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Valanciunas and Sabonis are included in the shortlist of Lithuania for 2019 FIBA ​​World Cup

Valanciunas and Sabonis are included in the shortlist of Lithuania for 2019 FIBA ​​World Cup

Jonas Valanciunas and Domantas Sabonis are the two most prominent names among the 15 players who will continue the second training phase of the League ahead of FIBA ​​World Cup 2019.

Jonas Valanciunas and Domantas Sabonis will lead the shortlist of 15 players for the second round of Lithuanian training for the FIBA ​​World Cup 2019 finals. Martynas Echodas.

Lithuania's shortlist is published shortly after the 80-60 victory over Finland. Domantas Sabonis is the one who shines in this friendly match when he is the only one to score more than 10 points. Mantas Kalnietis and Rokas Griedaitis each get 9 points.

In that match, only 3 players were excluded and Jonas Valanciunas did not play. The clash with Finland was the second friendly match of Lithuania since focusing. Before that, they lost to Spain with a score of 70-78.

Domantas Sabonis and Jonas Valanciunas are likely to be arranged by Dainius Adomaitis to play together in the upcoming friendly matches. They both competed for two matches for the Lithuanian basketball team in the European qualifiers.

Another notable name is Jonas Maciulis. This veteran started wearing the national team since 2007 at the EuroBasket. He has just returned from injury but has shown a pillar role in the match against Finland recently with 8 points.

Lithuania falls into the death group at 2019 FIBA ​​World Cup. They will face strong opponents like Australia, Canada and Senegal. If they win 1 in the top 2, they may have to face other strong opponents like France, Germany or Dominican Republic in Group L.