Poland has named 24 gamers to their preliminary roster for the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Event (OQT) in Kaunas, Lithuania.
The occasion begins on June 29 and ends on July 4.
The 24-man squad:
Aleksander BalcerowskiAdrian BoguckiAaron CelAleksander DziewaJakub GarbaczTomasz GieloKarol GruszeckiAdam HrycaniukJakub KarolakLukasz KolendaLukasz KoszarekDamian KuligAndy MazurczakMichal MichalakIgor Milicic Dominik OlejniczakMarcel Ponitka Mateusz PonitkaAJ Slaughter Jeremy Sochan Michal Sokolowski Adam Waczynski Mathieu Wojciechowski Jaroslaw Zyskowski
Head coach Mike Taylor named core gamers together with Mateusz Ponitka, Aaron Cel, Adam Waczynski, Michal Sokolowski, AJ Slaughter, Karol Gruszecki and Damian Kulig.
The group additionally options a number of younger gamers together with 17-year-old rising star Jeremy Sochan, 20-year-old Aleksander Balcerowski, 21-year-old Adrian Bogucki and 18-year-old Igor Milicic.
Poland certified for the OQT by ending eighth on the FIBA World Cup 2019 and they’re joined by Lithuania, Korea, Venezuela, Slovenia and Angola of their event.
Poland will tackle Angola on June 29 and Slovenia on July 1.
If Poland finishes within the prime two of Group B, they are going to advance to the Semi-Finals, with the highest two groups additionally advancing from Group A (Lithuania, Korea and Venezuela).
Poland has their sights set on reaching the Olympics for the primary time in 41 years.
“The Olympic Video games are a dream for athletes in all disciplines,” mentioned Taylor. “Our objective is to play this event for the primary time since 1980. The battle for that is doable due to the wonderful end result over the past World Cup. We all know it’s an enormous problem. We’ll begin chasing our dream in Kaunas, hoping to play in Tokyo. As at all times, the massive squad has many key skilled gamers in addition to some youthful gamers with nice potential. I can’t wait to start out preparations and are available again to the dance flooring this summer season.”
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