In the next nine days, Sarajevo will host the European Junior (U18) championship of A basketball championship.
Elite competition will bring together 16 national teams, among which will be the selection of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
BiH has already organized European championships for younger categories, but it was B division, so this year for the first time in history will host the best U18 basketball players in Europe.
Secretary General of the Basketball Association of BiH Amer Cholan said that the BiH national team, led by selector Slaviša Ozegović, is ready to welcome this competition for which he has been preparing for the last month.
“The team is ready. For the first ten days of our basketball players worked physically, then tactics and played several friendly matches. We can say that the primary goal is survival in the A division, and entering the top eight teams would be a great success, “said Cholan.
The national team of Bosnia and Herzegovina will take part in group D with the current championships of Lithuania and the selections of Latvia and Poland. The first match will be played today at 18:30 against the national team of Latvia, and the day later they will play against Lithuania at the same time. The last group stage match is scheduled for Monday, 8 July, also at 6:30 pm against the selection of Poland.
The European basketball championship for juniors lasts until July 14th, and matches will be played at Skenderija Center, in hall D1 and “Mirza Delibašić”.