Teodosic named in Serbia squad for European Qualifiers

first_imgMilos Teodosic is poised to make his first appearance for Serbia since the 2016 Olympics, when he led his country to a silver medal.The veteran point guard has been named in a 19-man squad for his country’s upcoming European Qualifiers at Estonia on February 21 and then at home against Israel on February 24. Marko Simonovic is the only Serbian to have played in all 10 of their European Qualifiers, helping them to a 6-4 record.He is in the squad again, as is Miroslav Raduljica, the veteran center with 8 qualifiers appearances. Raduljica benefitted from Teodosic’s passing when the two were together at the last World Cup, and the Olympics in Brazil. Even without him, the 31-year-old center has averaged 15 points per game in the European Qualifiers, which is second best on the team.Serbia were runners-up five years ago at the World Cup in Spain when Teodosic was pulling the strings as playmaker.He is available for the national team after being waived by the Los Angeles Clippers.Serbia will clinch a place in this summer’s 32-team tournament in China with a victory over Estonia, or Israel. They could also qualify with two defeats if Georgia and Israel suffer at least one loss each. If Teodosic and Co. were to fall in an upset at Estonia, they must not lose by more than 21 points against Israel if they are to avoid elimination in a possible three-way tie scenario with Georgia and Israel at 6-6.The Serbians are coming off their most convincing performance in the European Qualifiers. Hosting Greece on December 3, Serbia rolled to an 84-61 victory.last_img

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