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Slovenia includes Luka Doncic in preliminary squad for FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament

Slovenia's Luka Doncic celebrates the team's win after the FIBA Eurobasket 2017 men's semi-final basketball match between Spain and Slovenia at the Fenerbahce Ulker Sport Arena in Istanbul on September 14, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / BULENT KILIC (Photo credit should read BULENT KILIC/AFP via Getty Images)

Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic has been named to Slovenia’s 24-man preliminary roster for their FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament next month in Kaunas, Lithuania.

Doncic is one of several players included in the preliminary roster from the team that won EuroBasket 2017.

Jaka Blazic, Ziga Dimec, Klemen Prepelic, Aleksej Nikolic, Denver Nuggets’ Vlatko Cancar, Matic Rebec, Gasper Vidmar and Edo Muric were also on the team in 2017.

The full 24-man roster:

Jaka BlazicVlatko CancarZiga DimecLuka DoncicZoran Dragic
Gregor GlasAlen HodzicGregor HrovatJan KosiMartin Krampelj
Luka LapornikMiha LapornikJurij MacuraBlaz MahkovicBlaz Mesicek
Edo MuricAleksej NikolicAlen OmicKlemen PrepelicMatic Rebec
Luka RupnikZan Mark SiskoMiha SkedeljGasper Vidmar

Slovenia will play in Group B and take on Angola on July 30 and then Poland on July 1.

Group A consists of Lithuania, Korea and Venezuela.

The top two teams from each group will advance to the Semi-Finals and the winner of the tournament on July 4 will advance to the Tokyo Olympic Games.

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