Schroder joined by Wagner brothers in Germany's EuroBasket squad
BERLIN (Germany) - FIBA EuroBasket 2022 co-hosts Germany have locked in their preliminary roster for this year's major tournament after confirming a squad of 16.
Head coach Gordie Herbert will look to rely on Dennis Schroder as one of the leaders on the team with two previous EuroBasket appearances back in 2015 and 2017 - averaging 20+ points per game at both editions.
The experienced guard fired in a FIBA Basketball World Cup European Qualifiers record of 38 points during last month's action with the national team and they now have Moritz Wagner back in the squad alongside younger brother Franz Wagner.
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There is also a potential return to the national team for Daniel Theis with the veteran NBA center amongst the squad with his last appearance for Germany coming at the 2019 World Cup, while Isaac Bonga misses out through injury.
Germany's last medal at EuroBasket came 17 years ago when they were runners-up in 2005 with their only title coming in 1993 when they also hosted the tournament.
|Germany's 16-player squad for EuroBasket|
|Robin Benzing||Niels Giffey||Justus Hollatz||David Kramer||Leon Kratzer|
|Maodo Lo||Andreas Obst||Kenneth Ogbe||Dennis Schroder||Christian Sengfelder|
|Daniel Theis||Johannes Theimann||Johannes Voigtmann||Franz Wagner||Moritz Wagner|
Germany will take on France in Cologne in their Group B opener on September 1, 2022 with ensuing games with Bosnia and Herzegovina, Lithuania, Slovenia and Hungary before hoping to head onto Berlin for the knockout stages.
They first commence the Second Round of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 European Qualifiers with games against Sweden and Slovenia in the August window.