Credit: FIBA
Credit FIBA

Slovenian basketball fans have received delightful news ahead of EuroBasket 2022.

Goran Dragic

Goran  Dragic
Position: PG, SG
Age: 36
Height: 191 cm
Weight: 86 kg
Birth place: Ljubljana, Slovenia

The Slovenian basketball federation officially announced that Goran Dragic, the captain of the team, is coming back to play in the tournament in September.

Dragic won the 2017 EuroBasket with Slovenia where he became the MVP of the tournament.

"He is the vocal leader. Also, a leader who leads by example. He always trains at full strength," Aleksander Sekulic, the head coach of the national team, said last week. "The others simply have to follow him. In the match, experience comes to the forefront. And, of course, the quality of his play. These are things that cannot be bought or created."

Earlier last month, Dragic signed a one-year deal with Chicago Bulls to remain in the NBA for one more season.

Slovenia's preliminary roster:

No. Player Team
1 Jaka Blazic Cedevita Olimpija Ljubljana
2 Sasa Ciani Cedevita Olimpija Ljubljana
3 Vlatko Cancar Denver Nuggets
4 Jakob Cebasek Stella Artois Leuven Bears
5 Ziga Dimec Anwil Wloclavek
6 Luka Doncic Dallas Mavericks
7 Goran Dragic Chicago Bulls
8 Zoran Dragic Cedevita Olimpija Ljubljana
9 Gregor Glas Partizan NIS Belgrade
10 Gregor Hrovat Elan Bearnais Pau-Lacq-Orthez
11 Robert Jurkovic Cedevita Olimpija Ljubljana
12 Jurij Macura KK Krka
13 Edo Muric Cedevita Olimpija Ljubljana
14 Aleksej Nikolic Hereda San Pablo Burgos
15 Bine Prepelic Helios Suns
16 Klemen Prepelic Valencia Basket
17 Luka Rupnik Semt77 Yalovaspor
18 Ziga Samar Urbas Fuenlabrada
19 Luka Scuka Cedevita Olimpija Ljubljana
20 Mike Tobey FC Barcelona
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