The Slovenia basketball team is all set for the Tokyo Olympics. They have had their fair share of joy and moments during the qualifiers. Making a huge comeback to qualifying for Tokyo Olympics, their journey has been exquisite. This is the first-ever time they have qualified for the major event. The Dallas mavericks’golden boy Luka Doncic made their dreams come true making the Slovenian national basketball team getting to Olympics.
The Slovenia basketball team has made their walk into the Olympics overcoming Lithuania. Lithuania will be missing the Olympics for the first time. They had already bagged bronze medals in 1192, 1996, and 2000 Olympic games. Slovenian guard-small forward Luka Doncic, 22, had a stellar performance in Lithuania’s Kaunas, posting a triple-double. Now competing in Tokyo, Slovenia will look to catch all the attention from the international stature.
Slovenia Basketball Team Review
The Slovenian basketball team has come a very long way. Especially with Luka Doncic helping the team. Now, Slovenia has adopted the basic playing style to their conventional gameplay. Coming off under the able guidance of Luka Doncic. Coming off his NBA playoffs, his experience along with his team will develop the game for the team.
Slovenia Basketball Team Roster
|Jaka Blazic||Small Forward|
|Klemen Preplic||Shooting Guard|
|Gregor Hrovat||Small Forward|
|Luka Rupnik||Point Guard|
|Edo Muric||Small Forward|
|Luka Doncic||Small Forward|
|Vlatko Cebasek||Small Forward|
|Zoran Dragic||Small Forward|
|Aleksej Nikolic||Point Guard|
The Slovenia Squad will compete in Group C of the Olympic fixture alongside Argentina, Spain and host team Japan in the group stage.
Venue and Schedule
Slovenia basketball team will be playing all of their matches at the Saitama Super Arena, Saitama in Japan. The Saitama Arena will host all of the basketball matches in the men’s basketball segment.
|Monday, 26 July||Argentina||10:10 AM|
|Sunday, 1 August||Spain||1:50 PM|
|Thursday, 29 July||Japan||10:10 AM|
Slovenia Basketball Team Predictions
The Slovenia basketball team has proved to be one of the best young squads in this tournament. It will be an uphill task for the team, with Luka Doncic as their leader, they may come out victorious by the end. He has already had his experience with Dallas Mavericks.