Five of the 14 players vying for the spots on the Lithuania roster for the U20 European Championship in Croatia represented the country last year.
|Augustas Peciukevicius was one of the team's leaders in last year's U18 tournament|
Deividas Nazarovas, Saulius Kulvietis, Augustas Pečiukevičius, Giedrius Staniulis and Ovidijus Varanauskas all played at the U18 European Championship in France and helped the Baltic country claim fourth place.
Then leading scorer and rebounder of last year's U18 team was Jonas Valanciunas, who played for Lietuvos Rytas this season.
He is in the expanded list for this year's U18 side as well.
Lithuania, who claimed a silver medal at the U20 event in 2008 but settled for fifth last year, will take on Montenegro, Turkey and Serbia in Group B in Croatia.
The Lithuania U20 team is coached by Vitoldas Masalskis.
U20 Lithuania preliminary squad: Eimantas Bendžius, Paulius Dambrauskas, Adomas Drungilas, Mantas Kadzevičius, Evaldas Kairys, Saulius Kulvietis, Deividas Nazarovas, Gediminas Orelikas, Augustas Pečiukevičius, Matas Sapiega, Tautvydas Šležas, Giedrius Staniulis, Darius Tarvydas and Ovidijus Varanauskas.