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24 Seconds with Ana Dabovic and Nina Bogicevic

16 July 2009

Ana Dabovic and Nina Bogicevic form quite a duo in Serbia's backcourt.

Dabovic is leading the tournament in assists at 5.3 per game and ranks third on her team in scoring with over 13 points. Bogicevic, not to be outdone, is averaging almost 16 points, second only to team-mate Sonja Petrovic, to go along with 7.4 rebounds per contest.

FIBA Europe took a moment to pick the brains of the two guards in the stands of the U20 European Championship Women 2009 after their tough win over Turkey to go 4-0.

FIBA EUROPE: What is the best part of your game and what part do you need to work on the most?

DABOVIC: Maybe, for me, the thing I most need to improve is my defense. And my best part, I am best at giving assists.

BOGICEVIC: For me everything is good...

DABOVIC: Ah! (laughing)

BOGICEVIC: Okay, maybe I can improve my defense. It's not bad, but maybe it could be better.

FIBA EUROPE: What is your least favourite thing your coach makes you do in practice?

DABOVIC: It depends on the day, some days I don't like running.

BOGICEVIC: Yeah, definitely running.

FIBA EUROPE: What do you do when not playing basketball?

BOGICEVIC: Listen to music, Serbian music, rock music, and watch some films.

DABOVIC: Well, I live by the sea, so I go to the beach and go swimming, or take a walk and read a book, things like that.

Nina Bogicevic (Serbia)
Nina Bogicevic is more than solid so far in the U20 tournament

FIBA EUROPE: What is the best thing about basketball? Does all the travelling get tiresome?

BOGICEVIC: No, I don't think so, because in basketball you make many friends and have a lot of fun.

DABOVIC: I like basketball because it makes you be a good person, a healthy person.

FIBA EUROPE: Do you have any basketball rituals?

DABOVIC: Of course, (laughing) we play in the same socks and underwear, every game.

FIBA EUROPE: (look of disbelief)

BOGICEVIC: Yes, we play in the same every game.

FIBA EUROPE: So your underwear and socks are, what, ten years old?

BOTH: No!

BOGICEVIC: We just wear the same ones during the tournament!

DABOVIC: And we wash them everyday!

FIBA EUROPE: Good, I was worried there for a moment.

 

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