Credit: FIBA Media
Credit FIBA Media

Sixteen players were called up by Greece coach Sotiris Manolopoulos for the FIBA World Cup qualifying games against Great Britain, on November 25 in Newcastle, and Belarus, on November 28 in Thessaloniki.

However, the presence of the newly-appointed coach in both matches is unlikely, since Manolopoulos was tested positive for COVID and did not travel with his team Peristeri BC for today's FIBA Europe Cup contest against Crailsheim. If nothing changes, the role of the head coach will be assumed by his assistant, Savvas Kamberidis.

All 16 call-ups compete in the Greek League, except for this year's EuroCup sensation, Panagiotis Kalaitzakis, who's playing for Lietkabelis in Lithuania.

It's also interesting that this time around, players of both Olympiacos and Panathinaikos were included in the list.

Leonidas Kaselakis and Vassilis Kavvadas from the Greens, as well as Michalis Lountzis from the Reds, are expected to be integrated into the team after the Olympiacos-Panathinaikos derby, which will be held next Monday (Nov. 22) in Piraeus.

Credit Greek Basketball Federation

The first gathering will take place on the same day in OAKA, while the squad will be departing for Great Britain on Wednesday afternoon.

Greece's 16-man squad consists of:

Vassilis Kavvadas (Panathinaikos)
Leonidas Kaselakis (Panathinaikos)
Dimitris Agravanis (Promitheas)
Nikos Gkikas (Promitheas)
Haris Giannopoulos (Promitheas)
Nikos Rogkavopoulos (Promitheas)
Linos Chrysikopoulos (Peristeri)
Christos Saloustros (Peristeri)
Michael Lountzis (Olympiacos)
Vassilis Mouratos (Lavrio)
Dimitris Kaklamanakis (Lavrio)
Nikos Chougkaz (Ionikos Nikaia)
Kostas Gontikas (Ionikos Nikaia)
Giannis Kouzeloglou (Iraklis)
Panagiotis Kalaitzakis (Lietkabelis)

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