Slovenia Men's Olympic basketball Team 2021

Last Modified Jul 16, 2021 05:08 GMT

Slovenia, a country with a population of just 2.1 million, will be the smallest nation by current population to participate in an Olympic men’s basketball tournament since Estonia and Latvia in 1936. It is Slovenia’s first-ever ticket to the Olympics since the separation of Yugoslavia. Slovenia will compete in Group C alongside host nation Japan, Argentina and Spain. Their opening match is against Argentina, set to take place on 26th July in Saitama.


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PlayerPosition
Luka RupnikPoint guard
Aleksej NikolicGuard
Klemen PrepelicGuard
Edo MuricForward
Mike TobeyCenter
Jaka BlazicShooting guard
Gregor HrovatSmall forward
Ziga DimecCenter
Zoran DragicForward
Vlatko CancarSmall forward
Jakob CebasekGuard/Forward
Luka DoncicGuard


Slovenia led by Luka Doncic and head coached by Aleksander Sekulic is yet another basketball powerhouse to watch out for. They are the reigning EuroBasket champions. To seal their first ever Olympic basketball berth, Luka Doncic guided Slovenia with a triple-double in a 96-85 win over host Lithuania in the final of a last-chance qualifying tournament.


NBA Players in the Slovenia Olympic Basketball team


Luka Doncic - Dallas Mavericks

Vlatko Cancar - Denver Nuggets


Schedule


DateMatchTimeVenue
July 26Slovenia vs Argentina12:40 a.m. ETSaitama Super Arena, Japan
July 29Slovenia vs Japan12:40 a.m. ETSaitama Super Arena, Japan
Aug 1 Slovenia vs Spain4:20 a.m. ETSaitama Super Arena, Japan


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