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Nikola Jokic, Bogdan Bogdanovic headline Serbia’s preliminary roster for FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament

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The Serbian national team has aspirations of qualifying for the Tokyo Olympics, as they have named lots of NBA talent to a 25-man preliminary roster for the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Belgrade, Serbia.

The list is headlined by several NBA players including MVP frontrunner Nikola Jokic of the Denver Nuggets, Atlanta Hawks’ Bogdan Bogdanovic, Miami Heat’s Nemanja Bjelica, Dallas Mavericks’ Boban Marjanovic, Oklahoma City Thunder’s Aleksej Pokusevski and Golden State Warriors’ Alen Smailagic.

The list also includes Serbian national team regulars Milos Teodosic, Vasilije Micic and Miroslav Raduljica.

Marko Guduric and Nemanja Nedovic, who were also named to the 25-man list, had brief stints in the NBA.

The full 25-man list:

Danilo AndjusicAleksa Avramovic Nemanja BjelicaBogdan Bogdanovic Dejan Davidovac
Ognjen DobricMarko GuduricDalibor IlicOgnjen Jaramaz Nikola Jokic 
Stefan JovicNikola KalinicBranko LazicVladimir LucicVanja Marinkovic
Boban MarjanovicVasilije MicicDragan MilosavljevicNikola MilutinovNemanja Nedovic
Filip PetrusevAleksej PokusevskiMiroslav RaduljicaAlen SmailagićMilos Teodosic

Serbia will take on Dominican Republic on June 29 and the Philippines on June 30 in Group A of their Olympic Qualifying Tournament.

Group B consists of Puerto Rico, Italy and Senegal.

The top two teams from each group will advance to the Semi-Finals and the team that ultimately wins the event will clinch a spot in the Tokyo Games.

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