Atlanta Hawks guard Dennis Schroeder has confirmed that he will play for Germany at this summer’s Eurobasket finals.
Schroeder represented the Germans at Eurobasket, two years ago in Berlin along with the great Dirk Nowitzki who went on to call time on his international career.
The 23-year-old point guard is in a stable position to take the lofty title that Nowitzki held for so many years within the German team. Schroeder averaged a solid 15.3 points and five assists at Eurobasket, two years ago in Berlin but they were unable to make it past the first round.
Schroeder joined the national ranks back in 2014, and admits to missing that feeling representing your country.
“I will definitely play this season,” Schroeder said while in Berlin at a press conference.
“Listening to the German anthem is a great feeling. I did not hear it for a long time and it is time to listen to it again.”
Despite his commitment to this summer, Schroeder’s involvement with Germany might be limited following Eurobasket due to the new FIBA international window which will see national teams compete predominately during the domestic season in the NBA.
The next time Schroeder could find himself back with Germany is if they qualify for the 2019 FIBA World Cup, where they begin their qualifying campaign against Georgia in November and have also been housed with Serbia and an additional qualifier.
Germany though will face Israel, Ukraine, Georgia, Lithuania and Italy at this summer’s Eurobasket with the games taking place in Tel Aviv.