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Belgium announce roster for Final Round return

BRUSSELS (FIBA EuroBasket Women 2017) – Belgium are the first team to confirm their final roster for FIBA EuroBasket Women 2017 as they look forward to a return to the tournament after an absence of ten years.

Belgian fans will be relieved that the legendary Ann Wauters has been confirmed after some injury issues and she headlines the list along with WNBA and EuroLeague Women star, Emma Meesseman.

Belgium roster for FIBA EuroBasket Women 2017
Marjorie Carpreaux Antonia Delaere  Sofie Hendrickx Kyara Linskens
Noemie Mayombo Emma Meesseman Hanne Mestdagh Kim Mestdagh
Heleen Nauwelaers Jana Raman Julie Vanloo Ann Wauters

Wauters and the highly entertaining Marjorie Carpreaux are the only players with previous experience in the competition, having appeared in Chieti during 2007.

Kim Mestdagh will be another big-hitter and bring the noise from the wings, having had a couple of great seasons in French basketball and EuroCup Women with Flammes Carolo Basket. She will also get to enjoy the experience of the Final Round with her sister Hanne who is also included, and both will play for their father and head coach Philip Mestdagh.

Belgium are being considered as dark horses who could make a deep run, although they will have to hit the ground running in a tough and highly competitive Group D with Latvia, Montenegro and Russia.