Definitely, Nikola Jovic keeps missing its almost namesake Nikola Jokic… While the latter will be present at the Euro next September, the Serbian selection must give up on his young compatriot (19 years old), recently drafted by the Heat, as well as on his counterpart from the Thunder, Aleksej Pokusevsky (20 years).
” We didn’t get permission from their team. They want the players to work on the spot and prepare for the upcoming season “, Explain Svetislav Pesic, the national coach. The latter must above all deal with the absence of Bogdan Bogdanovicwho was left out of the shortlist due to recent knee surgery.
He further specifies that Balsa Koprivica and Borisa Simanic are currently ill and undergoing treatment. “I hope we will get them back in the next few days. »
His team should still look great with in particular, in addition to the reigning double NBA MVP, the double MVP of the Final Four of the Euroleague, Vasilije Micicthe reigning NBA champion with the Warriors, Nemanja Bjelicawithout forgetting the regular of major events, Milos Teodosic.
The list of 20 pre-selected players : Aleksa Avramovic, Nemanja Bjelica, Dejan Davidovac, Ognjen Dobric, Marko Guduric, Marko Jagodic-Kuriza, Ognjen Jaramaz, Nikola Jokic, Nikola Kalinic, Balsa Koprivica, Vladimir Lucic, Vanja Marinkovic, Vasilije Micic, Nikola Milutinov, Nemanja Nedovic, Filip Petrusev , Dusan Ristić, Borisa Simanic, Alen Smailagic and Milos Teodosic.