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Greece announce preliminary player list for games against Great Britain and Israel
ATHENS (FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 European Qualifiers) - Greece have announced the 24-man list that it will select players from for next month's FIBA Basketball World Cup Qualifiers against Great Britain and Israel.
|The 24-man Greece squad ahead of World Cup Qualifiers versus Great Britain and Israel|
|Thanasis Antetokounmpo||Giannis Athinaiou||Zach Auguste||Ioannis Bourousis||Michael Bramos|
|Nick Calathes||Vasileos Christidis||Charis Giannopoulos||Nikos Gikas||Dimitris Katsivelis|
|Antonios Koniaris||Giannoulis Larentzakis||Vangelis Mantzaris||Dimitris Mavroeidis||Konstantinos Mitoglou|
|Vasileios Mouratos||Kostas Papanikolaou||Ioannis Papapetrou||Georgios Printezis||Dusan Sakota|
|Christos Saloustros||Kostas Sloukas||Giorgos Tsalmpouris||Panagiotis Vasilopoulos|
Gearing up to face Great Britain in Leicester on November 24 and then Israel at home in Heraklion three days later, the Greeks have named the majority of the players that struggled at FIBA EuroBasket 2017 before finding their groove in a Round of 16 upset of Lithuania.
The Greeks then lost in a 74-69 heavyweight battle to Russia in the Quarter-Finals. Long-time center Ioannis Bourousis, who now plays in China with Zhejiang Guangsha Lions, is among those named in the preliminary squad.
There are also numerous standouts from clubs playing in the Basketball Champions League, including Dimitris Mavroeidis of AEK Athens.
Mavroeidis was inspirational in AEK's overtime victory at Umana Reyer Venezia
The veteran center made the Team of the Week after his 18 points and 9 rebounds in Tuesday's 103-101 overtime triumph at Umana Reyer Venezia.