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Vasin returns to familiar faces with Russia
MOSCOW (FIBA EuroBasket Women 2017) – Russia head coach Alexander Vasin has selected a 19-strong squad of players who will all compete for a spot at FIBA EuroBasket Women 2017 in Czech Republic.
The playcaller has retained faith in the players who took Russia through the Qualifiers unbeaten, while there is also what some may consider as a surprise recall for veteran Irina Osipova.
|Russia 19-player squad for FIBA EuroBasket Women 2017|
|Natalia Anoikina||Elena Beglova||Evgenia Belyakova||Mariia Cherepanova|
|Elena Kirillova||Daria Kolosovskaia||Kseniia Levchenko||Anna Leshkovtseva|
|Anastasia Logunova||Zhosselina Maiga||Raisa Musina||Karina Nizamova|
|Irina Osipova,||Tatiana Petrushina||Epiphanny Prince||Maria Vadeeva|
|Tatiana Vidmer||Natalia Vieru||Natalia Zhedik|
Dynamo Kursk combo guard Epiphanny Prince looks set to continue in the naturalized role, while the rest of the list is headlined by teenage star Maria Vadeeva and WNBA champion, Evgenia Belyakova.
Every player in the squad competes in the Russian Premier League, with the exception of Raisa Musina who plays with CCC Polkowice in Poland.
Vasin and the players will attend their first training camp on Monday, 8 May, with Russia preparing to face Belgium, Latvia and Montenegro in Group D.