Czech Republic name preliminary squad for FIBA Basketball World Cup

20 players in the list, there are Satoransky and Vesely

The Czech Republic have named an expanded list of 20 players that will contend for spots in this year’s team for the FIBA Basketball World Cup in China.
Tomas Satoransky, Jan Vesely, Jaromir Bohacik, Ondrej Balvin, Pavel Pumprla, Blake Schilb, Vojtech Hruban, Martin Kriz and Patrik Auda are among the veterans included that are all but certain to be on the plane to China, where coach Ronen Ginzburg will lead the team in Group E against the United States, Turkey and Japan.
Ginzburg, with an eye on FIBA EuroBasket 2021, also has newcomers in the squad like former U20 star Jakub Tuma, and big man Petr Herman, who is back in Europe after playing college basketball in the United States.

This is the 20-men roster announced:

– Patrik Auda
– Ondrej Balvin
– Jaromir Bohacik
– Petr Herman
– Vojtech Hruban
– Vit Krejci
– Martin Kriz
– Michal Mares
– Lukas Palyza
– Martin Peterka
– Viktor Pulpan
– Pavel Pumprla
– Simon Pursl
– Tomas Satoransky
– Blake Schilb
– Petr Safarcik
– Jakub Sirina
– Jakub Tuma
– Jan Vesely
– Tomas Vyoral

On the schedule of warmup games are clashes with Tunisia (August 9), Poland (August 10) and Jordan (August 11) in Prague.

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