With the support of a Euroleague trio, the German basketball players want to take over the spreadsheet in their World Cup qualification group.
Three days after the important victory in Tel Aviv, the selection of the German basketball federal government on Monday (19:30 clock) in Heidelberg again meets Israel and pages the third victory in the fourth game.
For the first time, national coach Gordon Herbert can draw on players from Alba Berlin and Bayern Munich in the current qualification for the 2023 World Championship. On Saturday, Maodo Lo and Johannes Thiemann came from the German champion Alba and Andreas Fruit from the Bundesliga leader Bavaria to the team, which had still missed on Friday because of their Euroleague obligations with the two German topclubs in the evening before.
LO as reinforcement
“Of course these are significant reinforcements for us,” said DBB vice president Armin Andres. National Coach Herbert immediately ordered the trio into the hall immediately after arrival in Heidelberg to convey the TRIO to the systems and the approach under him as soon as possible.
Especially Lo is likely to be a giant reinforcement for the German team. The 29-year-old Point Guard is located for weeks in captivating form and led Alba only a week ago with strong benefits to the eleventh Cup victory. In Tel Aviv, the only 20-year-old Justus Hollatz from the Hamburg Towers in construction showed an amazingly mature idea. But as soon as Hollatz went to the bank, the German offensive came to jerking.
“We are looking forward to that Maodo is there,” said Andres, “but also John under the basket and Andreas as a thrower from the wing will help us against Israel.” It is still unclear to what extent the Israelis comes with reinforcement to Germany.
full on World Cup course
After the opening defeat against Estonia in November, the German team is located after the two wins in Poland and Isreal now full of course in the direction of the WM, which takes place in Indonesia, Japan and the Philippines next year. Previously, in September, the European Championship with a preliminary round in Cologne and the final round in Berlin is on the program.
Then Lo, Thiemann and fruit are likely to belong to the squad. For the other players, heidelberg is again about making advertising in our own. Because everything goes according to plan, will be a handful of NBA professionals in the summer for a built-in player Dennis Schröder.
Herbert acts almost with three different teams. That, which won without prominent support in Israel. This, which is now to be in Heidelberg for the next victory and that, who wants to play a medal in September at the home Chest.