Nicolas Batum wants to play in this summer’s FIBA World Cup

France’s Eurobasket winner Nicolas Batum has expressed his desire to play for the national team in this summer’s upcoming FIBA World Cup of Basketball.

The Portland Trailblazers forward informed French media outlet L’Equipe of his summer plans as France prepare for World Cup hosts Spain, Brazil, Serbia, Egypt and Iran in Group A.

It is unknown what France side will take to the hardwood in Spain for the World Cup, which starts on August 30. Tony Parker, who won Eurobasket MVP last September has said that it will be unlikely for him to play this summer for the national team.