France rules Frank Ntilikina out for FIBA EuroBasket

Frank Ntilikina has been ruled out for the upcoming FIBA EuroBasket (September 1-18), the Basketball Federation of France announced.

Ntilikina is dealing with an injury and becomes the fourth France player to miss the tournament because of injury, following Andrew Albicy, Moustapha Fall and Victor Wembanyama.

Ismael Kalagate will join the training camp to offer some extra help to the team’s preparation for the EuroBasket.

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France tips off a two-game preparation series vs Italy (August 12-16) and will complete their preparation with a game vs Belgium on Thursday.

The team’s current roster stands at 13 players, namely Isaia Cordinier (Virtus Bologna), Evan Fournier (New York Knicks), Rudy Gobert (Minnesota Timberwolves), Thomas Heurtel, William Howard (Joventut), Mouhammadou Jaiteh (Virtus Bologna), Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot (Atlanta Hawks), Theo Maledon (Oklahoma City Thunder), Amath M’Baye (Anadolu Efes),Elie Okobo (Monaco), Vincent Poirier (Real Madrid), Terry Tarpey (Le Mans) and Guerschon Yabusele (Real Madrid).

France will play the Czech Republic (August 24) and Bosnia and Herzegovina (August 27) for the Second Round of the Basketball World Cup Qualifiers.

The squad will then travel to Cologne in late August and will take on Germany, Lithuania, Hungary, Bosnia and Slovenia in Group B of the first round of the EuroBasket.

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