The Slovenia Times

Zdovc Presents Preliminary Roster, Aims at Top Four



Besides Dragić, the A team features guards Jaka Blažič, Jaka Klobučar, Klemen Prepelič, Domen Lorbek and Edo Murić, forwards Jure Balažič, Domen Lorbek, Erazem Lorbek and Zoran Dragić and centres Alen Omić, Uroš Slokar and Miha Zupan.

The first team will be joined by up to five players from the second team, which features a total of 15 up-and-coming players. The team will gather on 13 July for the training camp which will include 13 warm-up games.

The first team will meanwhile get together on 16 July and will play a total of 15 warm-up games, including six games in Slovenia and a match with the reigning world champions United States.

According to Zdovc, the team's goal at the World Cup, to be played between 30 August and 14 September, is to make it to the final four. "Goals remain high. We have enough talent for this," he told the press in Ljubljana.

He promised a fast-paced and aggressive play in Spain. "This team is young. We will try with agile bigs, who can also score from the distance. We have a few players who can play both the 'four' and 'five' position".

This will be Slovenia's third world championships in a row, coming after Japan in 2006 and Turkey in 2010. Slovenia will play in Group D in Gran Canaria along with Lithuania, Angola, Australia, South Korea and Mexico.


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