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Kemzura announces preliminary squad - Apr 17, 2012

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Kestutis Kemzura announced preliminary list of candidates for the Lithuanian National Team for the pre-Olympic Qualifying Tournament, which will be held in Venezuela this summer. In a press conference in Vilnius, the coach confirmed the extended list of players, but also said that only 15 of them will be invited to the first training camp. I wanted to let all these players know that they can be of use to the national team and they can end up being invited, but we just dont have enough time to test them all before the pre-Olympic Qualifying Tournament, said Kemzura. According to the coach, it is still unclear whether Sarunas Jasikevicius (192-G-76, college: Maryland) will put on a Lithuanian jersey this summer, as the player hasnt made a final decision about the coming to the national team. There are also some doubts about the two Montepaschi players, as Ksistof Lavrinovic (210-C-79) has admitted back pains and openly doubted whether hell be available for selection in the summer and Rimantas Kaukenas (192-G-77, college: Seton Hall) has just returned from a serious injury, but should start playing soon. Four players got the first call-up to the national team, amongst which are the names of Rolandas Alijevas (192-G-85, agency: Ryzhov Stanislav), Adas Juskevicius (194-G/F-89), Zygimantas Janavicius (192-G-89, agency: Interperformances) and Antanas Kavaliauskas (208-C-84, agency: Interperformances, college: Texas A&M).

Preliminary candidate list for the national team:
Mantas Kalnietis (196-G-86, agency: Interperformances), Zalgiris Kaunas
Sarunas Jasikevicius, Panathinaikos Athens
Rolandas Alijevas, Krasnye Krylia Samara
Adas Juskevicius, Rudupis Prienai
Zygimantas Janavicius, Zalgiris Kaunas
Martynas Gecevicius (193-G-88), Olympiacos Piraeus
Rimantas Kaukenas, Montepaschi Siena
Renaldas Seibutis (195-G-85), Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius
Martynas Pocius (196-G-86, agency: Interperformances, college: Duke), Real Madrid
Deividas Dulkys (195-G-88), Florida State Seminoles
Simas Jasaitis (201-SF-82), Turk Telekom Ankara
Jonas Maciulis (198-G/F-85), Baltai Kaunas
Linas Kleiza (203-F-85, college: Missouri), Toronto Raptors
Mindaugas Kuzminskas (205-F-89), Zalgiris Kaunas
Paulius Jankunas (205-F-84), Zalgiris Kaunas
Mindaugas Katelynas (206-F-83, college: Chattanooga), Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius
Darius Songaila (205-C/F-78, agency: Priority Sports, college: Wake Forest), Blancos de Rueda
Tadas Klimavicius (204-F-82, agency: Interperformances), Zalgiris Kaunas
Donatas Motiejunas (213-F/C-90, agency: Interperformances), Asseco Prokom Gdynia
Ksistof Lavrinovic, Montepaschi Siena
Robertas Javtokas (211-C-80, agency: Interperformances, college: Arizona), Zalgiris Kaunas
Jonas Valanciunas (210-C-92), Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius
Antanas Kavaliauskas, VEF Riga.

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Italy: preliminary squad for Olympic Qualifying Tournament - May 7, 2016

The new head coach Ettore Messina announced the preliminary squad for the Olympic Qualifying Tournament, when Italy will play in Turin to earn a spot for Rio 2016. This the list of 24 players for coach Messina: Awudu Abass (199-SF-93, agency: Players Group) (Acqua Vitasnella Cantu) Pietro Aradori (194-SG-88) (Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia) Andrea Bargnani (213-F/C-85) (Free Agent) Marco Belinelli (196-G-86) (Sacramento Kings) Bruno Cerella (194-G/F-86, agency: Players Group) (EA7 Armani Mi...   [read more]

