Milwaukee Bucks center Miroslav Raduljica has made the preliminary roster of candidates for Serbia’s FIBA World Cup team, according to the Serbian website, Sportal. The roster will be pared down later to the players who actually make the trip to represent Serbia in Spain in late summer.
Other NBA and former NBA players among the 29-man list include Nemanja Nedović and Ognjen Kuzmic of Golden State as well as former Oklahoma City and Boston center Nenad Krstic.
The tournament takes place from August 30 through September 14. Serbia will compete in Group A with Egypt, Italy, Spain, Brazil and Iran, so Raduljica won’t face any of his Bucks teammates in head-to-head action unless it happens after group play.
In the 48 games of his rookie season, Raduljica averaged 3.8 points and 2.7 rebounds while averaging just under 10 minutes played per game.