|14 May 2013|
|Mateusz Ponitka featured in Poland's qualification campaign for EuroBasket 2013, and will hope to also be on the team for the Final Round in Slovenia |
The Polish Federation (PZKosz) made public on Monday a preliminary list of 21 players that newly-appointed national team head coach Dirk Bauermann will chose from to join training camp ahead of EuroBasket 2013.
In a clear indication of intentions, the German tactician has included all of Poland's big stars, such as Phoenix Suns center Marcin Gortat, Caja Laboral's Maciej Lampe and naturalised guard Thomas Kelati.
The core of exciting ‘93-born players that make up the U20 national team also features prominently on the list, with the likes of Przemyslaw Karnowski, Mateusz Ponitka, Tomasz Gielo or Michal Michalak all hoping that they can convince Bauermann they deserve a spot in the 12-man squad that will travel to Slovenia.
Poland's preparations will start on 23 July and their first warm-up game will be on 7 August.
National team general manager Marcin Widomski has clarified that the list is not definite and new names might be added at a later stage.
Poland's first preliminary squad for EuroBasket 2013:
Michael Chylinski (PGE Turow), Alexander Czyz (Acea Roma), Jakub Dloniak (Tarnobrzeg), Tomasz Gielo (Liberty, NCAA), Marcin Gortat (Phoenix Suns), Adam Hrycaniuk (Valencia Basket), Michal Ignerski (Banco di Sardegna Sassari), Przemyslaw Karnowski (Gonzaga, NCAA), Thomas Kelati (Valencia Basket), Lukasz Koszarek (Zielona Gora), Damian Kulig (PGE Turow), Maciej Lampe (Caja Laboral Vitoria), Michal Michalak (Trefl Sopot), Piotr Pamula (Asseco Prokom Gdynia), Mateusz Ponitka (Asseco Prokom Gdynia), Szymon Szewczyk (Umana Reyer Venezia), Krzysztof Szubarga (Anwil), Adam Waczynski (Trefl Sopot), Lukasz Wisniewski (AZS Koszalin), Jakub Wojciechowski (PMS Torino) and Przemyslaw Zamojski (Asseco Prokom Gdynia).