Greece announces Giannis Antetokounmpo for World Cup Qualifier against Serbia

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The 12 players available for Greece’s away game against Serbia were revealed by the Hellenic Basketball Federation Wednesday. The list includes Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo.Considered doubtful to play, both Giorgos Papagiannis and Ioannis Papapetrou were officially ruled out of the 2023 FIBA World Cup European Qualifiers Group I opener in Belgrade. Panagiotis Kalaitzakis and Giannis Kouzeloglou will miss the trip as well.

The team coached by Dimitris Itoudis carries a 3-1 W-L tally from the previous round, looking to improve to 4-1 in Serbia. After Thursday’s matchup on the road, Greece will welcome Belgium in Athens Sunday.

Next will be the 2022 EuroBasket with the aforementioned injured players scheduled as candidates to be part of the final squad selected by Itoudis.

Greece’s remaining choices :

Dimitris Agravanis
Giannis Antetokounmpo (Milwaukee Bucks)
Kostas Antetokounmpo (LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne)
Thanasis Antetokounmpo (Milwaukee Bucks)
Lefteris Bochoridis (Panathinaikos OPAP)
Nick Calathes (FC Barcelona)
Tyler Dorsey (Dallas Mavericks)
Panagiotis Kalaitzakis (Panathinaikos OPAP)
Leonidas Kaselakis (Peristeri)
Giannis Kouzeloglou (AEK)
Giannoulis Larentzakis (Olympiacos)
Michalis Lountzis (Olympiacos)
Giorgos Papagiannis (Panathinaikos OPAP)
Kostas Papanikolaou (Olympiacos)
Ioannis Papapetrou (Partizan NIS)
Kostas Sloukas (Olympiacos)