FIBA World Cup: Greece’s Kostas Sloukas and Kostas Antetokounmpo to undergo MRIs

In their match up with Serbia, guard Kostas Sloukas and Kostas Antetokounmpo both reported feeling knee discomfort. Although Sloukas was able to remain in the game, Antetokounmpo was not able to continue, having Te exit the game in the first half. Upon the team’s return to Athens from Belgrade, both players will undergo an MRI. Next up for Greece is a Sunday matchup in Athens against Belgium in more World Cup Qualifiers action. The status of Sloukas and Antetokoumpo are both unknown, as is also the case for forward Ioannis…

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EuroBasket 2022 News: Andrew Albicy returns to French national team

Monday morning the French Federation of Basketball announced that point guard Andrew Albicy has been medically cleared to rejoin the senior national team. Albicy had been on the shelf for the past three weeks due to a thigh injury. His return to the team now swells the roster to 13 , meaning there will have to be at least one player trimmed to comply with FIBA rules, which allows for 12 players. There is also hope that center Moustapha Fall can rejoin the team; he was initially cut because of…

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FIBA World Cup News: Dennis Schröder not going to Sweden for Qualifiers

The German basketball federation announced that team captain Dennis Schröder is undergoing treatment in the nation and will not make the trip to Sweden for the FIBA World Cup Qualifiers. Schröder, 28, injured his ankle against the Czech Republic in the Hamburg Super Cup Tournament and missed the final against Serbia. It is still up in the air whether Schröder will be available for the second game of the Qualifiers, a home game against Slovenia and Luka Dončić. Schröder is the latest injury to the M.A.S.H. unit that has become…

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FIBA News: Poland gets second exhibition win

Poland closed out its pre-competition exhibitions with a 87-76 win over Georgia. Michal Michalak led Poland, knocking down 6 from downtown en route to a team-high 22 points. Poland will compete in Group D of the 2022 Eurobasket in Prague, along with host nation the Czech Republic, Serbia, Israel, Finland and the Netherlands, all with the goal of securing a berth in the the elimination round in Berlin. Poland will jump into Group E play for Eurbasket 2025 Pre-Qualifiers with a home matchup against Croatia and a road game versus…

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Eurobasket News: France cuts William Howard

Friday the French Federation of Basketball announced that William Howard was cut from the senior national team. The 28-year-olf forward was cut after the last friendly game against Belgium, which France won, 90-71. This trim the French team down to 12 players, which is the roster size allowed by FIBA rules. Though they are at the required size, the squad is not cemented as the team is waiting to see if Moustapha Fall and Andrew Albicy can recover from their injuries in time to play in the upcoming international competitions.…

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EuroBasket News: France beats up Belgium,90-71

France defeated a Belgium team that managed to hang around for one half of competitive basketball, Belgium only trailed by nine, 44-35 at halftime, before ultimately being dispatched, 90-71. Belgium’s frigid shooting, just 34.4% from the floor, and inability to stop the French offensive attack proved to be their undoing. For the victorious “Bleus”. Thomas Heurtel led the way with 13 points and 6 assists; Rudy Robert scored 12 points Fournier chipped in 10 points and 5 rebounds of his own. Retin Obasohan paced Belgium with 14 points and Jonathan…

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FIBA News: Sloukas leads Greece past Georgia, 80-67

Without Giannis Antetokounmpo, who was vested for the second of back-to-back exhibition games, the Greek national team was still able to defeat Georgia, 80-67. Kostas Sloukas’ 21 points, on 9/13 from the floor, lead the way for Greece. The Greek team needed all 21 of those points, as they only shot 8/34 from downtown and were even beaten on the boards by Georgia, 41-36. Sloukas, who has not been practicing with the team for a week ( just 5 days) , got some help from Kostas Antetokounmpo and Tyler Dorsey,…

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EuroBasket 2022: Schröder and Wagner pushes Germany past Belgium

Franz did his recently injured brother Mo , by scoring 23 points and grabbing 5 rebounds, while Dennis Schröder added 21 points and 7 assists to lead Germany to an 87-83 win over Belgium. New Indiana Pacers big man Daniel Theis also chipped in 7 points for the victorious Germans. Belgium will play in EuroBasket Group A, which will be held in the capital of Georgia, Tbilisi. Along with the host nation, Belgium will match up with Spain, Turkey, Bulgaria, and Montenegro. Germany will turn its focus to hosting Group…

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EuroBasket News: Giannis and Thanasis will join Greek national team tomorrow

The elders of the brothers Antetokounmpo Giannis have arrived in Athens, touching down Tuesday, August 2. in two days. on August 4, they will be permitted to join the the Greek national team’s training, where they will join brothers Alex and Kostas, who have already been practicing with the Greek national team. According to the FIBA-NBA agreement, NBA players – unless there’s a special arrangement with their franchise – can be part of the preparation period of their national team for 28 days before major FIBA tournaments and 14 days…

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International Hoops: European FIBA World Cup qualifiers locked in

Eight national teams survive the European pre-qualifiers of the 2023 FIBA World Cup By Eurohoops Team at Eurohoops.net / info@eurohoops.net Belarus, Iceland, Latvia, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Portugal, Slovakia, and Sweden have advanced through the European pre-qualifiers of the 2023 FIBA World Cup. They will join 24 more countries in the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 Qualifiers. A total of 12 national teams will progress to the final stage scheduled to take place in Indonesia, Japan, and the Philippines. The Qualifiers draw will take place on August 31. Per FIBA.BASKETBALL: “The 32-team field…

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