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Slovenia ready to hit a historical high
LJUBLJANA (Slovenia) – Two years after their maiden appearance at the FIBA Women’s EuroBasket, Slovenia are looking to go one better this time around and make more history by making it past the first phase of the competition.
They came agonizingly close to accomplishing that feat on their historic debut and only just missed out.
|Slovenia 15-player squad for FIBA Women’s EuroBasket 2019|
|Nika Baric||Tina Cvijanovic||Merisa Dautovic||Shante Evans|
|Zala Friskovec||Teja Gorsic||Tina Jakovina||Gala Kramzar|
|Aleksandra Kroselj||Eva Lisec||Sara Meden||Teja Oblak|
|Annamaria Prezelj||Eva Rupnik||Marusa Senicar|
With that experience under their belts, Slovenia will be eyeing up a new high tide mark as they prepare to take on Hungary, Italy and Turkey in Group C.
They will be led by backcourt duo and Euroleague Women Final Four participants, Nika Baric who won the title with UMMC, and also Teja Oblak, who had a standout campaign with ZVVZ USK Praha.
Selektor Damir Grgić je na novinarski konferenci v poslovalnici generalnega sponzorja vseh slovenskih košarkarskih reprezentanc, @TelemachSi, razkril seznam 15-ih kandidatk za nastop na #EuroBasketWomen 2019. #NisNasNeUstavi— Košarkarska zveza SIovenije (@kzs_si) May 14, 2019
That backcourt rotation is extended further with the skills of rising stars Annmaria Prezelj who recently made it to the Polish Championship Finals with Gorzow , while the exciting Zala Friskovec has lit it up regularly at youth level and is now expected to make her Final Round debut.
The biggest concern for play-caller Damir Grgic will be a lack of experience in the frontcourt, although Famila Schio center Eva Lisec has taken her game to new levels in recent times and was impressive in the Qualifiers, while the naturalized Shante Evans brings added scoring and rebounding power to the table.