Will Voigt
D'Tigers Aiming for Glory in Rio 2016 - May 7, 2016

The Nigerian national basketball team, D'Tigers are aiming to reach greater heights at the forthcoming Olympic Games in Rio de Janiero scheduled to begin on Friday, August 5, 2016. It will be recalled that the D'Tigers recorded a feat by being the only African nation to ever qualify for the Summer Olympics through the FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournament in 2012. D'Tigers beat the world elite teams of Lithuania and Greece to reach the Olympics proper. However, due to several factors,...   [read more]

Chris Paul
Chris Paul withdraws from Team USA consideration for 2016 Olympics - Mar 29, 2016

At the 2012 Olympics in London, Chris Paul (183-PG-85, college: Wake Forest) went to see the volleyball, the swimming, the track. He brought Russell Westbrook (190-PG-88, college: UCLA) with him to root on Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings. He sat in the cheering section for Michael Phelps. 'What we do is such a small thing compared to what the people do who protect our freedom,' Paul said. 'But when I put on that USA jersey it always gave me goose bumps because you realized you...   [read more]

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Qualifications for Olympic Games
Group A (A)
 1. Angola 0-0 
 2. P.Rico 0-0 
 3. Serbia 0-0 
Group A (B)
 1. Czech Rep. 0-0 
 2. Japan 0-0 
 3. Latvia 0-0 
Group B (A)
 1. Canada 0-0 
 2. Senegal 0-0 
 3. Turkey 0-0 
Group B (B)
 1. France 0-0 
 2. N.Zealand 0-0 
 3. Philippines 0-0 
Group C (A)
 1. Greece 0-0 
 2. Iran 0-0 
 3. Mexico 0-0 
Group C (B)
 1. Croatia 0-0 
 2. Italy 0-0 
 3. Tunisia 0-0 
Points Per Game
 Patrick MILLS
  Avg: 21.5
 1. Mills, AUS21.5 
 2. Durant, USA20.3 
 3. Ginobili, ARG19.4 
 4. Gasol, ESP19.1 
 5. Scola, ARG18.0 
 6. Kirilenko, RUS17.5 
 7. Barbosa, BRA16.2 
 8. Deng, ENG15.8 
 9. Parker, FRA15.7 
 10. Batum, FRA15.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jianlian YI
  Avg: 10.2
 1. Yi, CHN10.2 
 2. Mejri, TUN10.0 
 3. Diogu, NGR9.0 
 4. Ben Ghnia, TUN8.6 
 5. Nene, BRA8.0 
 6. Love, USA7.9 
 7. Gasol, ESP7.6 
 8. Kirilenko, RUS7.5 
 9. Varejao, BRA7.0 
 10. Freeland, ENG6.6 
Assists Per Game
  Avg: 6.5
 1. Prigioni, ARG6.5 
 2. Huertas, BRA6.0 
 3. Shved, RUS5.9 
 4. James, USA5.6 
 5. Jasikevicius, LTU5.3 
 6. Paul, USA4.9 
 7. Kalnietis, LTU4.8 
 8. Deng, ENG4.6 
 9. Dellavedova, AUS4.5 
 10. Diaw, FRA4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Chris PAUL
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Paul, USA2.6 
 2. Aminu, NGR2.0 
 3. Kirilenko, RUS1.9 
 4. Prigioni, ARG1.8 
 5. Nielsen, AUS1.8 
 6. Ben Ghnia, TUN1.8 
 7. De Colo, FRA1.7 
 8. Durant, USA1.7 
 9. Ginobili, ARG1.6 
 10. James, USA1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Salah MEJRI
  Avg: 3.4
 1. Mejri, TUN3.4 
 2. Yi, CHN2.2 
 3. Kirilenko, RUS1.8 
 4. Batum, FRA1.5 
 5. Seraphin, FRA1.3 
 6. Gasol, ESP1.3 
 7. Ibaka, ESP1.3 
 8. Jankunas, LTU1.0 
 9. Nene, BRA1.0 
 10. Kaun, RUS0.8 
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