Lithuania announces 16-man preliminary roster for FIBA EuroBasket

Lithuania has officially named the 16-man preliminary roster for the upcoming FIBA EuroBasket (September 1-18).

NBA star big men Domanta Sabonis and Jonas Valanciunas headline the roster, which includes several EuroLeague players.

Here are the 16 players that wil join the squad for the training camp:

Arnas Butkevičius Zalgiris
Domantas Sabonis Sacramento Kings
Eigirdas Žukauskas Tofas
Gediminas Orelik Lietkabelis
Gytis Masiulis Rytas Vilnius
Ignas Brazdeikis Orlando Magic
Jonas Valančiūnas New Orleans Pelicans
Kristupas Žemaitis Vilnius Wolves
Laurynas Birutis Zalgiris
Lukas Lekavicius Zalgiris
Marius Grigonis Panathinaikos
Martyn Echodas Rytas Vilnius
Mindaugas Kuzminskas
Rock Giedraitis Baskonia
Rokas Jokubaitis FC Barcelona
Thomas Dimsha Treviso


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Lithuania will play a few preparation games before facing Hungary and Montenegro (August 24 and 27 respectively) for the second round of the Basketball World Cup Qualifiers.

They will then travel to Cologne for the group stage in late August. The Lithuanians will take on France, Slovenia, Germany, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Hungary in Group B.

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