With Three EM heroes German basketball players are fighting for their ticket to the 2023 World Cup. Nils Giffe, Justus Holatz and Christian Singfelder are in contention for the two qualifiers against Finland in Bamberg (November 11, 7:00 p.m.) and against hosts Slovenia in Koper. (November 13, 6 p.m.).
A victory is needed to qualify for the finals in Japan, Indonesia and the Philippines.
“It’s a great opportunity to play in Germany again soon after the FIBA European Championship. Also, in a great city for basketball and with a chance to qualify for the World Cup “said national team coach Gordon Herbert.
The first international since the bronze medal in Berlin took place in Bamberg. Jacob Patrick (MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg) could make his national team debut, NBA professionals and players from EuroLeague clubs are unavailable.
For Herbert, when selecting the pros, “it’s very important that players from the past also know how to play in the knockout period”, said the Canadian: “We have a talented group with great potential, a very good defense. “
In the second group stage, the German Basketball Federation (DBB) D-season picks edge out already-qualified Finland (15 points each), Slovenia (13) and Sweden (11). All four teams in group six get tickets.
Robin Kristen, Karim Gallo (both Ratipharm Ulm), Max Dileu, Kenneth Ogbe (both EWE Baskets Oldenburg), Bastien Dorith (Meddy Bayreuth), Nils Giffe (UCAM Murcia/Spain), Justus Holtz (CB Breughan/Spain), David Kramer (Löwen Braunschweig), Leon Scratches (Telekom Baskets Bonn), Dominic Lockhart (Niners Chemnitz), Jacob Patrick (MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg), Gavin Schilling (Limoges CSP / France), Christian Sengfelder (Brose Bamberg)
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