that he would only keep the youngster at training camp in the event Sinanovic did not recover full fitness.

Bosnia and Herzegovina EuroBasket 2013 squad: Nemanja Gordic, Muhamed Pasalic, Zack Wright, Nihad Dedovic, Marko Sutalo, Dalibor Persic, Ante Masic, Mirza Teletovic, Edin Bavcic, Elmedin Kikanovic, Nedzad Sinanovic and Andrija Stipanovic.


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