The national basketball team of B&H gathered two days ago in Ilidža, ahead of the start of preparations for the Eurobasket which is to be held this year from September 5th to 20th in Zagreb, Berlin, Riga, Montpellier and Lille.
The BH national team members yesterday successfully passed the medical examinations and they are all ready for the training process.
“It feels nice to be back among the representatives again. I hope health will serve us and that we will do everything that is planned in the best possible way. Tough preparations are ahead of us, a lot of friendly matches, and we have enough time to prepare. Everyone in our group has the ambition to go further, and so do we. We have an obligation to give our best and hopefully it will be enough to make it to the second round“, said Elmedin Kikanović, new center of the German Alba.
As he said, he is happy and satisfied with the conditions in the eightfold champion of Germany.
“I am happy I will be wearing the jersey of Alba the next two seasons”, added Kikanović.
The captain Mirza Teletović will not be among the best BH basketball players this year.
“Unfortunately, he will not be with us. But it is what it is. We, who are here, will have to give more than our maximum and fight with all the strength to go further”, Kikanović added.
Among the BH basketball players this year as well is the brilliant Andrija Stipanović, another center of the national team who delivers excellent games in the Turkish Trabzonspor.
“I was looking forward to this gathering, as well as everyone who is here. I hope we will prepare as good as possible, and show ourselves in the best possible light. The atmosphere in the team was never questioned. All the guys are great, we are getting along very well“, said Stipanović.