Teodosic named in Serbia squad for European Qualifiers | FIBA


Milos Teodosic is poised to make his first look for Serbia for the reason that 2016 Olympics, when he led his nation to a silver medal.

The veteran level guard has been named in a 19-man squad for his nation’s upcoming European Qualifiers at Estonia on February 21 after which at residence in opposition to Israel on February 24.

Marko Simonovic is the one Serbian to have performed in all 10 of their European Qualifiers, serving to them to a 6-Four document.

He’s within the squad once more, as is Miroslav Raduljica, the veteran heart with eight qualifiers appearances. Raduljica benefitted from Teodosic’s passing when the 2 had been collectively on the final World Cup, and the Olympics in Brazil. Even with out him, the 31-year-old heart has averaged 15 factors per sport within the European Qualifiers, which is second finest on the workforce.

Serbia had been runners-up 5 years in the past on the World Cup in Spain when Teodosic was pulling the strings as playmaker.

He’s obtainable for the nationwide workforce after being waived by the Los Angeles Clippers.

Serbia will clinch a spot on this summer season’s 32-team event in China with a victory over Estonia, or Israel.

They may additionally qualify with two defeats if Georgia and Israel endure a minimum of one loss every. If Teodosic and Co. had been to fall in an upset at Estonia, they need to not lose by greater than 21 factors in opposition to Israel if they’re to keep away from elimination in a potential three-way tie state of affairs with Georgia and Israel at 6-6.

The Serbians are coming off their most convincing efficiency within the European Qualifiers. Internet hosting Greece on December 3, Serbia rolled to an 84-61 victory.

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