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Turkey rules Scottie Wilbekin out for FIBA EuroBasket; trims roster to 19 players

Turkey has officially announced changes to its preliminary roster ahead of the FIBA EuroBasket (September 1-18).

More specifically, the roster has been trimmed from 24 to 19 players, while Fenerbahce star guard Scottie Wilbekin has been ruled out, as Shane Larkin will keep his place as the naturalized player.

The 19-man roster is as follows:

Alperen Sengun, Berk Ugurlu, Bugrahan Tuncer, Cedi Osman, Dogus Ozdemiroglu, Egehan Arna, Furkan Haltali, Furkan Korkmaz, Kartal Ozmizrak, Melih Mahmutoglu, Mtetecan Birsen, Muhsin Yasar, Onuralp Bitim, Omer Faruk Yurtseven, Sadik Emir Kabaca, Sertac Sanli, Shane Larkin, Sehmus Hazer and Yigitcan Saybir.

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After the end of its training camp, Turkey will face Latvia on the road on August 25 and will then host Serbia on August 28 in the Second Round of FIBA Basketball World Cup Qualifiers.

They will then travel to Tbilisi for the group stage of the EuroBasket. They will take on Montenegro, Georgia, Spain, Bulgaria and Belgium in Group A.

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