EURO BASKET 2017 - Group C: CROATIA

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Dario Saric
Dario Saric

BIO: Arrived at only three points from the possibility to play for an olympic medal in Rio de Janeiro at the end of a great summer, now we expect the confirmation at the highest level but it will not be easy. Coach Aza Petrovic cannot take advantage again of the element of surprise, but the talent does not lack with the presence of the stars of last summer – Bogdanovic, Saric e Simon – even if there will not be Zizic and Zubac, who prefer to remain in Usa to work for the next season, while Bender have decided to join the national team. There will be also some well-known players as Popovic, Tomas and Zoric; the passage of the first round can be easily reached due to the benevolent draw, but then they will have to face the top european teams

QUALIFIED: Despite the elimination in the last sixteen of last EuroBasket by the Czech Republic, they have obtained the possibility to play the pre-olympic tournament, where they have make a great exploit

EYES ON: Dario Saric; the leader will be once again Bojan Bogdanovic but with no doubt the talent born in Sebenico is no more a rookie and he will be the reference point in the frontcourt. Last year he was near to obtain the rookie of the year in NBA (13 points with 6,5 rebounds and 2 assists in his first season in Philadelphia) and he is at this point an elite player in Europe even if he is only 23 years old; incisive both in the offensive and in the defensive game, he is the head of the Croatian “golden generation” which want to try to win a medal that lacks since 1995

CALENDAR: in Cluj Napoca: 01/09 vs Hungary – 02/09 vs Romania – 04/09 vs Montenegro – 05/09 vs Spain – 07/09 vs Czech Republic