Serbia call up top names for high-stakes November games
BELGRADE (Serbia) - Veteran leaders Vladimir Lucic, Vasilije Micic and Nikola Kalinic highlight the list of 24 players nominated by Svetislav Pesic for Serbia's roster for the crucial Window 5 of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 European Qualifiers.
The head coach hopes to have the strongest roster possible for the next games - at Great Britain on November 11 and home versus Turkey on November 14 - as Serbia face a stern challenge to qualify for next summer's showcase in Philippines, Japan and Indonesia.
Serbia currently sit fourth in their Second Round Group I with a 3-3 record, even with Belgium, who defeated the Serbs twice in First Round action. With only the top three teams from each group qualifying, Serbia face a must-win game against Great Britain who are 1-5 in the group. The showdown with Turkey will be just as crucial as the Turks enter the window with a 2-4 mark.
|Serbia squad for the November window|
|Danilo Andjusic||Nemanja Dangubic||Dejan Davidovac||Ognjen Dobric||Marko Guduric|
|Marko Jagodic-Kuridza||Ognjen Jaramaz||Marko Jeremic||Stefan Jovic||Nikola Kalinic|
|Balsa Koprivica||Vladimir Lucic||Vanja Marinkovic||Vasilije Micic||Dusan Miletic|
|Luka Mitrovic||Nemanja Nedovic||Marko Pecarski||Aleksa Radanov||Dusan Ristic|
|Borisa Simanic||Nikola Topic,||Uros Trifunovic||Aleksa Uskokovic|
Other top players included in the nominations are Marko Guduric, Marko Jagodic-Kuridza, Ognjen Jaramaz and Nemanja Nedovic.
Serbia's final two games in Group I will be at Greece on February 24 and home versus Great Britain on February 27.